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WBMS One Call 11-28-17

Holiday Concerts are scheduled for December.  Be sure to check out the school website and calendar for details of the holiday events.

The PIE Fund-raiser pick-up for Yankee Candles will be Thursday, November 30 from 2:30-6:00 in the MS Library.  Thank you for your participation to help our students attend the year-end field trips.

Yankee Candles can be ordered on line through January 11.  Go to the MS website, Spotlight News, and search for the article about ordering Yankee Candles on line.

The Spirit Wear sale will end on Friday, December 1.  Be sure to send in your orders for West Branch items.

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WBMS One Call – 11-19-17

Good evening, parents.  This is Roger Kitzmiller calling with a reminder that the PIE fund-raiser pick-up of Texas Roadhouse Rolls will be Monday, November 20 from 2:30-6:00 in the hallway outside the cafeteria.

Unfortunately, there is a delay in the delivery of the Yankee Candles that were to be here Monday.  We will keep you posted as to the date of the Yankee Candle pick-up.

The West Branch Spirit Wear sale is under way through December 1.  Forms were sent home with students and information is also located on the school website.  Orders will be delivered prior to Christmas.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation along with the support of the PIE fund-raisers.

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WBHS -- Seniors -- 11/14/17

This is just a reminder that tomorrow night, November 15th, we are holding a financial aid presentation in the high school auditorium from 6:30-7:30.  The presentation will cover important FAFSA information as well as information regarding the Krizay Scholarship.  Again, this financial aid presentation will be held tomorrow from 6:30-7:30 in the high school auditorium.  We hope to see you there!

Also, if your senior has not ordered their cap & gown or graduation announcements, Jostens will be back one more time tomorrow, November 15th during the lunch periods by the gym.  Please have your senior turn in their order form and deposit to the Josten's representative on Wednesday.  You may also order online at Jostens.com  Thank you.  Have a great evening!

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Damascus Elementary -- 11/6/17

Good Evening! It’s Mrs. Reash with a few quick reminders.

  • On Wednesday, there will be a PIE parent organization meeting at both 9am and 6pm. Hopefully you’re able to make it to one or the other.

  • Wednesday is also picture retake day.  If you’d like your child to have his or her picture retaken, please send the original packet back in, and the same size packet will be returned once the new pictures are ready. Students who were absent on picture day will have their pictures taken on Wednesday.  Order forms are available in the office or you can order online.

  • Our Food Drive is still going on this week through Friday.  ANY non-perishable food items that you’re able to donate would be greatly appreciated to help families in need during the holidays!

  • As the weather begins to get colder, please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather.  We will have outside recess (pending the windchill and precipitation).

Remember to be the reason for someone’s smile and have a wonderful evening!

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WBHS -- 10/26/17

The state testing end of course retakes will be offered the second week of December.  The counseling department has issued letters to students who will need to retake one or more tests based upon previous scores.  Students received letters in home room today.  If your child received a letter, we encourage you to have a discussion with them tonight in regards to this information.  Thank you and have a good evening!

Attention Seniors -- the Senior Class Group picture will be taken on Friday at 7:25 in the morning.  Report to the old gym.  Please wear your green and white.  Students arriving late will not be in the picture.

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WBMS 10-29-17 - PIE Fund-raiser

Hello, this is Roger Kitzmiller calling from West Branch Middle School to remind all parents and students that the PIE fund-raiser is ending.  For students who have not turned in the order forms and payment for the items sold, Monday is the final day to do that.

Thanks for your participation in this fund-raiser to help PIE provide transportation for student field trips this spring.

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WBHS -- 10/19/17 -- Sophomore Parents & Students

This is a reminder that our Sophomore Class fundraiser forms and money need to be turned in to Mrs. Polinori by the end of the day on Monday.  Once the order is submitted, it takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks to receive the product.  This fundraiser supports next year's Junion Prom and the Class' Senior breakfast.  Thank you in advance for your efforts!
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WBMS One Call 09-24-17 - to 8th grade students and parents:

The 8th grade parent informational meeting for the Washington DC trip will be held on Monday, September 25 @ 7:30 in the middle school cafeteria.  Main Street Tours will present trip information and teachers will be available to receive your deposits.

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Damascus Elementary -- 9/13/17

Hi Damascus Families. This is Mrs. Reash. We had two late buses tonight, 7 and 33, due to construction. They have left, but will be later than usual arriving home. Have a great night!

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Class of 2018 Students -- 9/13/17

Just a reminder that Dunlap Photography will be taking photographs for the senior section of the yarbook today, September 13, between 7:00 -- 8:00 p.m. at Dunlap Photography, downtown Minerva.  There is no cost to appear in the senior section of the yearbook -- Dunlap Photography provides this service free.

Although we would like as many students to be photographed today, if you are unavailabe to attend, there will be one more opportunity on Wednesday, January 24 at the school.

To appear in the senior section, students MUST wear a long sleeve, solid color shirt -- no patterns or logs will be permitted.  If you do not have a long sleep, solid color shirt, Dunlap photography can provide black sweathers in various sizes for you to wear.

If you have questions, please call Dunlap Photography at 330-858-6091.

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Knox Elementary -- 9/8/17

A few reminders about drop-off and pick-up. 

Students who eat breakfast may be dropped off at 8:40 a.m. Students who do not eat breakfast can be dropped off at 8:45 a.m. Please do not drop your child off earlier that these times. We do not have anyone to watch them. 

Welcome Kindergarteners! They will join us next week. 

Thanks for a great three days.

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District One Call -- 9/5/17

Good Evening Warrior Families and Welcome Back to the 2017-2018 School Year.

The Warrior Nation is looking for Efforts Today leading to Results Tomorrow!

School begins for students in grades 1-12 on September 6th.  Students in Kindergarten will complete their readiness assessments during designated appointment times and then will jump into a staggered start during the week of the 11th. Parents can check the Damascus or Knox Elementary web page or contact those schools for added clarification.

It is my sincere hope that you have a safe and productive school year. Bus riders - should be at their pick-up points at least 10 minutes before their designated time. Please be patient in the first 5-10 days of school as our drivers adjust to new routing, additional riders, and time interruptions. Our main objective is for safe and efficient movement of our students. Have a great year and as always - Go Warriors!

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Welcome back Damascus Families! It’s Mrs. Reash, and I’m looking forward to another fantastic year at Damascus Elementary! I hope you’ve all had an amazing summer, and I can’t wait to hear about your adventures! I have some important information to share:

  • First off, class lists will be posted starting tomorrow, August 31st from 8:00-4:00. Lists will be located on the second set of doors in the entry way. Please refrain from taking pictures of the lists and posting them on social media for privacy reasons.  Requests were considered through April 28th, and no requests will be accepted at this time.

  • Open House will be on Tuesday, September 5th from 4-6pm.  Please bring in your supplies and come meet your teachers.  I know that they’re excited to meet you!

  • Car rider tags will be available at Open House and will be $4. These are for students who will be car riders every day. Please see Mrs. Sands to get yours.

  • Our school day will start at 8:55am and ends at 3:20pm. Students who are car riders may be dropped off starting at 8:40am.  Any student who arrives after 8:55 or leaves before 3:20 will receive a tardy.  Good attendance is essential to success!

  • Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 6th.

  • Kindergarten this year will have a staggered start, which is different than last year.  If you have a kindergartener, you should have received a letter that shared your KRA appointment time on either September 6th, 7th, or 8th.  Kindergarteners with last names that begin with A-J will come to school on September 11th, but not on September 12th. Kindergarteners with last names K-Z will come to school on September 12th, but not September 11th.  ALL Kindergarteners will then come to school on September 13th. If you have any questions, please call us at Damascus, and we will be more than happy to explain it to you!

  • Kindergarten parents-we know you and your little ones are excited and nervous about starting their first year of school. They will have lots of stories for you after their first few days, and while we understand that some students are apprehensive about coming to school, we ask that parents do not walk their children to the classroom as this makes the transition harder. We will have staff on-hand to help get your kiddos to the correct place and make them feel comfortable. Please feel free to take pictures in front of the building or during open house with teachers.

  • For the first few days of school, we ask that you have your child out at the bus stop about 10 minutes early to ensure a smooth pick-up. If you have any questions about busing, please contact the transportation department at (330) 938-6246.

On behalf of the entire staff, welcome back and we’ll see you next week!

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WBMS One Call to 7th Graders 08-28-17

This is a reminder that we need to have immunization records on file for your 7th grade student by September 7th.  It is State law that all 7th graders need to have their Tdap and Meningococcal immunizations OR an exemption form turned in to the school office prior to the start of the school year.  If this paperwork is not turned in by September 24, your student will not be allowed to attend school after that date.

Should you have questions about this, please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Beth Hall at 330-938-4300.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Go WARRIORS!

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WBMS One Call 08-23-17

Grade 5 Open House is from 4:30-5:30 on Tuesday, August 29 followed by Orientation in the Cafeteria at 5:30.  All students and parents of 5th graders are encouraged to attend.

Chromebook pick-up will take place on Tuesday, September 5 between the hours of 11:00-1:00 and from 3:00-6:00 at the High School Field House.  The payment of $70 is due at the time of pick-up.

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 6 and students need to arrive to the building by 7:22.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer of 2017 and I look forward to a great school year. 

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Class of 2021
Mr. Coffee, Principal of West Branch High School is inviting you to our Freshmen Orientation Camp on Friday, August 25th beginning at 1:00 and ending at 4:00 p.m.  The day will be filled with various activities, fun, food and a West Branch t-shirt.  Most importantly, you will receive your schedule with locker information and have an opportunity to get acquainted with the building and meet some of our staff.  Please report directly to the auditorium at 1:00.  An informational meeting for parents will be held in the auditorium at 3:30 to discuss high school and answer questions.  All activities will conclude by 4:00.  Mark your calendar and don't miss this important day.  See you on Friday.  Go Warriors.

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WBHS One Call 08-21-17
Welcome back to school.  We are looking forward to a great school year and I hope you are too.

Your schedule can be picked up in the High School Office on Friday, August 25th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  Only you or your parents or guardians are able to pick up your schedule.  You are not permitted to pick up anyone else's schedule.  You are also required to bring your schedule with you the first day of school.  Students who do not pick up their schedules should report to the library on the first day of school for instructions.

Enjoy your last few days of break and I look forward to seeing all of you on the first day of school on September 6th.  Remember, the tardy bell rings at 7:35 a.m.!  Help make it a great year!  Go Warriors!!

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WBMS One Call 08-17-17

To:  6, 7, 8 graders

I hope you are doing well and have enjoyed your summer time.  The school year is approaching rapidly and I want to inform you that schedules will be available for pick-up on Friday, August 25 from 8:00-4:00 at the front of the middle school. 

For our new students to the building, we are having an Orientation on Tuesday, August 29 with an Open House from 4:30-5:30 followed by Orientation at 5:30 in the school cafeteria.  Parents are encouraged to attend. 

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 6.  

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to seeing you in September!