10/9/2018

  • We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Girls Ultimate Frisbee team traveled to Swanson Middle School last Thursday and earned a SPLIT of a fierce double-header — one win, and win loss.  According to Coach Smo — the team’s offense was absolutely CLICKING — featuring fluid passing, and quick scores.  Special props to 8th graders Isabelle, Elise, Abby, Kate, and Sienna. Way to go, frisbee wolves!!  [clap]  The next match is scheduled for THURSDAY on the road against Gunston.  Let’s bring home a win!
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  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with he WMS tennis team.  The LAST regular season game of the year is TODAY after school against Swanson.  Players are reminded to meet at the bus loop for the ride over to the Yorktown courts. Let’s finish the season strong!!
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  • 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!!
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  • And speaking of books — in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the WMS Library has compiled a wonderful list of literature by Hispanic and Latino authors.  Virtually every genre is represented — and you’re guaranteed to find a good read.  Just stop by the library for more information!
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  • Would YOU like to go to college some day?  Then you’ve got to start planning NOW!  The WMS “College Bound Group” will be hosting its first meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in room 203.  Take your first step towards a higher education — and have some FUN while you’re getting there.  See Ms. Cameron for more information or with any questions.
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  • Calling all math lovers! Math Counts will be meet every TUESDAY during ASP 1 in room WW 1. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to do math problems, play math games, and perform many other math activities. It’s all math — all the time at Math Counts!! See Mr. Mencarini for more information.
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  • Grab your frisbees, gentlemen!  The start of the Boys Ultimate Frisbee Team is just one week away — beginning MONDAY, October 15th.  Interested “spinners” are encouraged to sign-up on the activities board by the cafeteria.  Whether you’re an old-pro or a first-timer — ALL are welcome!  See Mr. Smolinski with any questions.
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  • Put your creative genius to the test! The annual PTA Reflections Contest is now accepting submissions from all grade-level students. This year’s theme is: “Heroes Around Me.” Projects can include Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, or Visual Arts. Submission forms can be found in the WMS Library, and projects must be received by October 25th. Now go create something awesome!!
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  • Attention 7th graders — It’s time to GET DOWN and BOOOOOOOO-gie!   Just in time for Halloween, the 7th grade Spook-tacular Skeleton Stomp is coming at you — courtesy of the WMS PTA.  It’s scheduled for TUESDAY, October 23 during ASP 1 and 2 in the cafeteria — so you can still take the late bus home. There will be food, a DJ and dancing, games, raffles, prizes and more. And please — despite the Halloween theme — NO COSTUMES.
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  • Once again, it’s time for “Champions of Change” — where this month we’re highlighting important figures from the Hispanic-Latino community who helped to shape the world we live in.
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    Pay close attention — because TOMORROW these Champions will be the focus of a Trivia Contest at your grade-level lunch.  Ready? Here we go!
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    Meet Cesar Chavez — a civil rights activist who rose to prominence the 60s and 70s.  Chavez used nonviolent methods to secure better treatment and wages for migrant workers and farm laborers throughout the United States — and particularly in Arizona and California. He co-founded one of the largest labor unions in the country, and his efforts benefited MILLIONS of people.
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    In fact, he became something of a cultural icon in the Latino community — with countless school, parks, and streets named in his honor.  And in 1994, shortly after his death, President Bill Clinton sealed his legacy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest civilian award in the United States.  Chavez was truly a CHAMPION OF CHANGE!
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