5/16/2019

  • SOL Schedule -- 5/16/19The SOLs continue today — with 6th graders on all teams taking the READING exam. The 6th grade testing window will run from 8 a.m. until 10:48, while both the 7th and 8th grades will follow a REGULAR class schedule. 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. 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, 6th 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 TODAY after school in the WMS auditorium. See Mr. Brown with any questions — and enjoy the show!
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  • The WMS Jazz Band Club will NOT be meeting after school today.  Once again, the Jazz Band Club meeting has been cancelled.  But Mr. Wilkin’s says to “stay tuned” for more information about the next rehearsal.
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  • And now for a “Transportation Tip” about riding the LATE bus. If you’re ever planning to take the LATE BUS after school — you MUST have a signed bus pass for both ASP1 and 2. If you do not have a pass — you will NOT be allowed to ride the late bus. Again — the pass must be SIGNED for both ASP1 and 2 in order to ride the Late Bus. See you grade-level administrator with any questions.
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  • And finally — It’s DAY 4 of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week — and today, we’ve got something that’s near-and-dear to every teacher’s heart: FREE FOOD! So get to the teacher’s lounge in a FLASH for a Superhero Sandwich lunch.  And as always: THANK YOU, to our SUPERHERO TEACHERS!!