5/17/2018

 

  • The SOLs continue today — with several different tests.  All 7th graders will be taking the Civics and Economics exam; while all 8th graders will be taking the Science exam.
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    Here’s a look at the testing schedule for May 17th…. We will be following “Team Time Bell Schedule A” — with 7th and 8th graders testing from 8 to 10 a.m., and 6th graders following the adjusted ‘A’ schedule beginning at 8:34. 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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  • A few things to remember about testing…. When you arrive at your testing location, students should WAIT OUTSIDE for the examiner to check you in.  Again, do NOT take your seat until the examiner has taken attendance. And test-takers 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 devises 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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    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. Any other questions or concerns? Check with your teachers or grade level counselors. 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 SOL!
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  • 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!  Be sure to stop by the Teacher’s Lounge TODAY for your complimentary “lunch on-a-stick” — courtesy of Moby Dicks.  And as always:  THANK YOU, TEACHERS!!
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  • The WMS Kindness Club will be meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in room 134. Participants will be starting construction on their special school project — and there’s plenty of work to go around. And of course, new members are always welcome to join! See Mr. Johnson, Ms. Schaefer, or Ms. Zeller with any questions.
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  • Calling all MUNners!  An important change of plans for you to be aware of.  There will be a REGULAR MEETING this afternoon during ASP 1 in room 202.  Meanwhile, the Model UN’s end-of-the-year celebration is being RESCHEDULED for a later date.  More information about the party will be coming soon.  See Ms. Carlson with any questions.
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  • And finally today, it’s time for another Mindful Moment — to help us get centered and focused as we begin our day.  So let’s just take a moment… and BREATHE.