·Congratulations to Luis Jacobo, Brianna Montesdeoca, Kayla Schmelling, Nam Thai and Victoria Holmes for their effort and improvement. They will be taken out to lunch by Dr. Fallon.
·8th Grade Awards Ceremony will be on June 6, Thursday, on the blacktop at 5:30 p.m.Students who are receiving an award will get an invitation.
·8th Graders:Your 8th grade dinner dance is June 8th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Officers Club on Miramar. Tickets are $15 each and only 8th grade Wangenheim students will be permitted.Tickets go on sale this Thursday night at Spring Open House in room 111.You can buy your tickets at lunch time out at the lunch court until June 3rd.No tickets will be sold after June 3rd and you cannot buy tickets at the dance.This dance has always been a great event for Wangenheim 8th graders so don’t miss out on your last dance together as 8th graders!!
·Congratulations to our Wildcats of the Month for May: Isabelle Welsh, Ryan Doan, John Caaway, Gavin Tran, Natalie Tran, and Jada Torres. Congratulations Wildcats!
·Reminder:Wangenheim PTSA Spring Fling Carnival is this Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
·Any 7th grader still interested in going on the PTSA Wangenheim East Coast trip next year (2014) please see Mr. Grendziak in room 412.Don’t miss out on this incredible fun opportunity.
·12th Annual Math Enrichment is a high quality summer program and applications are available in the office if you are interested.This program starts on June 17 – July 25 from 9:00 to 3:00 M-F.English/Math combo classes for incoming Kindergartners to incoming 8th Graders.Regular Tuition is $925.
·Talent Show participants- Don't forget that our rehearsals are mandatory and are on Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th from 2:20-3:30. If you are in JMUN- this will not get in the way. You will be pulled from JMUN when you are needed at rehearsal.
·Wangenheim's Got Talent! - Come watch your friends show off their amazing talent in Wangenheim's annual talent show. Two times are available for the show. Friday the 17th from 2:30- 4:15 and Monday the 20th from 2:30- 4:15. The cost is just $1. Come enjoy the show!
·All students have received a package of Spring Photos. 8th graders also received Promotion Photos.Look through the packets and decide which photos you would like to keep. All photos which you keep must be paid for. Please send the payment and any unwanted photos back to school by May 17th.
·Spring Dance! - Last dance of the year!! Wednesday May 22nd after school in the activity room. $1 to get in. Food, games, photo booth and more! Bring $1 for each picture you would like to pre-purchase from the photo booth. You can buy wristbands at both lunches the day of the dance or at the door.
·Five people earned a limo ride to Belmont Park by selling 50+ items in the fundraiser! JESSICA DEJAUREGUI , REBECCA ESQUIBEL, ESMERALDA GUERRA-REYNOSA, ISABEL PEDRO AND SYANNA SALES - The limo will pick you up at 11:30 on Monday May 20th and return to school at 1:00. Please pick up a permission slip from Miss Chambless as soon as possible.
·Come watch the Wangenheim MS Theater Department in their presentation of Annie Jr. on Tuesday, May 21st at 2:30 p.m. or Wednesday May 22 at 7:00 p.m.Tickets are only $2.00 for Wangenheim students, $5.00 for adults.See you there! (Brown)
·To all 8th graders:Jayna Lee will be next year’s dance coach for Mira Mesa High School. The Mira Mesa Dance Team is having auditions in a couple of weeks. The tryouts dates are Monday, May 20th-Friday, May 24th 2:45 pm -5:00 pm at the high school dance room. Students should come dressed appropriately (workout clothes and tennis shoes).They are also having their Dance Spring Showcase on Wednesday May 22nd at 6:00pm in the high school gymnasium; tickets will be sold at the door for $5.00. Their dance team will probably be on Wangenheim campus sometime next week to hang posters as well.
·You will soon be receiving your spring portraits.Show the portraits to your parents.The price list is in the envelope.Please return the payment and any unwanted portraits to your Advisory teacher.You must pay for any portraits that you keep.(Sloan)
·Reminder:All skirts and dresses (no matter how long or short they are) must be worn with knee length (or longer) leggings.(Sloan)
·Yellow caution tape always means “do not enter.”Never cross over yellow tape.It is there as a sign that you should not enter that area.(Sloan)
·To all students, thanks for making testing week go so smoothly.Everyone seemed to try their best.Now we wait to see the results.(Strom)
·Sign up now for Summer Adventures.Enrollment is on a first come/first serve basis.Open to all current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade SDUSD students.This program will run from June 25th – July 19th.Students need to arrive at school by 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.Breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided.Applications can be picked up in the office.
·This week is Staff Appreciation Week.Be sure to say “thank you” to your favorite teachers or to any staff member you appreciate.
·Engineering Club will meet Thursday and Friday this week in preparation for our first competition on May 11th at Grossmont College.We will meet in Mr. G’s room (412) at 2:20.(Grendziak)
·Congratulations to Brianna Ortiz, Tyler Morton, Joyce Estrella, Jasmine Mendez, and Hanz Sambo for their effort and improvement. They will be taken out to lunch by Dr. Fallon
·PTSA East Coast Trip (2013) – Mandatory meeting for all 8th graders and parents on May 16th, 6-7 pm in the auditorium.Mandatory means, yes, you have to go……(Grendziak)
·Our music students did a fantastic job in San Francisco, winning top honors! Here are some of the awards which they won:
Wind Ensemble Gold Orchestra Gold Choir Silver Wind Ensemble - Adjudicators award for groups scoring an average of 92 or higher (our average was 93) Outstanding Orchestra Outstanding Band Instrumental Music Program Sweepstakes Festival Sweepstakes (Top award of the whole festival. They beat a lot of high schools.) ... Victoria Holmes - Maestro Award for outstanding individual musician
Congratulations to Mr. Holmes, Mrs. Brown and all the students!
·8th graders that want to attend the 8th grade dance must clear their attendance.That means if you have an unexcused absences or 6 or more tardies you must attend Saturday School.The last Saturday School is May 18th from 8:30 to 12:30.
·PTSA East Coast Trip (2014) – That’s right, next year’s trip is in the planning stage.We plan on going during spring break in April 2014.There will be an informational meeting on May 9th, from 6-7 pm in the Auditorium.Look for the posters around school and ask your science teacher for an informational flyer.(Grendziak)
·Congratulations to our Wildcats of the Month for April:Shyla Evangelista, Amanda Huynh, Elisa Chung, Phummin Rotphan, Quentin Portis, and Timothy Holmes.They will be taken out to lunch by Dr. Fallon.(Sloan)
·Congratulations to Zach McGaugh who won first place at the State Science Fair.
·8th graders:If you want to go to the dance you have to clear all your second semester unexcused absences by attending Saturday School.You also have to have fewer than 6 tardies.If you need to attend Saturday School this Saturday, please see a vice principal.
·The English department is excited to announce our third annual Open Mic Poetry Night. Come celebrate poetry and enjoy the company of your teachers and classmates at Mira Mesa Barnes and Noble on Thursday, April 25th from 5-7pm. You can earn extra credit in English class in three different ways: by showing up, reading your poem(s), and reciting from memory your poem(s) in front of an audience.Please consider purchasing a book as the proceeds will benefit Wangenheim.We hope to see there! – The English Department
·All students will be photographed for Spring Portraits on April 17th during PE.You will not suit up for PE on that day.8th graders will be getting a special 8th Grade Promotion photograph so be sure to wear nice clothes.(Sloan)
·Headphones and ear buds are not allowed at school.If they are visible on campus they will be confiscated.(Sloan)
·Dress code reminder:all skirts and dresses must be worn with leggings.(Sloan)
·ASB fundraiser prize day will be Tuesday, April 16th, during both lunches.(Strom)
·STAR testing is right around the corner please pay attention when your teachers start telling you which room you will be testing in.Most of you will test in your first period teachers’ classroom, but many of you will have new rooms and different teachers.I will be placing a large white board on the lunch court with this information, please check it or ask me if you have any questions.Thanks, Mr. Strom
·Spirit week!Our next Spirit Week will be April 22-26th.You will be given a raffle ticket each day you participate in spirit week and will be entered into a drawing for prizes to be given away at a special assembly on Friday morning!
Monday April 22- Pajama Day
Tuesday April 23- Time Machine Tuesday- Dress like someone from the 70's or 80's
Wednesday April 24- Hawaiian Day
Thursday April 25- College Shirt Day
Friday April 26- Class colors Day- 8th grade- Blue 7th grade- Yellow 6th grade- White(Chambless)
·Zach McGaugh earned a first place ribbon at the Science Fair. It was an amazing project. He was experimenting on what material would make the best surfer boot that repels stingray barbs. To do this he had to go to Cal State Long Beach stingray pool to measure the force of a stingray using an impulse meter. Then replicating that force with a homemade boom to test each material. Along with his first place award, he also earned a huge $$ prize for his project. Four students out of 700 students won money, and he was one of the 4. Next phase for Zach, the state competition. Congrats to Zach!
·Congratulations to Jorrell Pablo, Giovanni Marquez, Jahquel Stevens, Eric Valle, and Jared Luansing for their effort and improvement. They will be taken out to lunch by Dr. Fallon.
Students, who have collected money for the math-a-thon, please bring your donations to the office this week.Thank you.(Sloan)
·Wangenheim’s Young Scholars Academic League competed at Scripps Ranch High School last Saturday.Wangenheim’s competitors have been practicing weekly after school since last September.Our members are Montana Milton, Trevor Keller, Albert Nguyen, Khoi Nguyen, Amanda Huynh, Jovanna White, Timmy Holmes, Sirex Vasquez, Adeleidia Alcantara, and Edward Chitt.Please congratulate them for their hard work and dedication.They placed 4th in the tournament, placing above Challenger and beat Marshall in the last round of matches.
·All talent show participants-please turn in your permission slip to Miss Chambless and everyone needs to pick up an info sheet on Tuesday, 3/26, in room 903.
·Electronic cigarettes are not allowed at school.It is considered the same as having a regular cigarette.You will get severe consequences. (Sloan)
·Post Your Poetry!The library would like to post your original poetry.Please bring a copy to Ms. Simpson for the display board in the library through all of April.
·This year we had 34 students make it to the judging phase of the GSDSEF. Last night was the award ceremony and here are the results: First Place Zachary McGaugh - also made the special awards list which might include admission to state science fair and cash/ prizes Ryan Doan
Second Place Amanda Huynh John Caaway Jonathan Hua Diana Chong Russell Songco Amber Darling Khoi Nguyen
Third Place Jenna Datuin Elisha Aquino Sheila Flores Deshawn Burke Shon Sutherland Joey DeJesus Kyle Irwin Angelo Delrosario Giannela Gonzales Talitha Egbo Jessica Le Eliza Edra Ferrick Lee Ian Coughlan Kiana Mitchell Victor Pham Brittney Trampe Montana Milton
Fourth Place Jessica Dau Jasmine DeJesus Kate Kornkanok Kayla Madelar
·Congratulations to our Wildcats of the Month for March:Joey Salcedo, Joshua Pascual, Kristina Leone, Kaitlynn DeFreitas, Nataline Escobedo and Hoang Thao.Dr. Fallon will be taking them out to lunch at Souplantation.
·Swim Club has started!We swim on Mondays and Fridays until Memorial Day.Your last chance to join is before Spring Break begins.After that, we are closed to newcomers.Stop by room 605 for more information.
·We have an 8th Grade Award Ceremony at the end of the year. These awards are based on the grades you get on the May 3rd progress report. Here are some of the awards that you can earn:
4.0 GPA for the semester
Sem 1 - End of semester 1
Sem 2 - End of 5th rep Period.
4.0 for 6 sem/18 prog
4.0 GPA for the semester/4.0 for progress reports
Principal's Honor Roll
3.5 Academic GPA; 2.0 citizenship GPA; no D's or F's
End of 5th reporting Period
3.5 GPA; One CST score of Advanced
End of 5th reporting Period
PAWS Citizenship Award
3.5 Citizenship GPA; 2.0 academic GPA; No N's or U's
End of 5th reporting Period
eg: “History Department Award”
Your class grade is 95% or higher; E or G in citizenship
End of 5th reporting Period
·ATTENTION 8th GRADERS:The counselors from Mira Mesa High School will meet with you on March 19th in your English classes.You will receive 9th grade course request cards and information to share with your parents.The counselors will return on March 21st, again during English classes, to meet with each of you individually, collecting your parent signed course request cards for next year.ALL 8th grade students will meet with the MMHS counselors even if you think you will attend a different high school.Students attending Scripps, who did not turn in their course request card to the Scripps counselors, bring them to Mrs. Holm or Ms. Moreno and we will send them to Scripps.
·The Wangenheim/Challenger Middle School bowling competition has started.It is not too late to join.Meet at the Mira Mesa Bowling alley every Wednesday at 4:00.$3.00 per week but money is not a reason not to join.If you have more questions see Mr. Strom.Go Wildcats!
·The ASB Chocolate Fundraiser goods will be delivered on March 27th.Students that sold chocolate will pick it up in the activity room after school on the 27th.The ASB thanks you for your support.
·Reminder:The dress code is in effect 24 hours a day.If you come to a night time activity like Family Math Night you need to be in the dress code.