5/15/2019

  • SOL schedule -- 5/15/19Ready of not, Williamsburg, but it’s time to take the SOLs! The Virginia Standards of Learning begin TODAY — with all 7th and 8th graders taking the READING exam.
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    Here’s a look at the Testing Schedule for May 15th…. We will be following “Team Time Bell Schedule B” — with 7th and 8th graders testing from 8 a.m. to 10:48, and 6th graders following an adjusted class schedule starting at 8:15. Testing locations are listed on the call-boards by the cafeteria and auditorium, or you can check with your TA teacher.
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    Test-takers are reminded that you may ONLY bring the following items: your fully-charged iPad, a pencil or pen, a book to read, and earbuds ONLY if you have an approved audio accommodation for the test.
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    You may NOT bring: backpacks or cinch sacks; any other electronic devices such as phones, watches, game consoles and the like; nor any water or snacks. And of course, there is zero tolerance for CHEATING.
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    Please be aware that the testing window may extend beyond 10:48 — so students should remain in their designated locations until Mr. Boykin makes an announcement over the PA — at which time students may proceed to class. Any other questions or concerns? Check with your teachers, grade level counselors, or Ms. Cameron.
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    And for all those students who are NOT testing today — please remember to be quiet and respectful in the halls. Teachers will be monitoring the hallways to ensure that there are no disruptions. Good luck on your SOL, 7th and 8th graders!
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  • Did you get a good breakfast today? On EVERY scheduled SOL testing day from now until June, the WMS cafeteria will be offering a FREE BREAKFAST to all students, from 7:25 to 7:50 a.m. It’s a FACT that a healthy breakfast fuels both your body AND your mind. So give yourself the best chance for success, and EAT YOUR BREAKFAST!!
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  • The WMS Library will be CLOSED today during SOL testing hours. But it WILL be open after school. So be sure to stop by this afternoon and get yourself something good to read — for after your SOLs this month!
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  • And speaking of the library — all library books will be DUE on June 3rd.  But you should start looking for lost books now — in your lockers, your bag, or even under your bed at home — or you may be responsible for the replacement cost.  Library carts will be stationed outside of the library and cafeteria during SOL testing — so you can return your books even if the library is closed.  See our school librarians with any questions.
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  • Calling all cast and crew of the Spring musical — Alice in Wonderland, Junior! Take TWO!! The screening of the show has been RESCHEDULED for this THURSDAY after school in the WMS auditorium. See Mr. Brown with any questions — and enjoy the show!
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  • And finally — It’s DAY 3 of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week — and today’s event is the Wednesday Raffle! FORTY winning names were picked at random — and each winner will receive a special prize, courtesy of the WMS PTA. And the winners are —
    Mr. Almengor
    Ms. Argenal
    Mr. Baker
    Ms. Board
    Ms. Canonica
    Ms. Carey
    Ms. Clayton
    Ms. Colihan
    Ms. David
    Ms. Doll
    Mr. Feeney
    Ms. Fieldman
    Mr. Giamparco
    Mr. Hicks
    Mr. Kennedy
    Mr. Klink
    Mr. Koutsouftikis
    Ms. Lawrence
    Ms. Lord
    Ms. Ly
    Mr. Martini
    Mr. McDermott
    Mr. Mencarini
    Ms. Miekele
    Ms. Mohamad
    Ms. Myers
    Ms. Proctor
    Ms. Rankin
    Ms. Rodgers
    Ms. Scruggs
    Mr. Stapler
    Mr. Sundwick
    Ms. Tais
    Ms. Thomas
    Mr. Treble
    Ms. Tuttle Newby
    Mr. Valdez
    Ms. Williams
    Ms. Zamora
    and Mr. Zeballos

    Congratulations, one and all! Be sure to stop by the Teacher’s Lounge TODAY to claim your prize. And as always: THANK YOU, to our SUPERHERO TEACHERS!!