Wildwood Middle School
December 3 - Wildwood vs. South Middle - 1st basketball games of the season at 6pm; boys play at home and girls play away
Four Wildwood teachers, Alice Dillow, Cagney Helmick, Colleen Snyder, and Michael Withrow, recently received community grants through the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. These grants will fund classroom improvements of various types. The Foundation dispersed twenty-two grants in all. Thank you, Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation! (see pictures above)
Meet an amazing seventh grader, Ross Elkon, who raised over $4,000 to support the underwater robotics program, SeaPerch, at Wildwood! Project Director and Science Teacher Mrs. Denise Lykens says that through Ross's efforts, the SeaPerch program will continue to grow and allow more students to participate. Ross will be recognized for his volunteer work at the November 23rd Jefferson County Board of Education meeting. Learn more about Ross and SeaPerch here! Check out the picture above with Mrs. Lykens, Ross, and Assistant Principal Brock! There was a nice write-up about Ross and his work in the November 24th Journal.
Congratulations to Mrs. Carolyn Thomas, the 2015 Outstanding West Virginia Biology Teacher! Great job, Mrs. Thomas! Read the awesome press release here! Read below about another honor that Mrs. Thomas just received - a $2,000 grant! There was a nice write-up about Mrs. Thomas in the November 22nd Journal.
Congratulations to science teacher Mrs. Kimberly Bloch, one of five State Finalists for the state of West Virginia in Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow contest! Mrs. Bloch's application was one of 4,100 applications received by Samsung! For becoming a State Finalist, she will receive two Samsung Galaxy tablets! We wish her all the best of luck in the Finals with her Elk's Run Watershed project! Nice going, Mrs. Bloch!
Stream Scholars Summer Camp is open to students in 6th through 8th grade through the Cacapon Institute of Great Cacapon, West Virginia. Science teachers Mrs. Moffat and Mrs. Thomas have both worked previously with the Cacapon Institute. Students who participate in this action-filled camp will learn about stream and watershed science through water quality testing, stream sampling, and safe outdoor recreation. Read their informational sheet and register! If you register before December 4th, you will receive a holiday gift pack, which includes early registration with a $100 discount, Stream Scholars t-shirt, waterproof notebook, water bottle, soil science kit, and more(a $50 value)!
It is never too early to research how to get funding for your college education, Mustangs! Check out the 2016 Eligibility Requirements for the Initial PROMISE Award. To be awarded the PROMISE Scholarship an applicant must meet all applicable eligibility requirements by the established deadline.
(from a press release) "Voya, Inc. (Financial) announced that Carolyn Thomas, a teacher from Wildwood Middle School, has received a $2000 grant as part of the company's 2015 Unsung Heroes Awards competition. Selected from nearly 1000 applicants, Thomas is one of only 100 winners across the country and one of two from West Virginia.
Thomas's innovative teaching idea "Hooked on the Sun" focused on expanding an existing unit dedicated to water and native brook trout to include the study of solar energy and its relationship to clean water."
Needless to say, the Wildwood community is very proud of Mrs. Thomas and her continued quest to provide the very best education to our Wildwood Mustangs. (see picture above)
Hey, Mustangs, look for an upcoming Channel 18 Mascot Roundup episode featuring science teachers Carolyn Thomas and Denise Lykens and seventh grader Jacob Doyle to focus on Wildwood Middle School! Mascot Roundup airs on both Comcast Cable Channel 18 as well as the YouTube Channel - jcsvideserv. Great program! Make time to watch it!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 7th and 8th Grade Parade Practice
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Basketball vs. South
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ELA Content Team Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Basketball vs. North
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Basketball vs. Mountain Ridge
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Math Content Team Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Basketball vs. Charles Town
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education - Regular Meeting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Basketball vs. Spring Mills
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Leadership Meeting
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Basketball vs. Shepherdstown