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  • Board hears about Unified Sports

    The Bismarck School Board heard a presentation on Unified Sports, which unites athletes with and without disabilities in athletic competition....

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  • Important busing info

    Harlow’s Bus Service has finished routing over 4,000 students for busing this past week and on Friday August 11 they emailed route information to all families who registered for busing and have a valid email address on file with the Bismarck Public Schools....

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  • Prepare kids NOW for walking to school!

    Although Bismarck Public Schools doesn't open until Aug. 24, if you have children who will be walking to school this year it’s not too early to start preparing them now....

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  • Wachter Middle School Events & Activities Calendar

  • Office Closed Due to Electrical Outage

    The office will be closed Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18 due to an electrical outage.

  • WMS Events 2017-2018 at a Glance

    August 1 - PAC Meeting (11:45-1:00, WMS Conference Room)

    August 14 - Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meetings

    August 15 - Parents of 7th & 8th can pick up planners, etc.

    August 17 - Back to Sports Night, 7th & 8th Grade Only @ 7 pm (moved to BHS Knaak Center)

    August 21 - Open House, 2-3:30 pm

    August 24 - First Day of School

    August 29 - School Pictures

    August 30 - School Pictures

    September 4 - No School - Labor Day

    September 5 - PAC Meeting (11:45-1:00, WMS Conference Room)

    September 15 - School Dance/Party

    September 29 - Student Hat Day Fundraiser (wear a hat for $1)

  • First Day of School

    The first day of school will be Thursday, August 24th. 

    Following is the schedule that will be used only for the first day of school:

    Students in the building: 6th graders at 8:05 am and 7th & 8th graders at 8:25 am

    Report to homebase: 6th graders at 8:15 am and 7th & 8th graders at 8:30 am

    End of day: 6th graders at 3:15 pm and 7th & 8th graders at 3:20 pm

  • Wachter Open House

    WMS Open House

    Monday, August 21 - 2:00-3:30 pm

  • UPDATED 2017 Wachter Middle School Fall Sport Start Information

    2017 Wachter Middle School Fall Sport Start Information

    6th Grade Parent Meeting/Orientation: Monday, August 14 Last name M-Z (8:00 am) and A-L (1:00 pm) in the WMS Cafetorium.

    7th & 8th Grade Parent Meeting: Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 PM at Bismarck High School in the Knaak Center

    ***PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD’S PHYSICAL COMPLETED BEFORE PRACTICE BEGINS. BPS POLICY DICTATES THAT AN ATHLETE MAY NOT PARTICPATE/PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE VIA WMS RSCHOOL ONLINE REGISTRTION***

    7th & 8th Grade FOOTBALL: 8th grade gear handout is on August 17 at 2:00 (WMS). 7th grade gear handout is on August 17 at 3:30 (WMS). Parent meeting will be at 7:00 in at Bismarck High School in the Knaak Center.  The concussion Impact test will be administered at 7:30 following the Parent Meeting for all 7th graders and all new 8th graders to football. First practice is August 21 at 4:00.

    7th & 8th Grade VOLLEYBALL: Practice begins on Monday, August 21 at 4:00. Parent meeting is on August 17 at 7:00 at Bismarck High School in the Knaak Center.

    7th & 8th Grade BOYS SOCCER: Practice begins on Monday, August 21 at 4:30. Parent meeting is on August 17 at 7:00 at Bismarck High School in the Knaak Center.

    6th Grade BOYS SOCCER: Practice begins August 22 at 4:15. Parent meeting/orientation Monday, August 14 Last name M-Z (8:00 am) and A-L (1:00 pm) in the WMS Cafetorium.

    6th, 7th & 8th Grade CROSS COUNTRY: Practice begins on Monday, August 21 at 4:00 in the South gym. 7th & 8th parent meeting is on August 17 at 7:00 at Bismarck High School in the Knaak Center. 6th grade parent meeting/orientation Monday, August 14 Last name M-Z (8:00 am) and A-L (1:00 pm) in the WMS Cafetorium.

    7th & 8th Grade BOYS GOLF: Practice begins on Monday, August 21 at 4:00 at Riverwood Golf Course. Parent meeting is on August 17 at 7:00 at Bismarck High School in the Knaak Center.

    CHEERLEADING: Fall cheerleading will be offered for 7th & 8th grade girls interested in cheering for football. Practice begins on Monday, August 21 at 4:00. 6th grade girls will have the opportunity to cheer during the 7th & 8th grade girls’ basketball season. 7th & 8th parent meeting is on August 17 at 7:00 at Bismarck High School in the Knaak Center. 6th grade parent meeting Monday, August 14 Last name M-Z (8:00 am) and A-L (1:00 pm) in the WMS Cafetorium.

    6th Grade GIRLS BASKETBALL: 6th grade girls basketball will start Tuesday, August 29 at 7:00. Participant information and practice schedules will be available at that time. Parent meeting will be at the 6th grade orientation Monday, August 14 Last name M-Z (8:00 am) and A-L (1:00 pm) in the WMS Cafetorium.

    7th & 8th Grade GIRLS GOLF (played with BHS): First day of practice-Monday, 7th @ 8:30 a.m. at Prairie West Parent Meeting: Tuesday, 8th @ 6 p.m. at BHS room 122

    All athletes must be registered on rSchool before they will be allowed to participate. A physical must be uploaded to rSchool before an athlete will be allowed to participate (except 6th grade activities). Sports fees must be paid before an athlete is allowed to participate. All forms to be signed are available via the rSchool registration. Parents are STRONGLY encouraged to register via rSchool. That is the only place to sign the required documents. There are no paper copies available.

  • Aug.-Sept. School Open Houses

    List of school open house dates

  • Aug. 17 Impasse Hearing

    The Bismarck Public Schools negotiations team will take part in an impasse hearing with the Fact Finding Commission beginning at 3 pm Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in the Karlgaard Gym at Bismarck High SChool, 800 N. 8th St.   Members of the Bismarck School Board will be in attendance. 

  • Aug. Immunization Clinics

    Bismarck Burleigh Public Health back-to-school immunization clinic dates (by appointment only; call 355-1540):
    August 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 28 & 31.

    They accept most major insurances (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sanford, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, Tricare, Medica, Aetna, United Health Care, and could also see children without insurance there would just be a $20 fee per immunization given to children without insurance).

    Bismarck Burleigh Public Health
    500 East Front Ave
    Bismarck, ND 58504
    (701) 355-1540

  • School Supply Lists

    School supply lists are located in Resources on any elementary and middle school web page located under Our Schools!

    For high school, there is no standard school supply list. Please bring a notebook and pencil to classes the first day. 

  • Aug. Educator Discount weekends

    Barnes and Noble is having Educator Appreciation Days in August. Come in every Saturday and Sunday and save 25% on books, games, toys, music and more. Plus 10% off on all café consumables. This is a great time to get supplies for your classroom & something for yourself! Stop in for a cup of coffee and a book, too.

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