2/13/2020

  • Today we will be following the B-Day schedule. That means you’ll be attending periods 2, 4, 5, and 6 — so be sure to double-check that you’ve got the correct books and binders for class. Again, this is a B-Day. See your TA teacher with any questions.
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  • Calling all SIBLINGS! If you’d like to be featured in a special section of the 2020 Yearbook, please come to the library RIGHT NOW for your photo shoot.  We want brothers, we want sisters, we want TWINS!  And if you can’t make it today — you get one more chance TOMORROW.  Once again, the Yearbook “sibling” photo shoot is happening TODAY and TOMORROW in the library during TA.  So coordinate with your siblings and come on down!  See Mr. Schonfeld with any questions — and say cheese!!
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  • And speaking of yearbook — we’ve got some super SUPERLATIVES for you to vote on!  Just go to the Morning Announcements Blog RIGHT NOW, select the link to your grade-level superlatives quiz, then name the classmate who best represents each category, including:  best smile, cutest couple, biggest class clown, and many more.  Voting ends next FRIDAY, the 21st.  And the results will be published in the 2020 Yearbook.   Students AND staff are invited to participate.  So vote for your class superlatives TODAY!!
  • Attention VJAS!! There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all students participating in the Virginia Junior Academy of Science — TODAY in room 115 during 8th grade Wolf Time and 7th grade lunch. See Mrs. Warden for more information — and to get a pass for the meeting.
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  • Mr. Dudek’s ACT II Inventions class still has room for a few more students. Classes meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the technology room and shop. Come on down and use power tools, 3d printers and more! See Mr. Dudek for more details, or just pop-in for the next class to see if you like it.
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  • Calling all Best Buddies!  The next Best Buddies meeting is scheduled for TOMORROW during TA in the cafeteria.  You’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day with fun activities and treats.  See Ms. Parris with any questions.  Thanks, Buddy!
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  • Hey, 8th graders — high school is calling! Course Request Forms are due next TUESDAY at the latest. Be sure to look carefully at all of the courses for any special instructions — as some core and elective classes require additional applications and letters of recommendation. If you’ve lost your CRF or have any additional questions, please see your counselor as soon as possible.
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  • And finally today — the 2020 Presidential Election is just 9 months away. But who’s gonna run against President Trump? Student-Reporter Sam W. joins us on set for our WOLF-TV Election Update. Take it away, Sam!
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  • SAM:  Welcome to your WOLF-TV 2020 Election Update. I’m student-reporter Sam.
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    The runup to the 2020 presidential election continued this week with the primary in New Hampshire. And this time, we actually have results.
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    Senator Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire with 25.7% of the vote. In 2nd was former-Mayor Pete Buttigeig with 24.4, and rounding out the top-3 was a bit of a surprise — Senator Amy Klobuchar with 19.8%.
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    Senator Elizabeth Warren and former-VP Joe Biden finished 4th and 5th, both with less than 10-percent of the vote.
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    The results of the primary solidify Bernie’s status as front-runner for the Democratic nomination, while Buttigeig is still a strong contender after a close second place finish. And Klobuchar outperformed all expectations — and looks strong moving forward.
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    However, Warren and Biden’s meager finishes puts the pressure on their campaigns to improve — or they may soon be out of the race.
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    The next primary will be in Nevada on February 22nd. Also making headlines — long-shot candidate Andrew Yang officially ended his presidential bid, and billionaire Mike Bloomberg is getting some heat over a leaked audio tape from 2015 — where he defends a controversial “stop and frisk” program from his time as New York’s mayor.
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    And in local news — Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a town hall meeting TONIGHT right here in Arlington, at 7pm at Wakefield High School.  I bet she’s got a plan to tell you about.
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    I’ll be back throughout the year with continuing coverage of the 2020 Election.  Rock the vote, Williamsburg!