Gifted Young Scholars Academy

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!


The 2019 Henrico Schools Survey is now open!

March 11, 2019

2019 Henrico Schools Survey

Tell us about your perspectives and experiences, you can help Henrico Schools improve and make important decisions about the future.

Student Survey | Parent/Guardian Survey

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

2019 Henrico Schools Survey

February 25, 2019

2019 Henrico Schools Survey

Does HCPS keep you in the loop?
How well are we fostering creativity?
Does your family’s school feel safe and welcoming?
We want to know what you think!

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”

Community Foundation needs your help to identify region’s outstanding teachers

February 11, 2019

Henrico, Va. Jan. 17, 2019 – Who is the special teacher in your life? The REB Awards for Teaching Excellence provide a tangible, public way to recognize outstanding teachers in Henrico County Public Schools – and give them the means to continue growing. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive professional development grants of $4,000 to $12,000, given to teachers who have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance.

Through a nomination process, approximately 15 outstanding teachers are selected each year to receive cash grants to support professional development activities.

Nominations are invited from parents, students, educators and the community at large. Award recipients have earned graduate degrees, climbed mountains, traced their ancestors and met peers from around the world – all to reignite their own passion for learning and to pass it on to their students.

Nominations must be made online. A letter in support of the nomination must be written by another individual and submitted online with the nomination.

Who:The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school staff and administrators (except for the school principal), and the community at large.

When: Nominations and letters of support must be submitted by Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.

How: Nominations must be submitted through the Community Foundation’s website. For detailed instructions, eligibility criteria and a link to the nomination portal, please visit https://www.cfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/REB-Awards-for-Teaching-Excellence#123671-award-amount.

*A link to the Community Foundation’s nomination portal can be found at henricoschools.us, under Hot Topics. For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of professional learning and leadership, at 804-652-3769.

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