Shark Bytes Newsletter 12/16/22

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 12:03pm
WLMS Shark Bytes

December 16, 2022

Happy Friday, TigerShark Families! 

Our chorus students did a phenomenal job at the Winter Concert on December 12th. They were led by our very own, Todd Hrico.  Can’t wait for their Spring Concert!  Next, Wednesday is our Winter Band Concert.  This will take place at Wilde Lake High School.  Come out and support our Band students and their director, Mrs. Tiffany Walker.

Last night was the first of 4 shows for the WLMS Tiger Shark Theater Company.  Don’t miss out on this production!  The Wilde Lake Middle School Tiger Shark Theater Company proudly presents, David and Lisa, a beautiful story of two troubled adolescents during a semester at school.  Performance dates are: Friday, December 16 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 pm.  Purchase your tickets today at  Tickets are $6 for students and $10 for adults.

Did someone say Shark Bites?  Today was our 1st Shark Bite Store.  The students were thrilled to spend their Shark Bites on fidgets, stickers, stuffed animals, posters, holiday items and so much more! Thank you to our AMAZING PTSA, volunteers and PBIS team for making this happen.

  Important dates:

  • December 16th, and 17th-Wilde Lake Middle School Tiger Shark Theater Company proudly presents, David and Lisa
  • December 21st- Band Concert
  • December 21st- Spirit Day! Winter Wear Wednesday Wear your festive hats, sweaters or cozy socks
  • December 26th- January 2nd- Schools Closed for Winter Break
  • January 16th- Schools and Offices Closed for MLK Jr Day
  • January 18th- Schools close 3 hours early for Professional Work and Wellness day
  • January 19th- PTSA Zoom Meeting
  • January 23rd- School Closed for students.  Professional Work day


Final Call - Season of Giving

We are still collecting donations for the upcoming holiday season.  We want to make sure that we take care of those members in our community who may need a helping hand.  There are TWO WAYS to give to our families in need:

  • We are collecting gift cards (Walmart, Target, Safeway and Giant) that we can distribute to the families. 

  • You can also donate online at https// 

Please give donations to Heather Godwin, the principal's secretary.


Happy Cart is Back this year!

Each month this winter-with your help- we plan to treat our staff with a special treat.  Thank you to each family that has donated Hot Cocoa and treats for WLMS Staff.  We greatly appreciate your donations.  Missed out on the donation and want to support?  Please see the sign up genius for items.  All you have to do is drop the items off and  we’ll do the rest!!

Message from Yearbook Club:

Over the past several weeks, we have had so many events in our WLMS community to celebrate.  Please add those wonderful moments to the link to be included in our yearbook:


Career and Technical Education (CTE) Webinars for Middle School Students/Parents: The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program wants all students and parents to have an understanding of CTE course offerings. With 24 career pathways, there are often many misconceptions related to CTE. To ensure that all students and parents make informed decisions with their middle and high school course selections, two virtual webinar sessions will be offered to support understanding and planning.

  • Rising 7th and 8th Grade CTE Webinar

    • Tuesday, January 31st 

      • Time:  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

      • Registration is required for attendance. Utilize this link to register.

      • A confirmation email will be sent upon completion of registration, and meeting reminders will be sent prior to the webinar. 

PTSA Corner

Spirit Wear Sale: The WLMS PTSA has Spirit Wear T-shirts for sale for only $10 each! Sizes are Adult S to Adult 2XL. Cash, Check, or online payment on our PTSA website are available. Once payments are received (please place cash or check in an envelope, label with your name and “For the PTSA” and turn into the main office) we will process orders and arrange in alphabetical order by last name for students to pick up in the Main Office. Days to pick-up orders will be announced. Please fill out the following SURVEY with your name and T-Shirt sizes for your order.  Website: WLMS PTSA Website   Email:  Facebook:  wlmsptsa


 Membership Form:

The Performing Arts Boosters will be selling flowers for families and friends to buy for students performing in the concert. Bring some cash to buy flowers for performing students!  $5 for a bundle of flowers, $15 for a full bouquet!

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 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.


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