2/10/17

  • It’s EARLY DISMISSAL today!  Students and teachers are reminded that TA will end early at 8 AM this morning, and then we’ll be following a shortened class schedule.  So don’t be late!
  • And now for some WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Girls Basketball team played a game for the ages yesterday, matched up on the road against Swanson Middle School.  The Wolves were in a DEEP hole early — trailing 21 to 6 at halftime.  But there was no QUIT in this team.  WMS came storming back, sinking basket after basket.  The Wolves had the ball again in the final seconds, trailing by just two points. Williamsburg took a last shot at the buzzer, but it just wouldn’t fall.  Williamsburg losses a heart-breaker, 33 to 31.  But what an amazing game — and Coach Boyers couldn’t be more proud.  Way to go, wolves!
  • Did you get a “Crush for your Crush?”  Today is your LAST CHANCE to participate in the SCA Valentine’s Day fundraiser.  Money and order forms must be submitted to Ms. Peacock by the end of the day.
  • And speaking of Valentine’s Day — how about showing a little “Love” for your school library?!  TA teachers are passing out overdue notices this morning.  If you return your library books between TODAY and VALENTINE’S DAY — you’ll get yourself a Hershey’s Kiss!  So get some chocolate, and return your books!
  • Hey 8th graders! Your Yorktown “Course Request Forms” are due next TUESDAY. So stop procrastinating, pick your classes and turn them in — ASAP!! The sooner the CRF is submitted, the better your chance of getting the classes you want. See your counselor TODAY with any questions.
  • Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. The WMS swim team and is recruiting for the upcoming season! Interested athletes are invited to an informational meeting with Coach Phillip on MONDAY during ASP 1 in the cafeteria. Participants must have a physical on file. See Ms. Hogwood with any questions.
  • On your marks, get set, GO!! The WMS Track and Field season is almost upon us. So if you like to run, jump, skip, or throw — then sign up using the QR code posted outside of the cafeteria, and be sure to come to the interest meeting next THURSDAY during ASP 1 in the gym. See Mr. Treble with any questions.
  • Do you have any lonely books at home? Want to clean out your bookshelves and give the gift of a story? WMS is now collecting books to support the Arlington Book Shelf, classroom libraries, and other local charities. Donation boxes are located in the front lobby by the library, and books can be dropped off until FRIDAY, February 24th. See Ms. Han with any questions.
  • Did you know that this is National School Counseling Week?  Well, it is!  Make sure to thank our INCREDIBLE school counselors when you see them in the halls:  Ms. Rittenhouse, Ms. Flynn, Mr. Tuttle, Ms. Boyers, Ms. Schaefer, and Mr. Caldwell.  Thanks for all you do!!
  • Who’s ready for the WMS “Mannequin Challenge?!”  Work as a TA to film a short Mannequin Challenge with your iPad, then go to the WOLF-TV link on the WMS website to upload and submit your video.  The most creative entry from each grade-level TA will receive WOLF PAWS for everyone — AND will be featured on WOLF-TV!! I challenge YOU, Williamsburg, now let’s see what you’ve got!!
  • And now an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT about school procedures when arriving in the morning: Beginning MONDAY morning, students will only be able to enter the building through Door 1 in the front of the building and Door 4 by the bus loop. All other doors will be locked. Upon entering the building, all students MUST report to their holding areas: 6th graders to the lobby, 7th graders and students eating breakfast to the cafeteria, and 8th graders to the auditorium. See you Assistant Principal Rowden with any questions.