WLMS Newsletter February 24, 2017

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 1:18pm

February 24, 2017




It was an eventful and exciting 3 school day week!  Students at every grade level were honored yesterday at the quarter two awards assemblies for academic achievement and improvement, as well as showing consistent citizenship in making WLMS a great learning community!  Mrs. Russo snapped group photos for every honor roll and award category.  We look forward to displaying our students’ names and their achievements in the new hallway display cases!


Today was also exciting as students participated in the “Hoops for Heart” fundraiser during their related arts time.   Our students collectively raised over $4,000 and had a blast practicing and showcasing their basketball skills.


Finally, we hope to see you this evening for the annual WLMS Soul Food Feast from 6:30-8:30!  


Friendly Reminder:  Have you signed up for March parent teacher conferences?

The parent teacher conference window opened last Friday and closes on Monday, March 6 at 8AM. Parent teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, March 9 from 12:30 PM to 7PM and Friday, March 10 from 12:30 to 3PM.  The teachers prepare their own availability in the conference schedule.  Parents are limited to four (4) conferences @ 15 minutes each.  For more information, please contact our Support Services Office at 410-313-6960.




Anne Swartz, Lexi Couch, Denise Young, James McVey


Important Dates

Friday, February 24 – Soul Food Feast – 6:30-8:30pm

Wednesday, March 8 – Third Quarter Interim Reports issued

Thursday, March 9 – 3 Hour Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Friday, March 10 – 3 Hour Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, March 24 – GOTCHA Store

Tuesday, March 28 – Spring Student Pictures


Engraved Bricks

Bricks -  200 Shark Bricks will surround the flagpole at our brand new Wilde Lake Middle School.  Purchase a Shark Brick and preserve their legacy. Shark bricks are $65.  The money raised will support novel supplemental programs, such as visits by local artists and motivational speakers, after-school STEM activities, enrichment programs by "green" experts, and other resources that will allow practical application of the green technology in the new Net Zero School (e.g. iPADs to monitor energy consumption). Of course, we also seek to continue to provide ongoing student activities, such as Back to School Night, Gotcha Store, After-School Enrichment Programs, GT Enrichment Fair and Family

Programs. For additional fundraising opportunities please see the attached flyer and order form.


Community Notices


Maryland Leadership Workshops presents Journey, a week-long leadership experience designed especially to help young women in Howard County (currently in grades 7 or 8) with the transition to high school. Workshops and activities draw out innate leadership skills resulting in enhanced motivation and self-esteem. To find out more, visit www.mlw.org or join us at one of the following info sessions at Hammond High School: Thursday 2/23 at 6:00pm or Saturday 2/25 at 1:30pm.



Healthy Relationships and Dating Dangers

The Council of Elders Community Academy is sponsoring a session on Healthy Relationships and Dating Dangers.  This session will be held Saturday, February 25 from 9-11:15am at Oakland Mills High School. See the attached flyer for more information.