Gifted Young Scholars Academy

News from School Counseling

January 17, 2019

important message pictureCode RVA Open House!

February 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

Code RVA is now available for any 8th grade student to apply. This is a regional school that places emphasis on computer science. If interested, please apply to coderva.org/apply. The deadline to apply is February 22nd, 2019.  For more information, please see the flyer here:

Resources tab –> “Parent Information and Flyers” section –> “Code RVA Information”


News from the CAR

January 15, 2019

important message pictureParents/Guardians,

The schedule for Benchmark Testing that is starting next week is now available.  You will find the schedule here:

Resources tab –> “Parent Information and Flyers” section –> “Wilder Middle School Benchmark Testing Poster 2019.”

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

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

Updates for you!

December 13, 2018

important message pictureWilder Families,

Here are a few updates for you as we finish out the week.

  • Mid-term exams for high school credit courses have been canceled and the writing benchmark will be rescheduled.

  • The PTSA Winter Dance will not take place on Friday, December 14th. It will also be rescheduled.

Know an amazing principal? Nominate him or her for a 2018-19 REB leadership award

October 1, 2018

Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Eligible are principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

To find out more and download a nomination form, go to tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Awards/REB-Awards-for-Distinguished Educational-Leadership.

Who: The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a completed nomination form, downloaded from the foundation’s website, a one- to two-page typeset letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. It can be accompanied by up to three one-page letters of support. Principals may not nominate themselves.

When: Nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:

REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership

The Community Foundation

Attn: Stacey Keeley, Donor Engagement Officer

Boulders View Drive, Suite 110

Richmond, Va. 23225

For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of HCPS’ Department of Professional Learning and Leadership, at 804-652-3840. More information is also available at tcfrichmond.org.

Award recipients will be announced in March 2019.

VIDEO: GYSA River Trip

October 1, 2018

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Students in the Gifted program at Wilder MS spent a day at the Presquile National Wildlife Refuge learning about the James River and its food chain. The trip was in-conjunction with the James River Association and took place the last week of August.

VIDEO: First Day of School

September 4, 2018

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Click here for highlights from the first day of school.

Follow us on Social Media!

August 26, 2018

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Interested to see what’s happening at Wilder?  We’ve got you covered!  Check out the following accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get updates and announcements, quick looks into exciting lessons and events, and even a glimpse at what’s happening in the library:

Facebook – @wildermiddle
Twitter – @WilderMiddle
Instagram – @wms_reads (WMS Library account)


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