9/26/2018

  • We begin the day with WOLF PACK PRIDE!  The WMS boys Soccer Team kicked-off the new season with a convincing win yesterday — beating Gunston Middle School 5 to 1 on the home field.  And it was a true team effort — 8th graders Griffen L., John E., and Watt M. all pitched-in with a goal — but the biggest blow was struck by 6th grader Lucas S., who scored two big goals to put it out of reach.  Way to go, soccer wolves!! [clap]. Soccer is back in action next Tuesday with a game against Kenmore Middle School.  Go get ’em!
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  • Wolf Pack Pride continues with some big news from WolfBots Robotics.  Mr. Dudek is proud to announce the members of the 6th grade LEGO team, the combined 7th and 8th grade LEGO team, as well as the VEX teams for this year!  Congratulations one and all, and thanks to everyone who tried out.  Way to go, robot wolves!! [clap]
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  • Calling all MUNners!  The first official meeting of the year is scheduled for this THURSDAY during ASP 1 in the WOLF DEN.  New AND returning members are encouraged to attend — as you’ll be getting right to work with Country Projects, Practice Debates, and signing up for upcoming Model UN conference this Fall.  See Ms. Carlson with any questions.
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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 this THURSDAY in room 111. See Ms. Zarro or Ms. Thomas with any questions.
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  • Hey 8th graders! How would you like to go to one of the top High Schools in the country?  Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  But applications are due this FRIDAY at 4 pm — so don’t delay. Just go to the TJ Admissions website to apply, or see your counselor for more information.  Good luck!
    *CLICK HERE* for more info and to apply — www.fcps.edu/registration/thomas-jefferson-admissions
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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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  • 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 you must register by October 5th to participate. See your grade-level counselor or a HILT teacher for more information, or to sign-up.
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  • And now for a “technology tip” from Ms. Solomon! If you are having any problems with your school-issued iPad — whether it’s password problems, not connecting to the internet, glitching apps, cracked screens, or ANYTHING else — please submit the online “Student Tech. Help Request” form through the WMS website. Ms. Solomon’s got the solution! So submit today — and get yourself back online.
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  • It’s the first official week of Fall, and you know what that means — the new line of Fall PE Gear is HERE!!! Check out these fantastic new designs: we’ve got Hoodies, Sweatpants, and Long-Sleeved t-shirts. Don’t get left out in the cold — LITERALLY. Just get an order form from your PE teacher, and buy your Fall PE Gear by October 4th. Show your SCHOOL SPIRIT and BE A PART OF THE PRIDE!!
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  • And finally today — we have an important announcement from the WMS administration team.  Being a good neighbor and respecting others is BIG part of what we need to do to be good citizens — whether you’re here in school, or out in the community.
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    Recently, several business at the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center have reported some disturbing incidents involving young people, including: littering, rough housing, running into other patrons, and using inappropriate language.  To be blunt — that type of behavior is not just disappointing, it’s unacceptable.
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    Mr. Boykin, Ms. Osler, Mr. Hicks, and Mr. ‘K’ are all on the same page about this — if you go to Lee-Harrison after school, you are still expected behave responsibly. Remember — Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect our Shared Environment!