COVID Vaccine Information

Hey, WMS, you are going to want to read this message!

Do you know someone between the ages of 12 and 17? Have they not gotten the COVID vaccine? Would they like to get $200? The state of Minnesota is running this promotion, so it is for real. If you sign up you will also be eligible for a drawing for a $100,000 college scholarship. Read the articles below for more information.

https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-rewards/kids-deserve-a-shot/
https://kstp.com/news/kids-deserve-a-shot-vaccine-incentive-program-minnesota/6273164/

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Worthington Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences

WMS Parent/Teacher Conferences are on Thursday, September 30 from 10:00 am to 7:30 p.m. Families choose using a Schoology assignment on their student’s iPad if they would like to attend their conference in person, over video or by phone call. Please complete the Schoology assignment as soon as possible. Middle school students will not have school on September 30.

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Worthington Middle School Open House

Open House and Picture Day at Worthington Middle School on Thursday, August 19 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Get your schedules
  • Pick up your iPad and pay your $20 usage fee
  • Take your picture for the yearbook
  • Meet with your teachers
  • Complete Free & Reduced lunch forms
  • Get your locker information

Sanford will host a COVID vaccine clinic on-site.

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Worthington Middle School Parent Letter

Hello, WMS Families and Friends!

Who is ready for a new school year? I know I am!

We are looking forward to two new initiatives for this year. One of our goals revolves around academics and the other is about improving the sense of belonging in our school community. We are always talking to staff about making and building connections with students, but this year we are making it a schoolwide program to better reach everyone.

We were fortunate to add two more counselors this year, we now have four counselors and a social worker to take the lead in this effort along with our Building Leadership Team. We already start the day with an Advisory period which looks different all around the building. This year that time will be used to have conversations that focus on building relationships, acceptance of others, bullying, tolerance, use of social media, etc.  Our goal is to create a positive nurturing environment for all students.

Our Back to School/Open House is fast approaching. We hope to see everyone on August 19 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. If every student could bring a parent or guardian that would be great, but if no one is available, come with a friend or come by yourself and we can get the new school year started for you. Here is what is happening:

  • The teachers will be here this year!! Plan to spend a little extra time to meet them and get your paperwork all taken care of with your Advisory Teacher.
  • The teachers will also help parents get set up on Schoology and Campus so you can be informed.
  • Get your name badge.
  • Pictures will be taken for the yearbook, so put on a nice outfit and brush your hair.
  • Get your schedule so you don’t have to stand in line the first day and then go wander the halls to see where your classes are located…and meet your teachers.
  • Find your locker, practice your combination, and maybe do some decorating.
  • Pick up your iPad and pay your $20 iPad insurance fee.
  • It is recommended that all seventh graders have a current physical when they enroll.  It is required for those who will be participating in sports.
  • ONE NEW ADDITION THIS YEAR! IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD, AGED 12 OR OLDER, STILL NEEDS TO GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE, SANFORD WILL BE DOING A FREE VACCINATION CLINIC RIGHT HERE AT WMS. ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND HELP KEEP EVERYONE HEALTHY!!

See you soon!

Mr. Luke


¡Hola amigos y familias de WMS!

¿Quién está listo para un nuevo ciclo escolar? ¡Yo sé que yo lo estoy!

Esperamos con anhelo dos nuevas iniciativas este año.  Una de nuestras metas gira alrededor de la parte académica y la otra se trata de mejorar el sentido de pertenecer a nuestra comunidad.  Siempre hablamos con nuestro personal sobre desarrollar y establecer conecciones con nuestros alumnos, pero este año el programa incluirá a toda la escuela para que pueda llegar a todos.

Tenemos la fortuna de poder agregar dos consejeros más este año.  Ahora, contamos con cuatro consejeros y una trabajadora social quienes estarán a la cabeza de este esfuerzo junto con nuestro Equipo de Liderazgo en el Plantel.  Ya comenzamos el día con un periodo de Asesoría el cual es diferente en todo el plantel.  Este año, emplearemos este tiempo para tener conversaciones que se enfocan en construir relaciones, acceptar a los demás, el acoso escolar, la tolerancia, el uso de medios sociales, etc.  Nuestra meta es construir un ambiente positivo y propicio para todos los estudiantes.

Nuestro evento de Regreso a Clases/Puertas Abiertas se acerca rápidamente.  Esperamos ver a todos el 19 de Agosto entre las 10:00 AM y 6:00 PM.  Si cada estudiante pudiera venir con uno de sus padres o tutor, sería excellente, pero si no hay quien los acompañe, pueden venir con un amigo o por sí mismos, y les ayudaremos a iniciar el nuevo ciclo.  A continuación, lo que llevaremos a cabo: 

  • ¡Los maestros estarán presentes!  Venga con tiempo extra para conocerlos y arreglar todo su papeleo con su Maestro Asesor.
  • Los maestros también ayudarán a los padres a registrarse en Schoology y Campus para que se mantengan informados.
  • Obten tu carné de identificación.
  • Tomaremos la foto para el anuario escolar así que, viste algo presentable y cepíllate el cabello
  • Recoge tu horario para evitar estar de pie, en la fila, y recorre los pasillos para ver dónde están ubicadas tus clases…y conoce a tus maestros. 
  • Ubica tu casillero, practica tu combinación, y tal vez puedas decorarlo.
  • Recoge tu iPad y paga los $20 dólares de la cuota de seguro. 
  • Recomendamos que los estudiantes de 7.mo grado tengan un examen físico al día cuando se inscriban.  Es un requisito para quienes deseen participar en deportes. 
  • ¡ALGO NUEVO ESTE AñO!  SI SU HIJO, DE 12 AñOS EN ADELANTE, AúN NECESITA PONERSE LA VACUNA CONTRA EL COVID-19, LA CLíNICA SANFORD ESTARá ADMINISTRáNDOLAS JUSTO AQUí, EN WMS.  ¡¡PONGA MANOS A LA OBRA Y AYUDE A PROTEJER LA SALUD DE TODOS!! 

Te Veo Pronto!

Mr. Luke

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iPad Collection 2021

Prairie Elementary Grades K – 4 Wednesday, May 26th
Worthington Middle School Grades 5 -8 Wednesday, May 26th
Learning Center Grades 9 -12 Wednesday, May 26th
Worthington High School Grades 9 -12 Thursday, May 27th
Please remember to bring your device to school for collection. Remove any passcodes, update your device to the latest iOS, make sure it is clean, and remove and stickers or markings on cases. You can keep your bricks and cords if you are returning to the district in the fall. We will only collect bricks and cords from seniors and those who know they are moving to attending school elsewhere next fall.

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High School Transition Program for Parents

As students transition to middle school or high school, they will encounter new people, new school subjects, new activities, new teachers, and more. With solid information on what to expect, this can be a smooth transition for your child…and for you!
To help you prepare for this transition, we are offering a program where you will receive: information about how the school system functions at WHS, some of the changes you can expect as your child goes to a new school, how you can stay involved with the school and an optional tour of the school.
Monday, May 17, 2021 at Worthington High School Media Center, 1211 Clary Street
English 9:15 a.m. or 6:15 p.m.
Spanish 10:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
Karen 10:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
Please RSVP so we can plan our space and maintain social distance, and get handouts ready. Call/text Adry Stafford at 507.370.3682. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive the information, let un know, we can set up arrangements.

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Sign Up for Band

Greetings all parents/guardians of 4th grade students,
My name is Mrs. Jenson and all of us at Worthington Middle School are thrilled for your student to attend WMS. I am looking forward to working with your child to learn an instrument.

The band program in district #518 has a long-standing tradition of excellence. We can’t keep up that tradition without your child! We were unable to do instrument try-outs but we are going to try a different way to start your child.

Save the Date

Please join us on April 27, 2021 for the beginning band instrument display held in the WMS band room.

Acompáñenos a la exposición de instrumentos el 27 de abril, 2021, en el salón de banda de WMS. 

Thank you for your time!
Mrs. Jeanette Jenson, 5th grade band director
1401 Crailsheim Road
Worthington Middle School
507-376-4174 ext 4173
Jeanette.jenson@isd518.net

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Worthington Middle School Daily Schedule

Worthington Middle School Daily Schedule

Worthington Middle School Daily Schedule

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WMS Open House

Worthington Middle School Open House

Open House Worthington Middle School
Grades 6 and 7 Tuesday, August 25 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Grades 5 and 8 Wednesday, August 26 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Go the gym first, then you will be directed from there.

  • Get iPad
  • School pictures
  • Lunch accounts
  • Visit with teacher and see the classroom
  • Get locker information and put school supplies in there

One parent/guardian per child. Face masks are required.

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ISD 518 Student Service Team Statement

Statement from ISD 518 Student Service Team on recent Racial Incident:

This week, our community stood together in peace and solidarity to acknowledge the senseless death of George Floyd.  In our peaceful protest we were able to speak out against the racial injustices that continue to exist in our nation. Our hearts have been broken as we have witnessed the pain and suffering of so many black lives. As we fight for justice for all those that have been wrongfully killed by hatred, it is our duty to continue to have open and meaningful conversations about racism. So much work needs to be done! As a student services team for ISD 518 we are committed to meeting the needs of every student. Our mission is to create a safe space for students to be able to reflect, learn and create change in addressing the historic and systemic social inequalities and discrimination in this country.

Our vision for our school and community is to be a place where we have a sense of belonging and connectedness to one another without prejudices! That we treat each other with compassion, empathy, open minds and hearts! As a student services team we will continue to build bridges not walls, to be allies to our students and families and to be agents of change.

To our students in ISD 518 we care and your voice matters! If you are struggling with how to process and cope with the recent events please reach out for help! Your student services team wants to hear from you. We want to hear your pain and understand your experiences. To our parents who are looking for guidance in how to process and talk to your children about racism we are here for you too! You can reach your building’s student services team through Schoology or email.

In solidarity,

ISD 518 School Counselors, School Social Workers & School Psychologists

Prairie Elementary:

Laurie Knudson, Counselor – laurie.knudson@isd518.net

Maggie Gerdes, Counselor – maggie.gerdes@isd518.net

Angie Meyer, Social Worker – angie.meyer@isd518.net

WMS:

Carrie Adams, Counselor – carrie.adams@isd518.net

Carly Duffy, Counselor – carly.duffy@isd518.net

Melissa Burch, Social Worker – melissa.burch@isd518.net 

Dave Schieffer, Psychologist – dave.schieffer@isd518.net

Learning Center:

Jami Wahl, Counselor – jami.wahl@isd518.net

Tammy Markus, Social Worker – tammy.markus@isd518.net

WHS:

Lakeyta Swinea, Counselor – lakeyta.swinea@isd518.net

Dan Schnelle, Counselor – dan.schnelle@isd518.net

Lindsay Jenniges, Social Worker – lindsay.jenniges@isd518.net

Abby Alfson, Psychologist – abby.alfson@isd518.net

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