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Wredling Middle School
Red-tailed Hawk.jpg
Location
1200 Dunham Rd.
St. Charles
, Illinois
USA
Information
Type Public intermediate
Motto HAWK: Honor. Achievement. Well-balanced. Kindness.
Established 1995
Principal Melissa Dickum
Faculty 71
Grades 6-8
Enrollment 1,213
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red & Black
Mascot Hawks
Nickname RedHawks
Newspaper The Wredling Review
Yearbook The red Book
Website

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.

History

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. Originally, the main campus was built in 1995 by Hestrup & Associates at 255 Red Gate Rd. with a capacity of 1300. In 2000, Wredling moved to 1200 Dunham Rd, where it is located today. The original campus was expanded and converted into St. Charles North High School at a cost of $41,500,000. The main elementary schools feeding into Wredling Middle School are Anderson, Fox Ridge, Munhall, Lincoln, and Norton Creek. Also included is a small contingent from Davis and Richmond.

When St. Charles East High School was shut down for the entire 2001-2002 school year due to mold, East students took classes at the adjacent Wredling Middle School building and mobile classrooms surrounding it (brought in specifically to accommodate the larger student body). Meanwhile, Wredling students took most classes at a mobile classroom campus situated between Haines and Thompson Middle Schools. Classes resumed their normal locations the following school year.

Academics

The student to faculty ratio at Wredling is 17 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.[1]

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 5th at the state Science Olympiad held at the University of Illinois.

Recently, 4 music students were accepted as members of the Illinois Music Educators Association's All-District Honors Orchestra and invited to play at the IMEA's annual Festival Concert held at Larkin High School in Elgin, Illinois.

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.

The Wredling middle School Honors music groups placed 1st in orchestra, 2nd in band, 1st in choir, and 2nd in jazz band in there respective divisions at the Music in the Parks competition in 2008.

Matthew Regan received the Mr. John Wredling Human Service Award in 2002 for his notable pursuit in helping members of the community. Matt helped a young Vietamese student, by the name of Dan Dinh, learn the skills necessary to succeed in the eighth grade. Matt is currently studying business at Indiana University.

Athletics

Wredling Middle School has 10 athletic teams, of which 5 are for boys and 5 are for girls. Wredling's teams are dubbed the "Red Hawks".

Activities

Wredling Middle School offers over twenty clubs & activities.

Community

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.

References

  1. ^ a b "2005 Illinois School Profile" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Education. 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-18. 

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