Waldo girls, boys soccer teams score big
2014-2015 has proven to be a memorable year for the boys and girls soccer teams at Waldo.
The boys team finished with a 9-3 record, and their second consecutive City of Lights Championship.
The girls team finished with a perfect season earning a 10-0 record, and a 2nd place finish in the East Aurora Tournament.
Both teams are led by head coach Raffe Benavides, who is in his 8th year coaching at Waldo, and his 15th year coaching in the district.
"I am extremely proud of both teams; those kids deserve to be recognized for their hard work both on and off the field. I'm looking forward to bringing many more championships to Waldo!"
Waldo's 7th Grade Team 7A Supports "Red Nose Day" May 21, 2015
Team 7A from Waldo Middle School is wearing red noses for Red Nose Day which was sponsored by Walgreens and NBC to end child poverty. Red Nose Day was May 21st. This was the first time that this was done by Walgreens and NBC. It was a national campaign. Michelle DeBiase bought the noses for her team and took a picture to support and help raise awareness about child poverty.
Waldo Announces "24" Tournament Finalists & Competition May 28, 2015 at Simmons
Students at Waldo Middle School participated in a “24” tournament. Each grade level team held competitions to determine the top student on each team.
The four students for each grade level will compete against their grade level from Cowherd, Simmons, and the Magnet middle school on Thursday, May 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Simmons.
The event is open to all Waldo students, families, and teachers. There will be food and fun. Come support your school and team.
The “24” game: cards with four numbers are given. The students must add, subtract, multiply, or divide to get the answer of 24. The student with the most points after 10 cards is the winner of the round. Cards vary in difficulty and points from one to three.
Waldo's finalists are:
6A Osvaldo Salas
6B Miguel Patino
6D Cristofer Ramirez
6TBE Lizbeth Segura
7A Ivan Flores
7B Jose Garcia
7C Bryanna Perez
7TBE Jose Perez Picazo
ALT. Kanaan Blunt
ALT. Andry Astorga
8A Ayanah Thompson
8B Yahaira Gonzalez
8C Julian Santana
8TBE Jose Olvera
ALT. Raul Garcia
Great job and good luck, Wildcats!
Students encouraged to use free online summer reading tools
As the school year winds down, we encourage you to incorporate summer reading and learning into your children’s activities in the months ahead. Children who keep their brains active and engaged during summer vacation are more likely to return in the fall prepared and confident for the new school year.
Children can lose up to 60 percent of their skills during summer vacation. Children who read during the summer months, however, can sustain their reading gains. Let’s work to prevent the loss of those critical learning gains, also called the “summer slide,” this year.
As you prepare for summer, we invite you to check out the free “Find a Book” search tool, http://www.lexile.com/findabook. It allows you to quickly and easily search for books that will match your child’s reading level and interests, as well as to locate your selection at the local public library. Information is also available on our summer reading website at http://www.isbe.net/find-a-book/default.htm.
“Find a Book” uses a student’s Lexile® measure, a measure of reading ability and text complexity. Students can find their Lexile scores from a variety of benchmark measures, including many standardized tests. The search tool also features a search option to access appropriate book choices based on grade level and comfort with typical reading materials at that grade level. Attached is a flier about “Find a Book” that will explain how to use Lexile measures.
Additionally, the Summer Math Challenge is a free math skills maintenance program targeted to students who have just completed grades 2 through 6. It is designed to help children retain math skills learned during the previous school year. Parents who enroll their children in the program will receive daily emails from now through July 31 with fun activities and links to resources.
We encourage you to talk with your children about the fun and importance of summer learning and take them to your local public library and museums. Librarians have information about Lexile measures and other programs such as iRead, a summer reading program offered through the Illinois Library Association. The program’s audience is kindergarten through grade 8, but may provide supplemental materials for pre-schoolers, teens and adults. This year’s theme is
“Read to the Rhythm!”
Thank you for your efforts to encourage lifelong learners and readers. Have a fun and safe summer.
Secretary of State State
Tony Smith, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Education
Special needs parent support group to meet at 6 p.m. May 14
The East Aurora School District 131 Special Needs Parent Support Group will meet from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at Bardwell Elementary School, 550 S. Lincoln Avenue, Aurora. Claire Howes of the Fox Valley Recreation Center will be the guest speaker. She will share information on summer activities and programs that are offered.
Families will also get feedback on future topics for the 2015-16 school year. Refreshments, Spanish translation and child care will be provided.
"Waldo’s Outstanding Wildcats” for quarter 3 announced
Find out who's on the list of Waldo's Outstanding Wildcats for quarter 3!
Each quarter, all teams at Waldo nominate a student that displays the three PBIS Pillars: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe.
Quarter 3 nominated students received a dress code pass, a donut, and a certificate.
*See the attached file to view nominated students each quarter.
Incoming freshman can start strong with free summer high school readiness class
East Aurora High School is offering a free summer transition program to help incoming freshmen start their high school career strong. Core Study Skills will focus on three main skill areas: algebra readiness, reading comprehension, and general study skills. Core Study Skills will run 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday from June 15 through July 23.
In the classes, students will work on computers, in small groups with a teacher, and independently to strengthen their abilities in these three areas and prepare for high school. Many of the programs are designed to meet students at their individual instructional level. The general study skills program will provide students with reading and note-taking strategies that will help them be successful in any high school class. Students who successfully complete the program will earn a one-half elective credit toward high school graduation.
There is only space for 150 students, so this class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are required to attend mandatory summer school at their middle school will not qualify for this program.
To register, go to the East Aurora High School Freshman Center and enter through door 45 on Smith Blvd. See Ms. Rosa to fill out the application. If you have any questions contact Assistant Principal Glynis Keene at (630) 299-7960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waldo Middle School Presents the "PAW MALL" on May 13th and 14th
Waldo Teachers and staff want to recognize students that haven’t had a referral all year. What better way to recognize students with positive behavior in our school than by bringing the mall to them! Several “stores” will be set up in the MPR and students can come and spend their paws!
Students who qualify for the Paw Mall will receive an invite to the mall. They will then be able to shop at the PAW MALL after school on MAy 13th or 14th from 3:15 to 4:00. Students must also have their Waldo ID's to enter.
Stores Include: Toys, Clothing, School Supplies, Food,
Arts and Crafts, Fashion and Beauty, Sports, Five & Below,
Dress Code and Homework Passes, This and That See the display case by the cafeteria for a sample of merchandise-save your PAWS!