School Report Night - June 4, 2019
Oh, What a Night!!! We had our annual School Report Night tonight on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the AP Room. As usual, we had over 75 people in attendance, two were fireman who came in for dessert! We offered a delicious dinner of pizza, salad, water and cookies, (yes, we had GF pizzas, too). Thank you to Craig and Steve in the kitchen for making a yummy and nutritious meal! We also will have sixteen stations for families to visit, complete with photos, storyboards, handouts, charts, graphs, and door prizes! Special thanks to our school board members who manned two tables, Four Winds and The School Board Cares tables! The stations were:
1. Emily Stevens Health and Wellness
2. Kristen Huebner Schoolwide Literacy
3. Lori Small TIPS/Homework Support/Scholastic - Camp/Eureka Math
4. Wendy Allen PTA
5. Sean Whalen Four Winds
6. JM Oakman Welcome Center/ Assessment/CIP/
7. BJ Esty School Safety and Emergency Prep
8. Lora Powers Panther Cub Night/Dial 4/Outdoor Classroom
9. Meg Shambo Social Emotional Interventionist
10. Jenna Brown Attendance/Discipline/High School and Pre-K - Transitions/MTSS LT+RT
11. Zach Shambo PAWS
12. Jennifer Roby Spanish Station
13. Laura Berry Hicks Nichols
14. Barb Martin Staff Wellness
15. Tara Smith Hosting Book Fair
16. School Board Members School Board Table – Q and A
New AD at WS
Please join me in welcoming Jessica Kischko to WS as our new Athletic Director, to begin on July 1, 2019. A committee of seven selected Jessica as the best candidate to fill the position. Jessica has a Masters degree in Athletic Leadership from Castleton University, has been a head coach and an accomplished athlete her entire life. Her energy, passion, vision, and organization convinced the committee and school board that Jessica is the best person for the job!
BJ Esty, Ms. Stillson, and I will be in Burlington with 20 8th graders on Friday, leaving at 8:00 am and returning around 8:30 pm. Kids are super excited and so are we!
Field Day is Friday, is June 7th, under the direction of Laura Berry, PE Teacher. The 7th Graders will lead the AM stations. Afternoon will include the annual pie eating contest and Staff vs. 7th grade kickball game.
What Students need:
Classes color shirt
Hat / Sunglasses
News from Mr. Villa
A Community of Readers
The Weathersfield middle school classes are truly an amazing bunch of young people. This school year, these six, seven, and eighth grade students read an astonishing total of 3,606 grade level books. To put this in proper perspective, that is 631,050 pages of text! A true community of readers. When our middle school students complete their assigned work in class, they take out their books and read.
During transitions - they read.
In study halls - they read.
Wherever and whenever they can - they read.
With the goal of 30 minutes a day and 25 books a school year.
Because increasing the amount of silent reading proved to be the most obvious way of increasing comprehension scores, and 30 minutes has shown to be the optimum amount of time required to achieve this goal.
We are so very proud of all of you. You’re the best!
WS Middle Level Science Teacher