2/16/2018

  • Who wants pizza? The Model UN Club will be selling pizza and cookies TODAY after school in the Main Lobby and by the Cafeteria. It’s just 2-bucks, and all money raised will go to support upcoming MUNer activities. Come hungry!
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  • It’s never too soon to start planning for your future!  The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is sponsoring “College Camp” on March 3rd at GW University.  This exclusive, half-day event is designed to help Latino students – and their families — prepare, plan, and pay for a college education.  See Ms. Cameron for more information about how to sign-up for “College Camp.”  Your future starts NOW!
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  • Look around the school, and you’ll see two different kinds of waste receptacles — one is black, and one is blue.  One’s for garbage, and one’s for recycling.  Sounds obvious, right?  Yet every day, PILES of trash are thrown away in the wrong one — and that could have serious consequences for our environment.  Student-reporters Lynelle C. and Natalie S. “dig through the garbage” in search of answers.

  • It’s time to share the love, Williamsburg, for the “Have a Heart” donation drive! The WMS Kindness Club is collecting new or gently-used towels and blankets this month. All donations will go to help local animal shelters, which house THOUSANDS of homeless pets. It’s the saddest thing, EVER — but you can help!! Collection bins are located in the main lobby by the library. So “have a heart” and “do your part” to support our furry friends in need!
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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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  • It’s time to RAISE THE ROOF!!  There are some GREAT times to be had after school here at WMS — you just need to know where the “party” is.  So come along with Student-reporters Annabel P. and Kiersten B. — and Let’s Go Clubbing!

  • And now it’s time for our weekly segment: Champions of Change! Honoring the innovative, courageous, dedicated Americans who helped to shape the world we live in.
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    Meet Dr. Charles Drew — a native Arlingtonian!  In the late 1930s, Dr. Drew invented a revolutionary medical technique which made it possible to store and preserve blood.  His invention saved COUNTLESS lives just a few years later during World War II, when wounded soldiers needed blood transfusions during surgery.  In the years since, it’s become one of the cornerstones of our healthcare system.
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    Today, you can see tributes to Dr. Drew all over Arlington: like the Drew Model School, Drew Park, and even his childhood home on 1st Street South is now a historic site.  His efforts truly make him a Champion of Change!

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  • Finally today, we’ve come to the end of “Kindness Week” here at WMS — but in truth, kindness never really ends.  One single act of kindness has the ability to spread from person to person — and may ultimately “boomerang” back to YOU!  Stay tuned following the announcements today for a special video that shows just how far an act of kindness can go.