Thu, 10/20/2022 - 1:38pm

October 20, 2022

Happy Friday, TigerShark Families! 

There are only 6 days left in the first marking period.  Be sure you are checking your student/s grade in Canvas.  Parent-Teacher Conference Registration opens on Monday, November 7 at 8:00 a.m. Conferences will be held in person on Monday, November 21 and virtually on Tuesday, November 22-Wednesday, November 23. Details and directions on how to register are available online. 

Important message re: lunch deliveries

Over the past few weeks, we have noticed an increase in DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats and other food delivery services for our students.  The students are ordering meals to be delivered during their lunch time.  However, these meals are not arriving on time, the students are ordering for other friends and this has caused a  huge disruption to the learning environment and lunch shifts.  Please have a discussion with your students and make arrangements for your child to purchase school lunch or pack a lunch from home.

 Important dates:

  • October 21st-  Schools closed for students, Professional Work Day
  • October 24th-  Schools closed for students, Professional Learning Day
  • October 28th- WLMS BINGO Sponsored by WLMS PTSA details forthcoming
  • November  2nd- Schools close 3 hours early.  End of 1st marking period.
  • November 7th- Conference scheduling window opens
  • November 8th- Schools and offices closed for Election Day.
  • November 11th- 8th Grade Lock-In
  • November 11th  Report Cards available to view through HCPSS Connect
  • November 14th-28th- Book Fair
  • November 21-23- Parent Teacher conferences.     
  • November 23rd-25th- Schools closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 29th- Orchestra concert at WLHS Rouse Theater


News from 8th Grade team:

What? 8th Grade Lock-In

When: Friday, November 11th

Where: Wilde Lake Middle

Who? 8th grade WLMS students

Cost? $30 includes pizza, snacks all night, dance, movies and games

**Students received permission slips this week. The permission slips and $30 are to be turned in to the front office by November 7th

WLMS joins Planet Aid in a Clothing Drive!

PTSA Corner

PTSA Meeting: Join us over Zoom next Thursday October 20th at 7 PM. All are welcome!

Fun Fridays:  More $10 Gift Cards will be given away Oct. 28th. Thank you to the families that generously donated to make this happen! Please see this Sign-up Genius to help volunteer during school lunch times.

Fall Family Bingo Night (FREE Event!): Join us on Friday Oct. 28th from 6:30 to 8:30PM in the WLMS Cafeteria for FREE Pizza, Snacks, Bingo, Prizes and FUN! All are welcome to attend. Food will be served starting at 6:30, and rounds of Bingo will start at 7. There will be multiple winners per round. If you are able to help out at all during the event, see the Sign-Up Genius here

Website: WLMS PTSA Website   Email:  Facebook:  wlmsptsa  Join the WLMS PTSA: join


Boosters meeting Wednesday November 9th via Zoom at 7 pm meeting id 852 1156 8516 passcode 678387 and the community is invited to join us on Facebook under WLMS Arts Boosters. 


CA's Teen Advisory committee has extended their free tutoring program for middle school students to be throughout the school year at both Columbia Athletic Club and Supreme Sports Club. Starting October 18, middle school students can come to Columbia Athletic Club on Tuesdays and Supreme Sports Club on Thursdays for free tutoring support as well as supervised basketball, ping pong and other recreational activities. No registration required, just bring your books and come ready to play!

BSAP College and Career Opportunities Night 

The HCPSS Black Student Achievement Program invites all students in Grades 8-12 and their families to attend the upcoming BSAP College and Career Opportunities Night on Thursday, October 27, 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Long Reach High School. Scholars in grades 8-12 are invited to learn more about HCPSS pathways, network with working professionals, and explore post-secondary 

opportunities. The evening will highlight nearby colleges and universities as well as local businesses within the Howard County area. To register, complete the registration form linked here.Links to an external site.Access the BSAP College and Career Opportunities NightLinks to an external site. flier for more information.

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. 

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.  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. ​​​​​​​