Welcome to October—the "scary" month: the month of Halloween, homecoming, and parent/teacher conferences. The month when the frost starts to get pretty thick and we start to break out the wool socks and mittens.
October may be the "scary" month but it is a wonderful time of year—with Halloween, homecoming, and parent/teacher conferences. Yes, they can all be a little scary but they can be terrific, too. Halloween fun begins with the W-M PTO's annual Halloween Fun Frolic on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 in the gymnasium. The costume parade will be held on October 31st at 1:30 p.m.
Homecoming activities will begin on October 8 with the creation of posters (must be ready to be displayed by October 15). Float construction may begin on October 15th. Fun will continue through the week with a variety of activities, including the parade and coronation on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and the football game (with seniors' night for football and cheerleading) on Friday October 24th. Parent night for volleyball and cross country will be celebrated at the Cardinal home volleyball game versus Ewen-Trout Creek on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Monday, Oct. 6—and, although they can be scary, they are the single most effective way for direct communication between school and home. Please try to make the connection with your child's teachers. We are all working together for the same purpose: the success of our students. We are asking parents to please complete a perception survey while you are at P/T conferences—your input on what you think works and does not work in our school will help drive our school improvement plan.
W-M junior/senior high teachers have brought back the "Student of the Month" for students in grades 7 – 12. Students chosen by a vote of their teachers will receive gifts donated by various local business including Uptown Deli, Cloverland Cinema and more. The Students of the Month for September are:
Junior High: Martina Anderson
High School: Melissa Wanink (grade 9) and Roger Uhlig (grade 12).
It used to be that October was the month of MEAP tests—but no longer. Starting this year, our statewide assessment will be held in the spring with testing windows for various age groups starting in April and winding up in May. So there's one fewer scary item for October!
Try as I might, it's a little harder to find a positive spin on the frost, mittens and socks! But the color season is beautiful, the ruffed grouse are just waiting to be stewed and before you know it, ski, skate and snowshoe season will be here!