Wayland Union Schools Weekly Good News | Smore

Source: Wayland Weekly Good News | Smore

MIDDLE SCHOOL SWIMMERS COMPETE AT STATE MEET – SET NEW RECORD!

On Saturday, January 28th, middle school students Jourdin Dressler, Madelyn Reurink, Rylie Steuer, and Sami Reed, participated in the MISCA State Swim Invitational. They combined in three relays and set new school records!

200 Medley Relay where they finished 18th

200 Freestyle Relay finished where they placed 27th

400 Freestyle Relay they finished in 32nd.

Jourdin Dressler placed 35th in the 100 Backstroke

400 Freestyle Relay, Madelyn lead off with a 1:05.49, a new school record in the 100-Freestyle.

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Wednesday Weather Kid

WEDNESDAY WEATHER KID

Dorr Elementary 4th grader, Kynlee Boomsma, was the Star 105.7 Wednesday Weather Kid on February 1st. Kynlee was picked up at her home in a limousine and brought to the studio of Star 105.7. She joined Tommy and Brook for the morning show where she read the weather forecast on air! Afterwards the limo took her and her family back to school. When she arrived at Dorr Elementary, her fourth grade friends, teachers and staff welcomed her with signs and cheers!

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAMS GET READY FOR COMPETITION

Odyssey of the Mind had a great Spontaneous Spectacular night on Friday, Jan. 27. The students ate a pizza dinner, received their t-shirts, got photographed, and completed five different spontaneous problems! Wayland Union Schools has four teams competing this year (Baker, Steeby, Pine and Middle) and will host the Region 4 Competition at Wayland Union High School on Saturday, February 18.
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WINTER CAMP IMPROVES READING SCORES FOR STUDENTS

Wayland Union Schools offered their first academic Winter Camp during Winter Break this year for students in grades K-3 who were slightly behind their peers according to the Fall NWEA Reading assessment. After getting results back from the Winter NWEA assessment, the 30 kids who attended the camp achieved greater growth when compared to their peers who did not attend the camp. This growth demonstrates that additional assistance and support provided at the two week academic camp helped students improve in their reading and catch up to their same grade peers.

NWEA assessments measure growth in math, reading, and language usage. The district is also piloting the NWEA science assessment at the Middle School. Wayland Union Schools measures student growth three times a year in grades K-8, this provides immediate feedback to teachers and students and allows teachers to make adjustments to instruction.

The camp was offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8am-noon for two weeks during the winter break. A similar camp will be offered again during Spring Break as well a traditional summer learning program.

Steeby Kicks off Jump Rope for Heart

STEEBY KICKS OFF JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

Steeby Elementary kicked off their Jump Rope for Heart campaign on Feb. 2 to raise funds for the American Heart Association. The school held an assembly and learned about the American Heart Association and how they help patients and research. The coordinator discussed the fun prizes students can win from collecting donations.

FRIENDLY FLANNEL FRIDAY

The month of February at Pine Street is Friendly Flannel Friday. The Kiwanis K-Kids are encouraging the students and staff to wear flannel/plaid to promote anti-bullying and kindness messages. If students didn’t have their own flannel/plaid clothing, the K-Kids had flannel ribbons they can wear in support of the theme.

EARLY CHILDHOOD NIGHTS FEB. 15 & 21

It’s that time of year when we begin to enroll our preschool, young fives and kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year. Children must turn five by September 1st, 2017 for Y5’s and Kindergarten and turn 3 or 4 on or before Sept. 1st for our preschool programs. If you know someone with a child that age, please remind them of our enrollment and encourage them to attend the Early Childhood Nights – Baker, Feb. 15 and Dorr, Feb. 21.6:00-6:30pm Parent Presentation (childcare provided)

6:30-7:30pm Building tours, meet teachers, registration

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