REMINDER: Picture retake day will be held in the Activity room, during homeroom, on Thursday October 24th. If your child missed the original picture day in August, they will need to have their picture taken on this day. If you are ordering pictures, please have your child bring the filled-out picture packet, or copy of receipt if you ordered online. For those wanting retakes, you MUST bring the original pictures back to turn in!
REMINDER: Our fundraiser items are set to be delivered on Wednesday, October 23 after school. Pick up will be available until 5:30 pm in the WMS cafeteria. ALL students who sold items are required to pick up items that night! This is due to the frozen goods needing to be delivered immediately (we do not have the space to store the extra frozen goods). Please plan on assisting your child that night with the pick up and dropping off with customers. THANK YOU to all who supported WMS with this fundraiser!
Jeff Veley (National Social Skills Educator) just published his first children's book "Bigfoot Gets Bullied." He is offering our teachers and parents a free Kindle edition of the book. It's a fun way to empower young students to solve social problems - in two simple steps. But you must act now. The offer ends on Wednesday. Download your copy ⇒ http://bit.ly/bigfoot-free
Parents just a reminder of a few things next week: 1- End of 1st quarter is Friday, October 25th. Please encourage your child to buckle down this last week to get caught up or finish the quarter strong! 2- Picture retakes are Thursday, October 24th during home room. 3- Wrestling and girls basketball both start practice on Monday, October 21st after school. Give us a call if you have any additional questions!
Video Series: What's Going On At GPS? (11:19 min) https://youtu.be/2Y9YtO7Uxmw #GPSCommunity #GPSService #DownloadOurApp
1st day of practice for wrestling and girls basketball is October 21st. Remember, it is a requirement that students have a sports physical before they are allowed to practice. We are also in need of 2 additional girls basketball coaches and a wrestling assistant coach. Give us a call at the school if you have any questions. See the link below to apply! https://www.wmsglendive.com/o/gps/page/current-openings--12
From Transportation Dept: 10-15-19 bus 7 will not run this afternoon. Short on drivers
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): We have added an additional Cross Country meet for our middle school team at Killdeer ND on Oct 15th. They will be traveling with the HS team. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Today is the last day to turn in your ballots. If you haven't been able to turn in your ballots yet, please make sure you get them down to the Clerk and Recorder's office by 8 PM tonight. If you have turned them in, Thank You! #2019BondMeasure #BeInformed www.glendiveschools.com
From Mr. Buckley (AD): Here is the schedule for the WMS FB Championship weekend @ Sidney: The 7th grade game will start approximately at 1:00-1:30 pm. They have a practice field the teams can use to warm up. As soon as the game in front of them finishes we will be expected to be ready to play. 8th grade will be 3:30-4:00 pm. Leave time will be 11 am. GO DEMONS!!! 10:00am MST 7th - #3 Miles City vs #4 Sidney 10 min after 8th - #3 Miles City vs #4 Watford City 10 min after 7th - #1 Glendive vs #2 Watford City 10 min after 8th - #1 Glendive vs #2 Sidney
From Transportation Dept: Monday 10-7-19 Buses 1 and 6 will not run the PM route. Still short of drivers.
Wanted: Amazing human beings with a strong heart, generous spirit, and a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. GPS is in dire need of Substitutes for PK – 12. If you want to add value to students, staff, and the community, we would love to have you apply. If you are interested, please click on the link below and fill out our online application. http://bit.ly/GPSapplytoSub #GPSCommunity
If you haven't voted yet for the Bond Measure, please vote and get your ballot to the Clerk and Recorder before 8 p.m. on October 8th. Video from Mr. Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/ppLVHoKFoXc #Vote #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
REMINDER: Fundraiser packets due back to WMS TOMORROW, 10/2 during home room with the funds raised. Thank you to those of you who purchased items and supported WMS! GO DEMONS!!!
Important health information from the Dawson County Health Department. #GPSSafety #BeSafe https://5il.co/aj6q
With the beginning of the school year upon us, we just wanted to remind everyone of some safety tips from the Glendive Police Department. Please talk with your students. #GPSSafety #BeSafe #EducationIsKey http://bit.ly/GPDSafetyReminder
WMS Staff Member of the Month! Congratulations to Ashley Scheetz - WMS PE/Health teacher for being selected for the month of September! Mrs. Scheetz answered a few questions about herself as well: What is your favorite food? Knoephla Soup What is your favorite thing to do away from school? Spend time with my family & love on my baby :) What is your favorite part of working at WMS? Definitely the WONDERFUL students & AMAZING staff!!! You guys rock! What advice do you have for students? It doesn’t matter what others are doing, it matters what YOU are doing. What is your favorite quote? Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZER
FROM MR. BUCKLEY (AD): The Scottie XC Invitational (both Middle School and High School) scheduled for tomorrow at Fort Peck has been POSTPONED to Next Saturday Oct. 5th. Same time, same place, next weekend! Sorry for the change, but we feel it is the best course of action right now with the weather calling for a high of 44 degrees, with snow/rain, and 35 MPH winds.
FROM MR. BUCKLEY (AD): The middle school cross country meet scheduled in Watford City on October 1st has been cancelled. Construction on their golf course did not get finished making the course unavailable to run on. Thank you and have a good weekend.
From Transportation Dept: Friday 9-27-19 Buses 5 and 7 will not run the pm route. Not enough drivers
Message from Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run the PM route.
Message from Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run the PM route.
NOTE FOR 6th GRADE PARENTS: On Friday, September 27, 2019, the 6th graders will participate in a service project. We will leave the school at 9:30 to pick up litter at the practice football fields, baseball fields, and Lloyd Square Park. We will be returning around 11:00 for a picnic lunch at the school. The WMS cooks will make sack lunches which may be purchased just like a regular hot lunch, or your child may bring a lunch from home. Students should wear appropriate clothing, and they may want to bring along a disposable water bottle. Garbage bags and vinyl gloves will be provided. If students desire, they may bring garden or leather gloves from home, but please make sure they are labeled. We look forward to serving our community.
NOTE FOR 7th GRADE PARENTS: On Friday, September 27, 2019, the 7th graders will be heading out at 9am to clean up around the fairgrounds before a community event this Saturday, pick up litter between the fairgrounds and the Cenex gas station, along the highway from the Trail Star to the Alliance Church, and from the Dawson County Vet Clinic and Berg Tire to Eyer Park. We will picnic in Eyer Park around 11:30am, play some games, and then walk back to WMS over the Bell Street Bridge to return to WMS before the 1:18pm early release time for that day. Students should wear appropriate clothing and bring a backpack or cinch bag if possible. Each student will be given a sack lunch provided by the school, unless they want to bring a sack lunch from home, a bottle of water, a garbage bag, and vinyl gloves for the day. Students may bring garden or leather gloves from home as they would probably stand up better. Please label them on the inside of the cuff. We have Sharpie markers if needed. Students may bring an additional bottle of water to drink from home if they think they will need one. The temperature is to be cooler with a high around 55 degrees. This will be a service project for the 7th grade. We look forward to helping out our community. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSSERVICE #WMSAWESOMIZERS
Today is the day. Ballots are being sent out to all registered voters in the mail, so you should be receiving it soon. Please reach out to Mr. Schreibeis if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 377-5339) or go to our website (https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/2019-bond-info--2). Video from Mr. Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/8kVkRytj6ZU #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Mr. Schreibeis Interviews Bridget Ekstrom of D.A. Davidson. (7:52) https://youtu.be/LU-hSsu5pNU What it is about: Mr. Schreibeis and Bridget discuss the bond financing (principal and interest), the best time to pursue a bond, and the total amount of money per household. Bridget Ekstrom is the VP of Public Finance of D.A. Davidson #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Ballots will be coming out a week from today. Here is the new video that was posted on our website yesterday. Stephen Schreibeis Interview with Dusty Eaton - A&E Architects - (31:37) https://youtu.be/MbYsL4ECURU For more information about the bond, please visit our website at www.glendiveschools.com. #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
GPS PTA meeting is TODAY, 6:30pm in the Jefferson elementary library! Fun supervised activities provided for the kids, AND there will be snacks and chocolate!! Please consider joining the committee for WMS! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Volleyball update: 7th and 8th grade volleyball players.....practice change for tomorrow (Thurs., Sept. 12). Practice will finish at 4:45. We will then walk over to the high school to watch the high school volleyball game. The varsity Lady Devils will be playing at 5:30 (this time has also changed). Parents can pick their child up at DCHS after the game. Team shirts will be handed out at practice. They need to be worn to the game. If you haven't already paid, please turn your money in at practice.
Video: What is the difference between a levy and a bond? https://youtu.be/FStQMd3XH08 (4 min 15 sec) #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
UPDATE: We will not be having an early out this Friday, September 13th. The decision has been made to move the homecoming parade to Friday, September 27th at 3:00 pm and that will be the homecoming football game as well. We will run an early out schedule that day so our students can attend the parade. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley (AD): Times for WMS football vs Glasgow have been moved to 10 am/11:30 am on Saturday September 14th. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
SELFIE OF THE WEEK SUBMISSIONS!!! Congratulations to 2 of our 7th grade students giving us the "peace sign" - Jeff Veley approach as being selected this week! Lots of AWESOME things going on at WMS! Looking forward to the submissions next week during homecoming! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #WMSSelfieOfTheWeek
Good news! N Meade Ave in front of the middle school is now open to the public so we will no longer have to do student pick up/drop off solely on Dodge St. Please remind your child to use crosswalks when coming to and leaving WMS grounds. Have a great weekend! Go DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Next week is GPS HOMECOMING week! Please see below events/activities going on for WMS. Monday Sept 9: PJ Dress Up Day Tuesday, Sept 10 Assembly Schedule All Schools Assembly - 1:00 @ DCHS Gymnasium Red Dress Up Day Wednesday, Sept 11 Normal Schedule USA Dress Up Day Thursday, September 12th: Regular Schedule Twin Dress Up Day (Changed) Friday, Sept 13: Early Dismissal Schedule Finish @ 1:18 Devil Dress Up day Homecoming Parade 3:00 Saturday, Sept 14 7/8th Volleyball VS Watford City @ WMS 10/11/12/1pm 7/8th Football VS Glasgow 11/12:30 pm- DCHS
Cross Country Update: Mandan Meet Saturday September 7th, 2019 Start time: 10 AM Central Time Location: Mandan Municipal Golf Course Bus Leaves High School at 5:30 Sharp, be there at 5:15 to ensure a prompt departure. Mandan Municipal Golf Course 1002 7th St SW Mandan, ND 58554 United States
Ballots will be going out on Sept 20th for the school district's bond proposal. Please check back as more Frequently Asked Questions will be added the next couple of weeks. #BeInformed #Vote https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/2019-bond-info--2
Just a reminder we have a busy weekend for the Demons! We have multiple events going on at the same time here in Glendive. Come on out to support the volleyball teams VS Williston 10/11 am (7th @ WMS, 8th @ DCHS) and the Football teams in the WMS Jamboree at DCHS starting at 10 am. There will be GREAT concessions at the football jamboree!!! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE
Football Jamboree UPDATE: The WMS Football Jamboree scheduled for this Saturday, 8/31 has been moved up to starting at 10 am. There will be full concessions at the Jamboree and our regular admission fees will apply. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
GPS Communication Page: Stay informed with what is happening in the district and schools. PDF Version: http://5il.co/5frr #GPSCommunity
First day of school with all students at WMS! Off to a great start! WMS t-shirt orders are flying off the press. Don’t forget to get your order in! If you need an order form one can be picked up in the office. Cost is $15 and all profits go directly back to our students for BLITZ activities and other fun activities. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE
6th grade orientation today! We started off with a class assembly and then broke off into home rooms. Those home room groups went through 6 stations where staff explained MBI universals and expectations for different areas of our building. Up next Minute to Win it games in gym. Stay tuned for more pictures! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCULTURE #MBI
School is just about upon us! With all of the construction still ongoing outside of the school on N Meade Ave we wanted parents and the community to be aware of what our plan is here at WMS before school and after. If you are dropping your student off or picking them up we are asking parent/guardians to use Dodge street on the N side of the building. This parking lot will be solely designated for parent/community parking (along with handicap) while the construction is still ongoing. Students will then walk around the building to the playground on the backside until the bell rings. Our staff will park on the playground on the far S end. This area will be coned off. THIS AREA IS NOT FOR COMMUNITY PARKING BETWEEN 7-4 pm or pick up/drop off. The community members who have been displaced by the construction are welcome to use the parking lot as we have allowed all summer as long as they are out by 7 am (our first students arrive around 7:15 am). Please stay SOUTH of the orange cones we have set out when you park and exit through the west exits. Buses will drop off on N River Ave in the morning and students will walk onto the playground from there. Buses will be picking up on the WMS playground so it is vital that students are not walking outside of the designated cone area for safety reasons on the playground. This includes students being picked up. Please do not park on N River Ave to pick up your child if at all possible (Use Dodge St). I have been told that they hope construction will be done on the N Meade in front of our school about 2 weeks from now. We ask for your patience during this time. We are EXCITED to have your kids soon! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity #WMSAWESOMIZERS
Video from Superintendent Schreibeis about the upcoming bond measure. https://youtu.be/lXLHhdKBQc4 Please check out our website and Facebook page for more information. We will be adding more information all the time so keep an eye out. #BeInformed #Vote
Bus Information for the 2019-2020 School Year! https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/transportation--254
Student Schedules: Just a reminder that student schedules will not be available until the 1st day of school for your student. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!!! GO DEMONS!!!
Fall Sports 1st week practice schedule. Remember, you must have a sports physical in order to begin practicing. If you do not have a physical yet, you can come and watch practice and attend the meetings until you do. GO DEMONS!!! Volleyball: Aug 19 meeting 3:30 pm in the gym (no practice), Aug 22-23 practice times after school discussed at the meeting on the 19th. Cross Country: practice at 9 am (M,T) & 3:30 (Th, Fri) Football: Aug 19 - First day of practice (3:30 - 5:30) | 8th graders get equipment after practice Aug 20 - Second day of practice (3:30 - 5:30) | 7th graders get equipment after practice Aug 21 - Third day of practice (3:30 - 5:30) | 1st day of helmets & mouthpieces | Parent meeting immediately following practice (will hand out practice schedules, game schedules, and answer any questions you may have) Aug 22 & 23 - Practice after school (3:30 - 5:30) | Helmets and mouthpieces
The Board of Trustees of Glendive Public Schools is searching for a trustee to fill a vacant position. He or she will serve on the board until May of 2020, when the seat will open for election. The board encourages anyone interested in serving on the Glendive School Board to send the following information to Kristine Mothershead, PO Box 701, Glendive, MT 59330 or to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on August 16, 2019. Letter of Interest Resume Please answer the following questions: Tell us about your background (i.e. education, occupation, etc.). What drives or inspires you to be a part of the Glendive School Board and what qualities do you think you would bring to the Board if selected? What do you think is the biggest challenge facing Glendive’s schools and what do you think should be done about it? Qualified candidates must reside within the boundaries of Glendive Elementary School District #1. The board will review and may interview all interested candidates.
Come join us on July 1st at 6:30 in the DCHS Auditorium. Thank you Healthy Communities Coalition for bringing this to Glendive! https://www.facebook.com/events/375129699793860/
Join GPS in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We are walking in the Out of the Darkness Eastern Montana Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025. Please help us reach our goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page (see link below). All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Thank you for your support! https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/Valerie-Damron
We hope you can come to our next Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the DCHS Cafeteria. We will be updating everyone on where we are at with our facilities planning. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2014181352224043/
WOW! Can you believe it is the last day of school for the 2018-2019 school year. A big thank you to everyone that made this a very successful year. Have a great summer!
To help all our new employees for next year, we are asking for anyone that is in need of great renters for their house/apartment, to fill out the following survey. The results will only be shared with school employees. Thank you Glendive for your help with this. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if the link does not work. Thanks! https://forms.gle/Dzoyjv1qvExRFMq96
WMS Awards Assembly today at 12:10 pm in the gym. Parent/guardians please use the gym entrance if you would like to attend. The students will be sitting in the chairs on the gym floor and the community members/parent/guardians are asked to sit in the bleachers! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZERS
REMINDER: WMS Spring Concert Band/Choir is Tuesday, May 21st at 7 pm DCHS auditorium. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Congratulations to the following student for being selected as student of the month for April here at WMS: 6th- Jaelin Jimison, Jake Wade; 7th- Morganne VanDyke, Cayden Ryan; 8th- Megan Frank, Michael Murphy. These kids are excellent representatives of WMS and our community! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZERS
Staff appreciation week is off and running here at WMS! A big thank you goes out to L’Amour bakery for putting together this desert tray for our staff and to the Glendive PTA for providing muffins and drinks! We appreciate ALL of our WMS staff and all of the work they put in for our students! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #TeacherAppreciationWeek
UPDATE: The WMS track meet today at Baker has been cancelled due to the weather.
***Correction on the High School Levy Ballot*** Video from Superintendent Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/bsdXSHtLxlI
The TIP members have officially launched "AT WMS, KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS!" Thanks to the Glendive PTA using funds raised from our fundraiser earlier this year, they were able to purchase red and white bracelets with the positive message written on them. Each TIP member was given a bracelet with the intention of passing the bracelet, and message, on to other students and staff members. Any time a TIP member observes a kind deed toward another person, they take off their bracelet, and give it to the person who committed the kind act with an explanation of why they are receiving the bracelet. Those people are then encouraged to pass the bracelet on to others they observe doing something kind toward another as well...because at WMS, KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity #WMSAwesomizers #KindnessIsContagious
You are all invited to come to an important event about Motivating responsible Use of Technology & Preventing Digital Abuse on May 2, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the DCHS Auditorium. We hope to see you there. Please click on the link for more information (Flyer): https://is.gd/a0TWOj or https://5il.co/7e3v if you don't have Facebook. Hope to see you there!
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to WMS’s very own - Mrs. Cleveland! Mrs. Cleveland does so much for our school/students/staff as our secretary to help things run smoothly. She is one of GPS’s best and we are lucky to have her! Mrs. Cleveland....YOU ROCK!!! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #GPSAWESOMIZER #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay
Video from Superintendent Schreibeis about the upcoming Levy. https://youtu.be/CdfVCi5ugDs #2019Levy #BeInformed #MakeAnEducatedDecision #GPSPride #GPSCommunity
Just a reminder that GPS does not have school on 4/18-22/19. Enjoy the 5 day weekend!!!
Ballots for the May 7th Election will be going out this week. Here is a flyer that was created to help you get accurate information on the upcoming General Fund Levy. We will only be running one levy this year in the High School District. Please check back on the app, website, and Facebook pages for more information in the upcoming weeks. As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Selfie of the week: CONGRATULATIONS to Gabe and Mrs. Kurtz for being selected this week! Gabe is on the Governors Youth Leadership Council and organized our #wearorangewednesday campaign at WMS to bring awareness to fight childhood hunger. Way to be an AWESOMIZER Gabe!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #BeAnAwesomizer
Congratulations to the following students for being selected by their teachers as students of the month for Washington Middle School for March: 6th- Isaac Jacobsen & Emily; 7th- Jase Grile & Maddison Statczar; 8th- Mallory Robinson & Ryan DeSaye. 2nd picture is for effect...Mrs. Kurtz photo bombing the picture. :-) GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #WMSAwesomizers
It brings me great pleasure to announce that GPS very own- Val Damron was recently selected as the MCASE educator of the year for the state of MT! Mrs. D is a pre-K teacher at Washington MS and is one of the best child advocates I’ve worked with in my career. She is a tireless worker who always does what’s best for the students she served. She is a perfect example of what a GPS AWESOMIZER is. Mrs. D....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #BeAnAwesomizer
Staff member of the month: CONGRATULATIONS to BreAnn Miller- WMS Librarian for being selected this month!!! Mrs. Miller is absolutely a WMS Awesomizer who always is the first to volunteer to help out and always tries to keep a positive, uplifting attitude! Mrs. Miller....YOU ROCK!!! What is your favorite food? Mac & Cheese---All Kinds--All Flavors! What is your favorite thing to do away from school? Well naturally I like to read! I also like to binge watch Netflix. I also like to coach/play volleyball, do yoga...there are just so many things that I enjoy doing! What is your favorite part of working at WMS? I absolutely LOVE being in the library and helping students find that perfect book! It is a fun challenge for me and I love it when we can find that perfect book/reader fit! The people at WMS (students and staff) are also wonderful! It is never a dull moment! What advice do you have for students? This is for your whole life: If you have questions, ask. There is nothing wrong with admitting that you don’t know the answer or you don’t know how to do something. You are always surrounded by people who are here to help you. Teachers are pretty amazing, but we aren’t mind readers! What is your favorite quote? “I believe, every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment.” -Audrey Hepburn
Glendive Public Schools has been working on getting our automated system working for absences. We will start our new system tomorrow, April 11th. If your student is absent, and the school has not been notified that they are excused, you will receive a call from our Notification System (377-9385). There will be two calls a day, morning (10:00) and afternoon (4:00). We want to make sure that you are aware of the absence and if you are aware, that you are reminded to call in to the school to excuse the absence. We thank you for your patience as we work out the kinks of this new system. If you have any questions, please contact the office of your child's school. Thanks!
WMS Pennies for Patients final totals! We raised $1500.87 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. SO PROUD OF ALL OF OUR WMS AWESOMIZERS!!! GO DEMONS!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrNahSt7wWU&feature=youtu.be #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #PenniesForPatients #BeAnAwesomizer
UPDATE: After our second collection day for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. To this point our students/staff brought in $638.25! The top homerooms in order after the first collection date: 1st place- Mrs. Vander Veur $126.11 2nd place- Mrs. Hellman $115.21 & 3rd place - OFFICE staff $62.98. I am very proud of everyone for rallying behind this cause! The fundraiser will have 1 more collection dates on 4/5/19. Keep up the great work! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #BeAnAwesomizer #LeukemiaAndLymphomaSociety #PenniesForPatients
For those of you who are not aware, WMS is running a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society called Pennies for Patients. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the worlds largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer. This topic is very important to us here at WMS as we have multiple staff members who have fought these cancers and won! We hope the funds raised can help others who are currently battling cancer. Today was our first collection day and our students/staff brought in $306.97! I am very proud of everyone for rallying behind this cause (The top home room earns a pizza party so I think that helps the motivation a little bit)! The fundraiser will have 2 more collection dates on 4/2 & the final one will be on 4/5/19. Any businesses who would also like to participate are encouraged to get in touch with Mr. Goyette at 377-3256. We appreciate any/all support! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity #PenniesForPatients #WMSAwesomizers
The TIP kids from WMS participated in a Honk and Wave during Kick Butt's Day on March 20th. They made posters and encouraged drivers to honk in recognition of not using tobacco, or If they do use, they encouraged them to quit. The Tobacco Coalition provided doughnuts and hot chocolate for the students when they were done. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride #WMSAwesomizers
Bus: Starting 3-26-2019 Bus 4 will run its route on Marsh road out to the road blocks am and pm.
PARENT REMINDER: It's getting to that time of year that most of our students are running out of their basic school supplies paper, pencils, etc. Please check with your child to see if they need you to resupply them. Thank you for your help! GO DEMONS!!!
Bus: 3-25-2019, Monday morning bus 4 will not pick up on Marsh road. All other buses will run their regular routes.
Message from Dawson County Montana-Emergency Alerts: Flood waters currently are covering Marsh Road both north and south of Cottonwood Grove. Blockades are being put in place. At this time, NO TRAVEL is advised on Marsh Road. Please, exercise extreme caution - Turn Around, Don't Drown! Update: Residents of Cottonwood Grove within the affected area are advised to Shelter in Place at this time. No Travel Advised.
Bus: Due to flooding bus 3 will not be able to run its route properly so it may not get to your stop or may be delayed until conditions improve.
From Mrs. Vander Veur: Today the sixth grade math students continued their of study of fractions, decimals, and percent. Mrs. VV used a variety of items as visual representations for representing fractions, or parts of a whole. Students were challenged to think through the question, “How much is half?” The students realized through discussion that the size of the object matters much as the value of the number matters. Thanks to the lunchroom ladies for helping slice the food and to Pizza Hut for the boxes. The students had to write percents into decimals and fractions for assessment.
Attention students interested in Hunters Education: Classes will begin on Monday, April 8 through Friday April 12th from 6-9 pm. Introduction and book pickup will be Monday April 1 @ 6 pm. All meetings will be at DCC - Ullman Center room 102. Parents and students are required to attend the introduction. All classes are mandatory. Students must be 10 years old on or before April 1. This is a classroom ONLY course and NO field day for online students will be offered at this time. Hunter Education is taught by volunteer instructors and is free to all students. Registration must be done online at fwp.mt.gov under the education tab. If you have any questions, please contact Trent Hansen 939-2564.
ICU BLITZ Day today! All students with no missing assignments got to participate in the fun! Those with work missing got the extra support to get caught up. Dodgeball tournaments, movie, ice cream, popcorn were the rewards for those off the ICU list! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #PowerOfICU #GPSPRIDE #WMSAWESOMIZERS
WMS Announcements for Friday, March 8, 2019 LUNCH: Tomato soup with a grilled cheese sand., fruit, veggie, and milk NO Salad Bar DCC is offering an intro to welding class for middle school. Girls class will be on March 13 and boys will be on March 14. You will learn basic safety and instruction as well as hands on experience. You will be able to create a piece that you can take home. For more information, please come to the office. Student Council members attending the Helena trip - be sure to get your $20 in to Mrs. Schaaf by noon on Friday to pay for your portion of the trip meals. Checks need to be made out to WMS. March 22 is the last day to order yearbooks. Mrs. James can not guarantee a lot of extra yearbooks when they come in so order now. The homeroom in each grade level that purchases the most will receive breakfast from Mrs. James. Order forms are in the office. We have WMS Demon T-shirts for sale! The cool thing about these is that you get to put the print on yourself if you’d like! All funds from this fundraiser go directly back into the WMS fundraiser account that funds our BLITZ days and other fun things we do. Stop by the office and pick up an order form and see what they look like! Cost of the t-shirts is $15. This is a reminder to students and staff to remember to nominate others for the TIP Kindness Award. Anytime you observe a student or staff member doing a kind deed for another, you may write up an award for them. These are delivered at the end of the month by our TIP members. You may pick them up from the main office or from Mrs. Nissley. AFTER SCHOOL ICU ROOM: NONE it’s Friday!!! Joke of the day: Who is the roundest knight? Sir Cumference (Kaidence Garcia)
Parents: Please consider taking a few minutes to listen to this podcast regarding the "B" word from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the country! https://www.jeffveley.com/2019/02/27/the-toxic-word-bullying/?mc_cid=c5d408ad03&mc_eid=db4fa2dbca
Bus: Today March 5th 2019. Bus 3 will not run the morning route.
Bus 3 will not run the morning route.
Bus: Tomorrow, Wednesday 2-20-2019 bus 7 will not run am or pm.
Buses will not be running tomorrow morning because of the snow. As with any situation, the safety of our students is the utmost importance. If a bus happened to get stuck, we do not want to have students standing outside waiting at their bus stops in the cold temperatures. Buses will be running tomorrow afternoon, as we feel the buses will be able to maneuver better by then. As with any situation like this, if you feel it is not safe to get your kids to school, please call the school and let them know. We feel it is important for parents to have a choice and make the final decision for their student. Please know that these decisions are not made lightly as we know these situations can be an extreme inconvenience for many families. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult matter. Again, buses will not be running tomorrow morning but will be running in the afternoon. We will also be continuing our early release schedule in each school with parent-teacher conferences from 2:00 - 8:00 pm. Thank you!
Just a reminder: Monday February 18th GPS has Parent/Teacher conferences from 2-8 pm in all schools. For this reason each school will be running an early out schedule. WMS will dismiss at 1:18 pm. We look forward to seeing many of you there!
CONGRATULATIONS to our 7th grade boys A basketball team on winning the Mon-Dak conference championship today! Way to represent our school/community! We also wanted to congratulate our other boys basketball teams on their seasons. ALL teams worked hard and got better as the season went on! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPRIDE #MONDAKChamps
Video Message from Superintendent Schreibeis about Social Media and a new Momo challenge that just hit Montana. Facebook Message: https://goo.gl/hmFAYG
What an amazing culture of kindness at Washington Middles School! Our tree grew from one simple act of kindness to over 100 acts of kindness by our students/staff!! The tree was put together a few weeks ago by our Pre-K teacher Mrs. Damron to teach our kids about random acts of kindness. #WMSDEMONS #GPSCulture #BringBacktheGoldenRule #BeKind
Parent/Guardians, We wanted to share some information with you regarding something that we have be informed a few of our students are participating in. The “Pass Out” challenge is where people attempt to make themselves momentarily pass out by depriving their brain of oxygen. It is NOT a safe activity as many young people believe: * According to the Center for Disease Control, 1,400 children and teens have died from this activity from 2000 to 2015. * Starving the brain of oxygen can cause: ~Seizures ~Brain Damage ~Coma ~Death ~Accidents Concussions may occur from someone losing consciousness and hitting their head on a solid object. A teen died from losing consciousness and then fell on glass slicing his throat. * Please remember that social media does not, many times, provide you with accurate and factual information. We want our kids to be educated and we will be sharing this information with them tomorrow in home room to attempt to better educate them to the risks. We care about every one of our students and their safety is one of our biggest priorities! If you have futher questions about this, please feel free to contact Sherri Nissley- School Counselor or Mark Goyette- Principal.
We had an awesome assembly today called the "Tour of Kindness." Two of the main messages were your words can make a difference for someone else and people that are different than you are still people and should be treated as such. They also addressed using social media in positive ways instead of negative. Mr. Schreibeis then followed up the presentation by addressing both the MS/HS student body about being an AWESOMIZER instead of an AWEFULIZER! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCULTURE #BeTheDifference #BeKind #BeAnAwesomizer
ASSEMBLY TOMORROW: Parent/Guardians, tomorrow, 2/12/19, our students will be walking over to DCHS for an assembly called "Tour of Kindness." PLEASE make sure that they come to school appropriately dressed for the walk over as the temperature is not supposed to be much above zero. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSCommunity
Buses will not be running this morning because of the extreme cold temperatures. As with any situation, the safety of our students is the utmost importance. We do not want our students standing outside in these extreme cold situations. Buses will be running this afternoon as the temperatures are supposed to warm up by then. As with any situation like this, if you feel it is not safe to get your kids to school, please call the school and let them know. We feel it is important for parents to have a choice and make the final decision for their student. Please know that these decisions are not made lightly as we know these situations can cause extreme inconvenience for many families. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult matter. Again, buses will not be running this morning because of the extreme cold. Thank you!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for being selected as January Students of the Month at WMS: 6th- James Barnick, Aisleigh Hostetler, 7th- Anna Hull, Branson Fornall, 8th- Jay Li & Abigail Osterman! These students received certificates and student of the month t-shirts for being selected. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride
Just a reminder that we are having a community forum tonight at 6:30 pm in the DCHS Cafeteria. We would love to have as many people there as possible. This meeting is so important for the direction of Glendive Public Schools moving forward. Your input is vital for the success of our school district. Please come join us to help GPS take a great step forward in our road to excellence. We hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that we are having a community forum tonight at 6:30 pm in the DCHS Cafeteria. We would love to have as many people there as possible. This meeting is so important for the direction of Glendive Public Schools moving forward. Your input is vital for the success of our school district. Please come join us to help GPS take a great step forward in our road to excellence. We hope to see you there!
WMS Music Festival is Saturday, 2/2 @ DCHS. A hard copy of the schedule of performers will be available on site. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride
I just wanted to inform you that there was gas smelled in the office at Washington Middle School. The building was evacuated to ensure that everyone was safe. Both MDU and the Fire Department were called. There was no gas detected anywhere when investigated. I want to thank the building administration and staff for taking immediate action and keeping our student's safety their number one priority. As is standard protocol, we will take precautions like this when we think that our students could be at risk. We will continue to try and inform everyone as soon as we are able in these types of situations. Thank you!
We just want to inform you that we have found a sewage line break at Washington Middle School under the south part of the building. This line is an original sewage line that has been in place since that part of the building was constructed in the 1930’s. The break is not affecting the entire building, just the south part. Due to the break, we can not use the restrooms, sinks or drains on any of the floors on that part of the building. We have relocated multiple classes because of the smell to those rooms. The Glendive Fire Department has assured us that there is no safety risk for our students/staff to continue our regular operations. We DO have functioning bathrooms and sinks in other parts of our building and the kitchen was not affected by this leak. Lastly, we have had to cancel our pre-K classes for the remainder of the week until this issue is resolved or we can set up another part of our building to accommodate their needs. We will be continuing to work through this issue and hope to have everything back to normal operation as soon as possible. We will continue to try and keep everyone informed about these types of situations. Thank you!
The winners of the school wide Geography bee are: 6th- Keaton Wergin, 7th- Riley Phipps & 8th- Korbin Lantis. The school champion for the 2nd year in a row is Loren Voss! He will be testing to see if he makes it to the state level competition. Congratulations to these students and all of the other participants! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #GPSPride
I had the privilege of working in WMS kitchen today helping out with the duties of staff member of the month Karla Miller. It was such an awesome experience to see what they do everyday to feed Washington and Jefferson students. HARD WORKERS! Proud they work at our school! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #StaffMemberOfMonth #GPSPride
We have WMS Demon T-shirts for sale starting today! The cool thing about these is that our students are putting the prints on themselves! All funds from this fundraiser go directly back into the WMS fundraiser account that funds our BLITZ days and other giveaways for students. Stop by the office and pick up an order form and see what they look like! Cost of the t-shirts is $15. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Parents: Boys basketball team pictures will be on January 17th during lunch recess. Mrs. James will be sending home picture packets soon. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
Glendive Public Schools would like your input! As many of you know, the District has launched a comprehensive planning process to identify the educational needs of the community and shape the overall vision for our future. Determining the goals and aspirations of Glendive residents is the main objective driving our planning efforts. This will be a transparent process in which we will continue to seek feedback to ensure we create vision which reflects our entire community. As part of this effort we will be reaching out in various ways to get your input. The first opportunity is available now through a community-wide online survey. Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out the survey through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYSPZTB
7/8th girls basketball and wrestlers need to bring their uniforms/equipment/practice gear to school on Wed, 12/19 and turn it in after school. The coaches are not WMS employee’s and are taking time off away from their jobs to come to the school and get the equipment checked in. It is vital that players are there after school on 12/19 to get the stuff turned in. If this is not possible, please contact the coach and make other arrangements to get the equipment turned in. Thanks.
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley: the bus will leave at 6 am on Saturday 12/15 for the divisional girls basketball tournaments at Watford City. Good luck Lady Demons!!! #WMSDEMONS
Reminder: WMS band/choir concert Thursday- December 13th 7 pm @ DCHS auditorium. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
There will be 7th & 8th grade boys basketball meeting on Wednesday, Dec 12th at 3:25 pm in the cafeteria for all boys interested in playing basketball. The meeting should only last about 30 minutes. See Mr. Goyette if you have any questions.
Parents: Just a reminder it's about that time of year many of our students run dry on their school supplies. Please speak with your child and see if they need a refill. Thanks!
REMINDER: pictures tomorrow AM for wrestling and girls basketball!
Sixth grade math students are learning how to compute the mean, median, mode, and range using Skittles. They are collecting data from their own bag of Skittles and then from a partner. Then the two partners collect from another two partners. Then the group of four collects and organizes the data and continues to find the mean, median, mode and range. The group of four finds another group of four for the final computations. The students were then allowed to eat the Skittles after completing all the math work. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
ATTENTION COMMUNITY MEMBERS: If you ordered items from our fundraiser in September and have not received your items, please contact Mr. Goyette- WMS principal at 377-3288. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
UPDATE from Mr. Buckley: Williston just called and they are not going to come tomorrow. All 7th & 8th grade girls basketball games cancelled due to road conditions.
UPDATE FROM MR. BUCKLEY (AD): After visiting with our transportation director and watching the weather forecast. We are cancelling our WMS Wrestling trip to Williston for 12/1. We are waiting to hear back from Williston if they will send their girls BB teams down for games.
UPDATE: The girls basketball games on 12/1/18 VS Williston have changed. Both the 7th and 8th grade games will be at 10/11:15 am MST. The 7th graders will play at WMS and the 8th graders will play at DCHS. We apologize for the late change. GO LADY DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
UPDATE: The WMS Wrestling Mixer VS Miles City/Dickinson scheduled for 12/4/18 has been moved from WMS to DCHS. The start time will still be 3 pm. We apologize for the late notice. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS
REMINDER: Tomorrow 11/21 we will be running an early out schedule and releasing students at 1:18 pm. Enjoy the break. GO DEMONS!!! -#WMSDEMONS
CANCELED: The trip to Baker for Wrestling today has been canceled. With the ran, forecast of snow, and declining temperatures, we do not want to put our students in unsafe conditions with snow covered ice. Please remember: Monday the wrestlers will be going to Miles City for a Mixer at Sacred Heart.
For anyone interested in purchasing Demon wrestling gear. Please visit the link below. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS https://demonwrestling2018.itemorder.com/sale
CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Lynn for being selected as WMS Staff member of the month! Mrs. Lynn.....YOU ROCK!!! #WMSDEMONS What is your favorite food? Shrimp Alfredo What is your favorite thing to do away from school?Hiking with friends What is your favorite part of working at WMS? There are so many parts! I love my coworkers and how we can always reach out for help if we need something for our classroom or just someone to vent to. What advice do you have for students? Everything changes. Look for the sun in your storm. If there is no sun, be your own. What is your favorite quote? "Dream, struggle, create, prevail. Be daring. Be brave. Be loving. Be compassionate. Be strong. Be brilliant. Be beautiful." -Caterina Fake
Nationally recognized social skills educator/presenter Jeff Veley was at WMS presenting to our students. His message about how to handle conflict/bullies was well received. He will have a presentation tonight at the DCHS cafeteria for parents/community members at 6 pm. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #JeffVeley #PeaceSignApproach
Washington Middle School Scholastic BOOK FAIR! November 12th-16th Washington Middle School Library 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
GBB update: game times for our girls basketball home games tomorrow have been changed to 11 & 12 pm VS Watford City. They only have enough players for 1 team at each grade level. Come out and support our Lady Demons!!! #WMSDEMONS
WMS Announcements for Thursday November 1, 2018 LUNCH:Pizza sticks, fruit, veggies & milk NO Salad bar Today is the last day of RED RIBBON WEEK. The red ribbon is a symbol to eliminate the demand for drugs. It symbolizes a commitment to a healthy drug-free lifestyle, no use of any illegal drug and no illegal use of a legal drug. Our plans to celebrate RED RIBBON WEEK here at WMS are as follows: Thursday: “InVEST in a Drug Free Life!” - Vest Day Today we will be running an early out schedule. Students will be released at 1:18 pm and there will be no school tomorrow. Parent/Teacher conferences will be tonight from 2-8 pm in teacher classrooms. Please encourage your parents to pick up your report card and schedule from the main office when they arrive. Students, we had some mixups at the fundraiser item checkout where some online purchases were inadvertently pulled from the order. Please come down to the office at this time if you had items pulled from your order. We also had a number of items that were not shipped that we will reorder. If you did not pick up your order yesterday, please come down to the office at this time. AFTER SCHOOL ICU ROOM: NONE Joke of the day: What did the lunch lady say to Luke Skywalker? Use the forks Luke…. (From an anonymous Lunch Lady)
Just a reminder about PT conferences on Thursday, November 1st from 2-8 pm. This is the same across the entire district. We will have conferences in the teacher classrooms this year instead of the gym. Please stop by the office and pick up your child's quarter report card, a schedule & map of the school. For those of you who are unable to make it in for PT conferences, we will be mailing out report cards Friday.
We have finished to item pickup for the night and have a few left to go. THANKFULLY their aren’t frozen goods to worry about like last year. We did have some mixups at checkout where some online purchases were inadvertently pulled from the order. Please contact the school if that did happen to you. We also had a number of items that were not shipped we reordered. We will be in touch when those items arrive. THANKS again to everyone who helped us by purchasing for this fundraiser. GO DEMONS!!!
1st quarter in the books but we are still working hard to get ALL kids off the list. As of right now 64 missing assignments out from 17 students with over 2k missing assignments turned in for the quarter (We will keep working on/supporting these kids until they are caught up). Power of ICU at work! Assignment Completion + Quality Assignments + Healthy grading practices = SUCCESS! GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS #PowerOfICU
The Fundraiser items delivery date is TODAY Monday, October 29th. Please plan on helping your child pick up their items in the MS cafeteria to deliver that day after school. There is no way the kids will be able to take them on the bus with them as there isn't enough room. We will be at the school from 3:30-5:30 pm. Thanks again to everyone who supported our fundraiser!
Our plans to celebrate RED RIBBON WEEK here at WMS are as follows: Monday: “Give Drugs the Slip” --- Slipper & Blanket Day Tuesday: “Make Drugs a Thing of the Past” - 80’s Day Wednesday: “Life is a Journey, Travel Drug Free” - Tourist Day Thursday: “InVEST in a Drug Free Life!” - Vest Day
For anyone interested in buying WMS Champions gear please see the following link to buy directly from Jock Stop. GO DEMONS!!! #WMSDEMONS https://mon-dakchamps.itemorder.com/sale
First day of winter sports practices tonight after school. Remember, sports physicals are required before a student can start practice. The schedule is listed below: Wrestling: 3:30 pm at DCHS. Ride the bus to the high school and meet in the locker room with Coach Hostetler. Girls Basketball: 6th grade- 3:30 at WMS cafeteria until 5 pm. 7th grade- 3:30 at WMS gym until 5:15 pm, 8th- 5:15-7:45 pm at WMS gym.
Planning for your summer vacation? Summer athletic calendar is currently online! It includes camps and the summer pride schedule for jr. high and high school.