Newsletter 10/7/22

Fri, 10/07/2022 - 7:47pm

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October 7, 2022

Happy Friday, TigerShark Families! 

On October 11th and October 12th, WLMS will begin MAP testing.  Be sure your student is well rested and on time for school.

Need conversation starters for your student as to what is going on in the classrooms at WLMS?

This week in English Language Arts:

G6:  Ms. Fredrick's classes are working on GIST statements - Get To The Point; Mrs. Washington's classes has been gaining background information about the "The Lost Boys of Sudan" in preparation for the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park which we will begin next week.This week in ELA 6 GT we have continued to work on the creation of resources to support independent learning. We have also worked on setting MAP Testing Goals; short-term and long-term. Finally, we are working on the pre-reading process for "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park.

G7: We are exploring the complexities of interpersonal relationships, the role of social identities in human interactions, and the social impact of gentrification through our reading and analysis of two short stories: "Eraser Tattoo" by Jason Reynolds and "Pineapple" by Sara Farizan.

G8: This week in 8th grade ELA, students reading Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", are analyzing the author's use of symbolism by examining the imagery with the novel's opening chapters. 

Students reading Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" are discussing parallels between the novel's protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, and the Greek myth of Prometheus, through the lens of Romanticism. Students are further developing an understanding of these themes through an exploration of J. Robert Oppenheimer's creation of the atomic bomb and his regrets in the years following. 

Fall MAP Testing

The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment is designed to measure a student’s academic achievement and growth over time in reading and mathematics. Together with other classroom-based information, MAP results can help teachers make instructional decisions that match the needs of each child.

The MAP testing will take place during your students Math and ELA classes. 

*Did you miss out on ordering your students Fall Pictures?  Online orders can be made at with code WLMSF22  Orders will not be accepted after Monday.

 Important dates:

  • Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th Hispanic Heritage Month

  • October 10th- MOD Pizza PTSA Fundraiser MODF10049

  • October 11th-12th- MAP testing through ELA and Math classes.(with the exception of 8th grade GT ELA, Algebra I, and Geometry classes)

  • October 17th- Flu Clinic

  • October 28th- WLMS BINGO Sponsored by WLMS PTSA details forthcoming



Your child MUST SIGN UP BY 10/12/22 in order for your child to receive the vaccination on 10/17

Wilde Lake Middle School is offering a flu clinic on October 17th, for staff and students. To register for the flu shot I have provided a link. This link can be accessed online or by a cell phone. This link is for Wilde Lake Middle School. Parents that have students attending other schools in the county will register on that schools' link. Students and/or staff that have an egg allergy (anaphylaxis reaction) will need to have the flu vaccine administered in the doctor's office. Registration will close five days before the clinic. Families that do not have internet access please call the health room. We can provide a form to be completed.  See below for the link. Any questions and/or concerns feel free to contact the health room @410-313-8940.

Is your child looking for an activity after school?

Wilde Lake Middle School’s After School Intramurals hace begun. Is your student interested in participating in the Memory Book club or Art Club?  Have your child stop by the front office to pick up a permission slip.

Art Club will meet on Thursday’s from 3:00-4:00pmMemory Book Club will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:00-3:45pm

PTSA Corner

Website: WLMS PTSA Website 


Facebook:  wlmsptsa

PTSA Meeting: Thursday October 20th at 7 PM over Zoom.

Join the WLMS PTSA: If you have not already, please take a moment to join the WLMS PTSA. Donations can also be made on our website. 

Restaurant Night: Join us for our first Restaurant Night at MOD Pizza on Monday October 10. Order in person or online (Fundraiser Code: MODF10049)

Fun Fridays:  Please see this Sign-up Genius for details and to help volunteer during school lunch times.

Fall Bingo Night- Fri. Oct. 28th, 6:30-8:30pm: We will be hosting a bingo night for the whole family as our first community event of the year. Volunteer information and details about the night coming soon. As with any PTSA event, you do not have to be a member of the PTSA to volunteer or attend. All are welcome!


Interested in travel?  

Join us for Spring Break 2024!  We’ll begin in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; then travel to Bruges, Belgium; and end our journey in Paris, France.

You are invited to join Madame Belz and Ms. Gwynn-Haymes for an informational session about traveling during Spring Break 2024.  We’ll discuss the travel itinerary and fundraising.  All WLMS students are invited. You may visit to learn more about the trip.  The information includes pricing, dates, and the itinerary. Explorica is the party organizing and responsible for this trip.  This trip is NOT a Howard County Public School System, Wilde Lake Middle School, or PTSA sponsored trip, and the individuals chaperoning the trip are not acting as agents for the Howard County Public School System.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE WITH MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MA has been automatically renewed since March 2020. However, automatic renewals will stop very soon, so please call the Health Dept Insurance Line at (410) 313-5845 to check your status. They will set up an appointment for you to renew if needed.