12/18/2018

  • Spirit Week - December CORRECTIONLet’s start things off with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  It’s SPIRIT WEEK here at WMS! Thanks to all the students who dressed like teachers, and teachers who dressed like students for SWITCH IT UP Day.  You’ve got school spirit — yes you do!!
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    Now here’s the rundown for the rest of the week: Spirit week continues on Wednesday with Hawaiian Day, so wear your best flowered shirt. Thursday will be a blast-from-the-past with Decade Day. And finally, Friday is our favorite holiday tradition: UGLY SWEATER DAY!! So get into the school spirit, wolves, and BE A PART OF THE PRIDE!!
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  • Fill the Cruiser Toy DriveWolf Pack Pride continues with the WMS Kindness Club — whose “Fill the Cruiser” Toy Drive was a HUGE success!  In 2 weeks of fundraising, we collected a TRUCKLOAD of toys — which will help to brighten the holidays for so many deserving kids in Arlington.
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    But wait — there’s MORE!  Congratulations to the 6th grade for donating more toys than anyone else!  As the winners, all 6th grade TAs were entered into a raffle — and the winner is:  Ms. Woodbury’s TA!  Congratulations!! You’ll have a special token of appreciation delivered to you in TA tomorrow. Thanks again, Williamsburg, for being a part of the PRIDE!
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  • And KUDOS to the WMS boys basketball team, who played a pair of tough games last week.  On Tuesday, they scored a convincing win over Kenmore — 50 to 30.  8th grader Chris R. led the way with 12 points, and the team defense controlled the ball throughout.
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    And on Thursday, we took on Jefferson Middle School — but fortune was against us.  The Wolves lost their first game of the year — 54 to 41.  They played hard, but just couldn’t catch up.  But we’ll definitely take a SPLIT for the week.  Way to go, baller wolves!! [clap]  Boys Basketball plays their final game of the season this THURSDAY against Swanson.  Let’s root them on to victory, and be a part of the pride!!
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  • Calling all actors, singers, and technicians! The second day of auditions for the WMS Spring Musical has been rescheduled for TODAY in the auditorium during ASP 1 only. Once again, today is your LAST CHANCE to audition for the play — and the cast list will be posted when you return from Winter Break next month.  See Mr. Brown with any questions. Break a leg!
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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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  • Calling all math lovers! Math Counts will meet 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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  • Take the shot!!  The WMS Girls Basketball season is nearly here.  Tryouts are scheduled for the first week back from Winter Break. Interested athletes should sign up on the Activity Board by the cafeteria — and make sure to have a physical on file with Ms. Hogwood. See Ms. Sutphin with any questions.
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  • Calling all scientists, technicians, engineers, and mathematicians!!  The Virginia Junior Academy of Science — or VJAS, for short — is gearing up for 2019.  VJAS is a Statewide “STEM” Competition for 7th and 8th graders.  For information about how to participate, please come to the interest meeting this WEDNESDAY during WOLF TIME in the Science Trailer, WW 22.   See Ms. Warden with any questions.
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  • And finally today — Move over, Carl Azuz! Student-reporter Ian Z. is taking over the airwaves with IANN-10!!