Newsletter 4/6/24

Sat, 04/06/2024 - 8:06pm
WLMS Newsletter 
The Columbia Mall Art Show is a huge exhibition that shows off the hard work of our amazing WLMS art program and talented students! 
The show is on view from April 10th to April 29th. Our panel is usually located on the second floor near Sephora (but it could change). The reception is Thursday, April 11th from 5 pm - 6:30 pm.
Mr. Tullis and  Ms. Hunt had a difficult time picking art for the show because there were so many great pieces to pick from. Please congratulate the following students - it's a big accomplishment!

8th Grade: 

  • Izzy Cole

  • Henry Rinehart

  • Kendall McAfee

  • Katya Clark

  • Alexia Jamal

  • Ayden Bennett

  • Micah Jefferson

  • Alanna Kelly

  • Zachary Werner

  • Julia Livelsberger

  • Annie Unwin

  • Ren Seidman

  • Gabriel Sumaryo

  • Janemhier Voluntad

  • Isabel Zarfoss

  • Ayo Oluwatobi

  • Maansi Kalra Widner

  • Mikayla Washington

  • Kailyn Jones

  • Adison Ruffin

  • Cole Payne

  • LaShay Ricks

  • Charlotte La Bash

  • Daphne Richardson

  • Akash Dosaj

  • Damon Hite

  • Tyler Logan

  • Eltonia Thomas  

7th Grade

  • Nia Nazrul Hisham

  • Wabi Gemechis

  • Jordan Bradford

  • Justin Fitt

  • Colton Pax

  • Annie Conroy

  • Ace White

  • Islay Gomez

  • Gray Gray

  • Alexandra Mingo

  • Deksyos Getahun

  • Daniel Perez

  • Kate Killian

  • Joey Ficca

  • Dequan Hardy

  • Dylan Arbaiza

  • Clara Grue

  • Henry Vanderwagen

  • Savanna Spies

  • Lily Gardner

  • Max Mollinari


6th Grade: 

  • Lincoln Snyder

  • Grace Proetonis

  • Jemison Asante

  • Leona-Denise Voluntad

  • Kate Unwin

  • Maddox Patel 



Partial Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8th

Get ready for a partial solar eclipse on April 8, 2024! Howard County will see 88% coverage, making it noticeably darker outside. The eclipse starts at 2:00 p.m., peaks at 3:21 p.m., and ends around 4:35 p.m.

For more information about solar eclipses and safety, visit NASA: Solar Eclipse 2024



- 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:

April 9th- End of 3rd Quarter

April 10th- Schools Closed for Students-Professional Work Day

April 11th- String Fling @ WLHS w/Dice

April 17th- Report cards will be available after 4 pm

April 18th- PTSA Meeting

April 18th, 19th, 20th- Spring Cabaret at 7pm.

April 22nd- Earth Day

April 25th- WLMS Dance Performance

May 2nd- Spring Band Concert @WLHS

May 16th- PTSA Meeting

May 20th- Spring Chorus Concert @WLMS

May 21st- Spring Orchestra Concert @ WLHS


Yearbook Pre-sales!

Don’t wait to reserve your student(s) copy of the WLMS yearbook!  Yearbooks are $25.  Cash or online payment only.  See Mrs. Godwin with any questions.  

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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  

*Student/Chaperone Tickets *Donate a ticket or funds for a student in need    

8th Grade T-shirt- $15

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 -

Students in Band, Orchestra and 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


***WLMS is in need of one long term substitute teachers***

The position is Science.  If you are interested, please contact  Apply online at



 "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:

Join the WLMS PTSA! Any questions, email

Planet Aid Clothing Donation Update

Doing some Spring cleaning?  Have clothing to donate?  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.

2024 Summer Programs Registration Open

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 (

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. Contact: or 410-313-6671.

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.