Morning Announcements Blog

4/20/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Track Team was “off to the races” on Tuesday — defeating Kenmore Middle School 91 to 80. It was a big TEAM WIN — with every athlete contributing their best effort. . Special props to our 1st-place finishers — and there’s TEN of them:  Sha’Taja H., […]

4/19/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  HUNDREDS of rising 6th graders visited WMS from local elementary schools yesterday.  You may have seen them roaming the halls, or popping-in to classrooms throughout the day.  Well, the event was a HUGE success — and it was only made possibly by the hard work and contributions of […]

4/18/2018

Brace yourselves, wolves, because today is REPORT CARD DAY! That’s right, teachers will be distributing reports cards during TA this morning. Be sure to take them home and show your parents — then bring back the signed receipt by next week. Ah yes, Report Cards — Have fun with that! . There are going to […]

4/17/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  On your marks, get set, GO! The WMS Track Team travels to Kenmore Middle School TODAY for a big meet at 3:15.  They’re looking to continue their strong start to the season against our cross-town rivals.  So let’s root them on to victory and Be a Part of […]

4/16/2018

The Boys Cohort will be hosting a special guest speaker TODAY during ASP 1 in room 233.  Members and allies are invited to come, join the conversation, and learn to become LEADERS in our community. See Mr. Hicks, Mr. Eason or Mr. Valdez with any questions. . Want to make some music? The WMS Symphony […]

4/13/18

Who inspires YOU, Williamsburg?  We begin today with a special presentation from our teachers, counselors and staff.  They’ve got a message for you, wolves, about just how special and important you really are. Thanks to EVERYONE who participated in the WMS “Inspire Me Challenge.”  And if I may be so bold, on behalf of all […]

4/12/18

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  The 3rd Quarter just ended — and that means it’s time for our quarterly tradition: the Wolf Pack Lunch! It’s a free pizza party to recognize those students who embody all the best that Williamsburg has to offer. It’s also a chance for students to talk one-on-one with […]

4/11/2018

We begin with an important Technology Tip from Ms. Solomon:  All students, LISTEN UP!!!  Do NOT upgrade your iPads at home to iOS 11.3. Again — DON’T upgrade your iPad with the new operating system.  It has NOT been approved by APS.   ONLY proceed with upgrades when specifically instructed, or else we may have to […]

4/10/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  On your marks, get set, GO! The WMS Track & Field Team kicks off its season with a meet against Gunston Middle School — TODAY at 3 p.m. on the WMS athletic fields.  So let’s come on out, root them on to victory, and be a Part of […]

4/6/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The TA Door Decorating Contest was a SMASH HIT! Classrooms up-and-down the halls were decked out in college colors, honoring our teachers’ alma maters with creativity and flair.  The Student Services Staff have been touring the school all week — and have selected the best-of-the-best from each grade. […]

4/5/2018

We begin today with an important announcement about SCHOOL SAFETY.  This morning between 10 and 11 a.m. — the Department of Homeland Security will be conducting a TEST of its “Wireless Emergency Alert System” throughout the Metro DC Region — which includes Arlington County. . When the alert is sent, every mobile device — like […]

4/4/2018

It’s National School Librarian Day — and we’ve actually got an important message from our school librarians!  Right now, there are approximately 700 overdue library books at WMS. Let me say that again — SEVEN HUNDRED overdue books.  TA teachers will be distributing overdue notices to students this morning. But don’t just “throw them away” […]

4/3/2018

Believe it or not, but the 3rd Quarter is rapidly coming to a close! And you know what that means: it’s almost time for the Wolf Paw Drawing!!! That’s right — the 3rd Quarter Wolf Paw Drawing is scheduled for FRIDAY during TA. But you MUST submit your Wolf Paws no later than lunchtime on […]

4/2/2018

It’s a new month here at WMS — but we’ve still got some old business to take care of.  Listen up, everybody, because the results are IN for the College Trivia Challenge!! . Nearly 50 TAs competed in the contest — but there’s no doubt about our winners.  The following TAs scored a PERFECT 12-out-of-12 […]

3/23/2018

It’s the LAST DAY of classes before Spring Break!  But don’t check-out yet — because we’ve got a fun-filled day in store! . We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  It’s the last day of College Awareness Week here at WMS.  Thanks to all our students and staff who participated in College Clothing Day.  Just […]

3/22/2018

Can you BELIEVE this weather? Due to the delayed opening today, we will be running on a modified schedule. Be sure to check with your TA teachers for class and lunch times. And remember — there is NO Wolf Time today, so please proceed directly to 1st period following the Morning Announcements. What a way […]

3/20/2018

College Awareness continues all week long. So mark your calendars, everybody: Wednesday is College Clothing Day — so be sure to wear your favorite college t-shirt, sweatshirt, or school colors. . Then on Thursday, the Student Services Staff will be judging the College Door Decoration Contest. Create a display about your TA teacher’s alma mater […]

3/19/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!! The second round of Writing SOLs is COMPLETE. Congratulations to our 8th grade Hokies and Patriots for performing so well under pressure — and now you can finally relax. Way to go, test-takers! [clap] . But there are still a few tests to go.  Make-up testing for the […]

3/16/2018

TESTING TIME continues here at WMS! The 8th grade Hokies and Patriots will be taking the Multiple-Choice WRITING SOL today. Testing locations are the same as yesterday — but check with your TA teacher if you’re unsure about where to go. Students are reminded to BRING YOUR IPADS to the test, as well as a […]

3/15/2018

The SOLs resume today — as the 8th grade Hokies and Patriots take their Writing Test.  Test-takers should report to their designated locations immediately following TA. If you’re not sure about your room number, just ask your TA teacher. The testing session is scheduled to run from Wolf time through 3rd period. But anyone who […]

3/14/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  The first round of Writing SOLs is COMPLETE. Congratulations to our 8th grade Cavaliers and Rams for performing so well under pressure — and now you can finally relax.  Way to go, test-takers!  [clap] . Although there is no testing scheduled for today, 8th graders should still remain […]

3/13/2018

TESTING TIME continues here at WMS! The 8th grade Cavaliers and Rams teams will be taking the Multiple-Choice WRITING test today. Testing locations are the same as yesterday — but check with your TA teacher if you’re unsure about where to go.  Students are reminded to BRING YOUR IPADS to the test, as well as […]

3/12/2018

It’s TESTING TIME at WMS!  Today begins the first round of Writing SOLs for 8th graders from the Cavaliers and Rams teams.  Test-takers should report to their designated locations immediately following TA.  If you’re not sure about your room number, just ask your TA teacher.   The testing session is scheduled to run from Wolf time […]

3/9/2018

The WMS field trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture is scheduled for TODAY.  Participants should report to the cafeteria at 9 a.m. this morning to prepare for the trip into DC.  And remember to bring 20-dollars for lunch!  See Ms. Cameron or Ms. Mays with any questions. . And now […]

3/8/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Art Department has completed its Scholastic Art showcase, on display NOW in the display cases across from the Main Office.  The student works being showcased were all award winners this year, receiving numerous honorable mentions, silver keys, and even GOLD. . Projects encompass a range of […]

3/7/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  All February long, the WMS Kindness Club sponsored the “Have a Heart Campaign” — a charitable collection drive to help homeless pets in local animal shelters.  The program was a HUGE success!  Students and staff donated over 100 blankets and towels, all of which were delivered last week […]

3/6/2018

Read any good books lately? The “Talk about Books” Club” — a.k.a. TAB — will be meeting TODAY during all grade level lunches in the library. So grab your grub and come take a look at these Totally Awesome Books!! . The WMS Helping Hands Club is “helping” kids with cancer… but they need your […]

3/5/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Congratulations to 7th grader Horrace R. — better known as Chris — who was was honored last week with the APS Model of Excellence Award.  Chris was recognized at a special ceremony with the superintendent for his character, outstanding academic achievement, athleticism, and leadership in school and the […]

3/1/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The Williamsburg Chorus put on a “melodious” show last night in the WMS auditorium — featuring the 6th grade chorus, the advanced chorus, musical accompaniment by three students in the WMS guitar program, plus a special appearance by the Yorktown High School Chorus.  It was an amazing night, […]

2/28/2018

It’s nearly time once again for Parent-Teacher Conferences! Conferences will be held “Arena style” this THURSDAY afternoon from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, and on FRIDAY morning from 7:30 to 11:30 AM. Tell your parents that they can meet with ONE or ALL of your classroom teachers. No appointments are necessary, but meetings are limited to […]

2/27/2018

It’s nearly time once again for Parent-Teacher Conferences! Conferences will be held “Arena style” this THURSDAY afternoon from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, and on FRIDAY morning from 7:30 to 11:30 AM. Tell your parents that they can meet with ONE or ALL of your classroom teachers. No appointments are necessary, but meetings are limited to […]

2/26/2018

We begin today with a special announcement from our Student Services Staff about the importance of planning for college — even NOW when you’re still in Middle School. Please welcome our 7th grade counselor to the set — it’s Mr. Caldwell! . CALDWELL: Hello, Wolves! I’m Mr. Caldwell, and on behalf of the entire Student […]

2/23/2018

  We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  It’s been a long, hard season for the WMS Wrestling Team — but yesterday, it all came together.  The Williamsburg Wolves scored a TREMENDOUS team victory over Gunston Middle School in their final regular season match of the year yesterday — 54 to 30.  It was their […]

2/22/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The boys Wrestling Team is squaring-off against Gunston Middle School TODAY in the WMS gym at 3:15.  It’s the last regular season match of the year, and they’re looking to end on a high-note and score a big win.  So pack the stands, root them on to victory, […]

2/21/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  There’s some good news and some bad news for the Boys Basketball Team.  The bad news is:  our team lost by ONE POINT to Jefferson Middle School yesterday — dropping their first game of the season, 27 to 28.  It was a tough luck loss — in a […]

2/20/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The Boys Basketball Team continued their stellar play last Thursday, beating Kenmore Middle School 58 to 20 in the WMS gym.  Big shout-outs to Ben C., Jackson B., and Jack R. for their awesome play on both ends of the floor — and to Dallis W. for a […]

2/16/2018

Who wants pizza? The Model UN Club will be selling pizza and cookies TODAY after school in the Main Lobby and by the Cafeteria. It’s just 2-bucks, and all money raised will go to support upcoming MUNer activities. Come hungry! . It’s never too soon to start planning for your future!  The Hispanic Scholarship Fund […]

2/15/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS sports program is back-in-action today with a pair of big games.  First up, the boys Wrestling Team travels to Jefferson Middle School this afternoon, looking for their first team win of the year.  Go get ’em, wrestling wolves!! . And moving over to the hard court, […]

2/14/2018

It’s an EARLY RELEASE DAY, which means we’ll be following an adjusted schedule this morning. Be sure to check with your TA teacher for class and lunch times. And remember — there will be NO Wolf Time today, so proceed directly to 1st period following the Morning Announcements.  Enjoy the short day, Wolves! . “Kindness […]

2/13/2018

“Kindness Week” continues here at WMS — and we’ve got some special events in store.  Today, you’ll be getting “Kindness Bingo Cards” during lunch.  Just submit a selfie of yourself doing an act of kindness and receive a small token of appreciation. On Wednesday we’re all wearing PINK to promote love and kindness. Then on […]

2/12/2018

The Boys Cohort will be meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in room 233. It’s an opportunity for Black and Latino students to meet new people, and become LEADERS in our community. Allies are welcome, too! See Mr. Hicks, Mr. Eason or Mr. Valdez with any questions. . Read any good books lately? The “Talk about […]

2/9/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  BOOM goes the dynamite! The WMS boys basketball team notched another big win yesterday, defeating Swanson Middle School at home — 59 to 33.  The defense came up big once again, forcing nearly 20 turnovers.  And the offense was led by 8th grader Sam K. — who scored […]

2/8/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS sports program has a pair of big games scheduled for today.  First, the boys Wrestling Team travels to Kenmore Middle School for a 3:15 match on the mat.  They’re looking for their first win of the season, after a tough loss to Swanson last week.  Go […]

2/7/2018

Mother Nature strikes again! Due to the late start this morning, we will be following an adjusted schedule today. Be sure to check with your TA teacher for class and lunch times. And remember — there will be NO Wolf Time today, so proceed directly to 1st period following the Morning Announcements. . Another scheduling […]

2/6/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Math Counts Team put their “numerical knowledge” to the test at the Regional Northern Virginia MATHCOUNTS Competition at George Mason University on Saturday. The team made a strong showing — highlighted by 8th grader Lynelle C., who earned HIGHEST SCORE of any APS student, and finished […]

2/5/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The Yorktown Debate Team wrapped up its season last week — and a pair of WMS Wolves were a BIG part of their success.  Congratulations to 7th graders Abby F. — who is a Pokémon master and catches them all — and Bella R. for finishing strong and […]

2/2/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The “Cinderella Season” continues for the WMS boys basketball team — who cruised to a 39 to 14 victory over Swanson Middle School.  8th graders Jack O., Quinn C., and Sam K. paced the offense, and the whole team defense was FIERCE.  The Wolves have now won 4-in-a-row […]

2/1/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  There are a lot of AMAZING students here at WMS.  And you deserve to be recognized.  Teachers from every grade and every team have identified an outstanding group of students to receive this month’s Wolves With Character Award — for TOLERANCE.  And they’ll all be treated to a […]

1/31/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!! The WMS boys basketball is ROLLING!  In the past week, they have absolutely steam rolled the competition.  Last Thursday, they took a laugh-er off of Gunston at home, winning 47 to 20. . Then yesterday, they took the show on the road and DISMANTLED Swanson — cruising to […]

1/30/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS boys basketball team “hits the road” today with a tough match-up against Swanson Middle School at 3:15.  The Wolves are looking to continue their hot start to the season, so let’s root them on to victory and Be a Part of the Pride!  Go get ’em, […]

1/29/2018

It’s the beginning of the end!  Today marks the first day of the 2nd semester here at WMS.  7th and 8th graders taking semester-long electives are reminded that your NEW classes begins TODAY, so be sure to check your schedule in StudentVue or see your counselor for more information.  And to everyone — let’s get […]

1/25/2018

Newsflash everybody:  TODAY is the LAST DAY of the 2nd Quarter — so this is your LAST CHANCE to submit any missing or make-up work to your teachers.  Also, 7th and 8th graders taking semester-long electives are reminded that your NEW class begins on Monday, so be sure to check your schedule in StudentVue or […]

1/24/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  He shoots, he scores!  The WMS boys basketball team got their season started in grand fashion yesterday — beating Thomas Jefferson Middle School on the home court by a final score of 43 to 39.  8th grader Quinn C. had the hot-hand on offense, scoring 14 points and […]

1/23/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Debate Team had a great showing at their recent tournament, matching up against dozens of debaters from from both Middle AND High schools.  Congratulations to Bella R. for coming within a FRACTION of a point from the podium, and to Abby F. who beat out 25 […]

1/22/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Geo Bee was last Friday afternoon — and it was a match for the ages!  Twenty-four competitors from grades 6, 7, and 8 put their geography genius to the test, and battled it out for nearly TWO HOURS.  But in the end, there could be only […]

1/19/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Some big news to announce from the WMS Band:  an unprecedented 23 students have been selected to the 2018 APS Honors Band.  That’s the HIGHEST representation from any school in APS — including Middle and High schools.  And you can hear these amazing musicians for yourself at a […]

1/18/2018

Believe it or not, but the 2nd Quarter is rapidly coming to a close — just ONE WEEK to go!  And you know what that means:  it’s almost time for the Wolf Paw Drawing!!!  That’s right — the 2nd Quarter Wolf Paw Drawing is scheduled for TOMORROW during TA.  But you MUST submit your Wolf […]

1/17/2018

Mother Nature strikes again!  Due to the late start this morning, we will be following an adjusted schedule today.  Be sure to check with your TA teacher for class and lunch times.  And remember — there will be NO Wolf Time today, so proceed directly to 1st period following the Morning Announcements.  Hooray for snow! […]

1/16/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  The Science Fair judges have finished tabulating their scores, and we now know the winners from this month’s WMS Science Fair.  Congratulations to: –Whitney Critchfield –William Graf –Aiden Zurcher –Ben Vogel –Zach Levin –Anna Sprinkel –Winston Gruver –Jenna Schimenti –Kaylee Board –Sydney Barta –Mariska Kassi –Ben Portner –Patrick […]

1/12/2018

*CLICK HERE* to cast your vote in the “Hamburgers VS. Hotdogs” Challenge!! The Future Business Leaders of America — aka the FBLA — will be meeting during Wolf Time TODAY in room 137. Students will be discussing New Years resolutions and creating posters to display around the school.  Bring a friend and check it out! […]

1/11/2018

An important reminder for all 6th graders on the WHEEL — your current class rotation has been EXTENDED through TODAY, and your new rotation will begin on FRIDAY.  Again, today is the last day of your current Wheel rotation.  See your exploratory teacher with any questions. . Attention Model UN Club! There will be a […]

1/10/2018

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  The WMS Science Fair took place over the weekend, and it was an exhilarating exhibition of innovation and investigation.  The cafeteria was packed with projects from DOZENS of 7th and 8th graders who put the “scientific method” to the test — all on display for the public to […]

1/9/2018

Due to the delayed opening today, we will be running on a modified schedule. Be sure to check with your TA teachers for class and lunch times. And remember — there is NO Wolf Time today, so please proceed directly to 1st period following the Morning Announcements. . The final “refocus assembly” for the 7th […]

1/8/2018

The final “refocus assembly” will be presented to the 7th grade Wizards team this morning during 1st period in the auditorium. All Wizards should report to their 1st period classes for attendance, and then proceed to the assembly with your 1st period teacher. This is a chance to go over some basic rules and expectations […]

1/5/2018

I hope you enjoyed that snow day, everybody, because now it’s time to get back to business!  We will be on a MODIFIED bell-schedule today, so make sure to check with your TA teacher for class times. Also, there is NO Wolf Time this morning, so you’ll be going straight to 1st period.  And a […]

1/3/2018

The final “refocus assembly” will be presented to the 7th grade Wizards team this morning during 1st period in the auditorium. All Wizards should report to their 1st period classes for attendance, and then proceed to the assembly with your 1st period teacher.  This is a chance to go over some basic rules and expectations […]

1/2/2018

Happy New Year, Wolves!  As 2018 begins, it’s important that we’re all on the same page about expectations and rules here at WMS.  So this week, the administration will be hosting a series of “refocus assemblies” for all grade levels.  Here’s the schedule:  TODAY there will be assemblies for 8th graders during 1st period; for […]

12/21/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  Spirit Week wraps up today with everyone’s favorite theme:  PAJAMA DAY!    Thanks to all the students and staff who got into the “school spirit” and dressed the part — you all look so comfy-cozy in your jammies and slippers, and I even saw a few “Loveys” and stuffed […]

12/20/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!! Spirit Week rolls on here at WMS with Tacky Sweater Day. Thanks to all the students and staff who got into the “school spirit” and dressed the part. But remember — there’s one more Spirit Day to go.  Tomorrow is everybody’s favorite theme:  PAJAMA DAY!!  So put on […]

12/19/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!! Spirit Week rolls on here at WMS — and today is Hat Day. Thanks to all the students and staff who got into the “school spirit” and dressed the part. But remember — there’s two days left to get in on the fun. Here’s the schedule for the […]

12/18/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!! It’s SPIRIT WEEK at WMS — and today is Favorite Sports Team Day.  Thanks to all the students and staff who got into the “school spirit” and dressed the part.  But remember — today is just the start.  Here’s the schedule for the rest of the week: it’s […]

12/15/2017

We begin today with an important message from your WMS librarians.  Is everybody listening?  OK, here it is:  RETURN YOUR OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS!!!  Numerous classes are coming to the library next week to get reading material for winter break. And some of them may want to read that book that’s been sitting in your locker […]

12/14/2017

We begin today with a pair of special guests to the WOLF-TV studio.  Please welcome our school counselors: Mr. Tuttle and Ms. Boyers! . TUTTLE:  Good morning, Wolves!  It’s me, Mr. Tuttle. . BOYERS:  And I’m Ms. Boyers. And we’re here with an important announcement from the Student Services Staff. . TUTTLE:  With 2018 fast […]

12/13/2017

It’s an EARLY RELEASE DAY, which means we’ll be following an adjusted schedule this morning.  Please be aware that there is NO Wolf Time today, and all students should proceed directly to first period after the Morning Announcements.  Enjoy the short day, Wolves! . It’s better to GIVE than to RECEIVE!  The WMS Kindness Club […]

12/12/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS music program hosted the 2017 Winter Orchestra and Chorus Concert last night in the school auditorium.  Hundreds of students, staff, and community members attended the show. And the performance was AMAZING — demonstrating the skill and commitment of our many young musicians as they played the […]

12/11/2017

Get ready for a musical treat! The WMS “Winter Orchestra and Chorus Concert” is scheduled TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Come see your friends and classmates — who happen to be some of the best and most talented musicians in Arlington — as they perform the songs of the season.  The show is […]

12/8/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  What began as a tough, back-and-forth game — turned into a BLOWOUT yesterday as the WMS girls basketball team demolished Gunston at home:  41 to 23.  The Wolves went into half-time clinging to a 2-point lead, but they absolutely caught fire in the second — scoring 21 points […]

12/7/2017

STOP — DROP — and CODE!! This morning during Wolf Time, Williamsurg Middle school will be joining with millions of school kids in America — and all around the world — for the the annual “Hour of Code.” The Hour of Code is as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “coding” — […]

12/6/2017

Just a couple of quick hits this morning. First up:  Get ready, get set… CODE!!  Williamsurg Middle school will be joining with millions of school kids in the annual Hour of Code — TOMORROW during Wolf Time and throughout the day.  The Hour of Code is as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to […]

12/5/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Model UN Club gave a stand-out performance at GW MUN this weekend.  EIGHT students were recognized, including Best Delegate Awards for 7th graders Alison K. and Amelia L., and an Outstanding Delegate Award for Evan B.  Way to go, MUNner Wolves!! [clap]  The next Model UN […]

12/4/2017

  Take down, reversal, PIN!  The WMS Wrestling team is gearing-up for a new season.  Interested athletes are invited to an informational meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in the Library.  Learn all about the team, practice, and upcoming matches.  Remember that you must have a physical on file to participate.  See Coach Hicks with any […]

12/1/2017

  Hello, Williamsburg!  It’s me, Ms. Schaefer, and I’ve got some Wolf Pack news for you!!  The WMS Kindness Club’s “Pennies for Puerto Rico” fundraiser is now CLOSED, but what an incredible competition it was between our 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Even our TEACHERS were throwing down — with special shout-outs to Mr. McDermott, […]

11/30/2017

  We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Williamsburg sports has a pair of big games today.  First, the Boys Soccer team puts its undefeated season on the line with an away game at Jefferson Middle School.  While right here in the WMS gym, the Girls Basketball team will be hosting Jefferson in the first […]

11/29/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS music program continues to shine. Yesterday it was the band; but today, it’s all about the Choir.  An unprecedented 18 singers have been selected to represent our school at the 2018 APS Honors Choir — the most from ANY middle school in the county.  Now THAT […]

11/28/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  There’s BIG NEWS coming out of the WMS music program.  A record 15 students from the 6th grade band auditioned for the 2018 APS Junior Honors Band this year, and ALL 15 were chosen to participate — giving WMS the HIGHEST REPRESENTATION of any APS school in this […]

11/27/2017

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving Break last week — and found something to be thankful for.  But now it’s time to get back to business.  This first announcement is for all 6th graders on the WHEEL.  Today is the first day of your new class rotation.  So be sure to check […]

11/21/2017

It’s the last day of a short week as we prepare to head-out for Thanksgiving Break!  But before you hanker down for some turkey and football, this is just a reminder that we will be on a regular schedule today — which means that Wolf Time will proceed AS NORMAL.  It is NOT a pass […]

11/20/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WOLFBOTS 6th and 7th grade robotics teams competed at a tournament in Falls Church this weekend — and their robots ROCKED!  The 6th graders won the top award for Core Values & Teamwork, while the 7th graders took 5th place in their division.  Way to go, Wolfbots!! […]

11/17/2017

Brace yourselves, wolves, because today is REPORT CARD DAY!  That’s right, teachers will be distributing reports cards during TA this morning.  Be sure to take them home and show your parents — and bring back the signed receipt next week.  You’ll also be receiving the PTA Student Directory today.  It’s a great resource for staying […]

11/16/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Socktober was a smashing success here at WMS — with students donating a virtual truck load of socks and winter gear to help the homeless.  The WMS Kindness Club has tallied all of the TA donations — and here are the winners for each grade: — In 6th […]

11/15/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Girls Basketball Team kicked off their season with a big win over Kenmore on the road yesterday — 32 to 16.  It was close the whole game, but the Wolves caught fire in the 4th quarter and sealed the deal.  Way to go, baller wolves!! [clap]. […]

11/14/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE! The Boys Soccer Team remains undefeated on the season, earning a hard-fought win over Jefferson Middle School last Thursday — 2 to 1.  Offensive stars Nate W. — the “Nate-Dog” — and Tristan K. each pitched in a goal and an assist — and EVERYBODY played a super […]

11/13/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WOLFBOTS 8th grade robotics team was declared Division Champion at the George Mason Regional Tournament this weekend. The victory qualifies them to compete in the Virginia State LEGO competition at James Madison University in December.  Way to go, WOLFBOTS!!! [clap] . The Model UN Club will be […]

11/9/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Boys Soccer Team pushed their record to 2 and 0 with a convincing 7 to 3 win over Kenmore on Monday.  8th grader Nate W. was the leader of the pack, scoring his second hat-trick in 2 games — that’s right:  2 games, SIX goals for […]

11/8/2017

There will be a rehearsal for the WMS Dance Team TODAY during ASP 1 in room 116.  So put on your dancing shoes and let’s boogie!  See Ms. Smalfelt with any questions. . Grab your Pom-Poms and show me what you’ve got!  The WMS Cheerleading Team is holding an informational meeting for interested students — […]

11/6/2017

  We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  The WMS Wolfbots Robotics team and their coach — Mr. Dude — were featured speakers at the APS School Board meeting last week, along with robotics students from Arlington Science Focus and Wakefield High School. Participants demonstrated their robots and spoke about the importance of STEM education. […]

11/3/2017

Are you feeling lucky??? Following today’s Morning Announcements, be sure to stay tuned during Wolf Time for the 1st quarter WOLF PAW DRAWING!  Students will be randomly selected from each grade level box — and should immediately make their way to the main lobby to select their prize.  Good luck, wolves, and great job this […]

11/2/2017

Are you feeling lucky???  The 1st quarter WOLF PAW DRAWING is scheduled for TOMORROW during WOLF TIME. But to be eligible, you must turn-in your Wolf Paws by lunchtime TODAY.  Once again, the boxes are being pulled right after lunch, so get your Paws in — PRONTO — and you could win some amazing gifts and […]

11/1/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The boys soccer team “kicked-off” its season yesterday with a DOMINANT victory at home over Gunston — 5 to 1.  8th grader Nate W. was on fire, collecting a hat-trick in the game, and the whole team contributed to the win. Way to go, soccer wolves!  [clap] . […]

10/31/2017

Happy Halloween, wolves!! We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The halls are crawling with costumed kiddies and dressed-up grown-ups this morning — as Williamsburg prepares for All Hallow’s Eve.  Good job to everyone who got into the spirit for this “creepy” occasion.  Now be sure to strut your “spooky” stuff at the annual PE […]

10/30/2017

BOO! Didn’t mean to scare you — but can you BELIEVE it’s almost Halloween?!  TOMORROW is All Hallow’s Eve — and students are encouraged to dress up in your best costume for the occasion. However, there are some important guidelines that you need to follow. Basically, costumes must conform to the WMS dress code, not […]

10/26/2017

Tonight and Tomorrow — YOUR teachers — YOUR parents — talking about YOU!! That’s right, it’s time for Parent-Teacher Conferences here at WMS.  They’ll be “arena style” — tonight from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and tomorrow from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.  No appointment is necessary, so tell your parents to just come on in and […]

10/25/2017

  The WMS-PTA Book Fair is officially OPEN!! 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will all have a chance to visit with their English classes — but anyone is welcome to stop by either before or after school, or during your lunch period.  Plus on Thursday and Friday, your parents are invited to the “after-hours” Book […]

10/24/2017

  Hey, 6th graders — LIGHT IT UP!!  The 6th grade NEONTASTIC dance party is scheduled for TODAY during ASP 1 and 2 in the cafeteria. There will be music and dancing to a live DJ, great food, a photo booth, games, raffles, and plenty of great prizes. And be sure to wear “brightly colored […]

10/23/2017

  The WMS-PTA Book Fair is officially OPEN!! 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will all have a chance to visit with their English classes — but anyone is welcome to stop by from Monday to Friday either before school or during your lunch period.  Plus on Thursday and Friday, your parents are invited to the […]

10/20/2017

It’s a BIG, BIG show this morning — with some BIG, BIG announcements — and some BIG, BIG videos!  First up:  Mental Health Awareness is a priority here at WMS.  People may be hurting, people may be suffering — but people don’t always know how to ask for help.  So it’s up to US — […]

10/19/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Tennis Team brought the THUNDER at the Stockard Championship Singles Tournament on Tuesday.  On the boys side, it was an all Williamsburg final — with 8th graders Drew W. and Dominick S. squaring-off for the title.  After a hard-fought match, it was Dominick S. taking the […]

10/18/2017

At this time, ALL students in ALL TAs should begin taking the online “Middle School Boundary Questionnaire.” . You can find a link to the survey in today’s “Morning Announcements Blog” on the WMS website.  Thanks for your participation! **CLICK HERE to take the Middle School Boundary Questionnaire.** _______________________________________________________________________________ In other news…. Students rule the […]

10/17/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Model UN Team had a rip-roaring conference this past weekend at HAMUN — the Holton Arms School in Bethesda.  Participants debated important contemporary issues, and sought to find collaborative solutions to world problems.  Special props to 6th graders Eric C. and Tyler C. — who were […]

10/16/2017

October is Bully Prevention Month. Standing up to bullies is EVERYONE’S responsibility — and NOW is the time to take that stand.  This week, TA teachers will reading an “anti-bully pledge” in TA.  All students who wish to join together in supporting this pledge will receive a “hand” to sign and place on the bully […]

10/13/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE! The WMS Tennis Team “paired up” for the “Stockard Championship Doubles Tournament at Bluemont” yesterday — and it was a match to remember.  Partners Drew W. and Dominic S. — aka The Double D’s — sailed to victory, claiming the tournament title without dropping a single set!  And […]

10/12/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Tennis Team got back in the “swing” of things with a big win over Jefferson Middle School on Tuesday.  Both the Boys and Girls Squad played with skill and determination in their last regular season match of the year.  Way to go, tennis wolves!! [clap]  And […]

10/11/2017

  We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Girls Soccer team cruised to victory over Jefferson yesterday, shutting them out 7 to zero.  Five different players got in on the scoring, including 8th graders Shay M. and Ellie S. with TWO goals apiece!  Don’t miss the LAST GAME of the season next TUESDAY […]

10/10/17

We’ve been talking about it all year — but now it actually begins.  WOLF TIME officially kicks-off TODAY following the Morning Announcements.  TA teachers will be telling everyone the location of your first WOLF TIME rotation, so head there quickly for attendance and first-day activities.  Have fun, everyone! . Calling all Math Lovers! The “countdown” […]

10/6/2017

Hey, everybody — are your ready to be KIND? The WMS Kindness Club is proud to present:  SOCKTOBER!!  All month long, students and staff are encouraged to donate new socks for the homeless.  But that’s not all:   new gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves, plus new or gently used jackets and blankets are also welcome […]

10/5/2017

We begin today with Wolf Pack Pride!  The WMS tennis team came out “swinging” against Gunston Middle School on Tuesday — but fell just short, losing for the first time this season: 3 to 2.  But there were some truly great games, highlighted by 8th grader Dominick S. who had a big win in boys […]

10/4/2017

It’s National Walk and Bike to School Day, and on behalf of our “planet,” we’d like to thank all of our students and staff who left their cars at home today and came to Williamsburg on their own two feet — or wheels!   Millions of people all over the country are participating in this […]

10/3/2017

  Listen up, 8th graders:  It’s time to start thinking about your Science Fair Project!  Interested Science Fair participants are encouraged to attend a meeting TODAY during 8th grade lunch in room WW 21.  The meeting is MANDATORY, so if you intend to submit a project, you MUST be there.  Just get your lunch and […]

10/2/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Tennis Team had a BIG WIN over Swanson Middle School on Thursday, taking the match 4 to 1.  The team played strong up and down the roster, but none moreso than 6th grader Jacklynka S. — who scored a stunning come-from-behind victory in girls singles.  Way […]

9/29/2017

Back to School Night was a SUPREME SUCCESS yesterday. More than a THOUSAND parents came to WMS, all of whom were treated to incredible presentations by your classroom teachers.  Special thanks goes out to all of those teachers who worked so hard on making your parents feel welcome; to our students volunteers — the tour […]

9/28/2017

We begin today with Wolf Pack Pride!  Our student-athletes are gearing up for another round of games against our rival, Swanson Middle School, this afternoon.  Both Girls Soccer and the Tennis Team will be playing on the road, with matches beginning at 3:15.  So head on over to Swanson after school — and root our […]

9/27/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Your Williamsburg Wolves took on Kenmore Middle School in both Tennis and Soccer yesterday — and the ” wolf pack” was in high gear!  The Tennis Team cruised to victory in its first match of the year — winning 5 to zero against a tough team.  6th, 7th, […]

9/26/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE! The WMS boys Ultimate team played a series of hard-fought matches against HB yesterday.  The 8th graders battled back-and-forth all afternoon, earning a 9 to 9 tie.  The 7th graders pulled out a 7 to 5 WIN!  While the 6th graders fell just short, but still played great […]

9/25/2017

  We’re three weeks into the new school year — and at long last, our After School Programs are now up and running!  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many sports, clubs, and academic classes available at WMS.  ASP 1 is from 2:30 to 3:30, and ASP 2 is from 3:30 to 4:15.  […]

9/22/2017

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE! Yesterday, the WMS Girls Soccer team picked-up right where they left off last season, winning their first game of the year — 6 to zero against TJ on our home field.  Five different players scored goals — including TWO from striker Emma K.   And major props to goalies […]

9/21/2017

The 2017 Activities Fair is just hours away! WMS offers DOZENS of after-school activities for students — ranging from sports to clubs to academic classes. Whatever you’re into — you’re gonna find it here! So stop by the WMS Activities Fair — TODAY after school in the cafeteria. Late buses will be available for the […]

9/20/2017

  What are YOU doing after school this year? Williamsburg Middle School offers DOZENS of after-school activities for students — ranging from sports to clubs to academic classes. Whatever you’re into — you’re gonna find it here! So stop by the WMS Activities Fair — this THURSDAY after school in the cafeteria. Late buses will […]

9/19/2017

September is “Suicide Prevention Month” — and WMS is committed to “shining a light” on this sensitive and heartbreaking topic. A representative from Arlington County will be visiting our school TODAY — during all grade level lunches — with information about how to support others who are struggling with this serious issue. Be sure to […]

9/18/2017

Listen up, 8th graders! The morning assembly for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will be starting at 8 o’clock SHARP!  All 8th grade TAs should make their way to the auditorium IMMEDIATELY so you can find your section before the presentation begins.  Get the information YOU NEED to create YOUR FUTURE! . […]

9/15/2017

Listen up, everybody — we’ve got some HOMEWORK for you this weekend!  So take out your agenda and write this down:  bring in your AGENDA MONEY!! . That’s right, those shiny new agendas cost 7-dollars each — and it’s YOUR responsibility to reimburse the school. So please, tell your parents to write a check to […]

9/14/2017

Lace ’em up, Wolf Pack!  It’s time to get the sport season started!  Tryouts for the defending County Champion Girls soccer team wrap-up TODAY.  8th grade girls should report to the field right after school for your chance to join the squad.  Go for the goal, soccer wolves! . Serve, Volley, Overhead SLAM!!   6th grade […]

9/13/2017

The “Wolf Pack” is gearing up for a big year in sports!  Tryouts for the defending County Champion Girls soccer team wrap-up this week.  8th grade girls should report to the field this THURSDAY after school — for your chance to join the squad.  Go for the goal, soccer wolves! . Serve, Volley, Overhead SLAM!!  […]

9/12/2017

It’s iPad roll-out day — for REAL this time!!  All 6th graders will be receiving their WMS iPads this morning in the library.  Just remember that these devices are NOT toys. You’ll be needing them for all of your academic classes this year — and it’s YOUR responsibility to keep them charged and in working […]

9/11/2017

TOMORROW is iPad roll-out day!  All 6th graders will be receiving their WMS iPads on TUESDAY in the library.  Just remember that these devices are NOT toys. You’ll be needing them for all of your academic classes this year — and it’s YOUR responsibility to keep them charged and in working order.  Rules and Guidelines […]

9/8/2017

The WMS Safety Assembly will be TODAY for all grade levels in the auditorium.  7th grade during 1st period; 8th grade during 3rd period; and 6th grade during 6th period.  Students are reminded to leave ALL of your books and belongings in your teacher’s classroom before the presentation, and to attend with courtesy and RESPECT […]

9/7/2017

The “Wolf Pack” is gearing up for Fall sports! The defending County Champion Girls Soccer team is holding tryouts next week: MONDAY for 6th grade, TUESDAY 7th, and THURSDAY for 8th grade. Boys Ultimate Frisbee begins next MONDAY after school in the gym. Boys from all grade levels are invited to join — no experience […]

9/5/2017

Welcome to the 1st day of a brand-new school year!! As we dive back in to our academic routine, please take some time this week to familiarize yourself with the new bell schedule. TA now ends at 7:58, and then begins WOLF TIME — a special period everyday that provides students an opportunity for extended […]

6/22/17

We made it!  Today is the LAST DAY of school.  In just a few short hours, the Williamsburg Wolves will officially be on summer vacation.  But don’t “check-out” yet — just a few short announcements so we can finish strong! . The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8:15 this morning.  Rising […]

6/21/17

It’s the 2nd to last day of school, and students and teachers have a lot to do before tomorrow’s final bell.  First off, rehearsal for the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony begins at 8 a.m. this morning.  All 8th grade TAs should proceed to the gym immediately following the Morning Announcements — there’s a LOT to […]

6/20/17

The end-of-the-year celebration continues today with the 7th grade pool party at the Knights of Columbus pool.  Students will be heading over this morning after second period — and the weather looks GREAT, so breath easy! . There will be a DJ and dancing, pizza and shaved ice, swimming, human foosball, raffle prizes, and more!  […]

6/19/17

It’s the LAST WEEK of school here at WMS — but there’s a LOT to do before you go.  Let’s begin with year-end celebrations!  The 8th grade has already hit-the-road for King’s Dominion, and the 6th grade Pool Party is scheduled for later this morning. . But there’s a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast, […]

6/16/17

SOL testing officially wraps-up today, as our 6th graders finish their Math Exam retakes.  Test-takers are reminded to report to the Library immediately following TA, and to bring only a pencil.  Good luck on the test, wolves! . All library books are due, and must be returned to the library as soon as possible.  So […]

6/15/17

SOL retakes continue today for the 6th grade Math Exam — beginning right after TA in the library. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: a pencil or pen, a book to read, and earbuds ONLY if you have an approved audio accommodation for the test. . You may NOT […]

6/14/17

SOL retakes continue today for the 7th grade Math Exam — beginning right after TA in the library. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: a pencil or pen, a book to read, and earbuds ONLY if you have an approved audio accommodation for the test. . You may NOT […]

6/13/17

SOL make-ups continue today — along with retakes for the 8th grade Math Exam — beginning right after TA in the library. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: a pencil or pen, a book to read, and earbuds ONLY if you have an approved audio accommodation for the test. […]

6/12/17

At long last, the SOL schedule is officially over!!  Way to go, everybody, we made it!! [clap] . However — there are still some tests that need to be completed.  SOL make-ups and retakes for the World Geo and Civics exams will be held TODAY in the library following TA. . Test-takers are reminded that […]

6/8/17

The SOLs continue today, as the 6th grade Coyote and Panther teams take the Math Exam.  Testing locations are now posted outside of the library and cafeteria.  Just find your math section on the list, then locate your name alphabetically to get the room number. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the […]

6/7/17

The SOLs continue today, as the 7th graders take the Math Exam.  Testing locations are now posted outside of the library and cafeteria.  Just find your math section on the list, then locate your name alphabetically to get the room number. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: a pencil […]

6/6/17

The SOLs continue today, as the 8th grade Ram and Cavalier teams take the Math Exam.  Testing locations are now posted outside of the library and cafeteria.  Just find your math section on the list, then locate your name alphabetically to get the room number. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the […]

6/5/17

It’s a BIG WEEK for SOL testing — as students begin taking the Math Exam.  First up — the 8th grade Hokie and Patriot teams.  Testing locations are now posted outside of the library and cafeteria.  Just find your math section on the list, then locate your name alphabetically to get the room number. . […]

6/2/17

SOL testing moves into “retake” mode today.  6th, 7th and 8th graders who need to retake their Reading SOLs should report to the WMS Library immediately following TA.  Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: a pencil or pen, a book to read, and earbuds ONLY if you have an approved […]

6/1/17

The SOLs keep rolling along today — as the 7th graders take their Civics and Economics Exam.  Due to the test, TA will end early this morning — at 8 a.m. — and then we’ll be following a modified “Team Time” schedule.  The bell will NOT ring between classes today — so be sure to […]

5/31/17

The SOLs keep rolling along today — as the 8th graders take their World Geography Exam.  Due to the test, TA will end early this morning — at 8 a.m. — and then we’ll be following a modified “Team Time” schedule.  The bell will NOT ring between classes today — so be sure to keep […]

5/30/17

  The SOLs continue today with make-up testing for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Students taking the test should report to the Library immediately following TA this morning.  Remember to bring a pencil, a book to read, and earbuds ONLY if you have an approved audio accommodation for the test. No bags, electronics, water or […]

5/26/17

The SOLs continue today with make-up testing for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Students taking the test should report to the Library immediately following TA this morning.  Remember to bring a pencil, a book to read, and earbuds ONLY if you have an approved audio accommodation for the test. No bags, electronics, water or snacks […]

5/25/17

The SOLs keep rolling along today — as the 8th graders take their Science Exam.  Testing locations are listed on the call-boards by the library and cafeteria, or you can also check with your TA teacher. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: a pencil or pen, a book to […]

5/24/17

  The SOLs continue today — as the 6th grade Grizzly and Mustang teams take the Reading Exam.  Testing locations are listed on the call-boards by the library and cafeteria, or you can also check with your TA teacher. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: a pencil or pen, […]

5/23/17

  The SOLs continue today — as the 6th grade Coyote and Panther teams take the Reading Exam.  Testing locations are listed on the call-boards by the library and cafeteria, or you can also check with your TA teacher. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: a pencil or pen, […]

5/22/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  Congratulations to 8th graders Rachel C. and Rachel M. whose hockey team, the NOVA Ice Dogs, advanced to the 2017 USA Hockey National Championships in Troy, Michigan last month. It was the Ice Dog’s first very first tournament appearance, and they were the ONLY qualifiers from this region. […]

5/19/17

  The first 2-days of SOL testing are in the books — and despite a few computer glitches, everything is going as planned.  We take a break from testing today, but will resume again on MONDAY with “make-up” testing for both the 7th and 8th grade Reading SOL, which will take place in the library. […]

5/18/17

  The SOLs continue today — as the 7th grade takes the Reading Exam.  Testing locations are listed on the call-boards by the library and cafeteria, or you can also check with your TA teacher. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: a pencil or pen, a book to read, […]

5/17/17

Ready of not, Williamsburg, but it’s time to take the SOLs!  The Virginia Standards of Learning begin TODAY with the 8th grade Reading Exam.  Testing locations are listed on the call-boards by the library and cafeteria, or you can check with your TA teacher. . Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following […]

5/16/17

Attention WMS!  The Virginia Standards of Learning are set to begin TOMORROW — and will continue until June 9th. The SOLs will involve every student and staff member in school — so it’s important that everyone knows what to expect. . To learn your testing days and location, either check with your TA teacher or […]

5/15/17

Attention WMS!  The Virginia Standards of Learning are set to begin this WEDNESDAY — and will continue until June 9th. The SOLs will involve every student and staff member in school — so it’s important that everyone knows what to expect. . To learn your testing days and location, either check with your TA teacher […]

5/12/17

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? All over the country, millions of people are coming together in support friends and loved ones who struggle with mental health.  This year, the MHA’s focus is “Risky Business” — dangerous behaviors that could be a signal that someone is struggling, such as:  drug use, […]

5/11/17

  We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  We’ve got an update for you about the WMS Track Team.  At the County Track and Field Championship on Tuesday, they didn’t just compete — they absolutely DOMINATED.  The results are in, and your Williamsburg Wolves are the County CHAMPIONS!! . That’s right — they won the […]

5/10/17

It’s Bike and Walk to School Day, and major props to all you kids — and even a few teachers — who came to school on two-wheels or two-legs this morning.  Bike and Walk to School Day is an annual event that promotes exercise and physical health — and thousands of schools and communities participate […]

5/9/17

Need help with Spanish? The Yorktown Spanish Honor Society is offering FREE tutoring TODAY during ASP 2 in room WW 6. Get extra help with grammar and vocab — and everything you need to succeed. This will be the FINAL tutoring session of the year — so don’t miss it! Just sign up with your […]

5/8/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  It’s Teacher Appreciation Week here at WMS — and on behalf of all the students, we’d like to take a moment to recognize the women and men of our faculty for the tremendous job they do everyday.  For your dedication, patience, creativity, and care — it’s because of […]

5/5/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Music Department ROCKED THE HOUSE at the Busch Gardens Musicale Festival last Friday — and now we’ve received word that they also won some MAJOR awards! The Concert Band and 6th Grade Orchestra both received “Excellent” ratings. The Chorus, Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble […]

5/4/17

The Teen Advisory Board — a.k.a. TAB — will be taking a field trip to Jefferson Middle School this morning for an EXCLUSIVE presentation from an award winning author!  Participants are reminded to meet in the Library at 9 a.m. to prepare for the trip over.  See Ms. Lord with any questions.  Reading Rocks! . […]

5/3/17

The placement test for the “Spanish for Fluent Speakers” class is ABOUT TO BEGIN — this morning at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria.  All students who signed-up should have received a pass from your TA teacher.  So head on down immediately following the announcements, and Buena Suerte!! . The SCA will be holding a MANDATORY […]

5/2/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The Hoops for Heart fundraiser was an INCREDIBLE success this year.  All the donations envelopes have been counted, and the grand total is:  over 4-THOUSAND dollars!!  All money raised will go to the American Heart Association, to promote research and help in the fight against cancer.  Thanks to […]

5/1/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Congratulations to the entire WMS Music Department — led by Mr. Woodson, Ms. McTavish, and Mr. Lundt, and represented by HUNDREDS of WMS students in grades 6 through 8 — for their incredible performance at the Spring Competition in Busch Gardens last week.  Williamsburg won multiple recognitions, and […]

4/28/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Here at WMS it’s not just the students that have school spirit — it’s the teachers, too!  Every month at the faculty staff meeting, TWO outstanding individuals are presented with the Leader of the Pack Award — in recognition of their hard work, support, innovation, and positive contributions. […]

4/27/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Swim Team will be competing in the Swimming Championship Meet — TODAY after school at the Washington and Lee Pool.  Our athletes will be going head-to-head against some of the best swimmers in Arlington — so let’s root them on to victory.  Go get ’em, swimming […]

4/26/17

Brace yourself, everybody, because TODAY is REPORT CARD DAY!! TA teachers will be distributing your 3rd quarter report cards this morning for you to bring home. Students are reminded to get the bottom portion SIGNED and RETURNED by the end of the week. Good luck, wolves! . Latinas Leading Tomorrow — otherwise knows as the […]

4/25/17

Need help with Spanish? The Yorktown Spanish Honor Society is offering FREE tutoring TODAY during ASP 2 in room WW 11. Get extra help with grammar and vocab — and everything you need to succeed. Just sign up with your Spanish teacher to attend, or see Senora Stewart with any questions. Hasta pronto! . Hey, […]

4/24/17

We  begin today with Wolf Pack Pride!  First up: Congratulations to the WMS Model UN Club for doing a fantastic job at TECHMUN this weekend!  Special props to 8th graders Jim S. and Benji G. — who were both recognized with awards for their outstanding debate skills. Way to go, MUNner wolves!! [clap]  The next […]

4/21/17

Attention Best Buddies members, friends, and allies! The Best Buddies club is meeting RIGHT NOW in the courtyard for its Earth Day celebration.  If you haven’t already done so, please head over IMMEDIATELY and help make our world a “greener” place.  Thanks, buddy! Give a heart for Hoops for Heart! Students are reminded to submit […]

4/20/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Once again, Williamsburg will be hosting 5th graders from our feeder-Elementary schools today — as they prepare to join our community next year.  You may see these “junior” students in the halls, the cafeteria, or even in your classroom observing a lesson. Let’s all do our best to […]

4/19/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Both today and tomorrow, 5th graders from our feeder-Elementary schools will be touring WMS — as they prepare to join our community next year.  You may see these “junior” students in the halls, the cafeteria, or even in your classroom observing a lesson. Let’s all do our best […]

4/18/17

Read any good books lately? The Teen Advisory Board — a.k.a. TAB — will be meeting TODAY during all grade level lunches in the library. So grab your grub and come take a look at these Totally Awesome Books!! The Boys Cohort will be meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in room 233. Come meet with […]

4/7/17

After weeks of long, hard-fought battles, our WMS Tournament of Books has a Champion! With over 90% of the vote, your 2017 WMS Book of the Year is:  “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.   Thank you to everyone who filled out a “book bracket” this year.  And remember — if you’re looking for an […]

4/6/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Spirit Week continues here at WMS — and thanks to all you students and staff who participated in “Mustache Thursday!” But the fun’s not over yet.  Spirit Week wraps up tomorrow with “White and Blackout Friday.”  So show your school-spirit and be a Part of the Pride!! Today is […]

4/5/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  It’s Spirit Week here at WMS — and thanks to all you students and staff who participated in “Mismatch Wednesday!” But the fun’s not over yet.  Here’s the rundown for the rest of the week:  tomorrow is “Mustache Thursday” — and we wrap things up with “White and Blackout Friday.”  Show […]

4/4/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  It’s Spirit Week here at WMS — and thanks to all you students and staff who participated in Movie and TV Tuesday!!  But the fun keeps coming.  Here’s the rundown for the rest of the week:  tomorrow is “Mismatch Wednesday” — then it’s “Mustache Thursday” — and finally […]

4/3/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  It’s Spirit Week here at WMS — and thanks to all you students and staff who participated in Pajama Day today!!  But the fun is just getting started.  Here’s the rundown for the rest of the week:  tomorrow is “Movie and TV Tuesday” — then it’s “Mismatch Wednesday” […]

3/31/17

Get on your WOLF-gear, everybody, because next week is SPIRIT WEEK at WMS!!  Here’s the schedule of events:  we start with Pajama Day on Monday — then Movie and TV Tuesday — Mismatch Wednesday — Mustache Thursday — and White and Blackout Friday.  Show your school-spirit and be a Part of the Pride!! Registration is […]

3/30/17

Calling all Math Lovers! Math Counts will meet TODAY during lunch and after school. The lunch meetings are: 6th grade in room 203, 7th grade in room 134, and 8th grade in room WW3. The after school meeting will be in WW4 for all students. You can “count” on it! Get on your WOLF-gear, everybody, […]

3/29/17

Calling all Math Lovers! Math Counts will meet TOMORROW during lunch and after school. See Ms. Janney with any questions. You can “count” on it! Do you like current events, politics, and debate? Then we’ve got the perfect activity for you! The WMS Model UN Club is preparing to host the first ever WOLFMUN — […]

3/28/17

Need help with Spanish? The Yorktown Spanish Honor Society is offering FREE tutoring TODAY during ASP 2 in room WW 5. Get extra help with grammar and vocab — and everything you need to succeed. Just sign up with your Spanish teacher to attend, or see Senora Stewart with any questions. Hasta pronto! There will […]

3/27/17

The WMS March Madness “Tournament of Books” has reached the Final Four!! To learn more about each contestant, just scan the QR codes by the cafeteria. Then, submit your picks by this FRIDAY using the Tournament of Books QR code, or just go to the WOLF-TV section on the WMS website. May the best book […]

3/24/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  Congratulations to 7th grader Caroline B. for winning a SILVER MEDAL in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest!  Her intricate, glass-like sculpture — titled “Plastic Crumply Thing” — was constructed using Graffix Shrink film.  Caroline’s project is currently on display at Central Library.  Way to go, […]

3/23/17

Calling all Math Lovers! Math Counts will meet TODAY during lunch and after school. The lunch meetings are: 6th grade in room 203, 7th grade in room 134, and 8th grade in room WW3. The after school meeting will be in WW4 for all students. You can “count” on it! The Leo Club field trip […]

3/22/17

The Writing SOLs are over!  Congratulations to all of our 8th grade Cavaliers, Hokies, Patriots, and Rams for successfully completing your first round of standardized tests.  And a special thank you to all the teachers and staff for your patience, flexibility and support during this process. The bell and classroom schedule will return to normal […]

3/21/17

It’s the final day of testing for the Writing SOL — as the Hokies and Patriots wrap-up the writing portion.  Some students will also be taking make-up tests in the library.  As always, testers will NOT be allowed to bring ANYTHING to their testing locations except for a pencil and a book — and NO […]

3/20/17

The Writing SOL continues TODAY — and here’s the schedule you need to know. This morning, the Cavs and Rams are up first for the Writing portion of the SOL, and on Tuesday it’ll be the Hokies and Patriot’s turn. Also today, students will begin make-up testing for the Multiple Choice portion.  As always, testers […]

3/17/17

We begin today with a special guest here at WOLF-TV.  Please welcome our new principal — Ms. Connie Skelton! Good morning, wolves!  My name is Connie Skelton, and I am honored to be the new principal here at Williamsburg Middle School.I am taking over for Principal Gordon Laurie, who led this school with distinction for […]

3/16/17

Attention 8th graders! The Writing SOL begin TODAY — and there are a few things you need to know. The schedule is as follows:  we begin with the Multiple Choice portion — Cavs and Rams this morning; Hokies and Patriots tomorrow. Then on Monday the Cavs and Rams are up again for the Writing portion […]

3/15/17

Attention 8th graders!  Due to the snow, the Writing SOLs have been postponed until TOMORROW — and will continue until TUESDAY of next week.  Once testing does begin, here are a few things you’ll need to remember when going to your testing locations:  you will NOT be allowed to bring your backpacks, water, snacks nor […]

3/13/17

The WMS SCA will be having a mandatory meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in room 215. All officers and reps MUST attend. See Mr. Tagert or Mr. Peacock with any questions. Need help with Spanish? The Yorktown Spanish Honor Society is offering FREE tutoring on TUESDAY during ASP 2 in room WW 6. Get extra […]

3/10/17

Who wants pizza?! The WMS Model UN Club will be selling pizza TODAY after school — in the Main Lobby and by the Cafeteria. It’s Just 2-dollars for a slice and cookie. All proceeds will go to fund upcoming Model UN conferences and activities. Get it while it’s hot! This is a reminder for the […]

3/9/17

*CLICK HERE* to cast your vote for the BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER — Air Jordan or King James! Calling all Math Lovers! Math Counts will meet TODAY during lunch and after school. The lunch meetings are: 6th grade in room 203, 7th grade in room 134, and 8th grade in room WW3. The after school meeting […]

3/8/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held over the weekend, and a number of WMS students were recognized for their outstanding projects. Taking FIRST PLACE in their categories were:  In Animal Sciences — Delia C. and Hayley K.; In Engineering — Jack E.; In Environmental […]

3/7/17

Read any good books lately? The Teen Advisory Board — a.k.a. TAB — will be meeting TODAY during all grade level lunches in the library. So grab your grub and come take a look at these Totally Awesome Books!! Course Request Forms for next year’s International Baccalaureate Program at Washington and Lee High School are […]

3/6/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS wresting team did our school proud at the County Championships at Kenmore last Wednesday.  The team took THIRD PLACE overall — it’s best finish ever!  Among the weight classes, three wrestlers took 3rd, three got 2nd, and one got FIRST! Congratulations to everyone for a great […]

3/2/17

It’s time once again for Parent-Teacher Conferences! Conferences will be held “Arena style” TONIGHT from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, and again tomorrow morning from 7:30 to 11:30 AM. The “arena map” is available on the WMS website, and parents will have the opportunity to meet with any of your classroom teachers.  No appointments are necessary, […]

3/1/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS wrestling team is preparing for its biggest match of the season.  The Arlington County Wrestling Championship is TODAY at Gunston Middle School, starting at 1 PM.  Wrestlers from all weight classes will be looking to “take down” the competition — and bring that Tournament Trophy home […]

2/28/17

Hey, 8th graders!  Washington-Lee High School is now accepting candidates for its International Baccalaureate program — one of the top academic programs in the country!  Interested students should report to the Wolf Den THIS MORNING at 8:15 to meet with W-L counselors for course selection.  Don’t miss out on this INCREDIBLE opportunity! Read any good […]

2/27/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Model UN club competed at the William and Mary Conference this weekend.   Participants represented different countries from around the world, and debated some of the biggest problems now facing the global community — including climate change, terrorism, economics and more!   The Williamsburg representatives did our […]

2/24/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Model UN Club is competing in a big conference at William and Mary this weekend — pitting country against country in a debate about the future. Participants are reminded to leave their bags in the Library Conference Room, then meet in the library at noon for […]

2/23/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS girls basketball team wrapped up a great season on Tuesday with a big win over Jefferson Middle School — 39 to 17.  The Wolves came out shooting, played tough ‘D’, and cruised to victory.  Williamsburg finishes the year with a 5 and 3 record, good for […]

2/22/17

Attention MODEL UN Club! There will be an important working meeting to prepare for the “William and Mary” and “Sidwell” conferences, this THURSDAY during ASP 1 in room 202. See Ms. Carlson with any questions. Latinas Leading tomorrow will meet THURSDAY during ASP I in room 214. See Ms. Pointer or Mrs. Winter with any […]

2/21/17

We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  An original screenplay written by a group of WMS students has been named an Official Selection by the Arlington Winter Screenplay Contest. Congratulations to Margaret L., Audrey O., Olivia R., and Elle S. — whose screenplay, “The Secret Life of Elizabeth Cochran” — will be showcased at the […]

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 […]