Please join us for Open House on August 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing families, so students are encouraged to attend with family members. There will be a brief assembly in the cafeteria at 5:00 pm with Mrs. Peters-Felice and Mr. Zibell and then families will have the opportunity to peruse the building to meet and greet teachers.
Parent Meeting: 7th Grade Transition - Aug 23
Parent Meeting: 7th Grade Transition
Who: Parents of incoming 7th grade students (this is an informational meeting for parents only)
What: Middle School Transition topics - information presented by...
Marcy Peters-Felice, Principal
Michael Zibell, Associate Principal
Janae Grunow and Ty Jury, School Counselors
When: Tuesday, August 23, 5:30-6:30
Where: Middle School Cafe
Back to School
The start of another exciting school year is just around the corner! Here are some vital back-to-school resources from our website to help you get ready:
A reminder that students should wait outside on the blacktop behind the middle school in the mornings before school. Please do not cut through the building to get to the back; instead, please go around the building. You should only be in the building before 8:07 if you have a pass or have made other arrangements ahead of time.
If it is rainy when you arrive at school, students will be invited to wait in the cafe as we do during the winter months.
Audiobooks & Ebooks From the LMTC
If you have a device that can download apps, you should be sure to grab the Destiny Discover app for listening to audiobooks and reading ebooks from the WMS LMTC collection.Note: please be aware that there was a name change for this app in August 2016 (the old name was Brytewave) - in all other ways the video below is accurate.
To use this app, you select Waunakee Middle School and enter your Destiny username (student ID number) & network password. View the video below for an overview of how it works.
The mobile app is not the only way to read or listen to these books. On any web browser, visit http://wbb15427.follettshelf.com/ and enter your Destiny username (student ID number) & network password to check out and read/listen to these books.
Be a Good Digital Citizen
Technology connects us to friends and family, information and media. But it can also be used in inappropriate and harmful ways. It's important to be a good Digital Citizen to keep yourself safe and use these tools in an effective and responsible manner. Here are the five themes of Digital Citizenship:
Balanced students use screen time wisely and do not let the cyber world take over the real world.
Literate studentslook at digital resources critically considering the bias, authority and currency of sources. Be picky about which sources you use, and learn to use specialized information tools provided by the LMTC.
Responsible students know how to protect themselves online and use borrowed equipment appropriately. Avoid sharing personal information and think before sending messages. When you use school devices, don't use them to create problems for others.
Ethical students give credit where credit is due. Take notes from information sources without plagiarizing, and avoid violating laws about copyright.
Positive studentsuse technology to learn, communicate and create. Do not use it to the detriment of others by spreading rumors, harassing or teasing classmates, taking pictures of people when they are not aware of it, or sending inappropriate messages.