10/26/16

  • Up first, we welcome Ms. Boyers from the Counseling Department — with a special announcement about “Red Ribbon Week!”
  • Good morning, Wolves!  I’m Ms. Boyers, and I’m here in support of Red Ribbon Week.  Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem in our country – and not just with adults.  As you kids enter your teenage years, you will be confronted with a choice: to use, or not use.  Many people first try drugs out of curiosity or boredom, or perhaps to fit in with their peers.  But THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION!  Get involved in a new activity; reach out to your friends and loved ones; or get help from a teacher or counselor.  And remember – YOLO:  Be Drug Free!!
  • Thanks, Ms. Boyers!  And now, we return our attention to Bullying Prevention Month.  Today is “Mix It Up Day” in the cafeteria! This is an opportunity for students to get out of their “comfort zone”, cross social lines, and interact with new people.
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    Activities like these help to promote tolerance and understanding in our school — because no matter where you’re from or what you look like, we’re all part of the same community. Teachers are asked to send ALL students to the cafeteria for lunch today. And to get you in the spirit — let’s watch this video about bullying.  And cross your fingers that it actually works today!!!
  • Election Day is November 8th for adults — but it’s TODAY and TOMORROW for us kids!! The 2016 Mock Election begins this morning in TA. Just scan the QR code from your TA teacher and make your vote for President and Congress. Please be sure to respect one another during this process, and allow each voter to cast their ballot in private. We’re all entitled to our own opinions. Remember: voting is your civic duty — so make your voice heard!
  • This is an important announcement for EVERY student with an iPad — so that means EVERYONE should listen up!  You MUST put a “passcode” on your iPad.  This basic security feature is critical for protecting your personal information — so if you haven’t already done so, do it NOW!! Please see Ms. Solomon with any questions.
  • Attention Dive Team!! All team members MUST get a concussion test TODAY after school in room 136. Please see Ms. Hogwood with any questions.
  • Calling all Math Lovers! Math Counts will meet TOMORROW during lunch and after school. The lunch meetings are: 6th grade in room 203, 7th grade in room 134, and 8th grade in room WW3. The after school meeting will be in WW4 for all students. Hooray for math!!
  • Dribble, pass, shoot, SCORE!! Tryouts for Girls Soccer will wrap up on THURSDAY for 8th graders. Be sure to sign-up on the activity board by the cafeteria — and you must have a physical on file to participate. Please see Coach Girard with any questions.
  • The Leo Club is meeting TOMORROW during ASP 1 in room 120. The activity will focus on the “Adopt a Street Program.” Go Leos!
  • The annual FUNdraiser for the Williamsburg PTA is ON! Just go to the “WMS PTA” link on the WMS homepage, then select “No Frills Fundraiser” to make a donation. And remember — everyone who donates will be entered into the “Donut Hero” drawing. The winning ticket will receive a donut breakfast delivered to everyone in your TA — and your parents will win a gift card to a local business. Thanks for supporting the PTA — and good luck in the drawing!!
  • The Leo Club’s Annual Coat Drive for the Homeless is up and running! Collection boxes are located in the library, and students are encouraged donate new or gently-used coats, scarves, gloves and socks. YOUR HELP can make all the difference to a person-in-need this winter!!
  • Discovery Elementary School will be hosting “PumpkinFest” on Sunday, October 30th from 12 to 4PM. There will be a parade, pumpkin carving contest, dunk tank, moon bounce, food trucks and a ton of games. But they need YOUR HELP! Discovery needs middle school VOLUNTEERS to help make PumpkinFest a success. Interested students are encouraged to sign-up in the main office.
  • What should the WMS administrators wear for Halloween?  Students should submit their ideas to the main office by 3 P.M. today to be considered.
  • And speaking of dress up:  what are YOU going to wear on Halloween?  Whatever it is, there are a few rules to remember here at school.  Basically, costumes must conform to the WMS dress code, not offend anyone, no weapons, no masks, and nothing inappropriate.  And if you’re not sure — ask a teacher or administrator.