12/10/2019

  • Today we will be following the A-Day schedule. That means you’ll be attending periods 1, 3, 5, and 7 — so be sure to double-check that you’ve got the correct books and binders for class. Again, this is an A-Day. See your TA teacher with any questions.
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  • In recognition of National Drugged and Drunk Driving Prevention Month, students are invited to a special “Lunch and Learn” program TODAY during all grade-level lunches in room 203. Participants will hear a very important message about the dangers of impaired driving — as well as being a passenger.  Plus, there’s FREE PIZZA!  See Ms. Sexton with any questions.
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  • The 2019 Winter Concert series is in full swing here at Williamsburg.  Performances are TONIGHT with the WMS Chorus, and then on Thursday with the the Orchestra  — both at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. And then this FRIDAY the 13th — the Band, Chorus, and Orchestra will ALL be performing for students during their grade-level elective periods. Admission is absolutely FREE! So come support your friends and classmates as they celebrate the winter and holiday seasons with beautiful music. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store.  Roll Tape!!

  • All the BEST BOOKS are on sale NOW! Be sure to check out the WMS-PTA Academic Book Fair in the school library — from NOW until THURSDAY.  6th, 7th, and 8th graders will all have a chance to visit with their English classes — but everyone is welcome to stop by any day of the week — either before school or during your lunch period. Plus, the Book Fair will also be open late-night this TUESDAY and THURSDAY — to coincide with the Winter Concerts. So don’t forget to bring your money — and go get yourself a good book!
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  • Tis the Season for Giving Back to Your Community! WMS is sponsoring a Holiday Food Drive for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Students and staff are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items — which will all go to deserving families in our community. Collection boxes are located outside of the library, cafeteria, gym and auditorium — from now until December 17th. See Ms. Scott with any questions. Together, we can make a difference!
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  • Attention all technology wolves!!  The TSA — also known as the Technology Student Association — will NOT be meeting this week. However, the Wolfbots Robotics team WILL be meeting TODAY ONLY.  Once again, no TSA — yes Wolfbots Robotics.  See Mr. Dudek with any questions.
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  • Calling all math lovers! Math Counts will be meeting TODAY 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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  • And now it’s time for WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  Kudos to all the 7th graders who participated in last Friday’s “lunch seminar” as part of their citizenship portfolio projects. There was lively discussion in all rooms and great on-line comments using the discussion board on Canvas. Way to go, civics wolves — your teachers are very proud of you!! [clap]  Look for another opportunity to participate in a “lunch seminar” — coming next January.
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  • And finally today — Do you have the skills to compete in the Digital Age? There will be more than 1 million computer programming jobs by the year 2025 — but without the technical skills, you could get left behind. So it’s time to start training!
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    This week, APS is encouraging all students to participate in the “Global Hour of Code.” This worldwide event is teaching MILLIONS of kids the basics in computer coding — and preparing them for a successful future.  Just go to code.org to get started — or check-in with any of our CTE teachers for more information. Check it out!