Newsletter-December 2019

Webster Stanley
Middle School

915 Hazel Street
Oshkosh, WI.
Main Office (920)424-0442
Fax number (920)424-7515


Webster Stanley Middle School
 

Learn Together, Succeed Together

 

The Webster Way

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Safe

 

 

 

 

Important Dates

 

For the 7th and 8th grade Boys Basketball Schedule Please Click here

December 10th-Girls Basketball Begins 3:45 - 5:45p - Paperwork Due 

December 11th- Early Release at 1:26

December 12th-7th and 8th grade Orchestra field trip to ONHS 
6th,7th and 8th grade Musical- 7:00 pm in Auditorium

December 13th-6th,7th and 8th grade musical-7:00 pm in Auditorium

December 23rd-January 1st- NO SCHOOL- HOLIDAY BREAK

 

December PBIS Information                                                                   

 

December PBIS Newsletter

We are continuing to work on the Webster Way here at school. The students are aware that the core expectations include: Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe.  

Students should be demonstrating ready, responsible, and safe behavior during the winter months by dressing appropriately for the cold weather. This means using jackets, hats, and gloves. Students are let in the building at 8:10. On days with extremely cold wind chill temperatures, students will be let in at 7:50. Parents should be aware of these times and plan accordingly with your child. Students should know that they enter and exit door number 1. If eating breakfast here at school, students are to use door number 4. Students also spend time outdoors during recess time and need to be dressed appropriately as they will often be going outside. When going outside, students are expected to stay out of muddy or wet areas so that they are not bringing muddy or wet clothes/shoes into the building upon re-entering the building. When leaving the building at the end of the day, students are expected to take everything with them so that they can leave quickly after school and avoid congestion in the hallway doorway area.  

With the cold weather approaching, indoor recesses will become more prevalent. We appreciate students flexibility and awareness of where they are supposed to go each day depending on the schedule. Thank you for following the expectations at each location. Students have been working on their hallway voice volume during passing time to avoid interrupting other classes and have really been improving in this area. We have also been working with students to provide a quieter lunch atmosphere to eat in by discussing with students how to control their voice volume. In addition, we are working with students to clean up after themselves after they are done eating to show us they are ready to leave the lunchroom. We have also been encouraging students to eat with someone new during lunch to help everyone feel included.  

Each week we are reminding students about appropriate use of the chromebooks and being mindful of their digital footprint. We also are reminding students and that there are signs posted in each class about when chromebooks can be out and used during class time. Teachers and students discussed the importance of understanding what is appropriate online talk.  We talked about being civil and respectful in our interactions. Lastly, we are working with students on speaking respectfully to others and listening while others are talking. All of these items are working on demonstrating respectful and responsible behavior.  

With an eye on attempting to help students to become better at following the Webster Way, your teachers have been working hard to provide learning opportunities on how to demonstrate those expectations in a positive way. Teachers have been creating Cool Tools (which reteach how to follow the expectations), we have announcements of random paw giveaways for following the expectations in the classroom, we have prize giveaways each week that students who earn paws can put their paws in a drawing, and Mr. Schaefer (a 5th grade teacher at Webster Stanley Elementary who specializes in creating a positive learning environment atmosphere as well as being a motivational speaker) came to speak to our students in November. Many of our students had him as a teacher and look up to him. We are excited that he took time out of his day to come talk to our students about respect. 

During Excel time, we are holding Social Academic Instructional Groups (SAIG) meetings. These SAIG meetings center on the disruptions that we are seeing in our building data from minors and majors. The time consists of lessons focused around the skill and goal setting with action plans to help implement what they have learned. SAIG helps students on specific social skills. The current data rule that we are going off of is 5 or more of the same minor or 4 or more of the same major within the window will qualify the student for a SAIG group.  

Talk with your son or daughter about the positive changes they are seeing here at Webster!

Please click here to see what the staff and students have been doing with PBIS so far this year.

 

 

 

Important WSMS Information

Important OASD Information

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