John C Thomas Middle School
Home of the Warriors

Our Mission: We believe that education is a partnership with
responsibility shared by all: school, family, students, and community.
All individuals shall be provided a safe, positive environment
where they may reach their full potential as responsible citizens.
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Welcome to John C Thomas Middle School
Home of the Warriors


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School Closures and Delays
Have a Great Summer!
School Resumes
Tuesday, September 5

Posted 6/15/2017 12:56:59 PM
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2017-2018 School Calendar
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How to Qualify for
Free/Reduced Priced Meals


Middle School Bell Schedule

Late Start Thursdays
K-8 Doors Open: 9:05a
Grades K-8 Start: 9:30a

All Other Days K-8 starts at 8:30a
(Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri)

Middle School Events

Get Ready for Fall!
Download the Middle
School Supplies List

Image: College Bound Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students College Bound Scholarship Applications
Due June 30th of 8th Grade Year

Click to Learn More
and Apply TODAY

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K-8 PTO Needs You!
The PTO needs parents, community friends, and teachers help run activities and fundraisers in support of our kids.
To volunteer, contact PTO President Bobbie Gaines at
360-431-3661 or email her:

Looking for Childcare for
Late-Start Thursdays?

Contact the
St. James Family Center,
which is offering a special
$5/hour rate on Thursdays.

Upcoming District Events

Special School Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 10
Executive Session Only
Click for More Info

Regular School Board Meeting
Thursday, August 24
5:30pm, HS Library

WSD Kindergarten

Continues — Very Important!
Elementary School Office
Weekdays: 9a - 2p
Learn More

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Practices start
Aug 16 and 21!

Photo: Don't Forget to Get Your Annual Physical This Summer! Warrior and Mules Athletes:
Get Your Physicals This Summer!

Missed Some Mules Games
or Other Events?

Visit NFHS Network OR
WHS Broadcasting Club's
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MORE videos!

Free Snacks AND Lunches
JA Wendt Elementary Image: Free Snacks Available at Wahkiakum School District from the sponsorship of the Seamless Summer Feeding Program for Children
July 5 - August 16
SNACK: 10:30a
Available for All WSD Students

Download the
Summer FREE Snacks Menu
and More Details About the Summer Lunch Program


Congratulations, Seniors!
Image: Time to Prepare for Graduation High School Graduation
WAS Held June 9
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Photo: Wahkiakum High School Yearbooks Now on Sale
On Sale!
2011-2016 WHS Annuals
2016 WHS Graduation DVD

Click for all the details


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Photo: View of the Entrance to the John C Thomas Middle School, Cathlamet, WA

John C Thomas Middle School serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Wahkiakum County and is located on a bluff in Cathlamet, Washington, overlooking the Lower Columbia River.

Photo: Back to School Information, Wahkiakum Elementary and Middle Schools, Cathlamet, WA
Time to Get Ready for Fall!

Download the Middle School Supply List

Athletes—Don't Forget to Get Your Annual Sports Physical This Summer!
Practices Start Aug 16 and 21!

Photo: Don't Forget to Get Your Annual Physical This Summer! All new and returning Warrior and Mule athletes must visit a doctor or health care provider this summer and submit a completed Physical Examination Form PLUS all other fees and forms related to their sport in order to be qualified to participate in Wahkiakum School District sports programs.

This Month's Newsletter
from Our Principal, Theresa Libby

May-June/2017 Newsletter
Writing this newsletter is bittersweet as it is my last one...
      a heartfelt note from Mrs. Libby

Image: Reminder8th Graders: 4th quarter grades determine eligibility
for 1st quarter HS sports participation

Summer School for Make-up Credit for Grades 6-8
Incoming 6th Graders Need a TDAP Booster Shot

Continuing: Kindergarten Registration
Lost & Found
Have a Great Summer!

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Skyward Family and Student Access is a program which allows parents and students to check the student's grades, attendance, and lunch account from home on their computer or via a smartphone app. Parents are also be able to see if their child has missing assignments and can email their teachers.

If you haven't signed up for Family Access, please come by the office and get a sign up form. It only takes a minute to give you and your student access.

Our Amazing School Garden

The Wahkiakum School Garden, started on Earth Day 2014, provides K-5 students the opportunity every week to learn about how to grow fruits and vegetables from seed to harvest. The garden program includes lessons in composting and recycling, as well as lessons in nutrition and making healthy food choices. These activities integrate Common Core and Next Gen Science Standards and include literature, art, and social studies.

We welcome new volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please call Robin Westphall at 707-672-5609 or e-mail her at

Annual events include the ever-popular Harvest Festival in October and the Mother's Day Plant Sale in May. We look forward to adding additional family activities this spring.

The Garden staff is comprised of a former Dept of Health Americorps member, a Master Gardener/Composter, a WSU Nutrition Educator, and a retired classroom teacher. Community support and sponsors include: Cathlamet Building Materials, Wahkiakum County Dept. of Health, Anderson Shake, Bank of the Pacific, Willapa Hills Audubon Society, Wal-Mart (Longview), WSU Extension, and Lower Columbia School Gardens.

On-Going Middle School Fundraisers

Image: Fred Meyer Community Rewards Fundraiser Supports the J A Wendt Elementary PTO - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA The Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

The PTO invites families to sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the J A Wendt Elementary School.

It's easy, no cost to you, and it gives big returns for our students every time you shop and use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Just search for us by name or by our nonprofit number (89878) at the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program Website.

Don't have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card? Click here to learn more, then sign up at the Customer Service Desk at any Fred Meyer store.

Image: Boxtops for Education Fundraisers, Sponsored by the J A Wendt Elementary PTO - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA Boxtops for Education and Campbell's Soup Labels

We are continuing to collect Boxtops for Education. We no longer collect ink cartridges. We are grateful to those of you who send in these items as they help with purchases for "extra" items that we might not otherwise have. This school year, we have set a lofty goal of collecting over 10,000 boxtops.

St. James Family Center continues to gather Campbell's Soup labels, so please send yours their way.

Giving Action Plan (GAP) Program
Do You Know a Family in Need?

Image: Get out the word about the GAP Program for families in need of food in the Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA Do you know of a family who is experiencing "food insecurity"? WSD is offering the GAP Program to assist children in grades K-12 in these families.

Download and print the GAP Program survey to learn more about this program or to request assistance for your family.

More Newsletters from
Our Principal

April/2017 Newsletter

CONTINUING: Kindergarten Registration for Fall/2017
SBA/MSP Testing April-June (details in newsletter)

Thank You! We've appreciated the parent notes about changes in plans and absences.
Great job, actors and community volunteers! Missoula Childrens Theatre was a huge success.
ASB Election Results and Jump Rope for Heart

March/2017 Newsletter
Thank you to everyone for following the bus notes and student pick-up procedures

Image: Missoula Children's Theatre at Wahkiakum School District Missoula Childrens Theatre, Alice in Wonderland: Try-outs, Practice, and Performances

Detailed information on the school Gmail student email accounts
Learn more about the K-8 financial literacy curriculum
Policies on baseballs at school
Want to volunteer for field trips?
   Stop by the office and complete a Volunteer Form

February/2017 Newsletter

Learn about supporting JA Wendt Elementary through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
Importance of Regular School Attendance
English Language Learners Assessments, Feb 2-Mar 30
If you haven't already, sign up for Family Access

January/2017 Newsletter
2nd NOTICE: Procedure for Bus Notes (Very Important!!!)

Highly Capable Program Referrals Were Due Jan 18, 2017
Lost & Found: Remember to mark your child's name in their clothing, backpacks, etc.

December/2016 Newsletter
Holiday Gift Shoppe
Fundraising for Angel Tree Families
Winter Band and Choir Concert
2nd Quarter Midterm Reports mailed by December 5
Lost & Found: Remember to mark your child's name in their clothing, backpacks, etc.

November/2016 Newsletter
1st quarter report cards were shared at the conferences
Learn more about Friday Club Time, Electives, and Study Hall
Learn about the MS Kindness Campaign: THINK Before You Speak and Don't Be Afraid to FAIL

October/2016 Newsletter
Informational meeting on Title I, LAP (Learning Assistance Program), and ELL (English Language Learners) programs.
All parents of Title I/LAP students encouraged to attend.

Other News:
LOTS of MS ASB activities coming up!
4H Robotics Club Team Schedules and Parent Informational Meeting
Procedure for Bus Notes (Very Important!!)
Opting Out of Releasing Student Information and Photos
Spring 2016 SBA MSP Testing Results — contact us if you have any questions about your child's results.
8th Graders CAN receive high school credit for several HS classes

September/2016 Newsletter
Welcome Back! Take Time to Read This Newsletter!

Check Your Emergency Contact Info on Skyward
Middle School Supply List
Mini-Mule and Warrior Spirit Wear t-shirts, sweatshirts,
    and sweats available to order NOW
This Year's Student Handbook
Sports Eligibility and Pay-to-Participate
2016/2017 ASB Officers and MS ASB Cards
Mark Your Child's Belongings to Minimize Lost & Found
Updating Records, Medications at School, Parenting Plans, and Student Accident and Sickness Coverage