May 28, 2018
News Blast
Important Dates:

Tuesday, May 29:
7th & 8th Grade Band & Chorus Concert (7:00 pm)

Wednesday, May 30:
Math Placement Meeting (6:30 pm) at Kennedy Middle School
*(This is intended for current 6th & 7th grade parents who have questions about Math placement for the following school year.).

Thursday May 31:
Grade 5 Band and Chorus Concert (9:00 am)
*Grade 5 Writing Showcase will be on a different day
Early Release (11:30 am)

Friday, June 1:
Grade 6 Band and Chorus Concert (9:00 am)
Grade 6 Writing Showcase (10:00 am)
Special Olympics Pep Rally (1:00 pm)

Tuesday, June 5 at Natick High School Track:
Special Olympics Event (all day)

Friday, June 8:
4th Grade Step Up Day (morning hours)

Monday, June 11:
5th Grade Field Trip To Natick Community Organic Farm
(Team Determination and Team Enthusiasm)

Tuesday, June 12:
5th Grade Field Trip To Natick Community Organic Farm
(Team Imagination and Team Perseverance)

Wednesday, June 13:
5th Grade Writing Showcase (8:00 am)
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament (Grades 7 & 8)
Early Release (11:30 am)

Thursday, June 14:
5th Grade Field Trip To Natick Community Organic Farm
(Team Endurance and Team Resilience)

Friday, June 15:
7th Grade Writing Showcase (8:00 am)
8th Grade Field Trip to Starland
6th Grade Field Day and Lip Sync

Saturday, June 16:
METCO BBQ at Franklin Park (11:00 am-3:00 pm)

Monday, June 18:
Career Day (Grade 7 & 8) (8:00am -10:30 am)
8th Grade Academy Awards Ceremony (12:00 pm)

Tuesday, June 19:
8th Grade Writing Showcase (8:00 am)
8th Grade Awards Ceremony (8:45 am)
5th Grade Field Day
7th Grade Field Trip to Teamworks in Acton (all day)
8th Grade Dance (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)

Wednesday, June 20:
8th Grade Barbecue (11:30 am)
7th Grade Talent Show (12:00 pm)

Thursday, June 21:
Last Day of School/Early Release (11:30 am)
8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies
    *8:15 am- 9:00 am Team Independence (Fries, Campagna, Heiden, Hansen, Brennan, Renaud, St. Jean, Neugarten, Lengauer & Lamb)
     *9:30 am-10:15 am Team Innovation (Green, Sullivan, Doyle, Pogarian, Lengauer & Lamb)
      *10:15-10:45 am Gathering for all 8th grade students and families in the courtyard (weather permitting)

Transfer of Flags Ceremony:
Our Current Stander Bearers (Ryan Heffler & Rebecca Riley) assisting our New Stander Bearers (Cricket Lemon & Louie Linton):
Pops Concert:
Career Day Monday, June 18

We REALLY need you! We will hold Career Day for 7th & 8th grade students on Monday, June 18 from 8:00 am-10:30 am. We are looking for presenters who are interested in sharing their trade with middle school students for 45 minute sessions. If interested, please email . We are hoping to get 25-30 presenters and we have 15 as of now. Thank you.
Special Olympics Fundraiser:
We are selling tumbler cups filled with icy lemonade for $5.00 during lunch all throughout the month of May to benefit the Natick Special Olympics. Please help support our Wilson athletes! 
Math Placement Meeting:
Math placement information night will be held for 6th and 7th grade parents on May 30, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the KMS auditorium.
Laps After Lunch:
Laps after Lunch has begun ! Students are thrilled to be able to get outside for much needed fresh air and exercise however we cannot guarantee laps on a daily basis as we are still in need of volunteers. Please consider volunteering on a weekly, every other week, or on call basis. Shifts are 10:55 - 11:45 or 11:45-12:35. Please contact Jeanne Holihan at . Thank you.
Natick Summer Academics:
Registration for Natick Summer Academics is filling up quickly! This program runs at Natick High School from 8:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. for the following weeks throughout the summer.

2018 Program Dates:
Week 1: July 2-July 6 (off Wed. July 4)
Week 2: July 9-July 13
Week 3: July 16-July 20
Week 4: July 23-July 27
Week 5: July 30-August 3

Click on this   link   to register for the following programs:

Enrichment Classes (Rising K-8):  July 2-August 3
Students can sign up for four classes daily. Each class costs $50 to attend. Click on the brochure below to see the classes that are available.

Land and Sea Robotics (Rising Grades 5-8):  July 2-July 13 (Two-week program)
Early bird pricing (before May 1): $350 
After May 1: $375

Middle School Band Clinic (Rising Grades 6-9):  July 23-27
Early bird pricing (before May 1): $180
After May 1: $200

Just Sing! Middle School Chorus Program (Rising Grades 6-9):  July 16-20 (new program this year led by the Middle School Chorus Teachers)
Early bird pricing (before May 1): $160
After May 1: $180

NHS Tough Clinic (Rising Grades 9-12): June 25-August 10 (every Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.)
Early bird pricing (before May 1): $85
After May 1: $100

NHS Show Choir Experience (Rising Grades 9-recent NHS graduates): July 9-13 (new program this year led by NHS Chorus Teacher Kate Burns)
Early bird pricing (before May 1): $180
After May 1: $200

Contact Dan Hausermann, Director, at  with questions.
Metrowest Symphony Orchestra:
The Natick Schools has an emerging partnership with the MetroWest Symphony Orchestra that emerged from our arts audit last year.  
This partnership, in its infancy, currently allows secondary Natick students to participate in their ensembles and appoints mentor professional musicians to the participating students. We continue to explore additional partnerships for younger students.

Their upcoming concert information can be found here.
Summer Volunteer Opportunity For Rising 9th Graders:
The Natick Integrated Summer Program is looking for rising 9th graders who would be interested in volunteering this summer during their summer program. This is a great opportunity to complete part of the community service requirement at NHS. Click here for the application and directions . Please return to the Office of Student Services at Town Hall, 13 East St as soon as possible. 
Attention Class of 2022
Letter from Mr. Harrigan and Sign up for Student Orientation:
Please click here for the information.
Student Absences:
If you know your child is going to be absent, please contact the main office via phone or email. Many parents notify the teachers, but the main office staff must also be notified. Thank you.

Support the Natick Special Olympics:
The inclusion t-shirt is the creation of four Wilson sixth-graders: Adam Navisky, Sam Hess, Keller Berry, and Dan Brazier! With Ms. Graf’s guidance, they have developed the slogan “the key to kindness is inclusion.” One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Natick Special Olympics, a community-building event dedicated to the acceptance of all athletes, regardless of ability.
Click here for the link.

Yearbook Information:
The Wilson Middle School Yearbook is currently on sale for $28, until January 15 and then it will be selling for $33.  There will be 625 printed. We urge you to buy one as soon as possible.
Here are 5 reasons you should invest in a yearbook:
1. It holds memories throughout someone’s middle school experience.
2. It is inexpensive when you consider it as a source of reflection.
3. It makes a great gift around the holidays or any time of the year.
4. It gives you something to smile about looking through all the pictures.
5. A yearbook can possibly last for 100 years or longer.

Welcome to  eShare , a free service from Herff Jones that allows students, parents, and community to submit photos for potential use in the yearbook.

Our school code is:  WILSONMS .

Parents and students can go to  and enter the school code:  WILSONMS


Also check out the  eShare  iPhone and Android apps in your respective app stores. These are a great way to contribute photos from mobile devices.
Middle Years May Parent Newsletter:
Please click here for this month's Middle Years Parent Newsletter.
Please send in a dismissal note with your child if he/she needs to leave school early. This allows us to have your child ready for you and avoids us disrupting class to call him/her down to the office.

Please remind your child to stop in the office to get a tardy pass if he/she arrives to school from 7:50 am or later.
Wilson Extra-Curricular Activities 2017-2018:
Please click here for the listing and descriptions of the extra-curricular activities for this school year. Late buses and activities began the week of September 11.
School Improvement Plan:
 Click here for the middle school School Improvement Plan presentation.
Before you post online....
Late Buses:
Bus #23 arrives at approximately 3:10 PM. Bus #15 arrives at
3:20 pm and the last bus Bus #13 arrives at approximately 3:30 pm.
5th & 6th grade students are supervised in a classroom while we wait for the bus and 7th & 8th graders are supervised in the lobby.

Please click below for the late bus runs and stops. Buses begin to arrive to Wilson at 3:00 pm with some of them arriving as late as 3:30 pm.