WLMS 3/25 Newsletter

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 2:24pm
Tiger Shark Bytes

March 25, 2022

Happy Friday, Tiger Shark Families!


Today the members of the WLMS debate workshop competed against Bonnie Branch Middle School and Dunloggin Middle School.  The resolution that was the debate topic was "Be it resolved that the US shall ban the production of all two axel gas powered vehicles by the year 2030".  While the results of the judges were not as we would have hoped, our team presented very valid and on point. I could not be more proud of the efforts and dedication of my 20+ debaters and hope that those in 6th and 7th grade return to the team next year.

Kudos to all! –Mr. Spicher


Share the good around you. Everyone appreciates sincere recognition for their efforts. Each week we will highlight your messages.

Recognize a staff member-  https://forms.gle/fcWenEdHEDPWobT19

Recognize a student-  https://forms.gle/5LA5stBoTkpVs1v87

2022-2023 Memory Book pre-orders starting April 1st.  $25 per book. Link coming soon to share photos for the Memory Book.  This year we will also be offering Donate-A-Book.

Important Dates:

3/28-4/1          WLMS BOOK FAIR

3/31                Book Fair Parent Night 6:30-7:30PM

4/1                  3 Hr Early Dismissal for Students/End of 3rd Marking Period

4/6-4/8            Math MAP Testing
4/8                  Report Cards Issued
4/11 - 4/18      Spring Break - Schools and Offices closed

4/20-4/22       ELA MAP Testing

4/26                Spring Picture Day More details to come!
4/27               Club Day-3hr Early Dismissal for Students



As of Wednesday, March 16, 2022, HCPSS has used four inclement weather days this

school year and made up one of those days by opening schools February 21. As such,

the last day for pre-K/RECC students is currently Tuesday, June 14, and for K-12

students is Friday, June 17, 2022. Full details on the calendar are available online.




Parents may use the ParentVUE mobile app to record the proper pronunciation of a

child's name. This recording will be available to teachers, school administrators, and

school support staff. Detailed directions are available online.



Students are expected to keep their cell phones/ear buds off and away during school

hours, including lunch and recess. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in their

phone/ear buds being confiscated and placed in a secure location. The student will be

able to pick up their phone/ear buds at the end of the day. We will call parents to keep

you updated if we have any concerns.

The rationale for this policy change is two-fold:

1. Phones/ear buds are becoming a distraction for student learning.

2. Phones/ear buds are not being used appropriately at school.

This policy will be communicated to students by teachers and administration. Please take

time to review the cell phone/ear buds expectations with your child. Thank you for your




PTSA Weekly Update:


PTSA Websitehttps://tigersharks.memberhub.com/


PTSA Meeting Issues: We wanted to apologize for the technical issues at last night’s meeting (3/24). We will be creating a new Zoom account and fixing the issue before the next meeting. Details will be available on the website once it is resolved


Forever Shark Legacy Brick: Visit the PTSA website for details on how to purchase an engraved Legacy brick that will be added to the pavement in front of the school. Cost is $65 per engraved brick, and money raised will go towards PTSA initiatives. 



Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser: Coming up on May 2nd from 9am to 6pm, you can stop by and pick up a delicious Bundt cake (or two) and mention the WLMS PTSA, and they will donate 20%. (Nothing Bundt Cakes is a local business and one of our Platinum Sponsors.)


River House Pizza Co. Orders: Drive-thru pick-up for the River House Pizza fundraiser will be on the evening of April 7th. More details to follow.


WLMS Spirit Wear: WLMS Spirit Wear will remain available for the rest of the school year! There is a store-wide 25% off sale going on between now and April 4th. 

WLMS SpiritWear


Covid Vaccine Clinics

Vaccine clinics hosted by Howard County Health Department and are offering adult and pediatric doses.  See below for dates and times:

3/29/22  4-6pm  Glenwood Library  2350 State Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723 

3/30/22  4-6pm  Central Branch Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044