Congratulations to the following students that medaled in the BCPS County Speech Contest that was held on Thursday, December 15th.
Rachel G.: 1st place in Prose
Kaitlyn P.: 2nd place for Poetry
Albany B.: 2nd place for Recited Oratory
Hunter E.: 3rd place for Recited Oratory
Charlie G.: 3rd place for Original Oratory
Way to represent, Jackets!
We are excited to announce that the WJMS Media Center has been awarded a Bright Ideas grant this year. The grant is sponsored by Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation and gives us $1000 to purchase new books that are focused on topics related to making and creating. Examples of topics that could be included are varied: learning to code, build robotics, upcycling old and unwanted things into new creations, origami, how to build webpages, scrapbooking, etc. The world of making is limited only by our own creativity! You can make topic recommendations by clicking here. Additionally, if you would like to be considered for a student focus group that will get to help determine the final list of titles purchased, please note that on your Google form submission by including your full name. Thank you Rutherford Electric for making this opportunity available to us this year!
Our Music Department will be having a fundraiser at Golden Corral on Thursday evening from 4-8pm. A portion of all proceeds that night will be donated back to our Choral and Band program. Be sure to let the cashier know that you are supporting WJMS that night to support these enriching programs. Thank you!
Are Microwaves Harmful?-Hunter E.
Fly High- Mathew P.
Do You Hear What You See? Daniela G.
Staying Hydrated- Sara G.
Growing Mold on Fruit- Jonathan J.
Which Soda Has More Carbonation? Micheal D.
Is a Dog's Mouth Cleaner than a Human's Mouth? - Ezra L.
Vinegar Pennies- Sawyer J.
Liquid vs. Steel- Bryson B.
Rooftop Gardens: Is it a good idea?- Rachel G.
Fingerprint Finding- Desiree G.
Can You Train a Guinea Pig? - Willow C.
WJMS Student Council has announced our Fall/Winter Canned Food Drive! It will begin the week of Oct. 31st and run through Dec. 16th to benefit our WJMS food pantry and BUCM. The homeroom with the most items collected will receive a holiday treat on Monday, Dec. 19th from the WJMS Student Council. Thank you for your support and helping us serve our community!
We will be showing off our school spirit October 10-14th; Let's see which grade level has the most school spirit!
Monday - Wacky Tacky Day (Wear the wackiest, tackiest outfit you can come up with!)
Tuesday - Decade Day (Throw it WAY back and wear something that reminds you of times gone by!)
Wednesday - School Colors Day & Pep Rally (Wear the color for your grade level to show your spirit! 6th grade - White; 7th grade - Black; 8th Grade - Yellow/Gold
Thursday - Twin Day (Grab a friend and plan to dress alike!)
Friday - Team Spirit Day (Show off your favorite teams by wearing team colors, jerseys, or anything else! Any sports team can be supported.)
Come out to cheer on our teams!
The Media Center is receiving 3 more Hokki stools and some new books through proposals on the Donors Choose website! The books include new and requested titles such as the newest Harry Potter title. Be sure to use the DonorsChoose banner at the top of the page to see what other needs are currently posted and how you can help!
Students and adults have the option of purchasing either a Gold or Silver Home Season Pass.
The Silver Pass is an individual pass which will get that person in to any Walter Johnson home athletic events all year for $40.
The Gold Pass is a family pass which will get up to four people in to any Walter Johnson home athletic event all year for $60.
Purchases may be made at the gate at any athletic event.
The following students will be moving onto Sectionals for NFL PPK in CharlotteThey will have a chance to move to the Carolina Panthers training facility in the next round. Great Job!
Emerson M. (10-11 boys age group)
Scout C. (10-11 girls age group)
Malikai L (12-13 boys age group)
Morgan S. (12-13 girls age group)
Jackson C. (14-15 boys age group)
The NFL PPK program will take place at the WJMS football field on Tuesday, September 13th at 3:00pm. Students must register beforehand, and the registration forms are due Friday, September 9th. If you need a registration form, please see Mr. Carter on the PE hallway.
You can find out more about NFL PPK by visiting their website: http://www.nflppk.com.