• The SOLs are here! That’s right, this week 8th graders will be taking their Writing SOLs.  Today, it’s the PATRIOTS and RAMS.  Testing locations are posted by the cafeteria and the gym, and you can also check with your TA teacher.  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.  But you may bring a BOOK to read in case you finish early — just no electronic readers. See Ms. Cameron or your school counselor with any questions. Good luck on the SOL, Patriots and Rams!
  • As for everybody else, we will be following a REVERSE schedule today — starting with a PASS DAY after TA, and then periods 7 through 1.  However, all lunch times will remain the same.  Check with your TA teacher with any other questions about the schedule.
  • And now it’s time for WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held over the weekend, and a number of WMS students were recognized for their outstanding projects.Taking FIRST PLACE in their categories were:
    • Leila S.
    • Freya O.
    • Caroline B. and Elizabeth W.
    • William C.
    • Phillip J.
    • Colin S.
    • Mara G.
    • Evelyn S.
    • and Benjamin P.
  • In second place:
    • Ford B. Ella S. and Greta L.
    • Allison K. and Whitney C.
    • Adam G.
    • and Mariska K.
  • In third were:
    • Anastasia D.
    • Ellarose K.
    • and Aleksander O.
  • With Honorable mention:
    • Jenna S.
    • Finnegan K. and Patrick B.
    • and Zoe H.
  • Plus, Leila S, William C., and Benjamin P. were also selected to compete in the upcoming “Broadcom Masters” Competition — so wish them good luck.  Congratulations to everyone who competed.  Way to go, science wolves!  [clap]
  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with 8th graders Isabella R. and Abigail F. — who both participated in their first VARSITY debate with the Yorktown team at the Regional Tournament at Stonewall Jackson Highschool last weekend. The pair went 2 and 2 in their draw, and helped Yorktown to a 3rd place finish in the debate team sweeps.  Way to go, debating wolves!! [clap]
  • The March Madness Tournament of Books has reached the Elite-Eight! 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!**
  • The WMS Kindness Club will meet TODAY 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!