Thursday, December 11, 2008   #16



FOOD DRIVE – The Jr. High Student Council food drive to benefit the Beverly/Waterford Food Pantry is progressing very well.  It will continue until Dec. 19th.  A list of suggested items was sent home last week.  If you cannot give those items, anything on the list would be greatly appreciated.  There is also a container on the office counter for monetary donations to go toward the purchase of meat for the food pantry.  If you have processed meat that you could donate, please let us know.  The Student Council will give a pizza party to the top 3 classes that bring in the most items.  If you get a chance, stop in and see the awesome pile of food under the Christmas tree in the front hallway. 


CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS – The Jr. High and High School Choir will present a Christmas concert Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Waterford Methodist Church.  Everyone is cordially invited.

            The K-4 Christmas program will be Monday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the H. W. Cooper gym.  I think Santa might arrive!  Everyone is welcome.

            The Jr. High choir students will be going to WASCO in Marietta to present a program on December 11 from 9: 30 – 11:15 a.m.

            The Waterford Band will present their concert Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Waterford High School Band Room.  Admission (optional) is a can of food to be donated to the Waterford Elementary Food Drive.


SECRET SANTA – Students have been excited all week doing their ‘secret’ shopping at the PTO Secret Santa Shop.  The shop will be open daily until Friday, Dec. 12 from 8:30 – 2:00.  There are no items over $4.00.  


SPELLING BEE – Students in grades 5-8 are studying for our annual District Spelling Bee.  The Bee is scheduled for January 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Waterford High School

Band Room.  Class winners are listed on the back of this page.  The winner will go on to county competition. 


ABSENCE REMINDER – Please call school (984-2342) before 9:00 a.m. if your child will be absent from school.  Mrs. Ball is here by 7:45 a.m. or the voice mail in on anytime if you want to leave a message.  Even though you have called, please send a written excuse for our records.  If we do not hear from you we will attempt to reach you at home or work.  If we have no contact, the absence will be unexcused. 


LUNCH PRICE CHANGE – After Jan. 1 student lunches will rise to $1.50 per student and $2.00 for adults.  Reduced price and breakfast price will remain the same.


CHRISTMAS BREAK – We will enjoy a good long break this year – from Dec. 22 until Jan. 5 (classes resume 1/5/09).   This may be the last Wildcat Connection before Christmas.  We wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!





2008-2009 Waterford Elementary Spelling Bee Winners


GRADE 8                                                       GRADE 7


Alan Brooker                                                   Lindsey Arnold

Brett Huck                                                       Jessica Brantmeier

Devon Patterson                                               Hannah Dailey

Janelle Pugh                                                      Logan Fouss

Courtney Streight                                              Cierra Heiss

Michaella Webster                                            Haley McCutcheon

James Whalin                                                   Jacob McCutcheon

Cody Malec

Alyssa Miller

Allison Rohrer

Cassie Ryan

Jenna Stephan



GRADE 6                                                       GRADE 5


Olivia Bellville                                                  Alex Branham

Hannah Brown                                                Daniel Espinoza

Joseph Coleman                                               Devyn Farley

Eric Flowers                                                     Noah Hilverding

Taylor Hilverding                                              Tiffany Holland

Emily Oliver                                                      Derek Huck

Natasha Quimby                                               Erin Roush

David Schaad                                                   Kyle Schrader

Maverick Shmitt                                               Daulton Shriver

Chelsey Streight                                                Isaac Trader

Madison Sury                                                   Shelby Wayne

Megan Whalin