4/3/2019

**CLICK HERE for the Arlington Student FilmFest application** (see Mr. Schonfeld for help and/or more instructions)

  • Wolves with Character -- MarchWe begin today with WOLF PACK PRIDE! There are a lot of AMAZING students here at WMS. And you deserve to be recognized! Teachers from every grade and every team have identified a distinguished group of students to receive this month’s Wolves With Character Award — for demonstrating outstanding “Trustworthiness” in their daily lives.
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    Just take a look at the screen to see all the deserving honorees from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Congratulations, wolves with character!! [clap]. Be sure to stop by room 110 during your grade-level lunch on THURSDAY — you’ve earned yourself some free pizza!
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  • The 5th graders are coming — the 5th graders are coming!!!  Hundreds of kids from area elementary schools will be visiting WMS today — to get a tour of their future school.  You may see them in the halls, the cafeteria, or even peeking into your classroom.
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    Please do your best to represent our community with PRIDE — and help to make these “young-ins” feel at home.  And a reminder to all 7th grade tour guides — be sure to report to the auditorium this morning at 9:40.  See Ms. Schaefer with any questions.
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  • “Every HERO needs a squad!!” The WMS Check-In Program is holding a big fundraiser this month — Pennies for Patients. This national campaign benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which is working to find a cure for blood cancer. Pennies for Patients will run for the next 3-weeks, with the goal of raising 5-THOUSAND dollars.
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    And here’s a little extra motivation for you: whichever TA collects the most money will get a free pizza and ice cream party!! Plus, Check-In will be selling CANDY and CHIPS after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays — and TOMORROW they’re selling PIZZA for just a couple bucks a slice.  See Ms. Kia with any questions, and remember — every penny counts!!
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  • Get ready for a rockin’ good show! The WMS Theater Department is set to premiere its Spring musical: Alice in Wonderland, Jr!! — this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the auditorium. Tickets are just 4-dollars for students — 6-dollars for adults — and 1-dollar for seniors. Come see your friends and classmates in the performance of the year — and be a part of the PRIDE!!
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  • Calling all film-makers, journalists, and video-jockeys! The Arlington Student FilmFest is now accepting entries for its 2019 competition. Just follow the link in today’s Morning Announcements Blog to submit your video and application by the deadline on April 9th. The Festival itself will take place on June 1st at H-B Woodlawn — where all of the finalists and award-winners will be screened.  See Mr. Schonfeld for more information.  Now go make some movie magic!
    **CLICK HERE for the Arlington Student FilmFest application**
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  • The WMS Tournament of Books has reached the Championship Match — and the two contestants could NOT be more different.  In the final round of voting, it’s “Divergent” versus “The Hate U Give” — which incredibly beat out “The Hunger Games” in the Final Four by a SINGLE VOTE!  Can you say — Cinderella Story???  Make your picks using the QR codes by the main office, or follow the link in today’s Morning Announcements Blog.  Only ONE can be the CHAMPION — so place your vote TODAY!!
    *CLICK HERE* to vote in the March Madness Tournament of Books!
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  • Sister Circle will be a meeting this THURSDAY in room 201 during ASP 1. Members and allies are encouraged to come out for a little Girl Talk — and a lot of fun activities! See Ms. Cameron with any questions about Sister Circle.
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  • Listen up, book-lovers!  The WMS Book Club will be meeting TODAY during all grade-level lunches in room 135A.  This month’s featured title is “Dear Martin” by New York Times best-selling author: Nic Stone. Interested “readers” are encouraged to attend. So just grab your lunch and head over for a good read! See Ms. Cameron or Ms. Edme with any questions.