September 27, 2018



Hello, Wildcat Families!


I can't believe it is already Thursday again.  Time is really starting to fly. I don't know about you, but this morning when I stepped out to walk my dogs, I was SO excited to be a little chilly!  One of my favorite things about this week has been reading all the campaign posters for student council. They are so clever and well done! Just another sign of our amazing kids…

Our Booster Club parents are finishing up the No Hassle Fundraising period tomorrow.  Thanks so much to those of you who have already given to our Booster Club. Please remember that no gift is too small.  Every dollar counts and helps us do incredible things for our kids. We have also had fun in the office wearing matching shirts this week that were purchased during the Clearance Sale at the school store.  Before too long, it will be up and running again with new merchandise. Thank you to our parents making that happen!

I hope you all enjoyed some quality time with your child/children on Tuesday.  As you know, we are about to head into October, which is often one of the most challenging phases of the school year when we need extra little things to help us stay energized.  So… We spent just a little bit of time as a staff remembering our "Why". We watched the video at THIS LINK so that we could all get goosebumps together.  Then I asked our teachers to answer the question - What is your why?  Why do you do what you do? Here are a few of the answers:

"My WHY is for students to UNDERSTAND the WHY for MATH problems... I LOVE building our future. Students are my WHY, watching those LIGHT BULBS go off is spectacular."

"I get paid to joke with kids and talk about history. It is pretty enjoyable."

"I enjoy growth, and I come every day hoping today I'll BE better and DO better."

"Because working with the kids gives me joy and a chance to learn something new on a daily basis."

All of the responses made me smile, but I just had to share a few.  I hope you also enjoyed them. Just another sign that we have pretty amazing teachers…

I hope you all have a great Friday and enjoy the weekend!



Dianne Carter



Out with the old, and in with the new! Have your student stop by the School Store cabinet in the cafeteria during their lunch period for great deals! Tomorrow is the last day!!
$1...$5...$10… CASH ONLY!



Parent Study Skills Seminar


Don't forget that tomorrow is the Parent Study Skills Seminar on the West Ridge Campus at 10AM.  Please see the attached flyer for details!






All photo booth pictures are available for FREE download from the Say Cheese online photo gallery at and enter the password wildcats.

 The Say Cheese Photo Booth was a popular destination at Wildcat Night Out!  All photos taken at the event are available for FREE download at their on-line photo gallery! 

Please visit THIS LINK and enter the password wildcats.

Lost & Found Three University of Texas Longhorn beanbags are missing after Friday's dance.  If your child inadvertently brought one home, please return it to the WRMS front desk as soon as possible (no questions asked!).


Thank you!




A HUGE Thank You to those who have already given to the WRMS No-Hassle Fundraiser. As of now, 47% of our WRMS families have participated in our No Hassle Fundraiser. Woo hoo!!!


Of course, our goal is to have 100% participation of WRMS families! No gift is too small. Please join us to help support the students and staff of WRMS. We can do it!!!


If you would like to donate to our No-Hassle Fundraiser, you can do so online by logging in at:





The school store has been open in the cafeteria this week. Hopefully your student has been able to stop by. Be on the lookout for a grand re-opening with new merchandise soon. Thank you to Kate Collier for all of her hard work revamping our store!




The Wildcat Club put together an Italian Feast Wednesday, with delicious Lasagna from Marye's Gourmet Pizza! Thank you to all of the volunteers who dropped off food and/or helped serve. It's so nice to be able to treat the WRMS and let them know how much we appreciate all they do for our kiddos!!!



Celebration West Ridge, WRMS's school wide carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 19th from 1-4pm. Details to follow soon…


Don't miss our next Wildcat Club General Meeting

Friday, October 5th,  2018 at 9:00am

WRMS Library


Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard had to reschedule his State of the District presentation (now October 26th). Join us next Friday for a discussion with Laura Santos-Farry, Director of Safety and Risk Management for EISD. She will present information on the district's outlook on our school's safety and security and can answer any campus specific questions you might have.


Don't Want to Miss a Thing This Year at WRMS?

Join the Wildcat Club on Facebook!



It's a GREAT Day to Be a Wildcat!

Karen Martin and Terri Ganem-Budiselich

WRMS Wildcat Club Co-Presidents


WRMS Parent Study Skills Seminar 2018 on Parenting the Successful Student is Friday, September 28 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Click the title for more information.

Fact Sheet on e-cigarettes from the American Academy of Pediatrics

*New session added on Nov 1st at 5PM* Does talking about our differences make you anxious? Are you afraid of saying the wrong thing, or offending someone else? If we have trouble talking about diversity as grown-ups, how can we help our children to navigate the diverse world they are inheriting? Join Eanes ISD parent and author, Carolyn Helsel, for a three-part discussion series on the Gifts of Diversity: Understanding our Differences through the Lens of Gratitude.

Calling all Dancers 6th through 12th grade!! Our very talented Hyline directors are holding our Annual  Jazz Intensive on October 8, from 9am-1pm focusing on cutting-edge technique.  All dance levels are welcome! Visit the Hyline website, to register.


Thursday - September 27, 2018
All day
Friday - September 28, 2018
All day
Monday - October 1, 2018
All day
Tuesday - October 2, 2018
All day
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday - October 3, 2018
All day
Thursday - October 4, 2018
All day
Friday - October 5, 2018
All day

9201 Scenic Bluff Drive, Austin, Texas 78733



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