Middle School Families:
A recent study looked at the difference in children’s brain activity when they were reading a book versus consuming screen-based media. The researchers found that brain activity increased while children were reading and decreased while they were viewing screen-based media. Their findings highlight the importance of limiting screen time for healthy brain development.
So how do parents limit screen time? Help your middle schooler become aware of how much time they actually spend in front of a screen. Ask them to track the amount of time they spend watching TV, playing video games, or texting friends. Middle school students may be surprised by how much time they use in front of a screen. If your child is spending less than two hours a day in front of a screen, they are on the right track. If spending more than 2 hours, you may want to work together with your middle schooler to set limits.
Have a great weekend,
School Spirit is next week!
Student Council has asked that on Monday students wear the following colors to show pride for their grade level:
5th grade -red
7th grade green
8th grade -blue
Tuesday - Tie-Dye Day
Wednesday- No School - Board Holiday
Thursday- Dress as your favorite Celebrity
Friday- Wyoming Spirit Wear
There will be posters in the cafeteria to remind students what the theme is each day next week. Go Cowboys!
Social Media Use and the Challenges our Children Face
All K-12 parents and guardians are invited to our next Parent Partnership Event:
Social Media: Your Child’s Digital Tattoo
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Wyoming High School
This topic was identified as an important one to address by Wyoming City Schools and the Wyoming Parent School Association.
In addition to the parent event, Wyoming High School students and staff and 7th & 8th grade students and staff at Wyoming Middle School will participate in assemblies on navigating social media during the school day on the 13th. More information is available here.
Thank you to the Wyoming Parent School Association (PSA) for the partnership and funding to make this program possible. To learn more and to join PSA, click here.
Attention 7th and 8th graders
7th and 8th grade students interested in the Swim and Dive team: There will be an informational meeting on Monday, October 17th at 7:00 PM on Zoom. Please sign your athlete up on the Wyoming Athletics Final Forms page in order to be on the email list for this meeting. The meeting will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Please contact Beth Toerner (email@example.com) with any questions.
Attention 5th-8th graders interested in the Spring Musical
All students in grades 5-8 interested in being part of the spring musical for drama club must have their completed registration forms turned into the school office by October 11, 2022. If you have questions please contract Nancy Huey at Nancy.firstname.lastname@example.org
WMS Science Olympiad
WMS Science Olympiad will hold its first practice Tuesday, October 4th at 3:30-5:00 in room 224