Wildwood Middle School
From August 7th through August 10th another Wildwood staff member, Mr. Rick Marstiller, travelled with seven other community members from his local church to help the flood victims in the town of Rainelle in Fayette County. A few of the projects they completed consisted of hauling away trash and debris from homes by the river, tearing out wet insulation in crawl space areas under some homes in town, cleaning mold and mildew inside homes with over five feet of flood water, and helping to install drywall in homes that were in the remodeling stage. Mr. Marstiller said that the work was rewarding because they were able to help give some of these families hope as they began to start rebuilding their lives. The group plans future trips next month. The staff members of Wildwood are privileged to work with those who have such a heart for others.
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.
Dr. Johnathan Pellish, NASA engineer at the Goddard Space Flight Center, visited science students at Wildwood Middle School on Wednesday, September 14. Dr. Pellish, the son of Susan Pellish and Jefferson County commissioner Walt Pellish, talked with 7th and 8th grade students in Carolyn Thomas' classes about careers and opportunities in STEM.
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 @ Capon Bridge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Football vs. Charles Town
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM JV Football vs. CTMS
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Cross Country @ Sam Michael's
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Varsity Volleyball @ Capon Bridge
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM JV Volleyball County Tournament
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Football @ Shepherdstown
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Varsity Volleyball @ WMS
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Football vs. Harpers Ferry
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Cross Country MAC Championship @ Romney
6:30 PM WMS PTO meeting