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Wolverine Weekly Parent Newsletter

February 21, 2021

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Wilder Return to In-Person Principal Town Hall Event!

Join me on Sunday, February 21st from 6:00pm – 7:00pm for an informal chat about the return to in-person learning.  Bring your questions and recommendations for a safe return.  This will be an online event through Google Meet, and the meeting link is located in the newsletter.

Thank you!
Mrs. Broudy

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This week’s highlights include:

  • In-Person Learning Plan
  • Transportation Information
  • Black History Month Celebration Week
  • February Parent Teacher Conferences
  • GYSA News
  • Week-at-a-Glance Agendas

Virtual Electives Fair – NEW DATE

February 18, 2021

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Attention Rising 7th and 8th graders!

Join us on February 22nd at 6:30pm via Microsoft Teams to learn all about our elective classes!  Contact information and the link to the Teams meeting can be found on the flyer links below as well as on the Resources page (Resources tab -> Parent Information and Flyers section).

Rising 7th graders flyer

Rising 8th graders flyer

Free GED Prep Courses

February 15, 2021

important message pictureCLC Families- check out this opportunity for free virtual GED prep courses!  The next virtual orientation class is Thursday the 18th at 6:00pm.  The flyer below includes the Teams meeting link.

Free GED prep courses flyer

Course Recommendations and Selections

February 15, 2021

important message pictureAttention WMS parents and guardians,

Information about course recommendations and selections is now available!  The window for parents and guardians to accept teacher recommendations will open on Monday, February 15th and will end on February 26th.  You will also be able to pick your student’s elective for next year as well.  Please see the document links below (also located on the Resources page under the Parent Information and Flyers section), and contact the counseling department if you have any questions.

Course Request Selection directions

Setting up PowerSchool Account directions

Video: Connor Dolson

February 4, 2021

Connor Dolson is known for creative ways to connect with students. One example is when he created a project using Minecraft Education Edition to teach about ancient civilizations for world history. Watch as Dr. Amy Cashwell presents Connor with the Yay of the Day award.

HBCU Virtual College Tour Series

February 1, 2021

Virtual HBCU College Fair

Wilder Families,

Each year we take the time to explore college and career opportunities with our scholars.  Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and remote learning, in person field trips are not permitted.  This however, has not halted our ability to share this special tour with our scholars.  Please join us as we promote study and celebrate Black History Month with an HBCU Virtual College Tour Series.  This event is being hosted by The College Place at VCU.  Together, throughout the month of February, we will attend virtual tours of over 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Tours will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm.  This week, tour sites include:

Tuesday the 2nd:

  • Alcorn State University
  • Bowie State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Southern University and A&M College
  • Tennessee State University

Thursday the 4th:

  • Cheney University of Pennsylvania
  • Claflin University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • North Caroline Central University

Find all of the information, including the virtual link, at https://adobe.ly/3j0WaVx

Spring Gifted Identification

January 20, 2021

important message pictureOn Monday, January 18th, the referral window for Spring Gifted Identification opened for students in grades K-12.  Gifted identification referrals will be accepted by the Gifted Resource Teacher from January 18 through January 29th. Please reach out to your Gifted Resource Teacher for more information.

For more information, please refer to the informational slideshow linked below.  You can also find it on the Resources page under the Parent Information and Flyers section.

Spring 2021 ID Video

Virtual Life Ready Expo

January 8, 2021

Graphic for the Virtual Life Ready ExpoCalling all 7th and 8th graders!

See below for an exciting opportunity to virtually talk with employers in the fields of Education and Training, Government and Public Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, and Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security.

Join us on Wednesday, January 13th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm for our virtual Life Ready Expo: Human Services!  
(virtual meeting link is in the School Counseling course on Schoology)

Questions?  Contact your counselor in Schoology or through email.  More information is located on the Life-Ready Expo flyer
Resources tab –> Parent Information and Flyers section

Fall Book Fair

November 19, 2020

2020 Fall Book Fair logoThe Fall Book Fair ends on Sunday!

You still have time to check out the online store and purchase some books for your family and friends!  Check out the link below for more information for parents and community members.  Additional details for students are available now on the library Schoology course.

Book Fair online homepage link
Book Fair parent newsletter link
Book Fair flyer

Digital Citizenship Week

October 21, 2020

Digital Citizenship Week flyerThis week is Digital Citizenship Week!

Wilder has worked hard to support our students in gaining the skills and strategies needed to be a successful digital citizen during the opening of our virtual nine weeks. Students have worked on digital citizenship lessons with their Advisory teachers during the month of September and beginning of October. Our work with digital citizenship will continue as we move through the 2020-2021 school year.

The digital world is sometimes confusing and hard to navigate, but don’t worry, we are here to help! We wanted to share some great resources to support your family at the start of this year’s Digital Citizenship Week. Click on the DCW icon to check out the resources.


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:
Erica Broudy, Principal
Joseph Amico, Associate Principal
John Elmore, Assistant Principal
Linda Hill, Assistant Principal
Silvanus Thrower, Assistant Principal