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posted Oct 30, 2017, 5:45 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Nov 20, 2017, 11:56 AM ]

Congratulations to the raffle winner - JOHN BRADLEY!   

WJMS will be raffling off a beautiful sofa to fund the purchase of a new wireless microphone system.  The sofa is a white, theater-style and made by local manufacturer EKORNES and has a MSRP of $6000.  The drawing will be held on November 20th, and you do not need to be present to win.  Each raffle ticket costs $2 and must be purchased by November 17th.  Students will be bringing home a flyer in their Take Home Tuesday folders to request to sell raffle tickets.   We hope you will all join in and support this project! 

*A copy of the raffle flyer is also available here.  

Football Meeting

posted Aug 13, 2017, 5:19 PM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Aug 13, 2017, 5:20 PM ]

There will be a "Meet the Coaches" meeting for anyone interested in Football on Thursday, August 17th at 5:00 in the WJMS gym.    

Universal Free Breakfast - Now Available at WJMS

posted Mar 1, 2017, 10:43 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 10:43 AM ]

We are happy to inform you that WJMS is participating in the Universal Free Breakfast Program.  This pilot program began on Monday, January 30th.  Universal breakfast is a program that allows every student in the school to eat breakfast for free!  Your child automatically qualifies and can start receiving a free breakfast at school immediately.

Speech Contest Winners

posted Dec 15, 2016, 10:57 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Dec 20, 2016, 7:05 AM ]

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 All Makers" Bright Ideas Grant

posted Dec 2, 2016, 12:20 PM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Dec 2, 2016, 12:38 PM ]

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!

WJMS Music Night at Golden Corral

posted Nov 14, 2016, 5:09 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Nov 14, 2016, 5:15 AM ]

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!

Congratulations to our Science Fair winners!

posted Nov 4, 2016, 11:48 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Dec 16, 2016, 9:27 AM ]

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.

Annual Winter Canned Food Drive

posted Oct 28, 2016, 5:47 PM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 11:49 AM ]

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!

Spirit Week

posted Oct 7, 2016, 6:34 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 11:53 AM ]

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!

More Materials Provided Through DonorsChoose!

posted Sep 29, 2016, 7:43 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 11:53 AM ]

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!  

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