Canned Food Drive @ WMS!
Posted on 2016-11-21
It is that time of year again! Starting Monday, November 28th, we will begin our annual Canned Food Drive for the Thurston County Food Bank. Our school goal is to bring in 10,000 cans and BEAT REEVES! First period classes will be collecting:
Canned or boxed items that are non-perishable
Bagged items such as rice or beansC
Money donations (checks payable to The Thurston County Food Bank)
The Canned Food Drive will run Monday, November 28th through Friday, December 9th, let’s see how much we “can” do for our community!
Looking for Volunteers!
Posted on 2016-11-16
WMS will be hosting a large robotics competition on Saturday, Dec. 3rd and 4th. Our competitive robotics club teams and those of our other disctrict middle schools will be competing during those two days. In order to make this happen we will need volunteers to hear research presentations, watch teams complete various activities as a group, help with parking directions and talk to teams about the robot they have constructed and more. We will also need volunteers to do a handful of other jobs associated with 30 teams competing such as parking help, directions in the building of where rooms are located, and helping teams and families feel welcome at our building. Knowledge of robotics is not necessary for most of the volunteer jobs, just a willingness to be involved in a great event and having an energizing day with some VERY excited middle school students. If you are interested in helping out, please visit this link to see more information.
District winter weather procedures
Posted on 2016-12-02
The Olympia School District wants to ensure every child and staff member arrives at school safely. Winter weather conditions may require the closure, late start or early dismissal of students. Occasionally, weather conditions may also make it necessary to modify bus routes to “emergency routes.”
Please refer to our 2016-17 Snow Bulletin, for important information about our district’s plan during severe weather conditions.
Upcoming Sexting/Cyberbullying Presentation
Posted on 2016-12-02
During our early release morning, Wednesday, December 7, we will focus on safety. Our School Resource Officer (SRO) will present the Thurston County Sexting Cyberbullying curriculum. You may click here to view the presentation. Conversation concerning this topic at home helps to keep our kids safe. As we continue thru the morning we will learn shelter in place procedures. Students will be reminded of the SafeSchools Alert incident reporting system.
We will review lockdown procedures, practice using all of the exits available from the cafeteria, and review what to do when we are in a modified or full lockdown. We are going to walk to one of our reunification locations –the Transformation Life Center -1717 Eskridge Blvd. SE. (The other reunification site is at the Olympia Church of Christ 3132 Boulevard Rd. SE)
Students should wear walking shoes and have an appropriate jacket for the weather.
Join Us for an Hour of Code!
Posted on 2016-11-29
On Thursday, December 8th, WMS will be hosting an Hour of Code in the Library Computer Lab right after school until 4pm. This is an introduction to computer science. Students can choose from a variety of activities to either start their journey into coding or extend it. No experience is necessary and you can use our computers or bring your own device. The basics of computer science can nuture creativity and problem solving skills, and prepare students for any future career. Mrs. Gutierrez and the Girls Who Code clubmembers will be there to help. We hope you can join us.
Upcoming Music Events
Posted on 2016-11-16
As you may be aware, we have some very talented students in our three music programs: Band, Choir and Orchestra. Here is a list of upcoming evening concerts that will leave you tapping your toes and amazed by these teachers and students.
Wednesday, 11/30 All Orchestras Concert at OHS PAC at 7pm
Monday, 12/5 All Choirs Concert at OHS PAC at 6pm
Thursday, 12/8 All Bands Concert at WMS Gym at 6pm.
Flags lowered to half-staff on December 7
Posted on 2016-12-07
Governer Insleee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Wednesday, December 7, 2016 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was created by Congress in 1994 in honor of those Americans killed or injured as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Flags will remain at half-staff until the close of business or sunset on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
Free Parenting Classes
Posted on 2016-12-05
The Olympia School District is offering FREE parent education classes with Candyce Lund-Bollinger during the 2016-17 school year. Candyce will present on a variety of topics focused on specific age groups from kindergarten through grade 12.