Westbrook Announcements:

WCS Football Vision Meeting

Thursday, 6 pm, in the cafeteria. All students, parents, and supporters are invited to meet Coach Noles and hear his vision for our program.


BLUE OUT!

We will have a BLUE OUT next Wednesday as a way to honor our law enforcement.  Please wear blue on that day!


Welcome Coach Drew Noles to Westbrook!  Coach Noles will be our new varsity football coach.  He recently retired as the coach at Etowah.
https://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20190117/noles-tabbed-new-westbrook-football-coach


Space Camp Scholarship

USSRC and Alabama Legislature Team Up to Send Students to Space Camp

Two students from each legislative district to receive Space Camp scholarships

Huntsville, Ala. — Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama, or SALSA, a Space Camp program funded by the Alabama legislature. A male and female student in each Alabama legislative district will receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education along with leadership skills.

To be eligible for SALSA, students must apply for the scholarship. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will then forward a notice of application to the members of the Alabama House of Representatives or the Alabama Senate representing the district in which the students reside. Each member will nominate two students to receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which takes place May 26 through May 31, 2019.

Each scholarship includes tuition, room and board for the Apace Academy program. Travel to and from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center are not included.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 31. To apply, visit www.spacecamp.fluidreview.com. To learn more, visit www.spacecamp.com/salsa.


NED’s MINDSET MISSION

We had a wonderful assembly on Monday and an information/order form was sent home about the activities presented.  Encourage your student to tell you about  NED, Foggy brain and Go brain.

Please complete the order form to purchase a yo-yo.  Friday is the last day to order.


REMIND TEXTS

Many of our teachers use a Remind Text to tell you and your students when there are important tests, assignments, or just for communication.  Please read the notice we received below to ensure that you continue to receive these texts IF you are a Verizon customer.

We’re sorry to write with disappointing news. Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Please read on for all the important details—we promise to keep this as short as we can.

What’s happening?
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that our users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network. Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but our efforts to resolve the issue with Verizon haven’t been successful.

As a result, the Verizon fee will increase our costs of providing text messaging by 11X—pushing our annual costs into the millions of dollars. This isn’t financially feasible for us to support, and it’s forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone who has a wireless plan with Verizon.

How will this affect you?
Beginning January 28, 2019, the people in your classes who normally get your Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.

What can you do?
To make sure people in your classes continue receiving your messages, ask them to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge. Our team’s also working hard on a solution that allows your classes to continue to use Remind by text, and we’ll share more details with you before January 28.

In the meantime, we’ll keep fighting to make sure educators, students, and parents have access to effective communication. To do this, we need your help: If using Remind has made a positive impact in your classroom, at your school, or anywhere in between, please ask Verizon to reverse the fee here: www.remind.com/verizon-fee

We’re very grateful for your support, and we’ll be in touch soon with an update.

Sincerely,
The Remind team


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Memos:

Administrator: Mrs. Greer

Elementary/Early Childhood Director: Mrs. Handley

Assistant Principal: Mr. Kennedy