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Wolverine Weekly Parent Newsletter

May 3, 2021

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A message from Mr. Pascale, PTSA President

Dear Wilder Families,

We hope you all are well and enjoying this warmer weather as we head into the final stretch of the school year.

There are a couple of items we need your assistance with! We are providing some treats and goodies for the staff this week for appreciation (don’t want to mention specifics so it doesn’t blow surprise if any teachers are reading). If you wanted to contribute a small donation towards this you can do so at https://wilder.memberhub.store/store. This will also go towards some things for the students and contribution towards the 8th grade graduating class. If you wanted to contribute something tangible for appreciation week, please feel free to contact Jason Pascale at president@wilderptsa.org.

We also are in need of Board members for 2021-22 school year. We will need some folks to step in as President, Secretary, Treasurer and VP of Programs. We would love to have a diverse representation from our entire Wilder Family. Please email board@wilderptsa.org if you would like to be considered as a nominee.

Lastly, if any of you wanted to participate in a WMS directory so you can connect with other parents and students outside of school and over the Summer months, we’d love for you to participate in completing a Google form so we can include you. https://forms.gle/WsnCjXukzRasVXfS9

Thank you!

Jason Pascale,

On Behalf of the Wilder PTSA Board


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This week’s highlights include:

  • School Picture Pickup – Virtual Students
  • May 18th and May 25th – Asynchronous Work Days
  • SOL Testing Calendar
  • Robotics Workshop
  • GYSA News
  • Week-at-a-Glance Agendas

WMS SOL Schedule

April 22, 2021

important message pictureOn Monday, 4/26 all students who are scheduled to partake in testing this May/June will receive information from School Messenger regarding testing.  If you have any questions, please contact our Coordinator of Assessment, Tommy Golden, at 515-1100 or via email at tmgolden@henrico.k12.va.us.

Summer School 2021

March 17, 2021

important message pictureHenrico County Public Schools will be utilizing Virtual Virginia this summer to provide acceleration course options for middle and high school students.
Enrollment for Summer Session 2021 begins Monday, March 1, and ends Tuesday, June 15.
Virtual Virginia Summer Session 2021 courses begin Tuesday, June 15 and end Wednesday, July 28.

All of the information, including the link for Wilder students, can be found on the Summer School Information link below.  It is also posted in the Parent Information and Flyers section in the Resources tab.

Summer School Information

March Math Tutoring

March 10, 2021

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Need help with math?  Just want to improve?  Lucky for you, we can help!!


3:30pm – 4:30pm

Stay for a few minutes or the whole time – we’d love to see you either way.  The sign-up form and meeting link are located in Schoology.  Check with your math teacher or Mr. Elmore with any questions.

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


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