Wredling Middle School
|Wredling Middle School|
|Motto||HAWK: Honor. Achievement. Well-balanced. Kindness.|
|Location||1200 Dunham Rd.
St. Charles, Illinois, USA
|Colors||Red and Black|
|Newspaper||The Wredling Review|
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (March 2009)|
Wredling Middle School is a public three-year middle school located in St. Charles, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. It is part of Community Unit School District 303 which also includes Haines Middle School and Thompson Middle School. After graduation, nearly all of the students attend St. Charles East High School.
Wredling Middle School is named after Mr. John H. Wredling, who was Superintendent of Schools in Community Unit School District 303 from 1968 to 1972. The main campus was built in 1995 at 255 Red Gate Road with a capacity of 1300 students.
In 2001, Wredling Middle School moved to 1200 Dunham Road, where it is located today. The original campus on Red Gate was converted and expanded into the St. Charles North High School. An extension was added to the back side of the building due to the large increase of population.
The elementary schools that feed into Wredling Middle School are Davis,Anderson, Fox Ridge, Munhall, Lincoln, and Norton Creek.
When the St. Charles East High School campus was shut down for the 2001–2002 school year due to health concerns (mold), the East students took classes on the adjacent Wredling Middle School campus and mobile classrooms were brought in to accommodate the larger student body. Meanwhile, the Wredling students were relocated to a mobile classroom campus situated between the Thompson and Haines Middle School campuses across town. All classes resumed at their normal locations the following school year.
The student to faculty ratio at Wredling is 50 to 1. Wredling has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, a state test which is mandatory under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Wredling Middle School students won nine awards in the 2005 creative writing contest sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Tri-Cities branch.
In 2008, the Wredling Middle School team finished fifth at the state Science Olympiad held at the University of Illinois.
Wredling Middle School has ten athletic teams, of which five are for boys and five are for girls. Wredling's teams are named the "RedHawks".
In 2007 and 2008, the Wredling boys 8th grade football team won the Haines Championship with 9-3 and 10-1 records. The teams also won the Fox, a trophy given to the St.Charles middle school football team with the best record.
In 2009 and 2010, the Wredling girls basketball "B" team won the Two Rivers Tournament Championship two consecutive years in a row. The team had an 18-2 record as seventh graders and went undefeated 20-0 in their eighth grade season. Congratulations to these Girly Red Hawks.
- Average teaching experience - 5.9 years
- Limited English proficiency - 22.2%
- Low income - 50.1%
- Mobility - 1.9%
- Percent of teachers with graduate degrees - 56.8%
The Wredling 8th grade class was nominated in the "Good Samaritan Youth" category of the annual Hometown Heroes program, which is hosted by the American Red Cross. The class was nominated for raising $16,681 for the American Cancer Society on Make A Difference Day in October 2004. The "Good Samaritan Youth" category is sponsored by Gordon Flesch Company.
"Summary Frames: Language Acquisition for Special Education and ELL Students", an article by Wredling Middle School 8th grade social studies teacher Alicia Honnert, was published in the Summer 2005 issue of Science Activities magazine.
Alice Nelson, a counselor at Wredling, was named the R.B. Mades Associate Educator of the Year in April 2004 as part of the 29th annual Educator of the Year Awards that are presented by the Kane County Regional Office of Education. Nelson is credited with helping to start the Teachers Encouraging Kids (TEK) program while working at Haines Middle School. Through TEK, teachers spend extra time with students out of school to support and encourage them. Nelson later also developed the student ambassador program as an extension of TEK.
The 7th grade band in Wredling in 2011 also went and helped the food drive at Jewel Osco and was televised by FOX.
- "2005 Illinois School Profile". Illinois State Board of Education. 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-18.