Gifted Young Scholars Academy

2019 Community Day!

May 13, 2019

2019 Community DayJoin us this Saturday, May 18th, for Community Day!

This year Wilder is teaming up with Henrico High School for a fantastic Community Day event.  There will be vendors, music, prizes, games, food trucks, a silent auction, and more!

Saturday, May 18th
11:00am – 3:00pm
Henrico High School (302 Azalea Ave)

For more information, please email the Henrico HS PTSA (hhwarriorsptsa@gmail.com) or Wilder PTSA (secretary@wilderptsa.org)

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

May 6, 2019

HCPS-TV stopped by Mr. Dunson’s class as he engaged his students with a cool math lesson on Theoretical and Experimental Math problems

The Book Fair is almost here!

April 18, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Spring BOGO Book Fair!

Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd  /  WMS Library

  • All items are Buy One, Get One FREE!

  • Free Book Giveaway!

  • eWallet – a new cash-free payment option!

More details can be found at http://tiny.cc/bogo19 or you can call Ms. Kier in the library at 804-515-1100

News from School Counseling

March 12, 2019

important message pictureCAREER DAY 2019!

March 29, 2019 — 8:30am – 12:30pm

This annual fun-filled day will feature representatives from many different careers in our area.  Students, be sure to dress in your best attire – DRESS FOR SUCCESS!


VIDEO: Hovercraft Project

March 6, 2019

Wilder Middle School students enjoyed an exciting day collaborating to make hovercrafts. The gym at The Eastern Henrico Recreation Center was transformed into a make-shift hovercraft laboratory. The students spent the morning working together in teams building the hovercrafts and then put them to the test in the afternoon. The Hovercraft Project teaches STEAM principles to students through fun, participatory, project-based learning.

Family Learning Night: “Let’s Make It Happen”

March 4, 2019

Reminder datesSave the date for Tuesday, March 19th and join us at Henrico High School from 5:30pm – 8:30pm for an evening of information for all HCPS parents!

“A division-wide night for all parents to talk with vendors about academic support, summer camps, college camps, summer jobs, adult career opportunities, and numerous other resources.”

  • light snacks
  • Kids’ Zone in the library
  • Amazon gift cards

Family Learning Night

Need some new Wilder gear?

February 26, 2019

Reminder datesThis is your lucky week!  Our school-wide fundraiser is open through this Friday, and you can purchase some awesome Wilder gear for your and your family!  You can browse and purchase online at the link below.  Thanks for your support of Wilder MS!

Wilder Gear fundraising link

News from the CAR

February 13, 2019

important message pictureParents/Guardians,

The schedule for the 8th Grade Writing SOL Writing test is now set.  The Direct Writing Prompt will be Tuesday, March 19th, and the Multiple Choice test will be Wednesday, March 20th.  To see the letter from Mr. Golden with all of the information for the tests, please go to:

Resources tab –> “Parent Information and Flyers” section –> “Grade 8 Writing Letter.”

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Golden at 515-1100.

WOM Health and Wellness Event

February 13, 2019

important message pictureYOU’RE INVITED!

Join the HCPS Department of Family & Community Engagement at New Bridge Learning Center Auditorium for our “Loving Yourself” Women on the Move Health and Wellness Event!

Saturday, February 23rd
11:00am – 2:00pm

This event is open to families and students, and includes:

  • free health screenings
  • social media safety tips
  • retail vendors
  • door prizes
  • refreshments and snacks
  • self-care tips
  • and much more!

For more information and the return flyer, please see the flyer here:

Resources tab –> “Parent Information and Flyers” section –> “WOM Loving Yourself 2019”

This Week’s Reminders

January 3, 2019

Reminder dates

We hope you all had an exhilarating and relaxing Winter Break!

From the PTSA:
We are excited about our New Year/Winter Dance coming up on January 11th, from 3:45 – 6:00 p.m.!  Updated flyers/permission slips will be distributed starting tomorrow, and tickets will go on sale Monday, January 7th. Tickets are $5 which includes 2 slices of pizza and an entry for the Powerbeats 3 earphones we will be giving away to one lucky scholar!

We will need some volunteer help for this event. Please click on the online signup genius link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4EA9AB2CAAFE3-ptsa

We have other exciting events and opportunities coming up. Our Front Porch Social will be held on March 20th and our Community Day, April 27th. In addition, we were awarded from Google to host a “Be Internet Awesome” workshop for families and students. Be on the lookout for details on these events.

Thank you for your continued support for our scholars and our Wilder community. Looking forward to a great 2019!



Don’t forget to call the main office when your child is absent and/or send in a note when they return.

Calendar Reminders:

Tuesday, January 8

PTSA Board Meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

GYSA Family Forum (Auditorium) from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, January 11

PTSA Winter Dance from 3:45-6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

School Closed

Friday, January 25

8th Grade Literacy Lock-in

3:30-6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 28

Student Holiday


6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, VA 23227
Phone (804) 515-1100 | Fax (804) 515-1110
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Dr. Deia Champ, Principal
Joseph Amico, Associate Principal
John Elmore, Assistant Principal
Linda Hill, Assistant Principal
Silvanus Thrower, Assistant Principal