9/20/18

  • Could your parents survive a day in Middle School? We’ll soon find out!  TONIGHT is BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT at WMS, from 7 to 9pm. Parents will be virtually “walking in your shoes” — as they follow your daily schedule, meet your teachers, and tour the school. So go home and tell your folks — come to Back to School Night — and be a Part of the Pride!
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  • Hey 8th graders! The year may have just started, but it’s already time to start thinking about HIGH SCHOOL! Representatives from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will be hosting an assembly TODAY for all 8th graders during 1st period in the auditorium. Students should report to their 1st period classes to take attendance before teachers escort them to the event. More information about TJ — as well as the online application — is available on the TJ Admissions website.
    *CLICK HERE* for more info and to apply — www.fcps.edu/registration/thomas-jefferson-admissions
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  • Tennis tryouts continue today — and it’s the 6th graders’ turn to step onto the court.  Sixth grade athletes should meet by the bus loop after school for the walk over to Yorktown.  Be sure to bring your racket and a can of balls if you have one.  See Mr. Seeger with any questions.
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  •  The Boys Soccer team will also KICK things off this week.  Tryouts for ALL GRADE LEVELS — 6, 7, and 8 — will be held TODAY after school on the turf field.  Athletes are reminded to wear their cleats and shin guards.  See Mr. Witte with any questions.
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  • There will be a “make-up day” for the 2018 Naviance Needs Assessment Survey — TOMORROW during WOLF TIME in the auditorium. Any student who was absent when your TA took the survey — or if you had technology problems and couldn’t log in — are required to attend.  Just be sure to bring you iPad!  See Mr. Caldwell or your grade-level counselor with any questions.
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  • 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 be TODAY. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. See Ms. Carlson with any questions.
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  • Calling all WOLFBOTS!!! All returning team members are REQUIRED to be at the first official work session of the year – next TUESDAY, Sept 25th, after school. Coach Dude, says see you there!!
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  • Love the Earth? Interested in doing things to help the planet? Then join the WMS Eco-Action Green Club!  The first meeting is scheduled for next week, THURSDAY, September 27th, in room 111. See Ms. Zarro or Ms. Thomas with any questions.
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  • Put your creative genius to the test!  The annual PTA Reflections Contest is now accepting submissions from all grade-level students. This year’s theme is: “Heroes Around Me.”  Projects can include Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, or Visual Arts.  Submission forms can be found in the WMS Library, and projects must be received by October 25th.  Now go create something awesome!!
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  • And now for a “technology tip” from Ms. Solomon!   You absolutely, positively, MUST write down the passcode to your iPad.  Even better, share it with your parents!  Here’s the deal — even if you normally use your thumbprint to unlock your iPad, there are still times when need to enter your passcode instead. If you DO forget it, please immediately submit a student Tech Help request online — Ms. Solomon can clear it as long as you’re on the WiFi.  However, if you put in the wrong passcode in too many times, you will disable your iPad and it will have to be WIPED.  So again, do us all a favor — and WRITE DOWN YOUR PASSCODE!!