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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.  

You Are Invited To An Evening Of Music!

posted Dec 8, 2016, 9:39 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 9:48 AM ]

The WJMS Band and Chorus will be putting on a festive concert on Tuesday, December 13th, and everyone is invited!  The Band will take the stage at 6:30 to begin the evening, and the Chorus concert will follow at 7:30.  Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be appreciated.  All proceeds will be used to support the Band and Chorus program and to purchase new music.  Please come out and show your support for our fantastic students and directors!  

Join Us in Supporting Those Fighting the Wildfires

posted Nov 11, 2016, 6:11 PM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Nov 14, 2016, 5:15 AM ]

Mr. Lowman is spearheading collection efforts to support our firefighters as they fight the devastating wildfires that are currently raging in South Mountain State Park.  Drop off any donations in the school office by Wednesday, November 16th, and he will deliver them.  Any of the following items would be helpful to the firemen, forest service workers, law enforcement and other volunteers that are working:  
  • bottled water & protein water
  • gallon jugs of water
  • Gatorade (powder or liquid)
  • beef jerky, granola bars, crackers, snack bars or other portable food items
  • batteries for head lamps
  • ChapStick
  • baby wipes
  • eye drops
Thank you for your willingness to help!

Come visit the Book Fair!

posted Nov 4, 2016, 6:23 AM by Brandy Huffman   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 11:54 AM ]

Our book fair is now here and will be available through Wednesday, the 16th!  Please come see all the great books and items that we have available.  It will be open during parent conference days next Monday (until 7:30pm) and Tuesday (until 11:00am) if you wish to browse with your student.  Each $10 purchase or donation gets an entry into a drawing where you can win a free book or poster, and there will be multiple winners!  A portion of every purchase does help our Media Center, so we thank you for your support!

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