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8th Grade Students - Don't forget about your FREE GearUP resources!

posted Sep 4, 2018, 5:36 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 12:35 PM ]

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1. Tutoring
Need help with your homework? Want to take a practice quiz to help you study or prepare for testing? Try Tutor.com!

Username:    Your PowerSchool ID
Password:     gearup

Did you know that all BCPS 8th - 11th graders have FREE access to tutors online?  The Appalachian State GEAR UP program offers you 24/7 tutoring assistance in algebra, English, biology, and over 40 other subjects including honors classes!  You can also upload a paper and within a few hours, receive a critique of your paper with suggestions on how to improve it! All you have to do is log in to: www.tutor.com/appstate and use your Powerschool ID as your username and ‘gearup’ as your password. Get live help from an online tutor today!     
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2. Virtual Job Shadowing                                              
Not sure what you want to do after high school?? Let Virtual Job Shadow help you figure that out! 

Virtual Job Shadow is an online career planning and career exploration resource that provides all the tools and resources for charting your career path by choice, not chance. It's highly engaging, fun, and works on any computer, tablet, or smartphone, making job shadowing a unique digital experience! Features include: Job Shadow Videos, College & University Search, Career Search, Job and Internship Search, Resume Builder, and more!

Steps to Access:
1.  Website: virtualjobshadow.com               
2. Click Login                            
3. License: Search for your school by first name  (Example: Heritage, Patton, Walter, Liberty, etc…)
4. Student Login Information
5. Username: PowerSchool ID (lunch #)
6. Password: jobshadow

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Find out more information about GearUP here 


posted May 16, 2018, 6:41 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated May 16, 2018, 7:11 AM ]

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NC law requires all students entering the 7th grade to have one dose of Tdap and one dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine.  
IMPORTANT: You will have to submit a copy of your child's immunizations before he or she can enroll in Public School.  According to the law, after 30 days your student will not be able to attend school without these vaccinations.  Please email our school nurse, Mrs. Guinn, with any questions.  An immunization schedule can be referenced here from NC Health and Human Services.  

Carolina Panthers Play60 Junior Training Camp

posted Apr 24, 2018, 9:41 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 9:44 AM ]

The Carolina Panthers organization will be coming to Walter Johnson Middle School on Tuesday, May 8th to set up a fun obstacle course for ALL 6th and 7th grade students. There will be eight stations the students will run through. If you would like more information on the event, visit www.panthers.com/community
Parents, please encourage your child to participate in this great event. Students must have a release form signed by their parent/guardian in order to participate. These forms must be turned in to your homeroom teacher by Friday, May 4th . If the student does not have a release form filled out, they will not be able to participate. We look forward to all our students being involved with the Carolina Panthers organization.  Contact the school office or Coach Carter if you have any questions.  
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A Note from the School Nurse

posted Jan 30, 2018, 6:04 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 10:37 AM ]

Help protect your children -- and their classmates -- when they're under the weather, so that they can return to the classroom healthy and ready to learn.

When your child is sick

The best thing you can do is to keep your children home when sick. This will help stop the spread of illness to other children and teachers. Keep them home when they show any of these symptoms:

·       Fever of 100 degrees F or higher

·       Nausea or vomiting  

·       Severe Headache

·       Diarrhea

·       Red, watery eyes with yellow or green discharge

·       Undiagnosed rash

Children should stay home until they have been naturally without fever for at least 24 hours. Please do not give children fever-reducing medication and then send them to school.

If you are called to pick up a sick child at school, please come quickly. If you know your child has been exposed to someone diagnosed with the flu virus, call your doctor immediately to find out what to do.

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Canned Food Drive

posted Nov 16, 2017, 6:50 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 9:38 AM ]

The WJMS Student Council is sponsoring our annual Fall Canned Food Drive from November 13th-December 18th.  Any canned food or non-perishable items that you can donate would be greatly appreciated!  Items will go to the food pantries at WJMS and BUCM.   The homeroom with the most items collected will receive a special treat from the Student Council on Tuesday, Dec. 19th.  Thank you for your support!
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Soccer and Volleyball Tryouts

posted Aug 13, 2017, 5:22 PM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Aug 13, 2017, 5:22 PM ]

Soccer and Volleyball try-outs will begin August 29th from 3:00-5:00 pm.  All students who try out must have a current physical on file.

Summer Soccer Workouts

posted Aug 13, 2017, 5:21 PM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Aug 13, 2017, 5:21 PM ]

Boys and Girls will have conditioning workouts the week of Aug. 21st - Aug. 25th from 3:30-5:00.  These conditioning workouts are not mandatory to make the team.

Are you ready for some (flag) football?!

posted Apr 12, 2017, 5:36 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 5:50 AM ]

Walter Johnson has been challenged by Liberty Middle School to play in our first Powder Puff flag football game!  The proceeds from this event will go to 3 special families, including two of our very own here at Walter Johnson.  The game will be held here at home on May 22nd and will begin at 4:00pm.  Please come on out and support your Jackets!

Breakfast Madness!

posted Mar 1, 2017, 10:41 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 10:47 AM ]

Breakfast Madness is coming to WJMS on Tuesday, March 7th from 7 - 8am!  Breakfast will be available in the cafe and outside at the BCPS Food Truck! Breakfast specials include the Basket-Bowl, a tater tot bowl with egg, bacon, and gravy; and a Sunrise Peach Smoothie.  Big Dawg 92.1 will be on site to broadcast their show live.  The Freedom HS Basketball team will also be hosting fun games for the students that offer a chance to win prizes. Remember, all students can eat breakfast for free, so we invite everyone to get here early and join in on the fun!

Souperintendent’s Souperbowl Canned-Food Drive

posted Jan 23, 2017, 6:56 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 6:56 AM ]

Walter Johnson Middle School is proud to participate in the fourth annual Souperintendent’s Souperbowl Canned-Food Drive Jan. 9th through Feb. 6th. The county-wide donations will be distributed to four different local charities:  Burke United Christian Ministries, East Burke Christian Ministries, Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church in Rutherford College and the East Burke High School food pantry.  

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