Parents on Tap – Dates to Remember

October 18, 2016

important message pictureParents,

Please take a look at the attached schedule below and make plans to attend these events and special activities.  You can also find this schedule in the Tuesday Packet for 10-18-16.  Thank you for your continued support of WMS!

Parents on Tap

Hat Day!

October 16, 2016

bc-ribbonSponsored by your PTSA
On Friday October 21st, your scholar will be able to wear his/her hat in school all day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Beginning Oct. 17-20 the PTSA will be collecting $1.00 for the privilege of participating.  Collection will be in the mornings by the bus ramp.  Scholars will receive a wristband to show they are allowed to participate.  A surprise treat will be available to all scholars that include PINK in their hat.

Afterschool Tutoring

October 11, 2016


Our “Be the Change” tutoring program officially begins today!  Thanks to those who have signed up to participate.  If you haven’t signed up and are interested in doing so, it’s not too late!  See Mrs. Banks in the library to grab a permission form.

PTSA 1st General Meeting

October 11, 2016



Please plan to attend our 1ST General Meeting.   We MUST have at least 25 PTSA members present and accounted for, so voting can take place.

We have gotten off to a GREAT start!  Our membership has more than doubled since last year.  Let’s not lose the momentum and embody our school theme and



WMS Sponsor a Scholar!

September 27, 2016

Sponsors WelcomeWMS Families & Community Members,

As I expressed during our Back to School Night it is critically important that we support ALL scholars.  Currently we have approximately 300 of our scholars who have not paid their fees at this point in the year.  In order for scholars to be successful they need the appropriate tools for learning.   I’m encouraging families and community members to engage in Random Acts of Kindness by Sponsoring A Scholar.  Any donation will be greatly appreciated and will be applied to a scholar who demonstrates need.  There are several ways you can send us your donation.  You can send it with your scholar in an envelope to the front office, you can come to the school to drop it off in the front office or you can mail it to our school.  Thanks to the families who have already donated.  Receipts will be given to all individuals who donate.  Remember to “Be the Change”.

Today’s Classroom

September 19, 2016

HCPS-TV dropped in on Mr. Nick Ingraham’s English class for a lesson on the novel, “The Book Thief.” Click here to watch the video.

Parents: How to Access Schoology

September 16, 2016

Schoology logo

This year, Parents can access Schoology by using your child’s login credentials.

  1. Log out of all Google Accounts
  2. Go to drive.google.com and use student credentials to login to Google
  3. Once logged in to Google, open a new tab and go to henrico.schoology.com
  4. You should automatically be logged in to Schoology.

Here is a troubleshooting guide to help if you are having any difficulty.

Students will receive more info on accessing Schoology during laptop training training, Sept. 12-15.

Currently, the Schoology Parent Portal is not available, but is expected to go online in the 2017-18 school year. For more information, please see this link on what Schoology has to offer.

Below is a document about Family Access for Schoology:


Reading Regularly

September 8, 2016

Wilder is empowering students to develop their own individualized reading lists to help improve literacy. Click here for the video!

Important Dates 2016-17

September 7, 2016

WMS 2016-17 Important Dates to Remember for Parents and Students

Downloadable PDF here

Date                                                                      Time                                                      Activity

*Wednesday, August 24, 2016                   9:00-noon                                   Paw Pals for rising 6th graders

Wednesday, August 31, 2016                    All Day                                       *Provide Proof of TDAP shots

Thursday, September 1, 2016                    4:00-7:00pm                              WMS Fee Night

Tuesday, September 6, 2016                      8:05-3:15pm                             First Day of School

Tuesday, September 20, 2016                   6:00-8:00pm                              WMS Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 21, 2016             12:15 Dismissal                          Student Half Day

Tuesday, September 27, 2016                    8:00-9:00am                             Principal’s Coffee

TBD                                                            TBD                                            First PTSA Meeting

*TDAP Shots for 6th Graders & 6th Grade Schedules

All 6th grade parents should have submitted proof of current TDAP shots.  If you have not provided proof of TDAP, please do so no later than August 31st.  If your scholar hasn’t gotten this shot please schedule his/her appointment right away.

6th grade students that are unable to attend Paw Pals will not be able to pick up schedules until fee night (September 1st).

Important information for Fee Night

August 31, 2016


Join us for Fee Night!

Day: Thursday, September 1
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

For more information: Fee Night



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:
Solomon Jefferson, Principal
Joseph Amico, Associate Principal
John Elmore, Assistant Principal
Linda Hill, Assistant Principal
Silvanus Thrower, Assistant Principal