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Wolverine Weekly Parent Newsletter

November 23, 2020

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time for us to “pause” our busy lives and take time for us to reflect on our many blessings, acknowledge these blessings, and say thank you. Families, I want to thank you for the gift of your partnership and entrusting your special treasure-your children-to our Wilder Team. May your blessings fill you with joy this Thanksgiving and may your 3-day break be safe, restful, and full of sweet memories!


~Mrs. Broudy

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This week’s highlights include:

  • Report Cards
  • The Flying Classroom
  • Community Christmas Tree
  • GYSA News
  • Week-at-a-Glance Agendas
  • School Closed November 25th-27th

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.

Fairfield MS IBMYP information

October 14, 2020

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Ready to explore the IB Middle Years Program at Fairfield Middle School? 

Join the FMS Falcons virtually this Thursday, October 15th, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for their annual IB Open House.

Use this Open House link as early as today to view videos about IB and FMS, leave us questions you’d like answered during the event, and access resources like our fall newsletter.  Save the page because it includes Thursday evening’s schedule, and the links to each IB subject session listed will go live at 5:10 p.m. that night.   The schedule and links will also be available on Fairfield’s website:  https://fairfield.henricoschools.us/

Explore IB during one of their two duplicate, one-hour sessions that begin at 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.  If those times don’t fit your Thursday schedule, the evening has been designed so you can jump in to start your visit anytime between 5:30 and 6:30 and still have the full experience.  Guests who logon after 6:30 will still be able to participate in a condensed experience that ends at 7:30.

The FMS team can’t wait to showcase IB with you!

Hispanic Heritage Week

October 12, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Week flyer

The Wilder Equity team’s Hispanic Heritage Week Celebration begins today!!

Ask your Wolverine about what they are learning!

Applications Now Being Accepted for the IBMYP

October 8, 2020

Three HCPS middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which includes a comprehensive curriculum for students who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve academically.

Application are now being accepted and are available in all elementary and middle school counseling departments. *Private school applicants must contact the IB Programs Office at Tuckahoe MS for an application.

Public Info Session/Virtual Open House Schedule 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Fairfield MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – George H. Moody MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -Tuckahoe MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Click here to view application timeline

HCPS high school families: Talk with college reps at virtual college fairs, panel discussions

October 6, 2020

Participation is free! Events happening now through November 4th!

This year, HCPS will be hosting our annual College Fair virtually in partnership with the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors (VACRAO).

Students are encouraged to participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admissions counselors. Visit https://www.strivescan.com/virginia/ to see participating colleges, event dates, register and learn more!

IB Program Applications

October 5, 2020

important message pictureAttention all 6th grade students and families:

Applications and additional information for 6th graders interested in applying for the IB program for their 7th grade year are now available on via the WMS School Counseling 6th grade course and GYSA 6th grade course in Schoology.  More information can be found on the link below:

Middle School IB Program information

Daily Schedule update

September 28, 2020

important message pictureWilder parents/guardians,

Please see the updated daily schedule below.  It can also be found on the Academics page.  We will start using this schedule on Tuesday, September 29th.

Updated daily schedule link

Welcome Back!

September 8, 2020

Welcome back pictureWelcome back, Wolverines!

We are so glad to see you again!  Make sure you are logging in to Schoology to your Advisory course at 8:30am.


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