3/12/2018

  • It’s TESTING TIME at WMS!  Today begins the first round of Writing SOLs for 8th graders from the Cavaliers and Rams teams.  Test-takers should report to their designated locations immediately following TA.  If you’re not sure about your room number, just ask your TA teacher.   The testing session is scheduled to run from Wolf time through 3rd period. Students who need additional time will be moved to the library.  And remember:  students should bring NOTHING with them to the test today — no iPads, no packpacks, no smart-watches, not even a pencil. Only a book to read when you’re finished.  Good luck on the test, Cavaliers and Rams!!
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    As for our 6th and 7th graders — you’ve got an important job today, too: BE QUIET IN THE HALLS!  Students will be testing in the LIBRARY and ENGLISH TRAILER all morning, so please be respectful and responsible as you walk between classes.  Teachers will be posted throughout the school to remind you.  Thanks in advance for your consideration, wolves!!
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  • The Boys Cohort will be meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in room 233. It’s an opportunity for Black and Latino students — and their allies — to meet new people, and become LEADERS in our community. There will be a special guest speaker at the meeting next week, so don’t be late!  See Mr. Hicks, Mr. Eason or Mr. Valdez with any questions.
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  • What do the “The Maze Runner,” “Land of Stories”, and “The Red Pyramid” all have in common? They dominated their opponents during the first week of our WMS Tournament of Books!  That’s right, The March Madness Tournament of Books has reached the Elite-Eight!  So check out the new matchups and make your picks using the QR code by the cafeteria, or follow the link in today’s Morning Announcements Blog.  There’s a lot of great books out there, but only ONE can be the CHAMPION! Vote TODAY in the Tournament of Books!! *CLICK HERE* to vote in the March Madness Tournament of Books!
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  • The ROBOTS are coming!  The ROBOTS are coming!!  But don’t worry, they’re good robots.  APS middle schoolers are invited  to the 3rd annual “Adam Nesbitt Robotics Day” — at the Career Center this SATURDAY from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.  It’s a FREE EVENT and no experience is required — just an interest in robots and technology.  Space is limited, so check out the flyer by the main office for information on how to register, or just follow the link in today’s Morning Announcements Blog.  See Mr. Dudek or Ms. Cameron for more information.  Hooray for robots!!
    *CLICK HERE* to register for the “Adam Nesbitt Robotics Day!”
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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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  • March is College Awareness Month — and it’s time once again for some “College Knowledge!”
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    Here’s a fun fact: Virginia boasts some of the BEST COLLEGES in the country!  Here’s the list of the Top-10 Virginia schools, according to the USA Today.  Starting with number 10 — it’s the University of Mary Washington, then comes Hollins University, George Mason, James Madison, VMI, Virginia Tech, University of Richmond, William and Mary, UVA, and the NUMBER ONE college is… Washington and Lee University!!
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    Stay tuned for more fun facts and activities about college all month long — and remember to decorate your TA door with your teacher’s alma mater. Let’s get pumped about college!
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