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from the principal….. willo wbro ok middl es ch oo l
OCT
OCT
2014
2014
FROM THE PRINCIPAL…..
Hello Willowbrook Families!
The 2014-2015 academic year is off to an awesome start. Academic courses
are humming, student council officers and class representatives are planning,
volleyball and soccer seasons are rapidly concluding, boys’ basketball tryouts
are next week, many school clubs and activities are already taking place, the
Tees for Technology golf outing was a great success, and our WMS students
ran a record number of miles during the annual Jog-A-Thon.
Even though it’s only early October I’d like to thank all the great volunteers who
have already made an important impact on so many of our students. Thank
you to those who have assisted with the Back to School Picnic, Jog-A-Thon, 5th
Grade Creek Walk, Tees for Technology, Booster Club, Music Advocates, the
concession stand at athletic events and at any other WMS event. Your time,
energy, and commitment is what makes this community great – thank you!
WILLOWBROOK
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Newsletter Title
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PRAIRIE HILL CUSD 33
CONFERENCES
Believe it or not, the November Conferences are just around the corner. Our
conferences are scheduled through the Pick-A-Time scheduling program.
Please refer to the last page in this newsletter for instructions on how to
schedule your student.
BLUE AND WHITE GAME
Our first home game is Tuesday, October 28th beginning @ 4:30. This is a special one as we call it our “Blue/White Game”. We’ve been holding it for decades now! First we will be having the JV boys mixing it up and playing different
combinations of players each quarter. Afterwards the Varsity will take on the
Hononegah Freshman (last year's team). It’s a great chance to “get all the
bugs out” before the actual season gets underway. In addition, all of our admissions (season passes won't be used), concessions and donations that evening go towards a Hononegah scholarship for Seniors going on into college on
behalf of the Willowbrook Booster Club. Last year we presented our "Greg
Thorpe – Athletic Scholarships" to HHS seniors Amy DalSanto (who went to
Kansas State University) Please come watch our teams Tuesday evening and
support this great scholarship at the same time.
OCTOBER EVENTS 2014
Wed. 10/01
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Soccer Tournament @ Sportscore #1 TBA
Thurs. 10/2
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Soccer Tournament @ Sportscore #1 TBA
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Volleyball @ Harlem 4:30 PM
Fri. 10/03
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5th Grade Creek Walk
Mon. 10/06
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PSA Meeting @ PHS 3:30
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Boys B-Ball Tryouts 6:30-8:30
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Student Council Meeting 7:20
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Soccer Tournament @ Sportscore #1 TBA
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Volleyball WMS vs. Lutheran Home 4:30
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Picture Retakes 8:00AM
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Boys B-Ball Tryouts 6:30-8:30
Tues. 10/07
Wed. 10/08
Thurs. 10/09 -
Yearbook Activity Photos
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Soccer Tournament @ Sportscore #1 TBA
Fri. 10/10
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NO SCHOOL
Mon. 10/13
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NO SCHOOL
Tues. 10/14
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Spanish Club 2:30-3:45
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Fall Sports Honors Night 7:00
Fri. 10/17
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Band/Choir Trip
Mon. 10/20
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Music Advocates 6:30 PM
Tues. 10/21
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Student Council Meeting 7:20
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Mandatory Concert Dress Rehearsal 6-8 PM
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Fall Band Concert 7:00 PM
Thurs. 10/23 -
Fall Choir Concert 7:00 PM
Fri. 10/24
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End of the First Quarter
Tues. 10/28
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Spanish Club 2:30-3:45
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Blue and White Game 4:30
Wed. 10/22
Thurs. 10/30 -
Boys B-Ball WMS vs. Harlem Black Home 4:30
Fir. 10/31
Report Cards
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LOOKING AHEAD…….
Tues. 11/04
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Student Council Meeting 7:20
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Boys B-Ball WMS vs. Christian Life 4:30
BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Varsity and JV Boys Basketball tryouts will be next week on the following days:
Monday, October 6th
Wednesday, October 8th
Tryouts will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Willowbrook Middle School Gym.
In order for your son to be able to tryout, the following forms need to be on file with the school:
1.) A current physical or sports physical
2.) Proof of Insurance
3.) Parental Permission to Participate
Please turn these forms in to the office or Mr. Bonne (WMS PE Teacher/JV Boys Basketball Coach).
If you have any questions about the tryouts or the boys’ basketball program in general, please contact
Mr. Bonne at [email protected] or leave a message by calling 815-389-3957 X 1410.
Thanks so much,
Justin Bonne - JV Coach
Ric Wicks - Varsity Coach
ART SADTLER BASKETBALL
The Art Sadtler Basketball Season will be kicking off in November for the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. Teams will be forming in November with the games starting in January, 2015. Look for further
information to come home in October. For more information on the Art Sadtler Basketball Team, you
may visit them @ www.artsadtler.com . If there are any questions, contact Sean Byron @ (972) 9516238.
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ACTIVITY PHOTOS
Activity photos will be taking place on Thursday, October 9th, starting at 8:00 AM. Please make sure your
child has the appropriate attire for the picture. The following is a list of activity groups that are included,
and the pictures will be taken in the order give.
Band
Volleyball (both teams)
Soccer (both teams)
Cheer
Poms
Student Council
THE PAW
Do you love to write? Do you want to be published? Here's your chance to write something that people
look forward to reading! The Willowbrook Middle School newspaper club will be starting up again in October. Each week, we will work together to create and produce a monthly newspaper called “The Paw”. If
you are interested in being a part of the school newspaper, please join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, October 7th. We will meet from 2:30 - 3:30 every Tuesday. See Mrs. Zoeller or Mrs. Andrews if you
have any questions. Hope to see you there!
FALL CONCERT
On Wednesday, October 22th, at 7:00pm, 6th, 7th and 8th grade Band Students will present their FALL
CONCERT. On Thursday, October 23rd the 6th 7th and 8th grade Choir Students will present their FALL
CONCERT. All students should arrive in the band and/or choir rooms at 6:30 for attendance and warmups. Music students are excited to present their first concert of the year and we cordially invite friends
and family to attend. Please remember, all music students need to be dressed in their concert attire,
(team uniform) of Band/Choir t-shirt and black slacks/skirt and shoes. We hope to see you all there.
Mrs. Julian
Ms. Kole
Fall Fest Rec Night
When: Friday, November 7, 2014
Who: 6th-8th WMS Students Only
Time: 2:30-4:30p.m.
Cost: $2.00 (in advance) $3.00 (at the door)
Tickets will go on sale during lunchtime in
the Café the week of the Rec Night
Come join the fun, there will be concessions,
contests, dancing, games,
basketball, volleyball, and more!
Mark your calendars!
Sponsored by the WMS Student Council
FROM THE PRAIRIE HILL ART DEPARTMENT
Parents don’t forget to register at our online art gallery at Artsonia.com, where you can not only view your student’s
artwork, but also leave comments, register to receive emails to alert you when new artwork is posted, and best of
all order merchandise from Artsonia imprinted with your student’s masterpiece. Items such as mugs, necklaces,
mouse pads, totes, hot pads, jewelry and such make unique personalized gifts for Christmas, Mother’s Day, and
the like. Also, if you have grandparents or relatives living elsewhere, they can register to receive emails and are
able to leave comments. A portion of the order proceeds is returned to the PHS Art Department so we can continue
to offer your students outstanding art opportunities.
Also, we welcome any material donations from your workplace or other art-friendly materials we can reuse or recycle.
Lastly, we welcome back former PHS student Kelcy Ainsworth, who is student teaching with Mrs. Williams this semester. Sadly, Mrs. Williams will be retiring at the end of the year, leaving a rich legacy of art here in the PHS/WMS
district.
Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Swanson, and Miss Ainsworth
Greetings PHS Families,
My name is Ms. Ainsworth and I am very excited to be student teaching this Fall! I currently attend Rockford University and will graduate soon with my Master of Arts in Teaching with a K - 12 license to teach art. I am very grateful
for the opportunity to be working alongside Mrs. Williams in the art classroom and the rest of the PHS team.
I will be student teaching all 3rd-8th graders in the art classroom through December. I will gradually be taking responsibility but always in consult with Mrs. Williams. By the beginning of October I will be teaching most of the 3rd8th grade art classes.
I am very excited to get to know your student(s) in the next few months. I love school and hope to pass on my passion to learn. I was born and raised locally. I am proud to be a PHS alum! When I am not studying or teaching I enjoy reading, doing anything creative, playing with my two dogs, and spending time with my dear friends and family.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (815) 389-1930
Sincerely,
Ms. Kelcy Ainsworth
LUNCH NEWS
Due to the recent increase in milk prices we are not able to offer milk for 25 cents. Starting this school year 2014/15 the new price of a carton of milk will be 35 cents. Lunch
prices will remain the same at $2.50
LAST CHANCE FOR YEARBOOKS!
At registration in May, most families purchased the Early Bird yearbook at a reduced cost of $23 for the
2014-2015 school year. If you opted out at that time, you can still purchase one now for the increased
price of $25. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please see Mary in the Willowbrook office. All
Yearbook orders must be placed no later than November 1st. There will be no additional yearbooks for
sale in May. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hand at 815-389-3957. X 1960.
CONFERENCE TIME
CONFERENCES WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH AND
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH.
4:00—7:30 PM
NANOWRIMO
"It is that time of the year already! Get ready for Nanowrimo! In October, we will be meeting each Thursday
(beginning October 2); in November, we will meet each Tuesday (when there is school) and the first Thursday of the month. Also, be on the look out for Write-Ins that will take place on some of the weekends.
Please listen to announcements, ask your English teacher, or check Mrs. Zoeller's Nanowrimo site at
https://sites.google.com/site/mrszoeller/nanowrimo for more information! See ya soon Wrimos!
Thank you!!
PICK-A-TIME
DIRECTIONS FOR PARENTS
Go To:
https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11605633
Register (new users)
Enter your email address and push "Login/Create Account".
Fill in the required fields and register.
For each child, enter a student ID and birth date. (the format mm/dd/yyyy must be used)
Sign In
If you've previously registered, or if you have already used Pick-A-Time for a student at Hononegah High
School, all you need to do is enter your email and password. The system will know about your appointments and the children you have added to your account. The system will also inform you as to the times
and dates of scheduled appointments at HHS. You will not, however, be able to manage HHS appointments without logging in to the URL provided by HHS. The URL is unique to each school.
Scheduling
Each colored square represents an available meeting time. The legend shows you which teacher corresponds to which color, and the times increase as you go down the page. (Note: you will not see all of
the teachers at your school, just the set of teachers that your children have classes with.) Click on a
square to book that time.
You will optionally have the choice of setting a time when you would like a reminder email delivered.
Click "Create Appointment".
Repeat until you have a time with each teacher you'd like to visit with.
At any time you can click on "printable schedule" and print the resulting web page to get a hard
copy of your schedule. You will also have the option to email your schedule to yourself.
If you want to make changes to your schedule, you can log in at any time with the email address
and password you used to create your account.
Click on “Your Schedule” to display and hide your appointments. There will be links to change the
time, or cancel the appointment.
Please Note: if you would like to make an appointment with a teacher that your child does not have a
class with, you will need to contact the school.
* PLEASE LIMIT YOUR CHOICES TO THREE TEACHERS TO ALLOW
ENOUGH OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL PARENTS*

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