Friday, December 7, 2018

December Wellness Student Spotlight!

Congratulations to Amelie Martin for being named December Wellness Student Spotlight! In addition to being one of the kindest and most respectful person to both adults and students, Amelie is a hard worker in class and very friendly. Class is better because Amelie is in it!

Way to go Amelie!





Let's learn a little more about Amelie...
  1. First and Last Name: Amelie Martin
  2. Grade: 8
  3. What elementary school did you come from? Happy Hollow
  4. Tell us about yourself. What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time, I like to play violin, play tennis, hang out with friends, and watch tv.
  5. Why is being active important to you? Being active is important to me because it makes me more motivated and energized.
  6. What advice would you give to a student who doesn’t like to exercise? Try finding a sport or active activity that you like with your friends. Exercise doesn't have to be just going to the gym. School sports like track or cross country can be fun, and you don't have to have experience for them either.
  7. Favorite Wellness unit and why. My favorite wellness unit was handball because when we did that unit in 6th grade, I participated more and made new friends.
  8. When I want a healthy snack I reach for...fruit and nut bars.
  9. To relax I… To relax I play violin and sleep.
  10. If I were a WMS Wellness teacher I would add tennis to the curriculum.
  11. On my first day of school I wish I knew...On the first day of school I wish I knew to talk more to people other than just people I already knew.
  12. Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised to know. Something people would be surprised to know about me is that I am allergic to gluten.



Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Student Spotlight

November Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Annika Martins for being awarded November's Student Spotlight. Annika consistently exhibits our Wayland Middle School's core values of Belonging, Empathy, Respect and Trust. She is always a positive presence in class and works hard to help others be successful.  We applaud her kindness and willingness to help. Way to go Annika!





First and Last Name:

Annika Martins

Grade:

7th Grade

What elementary school did you come from?

Loker Elementary
Tell us about yourself. What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I like to play mostly soccer and basketball, but I also like to read and hang out with friends/ family.
Why is being active important to you?

Being active is important to me because it helps your body stay in shape. If you don’t stay in shape it’s going to affect you later in life. Also playing sports is fun!
What advice would you give to a student who doesn’t like to exercise?

If someone doesn’t like to exercise I would probably give them the advice of doing stuff they enjoy.

Favorite Wellness unit and why.

My favorite wellness unit is probably lacrosse because I haven’t played lacrosse before and I’ve had had a surprise liking into it.
When I want a healthy snack I reach for...

When I want a healthy snack I reach for apples and peanut butter.

To relax I...

To relax take deep breaths and chill out.

If I were a WMS Wellness teacher I would add ??? to the curriculum.

If I were a wellness teacher I would probably add tennis to the curriculum.

On my first day of school I wish I knew...

On my first day of school I wish I knew the rules of lacrosse and how the game worked.
Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised to know.

I talk in my sleep.

Monday, October 22, 2018

2018 Operation Gratitude Candy Drive!




The Wellness Department is pleased to announce the 9th annual operation gratitude candy drive to support the troops. Bring your Halloween candy to school & deposit it into your class container. Candy will be collected from  7-7:30 in the front lobby on November 1, 2, 3, & 5.  Let the friendly class competition begin!

Check out this video below about Operation Gratitude.






ACCORDING TO THEIR WEBSITE:


Operation Gratitude (https://www.operationgratitude.com/) annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene, and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. 

Candy is just one of the way we can help. Operation Gratitude welcomes donations of individually wrapped toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste. If you would rather make a financial donation you can click here to do so.



All the candy will be dropped off at Wayland Dental (https://www.waylanddental.com/)
located at 131 Main st. According to Dr. Michael Putt, Army Veteran and owner of Wayland Dental, receiving care packages while deployed provides a connection to home and can help lift the soldier's spirits. Dr. Putt is able to participate in Operation Gratitude due to the generosity of Mark Silverman, President of Mark's Moving & Storage (http://marksmoving.com/). Mark and his employees will take all the donated candy and ship it to Van Nuys, CA where it will be used to assemble care packages for our troops.



Thanks so much for your help!


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CPR cards were emailed this AM!

Hello (former) 8th Graders!

Check your email for your cards. If for some reason you didn't get yours, send me an email & we can double check your email address. Have a great summer & remember you can always see me in 2 years when it expires.




Friday, June 8, 2018

June 2018 Wellness Schedule

Upcoming Wellness Schedule
Block
Monday
6/11 (C)
Tuesday
6/12 (D)
Wednesday
6/13 (E)
Thursday
6/14 (A)
Friday
6/15 (B)
1
6th:
CSE (A,R)
  MSE (A,R)
MSE & MSF (W)
7th:
CSE (A,R) MSE (A,R)
MSE & MSF (W)
8th:
CSE (A,R)
MSE (A,R)
MSE & MSF (W)
8th:
MSF & MSE (A,R,W)
6th:
CSE (Outside) (A,R,W)
MSE (A,R,W)
2

7th:
CSE (A,R) MSE (A,R)
MSE & MSF (W)



3
6th:
CSE (A,R)
MSE (A,R)
MSE & MSF (W)
6th:
CSE (A,R) MSE (A,R)
MSE & MSF (W)
7th:
CSE (A,R)
MSE (A,R)
MSE & MSF (W)
8th:
CSE (Outside) (A,R,W)
MSE (A,R,W)
8th:
CSE (Outside) (A,R,W)
MSE (A,R,W)
4
8th:
CSE (A,R)
MSE (A,R)
MSE & MSF (W)
6th:
MSE & MSF (A, R, W)
7th:
CSE (A,R)
MSE (A,R)
MSE & MSF (W)
7th:
MSF & MSE (A,R,W)
8th:
MSE & MSF (A,R,W)
5


6th:
MSF & MSE (A,R,W)
7th:
MSF & MSE (A,R,W)
7th:
MSE & MSF (A,R,W)
6
8th:
MSE & MSF (A,W,R)
8th:
MSE & MSF (A,R,W)
6th:
MSF & MSE (A,R,W)
6th:
MSF & MSE (A,R,W)
7th:
MSE & MSF (A,R,W)




Block
Monday
6/18 (C)
Tuesday
6/19 (D)
Wednesday
6/20 (E)
Thursday
6/21 (A)
Friday
6/22 (B)
1
6th:
CSE (W)
MSF & MSE (A,R)
Locks & Lockers
7th:
CSE (W)
MSF & MSE (A,R)
Locks & Lockers
8th:
Locks & Lockers
8th:
TBD
6th:
TBD
2

7th:
CSE (W)
MSF & MSE (A,R)
Locks & Lockers



3
6th:
CSE (W)
MSF & MSE (A,R)
Locks & Lockers
6th:
CSE (W)
MSF & MSE (A,R)
Locks & Lockers
7th:
Locks & Lockers
8th:
TBD
8th:
TBD
4
8th:
CSE (W)
MSF & MSE (A,R)
Locks & Lockers
6th:
Locks & Lockers
7th:
Locks & Lockers
7th:
No Class
Race of Champions
8th:
TBD
5


6th:
TBD
7th:
No Class
Race of Champions
7th:
TBD
6
8th:
Locks & Lockers
8th:
Locks & Lockers
6th:
TBD
6th:
Social
7th:
TBD



Key:

(A) - Coach A
(R)  - Ms. Riddle
(W) - Mr. Wood

MSE - Muscular Strength and Endurance (Push-ups & Curl-ups)
MSF - Muscular Strength and Flexibility (Sit and Reach & Trunk Lift)
CSE - Cardiovascular Strength and Endurance (Pacer)
CSE - Cardiovascular Strength and Endurance (after lunch time, alternate time available before lunch final week of unit)

TBD - To Be Determined