Shark Bytes 1/20/23

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 12:57pm
 Shark Bytes

January 20, 2023

Happy Friday Tiger Shark Families!

Today is the last day of 2nd quarter.  We are half way thru the school year.  Quarter 2 Report Cards will be available to view on Tuesday, January 31 after 4:00 p.m. Printed copies are not being issued. Parents can view their child's report card through HCPSS Connect.

As a reminder, school is closed for students on Monday, January 23rd. Quarter 3 classes start on Tuesday, January 24th. Please log in to HCPSS Connect to view your child's new Quarter 3 schedule.

**Have an incoming 6th grader and you were not able to make it to the Parent Information Night?   Find all the information shared WLMS Parent Night for Rising 6th Graders 2022-2023.pdf 


Important dates:

  • January 23rd- School Closed for students.  Professional Work day

  • January 31st- Report cards available after 4pm on HCPSS Connect

  • January 31st- WLMS Spelling Bee at 7:00PM

  • February 9th- Dental Clinic **See message  from Healthroom

  • February 16th- PTSA Zoom meeting at 7pm

  • February 20th- Schools and Offices closed Presidents Day

  • February 28th- WLMS Symphonic Band Assessment FT to LRHS

  • March 2nd- WLMS Concert Band Adjudication FT to LRHS


Message from Healthroom:

Wilde Lake Middle School will have a dental clinic. The clinic is  scheduled for February 9th. Forms went home this week. Please check with your student to make sure they have received a Dental Form.pdf   Please return the completed form to the home room teacher.  All forms are due by January 24, 2023. Any questions and/or concerns feel free to call the health room @ 410-313-8940.


It's time for the Wilde Lake High School Dance Company & Placement Auditions! 

If you are planning to take Dance at Wilde Lake High School next year and have prior dance training in ballet, modern, jazz, or other styles of dance, completing the audition is highly recommended so that you may be placed in the appropriate level for the upcoming school year.   If you do not have prior dance experience, you do NOT need to complete the audition.  Simply sign up for Dance I, the beginner level dance class!

For all pertinent audition information, please follow the link!

To be considered, dancers must complete all 3 parts of the audition by the due dates listed.

Part 1:  Dancer Questionnaire  (Due Friday, January 27th at 3:00pm)

Part 2:  Teacher Recommendations (Due Friday, January 27th at 3:00pm)

Part 3:  In Person Dance Audition  (Monday, January 30th & Tuesday January 31st)  

Please note that freshmen are only eligible for placement in Dance 1 - 4 or Junior Dance Company G/T as specified in the HCPSS Course Catalog.  Freshmen are not eligible for placement in Senior Dance Company G/T.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tucci at and follow us on Instagram @wildelakedance


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!!


Online enrollment requests for HCPSS’ 2023 Summer Programs for currently enrolled HCPSS students will open Wednesday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m. Enrollment requests can be made via HCPSS Connect Synergy by a parent, guardian, school counselor or school achievement liaison. Enrollment requests do not guarantee placement in courses. Summer Programs 2023

The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County (TCOE), in collaboration with the Howard County Public School System, will host a TCOE Community Academy on Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships on Saturday, January 28 from 9:00-10:30 am. The event will be virtual. The session will provide information regarding healthy and unhealthy relationships. Representatives from HCPSS, as well as Howard County community organizations, will provide resources and education on managing peer conflict, identifying abuse in teen relationships, and identifying skills and strategies to intervene if needed. Registration is required, and families can complete the registration linked here

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Webinars for Middle School Students/Parents
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program wants to ensure that all students and parents have a better 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, a virtual webinar session will be offered to support understanding and planning for rising 7th and 8th grade parents/students. This webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required for attendance. Use 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 


Facebook:  wlmsptsa


 Membership Form:

Boosters meeting for Tuesday January 17th at 7 pm Meeting id 852 1156 8516; passcode 678387


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