Wangenheim

Middle School

  • May 25, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 5/26/2015
     
    • NJHS Members!  Please take note:  Our next and LAST meeting is Wednesday, June 11th in

      Room 804.  Please bring a treat to share.  Certificates will be given out for membership.  See you then!  (Ms. Slezak)

    • No Yu-gi-oh Club this week.  See you during the week of June 1st.  (Ms. Reilly)

    • Students:  Please check the lost & found before the school year ends.  The lost & found is in the Health Office or outside the Health Office on some days.  (Health Office)

    • Attention 8th Graders:  This is a reminder that you must ride the bus and have your ID with you to attend the 8th Grade dinner dance/cruise.  Don’t forget your picture package if you want to order pictures – pictures must be pre-ordered.  The buses will be leaving the Wangenheim parking lot at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30th and will be returning at approximately 10:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Stevens.  (Mrs. Stevens)

    • Students:  Yearbooks are going fast!  Less than 100 are left so get yours now!  Price is $40 – cash only.  Yearbook Distribution:  8th Grade – June 4th at 11:40 in the Activity Room. 

      6th/7th Grade  - June 8th during both lunches in the Library.  (Ms. Henson)

    Comments (-1)
  • May 18, 22015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 5/15/2015
     

    STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    • OPEN HOUSE will be on May 21st from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  (Mr. Uhuru)

    • 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 $25.  LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS IS MAY 22ND

      Remember, you cannot have  ●suspensions ●5 or more tardies  ●5 or more period ISS  ●truancies  ●you must have a cleared library account.  You must have an I.D. card to purchase your ticket.  **Students and chaperones must ride the bus to and from Wangenheim to attend the dinner cruise. **(PTSA)

    • Students:  Yearbooks are going fast!  Less than 100 are left so get yours now!  Price is $40 – cash only.  Yearbook Distribution:  8th Grade – June 4th at 11:40 in the Activity Room. 

      6th/7th Grade  - June 8th during both lunches in the Library.  (Ms. Henson)

    • Come and support the WMS Theater production of Into the Woods on Thursday, May 21st at 2:30 p.m. and Friday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets for both dates are $2.00 for students and $5.00 for adults.  All kids 10 years and younger are free!  See you then!   (Ms. Brown)

    • Congratulations to Deneyia Matthews, Carlos Gaxiola, Allen Pangilinan, Kai Bond, and

      John Narciso for being the Pursue Award winners for May.  (Ms. Holm)

    Comments (-1)
  • May 11, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 5/8/2015
     

    PARENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    • Parents of SeaPerch Club members:  The competition against SeaPerch teams from other schools is Saturday, May 16th.  Please bring your child to the school (west/main entrance) by 2:50 p.m. – the bus leaves at 3:00 p.m.  We will be back at 5:45 p.m.  Thank you!   (Mrs. Ryder)

       

       

      STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    • SeaPerch Team Members:  Be sure to attend our meetings this week!  We will be preparing for the competition with information about the Maze Challenge.  Competition is THIS Saturday, May 16th.  Please meet at the front of the school at 2:50 p.m. – the bus leave at 3:00 p.m.  Also, some of you have not completed the online survey after the shark tank dive.  See me as soon as possible.  (Mrs. Ryder)

    • Swim Club:  Monday, May 11th  2:30-3:30 in Room 605.  (Ms. Reilly)

    • Yu-gi-ho Club:  Tuesday, May 12th  2:30-3:30 in Room 605.  (Ms. Reilly)

    • Congratulations to our Bowling Club Champions:  Nathaniel Cardenas, Joshua Johnson,

      Joshua Atwood, Victor Tran, Brian Cruz, Jose Alcazar, Angelina Scimone, and Lyndee Williams.  We won the 5-foot trophy for two consecutive semesters.  It’s displayed in front of Dr. Fallon’s office.  Join us in September for the fall bowling season. (Mr. Uhuru)

    • Congratulations to our 8th graders.  They completed their annual CST/CMA Test for Science last week.  All of our science teachers (Mr. Grendziak, Ms. Madsen, Ms. Mullen, Ms. Ryder,

      Mr. Gaudi, and Ms. Oskam) have prepared our 8th graders to achieve beyond the California Science Standards.  (Mr. Uhuru)

    • PrimeTime Summer Applications are due by May 15th.  Applications are available on our school’s Webpage.  (Mr. Uhuru)

    • Open House will be on May 21st from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  (Mr. Uhuru)

    • 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 $25.  Remember, you cannot have  ●suspensions ●5 or more tardies  ●5 or more period ISS  ●truancies  ●you must have a cleared library account.  You must have an I.D. card to purchase your ticket.  **Students and chaperones must ride the bus to and from Wangenheim to attend the dinner cruise. **(PTSA)

    • NJHS will meet on Thursday, May 14th to do an art project for our fundraiser.  Mark your calendars!  After this meeting, we will have only one left!  There won’t be a service street

      clean-up on minimum day May 22nd.  The next service street clean-up will be June 4th.  Meet in Ms. Slezak’s room for all of the above!  See you then!   (Ms. Slezak)

    Comments (-1)
  • May 4, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 5/4/2015
     
    • 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 $25.  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.  **Students and chaperones must ride the bus to and from Wangenheim to attend the dinner cruise. **(PTSA)

       

       

    • NJHS will meet on Thursday, May 14th to do an art project for our fundraiser.  Mark your calendars!  After this meeting, we will have only one left!  There won’t be a service street

      clean-up on minimum day May 22nd.  The next service street clean-up will be June 4th.  Meet in Ms. Slezak’s room for all of the above!  See you then!   (Slezak)

    • 8th Graders:  If you think you have had a 4.0 all three years of middle school, please check the board outside of the counseling office before or after school this week.  If your name is not there and you think it should be, please see Mrs. Holm.  (Holm)

    Comments (-1)
  • April 27, 2015

    Posted by Priscilla Borders at 4/24/2015
     

    PARENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:                       

    • If your child is in the SeaPerch Club, our first field trip is Saturday, May 2nd to the shark tank dive!  Drop off your child at the front of the school at 10:50 a.m., the bus leaves at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your own lunch and snacks.  Pick up your child at the front of the school at 2:45 a.m.  (Mrs. Ryder)

       

      STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    • 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.  **Students and chaperones must ride the bus to and from Wangenheim to attend the dinner cruise.**(PTSA)

    • SeaPerch Club:  This Saturday, May 2 is our field trip to the shark tank dive!  Meet at the front of the school at 10:50 a.m., the bus leave at 11:00 a.m.  We’ll be back at 2:45 p.m.  Bring your own lunch and snacks.  (Mrs. Ryder)

       

    • Congratulations Wildcats!  Wangenheim Middle School is one of ten schools receiving honorable mention in the District’s EDCO Recycling Challenge!  The amount of trash and recycling we generate has been measured throughout the year, and our effort to reduce waste (trash) and increase recycling has resulted in a 29% diversion rate.  This means that many of us ARE putting recyclables in the blue recycle bins and not in the gray trash cans.  Keep up the good work!  By 2020 we need to divert 75% -- we can do it!!  (Mrs. Ryder & the Recycle Club)

    • Congratulations to Emma Cook, Allison Evans, Terrance Robinson, Khalil Thomas, and

      Alex Weiland for receiving the Pursue Award.  (Holm)

    • Swim Club:  Monday, April 27, 2:15-4:00 in Room 605.  NO SWIM CLUB on Friday.  The pool is closed for a swim meet.  (Reilly)

    • NO YUGIOH CLUB on Tuesday, April 28th due to a teacher meeting.  (Reilly)

       

    Comments (-1)
  • 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)

    Comments (-1)
  • 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

    Comments (-1)
  • 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

     

    Comments (-1)
  • 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

    Comments (-1)
  • 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

    Comments (-1)