10/18/2018

  • We begin today with an important message from our Student Services Staff.  Middle School can be a challenging time — and sometimes those challenges can seem like too much to bear.
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    Many students struggle with mental health — and thoughts of suicide are a very real threat to the health and well-being of our friends and classmates.  But here at WMS, when the people we care about are struggling — THAT is when it’s time to ACT.

    For more information about our ACT initiative, or if YOU or someone you care about needs help — please speak to a counselor, administrator, or trusted adult.  The time to act — is NOW.

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  • Attention 8th graders!  Next week, ALL 8th graders will be visiting the Arlington Career Center. These tours are NOT just for students who plan to apply to Arlington Tech.  Many of you will take courses at the Career Center while in high school, and this is your chance to see everything it has to offer.  Permission slips MUST be turned-in by this FRIDAY.  See Ms. Boyers in the main office with any questions.
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  • And now it’s time for WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS tennis team was a FORCE to be reckoned with at the Arlington County Doubles Championship yesterday.  In the boys draw, doubles partners Jaylei F. and Drew A. advanced all the way to the finals and took home second place.
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    And over on the girls side, there was no stopping partners Eleni G. and Jacklynka S. — who dominated the entire field and took home the 1st place trophy.  Congratulations to all of our players on a fantastic year.  Way to go, tennis wolves!! [clap]. And now, it’s time to party!  Everyone on the tennis team is invited to the season-ending pizza party TODAY during ASP 1 in Mr. Seeger’s room. Be sure to bring your CLEAN team shirt and a few bucks for food.
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  • Want to know how YOU can help Hurricane Relief? EAT MORE CAKE!  You heard me right.  The WMS Check-In Program will be holding a Hurricane Relief BAKE SALE this THURSDAY and FRIDAY after school, located in the main lobby and by the cafeteria.  All items are just a buck-or-two — and all money raised will be added to our Hurricane Relief Fundraiser total.  It’s “sweet relief” for the Hurricane!!
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  • Sister Circle will be hosting its first meeting of the year TODAY during ASP 1 in room 201. All young women are welcome — new members and old, friends and allies. So come out for a little Girl Talk — and a lot of fun activities! See Ms. Cameron with any questions.
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  • Lace ’em up, Wolf Pack!  It’s time to start the 2018 Girls Soccer Season!!  Tryouts will run all next week — 6th graders on MONDAY, 7th graders on TUESDAY, and 8th graders on THURSDAY — all from 2:50 to 4 on the turf field.  Athletes MUST have a physical on file to participate.  See Mr. Girard with any questions.
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  • Listen up, ballers!!  Boys Basketball is set to begin!  Tryouts for all grade-levels “tip-off” on MONDAY of next week during ASP 1 and 2 in the main gym.  Athletes MUST have a physical on file to participate. See Mr. Johnson with any questions.
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  • Calling all theater-lovers! It’s time to choose the WMS Musical for this year! Interested actors, singers, and dancers are invited to the “selection” meeting next MONDAY during ASP 1 in the auditorium. See Mr. Brown with any questions.
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  • Want to make new friends, play some smooth music, and have a swingin’ time?! Then join the WMS Jazz Band Club! Meetings — also known as “Jam Sessions” — begin November 1st, and will continue every THURSDAY during ASP 1 in room 225. All instruments are welcome — including guitar and bass players. Just sign-up on the activity board by the cafeteria, or go to the Jazz Club page on the WMS website for more information and to contact the band leader, Mr. Wilkin.