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Important info from School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers reveals the stakes around the May 6 Board of County Supervisors meeting that will decide if funding will support the unanimously-passed 2016-17 School Board budget for educating 88,000 PWCS students. Click for the facts  


 
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Cell Phone Use
Parents, with SOLs quickly approaching, the administration is asking that students leave their cell phones at home. Although cell phones are permitted in school, parents and students have been made aware that the phones must be turned off and placed in the student’s locker upon arriving at school. The use of cell phones during school time has become a distraction to the academic process. I am asking that you remind your child (ren), that if a teacher or staff member see a student with their cell phone, in class, in the cafeteria, or in the hallway, it will be confiscated and given to Mr. Madison, Safety and Security Officer. Once the cell phone is taken, a discipline referral will be written and the cell phone will only be returned to the parent. Parents and students should also be aware that a discipline referral will result in the student missing 30 minutes of reward day on June 15.
SOL Academy Starts April 9th
This year, we will once again have our annual SOL Saturday Academy in Reading and Math as well as 8th Grade Science and Social Studies. Students were selected based on previous SOL scores and teacher recommendations. We will meet on April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, April 30th, May 7th, and May 14th. Language Arts and Math students will meet from 8:00-10:00 AM. Students who will be coming for either 8th grade Social Studies and Science will meet from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM. 8th grade students who are invited to both sessions are encouraged to attend both sessions. Transportation is not provided. If your child will be participating, we expect that they will be dropped off by 8:00 AM and be picked up promptly at 10:00AM. For the later session, students must be dropped off by 10:00 AM and picked up by 12:00 PM. 
Each Saturday that we meet, students will receive targeted instruction which we know will benefit your child. Snack will be provided for all students. At the end of each session, students will be allowed to have free gym time or be allowed to play soccer outside. Recreational time is a reward that must be earned based on hard work and appropriate behavior. 
 
Este año, vamos a volver a tener nuestra Academia Anual SOL de Sábado en Lectura y Matemáticas al igual que Ciencias y Ciencias Sociales para 8º grado. Los estudiantes fueron seleccionados en base a las puntuaciones SOL anteriores y recomendaciones de los maestros. Nos reuniremos el 9 de abril, 16 de abril, 23 de abril, 30 de abril, 7 de mayo, y el 14 de mayo de 8:30-10:30 AM. Los alumnos que vendrán para Artes de Lenguaje o Matemáticas tendrán clase de 8:00-10:00 AM.  Los alumnos que vendrán para Ciencia o Ciencias Sociales tendrán clase de 10:00-12:00 PM.  Alumnos de 8º grado que son invitados a las dos sesiones deberán hacerlo. No se proporciona transporte. Si su hijo/a va a participar, esperamos que usted lo traiga a las 8:00 AM y que regrese por el/ella puntualmente a las 10:00.  Para la segunda sesión deberán traerlo a las 10:00 AM y regresar por el/ella a las 12:00 PM.  
Cada sábado que nos encontramos, los estudiantes recibirán instrucción específica que sabemos que va a beneficiar a su hijo. Merienda será proporcionado para todos los estudiantes. La parte final de cada sesión, se les permitirá tener tiempo libre en el gimnasio o podrán jugar al fútbol afuera. Tiempo libre es una recompensa que se debe ganar con base en el trabajo duro y el comportamiento adecuado.

Summer School Registration Dates
Summer School registration will be April 28 - June 3.  The registration form may be printed from the Summer School website. Once completed, the registration form should be submitted to Woodbridge Middle School along with payment in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made payable to Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) if applicable. The registration form must be submitted to Woodbridge Middle School during the open registration dates for the proper signature.

Late registration will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Woodbridge Middle School from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Tuition will be charged at late registration if the form has not been signed by the home (attending) school principal verifying that the student has been recommended for summer school. Please be advised that this is the only date for late registration. Due to teacher staffing and room availability, registration may not be accepted after Saturday, June 25, 2016. 


WMS Needs Substiute Teachers
Are you looking for a way to get involved in your son/daughter’s school and make some money at the same time?  Woodbridge Middle needs substitute teachers!  Prince William County Schools require an application, two references, completion of child abuse and neglect training, and a copy of unofficial or official transcripts.  For more information, please go to the Human Resources website.
2016 Student Success Academy
Does you student need help with study skills, organization, time-management, note-taking, or understanding his/her learning style?  We have the solution! Register your student for the 2016 Student Success Academy at The Nokesville School!  It is open to all students currently in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8, and it will be taught by professional school counselors.  The cost is $125 for a one week session; choose from two session offerings - July 11-15 or July 18-22.  Transportation will be provided from express bus locations throughout Prince William County.  For more information or to download an application visit the PWCS summer school web page or see your student’s school counselor. 
Gar-Field Class of 2020 Open House
The Class of 2020 Family Open House for 8th graders who will be attending Gar-Field next year will be held at Gar-Field Hight School on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
Summer Art Enrichment 2016

Students interested in attending the Summer Art Enrichment program now can start the Application process. The program's theme is " Color Your World". It will be located at The Nokesville School  on July5th -15th.  The tuition is $200.00 which includes all the materials.  It is an excellent opportunity for interested students. More information is on the PWCS Art Dept. webpage or see Mrs.Pighini.


Student Pick-Up Policies
Parents who are picking their child up after school are reminded that they must be in the pick up lane and pick up their child at Door 4 by the trailers. NO STUDENT is to be picked up on York Drive! We appreciate parent cooperation in helping us keep our students safe.
 
No Place for Hate anti-bias leadership training
Woodbridge Middle School is expanding efforts to involve students in creating an educational environment that is safe and respectful. As part of this effort, a group of students at Woodbridge Middle School will have the opportunity to participate in our No Place for Hate anti-bias leadership training. An informational meeting will be for students interested in finding out more about our No Place for Hate Program and possibly becoming a student trainer.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Calhoun or Mr. Belkorchi at 703 494 3181.
Find Your Neighborhood Bus Stop & Schedule
The Woodbridge Middle School Bus Schedule is now available.  In addition, a new online search tool lets you find your neighborhood bus stop and schedule. Enter your address and grade information to learn the bus stop and times for your assigned school. You will be presented with the bus number and approximate time of bus arrival for pickup.  



 
Free Office 365 Suite Available
WMS students have free access to powerful learning and creative software to use at home and on the go. Microsoft’s new Student Advantage Program permits downloading and use of the entire Office 365 suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Lync, Outlook, and Access) on up to five compatible PCs or Macs at no charge.
The free program is open to all WMS students. Downloaded software can be used by family members too. It includes free automatic updates, and is good for as long as students remain in Prince William County Public Schools.  Instructions can be found here.
All WMS students have been worked with and provided with their account information.  WMS cannot provide support for personal computers and mobile devices, however, general questions and login issues can be directed to Mr. Jones at jonessx@pwcs.edu.

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