Gifted Young Scholars Academy

2018 Tree Lighting – You’re Invited!

December 3, 2018

Tree Lighting info

Looking for a fun family event!  Head to the Richmond Raceway tomorrow, December 4th, at 6:30pm for the Christmas Tree Lighting!  There will be hot chocolate, cookies, and entertainment!  Hope to see you there!

2018 Tree Lighting

Winter Music Extravaganza!

November 27, 2018

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30pm for our Winter Music Concert!

Featuring the following Wilder music groups:

  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Concert Choirs
  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Concert Bands
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Band

The fun begins at 5:00pm with the Electives Fair in the cafeteria (get detailed information about the elective classes offered at Wilder), followed by the Winter Concert.  We hope to see you there!

This Week’s Reminders

November 26, 2018

Reminder dates

This is just a friendly reminder to please pick up your fundraiser orders as soon as possible.  All orders are located in the main office and may be picked up from 8:00-4:30 p.m.


Please remind your students of the following dress code reminders.

  • Students may not wear: bandanas, do-rags, head scarves (with the exception of head garments for religious reasons), hair picks, wave caps, large combs, brushes, and rollers.
  • Dresses, skirts, shorts, athletic shorts, and other similar clothing must reach the tip of the thumb when hands placed at the sides (arms straight with palms flat). When wearing leggings, tights, or similar apparel as an outer garment, tops must also reach the tip of the thumb.
  • Students may not wear slides.


If you have not joined the PTSA it’s not too late!

By joining the PTSA you will get connected with other parents, teachers and scholars. You will also see our Wilder community continue to grow through volunteering, having access to resources and member discounts, becoming more aware of what is happening in Wilder, and HAVING A VOICE to be heard.

Join here: http://bit.ly/2iuHJxq (If you have not already created an account, click on the “Create a New User” link) or contact us directly about joining @ membership@wilderptsa.org.

Please visit our website http://wilder.henricoschools.us/ for sports schedules and other activities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WilderMiddle and Instagram @wilder_middle.


Calendar Reminders:

Thursday, November 29

PTSA Meeting from 5:30-5:45 p.m.

Reading and Math Night from 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 30

Literacy Lock-in 8th Grade from 3:30-7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 3

Make-up Picture Day

Tuesday, December 4

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Richmond Raceway at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, December 11

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

Friday, December 14

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

Tuesday, December 18

Winter Music Concert- Auditorium from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 20-Wednesday, January 2

Winter Break

Fall Book Fair

October 30, 2018

book fair 7 days awayWe are officially one week away from our Fall Book Fair!

Flyers were handed out today during 8th block.  Inside there is also information about setting up your eWallet account so your student doesn’t have to pay with cash!

In-school Fair = Tuesday, November 6th through Wednesday, November 14th
Online Fair = Thursday, November 1st through Wednesday, November 14th

Here are some highlights for the fair:

  • Extended hours
    • Open from 8:00am – 4:00pm on November 6th (Election Day)!
    • Open from 3:30pm – 7:30pm on November 13th (P/T evening conferences)!
    • Open from 3:30pm – 6:30pm on November 14th (during CRC College Fair)!
  • E-Wallet – a new cashless payment option!
  • Online Fair shopping available for thousands of additional titles!

Visit http://tiny.cc/wmsfair18 for all the details!

Winter Sport Tryouts

October 29, 2018

wrestling and basketballTryouts for our Wilder Wolverine Wrestling team will start on November 12th.

  • You must have a current physical on file here at the school in order to participate.
  • Tryouts/Practice will be over by 5:15p.m.
  • Please have transportation here no later than 5:15p.m.


Tryouts for our Wilder Wolverine Boys Basketball Team will start on November 12th.

  • You must have a current physical on file here at the school in order to participate.
  • 6th grade only will try out on the 12th.
  • 7th Grade only will try out on the 13th.
  • 8th Grade only will try out on the 14th.
  • Tryouts will be over by 5:15, please have transportation here no later than 5:15p.m.



Parent Teacher Conferences

October 25, 2018

important message pictureWilder Parents/Guardians,

Our first round of Parent/Teacher Conferences is almost here!  On Tuesday, your student was given a conference form for you to fill out with your preferred times to meet with teachers.  We have two conference dates, November 6th (morning) and November 13th (evening).

Please fill out the form for your preferred date (the 6th or the 13th) and return it to the school as soon as possible.  The forms are attached below as well as on the Resources page under “Parent Information and Flyers.”

Parent Teacher Conference forms

News from School Counseling

October 16, 2018

important message pictureInterested in one of Henrico’s Specialty Centers?  The Open House schedule is now available!  Dates and locations are linked under the “Parent Information and Flyers” section of the Resources page, as well as on the School Counseling page.  If you have any questions about the Specialty Centers, please contact the Counseling Department.


Specialty Centers include:

  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programs
  • Center for Engineering
  • ACE Center at Hermitage and ACE Center at Highland Springs
  • Center for Education and Human Development
  • Center for Spanish Language and Global Citizenship
  • Center for Communications and Media Relations
  • Advance College Academy, Business Administration
  • Center for Humanites
  • Center for the Arts
  • Center for Leadership, Government, and Global Economics
  • Center for Information Technology
  • Advance College Academy Social Sciences
  • The Todd A. Phillips Center

Important Announcement

October 11, 2018

important message pictureGood Afternoon WMS Families,

As a follow-up to the message you received from Henrico County Public Schools, all after-school activities are cancelled.  Students will be dismissed at the regular dismissal time of 3:15.  As in any situation where parents pick up students, please remember to bring your ID and sign your child out in the main office. If you plan to send someone to pick up your child, please remember they must be on your authorization to pick up form you completed at the beginning of this year. Be safe and have a great afternoon.

2018 PTA Reflections Art Awards

October 11, 2018

Apply NowDo you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!

What PTA 2018 Reflections Art Awards is all about? Check out this video!

This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today from the Main Office or visit: http://bit.ly/WilderPTSA_Reflections.

Submission should be submitted to the main office by October 31, 2018.


October 10, 2018

Did you know? graphicDid you know that regular school attendance is the largest predictor of high school success, even over 8th grade test scores?  Did you know that students should not miss more than 9 days of school, regardless of the reason, in one school year in order to stay on a successful academic track?   Check out these quick informational flyers so that you stay informed!  (you can also find them on the Resources tab under “Parent Information and Flyers”).

Attendance Statistics and Families – includes statistical information on the impact of attendance on students’ academic success in middle and high school, as well as tips on helping your student stay engaged and how you can communicate effectively with your school.

Attendance – What Families Can Do – infographic that covers who is affected by chronic absenteeism, why it matters that your child is present at school, and tips on how to help your child avoid being absent at school.


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