Wednesday, May 27, 2020

WGMS Newsletter 5/27/20

Mr. Blackwell's Message for Today

For this final newsletter 19-20 school year, I would like to simply say thank you to everyone who has been a part of Walnut Grove Middle School. I will miss the students, staff, and parents of Walnut Grove more than words can ever express. It has been an absolute honor to serve the district in this capacity for the past 15 years. WGMS is an amazing place, and I will always remember my time here with the utmost fondness. Stay safe until this crisis ends, and please stay in touch. Go Cats!



You Belong Here!
Mr. Blackwell

Happy Birthday!

Joshua F., Emily J., and Julianna S., and Mr. Fontenot have birthdays today. Have a wonderful birthday!

Student Pick Up/Drop of Items at School

Students still have one more day to pick up any personal items left in the school and to return items. The last day is May 28 from 8am-4pm. Students will also return school owned items, like library books, track uniforms, and band instruments on these days. No appointment is necessary. Simply show up during one these remaining two days during the allotted times. Students should have a mask or face covering on when they enter the school. For the complete list of guidelines, please click here.

Athletic Physicals for 20-21

Due to Covid 19, incoming 7th-12 grade students for Midlothian ISD for the 2020-21 school year will have many changes  regarding athletic paperwork and online electronic forms.   For more information regarding athletic physicals for the district, please click here.   For Spanish click here.

8th Grade Send off

We are excited to let you know that we will do a drive thru send off for our 8th grade students only.  It will start at 6 pm on Thursday, May 28, and end at 7pm. Parents will drive their 8th grade students through the back parking lot to wave and say goodbye to their teachers. Teachers and staff will be lined up along the drive to wave to you and say goodbye to you as well. Parents will enter the back parking lot from Mockingbird Lane and will exit the parking lot on Walnut Grove Road. You will not be able to stop your vehicle or get out of your vehicle, unfortunately. No contact may be made with staff. Please come up and say goodbye to everyone! Here is a map of the traffic flow.

8th Grade Spirit Wear

Attention 8th graders!  You have not been forgotten!  The tradition of the WGMS/MHS/HHS T-shirt is still alive. The 8th grade party committee has partnered with Rally Sportswear to give you an awesome deal on a T-shirt, water bottle, and lanyard for the low low price of $5 (or up to $10 if you like dry fit)! 
Deadline to order is May 29, and orders will be picked up from Rally once they are fulfilled.

Teacher Feature

Today's Teacher Feature is Jentry Mundie, Girls Coach and 7th Grade History Teacher at WGMS.



Counselors

Our counselors are available for students Monday-Friday 8am-4pm via email. Please reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's social and emotional learning.
Ally Houchin ally_houchin@misd.gs
Emily Rogers emily_rogers@misd.gs
Mendi Melton mendi.melton@misd.gs

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

WGMS Newsletter 5/26/20

Mr. Blackwell's Message for Today

Coach Conner's Health classes have been studying healthy eating habits, especially healthy snacks. Kayla W. did a great job of showing us how to make a healthy and delicious smoothie. Nice work, Kayla!



You Belong Here!
Mr. Blackwell

Happy Birthday!

Noah C., Mrs. Fuller, and Mr. Pettijohn have birthdays today. Have a wonderful birthday!

Student Pick Up/Drop of Items at School

Students still have two more day to pick up any personal items left in the school and to return items. These dates are May 27 from 8am-6pm, and May 28 from 8am-4pm. Students will also return school owned items, like library books, track uniforms, and band instruments on these days. No appointment is necessary. Simply show up during one these remaining two days during the allotted times. Students should have a mask or face covering on when they enter the school. For the complete list of guidelines, please click here.

Athletic Physicals for 20-21

Due to Covid 19, incoming 7th-12 grade students for Midlothian ISD for the 2020-21 school year will have many changes  regarding athletic paperwork and online electronic forms.   For more information regarding athletic physicals for the district, please click here.   For Spanish click here.

8th Grade Send off

We are excited to let you know that we will do a drive thru send off for our 8th grade students only.  It will start at 6 pm on Thursday, May 28, and end at 7pm. Parents will drive their 8th grade students through the back parking lot to wave and say goodbye to their teachers. Teachers and staff will be lined up along the drive to wave to you and say goodbye to you as well. Parents will enter the back parking lot from Mockingbird Lane and will exit the parking lot on Walnut Grove Road. You will not be able to stop your vehicle or get out of your vehicle, unfortunately. No contact may be made with staff. Please come up and say goodbye to everyone! Here is a map of the traffic flow.

8th Grade Spirit Wear

Attention 8th graders!  You have not been forgotten!  The tradition of the WGMS/MHS/HHS T-shirt is still alive. The 8th grade party committee has partnered with Rally Sportswear to give you an awesome deal on a T-shirt, water bottle, and lanyard for the low low price of $5 (or up to $10 if you like dry fit)! 
Deadline to order is May 29, and orders will be picked up from Rally once they are fulfilled.

Teacher Feature

Today's Teacher Feature is Jennifer Droege, 6th Grade English and Careers Teacher at WGMS.




Counselors

Our counselors are available for students Monday-Friday 8am-4pm via email. Please reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's social and emotional learning.
Ally Houchin ally_houchin@misd.gs
Emily Rogers emily_rogers@misd.gs
Mendi Melton mendi.melton@misd.gs

Friday, May 22, 2020

WGMS Newsletter 5/22/20

Mr. Blackwell's Message for Today

While reading their novel, Touching Spirit Bear, students explored how native peoples use totem poles to share their stories and ancestry. 7th grade students were then asked to create their own totem pole by picking three animals that symbolized their personal characteristics or events from their lives. The results were creative and reflective, especially the one done by Mia C.


You Belong Here!
Mr. Blackwell

Happy Birthday!

have birthdays today. Have a wonderful birthday!

Student Pick Up/Drop of Items at School

Students will be allowed to pick up any personal items left in the school and return items owned by the school on May 26 from 8am-4pm, May 27 from 8am-6pm, and May 28 from 8am-4pm. Students will also return school owned items, like library books, track uniforms, and band instruments on these days. No appointment is necessary. Simply show up during one the the three days during the allotted times. For the complete list of guidelines, please click here.

Athletic Physicals for 20-21

Due to Covid 19, incoming 7th-12 grade students for Midlothian ISD for the 2020-21 school year will have many changes  regarding athletic paperwork and online electronic forms.   For more information regarding athletic physicals for the district, please click here.   For Spanish click here.

8th Grade Sendoff

We are excited to let you know that we will do a drive thru send off for our 8th grade students only.  It will start at 6 pm on Thursday, May 28, and end at 7pm. Parents will drive their 8th grade students through the back parking lot to wave and say goodbye to their teachers. Teachers and staff will be lined up along the drive to wave to you and say goodbye to you as well. Parents will enter the back parking lot from Mockingbird Lane and will exit the parking lot on Walnut Grove Road. You will not be able to stop your vehicle or get out of your vehicle, unfortunately. No contact may be made with staff. Please come up and say goodbye to everyone! Here is a map of the traffic flow.

8th Grade Spirit Wear

Attention 8th graders!  You have not been forgotten!  The tradition of the WGMS/MHS/HHS T-shirt is still alive. The 8th grade party committee has partnered with Rally Sportswear to give you an awesome deal on a T-shirt, water bottle, and lanyard for the low low price of $5 (or up to $10 if you like dry fit)! 
Deadline to order is May 29, and orders will be picked up from Rally once they are fulfilled.

Teacher Feature

Today's Teacher Feature is  Marc Manwarren, Special Education Teacher at WGMS.





Counselors

Our counselors are available for students Monday-Friday 8am-4pm via email. Please reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's social and emotional learning.
Ally Houchin ally_houchin@misd.gs
Emily Rogers emily_rogers@misd.gs
Mendi Melton mendi.melton@misd.gs

Thursday, May 21, 2020

WGMS Newsletter 5/21/20

Mr. Blackwell's Message for Today

Mrs. Lewis's 6th grade Theatre Arts students have been studying Shakespeare this six weeks. Their capstone performance was a monologue from the play of their choosing. Ashlyn S. did an awesome job on hers, and has certainly mastered the British accent. Great work, Ashlyn.


You Belong Here!
Mr. Blackwell

Happy Birthday!

Haley H., Jude M., Kody T., and Ron W. have birthdays today. Mrs. Melton also has a birthday today! We hope that you all have a great one!

Athletic Physicals

Athletic Physicals Information for incoming 6th-12 grade students 2020-21 school year: 

Due to Covid 19, incoming 7th-12 grade students for Midlothian ISD for the 2020-21 school year will have many changes  regarding athletic paperwork and online electronic forms.   For more information regarding athletic physicals for the district, please click here.   For Spanish click here.

8th Grade Send off

We are excited to let you know that we will do a drive thru send off for our 8th grade students only.  It will start at 6 pm on Thursday, May 28, and end at 7pm. Parents will drive their 8th grade students through the back parking lot to wave and say goodbye to their teachers. Teachers and staff will be lined up along the drive to wave to you and say goodbye to you as well. Parents will enter the back parking lot from Mockingbird Lane and will exit the parking lot on Walnut Grove Road. You will not be able to stop your vehicle or get out of your vehicle, unfortunately. No contact may be made with staff. Please come up and say goodbye to everyone! Here is a map of the traffic flow.

8th Grade Spirit Wear

Attention 8th graders!  You have not been forgotten!  The tradition of the WGMS/MHS/HHS T-shirt is still alive. The 8th grade party committee has partnered with Rally Sportswear to give you an awesome deal on a T-shirt, water bottle, and lanyard for the low low price of $5 (or up to $10 if you like dry fit)! 
Deadline to order is May 29, and orders will be picked up from Rally once they are fulfilled.


Teacher Feature

Today's Teacher Feature is Ally Houchin, school counselor at WGMS.



Counselors

Our counselors are available for students Monday-Friday 8am-4pm via email. Please reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's social and emotional learning.
Ally Houchin ally_houchin@misd.gs
Emily Rogers emily_rogers@misd.gs
Mendi Melton mendi.melton@misd.gs

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

WGMS Newsletter 5/19/20

Mr. Blackwell's Message for Today

This is just a reminder that students will be allowed to pick up any personal items left in the school and return items owned by the school on May 26 from 8am-4pm, May 27 from 8am-6pm, and May 28 from 8am-4pm. Students will also return school owned items, like library books, track uniforms, and band instruments on these days. No appointment is necessary. Simply show up during one the the three days during the allotted times. For the complete list of guidelines, please click here.


You Belong Here!
Mr. Blackwell

Happy Birthday!

Gracie H., Jeremiah R., and Kristine T. have birthdays today. We hope that each of you have an amazing birthday!

Athletic Physicals

Athletic Physicals Information for incoming 6th-12 grade students 2020-21 school year: 

Due to Covid-19, incoming 7th-12 grade students for Midlothian ISD for the 2020-21 school year will have many changes  regarding athletic paperwork and online electronic forms.   For more information regarding athletic physicals for the district, please click here.   For Spanish click here.

8th Grade Spirit Wear

Attention 8th graders!  You have not been forgotten!  The tradition of the WGMS/MHS/HHS T-shirt is still alive. The 8th grade party committee has partnered with Rally Sportswear to give you an awesome deal on a T-shirt, water bottle, and lanyard for the low low price of $5 (or up to $10 if you like dry fit)! 
Deadline to order is May 29, and orders will be picked up from Rally once they are fulfilled.


Teacher Feature

Today's Teacher Feature is Mrs. Amanda Berry, school nurse at WGMS.




Counselors

Our counselors are available for students Monday-Friday 8am-4pm via email. Please reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's social and emotional learning.
Ally Houchin ally_houchin@misd.gs
Emily Rogers emily_rogers@misd.gs
Mendi Melton mendi.melton@misd.gs

WGMS Newsletter 5/20/20

Mr. Blackwell's Message for Today

This is just a reminder that students will be allowed to pick up any personal items left in the school and return items owned by the school on May 26 from 8am-4pm, May 27 from 8am-6pm, and May 28 from 8am-4pm. Students will also return school owned items, like library books, track uniforms, and band instruments on these days. No appointment is necessary. Simply show up during one the the three days during the allotted times. For the complete list of guidelines, please click here.


You Belong Here!
Mr. Blackwell

Happy Birthday!

Jonathan A., Adrian B., Taylor H., Corey M., Olivia M. Tyler M., and Brendan P. have birthdays today. Have a wonderful birthday!

Athletic Physicals

Athletic Physicals Information for incoming 6th-12 grade students 2020-21 school year: 

Due to Covid 19, incoming 7th-12 grade students for Midlothian ISD for the 2020-21 school year will have many changes  regarding athletic paperwork and online electronic forms.   For more information regarding athletic physicals for the district, please click here.   For Spanish click here.

8th Grade Spirit Wear

Attention 8th graders!  You have not been forgotten!  The tradition of the WGMS/MHS/HHS T-shirt is still alive. The 8th grade party committee has partnered with Rally Sportswear to give you an awesome deal on a T-shirt, water bottle, and lanyard for the low low price of $5 (or up to $10 if you like dry fit)! 
Deadline to order is May 29, and orders will be picked up from Rally once they are fulfilled.


Teacher Feature

Today's Teacher Feature is Emily Rogers, school counselor at WGMS.




Counselors

Our counselors are available for students Monday-Friday 8am-4pm via email. Please reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's social and emotional learning.
Ally Houchin ally_houchin@misd.gs
Emily Rogers emily_rogers@misd.gs
Mendi Melton mendi.melton@misd.gs

Monday, May 18, 2020

WGMS Newsletter 5/18/20

Mr. Blackwell's Message for Today

Students will be allowed to pick up any personal items left in the school and return items owned by the school on May 26 from 8am-4pm, May 27 from 8am-6pm, and May 28 from 8am-4pm. Students will also return school owned items, like library books, track uniforms, and band instruments on these days. Strict guidelines for entry/exit points, social distancing, and how many students will be allowed in the building at once will be followed. For the complete list of guidelines, please click here.


You Belong Here!
Mr. Blackwell

Happy Birthday!

Landon B. and Jeffery K. have birthdays today. Weekend birthdays were Brayden B., Caitlyn C., William M., Vincent M., Brendan R., Ariana M., Aaron M., Ian S., Jaycee W., Gabriela W., Mr. Martin, and Mrs. Taylor. We hope that each of you have/had an amazing birthday!


8th Grade Spirit Wear

Attention 8th graders!  You have not been forgotten!  The tradition of the WGMS/MHS/HHS T-shirt is still alive. The 8th grade party committee has partnered with Rally Sportswear to give you an awesome deal on a T-shirt, water bottle, and lanyard for the low low price of $5 (or up to $10 if you like dry fit)! 
Deadline to order is May 29, and orders will be picked up from Rally once they are fulfilled.


Teacher Feature

Today's Teacher Feature is Mendy Autry, Library Media Specialist at WGMS.






Counselors

Our counselors are available for students Monday-Friday 8am-4pm via email. Please reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's social and emotional learning.
Ally Houchin ally_houchin@misd.gs
Emily Rogers emily_rogers@misd.gs
Mendi Melton mendi.melton@misd.gs