3/15/2018

  • The SOLs resume today — as the 8th grade Hokies and Patriots take their Writing Test.  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. But anyone 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 backpacks, no smart-watches, not even a pencil. Only a book to read when you’re finished. Good luck on the test, Hokies and Patriots!!
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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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  • Due to SOL testing, the WMS library will be CLOSED today.  Students who wish to  check-out or return books may do so AFTER SCHOOL, but again — the library will be CLOSED until the final bell.
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  • And now it’s time for WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS swim team “dives in” to a new season today.  They’re taking on Jefferson Middle School at the Yorktown pool at 3:45.  So let’s root them on to victory, and Be a Part of the Pride!  Go get em’, water wolves!!
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  • Dribble, shoot, nothing but net!  The Yorktown Boys Basketball team will be hosting an informational meeting TODAY in the WMS gym during ASP 1.   If you’re thinking of trying out for the team next year — you WON’T want to miss it.  Meet with the coaches, ask questions, and get all the info you need.  Contact Coach Richards at Yorktown with any questions.
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  • Calling all MUNers!  The WMS Model UN Club will be having a special meeting TODAY for all students competing in the upcoming Alice Deal and TECHMUN conferences.  If you have not signed up for either one, please see Mrs. Carlson — as there are still a few spots available.
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  • The Earth Club will be hosting a bake sale — this FRIDAY after school in the in front lobby and by the cafeteria  There will be a delicious assortment of cakes and goodies — all for just 2-dollars each.  All money raised will help support the Earth Club and its mission to make WMS a “greener place.”  Bring your appetite!
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  • The March Madness Tournament of Books has reached the Elite-Eight!  So be sure check out the matchups and make your picks before voting ends tomorrow.  Just scan 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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  • Jump aboard the College Awareness Bandwagon! WMS is holding a door decorating “college competition” this month. It’s based on your TA teacher’s alma mater, and should include their college colors, the mascot, and at least 10 fun facts about the school. The Student Services Staff will select the best college booster from each grade — and award Wolf Paws to the entire TA!! Judging begins one week from TODAY, so get decorating, Wolves!!