6/8/2018

  • It’s been a LONG month of SOL testing — but today it finally comes to an end.  The LAST SESSION of SOL make-ups will be held for all grade-levels in the library this morning.  But for the rest of the school — we will be following a NORMAL class schedule today.
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    A few reminders for Test-takers:  you may ONLY bring 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. Any other questions or concerns? Check with your teachers or grade level counselors. Good luck on your SOLs, wolves!
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  • Winner winner, chicken dinner!  The annual 8th grade CASINO NIGHT is TODAY at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. There will be table games, prizes, dancing, selfies, delicious food, and of course hanging out with your best friends. Feel free to dress up — or dress down — but either way: follow the dress code. Casino Night at WMS — get in on the fun!!
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  • And now for an important announcement from our school librarians.  The end-of-the-year is fast approaching — and that means it’s time for ALL library books to be returned. Students are asked to leave their books on the “return carts” outside of the cafeteria and library. So look in your backpack, your locker, and under your bed at home — and BRING IN YOUR BOOKS!
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  • And speaking of books — If you’re looking for something good to read this summer, the TAB book club has a few TOTALLY AWESOME suggestions.  Check it out!
  • And now it’s time for WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS Kindness Club has been spreading kindness throughout our community all year long — but their final event took it to a whole new level.
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    Kindness Club members partnered with the Outreach Program yesterday to package 5-THOUSAND meals for people in need.  All of the meals were then donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center, which feeds over 2-thousand local families every week.
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    Special shout-out to Ms. Willet, Mr. Woodson, Ms. Winter, Ms. Martin, Mr. Boykin and the admin team, and the entire Check-in Program for lending a hand.  Together, you ALL made a difference.  Way to go, kindness wolves!! [clap]
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    The Kindness Club will be back next year with a whole new slate of community service projects and initiatives.  So if you’d like to make the world a “kinder” place, be sure to join the team next fall!
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  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with the WMS Band — which performed its year-end ‘Pops Concert” in the school auditorium last night.  Over 100-student musicians took part in the show — and all of the music was selected by the kids themselves.  It was a smash HIT!  Way to go, musical wolves!! [clap]
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  • Calling all student-athletes! If you played a school sport this year — you MUST return your team uniform AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please bring them to Ms. Hogwood’s office, located across from the auditorium. Again, all team uniforms must be returned before the end-of-the-year.
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  •  And finally today, there’s been a LOT of talk this year about school safety — not just here at Williamsburg, but at schools all around the country.  Up next, student-reporters Annabel P. and Natalie S. examine a number a strategies used to keep our community safe — and what’s being done to make it even SAFER.