4/8 - Testing starts soon. Come to the library to get a book to read.
You need to bring a free reading book to each test session.
We just received a shipment of brand new books. You'll love them.
2/22 - Our Book Fair starts next week.
It will run from 2/25 - 3/1. It will be held in the library from 7:30 - 3:30 and will also be set up in the gym during parent conferences Thursday night, 2/28.
If you can't make it to the Book Fair in person, you may shop online from 2/22 - 3/2. All items purchased online will be sent for free to the school and delivered to your student.
Link to online shopping: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/wellingtonmiddleschool1
Link to wishlist: http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?cid=OL7K6zfY4a4%3d
There is also a new feature. - E-Wallet
1/8 - Welcome back.
Come in to see us. We have a bunch of new books for you to checkout.
Don't forget to renew your books. Thanks.
12/20 - Have a great winter break. Don't forget to come in to get some reading material.
12/14 - Thank you!
The food and sock drives are over. We collected about 1500 items. Way to go, Eagles!
11/9 - The annual WMS Food Drive starts next week.
Hello Wellington Middle School.
Each year, our WMS library coordinates a food drive. We donate the canned and boxed food to the local food banks. Each year that we have done the drive, we have fed 100+ local families. This is quite an accomplishment for our little school. Thank you. Thank you.
This year’s drive will start Monday, November 12th and will run until December 14th.
Bring any non-perishable food to your Advisory class. (canned beans, canned carrots, cereal boxes, oatmeal boxes, canned tuna, canned soup, ramen noodles, etc.) Please, ask your parents before you raid the cupboards.
If you bring your canned food to the library before you bring it to your Advisory class, we will get rid of library fines you owe. One item will get rid of up to $1.00 in fines. So, if you owe $1.50 in fines, bring in two cans.
Not only will you be helping yourself get rid of fines, you will also be helping our community. Wait! There is more. The three Advisory classes that collect the most cans by December 14th, will win prizes.
Last year, Ms. Hacker’s Advisory team earned 1st place. Mrs. Stalnaker’s Advisory class came in second place. And, Mr. Lake received third place honors.
We will give an update on totals each week. Thanks a bunch Eagles!
There are other ways to help us with this cause too. Besides bringing in cans, we could use help counting, sorting, and boxing donated items. If you would rather help that way, just let Mrs. Swanson know.
10/15 - The Book Fair is here this week. Come by to explore the great books available.
You may also order online.
9/4 - Checkout some of our new titles.
8/21 - Welcome back!!
5/31 - Have a great summer.
2/22 - Holocaust Awareness Week
Mrs. Peterson gave a wonderful, thought-provoking presentation to our 8th graders, who are reading Night by Elie Wiesel.
2/1 - The WMS Spring Book Fair will be held February 12-16 in the library. It will also be open during Conferences Feb. 15.
You may also order online:
1/17 - The Poudre River Public Library Staff will be here in February to give library cards to our 6th graders. They will also be doing Book Talks and giving cards to 7th and 8th graders who missed getting them earlier.
12/4 - Our guest author event went really well. Todd Mitchell did a great job inspiring students to write and become leaders. Thanks, Mr. Mitchell and Barnes and Noble.
11/27 - The Food Drive is going well. Keep up the good work.
11/2 - The Book Fair was a great success. Thank you to all who helped with the fair.
9/25 - The Book Fair will be here October 23rd.
Wellington Middle School will host a Book Fair October 23 – 27. It will be set up in the library all week and in the gym during conferences, Thursday evening. We hope to see you there.
9/5 - Welcome back!!
Stop by the library to check out some of our new books.
We also set up some new makerspace centers.
3/5 - Stop by the Library to get a book or two to read during Spring Break.
2/20 - The Book Fair was a success.
Thank you to all of you who volunteered or supported out Book Fair.
2/2 - The Book Fair is coming.
Our Book Fair will be set up in the library February 13 - 17. We will also have it set up in the gym during conferences the evening of 2/16. Be sure to stop by to look at all the great books.
12/12 - Find Kermit.
11/28 - The Food Drive is going really well!!
We have collected 780 food items already. Keep up the good work, Eagles.
10/28 - The Book Fair was a HUGE success.
Thank you to all who helped support us.
08/22 - Welcome back!! Come by to see all of our new books and new maker space activities.
We are open before and after school, during Advisory, and during both lunches.
Please, introduce yourself to Mrs. Bock, our new media assistant.
05/12 - Please, return all library materials by May 18th.
Thank you. Have a great summer.
01/7 - Happy New Year. Welcome back.
10/28 - Looking for adventure?
9/18 - More New Books
Come in to checkout some of our new titles. Below is a small sampling of some of the titles we have available:
The Badger Knight Erskine
Brown Girl Dreaming Woodson
The Burning Horizon Hunter
The Candy Shop War Mull
Codename Zero Rylander
Courage for Beginners Harrington
Crystal keepers Mull
El Deafo Bell
The Dumbest Idea Ever! Gownley
The Evertree Lu
Fantasy League Lupica
Fish in a Tree Hunt
The Forgotten Sisters Hale
The Fourteenth Goldfish Holm
The Heir Cass
Island of shipwrecks McMann
Lost Boy Green
The Luck Uglies Durham
Palace of Lies Haddix
Salt : a Story of Friends Frost
The Sea Wolves Golden
Slaves of Socorro Flanagan
United We Spy Carter
The Walk On Feinstein
8/24 - Welcome Back!!
5/15 - All materials are due in the library today. Thank you.
4/9 - Culture Day
3/9 - Poetry Cafe
2/9 - The Book Fair is coming!!
Our spring Book Fair will be here from February 17th - February 20th. The fair will be in the library Tuesday - Friday from 7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. It will also be set up in the gym Thursday evening from 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. during Conferences. Please come in and check out all the great books.
Please visit our Online Book Fair link. Just click on the below logo.
1/30 - Guest Speakers in the Library
WMS students were excited to hear from veterans and current members of the Armed Forces today. Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy were all represented.
1/12 - Fun awards.
Our library received some fun awards this month. Thank you Wellington Staff. You're the best.
1/7 - Welcome back!
We have some new arrivals for you to check out. Come on in to bring home a brand new book to read.
Some of the tiltes are listed below:
|100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet||Anna Claybourne|
|2014 Book of World Records||Jenifer Corr Morse|
|A Million Ways Home||Dianna Dorisi Winget|
|Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel||Diana Lopez|
|Blood of Olympus||Rick Riordan|
|Book of Draft Horses: Gentle Giants That Built the Word||Donna Campbell Smith|
|Book of World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition||Scholastic|
|Can’t Look Away||Donna Cooner|
|Courageous Canine!||Kelly Miner Halls|
|Curses and Smoke- A novel of Pompeii||Vicky Alvear Shecter|
|Deep Blue||Jennifer Donnelly|
|Deep Dive: Cephalox The Cyber Squid||Adam Blade|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul||Jeff Kinney|
|Dirt Diary||Anna Staniszewski|
|Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus||Tom Angleberger|
|Famous Last Words||Katie Alender|
|Five Brilliant Scientists||Lynda Jones|
|Foul Trouble||John Feinstein|
|Freedom Summer Murders||Don Mitchell|
|Futureworld: Tomorrow's Technology Today||Joel Levy|
|Great Greene Heist||Varian Johnson|
|Guinness World Records 2015||Guinness|
|Haunted Museum; The Phantom Music Box||Suzanne Weyn|
|If You're Reading This||Trent Reedy|
|Jedi Academy; Return of the Padawan||Jeffrey Brown|
|Lara’s Gift||Annemarie O’Brien|
|Life on Mars||Jennifer Brown|
|Maximum Ride #7||James Patterson|
|Memory Maze||Gordon Korman|
|My Friend the Enemy||Dan Smith|
|Mythology: Oh My! Gods and Goddesses||Basher/Budzik|
|Myths Busted!2||National Geographic|
|National Geographic Kids: Ultimate Weird But True 2||National Geographic|
|One Came Home||Amy Timberlake|
|Ripley's Believe It or Not Curioddities||Ripley’s|
|Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2014 Sp. Edition||Scholastic|
|Rissa Bartholomew's Declaration of Independence||Lynda B. Comerford|
|Searching For Sky||Jillian Cantor|
|Secret Hideouts||Paul Beck|
|Shadow on the Mountain||Margi Preus|
|Skink No Surrender||Carl Hiaasen|
|Space Encyclopedia: National Geographic Kids||David A. Aguilar|
|Stories of the Constellations: Myths and Legends of the Night Skies||Kieron Connolly|
|Superstars of History: Good, Bad & Brainy||Basher/Grant|
|Surrounded by Sharks||Michael Northrop|
|Swift Boys & Me||Kody Keplinger|
|Tales from My Closet||Jennifer Anne Moses|
|Tales of Famous Animals||Peter & Connie Roop|
|Tech Titans: Profiles||Carla Killough Mcclafferty|
|Vietnam Book Five: Walking Wounded||Chris Lynch|
|Weird but True! 6||National Geographic|
|World of Dinosaurs||Dougal Dixon|
|World’s Scariest Prisons||Emma Carlson Berne|
12/19 - Way to go Eagles!
The food drive is over, and we did great! Thank you very much for helping our community by donating food and time. We collected a total of 1674 items during the six week food drive.
This year's winners are below:
Overall standings have Ms. Binder’s class in 1st place with 302 cans. Mr. Lake’s class took second place with 213 cans. Ms. Holman’s class finished in third place with 168 cans.
Congratulations to the winners. However, we are all winners when we get involved to help the community. Some of us brought food items, some of us helped pick cans up, some of us motivated students, and some of us helped box cans up and delivered them.
Thank you to all.
Way to go Eagles!!!
12/2 - The canned food drive is going well.
WMS has collected 909 cans so far. Keep up the good work, Eagles.
11/10 - The Canned Food Drive Begins!
Hello Wellington Middle School.
Each year, our WMS library coordinates a canned food drive. We donate the canned food to the local food bank in our community.
Each year that we have done the drive, we have fed 100+ local families. This is quite an accomplishment for our little school.
Thank you. Thank you.
Bring any non-perishable food to your Advisory class. (canned beans, canned carrots, cereal boxes, oatmeal boxes, canned tuna, canned soup, etc.)
Please, ask your parents before you raid the cupboards.
Bring your canned food to the library before you bring it to your Advisory class, and we will get rid of any library fines you owe. One can will get rid of up to $1.00 in fines.
So, if you owe $1.50 in fines, bring in two cans.
Not only will you be helping yourself get rid of fines, you will also be helping our community.
Wait! There is more. The three Advisory classes that collect the most cans by winter break, will win prizes.
Last year, Mr. Underwood’s class earned 1st place, winning a class breakfast party. Ms. Davis’ class was close behind, winning Gatorade’s and dessert.
And, Mr. Genson’s class received third place honors, winning a bunch of candy for his group.
We will give an update on totals each week.
Thanks a bunch Eagles!
10/31 - The book Fair was very successful.
Thank you to all who helped set up, helped tear down, and helped work the Book Fair. Thanks, also, to all who purchased items at the Book Fair. We will have another Book Fair this spring.
9/19 - The Book Fair is coming.
Our Book Fair will be here October 20th - October 24th. It will be set up in the library from 7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M., Monday - Friday. It will also be set up in the gym Thursday, October 23rd for Conferences Night. You may also shop online at the follwing link:
9/1 - Come see our new arrivals.
Below are just a few of the great titles we have waiting for you.
We hope you are rested, rejuvinated, and ready for a great school year.
Have a great summer!
Remember to take advantage of the reading programs at Wellington Public Library and
Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins.
They have many, many good books, and
you can win stuff for reading them.
If you participate in a summer reading program, you
get first choice on locker day.
Don't forget that you can download and read our e-books all summer too.
5/16 - Congrats, 40 Book Challenge Winners!!
The following people read 40 books this school year, have earned many congratulations, and will receive a pizza party:
4/28 - The district laptop information meeting will be May 6th at 5:30 or 6:30 P.M.
4/22 - The Chile meeting is after school today in the library.
4/8 - Poetry Cafe was a huge success.
Our students did a great job. Some students recited their own poetry, and some recited famous poems. It was fun to sip lemonade, eat cookies, and listen to our students and staff recite their favorite poems in our library.
4/4 - Poetry Cafe is coming soon.
Poetry Cafe is April 7th and 8th. Are you ready to have fun sipping lemonade, eating cookies, and reciting your poems in the library?
3/25 - Little Shop of Physics in the Library
The 5th graders came to our library to explore and learn from our 8th graders' physics demonstrations. Our 8th graders researched, took notes, and created an interactive demonstration to explain or bring to life their chosen physics concept. Then, Ms. Holman invited the 5th graders from our nearby elementary school to come over to our "physics museum" set up in our library. The 8th graders stood by to instruct and help with the exhibits. Everyone had fun and learned.
3/5 - Wellington Middle School Library Gets Colorado Department of Education Recognition
We are SO proud to announce that Mrs. Swanson, our Media Specialist, was notified yesterday that the Colorado Department of Education has named Wellington Middle School a Colorado Department of Education Highly Effective School Library Program School. This award is given to only a few schools in Colorado each year. Our library program will serve as a model to other libraries in the state who are working to improve their school library program. Attaining "Highly Effective Status" is an honor that staff worked collaboratively on to improve student achievement through quality instruction using Colorado’s Academic Standards and 21st Century Learner Skills. The bar is intentionally set very high for this honor-we are very proud of Mrs. Swanson, Mrs. Parks, and all of our staff for the work on this award. Our school will retain this status until 2017.
Wellington Middle School will be recognized at a ceremony celebrating our accomplishment of attaining highly effective status at an official Colorado State Board of Education Meeting at CDE in Denver. On the day of recognition, the Board Chair and Commissioner Hammonds will address the gathering and other board members, CDE personnel and the public. Banners and certificates will be distributed.
2/24 - New Book Arrivals
Come in to check out some of our new titles. We listed some of them below.
A Thunderous Whisper
Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Platte F. Clark
Better Off Friends
Cake Pop Crush
Catch A Falling Star
Mercedes Lackey& Rosemary Edghill
Elite, The: A Selection Novel
Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition
Haunted Museum, The: The Titanic Locket
Heartbreak Messenger, The
Heroes of World War II
Paul Beck&Anne Marie Walsh
Hidden Like Anne Frank
Marcel Prins&Peter Henk Steenhuis
Hollow City: #2 of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Hunted: Spirit Animals # 2
I Even Funnier
James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein
I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
King George: What Was His Problem
Navy Seal Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines For Combat
One Tough Chick
Play Dead: A Dog and his Girl Mysteries
Jane B. Mason & Sarah Hines Stephens
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Special Edition2014
Gary & Jim Paulsen
Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles
Silver: The Final Exam is Survival
Stay Alive: Crash
Strike Threee You're Dead
Wild Rescue:Poacher Panic
J. Burchett & S. Vogler
World War II: America At War
Year in Sports 2014
2/14 - Our Book Fair starts next week.
Please, come to the library to check out some great books. The Book Fair will also be open the evening of February 20th, during parent conferences.
You may also shop online. Click the logo to start shopping.
1/29 - Our guest author came today.
Ms. Jenny Goebel read a bit from Grave Images, shared information about what it is like to be an author, discussed the writing process, and encouraged the students to create their own novels. Old Firehouse Books sponsored the event and had copies of her book there, which she autographed for students.
1/27 - We are getting close to having a chess champion.
1/21 - The date is set. Author, Jenny Goebel, will be here January 29th.
Jenny will be speaking to all 6th grade students from 7:45 A.M. to 9:20 A.M. Please, see your English teachers for more information.
Check out her new book and web page.
1/15 - The Spring Book Fair will be here February 17th - 21st.
Check out the Book Fair Information Page by clicking on the logo.
1/9 - Welcome back from Winter Break!
Congrats, on all the readng you did over break. We have many, many students well on their way to accomplishing the 40 Book Challenge.
Congratulations, also, to the winners of the canned food drive contest. Mr. Underwood's Advisory class won first place. Ms. Davis' class got second place, and Mr. Genson's class came in third place.
12/12 - We have another author visit coming up.
Old Firehouse Books and Jenny Goebel will be visiting our school the week of January 27th. Check out her new book and web page.
12/6 - More cans!
Way to go Wellington Middle School! Our small school has collected 2,020 items for our local food bank. Thank you, and keep up the good work. Remember, if you bring in cans, we will delete overdue fines.
11/22 - The canned food drive is going really well.
After two weeks, we are up to 1,052 cans. Way to go WMS!
11/14 - We have some new book arrivals.
Come check them out.
We just received another shipment of new books. We listed a few of our favorites below, but there many more for you to enjoy displayed on our "New Arrivals" shelf.
Champion: A Legend Novel by Marie Lu
Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger by John Flannigan
Ever After High by Shannon Hale
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch
Eyeball Collectory by F.E. Higgins
The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pryon - e-Book
The Sword Thief by Peter Larangis - e-Book
11/6 - WMS Library Canned Food Drive starts next week.
Each year, our library coordinates a canned food drive. We donate the canned food to various food banks in the community. Each year that we have done the drive, we have fed 100+ local families. This is quite an accomplishment for our little school. Thank you. Thank you.
This year’s drive will start next week. Bring any non-perishable food to your Advisory class. (canned beans, canned carrots, cereal boxes, oatmeal boxes, canned tuna, canned soup, etc.) Please, ask your parents before you raid the cupboards.
Bring your canned food to the library before you bring it to your Advisory class, and we will excuse any library fines you owe. One can will get rid of up to $1.00 in fines. So, if you owe $1.50 in fines, bring in two cans. Not only will you be helping yourself get rid of fines, you will also be helping our community. Wait! There is more. The three Advisory classes that collect the most cans by winter break, will win prizes. We will give an update on totals each week. Thanks a bunch, Eagles!
11/5 - The Poudre River Public Library came to our school to give our students library cards and to "Book Talk" some great new books.
We are excited to have access to some new resources.
11/01 - We have more artwork in the library. Come in to see the Day of the Dead displays.
10/29 - The Book Fair is over. However, you may still order online until November 5th.
If you couldn't attend our Book Fair, you may still order books online at
10/01 - We just received a new shipment of books.
Come in to check out our new tiltles. A few of the titles are below:
House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Darkness Falls by Erin Hunter
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathon Stroud
Wild Born by Brandon Mull