2/6/2019

  • We begin today with an exciting announcement from the Williamsburg Student Council Association.
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    Please welcome to WOLF-TV a pair of special guests to tell you all about it.
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  • SOPHIE:  Good morning, Williamsburg!  I’m Sophie D., your SCA President.
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    TAGERT:  And I’m Mr. Tagert, the SCA advisor.  I’ve got a question for you:  will you be my Valentine???
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    SOPHIE:  The WMS SCA is hosting a Valentine’s Day Fundraiser — “Crush for your Crush” — starting TOMORROW during all grade-level lunches in the cafeteria! For just 2-dollars, you can send an anonymous can of Crush soda to your “Crush” — or special someone.
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    TAGERT:  Recipients will get their Crush on Valentine’s Day — next THURSDAY — and for just 1-dollar they can learn the identity of their secret admirer. OR — the sender can INSURE the Crush for an extra buck — and the recipient will NEVER KNOW who it came from.
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    SOPHIE:  To participate, just place stop by the SCA table at lunch and place your order by next TUESDAY.  See Mr. Tagert or Mr. Peacock with any questions.
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    TAGERT:  Thanks for listening, wolves, and remember — starting tomorrow at lunch, come get a “Crush for your Crush” in time for Valentine’s Day!!
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  • Calling all students! Believe it or not, but it’s already time to sign-up for next year’s classes! Course Request Forms for next year have now been distributed to all grade-levels.  For 6th and 7th graders — whether you’re staying at WMS or going to the new Dorothy Hamm Middle School next year — your CRF must be turned-in to your counselor by this FRIDAY at the latest.  Plus, to any 7th grader who’s transferring to Jefferson or Swanson next year — there will soon be an extra “planning session” with your counselors to help you fill out those Course Request Forms.
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    As for our 8th graders, your CRFs are due NEXT FRIDAY, February 15th.  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.  And to everyone in 6th, 7th and 8th — if you’ve lost your CRF, go get a new one from your counselor ASAP!! If you miss the deadline, you could get stuck with a class that you don’t really want. So stop procrastinating and complete your CRF!  See you grade-level counselor with any questions.
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  • And now for a important announcement for all 7th graders!  Be sure to bring a FULLY CHARGED iPad to school this THURSDAY for a special activity.  Again, your iPad needs to be charged and ready to go on Thursday.  Don’t forget!
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  • Who wants Pizza? The Model UN Club will be selling pizza and cookies for 2-dollars a plate — this FRIDAY right after school in the main lobby and by the cafeteria! All money raised will go towards scholarships for upcoming conferences and Model UN events. Come hungry!
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  • Batter up! The Yorktown High School Softball Team is inviting 8th grade girls to try out for its upcoming spring season. Tryouts are scheduled to begin on MONDAY, February 18th — which is a school holiday — from 11:45 to 2:30 on the YHS softball and turf fields. Interested student-athletes should make sure your physical is on file.  See Ms. Sutphin with any questions or for more information.
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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 February 22nd. That means you’ve got less than 3 weeks to get yours 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 finally today — it’s time for WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  A big shout out to our WMS “mathletes” who competed in the the 36th annual Math Counts Competition at George Mason University last weekend.  They took on some of the best mathematicians from nearly 60 area schools.  Special recognition goes to 8th grader Anirudh, who scored better than anyone from Swanson, Gunston or Kenmore — and finished the day in 33rd place overall out of HUNDREDS of students.  Way to go, mathlete wolves!! [clap]
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  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with the girls Basketball team — who played an exciting game against Jefferson Middle School yesterday on their home court.  The Wolves were clinging to a 2-point lead at the half — but came out strong after the break and ultimately pulled away — winning convincingly, 33 to 17. 8th grader Brooke S. led the team with 10 points and 8 rebounds, while fellow 8th graders Ana G. and Raleigh B. had 6 steals each in helping the Wolves to victory.  Way to go, baller wolves!! [clap]