Middle School News
This week 5th grade students are learning about opinion writing and the O.R.E.O rule.They discussed with their peers their opinion on the thought of assigned seating during lunchtime. Many were not in favor but could see how it would be beneficial to meet others they may not have met before!
Minnesota seasons provide outdoor opportunities all year long and Winona Middle School Physical Education teachers embrace this by offering Outdoor Education as an option for students. Units in Outdoor Education include but are not limited to fishing, archery, swimming, geocaching, snowshoeing, canoeing and kayaking.
Winona Middle School German 1 students had the opportunity to meet German Police Officers in person, Tuesday September 11th.
Educational benefits such as free or reduced school meals are available for qualifying families. Click below to apply today! A new application must be submitted each year.
Winona Area Public Schools Ríos Spanish Immersion, formally known as Spanish Language Immersion Program (SLIP) will be expanding in the 2018-2019 school year.
Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) Key Kids program, in partnership with Winona Volunteer Services, is pleased to host three Children’s dental health clinics this summer. The clinics will be held on July 17, July 26 and August 2, 2018 at the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road.
Peerless Chain activities committee donated $461.46 to WAPS Feed the Kids Fund.
The Winona Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Choir participated in the "Trills and Thrills Music Festival" at Highland Park High School and Valleyfair in the Twin Cities on Friday, May 18th.
Winona Middle School 8th grade students visited Winona home of Paul Schollmeier and Chris Meyer last week to learn about home energy efficiencies, solar energy, and sustainable living.
The 2018 Special Athletic Track and Field Competition will be take place on Friday, May 18th at Paul Giel Field (SMU Fieldhouse in case of rain) in Winona, MN.
Winona Area Public Schools is pleased to announce Dr. Sarah Knudsen as the new Director of Special Education and Emily Solheid as the new Director of Human Resources.
The “World Market… A Global Event” campaign raised $56,000 for Academics, Arts, Athletics & Activities.
Three Winona students have been honored by Minnesota State PTA for achievement in the 2018 National PTA Reflections arts in education program.
As of April 1, 2018, Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services are now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Inspirational speaker, Tasha Schuh shared her personal tragedy story that moved Winona Middle School students to find their purpose, control their attitude and embrace transformative hope.
Hannah Sheridan, a 9th grader in the WSHS Orchestra, was selected and recently performed with the Minnesota Middle Level Honors Orchestra.
Winona Middle School and Winona Senior High School students attended Concordia Language Village Camps in Bemidji, Minnesota February 2-4, 2018 for German and Spanish language immersion experience. Both villages are designed to appear as a they would in Germany or a Spanish speaking country, giving Winona students the opportunity to practice what they are learning in their language classes in a real-life environment with native and heritage speakers.
For the month of March, our K-12 student’s work is displayed at the Winona Mall, Blue Heron Coffeehouse, Winona National Bank, Home Federal Bank and Minnesota Marine Art Museum during regular business hours.
Big 9 Music Festival - $5000
WMS- Speaker Tasha Schuch- $500
5th Grade MN Zoo/IMAX Field Trip- $2304.05
Writer’s Conference WSU – WMS $868.97
A signing reception was held on Feb. 16 for 18 WMS students who were selected for the freshman class of AVID at Winona Senior High School. AVID stands for "Advancement Via Individual Determination," and is a college preparation program for students who are in the academic middle, but ready and determined to achieve at higher levels.
If you are eligible for free or reduced price lunches and are in grades 3-11, apply for a stipend to attend a summer academic enrichment program!
On February 6th members of the Winona Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Orchestras attended a Minnesota Orchestra "Young People's Concert."
Check out all out students on the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll.
Recently two events have been held to support this fund. Tyler Olson, a former Winona Senior High School student, organized a breakfast at Pleasant Valley Church on January 12th, and raised $940. The Minnesota Bankers Association Leadership Academy, a group of 21 community bankers from across Minnesota, raised awareness and held fundraisers to support student meals. WAPS received $1,205 from these efforts for Feed the Kids Fund.
WAPS is proud to announce our preschool teacher Angela Hefel was awarded the Teacher of the Month by Leighton Broadcasting! One of her students nominated her because she is nice and always has a smile on her face!
Congratulations Angela, we are Winhawk Proud of you!
Review Games for Science WMS - $206
Education Purpose & Goals: To buy 3 sets of the following games: Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and Jenga. This would provide 9 games or 4 students per game. Games will be turned into review games as another way to teach key concepts in the science class. In addition, 4 expansion packs for the Breakout Kits will be purchased to expand additional learning.
Lily Compton, Morgan Rinn, and Viggo Smith, 8th grade students at Winona Middle School, were selected to participate in the State 7-8 Girls’ and State 7-8 Boys’ Honor Choirs of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.
Congratulations to the following for being accepted as an Ambassadors!
Ranger Ed visit Winona Middle School 6th grade classes. The students learned about many animals in our region and even got to touch several pelts! Thank you Ranger Ed for giving our students this opportunity!
The Winona Middle School teacher thought she was just attending the all school assembly this morning to help promote kindness. Little did she know the spotlight would be turned to her. Mrs. Amber Mlynczak was surprised with the Winona Teacher of the Year.
Winona Middle School won a drawing to have former Olympian Carrie Tollefson lead the 7th grade Apple Crunch!
Our Stream Investigation is part of an inquiry-based process where our students discover how streams have shaped our past and present landscape.
WAPS Nutrition encourages you to share those gameday recipes with the Super Snack Challenge!!
Every new teach in the district will be provided a coach/mentor to help them through the series of day-to-day requirements.
Children and teens in our community can eat for free this summer! During the school year, nutritious meals are available through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast (SBP) Program.