7 PERIOD DAY

The attached document will give you information on the 7 period day changes happening at the middle school level for all Salem-Keizer schools.

Join the team!

Is your student interested in football? Salem-Keizer’s 8th grade middle school football programs offer students a safe, fun and memorable experience.

Safety is the focus of Salem-Keizer middle school football. All coaches are skilled in the USA Football Program Heads-Up Training part of which includes concussion prevention techniques, along with this training, students, with parent permission, test in a program called ImPACT Testing & Computerized Neurocognitive Assessment Tools helping support students and coaches in support of concussion management injuries. Athletic trainers will monitor and split their time between all middle school football games each week and only a phone call away if needed at another middle school site for support.

Each middle school’s program teaches students the fundamentals of safe play, develops skills, and helps student form friendships that can last a lifetime. Students play on JV or Varsity squads based on skill and experience levels. Students can advance to Varsity as they progress.

Middle school programs are connected to their respective high school programs, so students can smoothly progress to the next level of play. Having this connection also helps ease the transition to high school.

Football in Salem-Keizer middle schools is available to all. Football is a no-cut sport so anyone interested in playing can sign up. Plus, the annual fee is only $45 to participate, or $15 for qualified families.

A free summer football camp for eighth grade students will be held at most middle schools, starting on August 22 through September 1, please contact your middle school for more information.

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS DAYS

August 23rd   –   1 to 7 pm    and   August 24th  –    9 am to 3 pm

Parents and Students come to complete registration information and pick up draft schedules and locker information. You may purchase PE uniforms, yearbooks, and math spirals. The SK Transportation department will be available to complete bus registration and Food Services will also be available to pay on lunch accounts.

 

 

Student Announcements

Announcements for February 6 – 10, 2017 

Track and Field season is just around the corner…. If you are planning on going out for track, please stop by the office and pick up paperwork.  If you participated in a fall or winter sport, please let Mrs. Howard know so she can pull your paperwork that is already on file.  First day of practice is right after spring break, don’t wait till the last minute to sign up.

Concert choir will have sectionals Wednesday and Thursday this week.

All music students remember that tomorrow is picture day! Don’t forget to wear your concert attire to school. 

8th Graders, if you want to join AVID at the High School, please see Mrs. Roberts to get an application. All applications are due Friday, February 24th. 

Any 8th grade boys that play on an organized basketball team and want to play in a staff vs 8th graders game, please sign up with Mr. Halter.

Congratulations to all of our OBOB teams for doing so well the past two weeks! The battles have been very close and exciting! Battles continue this Wednesday in room 234 this Wednesday after school. Keep reading!

Hey Wildcats, the student store will open this week on Wednesday and Friday.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Are you looking for a way to tell someone you care about them? Stop by leadership’s table in the lobby to buy a Valo-gram to be delivered in 6th period classes on Valentine’s Day! We’ll be selling them all week. 

Walker Parent Club is raffling off a family 4-pack of 1-day Hopper Tickets to Disneyland/California Adventure…Raffle tickets are $10 each, you can enter as many times as you want.  Pick up a raffle ticket and envelope in the main office and return it with your money to the box in the main office.

This Friday, the author April Henry will be visiting Walker!  This means that the library will be closed during periods 1-4 and for both lunches.  Please see Mrs. Repplinger before or after school to take care of library business on this day!

October Note from the Principal

We are off to a great start this year! On a personal note, I have been getting to know our teachers, students, and parents as well as some of Walker’s community partners and I am truly impressed. Walker Middle School’s Improvement Plan includes a vision of “engaging all students to reach their highest potential in reading, writing and problem solving.” We are also committed to ensuring that our students experience the joy of learning by offering a wide range of courses and opportunities to continue their learning beyond the school day and to be part of the Walker team. We need your help. At our most recent parent club meeting, we gathered some input from the families in attendance. The big question is, “How can we work together to benefit our students?”. We have some parents who are interested in being part of parent club, but we need more! Many hands make a light load.

One way you can help is to let us know what is going well and where our opportunities for growth are. Please take a few minutes to complete the 4 question google survey (link below).

https://goo.gl/forms/CjbHqH5CbsNvCYnv1

Thank you for all that you do for the Walker family.