SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 7:25 a.m.—2:31 p.m.

July 21, 2016

D.C. Everest Middle School Families, It’s a busy summer at DCEMS! Our staff have been planning hard to continue making our school the most engaging, personalized and fun place to learn! In addition to our work with curriculum, we also have technology and building improvements taking place. We can’t wait to have your middle schoolers return and/or join us for the first time! We are fortunate to live and work in a community with high expectations and great levels of support. Our building goals (academic excellence, developmental responsiveness and social equity) support the district goals and frame our daily work with students. Simply put: we want our school to be THE best possible place for your middle schooler to learn, grow and make friends. You are an essential partner in making that happen and we thank you for your trust and collaboration. Within this edition of the Middle School News you will find a great deal of important information. Dates, supply lists, special events, and various policy and procedural references are enclosed. To assist in a smooth start to the school year please take time to review this compilation. Additionally, our Middle School and District websites contain helpful information you may wish to review (addresses provided below). Please take additional time to review the new drop-off procedures noted within this newsletter. We have made significant changes that- with your help- will make your drop-off experience safer and more efficient. We are grateful for the District supporting this major improvement and look forward to your feedback! Our top priority is your child(ren)’s success. That’s it. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have insight that would help ensure that this happens! Our August open houses sessions provide a great chance to start the year off on a positive note. Last year we had 97% of our families attend---let’s go for 100% this year! On behalf of our entire faculty and staff I wish you each a safe, restful and fun remainder of your summer! Can’t wait to see you and your middle schooler in August! Sincerely, District website: http://dce.k12.wi.us/ DCEMS Website: http://dce.k12.wi.us/midschool Casey J. Nye, Principal

DCE Middle School Open House/Picture Days Thursday, Aug. 18th—2:00p-5:00p and/or Monday, Aug. 22th— 3:00p-7:00p Details on page 3

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Hello, DCE Middle School Families: I am thrilled to be on your middle school team as the new Assistant Principal. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and learning more about our wonderful students. Please feel free to stop by anytime to touch base and discuss our shared vision. I have three energetic daughters (Kyra - 10, Ashlyn - 7, and Ella - 4). We just added a new pet to our family, Chai. She is a doberman puppy we picked up at the Green Bay airport the last part of June. She is getting acquainted with our two cats Latte and Oreo. Our family loves being outside: camping, hiking, jogging,and riding our bikes. Chai will definitely be getting a work out with us…..to say the least. Professionally, I have been working in education for over 20 years. I started my career teaching at the middle school level and then migrated to the high school as a counselor then an assistant principal. I am thrilled to be back home at the middle school level where students are exploring their academic interests and learning more about their strengths and talents. I am also excited about guiding all of our students through Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports as appropriate behaviors are encouraged and rewarded. At the same time areas of needed growth will be used as learning opportunities towards improvement. Please feel free to contact me via phone, e-mail, or stopping by, if you are able. My contact information is listed below.

Warmly, Trena Loomans, NBCT Assistant Principal DCE Middle School [email protected] 715-241-9700 x 2343

We will be having Open House/Picture Days on the following dates: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 2-5 p.m. Monday, August 22nd, 2016 3-7 p.m. Please plan on attending Open House during one or both of these dates. Both parents and students are welcome. At Open House, students will receive their schedules, names of teachers, and locker combinations. You will also be able to pay registration fees (if you haven’t already done so online under the “payments” section) plus optional fees like PE t-shirt , yearbook and athletics, add money to lunch accounts, organize the locker and tour the building. Yearbook pictures will be taken by LifeTouch during Open House this year. (photo packages are detailed below, no purchase necessary.) Students will be required to wear navy blue or black shorts/sweat pants and a plain t-shirt to physical education class. “D. C. Everest Middle School” physical education t-shirts will be sold at Open House for $5.00 and are completely optional. The registration fees for the 2016-2017 school year are: 6th Grade $20.00 7th Grade $20.00 We look forward to seeing you at the Middle School! Remember to update your address, phone numbers, emergency contacts and work information in the “Family—>Household Information” section of the Portal when you are paying your registration fee under the “payments” section!

Follow the official DCEMS FB page (Timberwolves logo) to see some of the fun stuff going on during the school day as well as getting reminders and alerts of upcoming events!

Yearbook Pictures—2016

Pictures for the middle school yearbook will be taken during Open House on August 18 and August 22. Prices for packages are listed below. Picture envelopes will be available at the middle school outside the theater and in the lobby. Fill out the information, choose a package, and place payment in the envelope. You can give the envelope directly to the photographer when pictures are taken. Checks should be made out to LifeTouch. Please have your student photographed for the yearbook. For more options —Order Online before picture day at mylifetouch.com use code: DCEMS: KQ416792Q0 A. Deluxe Package

B. Premium Package

1-8x10, 2-5x7, 4-3x5, 8-2x3 $27.00

C. Value Package

2-8x10, 4-5x7, 4-3x5, 12– 2x3, portrait CD $40.00

D. Ultimate Package

E. Family Package

3-8x10, 4-5x7, 4-3x5, 16-2x3, portrait CD $44.00

1-8x10, 3-5x7, 4-3x5, 12-2x3 $32.00

2-5x7, 4-3x5, 8-2x3 $23.00 G. Entry Package

F. Basic Package 4-3x5, 8-2x3 $18.00

Add Ons The following add-on items are only available with the purchase of one of the packages above. Add-On H: Add-On I: Add-On J: Add-On K: Add-On L: Add-On M: Add-On N: Add-On O:

Upgrade Special Offer (name, grade & basic retouching) Combo Special Offer (name & grade on all portraits + 8-2x3) Variety Special (4-3x5 + 8-2x3) 8-2x3 wallets 2-5x7 1-8x10 4-3x5 1-CD High & Low Resolution

$11.00 $13.00 $15.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $15.00

2-3x5, 4-2x3 $12.00

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D. C. EVEREST MIDDLE SCHOOL Important Calendar Dates 16-17

Day Monday-Friday

Date August 15th-19th, 2016

Event Band Jumpstart & Kickstart Camps

Time Depends on registration choice 2:00-5:00 p.m. 3:00-7:00 p.m. Depends on registration choice 7:30-2:31 pm NO SCHOOL TBA p.m. a.m. Commons a.m. Commons a.m. Commons 5:30-9:00 p.m. NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL 2:50-6:30 p.m. 2:50-6:30 p.m. 1:40-5:40 p.m.

Thursday Monday Monday-Friday

August 18, 2016 August 22, 2016 August 22nd - 26th, 2016

Middle School Open House – Picture Day Middle School Open House – Picture Day Strings Jumpstart & Kickstart Camps

Thursday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Tuesday Friday Thursday Friday Monday Thursday Wednesday Tuesday

September 1, 2016 September 5, 2016 September 13, 2016 September 14, 2016 September 20, 2016 September 27, 2016 October 21, 2016 October 27, 2016 October 28, 2016 November 7, 2016 November 10, 2016 November 16, 2016 November 22, 2016

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Labor Day Magazine Sale Kickoff/Picture Make-up Reach-out Magazine Collection booklets First Magazine Collection Second Magazine Collection Student Council: Fun Night & Dance Professional Development Day Fall Break Teacher Workday Parent/Teacher Conferences-Team Parent/Teacher Conferences-Team Parent/Teacher Conferences - Team (Release– 1:10 p.m.) Picture Re-Take Day

Wednesday Thursday Friday Fri-Mon

November 23, 2016 November 24, 2016 November 25, 2016 Dec. 23rd-Jan 2nd, 2017

NO SCHOOL FOR MS Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Recess Winter Recess


Tuesday Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday Monday

January 3, 2017 January 23, 2017 February 21, 2017 February 23, 2017 February 24, 2017 February 27, 2017

Return from Winter Recess Teacher Workday Parent/Teacher Conferences - Team Parent/Teacher Conferences - Team Professional Development Day Parent/Teacher Conferences – Team (Dismissal 1:10 p.m.)

NO SCHOOL 3:00-6:20 p.m. 3:00-6:20 p.m. NO SCHOOL 1:40-5:30 p.m.


March 24, 2017

Teacher Workday


Monday-Friday Monday Monday Friday Wednesday

March 27-31, 2017 May 1, 2017 May 29, 2017 June 2, 2017 June 7, 2017

Spring Recess Snow Day Make-up Memorial Day Student Council: 7th grade Farewell Dance Last day of school/students


School Days Start at 7:25 a.m. First hour begins at 7:25 a.m. Students may arrive no earlier than 7:00 a.m. Students arriving between 7:00 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. will be seated in the commons or play on the playground until dismissal to their locker at 7:15 a.m. Students arriving after 7:15 should go directly to their locker and first hour.




NEW PROCEDURES: Dropping Off and Picking Up Children AM Drop off after 7:00 a.m. - PM Pickup before 3:00 p.m.

The safety of our students is an absolute top priority. Dr op-off at the beginning of the day (and pick up at the end) are key moments we are looking forward to improving beginning in the fall of 2016. Your awareness of, and cooperation with, these new procedures are essential to us making drop-off a safe and smooth experience for all involved. Morning drop off is between 7-7:25 a.m. Courtesy is everything. The model is simple and depends on awar e and cooper ative adult dr iver s. The right lane is for drop-off; the left lane is for moving through. We have widened the lanes thr oughout the entire circle drop area to make this easier, but it will still take cooperative merging (both directions) to be effective. Drop-off happens only at areas with curb and sidewalk. We have added LOTS of additional sidewalk to create MORE places for families to drop their child off. Please use the entire sidewalk area, not just the area directly in front of the main entrance. Once safely loaded, please signal and merge to the left to exit the lot. Much like a “round-about” the more flexible we are with merging, the smoother this procedure will work for all involved. If you need to come into the building (a meeting, dropping something off for your student, etc.) please park in the main lot and cross. The lot is NOT a student drop off area between 7-7:25 a.m., as it would require them crossing the drop-off lanes. In the afternoon between 2:30-3:00, these procedures are very similar: Pull to an available spot on the curb to pick-up your child. The left lane is for moving thr ough; the r ight (along the curb) is for pick-up. Signal and merge left to exit. Yes: cour tesy is still a theme and the easier we mer ge, the better it wor ks. If you need to come in, park in the lot and we’ll see you inside! Students ar e not allowed to come and meet you in this area from 2:30-3:00. In addition to adjusting this drop-off area, we are also adjusting our bus traffic. We are anticipating less congestion as you leave our main lot given these changes. These procedures are new and will take time to develop fully ingrained habits. While you model courtesy, we also encourage you to train/re-train your middle schooler(s) to be looking for your car all along the available curb… not just in a single, predictable spot. They should walk to you and load at that location. As with any change of this nature, we expect there will be some additional changes needing to be made once we run it “live”. Please share your feedback and suggestions and we’ll be sure to monitor drop-off closely and communicate any needed adjustments in a timely way. Thank you for being models of courtesy and safety!

Officer Greg Schremp, Officer Frank Wierzbanowski, Mr. Casey Nye, Principal & Ms. Trena Loomans, Asst. Principal

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AT D. C. EVEREST MIDDLE SCHOOL The Boys & Girls Club Middle School site is open every day that school is in attendance. After school programming will run Monday-Friday, from 2:31-6:30 p.m. and will include both academic and recreational opportunities for students. Boys & Girls Club is an opportunity for any student to drop-in, receive homework help, enjoy time with friends, or participate in other enriching programs that will be available. An after school snack is provided.

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6 t h G r a d e s u p p ly l i s t 2016-2017 (Individual teachers may require additional supplies) Color BLUE RED GREEN PURPLE YELLOW

When replacing these notebooks and folders, please continue to use the color codes. You may want to purchase extra supplies during the summer sales.

Required:  2 dozen plain wood pencils with erasers, cap erasers, pencil sharpener, pencil case.  Dry erase markers—set of 4  Colored pencil set  Water based markers  2 glue sticks or small bottle school glue  2 boxes of facial tissue-250 count or larger  A Positive Attitude!! Optional Supplies:  Earbuds  Locker shelf system  Scissors PE Supplies  PE T-shirt (can purchased at open house, or bring plain white) Gym shorts, dark  Socks  Tennis shoes, must be able to tie tightly. (No loose skateboard shoes)

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2016-2017 (Individual teachers may require additional supplies)

Spiral Notebooks 2-Pocket Folder Color MATH—2 2 BLUE ENGLISH—1 1 RED SCIENCE—1 1 GREEN SOCIAL STUDIES—1 2 PURPLE READING—1 1 YELLOW Matching notebooks and folders ANY COLOR All other classes folders w/prongs (poly FACE/HEALTH 1-1 1/2” binder plastic if possible) World Languages Matching notebooks and folders (German, French) 1-1 1/2” binder & loose leaf paper (German);

Spiral Notebooks 2-Pocket Folder MATH—1 5-subject 2 ENGLISH—2 2 SCIENCE—1 2 SOCIAL STUDIES—1 2 READING—1 2 WORLD CULTURES 2 Pocket folders, 2 pocket All other classes

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Sweatshirt for outdoor activity Deodorant All items should be marked with the student’s name.


Notebook & folder (French) 2 Pocket folders, 2 pocket folders w/prongs (poly plastic if possible) & 1 box Of Kleenex (for project)

When replacing these notebooks and folders, please continue to use the color codes. You may want to purchase extra supplies during the summer sales.

Required:  Composition notebook (House 7X only)  2 dozen #2 pencils with erasers, pencil case  1 blue or black pen  Colored pencil set  Glue sticks, 2 (Science, English, World Studies)  1 Highlighter (any color, English)  2 boxes of facial tissue-250 count or larger  A Positive Attitude!! Optional Supplies:  USB Flash Drive PE Supplies  PE T-shirt (can purchased at open house), or bring plain white)  Gym shorts, dark  Socks  Tennis shoes—must be able to tie tightly. (No loose skateboard shoes)  Deodorant All items should be marked with the student’s name.

Approximate student locker dimensions:

Lower section: 49.5” tall x 10.25” deep x 12” wide Upper section: 8.75” tall x 10.25” deep x 12” wide


Student Emergency Information Parents are asked to update their address, phone numbers, work info and emergency contact info on the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus before August 1st and anytime during the school year as necessary.

Communication is extremely important when it comes to MS students and families. There are many ways to stay in touch with DCEMS from our main website phone lists & email links, to social media like Facebook and Twitter. Even more important is the information that is exchanged with parents, teachers & staff through Haiku and the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Please check out our website for links to all roads of communication with us!

Use the Parent Portal to update your address, phone numbers, email addresses, emergency contact information etc. This is the main route of communication for the MS principals and where we get our information for mailings and calls home, so please log in regularly when updates are needed. Report cards are also posted on the portal as soon as they are available. You can also pay all fees for all students online through the Portal if you want to use your credit card (credit cards not accepted in the office). Registration fees and optional yearbook, PE shirt and athletic fees are all payable online. Log in to the Portal and for to “Payments” to see what is available for your students at each school. Many of our teachers are transitioning to our new Learning Management System, “Haiku” to keep track of assignments, due dates, missing work, grading and even more communication with parents! Students and parents will each have their own individual logins to check work and communicate. Please note that quarter grades, semester grades and final grades will also be posted on the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus as well.

*Look for & “like” the OFFICIAL DC Everest Middle School FB page! The official page has our Timberwolves logo on it! *We use FB for fun pictures and updates to the events that are going on at the MS!

Mr. Nye Tweets!!!! So do other teachers and administrators in the district! There are great encouraging and inspirational education-related Tweets that you can read! Follow @dcemsprincipal and see what inspires Mr. Nye and other MS teachers!

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Adopted August 28, 1990 • Revised January 22, 2010 • Revised May 24, 2011 Student use of electronic communication devices, including but not limited to cell phones, on school premises are subject to restricted use during the school day. The use will be governed by the expectations of classroom teachers and school expectations delineated in the student handbook. The use may not in any way: Disrupt the educational process; Endanger the health or safety of the student or others; Infringe upon the rights of others at school; Involve illegal or prohibited conduct. At no time may cell phones or other electronic communication devices be used to take, record or transfer photographs or video images of a person in school locker rooms, restrooms or other private areas. The District shall not be responsible for the security or safety of electronic communication devices that students choose to bring to school. Nothing within this policy shall be construed to limit a student’s ability to possess and use an electronic device in a manner that functions as assistive technology necessary for a student’s education and that is required under an individualized education plan or a Section 504 plan. Any student found violating this policy shall be subject to school discipline. Students will be notified annually of this policy through registration materials and/or student handbooks. Legal Reference: WSS 118.258

Immunization Requirements 2016-2017

The Wisconsin state immunization requirements for 2016-2017 school year are listed below. Students need the listed vaccinations by September 1, 2016. WISCONSIN STATE LAW (HSS 144.03) REQUIREMENTS - Number of Doses Age/Grade



Pre K - 4K



Grades K - 5


Grades 6 - 12



Hepatitis B

















DTP/ DtaP/DT Vaccine: Your child must have received one dose after the 4th birthday. IF your child received all four doses before the 4 th birthday, a 5th dose is required before Kindergarten. Tdap Vaccine: One dose of the vaccine is required for students in grades 6 through 12 If your child received the Td/Tdap vaccine within 5 years of entering grades 6-12 the vaccine is not required. Tdap vaccine protects your child from pertussis or whooping cough. MMR Vaccine: Two doses are required for students in grades K through 12. Your child must have received the 1st dose of MMR vaccine on or after the first birthday and the 2nd dose before starting kindergarten. Varicella or Chickenpox Vaccine: Two doses OR a history of chickenpox is required grades K through 12. If your child had chickenpox, see step 2 on the waiver form. No vaccination needed. Tell the school health aide that your child had chickenpox and the year. Hepatitis B: Three doses are required for all students grades K through 12. Waivers: Parents have the option to decline any and/or all immunizations based on personal, religious and/or health reasons. If you choose not to immunize your child, check the appropriate waiver (Step 4) and sign the form. Immunization waiver form is on the district website at www.dce.k12.wi.us. What do parents need to do? Call your students medical provider if you are unsure that their immunizations are up to date Schedule appointments to receive the immunization needed Sign a waiver indicating what vaccines you do not want your student to have Report the dates of the immunizations and/or history of chickenpox to the school health assistant. Please Kelly Zibton, MS Health Assistant at 715-214-9700 ext. 2023 with questions.


Grade 6 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Lunch Period 5 Period 6 Period 7 Period 8

Grade 7 7:25-8:12 8:16-9:02 9:06-9:51 9:55-10:41 10:46-11:16 11:16-12:02 12:06-12:52 12:56-1:41 1:45-2:31

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5 Lunch Period 6 Period 7 Period 8

7:25-8:12 8:16-9:02 9:06-9:51 9:55-10:41 10:45-11:31 11:36-12:06 12:06-12:52 12:56-1:41 1:45-2:31


(42 Minute Classes)

Grade 6 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 IE Lunch Period 5 Period 6 Period 7 Period 8

Grade 7 7:25-8:07 8:11-8:53 8:57-9:39 9:43-10:25 10:25-10:58 11:02-11:31 11:31-12:13 12:17-12:59 1:03-1:45 1:49-2:31

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5 IE Lunch Period 6 Period 7 Period 8

Attendance If you know your child will be missing any or all of a school day due to an appointment, please send them with a note to the office when they get to school. The office will give them a “Permit to Leave School” pass and they will be released from class at the time you have written in the note and will meet you in the office. If the absence will be more than 3 days, a pre-approved absence request form will be given to the student for each of the teachers to sign. If they are absent more than 5 days in a semester, a doctor’s note will be required for any further absences.

7:25-8:07 8:11-8:53 8:57-9:39 9:43-10:25 10:29-11:11 11:11-11:44 11:48-12:17 12:17-12:59 1:03-1:45 1:49-2:31

MESSAGES TO STUDENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY Urgent messages to students will be paged to their rooms near the end of each period, when possible. Paging is not allowed at other times during the school day because it is very disruptive to classes. In cases of extreme emergency only, we will page into a classroom during class time. Messages to students after 2:00p are not guaranteed to reach your student before the end of the school day. Your understanding and cooperation regarding this policy will be greatly appreciated.

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Beginning Band…Jump Start

Beginning Band students will be participating in a “Jump Start” program the week of August 15th. Students will meet in the Middle School Village Theater before breaking into instrument like sessions. During this time they will learn how to assemble and produce sounds on their new instrument. (All students registered for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone or Percussion should already have made arrangements to secure an instrument and book through a local music store.) Session times run from 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. or 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., Monday through Friday. We are in the process of registering all Beginning Band students by phone or email. (Mrs. Zimmerman, [email protected], Mrs. Phalen [email protected] ). All registrations should be complete by August 5th. Parents: if you have not registered by this time, please call the music office at 241-9700, ext. 2425 OR e-mail us (preferred m ethod of contact at this time of year!) and leave a message indicating your child’s instrument and your session time preference. We look forward to our first days of making music!

Intermediate Band…Kick Start Intermediate Band students will be participating in a “Kick Start” program the week of August 15th. Students will meet in the Middle School Village Theater before breaking into instrument like sessions. During this time they will experiment with ensemble playing under specialized instrument instruction. Each instrument will have a musician that specializes on their individual instrument. The session time runs from 11:00 – 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a musical/ice cream event wrapping up the week. We are in the process of registering all Intermediate Band students by phone or email. (Mrs. Zimmerman, [email protected], Mrs. Phalen, [email protected] ). All registrations should be complete by August 5th. Parents: if you have not registered by this time, please call the music office at 241-9700, ext. 2425 OR e-mail us (preferred m ethod of contact at this time of year!). We look forward to a new year of making music!

Mrs. Phalen [email protected] Mrs. Zimmerman [email protected]

DRESS GUIDELINES—BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING We believe that the students’ standard of dress and appearance should be a positive reflection of themselves and compatible with an effective learning environment. Dress and appearance should promote respect, responsibility, safety, and honesty. In order to promote a positive learning environment, student dress that is disruptive, revealing, profane, offensive, or which endangers the health and safety of the student or others is prohibited. Please review some of the examples of prohibited dress and appearance with your children before they come to school and before you purchase back-to-school clothes.

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Examples of Prohibited Dress and Appearance Bare midriffs Shoulder straps less than 2 inches wide Clothing that exposes cleavage See-through clothing Short skirts or shorts that do not fall at least where the palm of the hand and the fingers begin. Clothing that contains pictures and/or writing referring to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, sexual references, profanity, promotion of gambling, illegal drugs, or gangs Symbols, styles, or attire associated with intimidation, violence, or gangs Exposed undergarments Head coverings worn in the building (Exceptions may be made for students with medical conditions or religious beliefs on a case-by-case basis) Chains, heavy necklaces or spikes that could be perceived as or used as a weapon


Disclosure Policy Disclosure of Directory Information. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a Federal law, requires that school districts, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, a district may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. Examples include: a playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production; the annual yearbook, Honor Roll or other recognition lists, graduation programs, and sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members. Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings, or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEA’s) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories—names, addresses and telephone listings—unless parent have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent. (These laws are Section 9528 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7908), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110), the education bill, and t 10 U.S.C. 503, as amended by section 544, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (P.L. 107-1207), the legislation that provides funding for the nation’s Armed Forces. If you do not want the District to disclose directory information from your child’s education records, without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by September 4, 2015. D. C. Everest School District has designated the following information as directory information:         

Student’s name Address Telephone listing Photograph Participation in officially recognized activities and sports Weight and height of members of athletic teams Degrees, honors and awards received Date and place of birth Grade level attended

Have you logged into the Parent Portal yet? IMPORTANT NOTICE— Progress Reports and Newsletter D.C. Everest Middle School Families, In the past our school has published a newsletter in paper format and printed mid-quarter progress reports were mailed to all families. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and reduce expenses, several years ago we began distributing this information primarily through electronic means. For convenience and efficiency an electronic version of the newsletter and grades will be available electronically. More information on accessing this information will be available at our August Open Houses on August 18 and August 22. If you do not have Internet access we have dedicated a computer in our IMC to allow parents this important access. We would be happy to help you access electronic information and navigate the Internet. At the same time, if you would prefer a paper newsletter be sent to you please complete the information at open house or by mail. We appreciate your support of these efforts to streamline our costs while maintaining effective, positive communication with you! We welcome your feedback and wish you an excellent 2016-2017 school year!

Equal Educational Opportunity Pupil Nondiscrimination Provisions The right of a student to participate fully in classroom instruction and extracurricular activities shall not be abridged or impaired because of sex, race, religion, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, marital or parental status, physical, learning or mental or emotional disability or handicap.

House 6D, 6C, 6E—7D, 7C, 7E, 7X Page 12


Houses are our school’s way of providing smaller learning communities for students. We have seven houses (6D, 6C, 6E and 7D, 7C, 7E & 7X) at D. C. Everest Middle School. Each house is comprised of six teachers: math, science, social studies, English, language arts, and resource. These teams work together with the same group of 120-130 students. This team of teachers has the opportunity to meet regularly to support the learning of their particular “house” of students. They have the chance to connect with students in a different way while being able to provide increased knowledge about the specific needs of individual students. Each house has its own “feel” to it that personalizes the middle school experience for our students.

Fall Sports 2016

7th Grade Girls Volleyball Practice begins 8/24/16-8/31/16 at the Middle School, 3:00p-5:00p. After those days, practices will run 2:31pm-4:30p. Contact Coach Maria Leu [email protected] or Asst. Coach Tina Prahl [email protected] with any questions. 7/8 Soccer (co-ed) Practice begins 8/29/16 at Junior High School Soccer fields 3:15 - 5:00p Girls Coach: Meredith Vollmer at [email protected] Boys Coach: CJ Hansen at [email protected] 6/7/8 Girls Swimming Voluntary Practice begins 8/15/16 at Senior High School pool. Mandatory practice begins on Sept. 1st Coach: Nichole Saal at [email protected] Coach: Hilary Hinner at [email protected] 6/7/8 Cross Country (Boys/Girls) Cross-country is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students for the 2016 school year. Practice will begin on August 29th from 3:00 – 4:45p in the front of the JH. A parent meeting will take place in the JH IMC at 3-3:15 on 8/29. A physical must be on file to practice, no exceptions. Practice is held off-campus! Students need running shorts/clothing and appropriate running shoes. Coach: Jo Bailey at 359-6561 ext. 4429 [email protected] or Coach: Heather Kelly [email protected]

2016 Fall Athletic Information / D.C. Everest Jr. High / Middle School

Any physical date on or before 3/31/14 needs a new physical. Any physical date between 4/1/14 and 3/31/15 needs an alternate card. Any physical date 4/1/15 to present date will be for two years. Students entering the sixth, seventh, and ninth grade usually require a WIAA physical examination. Please keep in mind that physicals are good for two school calendar years, so every other year the athlete needs to file an alternate year card. (Please check date information above). Now is the time to call your physician or a clinic to schedule your child ’s physical examination. If you wait too long into the summer, all area doctors will be booked. Many students who wait until the last minute do not get in before the start of the fall sports season and are then unable to participate until physical card is on file. All athletes need to fill out three new cards every year, which include an emergency card, a pledge card, plus a physical examination card or alternate year card. These cards need to be filled out once per year, as we keep them on file from sports season to sports season. These cards are available in the Junior High or Middle School main office. There is a $45, $55, $65, $75, $325 user fee required for each specific sport the students participate in. Students planning to participate in a winter or spring sport are also encouraged to complete their paper work early. Getting these materials in early will be a great help to our office staff and coaches. If you have any questions or do not know when your child’s physical examination expires, please call the Junior High office at 359-0511. We have this information on file and can assist you with any questions you may have. If you have other questions or concerns, please contact Chris Heller, our Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, at school 359-0511, ext. 3402 or [email protected]

WIAA Sports Physical Clinics

Wisconsin Valley Athletic Medicine – This is a group of non-profit volunteer group of surgeons, physicians, therapists and trainers from Wisconsin Valley Athletic Medicine, AspirusWeston Clinic, Bone and Joint Clinic, Sport & Spine, and Envision dedicated to sports medicine education and event coverage for amateur athletes in the Wausau Area. Cost is $25.00 per student. $20 will be returned to the athlete’s school. The WIAA sports physical are offered as a convenience for student athletes and their parents. The physicals will meet the standards set forth by the WIAA. Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at Bone and Joint Clinic (5200 Hummingbird Lane-Rib Mountain) Event will run from 6:00-8:00 pm Athletes under the age of 18 must have parental consent.

CONTACTING THE MIDDLE SCHOOL: 715-241-9700 Attendance: x 1 Morning Announcements: x 8 Hmong Interpreter: x 2305

SCHOOL LUNCH PRICES: 2016-2017 Middle School Student Lunch: $1.80 Middle School Reduced Student: $.40 Adult Lunch: $3.15 Milk: $.40

Breakfast: $1.25 Breakfast: No Charge Breakfast: $1.65 Breakfast: $.40

FEES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PAY ONLINE OR DURING OPEN HOUSE Registration fees: $20.00 2016-17 Yearbook optional DCEMS PE t-shirt: $5.00 optional Fall Athletic fees: $45.00 Pictures-(Theater): Prices on page 2 (online ordering available at Lifetouch website) Add funds to your child’s lunch account (online at mySchoolBucks website)


Practice starts: 7th Gr. Girl’s Volleyball - Aug. 24, @ MS, 3:00p-5:00p 7/8 Co-ed soccer - Aug. 29, @ JH, 3:15-5:00p 6/7/8 Girl’s Swimming - Aug. 15 @ Senior High Pool 6/7/8 Boy’s/Girl’s Cross Country - Aug. 29, @ JH, 3:00-4:45

Health Office Any medication sent to school needs to be in the original container and dropped off at the health room. The medication will be kept in the health room in a locked cabinet and dispensed by the health assistant. A medication form should be filled out when the medication is dropped off. Once a medication is received, it can not be sent home with the student. A parent must pick up the medication if there is any left when the student is done taking it, or at the end of the school year. The only medications that students can carry in school are inhalers for asthma and epi-pens for severe allergic reactions when the appropriate medication forms have been completed and signed by the parent/guardian and physician. No other medications can be carried in school and self-administered by students. If you have questions about medications or any health related issues, please call Mrs. Zibton, MS Health Aide 241-9700, ext 2023.

Medical Insurance For Students For as Little as $37 Per Year Families have the ability to purchase a student accident insurance policy for as little as $37 per year. This insurance would cover up to 80% of reasonable and customary charges. The D.C. Everest Area School District does not provide any type of health insurance or accident insurance for injuries that take place on school property or school functions. If you have an interest in purchasing a policy, you can download a brochure and enroll for this insurance at the following web link: http://www.1stAgency.com/ When you first arrive at the website, select the state, type a D next to school district and you will see D. C. Everest. Premiums should be mailed directly to the insurance company. If you do not have access to the internet please contact the school office and we will provide you a computer that will allow you to enroll.

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