2/7/2020

  • 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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  • Today we’re wrapping up School Counseling Week — and we’ve got a special tribute in store for all of our dedicated Student Services Staff.  For all you do, we just want to say:  THANKS.  Roll Tape!!

  • And now it’s time for WOLF PACK PRIDE!! Thanks to all the students and staff who “rocked the red” today in support of Heart Awareness Day!  People all around the country are wearing red to raise awareness about heart disease — and to help those who have been affected.  Together, we can make a difference!  Way to go, wolves!! [clap]
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  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with WMS sports!!  The boys basketball team returned to their winning ways yesterday with a 37-30 win over Swanson on the home court.  The Wolves were in complete control throughout — leading by as many as 15 points by the end of the third quarter.  8th Grader Grant C. led all scorers with 10 points, while 7th grader Jack R. pitched-in with six. And the whole team played solid defense and made great decisions on offense! Way to go, baller wolves!!
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  • And the WMS wrestling team was also in action yesterday —  but they lost a tough match on the road to Swanson — 30 to 60.   There were some big highlights, though:  8th grader Eric C. and 7th grader Luke S. got their first wins of the year. And 7th graders Matt .S, Braedon M. and Charley C. continued their hot streak with pins!  Way to go, wrestling wolves!! [clap]
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  • 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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  • Earlier this week, every student at WMS was asked to complete the Your Voice Matters survey during PE.  But if you were unable to do so for any reason — you are required to complete it TODAY in the library during your Wolf Time period.  Again, all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who did NOT take the survey yet must do so during Wolf Time TODAY.  And remember to bring you iPad!!
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  • Hey, 7th graders! How would YOU like to be on the Yearbook Staff next year? The WMS Yearbook is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. This select group of students uses photography and graphic design to make a keepsake for the ages. But space is limited! To apply, first select Yearbook on your CRF — and then pick up an application from Mr. Schonfeld in the Library Classroom. Applications must be completed and returned by February 21st to be considered. The WMS Yearbook — Be a Part of the Pride!!
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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. Wielechoski in the office with any questions.
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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 very first 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 run-up to the 2020 Presidential election is now underway.  The Democratic Party is in the process of selecting its Presidential candidate — who will ultimately be running against President Donald Trump next November.
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    Over the next few months, every state in America will hold a primary election — which will narrow down the field of candidates until only ONE remains.  But right now — there’s a bunch to choose from: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigeig, and MANY more.
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    So here’s what’s happening NOW.  The first state to vote was Iowa, which held its caucus on Monday.  But there were some major issues. Specifically, the APP that was supposed to tally all the votes — GLITCHED OUT, and it took DAYS for the results to finally come it.
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    But here’s how it looks today — With 100-percent of the precincts reporting, we STILL can’t declare a winner because it’s so close Sanders and Buttigieg.  That means the next vote in New Hampshire next Tuesday is even MORE important. I’ll be back throughout the year with continuing coverage of the 2020 Election.  Rock the vote, Williamsburg!