Thursday, January 11, 2018

OPEN HOUSE

Dear Parents,
White Station High School will be hosting their Optional School Open House, January the 16th at 6:00 p.m.  This will be a great opportunity to learn about the programs available at White Station High School and to have any of your questions answered.  They will also explain the new application process which is occurring using an new online system.
I hope you find this program informative and helpful as you prepare your eighth grader for high school.
Warm regards,
J. Blanton

Monday, December 18, 2017

ADMIN Weekly Announcement

Important Dates
  • December 15 – Winter Ball 6:00-8:00 pm
  • December 20 – Last Day of 1st Semester – Full Day
  • January 7 (Sunday) - Optional Fair at University of Memphis 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • January 8 – Back to School
  • January 11 - WSMS Optional Open House 6:00 pm

Announcements
  • Parent Winter Workshops – SCS is hosting workshops for parents to learn more about our new math and reading curriculums!  Reading and math coaches will share tools and resources to help your child at home. Free dinner and childcare is provided.  RSVP online @SCSK12.org  Dinner begins at 5 pm sessions start at 6:30 pm.  6-8 grade sessions are available at the Middle Schools locations. 
    • Jan 9 – Winchester ES
    • Jan 10 – Hamilton MS
    • Jan 17 – Kate Bond MS
    • Jan 18 – Holmes ES
    • Jan 24 - Macon Hall ES
    • Jan 25 – Kingsbury MS
    • Jan 31 – Hickory Ridge ES
    • Feb 1 – Grandview Heights MS
  • Parents, please do not drop off your students at the loading doc in the rear of the building, by the cafeteria.  This is a safety concern for students and other drivers.  Please drop students off in the front of the building.
  • 8th Grade parents, mark your calendars! White Station High School's Optional Open House is Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6 pm.
  • Yearbooks are on sale now! You have 3 ways to order:
Yearbooks are $40.00 until January 31, 2018. After that date, they will be $45.00.  Questions: Contact Ms. Carr at 416-2063 or at carrsc@scsk12.org
  • We have new White Station Middle School yard signs! The signs are just $10.00 and can be purchased in the library. The new signs are green, black and white with “Spartan Strong” on both sides. Show your school spirit today by purchasing a sign.
  • White Station Middle will hold their 7th Annual Winter Ball tonight, Friday, December 15, 2017 from 6pm-8pm.  The cost is $15.  The cost includes admission to the Ball (Semi-Formal/Formal), refreshments, and security on the premises.   NO JEANS OR JEAN MATERIAL ALLOWED!   Girls: Dressy Attire.  Boys: Slacks, Dress Shirt, or Suits.  GREAT DOOR PRIZES -Drawings will be held every 15 minutes starting at 6pm (students must be present to win).  Only White Station Middle School students will be able to attend.
Spartan Spotlight
  • Congratulations to Alexandra Shirley for winning the school Spelling Bee and to Grace Chang for being the runner-up. Great job ladies!



Administrative Staff Contact Information: 

If you have a general question or concern, we request that you first contact your child’s teacher, team, or club/sports sponsor. If you have an administrative or counseling question or concern, please contact the appropriate grade-level staff listed below. 

6th Grade-
Showen Herring, Assistant Principal (416-2082)- herringsm@scsk12.org
Latrice Johnson, Counselor (416-2072)- johnsonls@scsk12.org 

7th Grade-
Leslie Sandifer, Assistant Principal (416-2073)- sandiferlo@scsk12.org 
Constance Werner, Counselor (416-2083)- wernerca@scsk12.org 

8th Grade-
Angela Rupprecht, Assistant Principal (416-2066)- rupprechtal@scsk12.org 
Johnette Blanton, Counselor (416-2064)- blantonjm@scsk12.org 

PLC Coach, Kristy Hammond - over Title 1 and academic enrichment and intervention - (416-2101) hammondkl@scsk12.org
PLC Coach Tara GraceWilson - over academic intervention/RTI- (416-2065)  gracewilsontl@scsk12.org

White Station Middle School- A National Magnet School of Excellence 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ADMIN Weekly Announcement

Important Dates
  • December 11 – Band Concert 6:30 pm
  • December 12 – World Language Food Day
  • December 14 – Spelling Bee 8:00 am
  • December 14 – Choir Concert 6:30 pm
  • December 15 – Winter Ball 6:00-8:00 pm
  • December 20 – Last Day of 1st Semester – Full Day
  • January 7 (Sunday) - Optional Fair at University of Memphis 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • January 8 – Back to School
  • January 11 - WSMS Optional Open House 6:00 pm
Announcements
  • Parent Winter Workshops – SCS is hosting workshops for parents to learn more about our new math and reading curriculums!  Reading and math coaches will share tools and resources to help your child at home. Free dinner and childcare is provided.  RSVP online @SCSK12.org  Dinner begins at 5 pm sessions start at 6:30 pm.  6-8 grade sessions are available at the Middle Schools locations. 
    • Dec 14 – Idlewild
    • Jan 9 – Winchester ES
    • Jan 10 – Hamilton MS
    • Jan 17 – Kate Bond MS
    • Jan 18 – Holmes ES
    • Jan 24 - Macon Hall ES
    • Jan 25 – Kingsbury MS
    • Jan 31 – Hickory Ridge ES
    • Feb 1 – Grandview Heights MS
  • Parents, please do not drop off your students at the loading doc in the rear of the building, by the cafeteria.  This is a safety concern for students and other drivers.  Please drop students off in the front of the building.
  • 8th Grade parents, mark your calendars! White Station High School's Optional Open House is Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6 pm.
  • Yearbooks are on sale now! You have 3 ways to order:
Yearbooks are $40.00 until January 31, 2018. After that date, they will be $45.00.  Questions: Contact Ms. Carr at 416-2063 or at carrsc@scsk12.org
  • We have new White Station Middle School yard signs! The signs are just $10.00 and can be purchased in the library. The new signs are green, black and white with “Spartan Strong” on both sides. Show your school spirit today by purchasing a sign.
  • Students Reaching Memphis is collecting Teddy Bears for the Memphis Advocacy Center.  The teddy bears must be bears that are NEW and they need to be 14" or taller (a bit taller than school ruler).  This drive will be from Nov.13 - Dec. 15.  This drive will let kids know that they are loved during their time of need. Please drop of bears to Mrs. Martin G222 or Mrs. Self F204.  We appreciate your support in reaching Memphis.
  • White Station Middle will hold their 7th Annual Winter Ball Friday, December 15, 2017 from 6pm-8pm.  The cost is $15.  The cost includes admission to the Ball (Semi-Formal/Formal), refreshments, and security on the premises.   NO JEANS OR JEAN MATERIAL ALLOWED!   Girls: Dressy Attire.  Boys: Slacks, Dress Shirt, or Suits.  GREAT DOOR PRIZES -Drawings will be held every 15 minutes starting at 6pm (students must be present to win).  Only White Station Middle School students will be able to attend.
Spartan Spotlight
  • Congratulations to the elected officers of the 2017-2018 White Station Middle School Student Council.
President-Matthew Kim
Vice President-Ray Wu
Treasurer-Abhi Lingareddy
Secretary-Bhavesh Kotta
Public Relations-Natela Bonaparte
Sponsors-C. Werner, J. Blanton

Administrative Staff Contact Information: 

If you have a general question or concern, we request that you first contact your child’s teacher, team, or club/sports sponsor. If you have an administrative or counseling question or concern, please contact the appropriate grade-level staff listed below. 

6th Grade-
Showen Herring, Assistant Principal (416-2082)- herringsm@scsk12.org Latrice Johnson, Counselor (416-2072)- johnsonls@scsk12.org 

7th Grade-
Leslie Sandifer, Assistant Principal (416-2073)- sandiferlo@scsk12.org Constance Werner, Counselor (416-2083)- wernerca@scsk12.org 

8th Grade-
Angela Rupprecht, Assistant Principal (416-2066)- rupprechtal@scsk12.org Johnette Blanton, Counselor (416-2064)- blantonjm@scsk12.org 

PLC Coach, Kristy Hammond - over Title 1 and academic enrichment and intervention - (416-2101) hammondkl@scsk12.org
PLC Coach Tara GraceWilson - over academic intervention/RTI- (416-2065)  gracewilsontl@scsk12.org

White Station Middle School- A National Magnet School of Excellence 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Student Leadership Info

Good Morning,

Bridge Builders is currently accepting applications for the new year.  Bridge Builders is a one-year leadership program for students in grades 6th-11th.  Students selected for the program will attend a one-week conference in the summer of 2018 and complete six requirements during the following school year. Ways to apply:
1. Online at www.bridgesusa.org/collaborate
2. Pick up a paper application from myself, Ms. LaTrice Johnson, 6th Grade Counselor. Bridge Builders is open for students in grades 6th-11th.  I am the Bridge Builders sponsor for WSMS.
You may return the completed application
A. To Ms. L. Johnson, Main Office
B. Fax to Bridge Builder Recruitment Team at 901-320-1004
C. Scan and email to Freddy Dickerson at fdickerson@bridgesusa.org
D. Scan and email to Lauren Albright at lalbright@bridgesusa.org
E. Mail to Bridges, Attention: Bridge Builder Recruitment Team, 477 N. 5th Street Memphis, TN  38105.

 If You have any questions, please email me at johnsonls@scsk12.org or by phone at 416-2072.

ADMINISTRATOR POST

NAEP 2018 PARENT/GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION LETTER
Civics, geography, and U.S. history assessments

Dear Parent or Guardian:

White Station Middle School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on January 31, 2018. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Your child may take an assessment in one of the following subjects: civics, geography, or U.S. history. In addition to subject area questions, NAEP survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students. The questionnaires provide valuable information about participating students’ educational experiences and opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. More information is available at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/parents under the section “What Questions Does NAEP Ask?”

The assessment takes about 90 to 120 minutes for most students. The results are completely confidential (in accordance with the Confidential Information Protection provisions of Title V, Subtitle A, Public Law 107-347).

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.
  • Your child’s grades will not be affected.
  • Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.
  • While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by December 20, 2017.

There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do their best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf. Contact J. Blanton at 901-416-2064 or at blantonjm@scsk12.org if you have any questions.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that White Station Middle School's students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.

Sincerely,

Dr. C. Danley
School Principal

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

From ADMIN

Parents,
It is White Station Middle School’s goal to protect instructional time. Effective November 6, 2017, we will no longer call students during or between classes to claim any personal items (lunch, homework, apparel, textbooks, instruments) from the office, left by parents after 9:25a.m., as this is a major classroom distraction. However, if you have communicated with your child that you will bring an item, they are welcome to come to the office and get the item between class times.
This decision was made Monday, October 1, 2017 by our school’s Leadership Council.



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WSMS ADMIN
White Station Middle School
Memphis, TN 38120
phone: 901-416-2184
email: whitestationms@gmail.com
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From ADMIN

Important Dates

  • November 8 – Band/Choir/Orchestra pictures
  • November 10 – Veterans Day – No School
  • November 14 – Club pictures
  • November 17 – Fall Play 6pm


Announcements
  • 8th Grade parents, mark your calendars! White Station High School's Optional Open House is Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6 pm.
  • Yearbooks are on sale now! You have 3 ways to order:
Yearbooks are $40.00 until January 31, 2018. After that date, they will be $45.00.  Questions: Contact Ms. Carr at 416-2063 or at carrsc@scsk12.org
  • We have new White Station Middle School yard signs! The signs are just $10.00 and can be purchased in the library. The new signs are green, black and white with “Spartan Strong” on both sides. Show your school spirit today by purchasing a sign.
Spartan Spotlight
  • This past weekend, thirty WSMS students competed in the Gallatin Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament. This event is a NAQT Middle School National Championship qualifying event. This year, we competed for four available national qualifying spots. I'm proud to announce that we earned two of those spots. Our A Team and B Team are going to the National Championship in Chicago! This year's national championship is in Chicago on May 11-12. Qualifying students: Robert Randall, Raj Gosain, Abhi Lingareddy, Shawn Meng, Minnu Reddivari, Jasmine Meekins, Vijval Nataraja, and Aayush Jain. 

  • Rebecca Reed of White Station Middle School was recently nominated as a finalist for the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Higher Education Educator of the Year Award. Mrs. Reed was honored with this nomination for her achievements and dedication to science education. Only 29 teachers were selected as finalists across four categories from the state of Tennessee. Awards were made based on educational philosophy, experience, and leadership roles. Way to go, Ms Reed!

  • Congratulations to the WSMS Engineering Club. On Friday, October 20th they competed in the 2017 Engineering Day Competitions at the University of Memphis. Here are the results. Thank you to Ms. Brown, Ms. T. Jones, Ms. A. Reed and Ms. R. Reed for sponsoring events!!!
  1. White Station Middle Perseus: Darsh Shah, Indira Mummareddy, Kastubh Koya, Naisha Panjwani
  2. White Station Middle Dinosaur: Aauysh Jain; Ethan Yang; Dhrithi Kota, Grace Chang, Kate Blount
  3. White Station Middle AEA: Angela Yuan, Alice Yuan, Emily Hu

K'NEX Building
  1. White Station Middle 1: Sydney Chase, Ray Wu, Mandy Cassius, Abby Cassius
  2. White Station Middle 2: Riya Pramod, Matthew Kim, Elina Salian, Robert Randall
  3. White Station Middle 3: Minnathi Reddivari, Whitney Chen, Jennifer Chiu, Sophia Campbell

Administrative Staff Contact Information:    If you have a general question or concern, we request that you first contact your child’s teacher, team, or club/sports sponsor. If you have an administrative or counseling question or concern, please contact the appropriate grade-level staff listed below.  
6th Grade- Showen Herring, Assistant Principal (416-2082)- herringsm@scsk12.org Latrice Johnson, Counselor (416-2072)- johnsonls@scsk12.org  
7th Grade- Leslie Sandifer, Assistant Principal (416-2073)- sandiferlo@scsk12.org Constance Werner, Counselor (416-2083)- wernerca@scsk12.org    
8th Grade- Angela Rupprecht, Assistant Principal (416-2066)- rupprechtal@scsk12.org Johnette Blanton, Counselor (416-2064)- blantonjm@scsk12.org    
PLC Coach, Kristy Hammond - over Title 1 and academic enrichment and intervention - (416-2101) hammondkl@scsk12.org
PLC Coach Tara GraceWilson - over academic intervention/RTI- (416-2065)  gracewilsontl@scsk12.org   White Station Middle School- A National Magnet School of Excellence  



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WSMS ADMIN
White Station Middle School
Memphis, TN 38120
phone: 901-416-2184
email: whitestationms@gmail.com
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