Wildwood Middle School
Mr. Dave Viands, WMS Athletic Director, and his family traveled to Morgantown to meet the Athletic Director at Elkview Middle School, which was flooded recently and heavily damaged. Mr. Viands contacted Jefferson County Middle Schools and others in order to round up some equipment for the Elkview Middle athletes. Elkview is a feeder school for Herbert Hoover High(also flooded), which will be using the middle school's field as an educational site. Many of the high schools have corporation support for equipment, but middle schools are just trying to come up with solutions as they can.
Attention: All Wildwood Middle Students and Parents! Wildwood will be adding a new student activity for the 2016-17 school year: a show choir! There will be a Pizza and Ice Cream Social Night Monday evening, August 29th, at 6pm in the WMS cafeteria. ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A WMS CHOIR MEMBER TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS GROUP! A show choir is a group whose members sing and dance at the same time(think TV show "Glee"). More information will be available soon on our school webpage.
We proudly present to the Wildwood Community:
Wildwood Teacher of the Year -- Mrs. Claire Webb
Wildwood Service Personnel of the Year -- Mrs. Donna Greenwalt
Welcome Ms. Anna Fennell, Ms. Lesa Rodrigues, Mr. James Miller, Ms. Julie Purkey, Ms. Dawn Rickard, Ms. Stephanie Smith, and Ms. Lindsey Walls. Please welcome our new Assistant Principal Mr. Joel Silver!
On May 17th our local Kiwanis Club honored the top fifty eighth graders from Jefferson County at an awards ceremony held at Wildwood. The PTO served delicious cake, one for each middle school, decorated with the names of the distinguished students! Mr. Pete Dougherty chaired the program, which featured the following Wildwood honorees: Thomas Berkman, Leah Berry, Michael Colina, Katherine Davis, Jessica Fisher, Isabelle Mari, Kailey Moler, Matthew Nace, Isabella O'Bannion, Amanda Pastora, James Rawlins, Olivia Romano, and Chelsea Wells. Those in attendance enjoyed hearing about the future plans of these young people!
Congratulations to eighth graders Chris Pfaltzgraff and Andrew Schattel, along with their science teacher, Mrs. Bloch! Chris and Andrew created a science project entitled "The Effect of Light on Sleep," which their teacher entered into the inaugural Bright Schools Competition. This competition is a collaborative effort of the National Sleep Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association that encourages students in grades 6-8 to explore the correlation between light and sleep and how it influences student health and performance. As a result of the competition, Chris and Andrew, along with Mrs. Bloch, have been named national finalists in the Bright Schools Competition! Nice work, Chris and Andrew!
Congratulations to seventh graders Paean Luby and Ross Elkon, who placed in the Regional Science Fair Tuesday, March 15th! Paean took 1st Place in Microbiology for her project on greener cleaners, using garlic and vinegar as antibacterial agents. Ross earned 3rd Place in Materials Science for his project on fingerprinting materials. Nice work, Paean and Ross!
The Wildwood Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Lee received a superior rating at the Eastern WV Regional Jazz Festival Saturday. Outstanding performance awards were given to the rhythm section, Brenna Patterson, Audrey Davis, Jessica Fisher, and Emma Lynch. Special thanks goes to Mrs. Chaney, Mrs. Turner, and Mrs. Stuart for chaperoning. Congratulations, Jazz Band and Mr. Lee!
Student artists Breanna Hindman, Lexy Oden, and Francis McAuliffe have their artwork displayed at the Fire House Gallery in Charles Town!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Cross Country Meet
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WMS - Meet the Teacher Night
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Football vs. Shepherdstown
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Football @ Charles Town
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Cross Country @ Romney
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Volleyball vs. Shepherdstown
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Football vs. Greenbrier East
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Volleyball vs. Charles Town
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Cross Country @ Sam Michael's
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Volleyball @ Harpers Ferry
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM WMS PTO meeting