Newsletter 5/12/23

Fri, 05/12/2023 - 7:41pm
Tiger Shark Bytes

May 12, 2023

Hello Tigershark families,
It is hard to believe we only have 21 days left of the 2022/2023 school year. Today our 6th and 7th graders earned the opportunity to participate in an Afterschool Social. It was great to see how many students joined their friends and classmates to dance, play basketball and  game in our media center.  In the coming weeks, we look forward to celebrating our 8th graders as they get ready to move onto high school.  Please be on the lookout for information coming home with your 8th graders.  
We are halfway through the 4th quarter, this is the perfect time to check Canvas for grades and missing assignments.  We are finishing up Math MCAP testing  on Tuesday 5/16  and Wednesday 5/17. Please make sure that your child brings their fully charged laptop to school and their charger. 
WLMS PTSA celebrated our staff with a delicious lunch from Cozy Cafe, scratch off tickets, yummy cookies donated by Mad River Bakes, chair massages from LivingWellness and the staff’s favorite…. a popcorn bar!  We thank you and appreciate your generosity this week.
Bus Update
Thank you to all the families who have registered for bus transportation next year.  There are 239 students who remain unregistered. If your children are eligible for bus transportation you must register through HCPSS Connect Synergy to receive bus service for the 2023-2024 school year.  This new process will take place annually to help HCPSS plan for student ridership and to make routes more efficient. Registration for 2023-2024 bus service is open now through June 1.
Visit for instructions on how to register and more information. Families who reside in non-transportation areas are not eligible for bus transportation and do not need to take any action. Find the new non-transportation areas for your school online. Students who receive transportation as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan do not need to register.
Doing some spring cleaning?  Have clothes you would like to donate?  Stop by and drop them in the yellow Planet Aid bin near the baseball field.  Portion of the proceeds is donated to Wilde Lake Middle. 
Important dates:
  • May 16th- rising 7th grade in school immunization clinic
  • May 22nd- Orchestra Concert at WLHS
  • May 23rd- Chorus Concert 
  • May 26th- Band, Chorus and Orchestra FT 
  • May 30th- 8th Grade Harbor Cruise FT
  • June 1st- Bus Transportation for 2023/24 registration is due.
  • June 2- Shark Bite Store during lunches
  • June 2nd- Evening of the Arts 
  • June 6th- Rising High School Visits
  • June 12th- 8th Grade Family Block Party Celebration Just as last year, this event is not a formal event.  It will be similar to our beginning of year block party.  
  • June 14th- Last Day of School  3 hour early dismissal
***Memory Books are now available for pre-order.  Order now until May 19th for only $25.  Price goes up to $30 on May 20th.***
Attention rising 7th graders for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year; the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requires all 7th graders in the state of Maryland have one Tdap and one Meningitis (MCV4) vaccine BEFORE entering school. 
Current 6th grade students who haven't received these vaccinations should have received a letter and consent form about the Wilde Lake Middle Vaccine Clinic being held on May 16th by the Howard County Health Department, where your child can receive those vaccines here at school- FREE.
Your child may not be able to attend school this Fall until these vaccines are complete and the health room has a copy on file.
Vaccination records can be sent to or
PTSA Corner
Open Positions for the ‘23/‘24 School Year:  We are planning for the PTSA Board for next school year, and we have several open positions. If you are interested in one of the open positions or learning more about them, please email us (email below). Open Positions include: President, Vice President, Membership, Restaurant Nights, and PTACHC Rep.
May 18th PTSA Meeting, Special Guests:  Join us at our monthly Zoom meeting to meet the Principal, PTSA President, and Booster Representative from Atholton High School. They asked to join us, and will be introducing themselves and answering questions at the beginning of our meeting at 7 PM. (We will be reaching out to the PTSA at Wilde Lake HS to see if they would be interested in joining us as well.)
Facebook:  wlmsptsa
Message from WLHS:
Wilde Lake Football's   9th grade night coming up this Wednesday May 17th
Saturday, May 13: Jazz Cabaret!! Join us for a hot night of cool jazz performed by the WLHS Jazz Ensemble. Our very own Main Street is transformed into a timeless Jazz Cabaret! The concert beings at 7:00-Doors open at 6:30, Light food and beverages will be available for purchase. Order your tickets now to guarantee your seating! Please go to our website WLHS Jazz Cabaret for details.
Wednesday, May 17, at 7:00: Spring Band Concert. Please join us for this celebration of music performed by the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.  Details and links are also on our website:
Summer Sports Camps
The Wilde Lake Athletic Department and Boosters Club are proud to offer Summer Sports Camps each year! We encourage participation by anyone interested, regardless of skill level or experience. Camps are led by WLHS Coaches and associated with extensive youth coaching experience at all levels. This year's camps include Basketball, Football, Soccer, Boys' Lacrosse, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Softball, and Speed Training. You can visit the included link for more information and to register.  We look forward to seeing you at The Lake this summer!