Wangenheim

Middle School

  • April 20, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 4/17/2015
     
    • Spring Carnival sponsored by PTSA will be  Friday, April 24th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Wristbands are on sale for $10.50 if bought by April 20th.  Price goes up to $12.00 after that.  Price includes unlimited activities.  Turn in your money to the front office.  (Stevens)

    • 8th Graders:  Come join your friends for a dinner/dance cruise on Saturday, May 30th  on the Flagship Cruises & Events.  Tickets are on sale now on Fridays after school or you can see

      Mrs. Stevens in the office.  Tickets are $20.  Price goes up to $25 on May 1st.  Remember, you cannot have  ●suspensions ●5 or more tardies  ●5 or more period ISS  ●truancies and a

      ●cleared library account.  You must have an I.D. card to purchase your ticket.  Transportation will be provided to and from Wangenheim.    (PTSA)

       

       

       

    • Attention 7th Graders!  If you are interested in attending next year’s East Coast trip, there will be a meeting this Wednesday, April 22nd in the library starting at 5:15 p.m.  Next year we will be visiting Washington DC, New York City and Boston to visit many historical sites.  Your science teachers will be passing out flyers prior to the event.  See you there!!!  (Grendziak)

    • Cell Phone Reminder:  Please remember that phones should not be used during the school day.  Cell phones should be out of site and turned off.  If you are not feeling well, do not call your parents/guardians from your cell phone.  Ask for a pass from your teacher and report to the Health Office.  (Ashton)

    • Dress Code Reminder:  Students must wear at least one shirt (not including jackets, sweaters, flannels, hoodies or cover ups) with shoulders of 3” or wider.  Students who dress inappropriately will be asked to change, to have parents come with a change of clothes, or be sent home.  Inappropriate clothing will be confiscated.  If an item is not picked up within one week by a parent or student with parent signature, it will be donated to charity.  (Ashton)

    • Hello Wildcats – Thank you to all the students who are recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans!  Fact: The Recycling Club removes at least 30 plastic bottles and aluminum cans from the gray trash cans on the lunch court EACH DAY.  So… support one another to do the right thing—recycle into the blue bins.  The Earth thanks you J  (Ryder)

    • All children of military parents are invited to bring in a picture of their military parent or family to place on the WMS Military Family Board in Mrs. Cornish’s Office in the Counseling Center.  Check out her great grandfather’s Civil War picture.  (Mrs. Cornish)

    • Lip Sync time!  The first annual Air Bands show is coming soon!  You were given a proposal slip in advisory.  That proposal is due to Ms. Chambless in Room 903 by May 4th.  There will be one rehearsal and two after-school shows May 27-29.  Make sure you plan some fun, outrageous acts and costumes.  This is meant to be fun but please keep it appropriate or it will be cut from the show.  (Chambless)

    • This is the last week for chocolate bar sales.  The money raised pays for everything fun that we do at this school so please buy chocolate and support ASB.  (Chambless)

    • Applications are available in the office for the PrimeTime Summer Program at Wangenheim.  It starts June 22 and ends July 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and it’s FREE.   Space is limited – first come, first served.  (Office)

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  • April 6, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 4/10/2015

    ·        This notice is to clarify the rules regarding Kendamas.  As written in the Student Handbook, toys are one of the items not allowed on campus.  We have made an exception in the case of Rubik’s cubes and Kendamas only during lunch in the lunch arbor.  Any time other than lunch, Kendamas and Rubik’s cubes will be treated as would any other toy.  They are subject to confiscation according to the policy outlined in the Student Handbook.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their personal property does not interfere with classroom activity as determined by their teacher.  Student and staff who may have questions regarding this exception are welcome to talk with a Vice Principal or the Principal.  Dr. Fallon

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  • April 13, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 4/10/2015

    ·         Spring Carnival sponsored by PTSA will be on Friday, April 24th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Wristbands are on sale for $10.50 if bought by April 20th.  Price goes up to $12.00 after that.  Price includes unlimited activities.  Turn in your money to the front office.  Stevens

    ·         8th Graders:  Come join your friends for a dinner/dance cruise on Saturday, May 30th  on the Flagship Cruises & Events.  Tickets are on sale now on Fridays after school or you can see Mrs. Stevens in the office.  Tickets are $20.  Price goes up to $25 on May 1st.  Remember, you cannot have any N’s or U’s, D’s or F’s, suspensions, 5 or more tardies, 5 or more period ISS, or truancies.  Transportation will be provided to and from Wangenheim.  PTSA

     

    ·         Attention 8th Graders:  The MMHS Dance Team will be here Wednesday, April 15th to perform routines during both lunches.  All students are welcome to watch, but this is a good opportunity for 8th graders to ask questions regarding upcoming tryouts.  Moreno

    ·         Mr. Grendziak received the 2015 Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair Teacher of the Year Award for the Junior Division.  Mr. Grendziak will be honored with this award on Friday, April 17th at 8:30 a.m.  The following students earned an award at the Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair held on March 25th:  Fourth Place Award:  Damon Chhun

    Third Place Awards:  Isabelle Welsh, Olivia Canonizado, Kyle Smith, Christine Nguyen, Esmeralda Guerra-Reynoso, Urooma Ali, Roha Imran, Micah Barreyro, Cara MacNaughton, Natalie Espanol, Justine Madela

    Second Place Awards: Griffin Behm, Sean Koehler, Adira Uhuru, Lorenzangela Duong,

    Kaitlynn DeFreitas, Siham Abdi, Sabrina Liberto

    First Place Awards: Nadeen Aquino, Kaela Patterson, and Roda Nour -  who also received the Association for Women in Science San Diego Chapter Award.  Mr. Uhuru

    ·         Attention 7th Graders!  If you are interested in attending next year’s East Coast trip, there will be a meeting on April 22nd in the library starting at 5:30 p.m.  Next year we will be visiting Washington DC, New York City and Boston to visit many historical sites.  Your science teachers will be passing out flyers prior to the event.  See you there!!!  Grendziak

    ·         Swim Club Members:  Attendance is very light.  If we do not have at least 10 swimmers each Monday and Friday, we will only swim one day each week.  This means Fridays, but no Mondays.  Remember that this is an opportunity for 60 minutes of exercise and play!  Reilly

    ·         Students:  Thank you for demonstrating Responsibility, Respect, Cooperation, and Self-Control in your language, academic work, and picking up your own trash on this campus.  Refrain from using non-academic language, such as profanity/curse words on campus.  Such words create conditions of hostility and are not welcome on our campus.  Mr. Uhuru

    ·         Lip Sync Show!  Come one, come all!  We are having our first ever Air Bands show!  You don’t have to try out but you do have to present your proposal to ASB.  Flyers/proposal forms will be coming in Advisory this week.  Turn in proposals to Ms. Chambless by Monday, May 4th.  The shows will be after school during the last week of May!  Chambless

    ·         Your votes are in and we will be having a water games party instead of a spring dance.  The date will be announced soon.  Chambless

    ·         Chocolate bars are for sale for $1 for the next few weeks!  Find an ASB member before or after school, or during lunch!  Chambless

     

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  • March 23, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 3/20/2015

    ·            Eighth Graders:  Make a note – Don’t miss the boat!!  Join your 8th grade friends on a dinner/dance cruise Saturday, May 30th  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Climb aboard the Flagship Cruises & Events.  There will be food served and a live DJ.  Transportation will be provided to and from school.  Tickets will be sold for $20.00 on Fridays during lunch starting March 27th.  After May 1st the price will increase.  PTSA

    ·            Wangenheim Students and Staff:  Sixth grade students have been studying Francisco Jimenez,

    Cesar Chavez, and urban farming.  We have designed posters to display around campus in honor of

    Cesar Chavez Day on March 31st.  Our goal is to increase awareness of his contributions to California and the importance of farming.  We will take the posters down on Friday.  Reilly

    ·         Thank you to everyone who attended Family Math Night.  Congratulations to Kwan Bender for memorizing 309 digits of pi and to Valerie Tran for getting the exact number of frooties (574) in the Estimation Jar.  Esmende

    ·         Scripps Ranch High School will be conducting their 2015-2016 team tryouts beginning Monday, April 6th.  A flyer regarding the tryout details is posted on the Wangenheim website. Please see

    Mrs. Holm in Counseling immediately for a cheer packet.  Holm

    ·         8th Grade East Coast Trip Students – 2015:  Don’t forget we will be meeting at the airport, terminal 2, United Airlines ticket counter on Thursday night, March 26th at 8:30 p.m.  See you there!!!  Grendziak

    ·         Attention 7th Graders!  If you are interested in attending next year’s East Coast trip, there will be a meeting on April 22nd in the library starting at 5:30 p.m.  Next year we will be visiting Washington DC, New York City and Boston to visit many historical sites.  Your science teachers will be passing out flyers prior to the event.  See you there!!!  Grendziak

    ·         Friday, March 27th is Amnesty Day.  Bring your ID to the library and have your overdue fines forgiven.  This will not clear lost books.  Be prepared to tell Ms. Simpson the definition of amnesty.  Simpson

    ·         Hello Wildcats!  Please keep recycling at lunch – put plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the blue bins only!!  DO NOT put plastic bottles or aluminum cans in the gray trash cans!!  Ryder

    ·         Congratulations to Isaac Hicks, Carlos Puma, Owwen De Mesa, Luan Bui, and Angelina Scimone for being the Pursue Award winners for March.  They will be taken out to lunch by Dr. Fallon. Holm

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  • March 9, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 3/6/2015

    ·           The Crew Club is making “Goodie Bags” for the homeless.  Everyone is welcome to join us!  We meet Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 in Room 108!  Downs

    ·           Come and join Family Math Night this Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Enjoy a wide variety of math games and activities.  There will be a Pi Competition!  The top two people who memorize the most digits in Pi will get a pie?  Mendoza

    ·           Thank you to all the families that attended Science Night!  You were all a joy to learn with!  See you next year J   Science Dept.

    ·           Sea Perch Club starts Monday, March 9 and meets Mondays and Wednesdays after school 2:20-3:30.  Ryder’s group meets in Room 404 and Mullen’s group meets in Room 411.  Looking forward to building underwater remotely operated vehicles!!  See you then.   Ryder

    ·           Wildcats:  Keep recycling your plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the big, blue recycle bins on the lunch court!  Our goal is to have ZERO recyclables in the gray trash cans.  Remember, DO NOT throw your plastic bottles or aluminum cans in the gray trash cans, only in the blue recycle bins on the lunch court. 

    Thank you.  Recycling Club

    ·           Scripps Ranch High School Cheer would like to invite anyone interested in trying out for the 2015-2016 Cheer Team to attend the pre-tryout meeting on Monday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m.   The meeting will be held in the Scripps Ranch High School Theater and will cover an extensive amount of information as well as include a tryout packet for anyone interested in being part of the SRHS Cheer Team.  SRHS Cheer Team

    ·           Swim Club will begin again for the Spring Session on Monday, March 16th.  We will meet in Room 605.  A reminder to members: Our attendance is dwindling.  We need a minimum of ten swimmers at each session in order to keep the club going.  If we do not have regular attendees and ten swimmers, we may have to cancel the club.  Encourage your friends to join again and attend.  See you on the 16th!   Reilly

    ·           Eighth Graders:  Make a note – Don’t miss the boat!!  Join your 8th grade friends on a dinner/dance cruise Saturday, May 30th  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Climb aboard the Flagship Cruises & Events.  There will be food served and a live DJ.  Transportation will be provided to and from school.  Tickets go on sale for $20.00 on March 12th during Math Night.  After May 1st the price will increase.   PTSA

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  • March 2, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 2/27/2015

    ·        Are you in 8th grade?  Are you a girl?  Then make sure you don’t miss the coolest field trip this year!  Your Science teacher is handing out and collecting the permission slips for an all-day field trip!  Curious where we’re going and what we’re doing?  Ask your Science teacher!  Dr. Fallon

    ·        8th Grade EAST COAST Trip students!!!  Mandatory meeting on March 4th at 5:15 p.m. in the library!  Grendziak

    ·        NJHS new members and alumni members:  Please plan on meeting this Thursday, March 5 at 2:15-3:00 in Room 804 to plan our next service project.  See you then!  Slezak

     

    ·        8th Grade Yearbook Memory Ad is now on sale.  Tell your parents about purchasing an 8th grade Memory Ad.  Please see Ms. Henson in the Financial Office or Room 103 to get your order form.  Because space is limited in the yearbooks for ads, you must order now!  Last day to order is March 12th.  Mendoza/Yearbook

    ·        Attention 8th Graders:  The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will be given on Wednesday, March 4.  The students selected to participate in NAEP will be representing the achievements of our school.  The results will be calculated with other schools to see the educational progress of our country.  The outcome of this test is often referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card.”  Testing will begin promptly at 8:52 a.m. at the start of 2nd period.  This is not a test you need to study for but please do your best.  The students selected have been notified and they will receive their reminder in advisory class on March 4.  This reminder is to be used as a pass to go to the library and also to return back to class after completion of the test.  On the day of testing, selected students will go directly to the library from their Period 1 class.  Students will return to class upon completion of the test.  The test may take up to 90 minutes.  Remember to do your best!  Moreno

    ·        You and your family are invited to attend Family Math Night on Thursday, March 12 from 6:00 -  8:00 p.m.  This will be a fun night full of math activities for you and your family to do together.  Students will need to be accompanied by an adult.  Math Department

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  • February 23, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 2/24/2015

    ·        Congratulations to Andre Tantingco, Ruben Aguilar, Alexis Cameron, Makayla Genarelli, and

    Enoc Miranda for their efforts and improvements!  They will be taken to lunch by Dr. Fallon.  Holm

    ·        8th Grade EAST COAST Trip students!!!  Mandatory meeting on March 4th at 5:15 p.m. in the library!  This is our final meeting prior to our departure on March 26th.  Grendziak

    ·        Calling all eighth graders!  Are you interested in being a Mira Mesa High School cheerleader?  Learn about the upcoming tryout process and what it means to be a Marauder cheerleader by attending the informational meeting and clinic on Saturday, February 28th.  The meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m. in the Mira Mesa High School Cheer/Dance Room.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend.  Following the meeting there will be an optional clinic for you to learn some of the moves that will be taught at tryouts.  No experience is required!  Visit the MMHS cheer website at sandi.net/domain/2470 to download a permission slip for the clinic.  For more information please email Ms. Hardson-Hurley at khardsonhurley@sandi.net or visit the cheer page at http:www.sandi.net/doman/2470.

    ·        Don’t miss Wangenheim’s Science Night!  Friday, February 27th from 5:00-7:30 p.m.  This event is for the WHOLE family.  Come and experience a variety of hands-on science activities from brains to geodes to chemistry to water bottle race cars and more!!  Ask your science teacher how to earn extra credit =)  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Students must be accompanied by a parent.  See you there!  Ryder

    ·        Our Holiday Sock Drive yielded 287 gifts and $500 in gift cards to the Polinsky Center’s Promises2Kids program.  Our spirit of giving demonstrated that our community cares about the well-being and happiness of foster children.  Mr. Uhuru

    ·        Come see what’s hatching in the library!  Last chance to vote is Monday, February 23 for which egg will hatch first.  Simpson

    ·        Attention 8th Graders:  The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) will be given on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  Testing will begin promptly at 8:52 a.m. at the start of 2nd period.  Some of you have been selected to take this test and represent the achievements of our school.  This is not a test you need to study for but please do your best.  A list of the selected students will be sent to all

    8th grade teachers and attendance personnel.  The students selected have been notified.  As a reminder, students will receive a pass to go to the library.  On the day of testing, selected students will go directly to the library from their Period 1 class.  Students will return to class upon completion of the test. The test may take up to 90 minutes.  Remember to do your best!  Moreno

    ·        Pasta for Pennies is in its last week!  Ms. Fehlhaber and Ms. Douglas are fighting for the win!  Here is your chance to earn more money for your class in fun ways!  1) Want to listen to your music at lunch?  Bring $1 on Thursday, 2/26 and buy a wristband before school or during lunch.  2) Buy votes to see your teachers do crazy stuff!  25 cents per vote to see your teacher either kiss a snake, have a sundae made on their head, or see them dressed as the wildcat during your advisory period.  Votes will be sold during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Friday is the last day!  Please bring all your donations as soon as possible!  Chambless

     

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  • February 17, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 2/17/2015

    ·        February 17 – 20:  Sixth and seventh grade students meet with their counselors individually through P.E. classes in the Counselor Center.  Holm

    ·        Congratulations to this year’s Spelling Bee Winners:  1st Place: Jordan Skeith  2nd Place:  Raymond Sun

    3rd Place:  Tarina Sisouphanthong.  School Office

    ·        Hello Wildcats:  Keep putting your plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the big, blue bins on the lunch court J.  Do NOT put any plastic bottles or aluminum cans in the gray trash cans!!!!  If you see anybody about to throw a plastic bottle or aluminum can into the gray trash can, politely stop them and tell them to put it in the blue bin.  Together we can help the planet J.  Thank you!  Recycling Club

     

    ·        Calling all eighth graders!  Are you interested in being a Mira Mesa High School cheerleader?  Learn about the upcoming tryout process and what it means to be a Marauder cheerleader by attending the informational meeting and clinic on Saturday, February 28th.  The meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m. in the Mira Mesa High School Cheer/Dance Room.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend.  Following the meeting there will be an optional clinic for you to learn some of the moves that will be taught at tryouts.  No experience is required!  Visit the MMHS cheer website at sandi.net/domain/2470 to download a permission slip for the clinic.  For more information please email Ms. Hardson-Hurley at khardsonhurley@sandi.net or visit the cheer page at http:www.sandi.net/doman/2470.

    ·        8th Grade EAST COAST Trip students!!!  Mandatory meeting on March 4th at 5:15 p.m. in the library!  This is our final meeting prior to our departure on March 26th.  Grendziak

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  • February 9, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 2/6/2015

    ·         MMHS Counselors will meet with eighth grade students during English classes on 2/10 to hand out course request forms and will return on 2/12 to meet individually with students.  Holm

    ·         Would you like to be part of a fun after school club full of exceptional students?  NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) would love to have you!  Stop by Room 804 (Mrs. Slezak) for an application.  We will be inducting new members in the spring (March).  Slezak

    ·         Calling all eighth graders!  Are you interested in being a Mira Mesa High School cheerleader?  Learn about the upcoming tryout process and what it means to be a Marauder cheerleader by attending the informational meeting and clinic on Saturday, February 28th.  The meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m. in the Mira Mesa High School Cheer/Dance Room.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend.  Following the meeting there will be an optional clinic for you to learn some of the moves that will be taught at tryouts.  No experience is required!  Visit the MMHS cheer website at sandi.net/domain/2470 to download a permission slip for the clinic.  For more information please email Ms. Hardson-Hurley at khardsonhurley@sandi.net or visit the cheer page at http:www.sandi.net/doman/2470.

     

    ·         Congratulations to our Bowling Club for winning the five-foot first place trophy against Challenger Middle School.  The trophy is in the Main Office by Dr. Fallon’s window.  Congratulations to

    Josh Atwood, Josh Johnson, Ashley Critchley, Angelina Scimone, Nathaniel Cardenas, Brian Cruz,

    Nikko Edwards, Lyndee Williams, and Xavier Weckman.  The next season begins February 11th.  Posters will be posted with more details.  Mr. Uhuru

    ·         Students:  Remember to leave the computer settings as is in the Math Lab.  We need you to exercise self-control and responsibility.  Mr. Uhuru

    ·         Book Lockers:  The Book Lockers are a special privilege and are not entitled to all students.  Only students with a 3.0 GPA with no N’s or U’s will be eligible for a Book Locker.   Mr. Uhuru

    1)  Mr. Uhuru will begin implementing the Book Lock procedures on Monday 2/9 through

    Wednesday 2/11 before and after school (7:00-7:25 and 2:20-2:30).

        2) Mr. Uhuru will set up a station outside of his office facing the 500 Building.

        3) Students will need to show Mr. Uhuru their final report cards from last year to be eligible.

        4) Eligible students will be given the Book Locker contract to take home for parents and themselves to sign and return to Mr. Uhuru.

        5) Students have the option of purchasing a used combination lock for $3 or purchasing their own combination lock.

        6) There are limited amounts of Book Lockers – First come, first served. 

    ·         8th Grade EAST COAST Trip students!!!  Mandatory meeting on March 4th at 5:15 p.m. in the library!  This is our final meeting prior to our departure on March 26th.  Grendziak

    ·         Show your love this week and buy a Valentine Gram!  They will be for sale during both lunches Tuesday and Wednesday for $1.  Come buy one for your favorite valentine!  They will be delivered during advisory on Thursday.  Chambless

    ·         Pasta for Pennies:  Ms. Fehlhaber’s class is CRUSHING it!  Come on people, catch up!  Bring in spare change or cash as soon as possible.  Also, be on the lookout for additional fun ways to earn money for this fantastic program.  Chambless

    ·         Talent Show Participants:  If you have not yet received or turned in your info sheet/permission slip, please see Ms. Chambless immediately in Room 903!  Chambless

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  • February 2, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 2/2/2015

    ·         Yearbooks are now on sale for $40.  Pick up an order form in the Financial Office or Room 103.  Yearbook Staff

    ·         8th Grade EAST COAST Trip students!!!  Mandatory meeting on March 4th at 5:15 p.m. in the library!  This is our final meeting prior to our departure on March 26th.  Grendziak

    ·         Have you checked YouTube for awesome talent show ideas?  We are looking for new and creative acts for this year’s talent show!  Tryouts are at lunch and after school February 3rd and 4th in Room 903.  Sign-up sheets will be on the door the day before.  Chambless

     

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