Activity Day Is Coming Soon!
Of the many traditions at Webb Middle School, Activity Day is at the top of my list of favorites. Our faculty believes one of our missions as a middle school is to provide structured opportunities for our students. It also offers students and teachers an opportunity to share involvement in activities that foster better communication. The activities on this day include theme parks, roller skating, shopping, and bowling. Hopefully, every student can find an option that interests him/her, and maybe even try something he/she hasn't tried before!

-Mr. Campbell, Principal
What Is ALEKS and How Does It Help My Child?
ALEKS is our online math program which is utilized by students at all middle school grades. This component of our math curriculum tests students' current knowledge of grade-level content, and then it provides lessons and practice on the standards a student still needs to master.

What is great about ALEKS is the fact that it individualizes for each student's level, so it can challenge a student in a new area or review a concept to support the student's learning. There are approximately 400 topics covered by ALEKS, so it builds on classroom lessons.

When I introduce a new concept in class, I often have a student respond, "I learned that on ALEKS." This provides the student with a foundation from which I can build. Ask your middle school mathematician, if he or she has an ALEKS goal or what percent of the math topics are mastered. ALEKS can be accessed from home as well. Thank you for your support of this piece of our math curriculum. https://www.aleks.com/

-Ms. Rocha
Young Authors' Conference
Does this picture get you thinking creatively? Are you inspired to write? That is exactly what happened to some of our sixth-grade students.

Students in grade 6 can participate in the Young Authors Conference (YAC). This contest allows our talented writers to enter in one of four categories: poetry, personal narrative, creative writing/picture prompt, or argumentative. Students have had the chance to submit writing and work with teachers to put forth their best work. Selected sixth graders will join students from other districts at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Baraboo/Sauk County Campus later this school year. They will listen to speakers and have the opportunity to expand their understanding and skills in regard to writing. Watch for the names of the YAC contest winners in an upcoming newsletter.

In addition to YAC, some sixth-grade students are submitting poems to the 20 Poems Project. There are many circumstances for expressing oneself through writing. Take advantage of them. As I always tell my students, “Writers write!”

-Ms. Baker
UW-Platteville Engineering Expo
Attention Eighth Grade Students:

Are you interested in experiments, computers, chemistry, coding, flight, math, science and more? Plan to join us for our annual trip to University of Wisconsin - Platteville on Thursday, April 4. We will attend the Engineering Expo where college students share their experiments, projects, and hands-on learning. Stay tuned for more information from your math and science teachers about this fascinating,  free  opportunity.

-Ms. Rocha
Exciting New Career Fair!
We are excited to announce a new component to our Academic and Career Planning (ACP) program. We will be hosting a Career Expo for our 8th-grade students at Webb. We are in the process of inviting local professionals to talk with our students about their careers and the journey they experienced along the way. 
We have scheduled Monday, February 25th, for the Career Expo. Our plan is not to take the entire day but have to two sessions. Sessions will be from 8:35-10:45 a.m. and again from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Groups of approximately 30 students will come through for about 35 minutes at a time. The goal is for students to approach three professionals within that time. When attending, students will use previously discussed questions to facilitate conversation with the presenters regarding their career and career path. 

We hope students will get a better understanding of professions through these conversations rather than just what they might read online or through research. We also want students to see how different individuals have gotten where they are in their careers, the variety within careers, and that one can do more than one thing over time or even at the same time.

We are still looking for professionals willing to join us for this experience. If you or someone you know would be interested, please feel free to forward them this information or have them contact us. We are in special need of individuals within the construction trades or the healthcare field.
Your School Counselors,

Cathy Mindham
(608) 768-8930 ext. 2105



Tracy Anderson
(608) 768-8930 ext. 2158
Upcoming Events
February 4th-8th - National School Counseling Week
Thursday, February 7th - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball vs Lodi
February 11th-15th - Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Thursday, February 14th - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball @ Wis. Heights
Monday February 18th - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball vs Wis. Dells
Tuesday, February 19th - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball vs Portage
Thursday, February 28th - Activity Day
Tuesday, March 12 - Parents Join Us - "Let's Talk Drugs"
Saturday, March 16th - WI First Maple Tree Tapping Day - Hosted at Hartje Outdoor Learning Center
Will There Be School?
When the decision is made to cancel school, delay the start of school, or dismiss school earlier than scheduled, a Skylert message will be sent (phone, text, and email) for all weather-related changes to our school day. Please make sure to keep your contact information updated with your child's school.

In addition, the district adds an Emergency Banner notification at the top of each page on its website. The banner is  RED  and includes pertinent information regarding a closing, delay, or other information. Bookmark the district website www.rsd.k12.wi.us, and check it the next time Mother Nature rears her ugly head. 

A word of caution, please DO NOT click the "close" option for the emergency notification banner, as this will close the banner for any future emergency notifications as well.

Weather-related changes can also be found on the district's  Facebook page and local television and radio stations. Please refer to the elementary handbook on this  website, page 28, for a list of those stations.
Parents Joins Us On March 12:
Let's Talk Drugs
Please join us for a Free Dinner and Panel Discussion: The Top Five Questions Kids Have About Alcohol & Other Drugs and How to Answer Them. You talk to your kids about lots of dangers. What do you need to talk about when you talk about alcohol and other drugs?
 
"Let's Talk Drugs" (PDF)   is the title of this panel discussion being held on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Reedsburg Country Club, 3003 E. Main Street, Reedsburg, WI. We encourage parents of all age groups to attend this free meal followed by a discussion.
 
This very important event is endorsed by Sauk County Public Health, Reedsburg Police Department, Reedsburg Area Medical Center, and the School District of Reedsburg. It is sponsored by the Sauk County Partnership for Prevention and Recovery.
 
Register Online by March 4th!
Food Service 
The month's breakfast and lunch menus may be accessed by clicking the button below. Payments may be made  online through Skyward  or dropped off in the office.

Visit our website for more information on  payments  or applying for a  reduced fee or free meals .
School District of Reedsburg 
 (608) 768-8930
 707 North Webb Avenue
Reedsburg, WI 53959
District Mission Statement
Our mission is to prepare our students for the future, instill a sense of respect and a passion for learning.