·Congratulations to our Young Scholars Academic League.They competed at Scripps Ranch High School on Saturday, March 22.Wangenheim participants practiced twice a week all year in order to prepare for this competition.League members are Edward Chhit, Timothy Holmes, Adeleidia Alcantara, Megan Nguyen, Rem Talde, Evans Lan, Eric Umipig, David Webber, and Janice Buenafe.
·Congratulations to the Wangenheim MS Choral department.Both Beginning and Concert Choirs won a Superior rating at their Choral Festival on March 26!Good luck to the Orchestras and Bands who will participate in their adjudicated festivals this Friday and Saturday.Way to go Music Department!(Brown)
·Congratulations to Rafael Ronquillo, Mikaila Trinidad, Javier Laguna, Ana Reyes, and Madilyn Garcia for their effort and improvement.They will be taken out to lunch by Dr. Fallon.
·The county Spelling Bee is March 25th.Seventh and eighth-graders from all over the county participate, not just the 25 San Diego City middle schools.The competition will be tough.Be sure to wish our Wangenheim representative Jordan Skeith good luck!
·Swim Club:Monday, 3/24/14 and Thursday, 3/27/14.(Reilly)
·Science Fair Judging:There will be 50-8th grade students heading to the Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair on March 26.This is the judging portion of the science fair event where they will be asked questions on their project.These students will be gone the entire school day.The students will not know how well they did until the awards ceremony on Thursday, March 27th at Viejas Arena on SDSU’s campus.Times:5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.(Grendziak)
·Talent Show is coming soon!Try outs will be in room 903 during both lunches on April 14th and 15th.You may sign up for a try out time slot on Friday April 11th after school.A sign-up sheet will be on the door of 903.The dates for the actual show will be Wednesday, May 7th and Thursday, May 8th after school.Reminder, we need a variety of acts to keep it interesting and exciting.Please come to the try out fully prepared with your music and all members of your group present.(Chambless)
·Don’t forget to come check out the Student Store on Wednesdays and Fridays during both lunches!We have snacks, drinks, and lots of cool pencils, pens, water bottles, etc. all under $5! (Chambless)
·8th Graders: High School Information:If you are an 8th grader who lives in the Hage optional area, you are automatically enrolled at Scripps Ranch High School. If you want to attend Mira Mesa High School instead, come to the counseling center to receive information on how to complete this process. (Holm)
·Mira Mesa High School Eighth Grade Open House will be held on Wednesday, March 19, from 4:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for parents and students who will be attending Mira Mesa High in September 2014 for the 9th Grade.
·The San Diego Science Festival is Saturday March 22nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Petco Park! This FREE event provides interactive, hands-on activities from over 130 organizations showcasing STEM from around the San Diego Region. If you go you can earn extra credit from your science teacher; ask them for details. See you there! (Ryder)
·Cheer Tryout applications for Mira Mesa High School can be picked up in the main office. All paperwork is due by March 17 which is also the day that practice begins.
·A new club is starting on campus! Andrew Thongrivong is taking the initiative to bring the NJHS- National Junior Honor Society- to our school. NJHS is the middle school version of the National Honor Society that both Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch High school have. Please come to our meetings on Wednesday after school in room 804 if you are interested in laying the foundation for this club. Current members are: Amy Songvilay, Roland Salvadar, Megan Nguyen, Rem Talde, Erek Clanor, Eriana Clanor and My Huong Le!(Slezak)
·Spring pictures (and 8th Grade promotion pictures) will be taken April 16. More information to follow. (Stevens)
·March Madness has begun!Come to the Library for more information or ask your English teacher.
·Have you lost something on campus? If you are missing anything, be sure to check the Nurse’s office to retrieve it prior to March 28. Items that are not picked up will be donated to Goodwill over Spring Break.
·In order to minimize classroom disruptions we do not deliver missing homework, lunch money, PE clothes, lost books, etc. to the classrooms.We hope this policy will be encouraging students to be more responsible with their belongings.
·The counter phone in the office is for emergencies only.Please do not use the phone to ask permission to go home with a friend.Please make pick-up arrangements prior to coming to school.Thank you.
·A parent or guardian must notify the Attendance Office – not the teacher – for a Contract of Independent Study, at least five school days in advance.A completed contract will give you credit for missed classroom time.
·Students! Celebrate National Nutrition Month (March 1-31) by entering the Kid’s Create Recipe Contest sponsored by the district’s Food and Nutrition Services Department. Put on those aprons and create a fun and delicious new dish made with whole grain brown rice or whole grain tortillas that can actually be used in your school cafeteria! Deadline for entries is March 31. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. For more information, please pick up a flyer in the main office.
·SWIM CLUB IS READY FOR SPRING!We’ll start swimming again on MONDAY, March 17th.Bring your green goggles or wear your green swim suit!Newcomers are welcome!Please stop by room 605 for an informational flyer and parent permission slip.If you joined in the fall, you do not need a new permission slip.
·Mira Mesa High School Cheer Tryout Information – Calling all eight graders!Are you interested in being on the National Champion Mira Mesa High School Cheerleading Squad but missed the meeting?Don’t worry, it is not too late!Come pick up a tryout packet and application today in the front office.Tryouts begin on March 17 in the Mira Mesa High School Cheer Room.This will be the beginning of a two week process to select the MMHS Cheer Team for the 2014-2015 school year.No experience is required!All you need is a great attitude, a current physical exam and a complete tryout packet on the first day of tryouts.Get your packet today!For more information please email Ms. Hardson-Hurley at email@example.com or visit the cheer page at http://www.sandi.net/domain/2470.
·Mira Mesa High School Eighth Grade Open House will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 for students and their parents who will be attending Mira Mesa High in September 2014 for the 9th grade from 4:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
·There is a mandatory meeting for all students/parents who will be attending the 8th Grade PTSA East Coast trip that departs March 27th.The meeting will be held in the library at 6:00 p.m. and will take about an hour.
·Parent Portal Classes will be held on March 12, 2014 at Wangenheim from 2:30 – 3:30 and from 6:30 – 7:30 in room 206.
·Progress Reports will be sent home this Friday.(Ashton)
·8th Grade Students attending Scripps Ranch High School: There will be a rolling board for the next 2 weeks before school, at both lunches, and after school of the students who are on the list to attend Scripps Ranch High School in the fall. If you do not see your name on the list and you believe you should be on the list, please see your counselor. The SRHS counselors will meet with these students on March 7th in the auditorium and again on March 11th in the library.
·Would you like to see one of your teachers kiss a snake? Would you like to see one of your teachers turned in to a human ice cream sundae? You can buy votes during lunch from ASB members and the "winning" teachers will perform these tasks at lunch. ASB is starting a community service campaign called Pasta for Pennies to raise money for the research and treatments of childhood cancers such as leukemia. Each student will be receiving an individual coin collection box. Your job is to look through the console of your parent's car, your couch cushions, etc. for as much spare change as you can find and bring it all in! (Bills are welcome too!) Take the money to the bigger box in your advisory class each day. The winning class will get free lunch from Olive Garden and there will be other smaller games and contests along the way. More info to come through advisory. Please help us stop this horrible disease. (Chambless)
·Talent Show - Have you come up with creative and unique ideas yet? Have you created your group yet? We are looking for groups of dancers, magicians, comedians, garbage can drummers, funny skits, etc. Tryouts aren't until after Spring break so there is plenty of time to plan a great act. (Chambless)
·There is space available for the 2013-2014 Wangenheim PrimeTime.This program is intended for children that can participate five days per week after school.You can pick up the application in the office and mail it to the address provided.
Please no high heel shoes, even the tennis shoes with a heel are unsafe.Remember also that pants should contain no holes and be worn around the waist.
·Mandatory East Coast trip meeting – There will be a mandatory meeting for all 8th graders going on the PTSA DC trip this Wednesday, Feb. 12th in room 412.We will be figuring out roommates.The meeting starts at 2:20 and should be brief.(Grendziak)
·Valentines Grams are coming!Brighten someone’s day!This year the grams are a chocolate rose covered in red foil wrapping with a note attached.They are $1.50.They will be for sale during both lunches on Monday Feb. 10, Tuesday, Feb. 11, and Wednesday, Feb. 12.They will be hand delivered to advisory classes on Thursday the 13th.You MUST put the person’s real name and you must know the person’s advisory teacher or room number or it may not be delivered.(Chambless)
·It is Spirit Week!!
Monday – 80’s Day!
Tuesday – Superhero Day
Wednesday – Plaid & Flannel Day
Thursday – Valentine’s Theme
·Talent Show!The dates for try-out and performances will be released very soon.Please start thinking about your act.We will be limiting the number of solo singers this year so get creative.Please begin putting together groups so that more students can participate.Large group dances are always a HUGE hit.See Miss Chambless or any ASB student if you have questions.
·Science Night is Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.Come and enjoy all kinds of science activities with your family; water bottle race cars, cow eye dissection, build a boat to hold the most mass, meet animal ambassadors with Project Wildlife, explore brains with UCSD, look at planets with San Diego Astronomy Association and more!Your science teacher will give you a flier with more details.Students must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.Hope to see you there!(Ryder)
·Mira Mesa Lanes is sponsoring their bowling exhibition during first and second lunch on Monday to recruit participants for the Wangenheim-Challenger Bowling Challenge.The next Wangenheim-Challenger Bowling Challenge will begin on Wednesday, February 19th.(Uhuru)
·Book Lockers – Book Lockers are available.You need a 3.0 with nor N’s or U’s.See Mr. Uhuru outside his office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:25 a.m.(Uhuru)
·Thank you for wearing your helmet when riding your bicycle, scooter, or skateboard.
·All P.E. clothing needs to be secured in your backpack.Hitting your classmates with your P.E. clothing is not the Wildcat Way and may result in Disciplinary action.(Uhuru)
·All members of Swim Club are invited to join Mrs. Reilly for a yearbook photo on Wednesday, February 12th.Meet in room 605 between 2:15 and 2:30.We can talk about our start-up date for spring session at that time too.(Reilly)
·Circle of Friends is a social skills program based on creating friendships between students with and without disabilities. Wangenheim's Circle of Friends club starts on Tuesday, 2/4/14. The club will meet every Tuesday during both lunches in Room 405. Mrs. Wise will be the club's advisor. Any student who is interested in joining Circle of Friends must complete an application which includes parental consent. Interested students can obtain an application from Mrs. Wise during lunch on Tuesdays in Room 405 or from the Circle of Friends folder outside Mrs. Wise's office in Room 506.
·Congratulations to our After School Bowling team.We defeated Challenger Middle School’s team during the fall semester.We have the first place (five-foot) trophy in our office.All players earned a trophy for their participation.
Congratulate the following players:Guillermo Castro, Nathan Gorham, Isaias Vasquez, Brian Cruz, Emily Le, Angelina Simone, Ian Versaggi, Adrian Macaraig, Josh Atwood, and Joshua Johnson.
The spring semester challenge will begin on February 19th.Stay tuned for more details. (Mr. Uhuru)
·Congratulations to all the Spelling Bee participants.
oOverall winners:3rd place – Jahquel Stevens (8th grader), 2nd place Adelei Alcantara (8th grader), 1st place Jordan Skeith (7th grader).
o1st place grade level winners:6th grade – Esteban Contreras, 7th grade- Jordan Skeith, 8th grade Adelei Alcantara
·Scripps Ranch High School Society of Women Engineers (SRHS SWE) is excited to host its first Girl’s Day Out for Wangenheim and Marshall 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls.The purpose of the event is to learn why engineering is fun and what opportunities are available at SRHS and throughout the district.There will be informational sessions for the parents from San Diego State University and the professional San Diego chapter of Society of Women Engineers.We will be coming to the Wangenheim campus on January 29th during the lunch hour to promote our event and encourage students to come.If you would like to attend the Girl’s Day Out please register at http://srhswe.wordpress.com/.Girl’s Just Want to Have Fun!!
·Come one; come all to Wangenheim’s Second Science Night!So if you want to feel a brain, cut an eyeball open, look into the stars, check out a Rueben Tube and many more cool activities, your presence is requested on February 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Tell your parents, friends, and relatives this is a can’t miss event.There will be food to purchase and free coffee.Don’t forget, February 13th!!!See you there!(Grendziak)