3/18/2019

  • The SOLs are coming! That’s right, this week 8th graders will be taking their Writing SOLs — Patriots and Rams on Tuesday; Cavaliers and Hokies on Wednesday, and ALL teams on Thursday. Testing locations are posted by the cafeteria and the gym, and you can also check with your TA teacher.
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    Here are a few things you need to know: you will NOT be allowed to bring your backpacks, pens nor pencils, water, snacks nor ANY electronic devices during the test on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, you MUST bring your iPad on Thursday for the Multiple Choice section — and make sure it’s FULLY CHARGED. You may also bring a BOOK to read in case you finish early — but no electronic readers. See Ms. Cameron or your school counselor with any questions. Good luck on the SOL, 8th graders!
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  • 2019 Tournament of Books -- Elite-8What do “The Maze Runner,” “Divergent”, and “The Hunger Games” all have in common? They each 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!
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    So check out the new match-ups and make your picks using the QR codes by the main office, 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 WMS Tournament of Books!!
    **CLICK HERE** to cast your vote for the Tournament of Books!**
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  • The WMS Kindness Club will meet this TUESDAY in room 201 during ASP1. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you’ve never been before. It’s ALL HANDS ON DECK as the Kindness Club teams-up with the Check-In program for their upcoming fundraiser. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Mr. Johnson.
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  • Calling all Officers and Representatives of the Williamsburg SCA — you will be getting your picture taken for the WMS Yearbook this FRIDAY during Wolf Time in the Main Lobby by the Library.  Once again, all members of the Student Council are asked to report to the Main Lobby this FRIDAY during Wolf Time for a group Yearbook photo.  See Ms. Kontos with any questions.
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  • It’s time to “Tidy Up,” Williamsburg!  This month, we’re hopping on the KonMari Bandwagon as the WMS Kindness Club launches its “Clean Out Your Closet Campaign.”  From now until this FRIDAY, students and staff are encouraged to donate clean, gently used, and quality clothing to “The Clothesline for Arlington Kids.” Collection bins are located outside of the library. Donate to the Kindness Club fundraiser — and SPARK JOY for those in need!
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  • Hey, 7th grade — How would YOU like to be on the Yearbook Staff next year? Then you need to act fast! The application deadline is April 1st — and that’s NO JOKE. This select group of students meet during TA and Wolf Time all year long — taking pictures, learning graphic design, and creating a keepsake for the ages. And while it’s NOT a class for a grade, it’s still a highly rewarding club and resume booster. Just swing by room 137 for more information and to get an application from Ms. Kontos. The WMS Yearbook — Be a Part of the Pride!!
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  • DONUTS ARE BACK!!! The Williamsburg PTA is asking for donations to meet its yearly fundraising goal. And here’s how you students can help — TELL YOUR PARENTS TO DONATE!!  For every 10-dollars your parents donate to the WMS PTA this week, you’ll get an entry into a drawing to win donuts for your entire TA! KIDS LOVE DONUTS! So please tell your parents to donate TODAY!
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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.