12/18/2017

  • We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!! It’s SPIRIT WEEK at WMS — and today is Favorite Sports Team Day.  Thanks to all the students and staff who got into the “school spirit” and dressed the part.  But remember — today is just the start.  Here’s the schedule for the rest of the week: it’s Hat Day on Tuesday — Tacky Sweater Day on Wednesday — and finally Pajama Day on Thursday — just make sure it’s school appropriate. There’s no Friday theme… because it’s Winter Break, baby!  Join in the fun for Spirit Week at WMS — and Be a Part of the Pride!!
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  • And now for an important message from your WMS librarians. Is everybody listening? OK, here it is: RETURN YOUR OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS!!! Numerous classes are coming to the library this week to get reading material for winter break. And some of them may want to read that book that’s been sitting in your locker for the last three months. So let’s give them the best selection possible — and return your books!
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  • Have you made a New Year’s Resolution? The Student Services Staff is promoting a new, school-wide initiative: “New Year – New Goals – New YOU!” Today and tomorrow, our school counselors will be distributing strips of paper to students in the cafeteria. You’ll write your NAME on one side, and on the other side a GOAL that you’d like to achieve in the coming year. All those goals will then be linked together into a paper-chain that will be strung around the cafeteria. It will serve as a reminder of all we hope to accomplish in the future. So be sure to participate in this fun activity, and be a part of the pride!!
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  • All MUNners who wish to participate in the upcoming William and Mary Conference are reminded that you must complete and return your application forms by TODAY.  See Mrs. Carlson for details.
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  • The Boys Cohort will be meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in room 233. It’s an opportunity for Black and Latino students to meet new people, and become LEADERS in our community. Allies are welcome, too! Come participate in activities just for boys with Mr. Hicks, Mr. Eason and Mr. Valdez.
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  • It’s better to GIVE than to RECEIVE! The WMS Kindness Club’s “Fill the Cruiser – Holiday Toy Drive” has entered its final week.  Students and staff are encouraged to bring in NEW and UNWRAPPED gifts between now and December 20th, all of which will be given to APS students in need this holiday season. Grade-level donation bins are located in the library. So keep the donations coming, and we’ll see which grade has the most GENEROUS holiday spirit. Spread kindness where you may, and donate to the Toy Drive today!!
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  • Hey, Williamsburg, what’s your favorite cereal?  Whether it’s Raisin Bran, Lucky Charms, Cheerios, or anything else — that box of cereal can go a long way to helping the homeless in Arlington.  Tomorrow is the FINAL DAY of Ms. Compton’s English Class cereal drive.  All donations will benefit A-SPAN — the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network. Students and staff are encouraged to bring in a box or two and drop them in the “Big Blue Box” by the WMS main entrance. After all — breakfast is the most important meal of the day!!
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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 buss pass — because there isn’t time and you’ll miss the bus! See Ms. Argenal in the office with any questions.