Waldo Middle School

School Day
(Horario escolar):
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Office Hours
(Horario de oficina):
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Address (Dirección):
56 Jackson St
Aurora IL, 60505

Phone (Teléfono central):

Attendance (Asistencia):

Waldo Invites families, students, and staff to Fall Fest October 18th, 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Waldo will host the first annual Fall Fest at Waldo MS on October 18th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Come join the fun! See the many activities listed below. It will be a great night for the whole family. Don’t forget to wear your costume and we hope to see you there. Be sure to check out the flyer here.

• costume contest

• trick or treating

• 3 point basketball competition

• face painting

• pumpkin painting

• story telling

• door decorations

• snacks

• leaf rubbings

• candy corn launching

• mask making

• cookie monster mash

• bobbing for donuts

• movies

• kooky kahoot

• photo booth

Important Notice To Parents

 All 6th grade students are required by the state to have a physical exam, Tdap vaccine, meningitis vaccine, and their second varicella vaccine turned into their home school by October 15th. Students that do not have these items submitted by 10/15 will not be able to attend school until the documents are received. Paperwork can be turned into the Waldo office by students or parents between the hours of 8am and 3pm.

Es requerido por el estado que todos los estudiantes de grado 6 entreguen a su escuela un examen fisico, vacuna Tdap, vacuna meningitis y su segunda vacuna de varicella antes del 15 de octubre. Estudiantes que no tengan estos requisitos entregados antes de 10/15 no podran asistir a la escuela hasta que estos documentos sean recibidos. Documentos pueden ser entregados a la oficina de Waldo por los estudiantes o padres entre las horas de 8am y 3pm.

Read Principal Katula's Welcome Back Meassage

 Read Principal Katula's message here. There is information about testing, attendance and conferences.

Create A Piece of Art for Peace: Participate in PeaceJam @ East Aurora Peace of Art Hexagon Project

 PeaceJam @ East Aurora invites the EASD 131 Community to participate in Peace of Art Hexagon Project by creating a piece of art for peace. All ages are encouraged to print out the hexagon (link) and use it as a template to creatively show your vision of PEACE. You may use text, storytelling, collage, poetry, paint, drawing materials, 3-D materials or digital. Hexagons can be submitted to: Sue-z Bruno, Gates School, 800 7th Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505 by September 28, 2016.

The work will be joined together and be displayed in the Silverplate building, a Vacant Window Project in downtown Aurora. Log your work on billionacts.org. Contact: Aurora@peacejam.org. PeaceJam is an international non-profit organization that has 13 Nobel Peace Prize Winners who have committed to mentoring youth. PeaceJam creates young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world. Learn more at http://www.peacejam.org/about-us.

Calling All Car Enthusiasts: Forgotten Teens Car Show September 24

Do you have a car you like to show off? Or a vehicle you’ve invested a lot of time and money into you want to show off? Are you a car enthusiast who enjoys exhaust fumes or enjoy talking to people about their rides? East Aurora DECA will be holding their third annual car show to benefit the Forgotten Teens Project on Saturday, September 24 at Goody’s Restaurant in Aurora. The show will run from 9 am until 3 pm with registration ending at 12 Noon.

DECA started the Forgotten Teens Project nearly 20 years ago as a way to make sure their fellow Tomcats would have a Merry Christmas. Students who are homeless or facing other hardships are anonymously presented with Christmas gifts purchased through funds raised by East Aurora DECA members as a way to remember the season is about giving. Last year we were able to assist 70 students with $45 gift cards. This year we will focus on assisting our homeless population which has grown from 10-25 students in the past three years as they are truly forgotten by society.

DECA will hold the show at Goody’s Restaurant on the corner of North Farnsworth and East Indian Trail. Parking for show participants will be available in the field next to Goody’s and entry through the Old Second Parking Lot on Reckinger Street is available. Motorcycles are welcome, and trophies will be awarded to the Top 10, Best of Show, Club Choice, and Best Holiday Theme. Cash giveaways and prizes will be awarded and food available. Registration is $10 per registered vehicle and donations are accepted. Spectators are welcome to come out and enjoy the event! For more information please contact DECA advisor Mark Lyons at mlyons@d131 or by phone at 630-997-6982. Come out and enjoy music, food, and cars with DECA’s Forgotten Teens Car Show at Goody’s Restaurant in Aurora on Saturday, September 24.

Waldo MS 2016 - 17 Student Schedule Pick-up


Waldo Middle School students may pick-up their class schedule for the 2016 - 17 school year during the times and dates listed below. Parents are welcome to attend, but it is not required.


Tuesday, August 16th  from 12 pm to 3 pm


Wednesday, August 17th  from 4 pm to 7 pm


Friday, August 19th  from 9 am to 12 pm



Free meals available during East Aurora summer school

   All children 18 years or younger can receive free meals this summer in East Aurora School District 131 buildings thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

   Meals will be served in most buildings while the District is hosting summer school. The program started June 13 and will run through July 21. Each school will have a color flier on the main door, notifying residents of the meal times for breakfast and lunch.

   All local children, 18 years and younger, are eligible for the healthy breakfast and lunch meals. Meals must be eaten in the school. Small children must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling who will be responsible for them.

   To find a summer meals site close to you, call (800) 359-2163, text “FOODIL” to 877877, or go to SummerMealsIllinois.org. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Community invited to see Grammy-nominated Sones de México Ensemble play free concert at East High at 6 p.m. June 21

  Sones de México Ensemble, a Grammy-nominated folk music group, will play a free concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Hawks Auditorium at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. The community is invited to see the live performance of “Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico” which will give a musical tour of 10 regions in Mexico. A flier for the event can be found here.

   Sones de México Ensemble is a Chicago folk music ensemble that specializes in Mexican ‘son’ music, including the styles of chilenas, gustos, huapango, and son jarcoho. The group was formed in 1994 and is based in Chicago.

   Sones de México Ensemble has created many original arrangements of traditional Mexican tunes. They have toured internationally and released six albums, including the Grammy-nominated Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land is Your Land).

   The show is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chicago Community Trust. It is presented in collaboration with www.makemuscichicago.org.


Sandra Katula

Jonathan Simpson

Assistant Principal

Wilson Morales

Assistant Principal

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