Wildwood Middle School
Concert goers are in for a treat! On Monday, December 12th, go to JHS at 6pm to hear our talented choral group under the direction of Mr. James Miller, sing beautiful music! Then, on Wednesday, December 14th, go to JHS at 7pm to listen to our fantastic band, under the direction of Mr. Craig Lee, make wonderful music!
Mr. Miller's Show Choir is selling homemade chocolates (ingredients provided by Classic Chocolates in Martinsburg, WV). They are still taking orders and selling milk chocolate peanut butter balls, coconut bon bons, caramels, pretzels, chocolate oreos, marshmallows, and peanut clusters. Each box is a half pound of chocolate, and proceeds help Show Choir cover costs for the year. You can view the order form here. Thank you from Mr. Miller for those that have already ordered!
Mustangs, did you know that we have a very special 6th grade hero in our midst? Alex Harris was voted the Kids Wish Network's Hero of the Month from his stay at Roanoke Carillon Hospital after his automobile accident. If you know Alex, you know he really is a hero!
State Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano visited Wildwood Friday, September 30th. He toured the school and met with students who told him about some great programs at Wildwood, including SeaPerch with Mrs. Lykens, FFA with Mr. Withrow, Coding with Mrs. Thomas, and Maker Space with Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Moffat!
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!
6:00 PM WMS Choral Concert at JHS
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Christmas Concert-All Bands