During the week of February 10-14, WSGD schools participated in the "Our Community Cares" initiative. Student leadership groups at all four schools partnered with WUHS, the Chamber of Commerce, and other community agencies to collect clothing and other essentials. These items will be used to help local families through family resource rooms at each WGSD school and through donations to Love Inc.
Student Council members gave up part of their Saturday to work concessions at a home Forensic meet to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. Student Council members were inspired to donate to this cause when they attended a leadership conference back in November. The Student Council also sold candy/chip grams for Valentine’s Day to raise money for this cause as well. Through both the concessions and Valentine’s Day grams, the Fox River Student Council was able to donate $400 to the Make a Wish Foundation! Way to be generous and make an impact, Fox River Student Council!
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are a yearly competition open to any student in 7-12 grade. Student work is first selected by their art teacher and then the entry sent to the Milwaukee Art Museum to be judged by a group of local and national artists. Please note that not all artwork is given an award and very few middle schools enter the competition as they are competing in the same division as high schoolers. This year Fox River earned 9 awards. We had 4 Silver Key Awards and 5 Honorable Mentions. Silver Key Award Winners will have their art displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum for “The Scholastic Art Awards - Wisconsin Exhibition” from February 31 through March 15, 2020 in the Schroeder Galleria. Honorable Mention winners names will be displayed at the museum within the gallery. This past week we had 10 students selected to represent Fox River for the Southeast Youth Art Month Show. This show is held on February 14th at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Art. This show is only open to art educators that are current members of the Wisconsin Art Education Association. Some of our students have been selected by WAEA to move on to the Wisconsin Youth Art Month Show in Madison at the Capitol Rotunda. The ceremony is on March 6th from 12-1pm. Congratuations to the students and our art teachers, Mrs. Bergman and Ms. Coyne, who support and encourage these students!
CHECK IT OUT!!!! Here is WGSD's submission to HGTV's Hometown Takeover. To view the video please visit https://bit.ly/2Uoj92u. This is also posted on the WGSD Facebook page!
Don't forget that on Thursday, November, 14, Fox River is hosting our Annual Senior Citizen Sweet Tunes from 1-2 in the Fox River Gymnasium. Tx still available in the front office!
Earlier this week our 7th grade students had an opportunity to participate in a Courage Retreat. This was a day to inspire students to follow their hearts instead of the crowd, use courage and make responsible decisions despite their fears. The kids really got involved and it was a great experience for all of us!
October is National Emotional Wellness Month. Stress is part of life, and in small doses, can actually be beneficial to our health. However, for some, stress can be overwhelming; leading to a mental health crisis. Stress if just one cause that can lead to a mental health concern. Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year, affecting every age group. Waterford Graded School District wants you to know that there is help out there. If you ever have concerns about how mental health could be affecting your child while at school, please contact the District RN, Chris McMahon (262-514-8250, ext: 6514); the District LPN, Kim Allen (262-514-8250, ext: 1056), or the Director of Student & Staff Services, Jane Aegerter (262-514-8250, ext: 1051). In addition, WGSD offers our families help through Aurora’s Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP). Help begins as soon as you make the call. Give the SFAP program a call at 1-800-236-3231.
Dear WGSD Families, The way that you find the monthly menus on our website has changed. The menus will no longer be pushed out through Facebook, but will be available on either the district or specific school site. To locate the menus you will need to select "Menu" at the top of the page, then select "For Parents" and click on "Food Service". This is a direct link to all school menus. You will also be able to see calorie and allergy information. Paper menus will still be available at your child's school.
Just a reminder to WEAR WHITE tomorrow to show support for White Ribbon Week!
Dear Parents or Guardians of WGSD Children, We would like to share with you the upcoming program flyer for the 2019-2020 Parents United presentations. These free programs present timely and informative information, in a neutral forum, for parents and professionals. If you are interested in attending any of the free presentations, you can register at http://parentsunitedwi.org/register-now/ or by calling 262-345-7810.
Waterford Recreation Summer Playground Registration Deadline is May 31st. Explore the Options... Enjoy the Fun @ the Waterford Recreation Summer Playground Program! Join us for 8 weeks of summer fun - June 17 through August 9. Visit our website for a listing of all options available. http://bit.ly/WaterfordRecreation
**UPDATE** Please read the attached flyer regarding the WIS 20/83 Reconstruction Project. Note that there will be a public information meeting on Tuesday, April 30 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Waterford Library. This will be hosted by the WisDOT and Zenith Tech. There will be project staff there to answer any questions you may have.
*UPDATE* Please read the most recent update for the WIS 20/83 Reconstruction Project. Please note that traffic will shift within the downtown area of Waterford. During this work, no street parking will be allowed on Main Street. For additional information please see that attached flyer for contact information.
WGSD would like to congratulate our students that participated in the Math 24 Regional Tournament. The competition was tough, but our students demonstrated phenomenal perseverance and determination! The following 6th grade students placed at this event: 1st Place -Sydney K., 2nd Place - Brolan F., 3rd Place - Gabe G. and 5th Place - Cailyn K. While 7th grade participants did not place, Elijah D. received an award for being the top finisher on the Fox River Team.
Calendar Update: February 25 will now be a snow make-up day. All students should plan on attending as a regular school day.
School Closing Update: All Waterford Graded Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday January 31st. This includes any after school activities and before/after school care.
Due to inclement weather, all afternoon and evening activities are cancelled on January 22, 2019 for the Waterford Graded Schools.
Thank you to everyone who came to Fox River for parent/teacher conferences! Have a great weekend!
Fox River Conferences: Wednesday, 24 & Thursday, 25.
All WGSD phone systems are now fully functional. TDS identified and repaired the issue. Thank you for your patience!
Fox River Middle School is adding a little something to Open House on August 29 (430PM-6PM)---a corn roast! Thanks to the Hanson family for donating the corn, and the Lions Club for the grill! The corn is free--donations accepted! Bring the whole family! Picnic tables out front!
Fox River student schedules will be available for viewing in Skyward starting on August 15!
Thank you to the Fox River families who registered online. This is the preferred method. If you were successful, you do not need to come to the in-person registration—avoid long lines! If you need a little help, stop on in between 9-6 on August 15!
Have a great summer break! And, good luck to all of our outbound 8th graders!
Civil War & Shadow Day this Friday, May 25!
These 8 Fox River students did a fantastic job presenting in Pewaukee today! Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin DPI, these students were able to spend the last 10 weeks practicing leadership skills as they collaborated in a project based learning experience. The students were challenged to respond to the driving question, "Which technological innovation has had the greatest impact, and what you do you predict it will look like in the future?" This talented group of young leaders developed and engaging, entertaining, informative, hands-on presentation that explained why they believe the greatest technological innovation is...DUCT TAPE!
First week back from Spring Break has been a success! We had a tornado drill yesterday and the students did fantastic! Have a great weekend!
Early release on Thursday, March 29 (11:00AM)! Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!
Forward testing starts tomorrow! Make certain that your student brings a pair of headphones!
Have a great weekend from the staff at Fox River!
Have a terrific week! Fox River is looking forward to two girls basketball games this week! Go Falcons!
Reminder: Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Feb. 22 (2PM-745PM). See you then.
Happy Valentines Day!
Families~Due to the snow day, Friday´s lunch menu will be served on Monday. Thank you!
Note: A correction to the Feb Lunch Menu. Feb.22 was marked as No School day on the Elem Lunch Menu. It's an Early Release.The Printable menus have been fixed on the website. Sorry for any confusion!
Fox River Staff is wishing everyone a safe and happy winter break! Enjoy!
The Fox River staff wishes everyone safe travels over the holiday break! Make certain to spend some quality time with loved ones!
Parent/Teacher Conferences:Oct.25 & Oct.26.Be certain to schedule your conference via Family Access!This is a great opportunity to connect with your student's teacher(s)!
Check out the Fox River online store for great Falcon gear: https://www.kmsportsusa.com/welcome-fox-river-middle-school/ All orders will be delivered to the main office at Fox River--date TBD.
Please mark your calendar for this Thursday, October, 5---Open House @ Fox River from 5PM-630PM
Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather!Don't forget about Fox River's Open House--October 5 (5-7:15PM)
Staff and students had a terrific first day of school! Fox River is a great place to be!
Have a fantastic Labor Day! See you Sept. 5! Just a reminder that there is no late bus for Fox River starting in the 2017-18 school year.
The first of four community listening sessions regarding the future of Fox River Middle School will be held tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Evergreen gym.
Enjoy the rest of your summer! Fox River is ready for the return of students--Sept. 5!
First Day of School for 5K-8 Grades September 5, 2017 First Day of School for 4K Grade September 6, 2017
Last Day of School for 5K - 7th Grade Early Release: K-6 dismiss at 11:30 AM; 7th dismiss at 12:45 PM
Summer Break June 9, 2017—September 4 (First day of 2017-18 School Year Sept. 5, 2017)
Last Day of School for 4K and 8th Grade: June 7
Monday, May 1 is a Teacher Inservice Day. There is No School for students. Thank you!