WLMS Newsletter 3/22/2024

Fri, 03/22/2024 - 10:02am

Spring Break is just hours away.  Whether you're planning family adventures, time at home, or simply enjoying the warmer weather, we hope this break brings rest, fun, and wonderful opportunities to connect.  We'll see you refreshed and ready to learn after the break on Tuesday, April 2nd!

Congratulations to our Debate Team!  They had a 2-0 win this week over Thomas Viaduct Middle and Mount View Middle.Congratulations Ms. Perry and the Debate Team!

Congratulations to Trey Scata!  Trey represented WLMS at the National History Day Competition this past weekend.  Kudos to his teacher Mr. Glanz as well as  Mrs. Tanner, Mrs. Shelley and Mrs. Perry for encouraging and supporting our students in conducting historical research, meeting deadlines, completing projects, and producing high quality entries.

Junior Division Individual Performance 1st Place
Anesthesia: Its Developments and Its benefits. Try Not to Fall Asleep!
Trey Scata
Wilde Lake Middle School

Effective April 2nd: Outside Food Expectations

Students are not permitted to order food to be delivered during the school day. This includes but is not limited to: using UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash or any other food delivery service. School deliveries from outside unknown resources are considered a Student Safety Risk and Violation/School Disruption (Policy 1040).  Delivery will be refused as we do not have the capability to process this during the school day.  If a parent would like to bring their child’s lunch to the school, we ask that you do so prior to the start of your child’s lunch shift.  Parents will need to leave the lunch with our Front Office staff.


-Spring Break begins March 25th and Ends on April 1st.  
-Spring Picture Day is APRIL 3rd. Backgrounds Packages 
- School starts @ 8:30 AM. We encourage students to arrive at 8:15AM so that they can eat Breakfast and prepare for the school day. No breakfast may be brought from home.  We have a grant that  allows every student at WLMS to receive breakfast.  
- Update your family file! This is needed for field trips, and emergency school closures.

Important Dates: https://wlms.hcpss.org/calendar​​​​​​​

March 25th - April 1st - Schools Closed for Spring Break
**New Date **April 2nd- PTSA Meeting 
April 3rd- Spring Picture day- came home 3/20 
 Spring Pic packages Background choices MUST have payment and order on 4/3.  
April 4th- Choral Assessments at Howard High School
April 4th- National Cryptologic Museum w/ Ms. Bernard
April 10th- Schools Closed for Students-Professional Work Day
April 11th- String Fling @ WLHS w/Dice
April 18th- PTSA Meeting

Yearbook Pre-sales!

Don’t wait to reserve your student(s) copy of the WLMS yearbook!  Pre-order online for $25!  Special pricing ends April 1st.  Beginning April 2nd, yearbooks will be $30.  Cash or online payment only.  

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8th Grade News/Save the Dates

The end of the 2023-2024 school year is quickly approaching.  The 8th Grade team is in the process of planning many special events for our 8th grade students.  Mark your calendars! Times and dates are subject to change based on circumstances beyond our control.  

Harbor Cruise: Date:  May 28th Price:$80 each  
Donate a ticket or funds for a student in need:    
Payment plan for Harbor Cruise 2 $40 payments 1st payment due April 6th and 2nd payment due May 3rd. 
8th Grade Formal Dance: June 7th 6-8pm
8th Grade EOY Block Party Promotion Celebration: June 12th 6:30-8:30pm

Music In The Parks - More details to follow

Band, orchestra, or chorus are going to Six Flags America for an annual Music in the Parks trip.  This trip will take place on May 31, 2024.  This trip is an extended day field trip.  The purpose of the trip is to perform in the Music in the Parks competition.  The cost of the trip is $107 for students and $75 for Chaperones..  This cost may be paid in one or two payments.  If you choose to pay in two separate payments the first payment is due March 26th, at which point $53.50 is the cost.  The second cost is due April 19th in which point the cost is $53.50.  There will be no refunds.  

If you wish to begin paying for the field trip, please click Chaperone, Chorus, Band or Orchestra to pay.


PAYMENT PLAN- Two payments of $53.50.  First payment is due by March 26th.  The second payment is  due by April 19th

2024 Summer Programs Registration Opens February 15 at 6 p.m.

Synergy online enrollment requests for currently enrolled HCPSS students are open for enrollment. Families can find up-to-date course information and enrollment directions on the Summer Programs web page (https://www.hcpss.org/summer-programs/.)

Gifted and Talented (G/T) Summer Institutes for Talent Development

​​The Gifted and Talented (G/T) Summer Institutes for Talent Development offers additional advanced-level instruction and enrichment experiences not regularly available during the academic school year for students entering grades 1-8. Rigorous instruction focusing on talent development is offered in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, technology and fine arts.

No testing nor prior G/T coursework is required for enrollment in these enrichment offerings.

For Summer 2024, we will be offering one two-week session from July 8 - 19 at Burleigh Manor Middle School. While the program is half-day, before and after care is available on site via Howard County Recreation and Parks.

A few highlights *Bus transportation to area collector stops!  *Exciting courses in Humanities, STEM, and the Arts!

Financial assistance is available for students participating in the Free and Reduced Meal Program.

Families of HCPSS students may enter registration requests through HCPSS Connect beginning on April 2 at 6 p.m.   For more information on how to register, please see this registration guide.  G/T Course Listing  G/T Course Matrix     Contact: GTSummer@hcpss.org or 410-313-6671.

1.  Next meeting will take place on 4/2 via zoom or in person in the FACS room. 
2. "FOREVER SHARK BRICKS" ON SALE NOW! Purchase an engraved Shark Brick and preserve your legacy at WLMS. 
Costs: $65 per brick; $10 for certificate.
Order your custom Shark Brick today here: https://www.bricksrus.com/order/wlms
Join the WLMS PTSA!

Planet Aid Clothing Donation Update

Thanks for your donations and your support. Planet Aid pays WLMS by the pound and all that money goes to our school activities, PBIS, etc. We often receive inquiries about how we can help students and families in need with various school expenses or handling a crisis situation like a house fire. Dropping off clothing donations to the Planetaid bin is a great way to help out.