Morning Announcements Blog

2/17/17

It’s the final day of Random Acts of Kindness Week — and today’s we’re “paying it forward.”  If you’re kind to someone, then that person is more likely to be kind to someone else.  Just as a waterfall begins with a single drop of rain, one Random Act of Kindness can be passed on and […]

2/16/17

It’s Day FOUR of Random Acts of Kindness week, and today we’re talking about the importance of friendship. According to a recent study, children who perform Random Acts of Kindness feel more accepted by their classmates and have more friends than kids who don’t.  It’s just common sense:  When you are kind to others, more […]

2/15/17

Today is the third day of Random Acts of Kindness Week, and our focus is APPRECIATION. When someone is kind to you — or helps you in some way — it’s important to be gracious and give them thanks.  That is showing appreciation. Do you have a friend that you can always depend on? Has […]

2/14/17

Love is in the air!!  In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the SCA will be selling baked goods after school today, outside of the library and cafeteria.  So drop by and get a “treat” for your “sweet!” Plus, for everyone who received a “Crush Can” today — be sure to stop by  the SCA booth at […]

2/13/17

Today begins “Random Acts of Kindness Week.”  And it would be so “kind of you” to participate!  So here to tell us more about the kind of kindness we’re looking for — is Ms. Jones! Good morning! I’m Ms. Jones, and I’d like to tell you a few simple ways that we can all be […]

2/10/17

It’s EARLY DISMISSAL today!  Students and teachers are reminded that TA will end early at 8 AM this morning, and then we’ll be following a shortened class schedule.  So don’t be late! And now for some WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Girls Basketball team played a game for the ages yesterday, matched up on the […]

2/9/17

Would you be my Valentine? The WMS SCA is holding a Valentine’s Day Fundraiser — “Crush for your Crush” — starting TODAY! For just 2-dollars, you can send an anonymous can of Crush soda to your “Crush” — or special someone. Recipients will get their Crush on Valentine’s Day next TUESDAY — and for just […]

2/8/17

Would you be my Valentine? The WMS SCA is holding a Valentine’s Day Fundraiser — “Crush for your Crush” — starting TODAY! For just 2-dollars, you can send an anonymous can of Crush soda to your “Crush” — or special someone. Recipients will get their Crush on Valentine’s Day next TUESDAY — and for just […]

2/7/17

The WMS Library will be CLOSED today during NAEP testing, including all grade level lunches.  And students are asked to be QUIET and CONSIDERATE in the main lobby when changing classes throughout the day.  Again, the library is CLOSED today. Need help with Spanish? The Yorktown Spanish Honor Society is back — offering FREE tutoring […]

2/6/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Girls Basketball team traveled to TJ last Thursday — and played a game for the ages.  The Wolves were down by two going into the final seconds — when a CLUTCH buzzer beater tied it up and sent the game to overtime.  Then the Wolves really […]

2/2/17

Believe it or not, but TODAY is the LAST DAY of the first semester!  Congratulations everybody — we’re half-way to summer!!  And here’s something else to be excited about — today is the second quarterly WOLF PAW DRAWING!  We’ll be running on an adjusted schedule today — so don’t forget that TA ends at 7:55 […]

2/1/17

Today is the start of Black History Month – a time for all of us to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of Black Americans throughout our nation’s history. Literature, poetry, and music  – science, mathematics, and invention – athletics and advocacy – and of course, civic and political leadership – Black Americans have impacted every […]

1/31/17

The end of second quarter is just days away — and you know what that means:  IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR THE WOLF PAW DRAWING!!  That’s right, on THURSDAY afternoon — YOU could be the winner of some amazing gifts and prizes.  They’re all on display in the library showcase, so come take a look.  But […]

1/30/17

Believe it or not, but we’re nearly at the midpoint of the school year! THURSDAY is the last day of the second quarter, and the FINAL day of “one semester” classes.  Students are reminded to get those assignments in — and any “make-up” work — ASAP! The WMS Theater Department is preparing to premiere its […]

1/27/17

We start the day with WOLF PACK PRIDE! Our student-athletes had a BIG day yesterday. First, the WMS Wrestling team DOMINATED Kenmore in their first match of the year on the home mat — cruising to a 57 to 33 win. Five wrestlers won by pin — and it was a great all-around team effort. […]

1/26/17

It’s time to show your Wolf Pack Pride!! A pair of WMS sports will be “throwing down” after school today — and the teams need your support! First up, the Boys Wrestling team looks to “take down” the competition at their first match of the year — hosting Kenmore Middle in the WMS gym. And […]

1/25/17

Do YOU have what it takes to be a STAR?   Complete the online form to submit your talent, and you could be the next contestant on Williamsburg’s Got Talent! We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE! The Girls Basketball team kicked off its season with an INSANE game at home against Swanson yesterday. The Wolves […]

1/24/17

It’s time to show your Wolf Pack Pride!! A brand new season is getting underway for a pair of WMS sports — and the teams need your support! First up — the Girls Basketball team hosts Swanson TODAY after school. Then on THURSDAY the girls go on the road for a shootout against Kenmore. . […]

1/23/17

Beginning TODAY, APS is celebrating “Principal Appreciation Week!” On behalf of the students, teachers, and PTA, we’d like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to our amazing team of Principals: Mr. Laurie, Ms. Rowden, Ms. McCarthy, and Mr. Hicks. Let’s have a round of applause and show them how much we all appreciate […]

1/19/17

Hey, 8th grade! Believe it or not, but it’s time to start thinking about high school — and Arlington Tech could be the one for you!! Located at the Arlington Career Center, Arlington Tech uses project-based learning and problem solving to prepare its students for the highest levels of success in college and the workplace. […]

1/18/17

Hey, 8th grade! Believe it or not, but it’s time to start thinking about high school — and Arlington Tech could be the one for you!! Located at the Arlington Career Center, Arlington Tech uses project-based learning and problem solving to prepare its students for the highest levels of success in college and the workplace. […]

1/17/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Competition was fierce at the WMS Geo Bee last Friday — as dozens of students put their knowledge to the test.  But in the end — there can be only on.  Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Geo Bee Champion is:  6th grader Evan B. of the Grizzly team!  […]

1/13/17

It’s GO TIME for the 2017 WMS GEO BEE! That’s right — TODAY at 12:30 in the auditorium, the best and brightest at WMS are putting their knowledge to the test. This year’s contest will be hosting the largest group of competitors in school history — and the competition will be fierce. Students and faculty are […]

1/12/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!! Nearly 200 students submitted projects to the WMS Science Fair last week — and they were all very well done.  But TWENTY outstanding projects rose to the top. . The judges have added up their scores, and we now know the names of those competitors whose projects will […]

1/11/17

Latinas Leading Tomorrow will be meeting on THURSDAY during ASP I in room 214. Please see Ms. Pointer or Ms. Winter with any questions. What’s that buzz? It’s the annual “WMS Geo Bee!” Coming this FRIDAY at 12:30 in the auditorium — 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will put their knowledge to the test at […]

1/10/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!! It was a great year for the WMS PTA Reflections contest. Students were challenged to represent this year’s theme, “What’s Your Story?”, through an array of artistic expression — and their projects were INCREDIBLE. . All of this year’s winners are invited to a ceremony in their honor […]

1/9/17

We begin today with some Wolf Pack Pride!  A special congratulations to the nearly 200 seventh and eighth graders who participated in the 2017 WMS Science Fair this weekend!  Contestants used the scientific method to investigate an array of projects — ranging from bacteria growth to alternative energy. . As we speak, judges are tabulating […]

1/6/17

We begin today with some Wolf Pack Pride!  A special congratulations to a pair of special teachers — 7th grade Science teacher, Ms. Willet, and WMS Librarian, Ms. Tan — for successfully renewing their NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION!  This is a major accomplishment for educators, and we are so lucky to have them at our school.  […]

1/5/17

The Annual WMS Science Fair is almost here!! Students, parents and staff are invited to check-out the AMAZING student displays during the Science Fair open house — this Saturday morning from 8 to 8:30 A.M. in the cafeteria. One of these exhibits could change the world — so come out and support your friends and […]

1/4/17

Attention Model UN Club!! The Spring Season kicks-off with a meeting this THURSDAY during ASP 1 in room 202. MUNners will be gearing-up for a pair of upcoming events: the Gar-Field and Williams & Mary conferences. Please see Mrs. Carlson with any questions. The SCA will be meeting TOMORROW during ASP 1 in room 215.  […]

1/3/17

It’s a brand new year at WMS — and we’ve got a brand new policy for 6th and 7th grade students!  Starting TODAY, you may use a drawstring “cinch sack” to help carry small items between classes — such as pencil pouches and water bottles. . You can either use your own cinch sack from […]

12/21/16

In case you missed it — there’s an important change coming for 6th and 7th graders!  Beginning in January of 2017, all 6th and 7th grade students will be allowed to use drawstring “cinch sacks” to help carry small items — like pencil pouches and water bottles.  Each student will be issued a “Williamsburg” cinch sack […]

12/20/16

Hey 6th and 7th grade — we’ve got an important “Backpack Policy” update for you this morning!  Although it’s taken some getting used to, students are doing a GREAT job of carrying their own books and staying organized throughout the day.  But the WMS administration recognizes that sometimes it’s still hard to “juggle” all your […]

12/19/16

First up — it’s time to show your Wolf Pack Pride!  Congratulations to 8th grader Alexandra M. — whose Visual Arts project won an award in the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts contest.  She will be honored during a ceremony at the Arlington School Board meeting this Thursday night.  Way […]

12/16/16

It’s been a SENSATIONAL SPIRIT WEEK here at WMS — and today we’re wrapping things up with Ugly Sweater Day, a holiday tradition! Thanks to all our students and staff for embracing their “inner ugly.” Looking good, wolves! . In the “spirit” of Spirit Week, today we’ll be treated to a symphony of music — […]

12/15/16

It’s Day 4 of SPIRIT WEEK! Thanks to all our students and staff who are “sporting” their favorite team gear for Sports Day… except for all those Yankees and Cowboys fans — they’re the worst! . Don’t be a hater, Jim. There’s just ONE DAY LEFT to show your WOLF PACK PRIDE for Spirit Week. […]

12/14/16

It’s Day 3 of SPIRIT WEEK! Thanks to all our students and staff who are sporting Wacky Hair or Hats today – and some who are doing both! Remember — all week long the Williamsburg SCA is challenging YOU to show your Wolf Pack Pride and participate in our daily “themed” contests. . Here’s the […]

12/13/16

It’s Day 2 of SPIRIT WEEK! Thanks to all our students and staff who “paired-up” for Twin Day today –and I even saw a few TRIPLETS roaming the halls!  Remember — all week long the Williamsburg SCA is challenging YOU to show your Wolf Pack Pride and participate in our daily “themed” contest. . Here’s […]

12/12/16

Welcome to SPIRIT WEEK! All week long — the Williamsburg SCA is challenging YOU to show your Wolf Pack Pride and participate in our daily “themed” contest. . Thanks to all the students and staff who are wearing their jammies today for Pajama Day. And here’s the rundown for the rest of the week: Tuesday […]

12/9/16

This is it: the FINAL DAY of the “Global Hour of Code!” To participate, just update your iPad to iOS 10, download “Swift Playgrounds” from the App Catalogue and then you’re ready to begin! Please contact Ms. Spanos with any questions. Now be the future, and code, code CODE!! Pizza Friday is back! The Model […]

12/8/16

Let’s get coding, Williamsburg! It’s Day 4 of the “Global Hour of Code.” To participate, just update your iPad to iOS 10, download “Swift Playgrounds” from the App Catalogue and then you’re ready to begin! . Please contact Ms. Spanos with any questions. Now be the future, and code, code CODE!! 6th grade, 7th grade, […]

12/7/16

Let’s get coding, Williamsburg! It’s Day 3 of the “Global Hour of Code.” To participate, just update your iPad to iOS 10, download “Swift Playgrounds” from the App Catalogue and then you’re ready to begin! Please contact Ms. Spanos with any questions. Now be the future, and code, code CODE!! Pizza Friday is Back! The […]

12/6/16

Let’s get coding, Williamsburg! It’s Day 2 of the “Global Hour of Code.” To participate, just update your iPad to iOS 10, download “Swift Playgrounds” from the App Catalogue and then you’re ready to begin! Special “coding” students will be visiting every TA this morning to provide technical help. Or you can contact Ms. Spanos […]

12/5/16

Let’s get coding, Williamsburg! Today is the start of the “Global Hour of Code.” To participate, just update your iPad to iOS 10, download “Swift Playgrounds” from the App Catalogue and then you’re ready to begin! To reach your goal, just spend 12 minutes on the new App each day this week. Special “coding” students […]

12/2/16

The weekend is starting early this week!  Today is an EARLY RELEASE DAY at WMS, so we’ll be following a shortened schedule.  Be advised that TA will end promptly at 8 A.M., and the school day will be over at 11:54.  Hooray for the short day!! Wolf Pack Pride is going strong! Your WMS girls […]

12/1/16

Wolf Pack Pride is going strong! The WMS girls soccer team puts its UNDEFEATED record on the line — TODAY after school at Gunston Middle School. Let’s keep this rally going — and root on the Lady Wolves. Go get ’em, team!! [clap] Plus — Boys basketball is taking on TJ after school in the […]

11/30/16

Wolf Pack Pride is going strong! The WMS girls soccer team DESTROYED crosstown rival Swanson Middle School yesterday, with a final score of 5 to zero. With the shutout win, the Lady Wolves remain UNDEFEATED on the season– and they still haven’t surrendered a single goal. What an AMAZING run for goalkeeper Allie H.!! The […]

11/29/16

Wolf Pack Pride is going strong!! The WMS girls Soccer Team returns to action TODAY at 3:15 with an away game against crosstown rival: Swanson Middle School. Let’s root them on as they look continue their unbeaten streak against their toughest opponent yet. Go get ’em, soccer wolves! [clap] Calling all ACT 2 Theater Arts […]

11/28/16

Welcome back, everybody!  I hope you’re all rested up — and well fed — after that 5-day holiday. . The WMS student-reporters had a LOT to be thankful for this year — and they were “vlogging” all about it.  Just watch! *CLICK HERE* to watch “What are YOU thankful for?” on WOLF-TV! Wolf Pack Pride […]

11/22/16

“Wolf Pack Pride” is going strong!  First up — The boys Ultimate Frisbee team made it to the first ever County Championships yesterday — but fell just a bit short against Swanson Middle School, and finished the season in 2nd place.  6th grader Owen M. and 8th grader Caelan M. both had great games for […]

11/21/16

Listen up, kids!  It’s time to show your “Wolf Pack PRIDE” and root on the “blue-and-white” in a trio of upcoming games this week.  First up:  Boys Ultimate Frisbee is going for its first ever County Championship — TODAY at 3:15 at Swanson Middle School.  The Ultimate team is on a major roll right now […]

11/18/16

Williamsburg athletes have been “throwing down” with our cross-town rivals this week — playing a pair of games against Gunstun Middle School.  On Wednesday, the boys Ultimate Frisbee team played Gunstun to a hard-fought draw, 7 to 7.  It came down to the very end — when Gunstun’s tallest player backhanded the disk in the […]

11/17/16

Listen up, Wolf Pack:  it’s time to get some SCHOOL SPIRIT up in here!  WMS athletics has a DOUBLE DOSE of home games today.  The boys Basketball team will be taking on Kenmore Middle in the WMS gym.  PLUS the girls Soccer team will be matching up against Gunston on the new field. . Both […]

11/16/16

This is Geography Awareness Week, a time to celebrate and bring attention to the subject of Geography — because it’s a great big world out there, and we should all know about it! Many of your Social Studies teachers will be announcing upcoming classroom and team contests — so be sure to get in on […]

11/15/16

“STAFF PROFILE OF THE WEEK” — *CLICK HERE* to submit your suggestion! “WILLIAMSBURG’S GOT TALENT!” — *CLICK HERE* to sign-up for the show! Donations continue to come in for the PTA “No Frills Fundraiser” — and that means GOOD NEWS for a lucky TA this morning.  Please welcome our principal — Mr. Laurie — to […]

11/14/16

Have you ever forgotten anything at home?  Your lunch? Your homework?  Your musical instrument? Or your iPad?  Every day, DOZENS of parents bring in forgotten items for their kids — but this can cause a major disruption to our school day.  So, beginning this week, there are a few new procedures for retrieving your stuff. […]

11/10/16

Williamsburg is going to the dogs!  We begin today with a special video about “Thunder” — the new WMS therapy dog!  Check it out!! *CLICK HERE* to watch “Thunder the Therapy Dog” [1st slide]  Good morning students and staff!  It’s me, Ms. Boyers, and I’m here today to go over some ground rules for interacting […]

11/9/16

Tweet, Tweet, Williamsburg! WMS students are invited to join a new after school “Bird Club!” If you love nature — this club will have you “flying high.” Get it?! The bi-weekly meetings start this THURSDAY during ASP 1 in room 112. Please see Ms. Araya to sign-up, or with any questions. Model UN members who […]

11/7/16

“STAFF PROFILE OF THE WEEK” — *CLICK HERE* to submit your suggestion! “WILLIAMSBURG’S GOT TALENT!” — *CLICK HERE* to sign-up for the show! The PTA “No Frills Fundraiser” is going strong — and that means GOOD NEWS for a lucky TA this morning.  Please welcome our principal — Mr. Laurie — to find out who’s […]

11/4/16

In just a few short hours, we’ll be having our “1st Quarter Wolf Paw Drawing!”  And that means we’ll be following an adjusted schedule today.  Students and teachers are reminded that TA ends at 7:55 this morning — and students should RETURN to TA at 2:04 this afternoon for the drawing.  Good luck, wolves!! Attention […]

11/3/16

We begin today with a special request from “wolf-bot” Jim S. So listen up! Hello, everybody!  I’m Jim, and today I’m here representing Mr. Dudek’s 8th grade “Robotics” team for a project we’re working on.  I’m sure that many of you have heard of “pet adoption” centers for dogs and cats… but did you know […]

11/2/16

The Yorktown High School Girls lacrosse team will be hosting an informational meeting for interested athletes this THURSDAY at 3:30 P.M. in Patriot Hall. Meet the Coach, learn about upcoming try-outs, and get important off-season information. Contact Ms. Hogwood with any questions. Attention WMS Model UN Club! It’s time to start preparing for the next […]

11/1/16

It’s the morning after Halloween, and I’m betting that a few of you are suffering from a “candy hangover.”  But don’t worry — I’ve got the cure:  a TA “DONUT PARTY!”  It’s time to select this year’s first “Donut Hero” — courtesy of the PTA No Frill Fundraiser.  Everyone who donated was entered into the […]

10/31/16

That’s right — it’s HALLOWEEN!  The halls of WMS are filled with ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks, super heroes and super villains — and many of them are wearing costumes, too!  And while we don’t want to spoil all your fun, we do need to remind you ONE LAST TIME about the school Costume […]

10/28/16

Up first, we welcome Mr. Caldwell from the Counseling Department — with a special announcement about “Red Ribbon Week!” Good morning, wolves!  I’m Mr. Caldwelll, and today we’re wrapping up an incredibly successful Red Ribbon Week.  First of all, thank you to the HUNDREDS of kids who signed the pledge to “Be Drug Free” during […]

10/27/16

Up first, we welcome Mr. Tuttle from the Counseling Department — with a special announcement about “Red Ribbon Week!” Good morning, wolves!  I’m Mr. Tuttle, and we’re talking about Red Ribbon Week.  One of the most important factors in living a healthy “drug-free” lifestyle — is having healthy “interpersonal” relationships.  Surrounding ourselves with caring and […]

10/26/16

Up first, we welcome Ms. Boyers from the Counseling Department — with a special announcement about “Red Ribbon Week!” Good morning, Wolves!  I’m Ms. Boyers, and I’m here in support of Red Ribbon Week.  Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem in our country – and not just with adults.  As you kids enter […]

10/25/16

Up first, we welcome Ms. Schaefer from the Counseling Department — with a special announcement about “Red Ribbon Week!” Good morning, Wolves!  I’m Ms. Schaefer, and this is Day TWO of Red Ribbon Week!  Did you know that Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program?  MILLIONS of Americans participate every […]

10/24/16

Up first, we welcome Ms. Flynn from the Counseling Department — with a special announcement about “Red Ribbon Week!” Good morning, Wolves!  I’m Ms. Flynn, and today I’d like to tell you about a national campaign that our school is participating in this year.  It’s called “Red Ribbon Week.  Substance abuse is a MAJOR issue […]

10/21/16

The Leo Club’s Annual Coat Drive for the Homeless begins TODAY! Collection boxes are located in the library, and students are encouraged donate new or gently-used coats, scarves, gloves and socks. YOUR HELP can make all the difference to a person-in-need this winter!! The deadline for the PTA Reflections Contest is TODAY. The theme is […]

10/20/16

Attention Model UN! There is a very important meeting TODAY for all members. And for those students going to McMUN and HAMUN this coming weekend — your attendance is MANDATORY! Be sure to bring your iPad, and see Mrs. Carlson with any questions. Hey 7th grade — are you ready to PARTY?! The 7th Grade […]

10/19/16

**If you do not have an iPad, please CLICK HERE to access the voting ballot.** That’s right, everybody — it’s a HALF-DAY today!  Teachers and students are reminded that we’ll be following an Early Release schedule.  TA will end promptly at 8 A.M., and classes are just 26 minutes long!  You’re welcome, Williamsburg! It’s Day […]

10/18/16

**If you do not have an iPad, please CLICK HERE to access the voting ballot.** It’s Election Day at WMS! Immediately following the morning announcements, all students are asked to please use their iPads to vote for our new SCA leadership — just scan the QR code to get started.  Or if you don’t have […]

10/17/16

It’s every American’s civic duty to elect the President of the USA… And it’s every Wolf’s civic duty to elect the President of the SCA! The SCA election will be held TOMORROW and WEDNESDAY during TA. Students will be able to access the election ballot by scanning a QR Code with their iPads. . Your […]

10/14/16

It was a busy week in sports here at WMS.  Up first:  the Girls Ultimate Frisbee team was FANTASTIC in their match against HB Woodlawn — widely considered to be the county’s premier frisbee program. The 8th grade girls got down early but never quit, playing a stifling defense to the end. And the 6th […]

10/13/16

Hey 8th graders! Are you applying to TJ for next year? Yes? Then get the lead out! Applications for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology are due TODAY by 4 P.M. There are NO EXCEPTIONS! Please see Ms. Flynn in the main office with any questions, and Good Luck!! If you know how […]

10/12/16

Hey 8th graders! Are you applying to TJ for next year? Yes? Then get the lead out! Applications for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology are due on THURSDAY by 4 P.M. There are NO EXCEPTIONS! Please see Ms. Flynn in the main office with any questions, and Good Luck!! If you know […]

10/11/16

Attention all Model UN Students attending the McLean conference on October 22nd – Please report to room 202 IMMEDIATELY following the morning announcements TODAY to choose your delegate assignment. Be sure to bring your iPad so you can also sign up for the very important MUN Google Classroom. The next meeting for all members is […]

10/6/16

*CLICK HERE* to cast your vote for “Staff of the Week!” Parent-Teacher Conferences are TONIGHT!! These conferences are STUDENT-led, which means that you kids will be doing most of the talking. So be sure to think about your goals, your challenges, and your strategies for success – and be ready to share. Check with your […]

10/5/16

*CLICK HERE* to cast your vote for “Staff of the Week!” That’s right!  Today is National Walk and Bike to School Day!  Thanks to all the teachers and staff who made the extra effort — and went the extra mile — to promote physical wellness and a healthy environment.  Thanks for walking, wolves!! [clap] The […]

10/4/16

The WMS-PTA Book Fair is HERE! That’s right, your WMS Library has been transformed into a cornucopia of collectibles — filled with the best books from every conceivable genre: fiction and non-fiction; sci-fi and fantasy; mystery and adventure — and don’t forget about graphic novels, puzzles, knick-knacks and more! The Book Fair is open all […]

10/3/16

The WMS-PTA Book Fair is HERE! That’s right, your WMS Library has been transformed into a cornucopia of collectibles — filled with the best books from every conceivable genre: fiction and non-fiction; sci-fi and fantasy; mystery and adventure — and don’t forget about graphic novels, puzzles, knick-knacks and more! The Book Fair is open all […]

9/30/16

The WMS-PTA Book Fair is about to begin! That’s right, even as we speak the Library is transforming into a BOOKSTORE — filled with the best books from every cencievable genre: fiction and non-fiction; sci-fi and fantasy; mystery and adventure — and don’t forget about graphic novels, puzzles, knick-knacks and more! . The doors will […]

9/29/16

Double your pleasure, triple your fun! The WMS Yearbook would like to invite all Williamsburg TWINS — and TRIPLETS — to get their pictures taken for a special section in this year’s issue. Just come to room 136 right after the announcements TODAY — and say CHEESE! Pop Quiz — What do comedian Adam Sandler, […]

9/28/16

Double your pleasure, triple your fun! The WMS Yearbook would like to invite all Williamsburg TWINS — and TRIPLETS — to get their pictures taken for a special section in this year’s issue. Just come to room 136 — TOMORROW — right after the announcements — and say CHEESE! Please see Ms. Briones with any […]

9/27/16

Hey 8th graders! The year may have just started, but it’s already time to think about HIGH SCHOOL! A representative from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will be hosting an informational session TODAY at 9 A.M. in the auditorium. Interested students should get a pass from Mr. Hicks or Ms. Flynn in […]

9/26/16

What are YOU doing after school? I’ll tell you what — INTRAMURALS!! That’s right, intramurals begin after school TODAY with basketball in the Gym. The program runs every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:15 — no sign-ups are needed. Just check the daily intramural schedule on the WMS website to find out that […]

9/23/16

In case you missed it, yesterday was the WMS Activity Fair! Kids got a first-hand look at many of our school’s sports, clubs, groups, ACT 2 classes, and even student government! If you’re interested in learning more — and hopefully joining up — just go to the “Activities” and “After School Clubs” pages on the […]

9/22/16

Pound, pound, POUND!!  What’s that?  It’s the sound of an 8th grader trying to get into the trailers and BANGING on the door, like, 18 times!!  Listen up, Wolves — if you’re locked out of the trailers, a simple knock will do the trick.  Please be patient, and someone will open the door in a […]

9/21/16

Back to School Night was a “Howling” success yesterday, as hundreds of WMS parents toured the school, met your teachers, and got a taste of what WE all go through every day. A special thank you to all our teachers and staff who worked so hard last night to prepare and present for the event, […]

9/20/16

Back to School Night is here! Parents are invited to WMS tonight from 7 to 9 P.M. Parents will get to tour the building, hear from Principal Laurie and the PTA, and even “walk in your shoes” by following your schedule and meeting all your teachers. So tell your folks — it’s time to go […]

9/19/16

WMS is ramping-up for BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – this TUESDAY from 7 to 9 P.M. Parents are invited to tour the building, hear from Principal Laurie and the PTA, and even “walk in your shoes” by following your schedule and meeting all your teachers. So tell your folks to clear their calendars – and […]

9/16/16

Tomorrow is Constitution Day – which celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by our Founding Fathers – 229 years ago at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.  This enduring document established the fledging United States as a bastion of freedom and democracy – and continues to serve as an inspiration not only to our countrymen, […]

9/15/16

Today marks the start of “Hispanic Heritage Month”, when we as a nation – and as a community – recognize and celebrate the culture, contributions, and achievements of America’s fastest growing population group. . Here at WMS, we have a number of activities and presentations planned for TA and lunch this month– so keep a […]

9/14/16

WMS is ramping-up for BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – next Tuesday from 7 to 9 P.M.  Parents are invited to tour the building, hear from Principal Laurie and the PTA, and even “walk in your shoes” by following your schedule and meeting all your teachers.  So tell your folks to clear their calendars – and […]

9/13/16

The WMS Model UN club is back in business! Returning members are asked to please attend a brief meeting on THURSDAY, from 2:30 to 3 in room 202 — where you’ll start making plans for the upcoming season. Just remember that there are NO late buses, so make sure you’ve got a way home. See […]

9/12/16

Congratulations to all our 6th graders — who got their very own iPads last week. You’ll be using them a LOT this year. If any student — at any grade level — is having an issue with your iPad or trouble setting it up, please complete a “Student Technology Request Form,” which can be found […]

9/9/16

Good news! As of today, we will now be following a NORMAL TA schedule. For all you newbies out there, that means that TA ends at 8:12am — and you should proceed directly to your FIRST PERIOD class. It’s starting to get real in here, so get your books — get organized — and get […]

9/8/16

Today is the FINAL DAY of the “30-minute TA schedule”. Please use this time to review your schedule, get organized, and get to know your new classmates and teachers! The Wolfbots LEGO Robotics team is looking for 6th graders with robotics experience. Please see Mr. Dudek — a.k.a. Mr. “Dude” — in room 129 if […]

9/7/16

This is a reminder that we are still using the “30-minute TA schedule” today.  Please use this time to go over your schedule, review the student handbook, practice opening your locker, and get to know your new classmates and teachers! The Wolfbots LEGO Robotics team is looking for 6th graders with robotics experience.  Please see […]

9/6/16

This is a reminder that all TAs will use the “30-minute TA schedule” for the first THREE days of school. Please use this time to go over your schedule, distribute the 1st day packet and student handbook, practice opening your locker, and get to know your new classmates and teachers! The Wolfbots LEGO Robotics team […]

9/5/16

Just ONE DAY to go before the start of the new school year! Be sure to check the Morning Announcements Blog for important news, tips, and information about everything WMS. Go Wolves!!

6/22/16

Posted by Jeffrey Schonfeld at 6/22/2016 It’s PROMOTION DAY for our 8th graders!  The ceremony is scheduled to begin promptly at 8:15 this morning — so participants are asked to make their way to the Gym immediately following the morning announcements.  Overflow seating will be in the Auditorium, and students are reminded to please be QUIET and RESPECTFUL […]

6/21/16

Posted by Jeffrey Schonfeld at 6/21/2016 It’s rehearsal day!  All eighth graders should report to the PE hallway for Promotion Rehearsal immediately following TA this morning.  The run-through is scheduled for periods one through three — and then you’ll return to class for periods four through seven.  And remember:  tomorrow is the REAL THING — so practice practice […]