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NWEA Testing 4/29-5/10
BIANCA YOUNG

NWEA Testing begins April 29th!

NWEA Testing for WYSOE students will begin April 29th promptly at 9:00am. We want your student to succeed so please make sure they have adequate rest, arrive on time, and have a healthy breakfast. If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to your student's teacher. 

Testing Tips

  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep the night before
  • Eat a healthy breakfast 
  • Be on time
  • Listen closely to any instructions
  • Read all passages and questions completely
  • Answer all parts of the question
  • Relax....You got this!
Color Wars - Family Engagement Night
BIANCA YOUNG

Please join us May 1st for Family Engagement Night!

Please join us May 1st from 3:30pm - 5:15pm for Family Engagement Night! Please come dressed in your grade level's color ready for an evening of family fun. Students who attend will receive two free dress down tickets!

 

$1 Dress Down Day This Friday
BIANCA YOUNG

Want to show off your flyest gear? Get ready for Dress Down Day, Friday, April 19th! The cost is $1.

$1 Dress Down Day Friday!

Want to show off your flyest gear? Get ready for Dress Down Day, Friday, April 19th. The cost is $1. 

Students are required to wear school appropriate clothing if they are not in uniform. Clothing that is overly tight, revealing, contain inappropriate language or imagery is not acceptable for dress down days. 

Proceeds from dress down days go towards student activities. 

Kindergarten Bridge Ceremony
BIANCA YOUNG

The Kindergarten Bridge Ceremony will be May 14, 2024. Please contact your students teacher for more information. 

More details to come.

4th Grade Bridge Ceremony
BIANCA YOUNG

The Fourth Grade Bridge Ceremony will be May 14, 2024 at 1:00pm. Please contact your students teacher for more information. 

More details to come.

Spring Pictures
BIANCA YOUNG

Spring Pictures will take place April 22 & 23, 2024.

Spring Pictures will take place April 22 & 23, 2024. Your student will bring home an order form to purchase pictures. You can also visit www.mylifetouch.com to order. Only students purchasing a picture package are able to dress down on these days. Contact the office if you have any other questions.  

Teacher Appreciation Week
BIANCA YOUNG

Please be sure to celebrate WYSOE teachers by letting the know how much you appreciate them!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th - 10th. Please be sure to celebrate WYSOE teachers by letting the know how much you appreciate them! 

Ways you can show your teacher(s) appreciation:

  • Handwritten thank you notes
  • Student-created Digital Books/ Slideshows
  • Drawings
  • School Supplies
  • Gift Cards
  • Flowers
  • Candy
  • Books
  • Personalized Gifts

 

8th Grade Class of 2024!!!
BIANCA YOUNG

WYSOE's very first 8th Grade Class is going to high school!

WYSOE's very first 8th Grade Class is going to high school! Please check back for more details of the program. 

Chromebook Collection
BIANCA YOUNG

We are now collection Chromebooks from all WYSOE students.

We are now collection Chromebooks from all WYSOE students. Please return the Chromebook along with the charger to your student's homeroom teacher by April 30th. If Chromebooks are not returned, students will not receive a Chromebook next year. Chromebooks will be disabled at the end of the school year.   

Mother-Son Dance
BIANCA YOUNG

The "Queen of His Heart" Mother-Son Dance will take place on May 8, 2024 from 5pm - 8pm in the gymnasium.

The "Queen of His Heart" Mother-Son Dance will take place on May 8, 2024 from 5pm - 8pm in the gymnasium. Please make sure that your son returns a signed permission slip by April 19, 2024. The cost of the dance is $5 per person. Please contact the office with any questions.

Annual Sports Banquet
BIANCA YOUNG

We will host our annual Sports Banquet on April 19th at 6pm in the gymnasium.

We will host our annual Sports Banquet on April 19th at 5pm in the gymnasium. The attire is casual and we are requesting 2 guests per athlete. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to your athlete's coach. 

 

 

College EXPO April 9th
BIANCA YOUNG

WYSOE's 7th and 8th grade scholars will be showcasing colleges and universities during this year's College Expo. 

WYSOE's 7th and 8th grade scholars will be showcasing colleges and universities during this year's College Expo in the gymnasium on Tuesday, April 9th from 8:30am - 9:30am. Please wear your college paraphernalia. 

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Calling all Parents & Guardians!
BIANCA YOUNG

The SD189 Poet Warriors gives parents & guardians a way to express themselves through creative writing and performance. Experience isn’t necessary — all you need is the courage to try!

The SD189 Poet Warriors gives parents & guardians a way to express themselves through creative writing and performance. Experience isn’t necessary — all you need is the courage to try! Members vary in age. If your child is a student enrolled in School District 189, you are welcome to join us. Each participant will receive a

POET WARRIORS short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt, while supplies last!

Next Meetings: Monday, April 8th & April 22nd
9:30—11:00  a.m. @  FACE Center Training Room
401 Katherine Dunham Place | East St. Louis, IL  62201

Total Solar Eclipse 2024
BIANCA YOUNG

On April 8, 2024, East St. Louis School District 189 will be in the path of near totality for the solar eclipse. You should have received a PARTICIPANT RELEASE, WAIVER, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK form from your student to be signed and returned. 

What is a total solar eclipse?

According to NASA, a total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People located in the center of the Moon's shadow when it hits Earth will experience a total solar eclipse. Learn more about the different types of eclipses here.

On April 8, 2024, East St. Louis School District 189 will be in the path of near totality for the solar eclipse. You should have received a PARTICIPANT RELEASE, WAIVER, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK form from your student to be signed and returned. Please read this form in its entirety due to safety concerns. For more information on viewing the eclipse safely to prevent eye damage, please visit the NASA website at: https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/safety/

2024 Track & Field Season
BIANCA YOUNG

Track season has started and the track team is looking for your support.

Track season has started and the track team is looking for your support. Please click the link below for the SY23-24 Track and Field schedule. If you have any questions about the schedule or practice days and times. 

2024 Track & Field Schedule

 

Assistant Principals Week
BIANCA YOUNG

April 1-5 is National Assistant Principals Week! A huge thank you to Assistant Principals Katina Griffin and Lawrence Rainey for all the ways you show up for WYSOE students!!  #APWeek24

April 1-5 is National Assistant Principals Week! A huge thank you to Assistant Principals Katina Griffin and Lawrence Rainey for all the ways you show up for WYSOE students!!  #APWeek24

 

Jr. Beta Club
BIANCA YOUNG

WYSOE 8th Grade student brings home First Place in the Jr. Beta Club Speech Competition at this year's Illinois State Beta Club Convention. 

8th Grade Student brings home First Place!

WYSOE 8th Grade student brings home First Place in the Jr. Beta Club Speech Competition at this year's Illinois State Beta Club Convention. His speech "My Beta Future" provided a topic that was well-organized, well-presented, and maintained the attention of the audience.

$1 Dress Down Day This Friday
BIANCA YOUNG

Want to show off your flyest gear? Get ready for Dress Down Day, Friday, March 15th! The cost is $1.

$1 Dress Down Day Friday!

Want to show off your flyest gear? Get ready for Dress Down Day, Friday, March 15th! The cost is $1. 

Students are required to wear school appropriate clothing if they are not in uniform. Clothing that is overly tight, revealing, contain inappropriate language or imagery is not acceptable for dress down days. 

Proceeds from dress down days go towards student activities. 

Younge Panthers logo
BIANCA YOUNG

IAR Testing for 3rd - 8th grades will begin March 7th promptly at 8:30am. We want your student to succeed so please make sure they have adequate rest, arrive on time, and have a healthy breakfast. 

IAR Testing Begins!

IAR Testing for 3rd - 8th grades will begin March 7th promptly at 8:30am. We want your student to succeed so please make sure they have adequate rest, arrive on time, and have a healthy breakfast. If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to your student's teacher. 

Testing Tips

  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep the night before
  • Eat a healthy breakfast 
  • Be on time
  • Listen closely to any instructions
  • Read all passages and questions completely
  • Answer all parts of the question
  • Relax....You got this!

 

  • IAR Testing begins March 7th
School Social Work Week 2024
BIANCA YOUNG

School Social Work Week is marked every first full week of March to celebrate school social workers across the nation and appreciate their work in helping students achieve academic success. 

School Social Work Week is marked every first full week of March to celebrate school social workers across the nation and appreciate their work in helping students achieve academic success. Did you know social work began in U.S. schools over 110 years ago by visiting teachers? School social workers are professionals within the social work field that work with teachers, parents, and school administrators. They help students deal with mental health and behavioral challenges and provide academic and classroom support. They also help in developing education policies, work with crisis interventions, and identify and report child neglect and abuse. School social workers mainly work in primary and secondary schools. To support the work of social workers, many organizations offer scholarships to students on their performance, skills and behavior. This week we celebrate our social workers of Wyvetter Younge School of Excellence. We honor and recognize:

Mr.  Tyler Zipfel

Ms. Chea Wyatt

Ms. Lynneshea Morrow

We are so grateful for their hard work, dedication and commitment to our students. When you see them, please show them appreciation with your cards, words of kindness and calls to let them know how much you appreciate them for being with us each day.

 

PBIS Word of Month
BIANCA YOUNG

The P.B.I.S. Word of the Month is courage. Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one; strength in the face of pain. 

The P.B.I.S. Word of the Month is courage. Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one; strength in the face of pain. 

Examples of courage in a sentence

She called on all her courage to face the obstacle. 

He fought his illness with great courage.

Take courage, you are not alone in your struggle. 

2024 IESA 7-1A Regionals Champs!
BIANCA YOUNG

Congratulations, Panthers' Boys Basketball Team on bringing home the 2024 IESA 7-1A Regionals Championship!

Congratulations, Panthers' Boys Basketball Team. Our young men were phenomenal this season. This team beat the odds and worked hard to win the 2024 IESA 7-1A Regionals Championship. When you see the team, please encourage them to seek greatness. It has been an amazing season. Thank you, Coach Robinson and Coach Lewis for believing in their talent and developing their skill set. We are so proud of you!

PBIS Word of Month
BIANCA YOUNG

The P.B.I.S. Word of the Month is kindness. Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate; a kind act.  

The P.B.I.S. Word of the Month is kindness. Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate; a kind act. 

Examples of kindness in a sentence:

Michael shared his snack with her out of the kindness of his heart.

I appreciate the kindness you have shown me during this difficult time. 

You would be doing me a great kindness if you agreed to help.