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 FREE concert, this SATURDAY at 4 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School.  So come on out and support the WMS Band.  Way to go, musical wolves!! [clap]
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  • There’s an “end-of-the-quarter” tradition to celebrate today:  the Wolf Pack Lunch!  It’s a free pizza party to recognize those students who embody all the best that Williamsburg has to offer. Your teachers have selected honorees from every grade and every team.
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    Those deserving students are all listed on the screen — and should also have received an invitation from their TA teachers.  If you see your name, be sure to come to the WMS Library Conference room TODAY during your grade-level lunch — for all the pizza you can eat.  Please DO NOT go to the cafeteria first; but come directly to the library.  We can’t have the party without you!  See Ms. Mays or your TA teacher with any questions.
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  • What’s that buzz? It’s the annual “WMS Geo Bee!”  TODAY at 12:30 in the auditorium — 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will put their knowledge to the test at this highly competitive trivia competition. There can only be one champion — but who will it be??  Students and staff are invited to the auditorium to watch the show in-person, or just tune-in to WOLF-TV to see the live broadcast at 12:30.  Good luck, Geo wolves!! [clap]
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  • The WMS Theater Department premiered its winter production yesterday — “Cheaper By the Dozen” — and it was a smash hit!!  But if you missed the show — fear not, it’s being performed again TONIGHT at 7pm in the auditorium. Tickets are just 5-dollars for adults, 3-dollars for students, 1-dollar for seniors, and it’s complementary for teachers and a guest. “Cheaper By the Dozen” will be a night to remember, so come out and enjoy the show!
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  • Prepare for the magic of music! There’s a new group at WMS — the Symphony Club — that combines band, orchestra, and chorus. It will be meeting every MONDAY during ASP 1&2 in the band room, room 225.  To participate, just sign-up in any of the music classrooms or by the cafeteria.  See Ms Tuttle with any questions.
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  • Calling all artists and technology-lovers! If you’re looking for something to do after school next semester, the Williamsburg after school program — ACT 2 — is the place for you!  There’s Mr. Dudek’s “Inventions — A Product is Born” class; and Mr. Skrzypek’s “Visual Arts” class.  Students in all grade levels are welcome to enroll.  Just sign-up on the activity board by the cafeteria.  See Ms. Hogwood or either of the Act 2 teachers for more information.
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  • The WMS Electronics Recycling Drive has been EXTENDED until next THURSDAY.  So bring in cell phones, lap tops, cameras, batteries, or any other electronics — and they’ll be safely wiped and recycled. Just drop them in the bins by the main entrance or cafeteria. After all: Recycling today will make the world a better place tomorrow.  See Ms. Mentch or a member of the Earth Club with any questions.
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  • And now for a “Transportation Tip” about riding the bus. If you’re ever planning to take a bus that’s not your own — like if you’re going to a friend’s house after school — you MUST bring a note from home to the main office NO LATER than your grade level lunch. Again, do NOT wait until the end of the day to get a bus pass — because there isn’t time and you’ll miss the bus! See Ms. Argenal in the office with any questions.
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  • And finally this morning, sports isn’t just about “fun and games.” In fact, the sporting world is often home to heated debates — and controversy. Stay tuned as students-reporters Christopher P., Ryan C., and Ryan S. tackle the biggest issues in sports with: “FOR CRYAN’ OUT LOUD.”