Gifted Young Scholars Academy

VIDEO: GYSA River Trip

October 1, 2018

Click image to watch the video.

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.

News from School Counseling

September 26, 2018

Please see the following announcements from the School Counseling Department.  They can also be found on the School Counseling page (Resources page, then click the School Counseling link on the right).

1. Attention ALL 6th Graders: International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Applications are available now in school counseling. Please contact Ms. Kendra Brown or Ms. Brittany Nill. The deadline for the applications to be turned in to the counselors is November 16, 2018 by 3:00 pm. Three information sessions will be held for IB Middle Years. The first session is at Fairfield Middle on October 17, 2018. Session one is 5:00-6:00 pm and session two is 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the gym. On October 16, 2018, the second session will be held at Moody Middle in the auditorium. The first session will start at 4:30-5:30 and the second session will start at 6:00-7:00 pm.  Then on October 23, 2018, the third session will take place in the gym at Tuckahoe Middle. The first session will start at 5:00-6:00 pm and the second session will start at 6:00-7:00 pm.

2. Applications for Maggie L. Walker’s Governor School will be available October 15th. There will be three information sessions held in Henrico. The first one will be at Rolfe Middle School on October 15, 2018; the second session will be held at Wilder Middle School on October 16, 2018 and the third session will be held at Pocahontas Middle School on October 17, 2018. All sessions will start at 6:30 pm and last until 7:30 pm. The Governor’s School will host a session on November 12, 2018 at 6:30-8:30 pm.

3. Attention ALL 8th Graders: Specialty Center Applications will be available online starting November 19, 2018.  Check with Mrs. Miles and Ms. Nill for more information. Information Sessions will be held on September 26th at Varina High School. On October 4, 2018 the second session will be held at Henrico High school. Then On October 9, 2018, Douglas S. Freeman will host the third information session. The fourth information session will be held at J. R. Tucker High School on October 15, 2018. All sessions will start at 7:00 pm.

Sports updates

September 26, 2018

important message pictureParents/guardians of football and soccer players,

The location of the football game this afternoon against Hungary Creek MS has been changed back to WILDER MS.  The start time remains at 4:45pm.

The soccer game has been CANCELED today.  The team will not practice, students should go home on their regular transportation.

Sports practices canceled for today

September 24, 2018

important message pictureWilder parents/guardians,

Due to the rain, the following practices have been canceled for today:

Girls Soccer
Girls Tennis

As of 10:30, Girls Basketball and Cheerleading are still practicing.

Changes to Sports Schedules

September 20, 2018

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Attention Wilder parents/guardians,

There are a few changes to our sporting events next week.  Please see the following updated information for our football, boys soccer, girls tennis, and girls basketball teams and adjust your plans accordingly.  Thank you for your continued support of Wilder Middle School and we hope to see you at the games!


Hungary Creek vs. Wilder — the location has been changed to HENRICO HIGH SCHOOL at 4:45pm, date remains September 26th

Hungary Creek vs. Wilder — the date has been changed to WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th at 4:45pm, game location remains at Wilder

Hungary Creek vs. Wilder — the date has been changed to WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th at 4:45pm, match location remains at Wilder

Hungary Creek vs. Wilder — the date has been changed to WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th at 4:45pm, game location remains at Wilder

Get Ready to Dance!

September 19, 2018

People dancingOur first dance of the year is almost here!  Students in all grades are welcome to join the 7th grade team as they host the Back 2 School Dance!

Friday, September 28th
3:30pm – 6:00pm
Wilder Gym

$5 Admission includes your ticket, two slices of pizza, and a drink!  Additional snacks, candy, drinks, and photos will also be available for purchase.  Permission slips have been handed out, but can also be found on the Resources page under Parent Information and Flyers.

Hope to see you next Friday!

REMINDER: Schedule Changes

September 12, 2018

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Henrico families,

This message is to confirm our plans for the remainder of this week:

Thursday, Sept. 13: Normal school day. However, all after-school activities are now cancelled.

Friday, Sept. 14: Henrico County Public Schools will be CLOSED for all students and staff. This includes 12-month employees (Code 0).

Saturday, Sept. 15: Schools CLOSED for community activities and events.

Sunday, Sept 16: Schools CLOSED for community activities and events.

Monday, Sept. 17 and beyond: To be determined.

Given the updated weather forecast, we have received a small amount of feedback that our decision to close on Friday was made too early, or that we should reconsider. However, we receive information from numerous state and local sources, including the Henrico County Office of Emergency Management. As of this morning, Henrico OEM is still anticipating rain along with windy conditions beginning on Friday. This means an increased chance of power outages, downed trees and localized flooding.

We believe in the advice of emergency management experts to make plans early and to communicate those plans early. In this case we announced our plan approximately three days prior to landfall based on the best available information at the time. The safety of our students and staff will always be our top priority, and this decision allowed families ample time to take precautions and plan accordingly. Separately, certain Henrico County schools may also be needed as emergency shelters, but that is not currently in effect at this time.

Like you, we will remain vigilant as the storm approaches. If a major hurricane ends up producing “only” rain in Henrico County, then we will be very thankful that the situation did not end up being worse.

To stay up to date on school system information there are several sources:

Voicemail, email, text messages sent to your contact information on file.

Website: www.henricoschools.us

Facebook: @HenricoCountyPublicSchools

Instagram: @henricocountyschools

Twitter: @HenricoSchools

(On social media, search #ReadyHenrico and #FlorenceVA for up-to-date local information.)

Detailed information about the school system’s methods of communication are also available here: http://henricoschools.us/communications/

To sign up for emergency alerts by Henrico County government’s “Code Red” community notification system, visit www.henricoalert.org


Thanks for your time, attention and support of Henrico County Public Schools!

Andy Jenks

Director, Communications and Public Relations

News from the CAR

September 10, 2018

important message pictureParents/Guardians,

All students will begin MAPS testing at the end of the month.  Please refer to the MAPS Growth letter (under the Resources tab) for more information.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Golden at 515-1100.

This Week’s Reminders

September 10, 2018

Reminder dates

Greetings Wilder Wolverines,

This week, students will begin using their lockers and will be expected to put their backpacks in their lockers upon arrival.  Also, sports tryouts begin this week.  Students must have a current physical in order to tryout.  Please see reminders below.

Cell Phones– If your student has a cell phone, they will have to keep it off and secured in their locker during the school day.  They may not have their cell phone with them during the school day.

Headphones-If students have headphones they must be secured in their backpack or locker.

Transportation- If there comes a times when you need to contact transportation after hours, please go to the following website for each zone contact.  http://henricoschools.us/transportation/  Students that ride hub buses may have two or more zone contacts.

Here are your calendar reminders.

Monday, September 17

Grades and attendance information will begin posting on the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Tuesday, September 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 19

Student Half Day

Dismissal begins at 12:15

Thursday, September 27

CRC Parent Workshop from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

GYSA Parent Workshop from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Friday, September 28 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Back to School Dance

Have a great week!

A few reminders

September 5, 2018

Reminder dates

In preparation for the school year, we wanted to share with you some important information to review with your child.


Students will have a grab and go breakfast this year, in which they will pick up their breakfast as soon as they get off of the bus and take it to their classrooms to eat.

Cell Phones– If your student has a cell phone, they will have to keep it off and secured in their locker during the school day.  They may not have their cell phone with them during the school day.   

Dress Code– Students are expected to follow the dress code.  Shorts, skirts, and dresses must reach the tip of the thumb.  No sagging pants. No slides or flip flops.  No revealing clothing. Straps must be 2 inches or wider.

Fees– If you have not paid your child’s fees, you may still pay them online by clicking on the link https://www.studentquickpay.com/henrico/Default.aspx or you may pay them in the library. 

Headphones– If students have headphones they must be secured in their backpack or locker.

Transportation– Remember riding the bus is a privilege and students are expected to be seated and talk at a level 1 voice level.

Walkers– If your child is a walker, please fill out the permission to walk form located in the main office.

Let’s have a great year!


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