Attention Parents and Athletes: Woodstock Middle School will not be participating in Basketball this winter. We continue to evaluate the risks to students, coaches, and officials, as well as how our pay-to-play model would affect sports this year. We will make a decision about spring sports (baseball, softball, and track & field) as those seasons near. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ywarsky, the Woodstock Middle School Athletic Coordinator.
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Here is the link to view the 8th Grade Graduation Video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzVAI0-Q3o
Here is the link to view the 8th Grade Virtual Award Ceremony! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y65SDgK9D7g
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School Closure Due to COVID-19 Disease Dear Families and Friends, COVID-19 Closure This evening after receiving new guidance from State Officials regarding coronavirus-related health concerns, and with the support of our Board of Education, we decided to close the Woodstock Public Schools as of Monday, March 16, 2020. We hope to return to our regular operations at the end of a two-week period but we will evaluate the conditions at that time. This was not a decision that was made lightly or in isolation. We understand that this is an unprecedented situation that will have a tremendous effect on all families, but we feel it is necessary for the protection of our community. At this point we don’t have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Woodstock but there are confirmed cases in neighboring communities. We understand that there will be many questions and we will do our best to answer them. We will provide supplemental materials to continue and reinforce learning over the school closure. These will either be distributed electronically or via a printed packet sent home with your child on Friday. You are encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher if there are any questions. The Woodstock community is unique and unites as a family in times of crisis. This is a time when we need to come together and take care of one another. We encourage you to reach out to us as well. Obviously, in the coming days you will want to monitor your emails and our website as we communicate about these and other topics that we have spent the past two weeks preparing. Sincerely, Viktor Toth, Superintendent of Schools Kristen Elliott, Woodstock Middle School Principal Jenna Demers, Woodstock Elementary School Principal
Today is the last day to get 25% off your order at the WMS Sideline Store! Visit https://sideline.bsnsports.com/…/wo…/woodstock-middle-school to place your order. Enter Code grandopening20
This is the last week to take advantage of 25% off almost every item in the WMS Sideline Store. Visit: https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/connecticut/woodstock/woodstock-middle-school
Today's girls' basketball games at Brooklyn are canceled. The boys' games at WMS will still be played as scheduled.
Hey WMS! Today is the grand opening of our WMS Sideline Store! Visit http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/connecticut/woodstock/woodstock-middle-school to order your fan gear, team wear, or to represent your club in style.
Today's basketball games vs. Griswold have been rescheduled to tomorrow, 1/14.
Good morning, Woodstock Public Schools will have a 2 hour delay. Drive safely everyone.
There will be an after school monitor for boys' basketball on Wednesday and Thursday until 4:30.
Boys Basketball Tryouts: Monday & Tuesday there will be an after school monitor for boys who need to stay. You must have a note giving permission to stay.
Boys' Basketball Tryouts for Next Week: Monday – 3:45-5:30, WMS Gym Tuesday – 3:45-5:30, WMS Gym Wednesday – 4:30-6:00, WMS Gym Thursday (first practice) – 4:30-6:00, WMS Gym Friday: TBD
Girls' Basketball Tryouts for Next Week: Monday – 2:30-4:30, South Campus (P/U @ WMS) Tuesday – 2:30-4:30, South Campus (P/U @ WMS) Wednesday – 2:30-4:30, WMS Gym Thursday (first practice?) – 2:30-4:30, WMS Gym Friday? – 2:30-4:30, WMS Gym
Boys' soccer end-of-season party is this afternoon. Don't forget your uniform!
Girls' soccer end of season party is today. Don't forget your uniform!
Signups for basketball continue until the end of school on Friday. See Mrs. Mullen to sign up. No late signups will be permitted.
Please turn fall sports uniforms in to your coach during HR, SSR, or at your end-of-season party. Please do not turn uniforms in to Mr. Ywarsky or the WMS office.
Today's boys' soccer championship game has been moved to WA South Campus beginning at 3:30.
Soccer and Cross Country team stores are now live! Order online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmNLICcBaIH55GIFrtXRDxSpDbRoOgKQg1wxosAQspnP9B2A/viewform?usp=sf_link All orders are cash/check payable to Woodstock Public Schools. Orders close 9/20.
Apologies for the late message. All members of the boys soccer team should bring their uniforms to school tomorrow, 9/13. Thanks!
A friendly reminder about tomorrow night's athletics meeting. 6-6:30 in the cafeteria. Join us to learn more about sports at WMS, including athlete expectations, signup and tryout procedures, and pay-to-play.
Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for fall sports (soccer and cross country). Make sure your son or daughter has signed up in the nurse's office. No sign ups will be allowed after tomorrow!
Fall sport signups will be M-Th this week in the nurse's office. Students should see Mrs. Mullen to sign up for soccer (6-8) and XC (5-8). No signups will be accepted after this Thursday. Questions? Contact Mr. Ywarsky.
WMS Spain Trip 2019 was a huge success! During the last days of our trip we visited Granada, Seville, Costa del Sol and took a day trip to Gibraltar. Gibraltar is part of England so we went to another country! Some highlights were seeing Christopher Columbus tomb, being in the room were he got endorsements for his expedition, scavenger hunt around Granada, walked World War II tunnels and seeing how over 16000 lived in there, St, Michael’s cave which dates back to Jurassic park era, seeing Africa across the ocean from Gibraltar, two amazing cathedrals with amazing art, The Alhambra, Don Quijote de La Mancha windmills...
5th and 6th grade field day is tomorrow! 7th and 8th grade field day is Thursday!
Reminder! Today's softball game has been rescheduled to Thursday. Baseball has not been rescheduled and will play KIS at home today.
Thank you to the Judy Nilan Foundation!! Here is a message from David Flood!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTi79QK4CzE
The Judy Nilan Foundation has provided a town wide subscription to Peace at Home Parenting. This is a wonderful FREE resource. Please check it out and take advantage of all it has to offer! A code is given prior to checkout. https://www.peaceathomeparenting.com/woodstock-login/
Woodstock will have a weather related 2 hour delay this Monday morning.
Spring sport signups will begin Monday, 2/25 in the nurse's office. Students must sign up by Friday, 3/8 - no late signups are accepted. Baseball & softball are available for grades 6-8; track & field is available for 5-8. Any questions please contact Mr. Ywarsky.
Spring sport sign-ups (baseball, softball, track & field) will begin 2/25 and end 3/8. All paperwork must be turned in by 3/8. No sign-ups are allowed after 3/8. Please see Mr. Ywarsky with any questions.
Don't forget! Tomorrow is the last day to submit your orders for WMS fan gear. Get your royal and white t-shirt or sweatshirt with the WMS logo. Each purchase supports WMS athletics. Order forms are available in the WMS office.
Girls' basketball final 5:30 tonight @ Griswold HS. $5 entry fee. Come on down and cheer on the Wildcats vs. Brooklyn!
Our Winter Concert will take place at The Academy South Campus on Thursday, December 20, 2018, from 7:00-8:30!
Monday, 12/10, Girls' Basketball plays at WA vs. Ashford! JV @3:30, V @4:30. Students who want to take the "Wildcat Wagon" to the game must bring a note Monday morning to the office. All students must be picked up at WA North Campus. Concessions will be sold at the game.
Basketball practice schedules until Christmas break: Boys: M & W 2:45-4:15, T & Th 4:15-5:45 Girls: M & W 4:15-5:45, T & Th 2:45-4:15 After school study will be available on all practice days.
Boys basketball tryouts are cancelled today. There will be no after school study for basketball today. Tryouts resume tomorrow from 4:15-5:45. There will be study session tomorrow. Girls tryouts continue today from 2:40-4:15. Girls will practice tomorrow from 2:40-4:15.
Attention basketball families: beginning tomorrow, 11/27, there will be an after school study session available from 2:30-4:15. Students must bring a note to stay.
The next Dance is Friday, December 7th and is our Semi-Formal! Students in seventh and eighth grades are welcome to join us for dinner, dancing, and lots of pictures! The dance will start at 6:00 and end at 9:00. The dance entrance fee is $10.00. Advanced tickets are available starting on Friday. 8th Graders should see Mrs. Abbott. 7th Graders should see Mrs. Phipps. We will be providing pizza and drinks, but are looking for parents to contribute salads, fruit, and desserts. We are also looking for parent volunteers to chaperone the dance. If you are interested in either chaperoning and/or contributing food, please let Mrs. Audet (email@example.com) or Mrs. Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org) know! The Semi-Formal Dinner Dance attire will be as follows: Girls should wear slacks or a skirt with a blouse or a dress. Shoes or sandals are acceptable. Boys should wear dress pants, polo shirt, golf shirt or a dress shirt with a collar, shoes or black sneakers, and ties are optional.
Attention: As there is currently no after-school monitor, all boys trying out for basketball Monday will have to go home and be brought back for 4:15 tryouts. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Winter 2018-2019 Woodstock Field Hockey Association Indoor Field Hockey Clinics Girls and Boys Dates: Sundays starting November 18 Wednesdays starting November 28 HIGH SCHOOL- GRADES 9-12 Sunday- 9:30am to 11:00 am Wednesday- 6:30pm to 8:00pm YOUTH - GRADES 4-8 Sunday - 9:00am to 10:00 am Wednesday- 6:00pm to 7:00pm Cost: Drop in cost of $10 per day New members add annual fee of $20 to join Woodstock Field Hockey Association and USA Field Hockey Location: Gym at Woodstock Academy SOUTH CAMPUS For more info contact: email@example.com G@woodstockfieldhockey.org check our website : www.woodstockfieldhockey.org Facebook page : Woodstock Field Hockey Association @woofhaCT Registration forms and waivers are available at the gym, advance registration is recommended, email for forms. All players need mouth guards & shin guards. In the event of inclement weather make-up dates may not be available. This program is proudly sponsored by the Woodstock Field Hockey Association
Girls basketball tryouts will be held the week of November 26th, from 2:45-4:15. Boys basketball tryouts will be held the week of November 26th, from 4:15-5:45.
Help us raise money for the Washington D.C. Trip by supporting our annual D.C. Wreath & Poinsettia Fundraiser. All order Forms are due on Friday, November 16th. Please make checks payable to the Woodstock Public Schools.
Parent Conferences are this Thursday, November 8th and Friday, November 9th from 12:15-6:00. Remember, students have a half day on both days!
The Middle School Cross Country Championship has been moved to Sunday, November 4th. All students participating must be at WMS by 7:45 for an 8:00 AM departure to Wickham Park. Please contact Mr. Murray or Ms. Sawamura if you are unable to attend on Sunday.
Sign-ups for boys and girls basketball are now available in the nurse’s office. You must see Mrs. Mullen by Friday, November 9th to sign up. No late sign-ups will be permitted. Please see Mrs. Mullen or Mr. Ywarsky if you have any questions.
Boys' soccer will play in the QVJC final on Tuesday @ 3:00. Come cheer on your Wildcats as they battle for a second straight QVJC title!
Parking info for today's soccer games: Boys Game @ WA South Campus - Park at WMS and cross to WA. Constables will be on hand to direct traffic and assist. Girls Game @ Thompson - Park in the lot next to the field. Due to bus pickup, parking is not allowed along the fence.
Continued: Girls soccer will play Plainfield at Thompson Middle School. Start time is 3:00. Girls will be dismissed at 1:30 for a 1:45 departure to Thompson. There will be no return bus to WMS. All girls must be picked up at Thompson at the conclusion of the game
Tomorrow’s boys and girls soccer playoff games have been moved: Boys soccer will play Brooklyn at Woodstock Academy South Campus. Start time is 3:00. Please park at WMS and cross the street to WA. Constables will be on hand to assist with parking and crossing.
Reminder: We have a half day tomorrow!
Updated schedules for boys and girls soccer can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/3n2x5mk7uc4rpz4/2018soccerupdated.pdf?dl=0
All sports canceled today. No practice. Cross country meet is tomorrow @ Griswold. Girls soccer Friday, 10/19 home vs. Putnam. Boys soccer Monday, 10/22 @ Putnam.
Help us reach our $5,000 Meadow Farms Fundraising goal to benefit the Washington D.C. Trip. The homeroom with the most sales will win a Pizza Party. All order Forms are due on Monday, October 15th. Please make checks payable to the Woodstock Public Schools.
All sports are cancelled today, September 12th, due to the weather.
Girls soccer has practice today until 4:30. Boys soccer tryouts will end today at 4:30. Both teams will have practice tomorrow and Thursday until 4:30. Cross country will practice today until 4:00.
Cross country practice is canceled today. Boys & girls soccer tryouts will still be held until 4:30.
Starting on our next half day, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Woodstock Middle School will have breakfast during the day! We do not serve lunch on half days but students will have the opportunity to have brunch starting at 9:00 A.M. on half days!
Struggling to complete homework on time? Need some help with that tough assignment? Homework Club begins September 13th and will be every Tuesday and Thursday after school!
All sports tryouts are canceled tomorrow, September 4th, due to the extreme heat.
What a great, but hot, start to the year! Open house will be Tuesday, September 11th. Please join us at 6 PM in the cafeteria for opening remarks. Open house will run from 6 to 7:30.
Reminder: WMS Soccer tryouts start Tuesday. 2:45-4:30. Students should be picked up promptly @ 4:30.
The DC Fundraising Calendar is live! Please see the Document File on the Webpage and Click on the Washington D.C. link!
Fall sports info: boys and girls soccer starts 9/4 from 2:45 to 4:30. XC starts 9/5 from 2:45 to 4:00. Please get all physical info to the nurse ASAP.
Fall sports info: boys and girls soccer starts 9/4 from 2:45 to 4:30. XC starts 9/5 from 2:45 to 4:00. Please get all physical info to the nurse ASAP.
QVJC baseball and softball playoffs are set. Baseball will travel to Killingly tomorrow to take on the cougars. Softball will head to Wheeler (2:00 dismissal for 2:10 departure). Good luck teams!
Please take a moment to nominate one of Woodstock's many talented teachers as the next Teacher of the Year. You can complete the nomination form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPSTOY
Wildcat girls Track & Field wins two vs. BMS and GMS. Boys lose to BMS and GMS. Updates tomorrow on WMS Wildcat Athletics Facebook page.