• The 2018 Activities Fair is just hours away! Williamsburg Middle School offers DOZENS of after-school activities for students — ranging from sports to clubs to academic classes. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find it at the WMS Activities Fair — scheduled for TODAY at 2:50 in the cafeteria. Meet with coaches, club sponsors, teachers, and participating students — and find the right activities for you! Late buses WILL be available for the ride home. See Ms. Hogwood for more information.
  • Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who are NEW to Arlington this year. The Student Services Staff will be hosting a “new student” meeting for all grade levels — TODAY — in the auditorium immediately following the announcements.  And a special note for 6th graders — you’ll be able to complete your Naviance survey at the end of the new student group time.  Once again, all new students to Arlington should report to the auditorium following the announcements.
  • And now for sports!  The WMS co-ed Tennis Team will hold tryouts for 7th and 8th graders TODAY, and then 6th graders on TUESDAY.  The plan is to meet at the bus loop after school and walk over to the Yorktown tennis courts.  Bring your racket and a can of balls if you have them — and cross your fingers for better weather.  See Mr. Seeger with any questions.
  • The WMS boys soccer team is also hoping to “kick-it” into gear.  Tryouts for 8th graders will be held TODAY after school on the turf field —  along with all 6th and 7th graders who made the first cut.  Be sure to wear your cleats and shin guards.  See Mr. Witte with any questions.
  • Calling all MUNners! If you are DEFINITELY committed to participating in the upcoming McLean High School conference on September 29th — a.k.a. McMUN — you must submit your Commitment Form and Payment by this THURSDAY, September 20th. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.  See Ms. Carlson with any questions.
  • Calling all bi-lingual 7th and 8th graders!  If you know how to read and write in any language other than English, you should take the “Credit by Exam.” It’s an easy way to earn up to FOUR high school credits. The test is scheduled for November 6th at Wakefield High School — but registration is open NOW.  See your grade-level counselor or a HILT teacher for more information, or to sign-up.
  • And now for a “Transportation Tip” about riding the bus. If you’re ever planning to take a bus that’s not your own — like if you’re going to a friend’s house after school — you MUST bring a note from home to the main office NO LATER than your grade level lunch. Again, do NOT wait until the end of the day to get a bus pass — because there isn’t time and you’ll miss the bus! See Ms. Argenal in the office with any questions.
  • And for our final announcement — Today is “Constitution Day!”  It’s been 231 years since our Founding Fathers penned the U.S. Constitution — an enduring document that outlines our system of government.
    And now, it’s time to test your knowledge with a Constitution Quiz!  Get out a piece of paper and work together as a TA to answers to these FIVE questions. The first TA to HAND DELIVER the correct answers to Ms. Winter in room 214 will win a prize.  Got it?  OK, here we go!
    Number ONE — Who is known as the father of the Constitution?
    Number TWO — Who was the oldest delegate at the convention?
    Number THREE — Who was elected president at the convention?
    Number FOUR — How does the Preamble begin?
    and Number FIVE — How many amendments are included in the Bill of Rights?
    That’s it!  So once again — be the first to submit a PERFECT Constitution Quiz to Ms. Winter in room 214 — and win a prize for your entire TA.  Good luck, Wolves!!

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