12/21/2018

  • We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  It’s SPIRIT WEEK here at WMS! Thanks to all the students and staff who participated in our favorite holiday tradition:  UGLY SWEATER DAY!  Be on the look out for yetis, stripes and polka dots, cats, and of course — human Christmas trees.  You’ve got school spirit — yes you do!!
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    Thanks again to EVERYONE for making the SCA Winter Break Spirit Week an event to remember.  Now let’s keep this great school spirit going in 2019 — and Be a Part of the Pride!!
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  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with a musical sensation — the WMS “Winter Concert” is TODAY for all grade level classes. You’ll be treated to performances by our entire WMS music program, including the band, chorus and orchestra, and consisting of hundreds of your talented classmates and friends.
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    The schedule is as follows: 8th grade during 2nd period, 7th grade during 4th period, and 6th grade during 7th period. Now listen closely to how this will work — because it might be a little confusing.  8th and 7th graders should go to your 2nd and 4th period classrooms FIRST, and then your teacher will escort you to the auditorium. 6th graders, however, will go to the assembly with their 6th period teachers at 1:35 — and remain there through 7th.  Got it?  Good!
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    Books and backpacks are NOT allowed — so be sure to leave them in your classroom. And please remember to be respectful and supportive of your peers. Enjoy the show, wolves!
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  • More Wolf Pack Pride for WMS boys basketball — who won their final game of the season yesterday — 37 to 33 over the Swanson Admirals. 8th graders Dallis W. and Chris R. led the way offensively with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
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    And with the win, your Williamsburg Wolves have WON the ARLINGTON COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP for the 2nd consecutive year.  Way to go, baller wolves!  [clap]. Congratulations on a great season!
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  • One more bit of Wolf Pack Pride today — for over 12-hundreds students and nearly 200 staff members, Williamsburg Middle School is our home away from home.  So before you head off on vacation for the next 2-weeks, student reporters Alexis W. and Lauren E. are here to show you just how AMAZING it is to be part of this shared community.

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Time to return those OVERDUE library books! TA Teachers will be handing out overdue notices, so please bring those books back to the WMS Library before you head off for Winter Break!!
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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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  • What are YOU doing after school next semester? If you’re looking for something FUN and CREATIVE, consider Mr. Dudek’s ACT II “Inventions” class. Stay tuned for more announcements following the Winter Holiday. The next great invention could be YOURS!!
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  • Seen any good movies lately? Student-reporter Luke A. got a front-row seat to one of the biggest blockbusters of the season. And he’s got the review for YOU. Check it out!

  • Have you checked the lost and found lately? There is a virtual MOUNTAIN of jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, and so much more. Be sure to take a look at the lost-and-found table by the cafeteria — you may just find some long lost treasures!
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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 bus pass — because there isn’t time and you’ll miss the bus! See Ms. Argenal in the office with any questions.
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  • And finally today — with Winter Break just HOURS away, many of you are probably getting ready to go on vacation.  But did you know that THANKSGIVING is actually the biggest travel day of the year?  For a look at what it’s like to be traveling on Turkey Day, let’s hitch a ride with foreign correspondent — Daniel S.