8th Grade Promotion

The 8th Grade Promotion and Dance is scheduled for June 14th. Family members and friends are invited to attend the Promotion Ceremony at West Salem High School at 6 pm. A dance for students will follow, hosted jointly by the Walker and Straub Parent Clubs. District dress code will apply for both of these events. Administrators and Chaperones will be present. Parents, please plan to pick your students up promptly at 9 pm.

 

 

6th Grade Orientation Scheduled in May

Walker Middle School will be welcoming our 2017-18 6th Grade Wildcats on May 22nd at 6:00 pm in the Walker Middle School main gym. Parents and students are invited to attend an informational meeting in the gym with Mr. Persons and Mrs. Johnson at 6:00 pm and then tour the building with our leadership team of students. There will also be a Dual Language Parent Meeting at 6:30 pm for parents wanting to meet our dual language teachers.

Come find out what it means to be a WILDCAT!

School Board Passes Safe and Welcoming Schools Resolution

On January 10, 2017, members of the School Board passed a resolution reinforcing their expectations for school and district staff to create and maintain safe and welcoming schools. Please see attachments with more information.

 

Student Announcements will now be posted on the web page

Student Announcements will now be posted on the web page weekly.  Please go to “Parent & Student” heading, on drop down menu click on Student Announcements

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!

Make-up days for snow closures

Due to inclement weather, Salem-Keizer students have missed four full school days, had one early release and one late start this school year.

Time at school is essential to student success. To make up for some lost instructional time, the district has decided to make changes to the school calendar.

Three school days have been added to the calendar:

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, will be a school day for all students. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place after school and in the evening.
  • Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017, will be school days for all students except graduating seniors. High schools will develop a revised schedule for second semester finals.

Dates of high school graduation ceremonies will not change.

Please be aware that additional calendar changes could be made if there is more inclement weather.

Salem-Keizer Middle School Fall Festival of Choirs

Salem-Keizer Middle Schools came together for a district wide Middle School Fall Choir Festival on November 8th. The event was organized by Lucas Anderson from Adam Steven Middle School. Music was written and directed by Andy Thomas of Whiteaker Middle School and Josh Rist of McNary High School. According to Walker Choir Director Becca Hollen, “It was an amazing day of music-making that brought us together”. Check out the YouTube video link below.

Parent Club Officers Elected

A parent club meeting was held October 25th at Walker Middle School.  The primary purpose of the meeting was to elect Officers for the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you to all of our parents who volunteered to run and serve in officer roles this school year! As a result, the following parents were elected into the following Parent Club offices:

  • Kalena Plath – President
  • Michelle Garber – Vice President
  • Dawn Brown- Secretary/Treasurer
  • Traci Earhart & Sandra Heaton – Volunteer Coordinator
  • Tanya Karvandi – Member at Large/8th grade part

2016-17 Parent Club Meetings have been set for the following dates to begin at 6:30 pm in the Walker Library.

  • Wednesday, November 9th
  • Tuesday, December 6th
  • Wednesday, January 11th
  • Wednesday, February 8th
  • Wednesday, March 8th
  • Wednesday, April 12th
  • Wednesday, May 10th

Thank you to all parents who attended and participated in the elections! We look forward to partnering with our parents this coming year.

 

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.

 

New Online Payment Portal

This fall, parents of Salem-Keizer students have a new, convenient option for paying student fees.

Through the Online Payment Portal, parents can use a credit card to pay athletic fees, library book fees, purchase ASB cards, make a donation, and take care of other payment transactions. The Online Payment portal processing fee is the same as the fee charged when making a credit card payment in the school office (2.75 percent).

The Online Payment Portal does not replace the food service payment system, EZSchoolPay.

Find a link to the Online Payment Portal on our school website, or visit https://skpay.salkeiz.k12.or.us.