2/15/2019

  • Morning Announcements SAVE EACH DAY!!!We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  APS Superintendent Pat Murphy will be joining us for lunch today at WMS for a “meet-and-greet” with students.  Grade-level counselors have each invited a number of kids to participate in this event — where they’ll be getting all the pizza they can eat — while they tell Dr. Murphy all about life here at Williamsburg.
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    TA teachers are handing out passes to everyone involved — and you can also see their names on your screen now.  Participants should ALL report to the Library today at 11:30 for this special event.  Again — these 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will ALL be having lunch together with Dr. Murphy at 11:30 in the Library.  So 6th and 7th graders — you’ll be excused from class.  See your grade-level counselor with any questions — and say hello to the “super” from me!!
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  • In recognition of Black History Month — Williamsburg will be hosting its annual “African-American Read-in” TODAY during TA for all students. TA teachers will be leading their classes in a range of activities, including poetry and literature, videos, discussions, and more. It’s the “African-American Read-In” — because Black History is AMERICAN history!
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  • Attention all 8th graders — high school is calling! Course Request Forms are due TODAY. 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. See your 8th grade counselor if you have any additional questions — or if you need a new copy of your CRF.
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  • Did you get Crushed? In case you missed it, the WMS SCA will be once again be distributing Crush cans to all recipients TODAY right after school in the main lobby by the library. Just check with your TA teacher to see if your “crush” left a you CRUSH  — then pick it up after school.
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  • And don’t forget about the WMS Kindness Club’s “Have a Heart Campaign” — for all of our furry friends in need. Students and staff are encouraged to donate used towels and blankets that will go to support local animal shelters — and the hundreds of homeless pets they’re trying to get adopted. Donations are being collected in the bin outside of the library, from now until February 22nd. Have a heart and donate TODAY!
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  • The WMS Kindness Club will be holding an important meeting next TUESDAY during ASP 1 in room 201.  All members — past and present — are STRONGLY encouraged to attend — because you’ll be getting your club picture taken for the yearbook!  Plus there’s more work to do on the Kindness Tree, and numerous events to plan for March.  See Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller, or Mr. Johnson with any questions.
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  • “I’m so glad I didn’t buy a yearbook” — Said no one EVER! The deadline to buy your 2018-2019 WMS Yearbook is next FRIDAY — February 22nd. That means you’ve just ONE WEEK before they’re all gone. Yearbooks cost 40-dollars — or for 55-dollars you can get the exclusive “Signature Package.” Just go the WMS Website to place your order TODAY — or stop by room 137 and ask Ms. Kontos and the yearbook staff for more information. The WMS Yearbook — Don’t miss out on the memories!
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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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  • Finally toMorning Announcements SAVE EACH DAY!!! (1)day, it’s time for “Champions of Change” — honoring the innovative, courageous, dedicated Americans who helped to shape the world we live in.  Meet Senator Kamala Harris from California — a rising-star in the world of politics.   Born in Oakland to immigrant parents — her mother from India and father from Jamaica — Ms. Harris first came to DC to attend college at Howard University.  Next she went to law school, and then began a distinguished career of civil service — as the District Attorney of San Fransisco, the Attorney General for California, and in 2017 was elected to the Senate — only the 2nd African American woman and the FIRST South Asian American to win a seat.
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    Champion of Change -- Kamala HarrisNow, she’s setting her sights even higher.  Last month — on Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Ms. Harris declared her candidacy for President of the United States — and is now seeking the Democratic nomination to run again President Trump in 2020.  Win or lose — her efforts truly make her a Champion of Change!