West Carrollton Middle School News
Vaccine Alert
Students entering 7th and 12th grades next school year are required to be vaccinated against meningitis prior to the first day of school (August 23rd). Students entering 7th grade are also required to have the Tdap vaccine. One dose is required before 7th grade; a second dose is required before 12th grade (after the 16th birthday).  If a child receives the first dose of the meningococcal vaccine after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.  If you have questions, please call the office and ask to speak with the school nurse.   
Does Your Child Take Medication at School?
If your student has medication in the school clinic, it will need to be picked up by an adult at the end of the school year. This medication can be picked up during regular school hours until the end of the year. Beginning June 6th, you must contact the administrative assistant in the school office to arrange a pick up time.  Any medication not picked up by June 30th will be discarded.  If your student needs medication at school next year, new medication authorization forms will need to be completed.  Forms can be picked up in the school office or accessed HERE.  If you have questions, please contact your school nurse.  

Maria Buzzard, RN, BSN (Frank Nicholas, Harry Russell, C.F. Holliday) 673-0773
Kim Hicks, RN (High School, Schnell) 859-5121 ext. 8804
Roz Suprenant, RN, MEd (ECC, Middle School) 684-7425
 
May 4 Levy Announcement by Dr. Clifford
The West Carrollton School District will be on the November 8, 2016 ballot with a 5.5 mill, 5 year operating levy request. As a result of not passing the 5.5 mill levy request on March 15, 2016 the following cost saving reductions will take place: 1) prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year, we will only provide transportation per the state minimum – Kindergarten – 8th grade and living two or more miles from school, 2) there will be no transportation for the high school or preschool and, 3) we will be making an additional $215,000 in budget reductions.

If the levy does not pass on November 8, 2016, these changes will follow: 1) we will be making 20 teacher/staff reductions prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year, 2) we will continue to provide transportation per the state minimum and, 3) we will be back on the May 2, 2017 ballot with a 6.8 mill operating levy request.

If the 5.5 mill levy for 5 years passes on November 8, 2016, these changes will follow: 1) we will bring back transportation for Kindergarten – 8th grade at the 1 mile limit by January, 2017. 2) we will provide transportation to the high school, and 3) we will not be making 20 teacher/staff reductions.
 
Student Asset Builders Recognized
Congratulations to our Asset Builders of the Month:

DEION HADLEY   - FRANK NICHOLAS
​HUNTER ZWIERS   - WALTER SHADE ECC
SARA CLARK   - HAROLD SCHNELL
BRYAN DUDRICK   - CF HOLLIDAY
MAKAYLA TANT   - HARRY RUSSELL
MADELINE PRINCE   - WC MIDDLE SCHOOL
AUTUMN HOSKINS   - WC HIGH SCHOOL

Every month our teachers choose a student 'Asset Builder' for each school building. These are the top seven Asset Builders for April; they demonstrate an understanding of the '42' Developmental Assets and exemplify multiple assets. What are "assets?" Strengths and positive qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. Here's the complete list of the 42' Developmental Assets.  
 
For Parents of Current 6th Graders
All students entering seventh grade next school year are required to have up-to-date immunizations for:  Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) Diseases and Meningococcal Disease,   Please update your child's immunizations as soon as possible and submit a copy of the immunization record to the WCMS school office PRIOR to August 23, 2016.  If you have questions, please call Nurse Roz at (937) 684-7425.

 
2016 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced
Dr. Clifford recognized the extraordinary academic accomplishments of two WCHS seniors at the May 4th school board meeting. They are Valedictorian, Bailey Jenkins, and Salutatorian, Jaden Fine.

Bailey will attend Wright State University to major in a science-related field.  Jaden will major in environmental science at the University of Cincinnati.  In the future, he plans to join the veterinary program at The Ohio State University.
 
Emphasis on Testing Needs to Change - Dr. Clifford
We are a nation and a state with an over-emphasis on testing! This myopic focus on test, testing, and tested has got to change.  Teachers spend an exorbitant amount of energy and education preparing students for and taking tests. All of the 16 public school districts in Montgomery County look forward to being held accountable. We have high expectations for all of our students. We focus on student growth, graduation, and career goals. We are developing students’ curiosity and imaginations and creating critical thinkers and problem-solvers.
 
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430 E. Pease Avenue   West Carrollton, OH 45449      Telephone: (937) 859-5121   Fax: (937) 859-5250
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