10/11/2019

  • 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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  • And now it’s time for WOLF PACK PRIDE!  We are the CHAMPIONS!! Congratulations to the WMS Tennis Team!  With a victory over Dorothy Hamm yesterday, the Wolves finished the season UNDEFEATED — and claimed the title of Arlington County regular season champions!! Way to go, tennis champion wolves!! [clap] Next up is the 2-day County Tournament at Bluemont — Doubles on TUESDAY and Singles on THURSDAY, both starting at noon.  Good luck, team!!
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  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with the WMS girls soccer team.  The Wolves played a tough match against Jefferson Middle School yesterday, but lost a heart-breaker — 2 to 0.  Good try, soccer wolves — you’ll get them next time!! [clap]. Girls soccer will look for its next win on TUESDAY in a road-match with Dorothy Hamm.
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  • Cross-over dribble — pump-fake — jump shot — nothing but NET!  The WMS girls Basketball team is getting ready for the new season.  Interested players are encouraged to sign-up by scanning the QR code on the pink flyers posted throughout the school. Tryouts are scheduled for next week — TUESDAY and THURSDAY after school in the gym. And don’t forget — you must have a physical on file to participate. See Mrs. Warden in room 115 with any questions.  Good luck, ballers!!
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  • You gotta SPIN it to WIN it!  Girls Ultimate Frisbee gets started with its first practice — NEXT Tuesday after school in the main gym. All players of all skill levels are welcome to join.  Come be part of a fun and successful tradition. See Mr. Smo with any questions.
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  • Hey Wolves! How many dance teachers does it take to change a light bulb?  Five!…Six!…Seven!…Eight!  I know — it’s a BAD joke — but if you’re a GOOD dancer, then you should really submit your original routine to the Annual PTA Reflections Contest! This year’s theme is “Look Within.” Pick up a copy of the submission guidelines and an entry form today from the library. The deadline to submit your creation is October 28th.
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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. Wielechoski in the office with any questions.
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  • Hispanic Heritage Week concludes today with one final lunch-time activity — and this one is gonna “taste” so good!  Students during all grade-level lunches are invited to sample a homemade PAPUSA!!  This traditional dish from El Salvador is typically made by filling a thick piece of flatbread with various DELICIOUS ingredients — such as cheese or pork.  The papusa is just one of many dishes here in America that come from our shared Hispanic Heritage.
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  • And finally today — It’s time for one last last “Champions of Change” — honoring the innovative, courageous, and dedicated Americans who helped to shape the world we live in. This week’s champions will be highlighting important figures from the Hispanic-Latino culture.
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    Meet author and journalist Jorge Ramos — often referred to as “the Walter Cronkite of Latin America.” Born and raised in Mexico, Ramos came to the United States in 1983 when he was 25 years old — hoping to achieve his dream of becoming a reporter.  He quickly rose through the ranks in the newsroom — and just a few short years later become the lead anchor on America’s biggest Spanish-language news channel:  Univision.
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    Ramos became a U.S. citizen in 2008.  He’s earned numerous Emmy Awards for his work in journalism, and was even named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people.  Ramos especially uses his platform to highlight issues that impact Latinos — such as human rights, white supremacy, and immigration. He’s interviewed athletes, soldiers, senators, and U.S. Presidents. He asks the tough questions — and nothing stops him from getting the truth.  Jorge Ramos is truly a Champion of Change.

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