2/8/2019

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  • We begin today with an important announcement for all students in all grades.  This morning during Wolf Time, every TA will be completing an online survey about “Student iPad Use.”  This survey is part of an important study by the APS Department of Teaching and Learning.
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    To access the survey, just go to the Morning Announcement Blog on the WMS website and CLICK on the provided link — or ask your TA teacher for more information.  Again, please complete the online survey immediately following the Morning Announcements.
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  • Calling all 6th and 7th graders!  Your Course Request Forms are due TODAY!  If you have not already done so, please complete and turn-in your CRF to your grade-level counselor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  If you miss the deadline, you could get stuck with a class that you don’t really want.
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  • And for all you 8th graders — high school is calling!  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.
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  • And speaking of high school classes: Hey, 8th grade — are you ready to ROCK?! Yorktown offers some INCREDIBLE classes for aspiring musicians — like Guitar and Music Theory. You’ll get the opportunity to learn an instrument, use microphones, write songs, and record your own music with programs like ProTools & GarageBand. Check out these videos for more information!

  • And now it’s time for WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The girls Basketball team took on Swanson Middle School yesterday in a tough away game.  It was a battle from the opening tip-off, but the wolves came up just a little bit short — dropping their first game of the year, 24 to 34.  But it was still a GREAT game.  8th grader Brooke S. dominated the boards with 10 rebounds, and Ana G. had 5 steals.  And FIVE players pitched-in with multiple baskets.  Way to go, baller wolves — you’ll get them next time!! [clap]
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  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with the WMS wrestling team — who put on a spectacular show against Gunston yesterday — taking the match 54 to 33.   Williamsburg scored BIG wins from Braeden M, Cambyses K., Charles C., Micheal A., Colby C., Matt V., Max A., Gian C., and Aidan C. It was a whole team effort.  Way to go, wrestling wolves!! [clap]Good job wreslters!
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  • Who wants Pizza? The Model UN Club will be selling pizza and cookies for 2-dollars a plate — TODAY 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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  • And now for a reminder about a pair of fundraisers here at WMS.  First, it’s “Crush for your Crush” — brought to you by the WMS SCA. For just 2-dollars, you can send an anonymous can of Crush soda to your “Crush” — or special someone. Recipients will get their Crush next Thursday — on Valentine’s Day!  For more information and to buy your Crush — just come to the SCA table at lunch from TODAY until next TUESDAY. See Mr. Tagert or Mr. Peacock with any questions.
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  • And the WMS Kindness Club is also holding its “Have a Heart Campaign” this month — 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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  • And finally today — in honor of Black History Month, it’s once again time for Champions of Change! Honoring the innovative, courageous, dedicated Americans who helped to shape the world we live in.  Meet Dr. Shirley Jackson — a physicist and inventor.  Born just up the road in Washington, DC — Jackson developed a love for science at a very young age.  She was the FIRST African-American woman to earn a PhD from MIT. And her experiments with theoretical physics made ground-breaking advancements in the field of telecommunications, including:  the touch-tone telephone, the portable fax, caller ID, call waiting, and the fiber-optic cable.
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    In 2014, Dr. Jackson was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama — and is now widely considered to be one of the most influential scientists in the world.  Her efforts truly make her a Champion of Change!