3/23/2018

  • It’s the LAST DAY of classes before Spring Break!  But don’t check-out yet — because we’ve got a fun-filled day in store!
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  • We begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE!!  It’s the last day of College Awareness Week here at WMS.  Thanks to all our students and staff who participated in College Clothing Day.  Just take a look around the school and you’ll see DOZENS of colleges and universities represented.  It’s good to see so many people getting PUMPED about college.   Way to go, college-bound Wolves!! [clap]
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  • And now for an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT about campus safety. Starting TODAY — door number-10 will ONLY be unlocked for 5-minutes before and 5-minutes after class change. If you miss this window, please go to door number-6 across from Discovery to get buzzed in. Again, door number-10 will now remain LOCKED throughout the day — except during class change. So especially all you 8th graders coming in from the trailers — DON’T BE LATE FOR CLASS!
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  • And now for a Technology Tip from Ms. Solomon: All student iPads MUST be equipped with a security PASSCODE. This basic safety feature ensures that your iPad, Google files, and personal information will remain SECURE. If you do not have a passcode on your iPad, please set one now. And if you need help, just ask one of your “computer savvy” friends, or see Ms. Solomon in her office.
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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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  • It’s down to the Final Four in the WMS Tournament of Books. So who’s gonna make it to the finals??? Make your pick by using the QR code by the cafeteria, or follow the link in today’s Morning Announcements Blog. There’s four great books left, but only ONE can be the CHAMPION!!
    *CLICK HERE*
    to vote in the March Madness Tournament of Books!

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  • And now it’s time for our weekly segment:  Champions of Change! Honoring the innovative, courageous, dedicated Americans who helped to shape the world we live in.
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    Meet Lonnie Johnson, an engineer and inventor from Mobile, Alabama.  In the 1970s and ’80s, Mr. Johnson played a major role in numerous NASA projects, including the Galileo mission to Jupiter, the Mars Observer, and the Cassini mission to Saturn.
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    But his BIGGEST accomplishment might surprise you — Mr. Johnson is also the inventor of the SUPER SOAKER water gun, as well as an entire line of Nerf Launchers.  These popular toys have generated nearly a BILLION dollars in sales, and earned Mr. Johnson a place in the Inventor Hall of Fame.  His efforts truly make him a Champion of Change!
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  • And finally this morning, even though College Awareness Week is ending — there’s still more to do!  The TA Door Decorating Contest has been EXTENDED until Wednesday, April 4th. That gives you plenty of time to highlight your TA teacher’s alma mater. The Student Services Staff will then tour the school on April 5th and select one winner from each grade, awarding WOLF PAWS to the best of the best.
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    And now, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for:  the College Trivia Challenge!  All month long, we’ve been sharing interesting facts about American colleges and universities.  And if you’ve been paying attention, you could win WOLF PAWS for your entire TA!
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    Here’s what to do:  have your TA teacher go to today’s Morning Announcements blog on the WMS website and click the “College Trivia” link.  Then work together as a TA to answer each multiple-choice question.  The TA from each grade that answers the most questions correctly in the shortest amount of time — WINS!  But ONLY your TA teacher may submit the quiz to qualify.
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  • *CLICK HERE* to take the College Trivia Challenge and win WOLF PAWS for your entire TA!!
    [Only submissions from TA teachers will be accepted]
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    The College Trivia quiz is now OPEN.  And here are your questions:
    Number 1 — What college has the MOST students in America?
    Number 2 — What is the most popular MAJOR in U.S. colleges?
    Number 3 — Which college is recognized as the BEST in VIRGINIA?
    Number 4 — On average, how much more MONEY do college graduates earn in a lifetime compared to non-graduates?
    and Number 5 — Over half of all college students in America are ___________?
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    And for you real college go-getters, here are two BONUS QUESTIONS:
    First — The oldest college in America is Harvard University, established in 1636. What is the SECOND oldest?
    And second — Which university has the highest TUITION (is the most expensive) in the nation?
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    The winning TA for each grade will be announced when we return from Spring Break.  Good luck, wolves!
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  • Stay tuned for a special presentation of CNN 10 on WOLF-TV!!
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  • *CLICK HERE* to take the College Trivia Challenge and win WOLF PAWS for your entire TA!!
    [Only submissions from TA teachers will be accepted]