1/27/2020

  • Today we will be following the B-Day schedule. That means you’ll be attending periods 2, 4, 5, and 6 — so be sure to double-check that you’ve got the correct books and binders for class. Again, this is a B-Day. See your TA teacher with any questions.
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  • REVISED TA picture scheduleSmile for the camera! The 2020 Yearbook will be finishing up all TA class pictures this week. Here’s the rundown:  7th grade TAs will be photographed TODAY and TOMORROW — then all grade-level Make-ups and retakes will be shot on Thursday and Friday.
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    The photographers will be arranging you into 2-lines for the picture… OR, if you’re feeling more imaginative — you’re encouraged to creatively stage and arrange yourself for the picture. Just be sure to practice your pose in advance — and make sure we can see everyone’s faces! See Mr. Schonfeld with any questions about TA pictures.
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  • Listen up, 8th graders!  Representatives from Yorktown High School will be coming to Williamsburg this week to discuss schedule and course options for next year.  Half of the class will be meeting them TODAY, and the other half TOMORROW — both during your 5th period class.  It’s time to start planning for High School!  See Ms. Brenckle with any questions.
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  • And now for an important announcement for all 6th graders on the Exploratory Wheel — TODAY you will be rotating to your NEW exploratory class. Staff members will be stationed throughout the halls this afternoon to help you find your way — but please do your best to be ON TIME. Again, the new Wheel classes begin TODAY.
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  • Hey, 8th graders — are you ready to ROCK?! Yorktown High School offers some INCREDIBLE music classes for incoming 9th graders — like Piano, Guitar and Music Theory. You’ll get the opportunity to learn an instrument, use microphones, write songs, and even record your own music with programs like ProTools & GarageBand. Contact Mr. Bersh at Yorktown for more information — and in the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at some of the offerings!

  • The WMS Geo Club will be hosting a SPECIAL guest during its meeting today — Mr. Mike Nardolilli, the director of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. If you’d like to learn about our local watershed, and the importance of protecting the ecosystem — then stop by the Geo Club, TODAY during ASP 1 in room WW9.  Members AND any interested students are encouraged to participate.  See Mr. Miller with any questions.  Go Geo!!
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  • Calling all swimmers!  The WMS swim team will be hosting an informational meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in the cafeteria.  Interested athletes can meet the coach, learn about the team, and get a head start on the competition. See Ms. Hogwood with any questions.
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  • Calling all GAMERS!! Are you ready to take your gaming to the next level? Then come to the new “Brains versus Games” club — meeting TODAY and every Monday during ASP 1 in room 106. Participants will use critical and analytical thinking skills to develop new gaming strategies — and make themselves UNBEATABLE! See Mr. Bell with any questions. Game on!!
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  • The WMS Book Club will be discussing an award-winning book — “Harbor Me” by Jacqueline Woodson — on TUESDAY during all grade-level lunches is room 110.  Interested students are asked to get a permission slip from Ms. Hogwood then come on over.  Even if you haven’t read the book yet, you’re still welcome to come and hear all about it!  See Ms. Edme with any questions.
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  • The WMS Check-In program will be hosting a fundraiser after school this week to help the victims of the Australian wildfires.  On Monday and Tuesday there will be a selection of chips and candy, and then on Friday they’ll have PIZZA — all on sale outside of the cafeteria and in the main lobby!  All proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Foundation. So bring your money and your appetite — and support the Australian recovery!
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  • And now it’s time for 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 see.
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    And now — for our winners:  Congratulations to: Grant B., Zachary K., Peter A., Jaya S., Nate L., Olivia C., Pierce L., Sophie T., Elina C., Freya O., and Amelia W!  All of your projects will be advancing to the Regional Science Fair in March.  Thanks to all of the participants who worked so hard on their projects, and to the teachers and staff who worked so hard to put on the fair. Way to go, science wolves!! [clap]
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  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with the WMS wrestling team — who faced-off against Thomas Jefferson on the road in their first match of the year last Thursday.  Unfortunately, the team took a tough loss — 75 to 11.  But there were some big highlights — 8th grader Javier M. won his match with a spectacular pin — and 7th grader Matt S. won by technical fall victory.  The whole team fought hard — and they’ll look to rebound this Thursday at home against Kenmore.  You can do it, wrestling wolves!! [clap]