January 15, 2021

Dear Families,

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

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We will not have school on Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of MLK Day. Semester two will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  This will be a material pick-up day and there will not be live instruction.  More information on this is below.

Material Distribution Day

As mentioned above, we will offer a day to pick-up materials on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  We will only be allowing students in the building following the schedule below.

We will give our students their semester two schedule, and a staff member will be available to walk with students from class to class if needed to gather materials.  All students will get earbuds for home use as well as PBIS materials for you and your student to review as we begin preparing students to return to the building on March 1, 2021.

Students will be required to wear a mask in the building and sanitize their hands upon entering.

If you can not make it on this day, please schedule a pick-up day and time with your child’s counselor.  Counseling information can be found at the top of the page.

Semester Two Timeline

As mentioned, semester two begins on 1/19/21.  Starting, Wednesday, 1/20/21 we will begin following the daily schedule below.  This is the same schedule that was followed during semester one.   Please review the daily schedule here.

On March 1, 2021, we will welcome all of our students back to in person learning following a hybrid format.  We are excited that the time is finally almost here!  As we get closer to this date, we will share important information regarding very specific processes, procedures and schedule information.  Please begin familiarizing yourself with the important information shared below.

Return to Learn Website              COVID 19 Preparedness and Response Plan

District Parent Handbook            State Guidelines

Adams Return to Learn Plan

Edgenuity

The deadline to enroll your student in the WWCSD online program has passed and is now closed.

If you are moving your child into Edgenuity for semester two, you will need to drop off all textbooks and other materials that were provided by teachers at Adams for semester one during our material distribution on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

If your child is enrolled in Edgenuity, please note that you have until Friday, January 22 to opt to return to learning in a distance learning model with Adams staff.  This would mean that when students return to learning in person on March 1, your child will return as well and not have the option to remain virtual. We are holding very firm on this date and will not allow students to transfer out of Edgenuity after Friday, January 22.

When making your decision, it is important to point out that Edgenuity will not offer your child the opportunity to work with our teachers at Adams. There will not be any live instruction. This program requires students to do all the learning and work independently.

If you are in Edgenuity and decide to transfer out, you must complete this form prior to January 22, 2021.

Form to transfer out of Edgenuity

Athletics Update

All contact sports are on hold until at least February 1, 2021.  If your child is interested in participating in our athletic offerings as soon as restrictions are lifted, he or she must have a sports physical on file before practice begins.  Below you can see the middle school athletic offerings. More information on specific sports teams will be shared soon.

Middle School Athletic Offerings

Attendance Incentive – Take Two!

We will kick-off another attendance contest beginning January 20, 2021.  It will run until February 10, 2021.  The only absences that will not be counted against your student will be parent excused absences.

Immunizations

Please make sure that your child’s immunization records are up to date! If you received a letter or phone call regarding your child’s immunization records being outdated, please ensure you drop a copy by the main office or have the doctor’s office fax it to us at 734-595-2374 no later than January 31, 2021.  If you are waiting on an appointment, please call the main office to let us know the appointment date so we can update our records.  If you are having trouble scheduling with your child’s physician, our on-site Beaumont Clinic is available.  Please call 734-728-2423 to schedule a visit.

Mr. October STEM Project

Mr. October will resume on Wednesday, January 20, from 3-6pm virtually as well as in person. We will distribute the kits on Tuesday, Distribution Day at Adams if you child is interested in making his or her very own Operation game. 
 

 

Food Distribution

Food distribution will resume on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Adams.  Pick-up is from 10 am – 12 pm.

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Upcoming Events

1/25 – Report cards available in Parent Connect

2/15 – 2/19 – Mid-Winter Recess

3/1 – Students Report – WELCOME BACK!

2020/2021 District Calendar

 

January 8, 2021

Dear Families,

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

The Week Ahead

School will resume on Monday, January 11, 2021 in our regular distance learning schedule. The building will be open by appointment only through at least January 15, 2021 for material pick-up or other needs.

On Monday, January 11, the Board of Education will discuss and vote on options regarding returning to face to face learning.  The Zoom link to the meeting can be found here.

Any communications regarding decisions made at the board meeting as well as the Governor’s announcement from this afternoon will be shared through email.

Upcoming Half Day Schedules

We will have a 1/2 day on January 14 and January 15.  Here is the schedule for students:

Thursday, January 14

  • 1st -3rd hours (1/2 Day, PM Records Day)
    • First Hour: 7:50 am – 8:48 am
    • Second Hour – 8:53 am – 9:57 am
    • Third Hour – 10:02 am-11:00 am

Friday, January 15

  • 4th-6th hours (1/2 Day, PM Records Day)
    • Fourth Hour: 7:50 am – 8:48 am
    • Fifth Hour – 8:53 am – 9:57 am
    • Sixth Hour – 10:02 am-11:00 am

NWEA Winter Testing

NWEA testing is underway.  Please review the remote testing family guidance document here so you can ensure your child is successful testing remotely.  Please make sure your child takes this test independently without support from anyone in the home.  Simply encourage your child to do his or her best. This test does not affect grades.  It serves as a tool the staff can use to adjust instruction and monitor student progress and allows students to set goals for themselves and monitor their growth.

Students have the chance to win slurpee delivery to their home or a movie and pizza gift basket.  Over twenty of our students that meet their growth goals, show the most improvement or are the highest achiever will have the chance to win.

Food Distribution

Food distribution will resume on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Adams.  Pick-up is from 10 am – 12 pm.

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Upcoming Events

1/4 – School Resumes

1/14 & 1/15 – Half Day Records Day

1/15 – End of 1st Semester

1/18 – MLK Day, No school

1/19 – Quarter 3 begins

1/25 – Report cards available in Parent Connect

2020/2021 District Calendar

January 1, 2021

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Dear Families,

Happy New Year!  We hope that you and your loved ones have a year filled with health and happiness.  School will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021 following our normal distance learning schedule.

As we say goodbye to 2020, we remain optimistic that our doors will open soon for in person learning pending it is safe to do so. There will be a special Board meeting at 7 pm on January 11, 2021 regarding the next steps.  Here is the link to join.

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

Building Closure: January 4 – January 8

Adams Middle School along with all other buildings in the district will be closed through January 8, 2021 for material pick-up or other needs that need handled in person.  As mentioned above, school will however be in session this week following our regular distance learning schedule.

If you need to speak with a secretary in the main office this week, please email Pam Slone at slonep@wwcsd.net or Quangela Bailey at baileyq@wwcsd.net.  They will be checking email regularly throughout the day and will respond to your request.

You may also call 734-419-2379 if your request is urgent.  Please leave a message and Mrs. Bailey will return your call.  When leaving a message, please state your first and last name, your child’s first and last name and a phone number you can be reached at.  Please speak clearly when leaving your voicemail.

All other staff will be available by email.

Food Distribution

Please see the information below regarding New Year’s Week food distribution. Distribution at Adams will resume on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 10 am – 12 pm.

NWEA Winter Testing

We will begin our winter testing once school resumes. Please review the remote testing family guidance document here so you can ensure your child is successful testing remotely.  Please make sure your child takes this test independently without support from anyone in the home.  Simply encourage your child to do his or her best. This test does not affect grades.  It serves as a tool the staff can use to adjust instruction and monitor student progress and allows students to set goals for themselves and monitor their growth.

We are offering student incentives to encourage students to put forth their best effort to complete tests.  Students that show growth of three points in math, reading and science will be entered into a raffle (3 winners, one per grade) to win a movie night basket featuring The Sandlot, goodies and a $20 pizza gift card.

Students (6 per grade level) that are the highest achievers and show the most improvement on each test will have slurpees delivered to their house by the principals and possibly teachers!

Sandlot Movie Night Basket

We are running a reading contest through January 17, 2021. Please encourage your student to participate. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a Burger King gift card. More information is in the flyer below.

Adams Middle School Reading Promotion

Attendance Incentive Update

Our pizza delivery attendance incentive increased school-wide attendance by 11%.  Over 1/3 of our building had perfect attendance in the weeks leading up to winter break.  We will kick off the second semester on January 19 with another attendance contest – stay tuned for details!

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Upcoming Events

1/4 – School Resumes

1/14 & 1/15 – Half Day Records Day

1/15 – End of 1st Semester

1/18 – MLK Day, No school

1/19 – Quarter 3 begins

1/25 – Report cards available in Parent Connect

2020/2021 District Calendar

December 11, 2020

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe that this will be the last official communication of 2020!  We will send any necessary information through email and Remind if needed before the next newsletter on January 1, 2020.

We wish you a joyous holiday season filled with love and laughter.  Please stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you in person early in the new year!

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

December 10 – Letter from Superintendent Dignan

Food Distribution

Please refer to the image below for our special New Year’s Week distribution dates. We are distributing food today and a normal distribution will take place on Friday, December 18th from 10am – 12pm at Adams.

7th/8th Grade Science Help Session

Ms. O’Connor is planning a make-up work session for science classes on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 from 10am -12:30pm for ALL science students!  She will offer this for students she has, as well as students in Ms. Haas’ class and Mr. Hall’s class.  Encourage your student to take advantage of this!

We are running a reading contest through January 17th. Please encourage your student to participate.  All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a Burger King gift card!  More information is in the flyer below.

Adams Middle School Reading Promotion

Create your own Gingerbread House

Our student and family engagement team is looking for pictures of those creative gingerbread homes and cookies out there!  Kits can be purchased at Five Below for $5 if you would like to participate and show off your creations.  Ways to share your pictures can be found in the information below.

Gingerbread Houses

Mr. October – Round Two!

We have been provided the opportunity to partner with the MrOctober Foundation and engage our students in STEM programming in an effort to “bridge the digital divide.”   More information about the program and foundation can be found here.  Our second virtual project kicked off this week!  Students are creating a mini Operation game!

Attendance Incentive – Remind your Student!

Our attendance incentive runs through 12/16 – we will choose three random winners with perfect attendance and contact you if your child is a lucky winner to schedule pizza delivery for the family!!

Celebrating our Athletes and Coaches!

The pep club held a virtual ceremony to recognize and celebrate our athletes.  Please take a few minutes to view the presentation here.

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Building Accessibility

We continue to be open to the public by appointment only.  Please call the office or your child’s counselor to schedule an appointment to pick-up materials or other needs.

Upcoming Events

12/21 – 1/3 – Winter Break

1/4 – School Resumes

1/15 – End of 1st Semester

1/18 – MLK Day, No school

1/19 – Quarter 3 begins

1/25 – Report cards available in Parent Connect

2020/2021 District Calendar

December 4, 2020

Dear Families,

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

Family and Student Resources

We have spent some time updating this site by adding additional resources to ensure you and your child have all the support and information needed at your fingertips.

Spend some time exploring the menu at the top of the page.  You will find resources to provide assistance during distance learning, technology support, academic resources, social and emotional support and more.  Please let us know what you would like to see added here.

Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Fundraiser

We are selling Adams branded Texas Roadhouse gift cards.  Our school will get 10-15% of all sales.  The school profit will be put right back into classrooms to benefit our students. Please see the info here regarding seller incentives.

All orders can be placed using this link.  Gift Cards will be available for pick-up on December 18th at Adams.

Virtual Book Fair

Check out our book fair for those last minute holiday gifts!  The fair is open through Sunday.

Online Store

Building Accessibility

Please call your child’s counselor to schedule an appointment if you need to pick-up materials. All visitors must wear a mask for the safety of everyone! #maskupWWCSD

Mr. October – Round Two!

We have been provided the opportunity to partner with the MrOctober Foundation and engage our students in STEM programming in an effort to “bridge the digital divide.”   More information about the program and foundation can be found here.

We invite your student to participate in our first teacher led virtual STEM project. Students will be learning about LED’s, the use of batteries, as well as series and parallel circuits by building their very own game of Operation!

We have already done this with one group and are offering it to a second group. Mr. James, our instructional coach and Ms. O’Connor, one of our science teachers will lead the project virtually. Google Meet information will be provided when you pick up the kit.  Below are the days and times this project will be offered.  Your child will need to commit to being present during both sessions.

You may pick up a kit any day next week from 8am – 3pm.

Wednesday, December 9th from 3pm – 5pm

Monday, December 14th from 3pm – 5pm

Winter Break Activity Kits

Are you looking for something for your student to do over Winter Break? EMU Bright Futures has got you covered! Sign up today for an activity kit, and we’ll deliver supplies and materials to you in time for break!

These kits are first-come, first-served, and we do have a limit on the number of kits we are able to deliver prior to Winter Break…so please sign up as soon as possible!

If you have any questions, please reach out to EMU Bright Futures Assistant Director Sam Froomkin at FroomkinS@wwcsd.net.

Attendance Incentive – Remind your Student!

Parents!  We NEED your help ensuring our students are successful in a virtual learning environment.  Success starts with attendance in classes.  If students are not attending, learning does not occur!

In an effort to increase attendance, we are running a contest from November 30th – December 16th.  All students that attend all of their classes during this time frame will be entered into a drawing for a pizza dinner for the family that will be delivered directly to your house on Friday, December 18th!  We will randomly select one winner from each grade.

Wayne Westland Online Learning

We are now accepting applications for Semester Two Enrollment of Wayne-Westland Online Learning.  Applications will be available online from November through December 10th. Applications are due no later than December 10, 2020.

This application will enroll students into our program for the Second Semester for the school year, classes will start January 19, 2021. Each student applying in each family needs to fill out a separate application. Click the links below for the grade appropriate form:

Middle School Application

Please be advised that the virtual program offered this year is taught by teachers throughout the nation, while mentors from Wayne-Westland monitor progress, activity and communication. Wayne-Westland mentors serve as a liaison between the student, parent, and Edgenuity teachers and staff.  This program is self-paced and requires active engagement and active learning from each student.  Once enrolled in the program, students will be required to continue with Edgenuity education for the remainder of the school year, regardless of the changes in the Return to Learn Plan offered by Wayne-Westland School District

Food Distribution

Food Distribution will resume on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Adams.

Kroger Community Rewards

Please help Adams earn cash through Kroger’s Community Rewards Program. The money Kroger kicks back to the school will directly benefit classrooms and students! Follow the link below, search Adams Upper Elementary (we need to have it changed to Middle School) or enter the organization code TH446, and you will be able to enroll.  Please share this with family and friends that shop at Kroger.

Kroger Rewards

Bright Futures 

Please see the flyer below for more information regarding our virtual program.

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Upcoming Events

12/21 – 1/3 – Winter Break

2020/2021 District Calendar

November 27, 2020

Dear Families,

We hope you were able to enjoy a restful Thanksgiving.  We are grateful for your support and partnership with the school.  School will resume on Monday, November 30th in a distance learning format following our regular schedule.

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

November 23 – Letter the from Superintendent Dignan

Family Resources for Distance Learning

Wayne RESA, our intermediate school district has put together this resource for families as we continue to navigate distance learning.  Please refer to this additional resource as an extra layer of support during our journey together.  Resources included are how to use different learning platforms and websites, supporting the emotional needs of your child, finding resources for children with special needs and resources for community assistance.

Wayne RESA – Family Resource

Virtual Book Fair – NOW OPEN!

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Features include:

  • Adams online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points.

  •  A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair.

  •  Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Fair Dates: November 23rd – December 6th

Online Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/wwadamsmiddleschool

Building Closure – November 30 – December 4

Adams Middle School along with all other buildings in the district will be closed through December 4th for material pick-up or other needs.  School will however be in session this week following our regular distance learning schedule.

If you need to speak with a secretary in the main office this week, please email Pam Slone at slonep@wwcsd.net or Quangela Bailey at baileyq@wwcsd.net.  They will be checking email regularly throughout the day and will respond to your request.

You may also call 734-419-2379 if your request is urgent.  Please leave a message and Mrs. Bailey will return your call.  When leaving a message, please state your first and last name, your child’s first and last name and a phone number you can be reached at.  Please speak clearly when leaving your voicemail.

Attendance Incentive!

Parents!  We NEED your help ensuring our students are successful in a virtual learning environment.  Success starts with attendance in classes.  If students are not attending, learning does not occur!

In an effort to increase attendance, we are running a contest from November 30th – December 16th.  All students that attend all of their classes during this time frame will be entered into a drawing for a pizza dinner for the family that will be delivered directly to your house on Friday, December 18th!  We will randomly select one winner from each grade.

Contacting your Child’s Counselor for Assistance

Please reach out to your child’s counselor  if your child is having difficulty in a particular class, there is an issue going on at home that is impacting their academic performance or your child will be missing an extended period of school.  Our counselors are available to offer the following supports:

  • Listen to students’ concerns about academic, emotional or social problems
  • Help students process their problems and plan goals and action
  • Mediate conflict between students and teachers
  • Help students maintain positive relationships with one another
  • Follow up with attendance concerns
  • Improve parent/teacher relationships
  • Refer students to psychologists and other mental health resources
  • Assist in scheduling of students
  • Help coordinate state testing

COUNSELOR:  STUDENT’S LAST NAME:    CONTACT INFO:

Ms. Eileen Horgan                   A-K                              horgane@wwcsd.net

Ms. Stacy Brooks                    L-Z                               brookss@wwcsd.net

Our counseling secretary is Mrs. Keri Chene.  You can reach her at chenek@wwcsd.net

Please use this link to make a virtual counseling appointment with your counselor.

You may also reach out to your child’s counselor to schedule an appointment for material pick-up if your child still needs materials for class.

Quarter One Honor Roll

We will be recognizing our students who made honor role during quarter one in a virtual ceremony.  This will be shared with all of our families in the coming weeks!  Stay tuned 🙂

Updating Parent Connection

Please make sure your contact information is up to date in Parent Connection.  Please follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.wwcsd.net
  2. Click on the Parents and Students tab
  3. Click on Parent Connection
  4. Enter your pin and password (Contact the main office if you do not have this information)
  5. Update your contact information as needed in the system

Beaumont Adams Child & Adolescent Healthcare Clinic – Free Flu Shots for Adults and Children

Flu shots are being offered here at no cost, and no insurance is necessary!  The December clinic hours are below.  If you have questions regarding an appointment or immunizations, please contact Kassandra Luoma at 734-728-2423 in the clinic. 

Show us your Culinary Skills!

Check out these super easy chicken and rice and monkey bread recipes for you to try with your student at home.  Ingredient lists and step by step directions can be found in the recipe card.

Recipe Card

Holiday Food Assistance

If you are in need of food assistance this holiday over winter break, please email szostek@wwcsd.net or send a text message to 734-415-3302 by December 4th.  We are happy to set you up with this assistance!

Wayne Westland Online Learning

We are now accepting applications for Semester Two Enrollment of Wayne-Westland Online Learning.  Applications will be available online from November through December 10th. Applications are due no later than December 10, 2020.

This application will enroll students into our program for the Second Semester for the school year, classes will start January 19, 2021. Each student applying in each family needs to fill out a separate application. Click the links below for the grade appropriate form:

Middle School Application

Please be advised that the virtual program offered this year is taught by teachers throughout the nation, while mentors from Wayne-Westland monitor progress, activity and communication. Wayne-Westland mentors serve as a liaison between the student, parent, and Edgenuity teachers and staff.  This program is self-paced and requires active engagement and active learning from each student.  Once enrolled in the program, students will be required to continue with Edgenuity education for the remainder of the school year, regardless of the changes in the Return to Learn Plan offered by Wayne-Westland School District

Food Distribution

Food Distribution will resume on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Adams.

Family Resource Center

Our Family Resource Center remains open to service students and families in need. They can help with school supplies, backpacks, basic need items (toiletries), laundry assistance, food assistance and more. Please contact the FRC at 734-419-2709 or FRC@wwcsd.net for assistance.

Kroger Community Rewards

Please help Adams earn cash through Kroger’s Community Rewards Program. The money Kroger kicks back to the school will directly benefit classrooms and students! Follow the link below, search Adams Upper Elementary (we need to have it changed to Middle School) or enter the organization code TH446, and you will be able to enroll.  Please share this with family and friends that shop at Kroger.

Kroger Rewards

Bright Futures 

Please see the flyer below for more information regarding our virtual program.

EMU Bright Futures

Technology Support Website for Parents and Students

WWCS Community Tech Help Website

Tech Hotline

734-419-2278

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Upcoming Events

11/30 – 12/4 – The building will be closed for the entire week.  You can still reach us by email or phone.

2020/2021 District Calendar

November 19, 2020

Dear Families,

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

Student Schedule Next Week 

Next week will look different as we approach Thanksgiving recess.  Classes will run as usual on Monday and Tuesday.  There will not be live classes on Wellness Wednesday.  Instead, teachers will post an activity in Google Classroom for students to complete independently due to the half day.  Thanksgiving recess will be November 26th – 27th.  We hope you are able to safely spend time with loved ones and we wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving!  School will resume virtually on November 30th.

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Beaumont Adams Child & Adolescent Healthcare Clinic – Free Flu Shots for Adults and Children

Flu shots are being offered here at no cost, and no insurance is necessary!  The November clinic hours are below.  If you have questions regarding an appointment or immunizations, please contact Kassandra Luoma at 734-728-2423 in the clinic. 

Show us your Culinary Skills!

Check out these super easy chicken and rice and monkey bread recipes for you to try with your student at home.  Ingredient lists and step by step directions can be found in the recipe card.

Recipe Card

Building Schedule

We will remain in a distance learning mode until January 19th.  The school office will only be open by appointment.   Please call the office to schedule an appointment as needed or reach out to your child’s counselor to schedule material pick-up.  Below is the information for reaching your child’s counselor.

COUNSELOR:  STUDENT’S LAST NAME:    CONTACT INFO:

Ms. Eileen Horgan                   A-K                              horgane@wwcsd.net

Ms. Stacy Brooks                    L-Z                               brookss@wwcsd.net

Our counseling secretary is Mrs. Keri Chene.  You can reach her at chenek@wwcsd.net

Please use this link to make a virtual counseling appointment with your counselor.

Holiday Food Assistance

If you are in need of food assistance this holiday over winter break, please email szostek@wwcsd.net or send a text message to 734-415-3302 no later than December 4th.  We are happy to set you up with this assistance!

Virtual Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:

  • Adams online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points.

  •  A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair.

  •  Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

Fair Dates: November 23rd – December 6th

Online Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/wwadamsmiddleschool

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Preview Video

Parent Survey

The District is working on plans to return to in-person learning. We are offering you an opportunity to provide your feedback. Please complete this survey by Monday, November 30th if you would like to share your feedback.

Survey Link

Wayne Westland Online Learning

We are now accepting applications for Semester 2 Enrollment of Wayne-Westland Online Learning.  Applications will be available online from November through December 10th. Applications are due no later than December 10, 2020.

This application will enroll students into our program for the Second Semester for the school year, classes will start January 19, 2021. Each student applying in each family needs to fill out a separate application. Click the links below for the grade appropriate form:

Middle School Application

Please be advised that the virtual program offered this year is taught by teachers throughout the nation, while mentors from Wayne-Westland monitor progress, activity and communication. Wayne-Westland mentors serve as a liaison between the student, parent, and Edgenuity teachers and staff.  This program is self-paced and requires active engagement and active learning from each student.  Once enrolled in the program, students will be required to continue with Edgenuity education for the remainder of the school year, regardless of the changes in the Return to Learn Plan offered by Wayne-Westland School District

Food Distribution

There will not be food distribution on Friday, November 27th or Friday, December 4th at Adams.

Our food distribution will resume on Friday, December 11th at Adams from 10am – 12pm.  You can pick up additional food on Monday, November 23 from 4:30pm – 6:30 pm at Wayne Memorial High School if needed.

Family Resource Center

Our Family Resource Center remains open to service students and families in need. They can help with school supplies, backpacks, basic need items (toiletries), laundry assistance, food assistance and more. Please contact the FRC at 734-419-2709 or FRC@wwcsd.net for assistance.

Bright Futures 

Please see the flyer below for more information regarding our virtual program.

EMU Bright Futures

Technology Support Website for Parents and Students

WWCS Community Tech Help Website

Tech Hotline

734-419-2278

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Upcoming Events

11/30 – 12/4 – The building will be closed for the entire week.  You can still reach us by email or phone.

2020/2021 District Calendar

Mr. October Update!

Here is a peek at our first virtual STEM project.  Students started building their own game of Operation led by Ms. O’Connor and Mr. James.  Stay tuned for final project pictures!

 

November 13, 2020

Dear Families,

Thank you so much for your attendance at parent teacher conferences this week.  Please do not ever hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher with questions or concerns you have.  It is very important to make a habit of monitoring your child’s grades through Parent Connect weekly.

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

Adams Middle School Parent Survey

As we begin our journey as Adams Middle School, it is very important for us to develop a strategic plan. Part of developing this plan is to create a school vision statement. A vision statement describes where we hope to see our school in the future.

According to the Task Force on Developing Research in Educational Leadership (2003) schools must have a vision that all staff members recognize as a common direction of growth, something that inspires them to be better. An effective vision allows our parents, teachers and students to clearly understand the direction we are headed. We invite you to take this survey as we begin to develop our school’s strategic plan. Once we have developed a vision for AMS, we will seek input from all stakeholders on how we achieve our vision by developing our mission statement.

Survey Link

Mr. October Foundation STEM Programming (Open to Virtual Learners Too)

We have been provided the opportunity to partner with the MrOctober Foundation and engage our students in STEM programming in an effort to “bridge the digital divide.”   More information about the program and foundation can be found here.

We invite your student to participate in our first teacher led virtual STEM project. Students will be learning about LED’s, the use of batteries, as well as series and parallel circuits by building their very own game of Operation!

Today, Friday, November 13th and Monday, November 16th, the school will be open for you to pick up the kit your student will need for this project between the hours of 9am and 3pm.  We have 100 kits available on a first come, first serve basis.  There will be other opportunities if this activity fills up quickly.

Students will be assigned a group and groups will meet virtually to complete the project together.  Mr. James, our instructional coach and Ms. O’Connor, one of our science teachers will lead the project virtually.  Your group number, meeting times and Google Meet information will be provided when you pick up the kit.  Below are the days and times this project will be offered.  Your child will need to commit to being present during the sessions your student is assigned to.  You will be provided with the opportunity to choose your group at pick-up until one is filled and we only have one option left.

Group 1:

Wednesday, November 18th from 3pm – 5pm

Monday, November 23rd from 3pm – 5pm

Group 2:

Wednesday, December 2nd from 3pm – 5pm

Monday, December 7th from 3pm – 5pm

Building Schedule

We will remain in a distance learning mode until January 19th.  The school office will only be open to parents on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 am until 3:20 pm by appointment.   If you need something on Tuesday or Thursday, please call the office.  If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call.  Sports team practices will continue as scheduled regardless of the day.

If you did not pick-up quarter 2 materials, please call your child’s counselor to schedule an appoint to do so.

Boys Basketball

Below you will find the team game schedules.  Please note that only two spectators per participant will be allow at games.  We will not be making exceptions to this in order to comply with the MHSAA guidelines.  It is expected that you wear a mask at all games and sit a minimum of six feet away from any other spectators outside of your family members.

7th Grade Basketball Schedule

8th Grade Basketball Schedule

Please note, there will be a change to the game scheduled on November 30, 2020.

Guidelines

FERPA Forms

Please return these ASAP.  These were passed out at material distribution.  You can drop these off on M/W/F or scan and email them back.

Bright Futures 

Please see the flyer below for more information regarding our virtual program.

EMU Bright Futures

Food Distribution

Our food distribution continues to be every Friday at Adams from 10am – 12pm.  Upon entering the lot, you will travel all the way around the building.  You will pass the clinic.  Food will be placed into trunks at door 38.  Five meals for breakfast and lunch will be provided per child along with a half gallon of milk per child.

Technology Support Website for Parents and Students

WWCS Community Tech Help Website

Tech Hotline

734-419-2278

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Daily Schedule Reminder

Link to schedule

Upcoming Events

11/25 – Half Day for students

11/26 – 11/27 – Thanksgiving Recess

2020/2021 District Calendar

November 6, 2020

Dear Families,

Below you will find the most recent school and district updates.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or sheppardl@wwcsd.net.

Sincerely,

Erin Eaton & Lisa Sheppard

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

This year our parent-teacher conferences will be held virtually.  Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th from 5pm until 8pm and Wednesday, November 11th from 3:10pm to 6:10pm.

Please follow the link below to sign up for conferences with your child’s teacher(s).

Due to the limited number of conference time slots available for seventh and eighth grade students within our conference timeframe, we ask that you sign up to meet with teachers if your child is struggling in a class or you have questions for the teacher regarding the class. If your child is succeeding in the virtual setting in his or her classes and you do not have questions for the teacher,  please continue to monitor progress regularly through Parent Connect and reach out to teachers through email as needed.  Parent and teacher communication is an extremely important component of student success. We encourage you to have regular, open dialogue with teachers as needed.

Virtual Parent Teacher Conference Procedures/Sign-Up

Title One Parent Meeting

Please refer to the flyer below with specific dates and times as well as to access the Zoom link needed to join.  You can also review our School-Parent Compact here and complete the Google Form to acknowledge you have read and understand the staff, student and parent expectations at Adams.

Title One Parent Meeting

Report Cards

Report cards will be available on Parent Connect beginning November 9th.  We will not be printing and mailing report cards home.  If you have trouble accessing your Parent Connect, please contact the main office for assistance.

Building Access Update

We will remain in a distance learning mode until January 19th.  Beginning on Monday, November 9th, the school office will only be open to parents on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 am until 3:20 pm by appointment.   If you need something on Tuesday or Thursday, please call the office.  If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call.  Sports team practices will continue as scheduled regardless of the day.

If you did not pick-up quarter 2 materials, please call your child’s counselor to schedule an appoint to do so.

Birds of Prey Gazette – Student Newspaper

Mrs. Calleja, Mrs. Daum and the student reporters  are proud  to bring you the first edition of the BIRDS OF PREY GAZETTE. Enjoy!

Birds of Prey Gazette

Adams Bowling Club

Where- Town and Country Lanes, 1100 S Wayne Rd, Westland, MI 48186

When- Wednesdays 3:45-5:30 (Nov 18th-March 17th)

Cost- $5 registration fee and $4 per week for 2 games and shoe rental

Read this:   Youth League COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

Questions?Contact Mr. Mason (734)419-2350  or masond@wwcsd.net

  • Transportation is not provided
  • Food items are available at the snack bar for purchase

Bright Futures 

Please see the flyer below for more information regarding our virtual program.

EMU Bright Futures

FERPA Forms

Please return these ASAP.  These were passed out at material distribution.  You can drop these off on M/W/F or scan and email them back.

Book Giveaway

We have lots of books we are no longer using at Adams – we encourage you to drop by next M/W/F and take what your students will read at home!

Food Distribution

Our food distribution continues to be every Friday at Adams from 10am – 12pm.  Upon entering the lot, you will travel all the way around the building.  You will pass the clinic.  Food will be placed into trunks at door 38.  Five meals for breakfast and lunch will be provided per child along with a half gallon of milk per child.

We will not have a food distribution on November 27th, the week of Thanksgiving.  If you are in need of food over Thanksgiving, please reach out to Ms. Szostek at szostekk@wwcsd.net.

Technology Support Website for Parents and Students

WWCS Community Tech Help Website

Tech Hotline

734-419-2278

Stay Informed!

In addition to this weekly update, we encourage you to follow us on Social Media and join our school-wide text group.  Important information will be shared this way frequently.

Facebook

Twitter

Remind 101 Text Group

Upcoming Events

11/10 – 11/11 – Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

11/26 – 11/27 – Thanksgiving Recess

2020/2021 District Calendar

School Spirit!

Quarter 2 Material Distribution Update

Dear Families,

I hope you are enjoying your Halloween!

The purpose of this email is to communicate a last minute change to our quarter two material pick-up date this week. Our material pick-up will be moved from Monday, November 2, to Wednesday, November 4.  I apologize for this short notice. We will work with you to make sure your child has everything they need to be successful as we continue remote learning if this change causes a conflict for you.

Changes to the regular schedule for the week are highlighted below. The schedule for this week, the week of November 2nd will be as follows:

Monday: Students will attend 1st-3rd hour as they normally do

Tuesday: Election Day – No School for Students

Wednesday: Material Pick-Up Day (Schedule is below) Students will not log in to “Wellness Wednesday” sessions in the afternoon.

Thursday: Students will attend 1-3rd hour as they normally do

Friday: Students will attend 4th-6th hour as they normally do

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.  Again, I apologize for the last minute change.  If you cannot make material pick-up on Wednesday, email either myself or your child’s counselor to make other arrangements.

Erin Eaton, Principal