Gifted Young Scholars Academy

Update from the Testing Coordinator

February 24, 2020

important message pictureWilder Parents/Guardians,

Please take a moment to review the letters below concerning upcoming testing dates for your student.  These letters can also be found on the Resources page, under the Parent Information and Flyers section.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Golden, the Coordinator for Assessment and Remediation.

Grades 6 and 7 HATs Writing Letter

Grade 8 2020 writing Letter

Weekly Updates

February 24, 2020

Post-it note with Reminder! textHappy Monday Wilder family!
Below are your updates for this week.


Attendance – Remember to call or write a note when your child will be absent from school.


Cell Phones – Please remind your student that cell phones need to be placed in their locker upon arrival daily, not their pocket or bag.  If a staff member sees the cell phone, they will confiscate it and send home a confiscation form.  Cell phones may be picked up 24 hours after confiscation.


Dress Code reminder – Per the Henrico County Code of Student Conduct (pg. 8), the following items are not permitted in school buildings during school hours: bandannas, do-rags, head scarves (with the exception of head garments for religious reasons), hair picks, wave caps, large combs, brushes, and rollers.


Variance Procedures – Henrico County Public Schools has established deadlines to request a variance to another school beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.  The deadline to request a variance for high schools is February 17, 2020.  For elementary and middle schools, the deadline to submit a request for variance is April 15, 2020.


Volunteer sign up – If you are interested in chaperoning a field trip or volunteering at Wilder, you must complete an application and orientation.
To complete this mandatory volunteer orientation ONLINE, please use this Volunteer Online Orientation Link.
If you prefer to complete the orientation in person at WMS, please use this Volunteer In-Person Orientation Link to register.

Check out our Wilder Community Connection Newsletter for more volunteer opportunities!  http://tiny.cc/wmscc

Wilder Community Connection Volume 2:

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, February 26th

Black History Program (6:30pm – 8:00pm)

Wednesday, March 4
Redistricting Meeting (6:30pm)

Thursday, March 12th
Talent Showcase (6:30pm – 8:00pm)

Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th
The Lion King Performances (6:30pm – 8:00pm)

VIDEO: Heart of Henrico

February 20, 2020

Learn why staff at Wilder Middle School think Eddie Handsome is the Heart of Henrico.

2020 8th Grade SOL Writing Test

February 11, 2020

important message pictureOn March 17th and March 24th, WMS 8th graders will be administered the Grade 8 Writing Standards of Learning assessment.  Please read the attached letter from Mr. Golden, our Coordinator of Assessment for more information (letter can also be found on the Resources page, under the Parent Information and Flyers section).

Grade 8 2020 writing Letter

Parent/Teacher Conferences

January 23, 2020

important message pictureParents/Guardians-

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 11, 2020 and join us at Wilder for our Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Each conference will be scheduled for a 15 minute block of time.  The form you need to use to schedule a time will be sent home with your child on Tuesday, January 28th.  You can find a digital copy of the form below as well as under the Parent Information and Flyers section of the Resources page.

PTC form Spring 2020

Standardized Testing Schedule – Spring 2020

January 14, 2020

important message pictureFrom Mr. Golden, Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation:

Wilder Middle School’s standardized testing schedule for the remainder of the school year is now available.  Please use this to help your family plan around these extremely important dates here at school!

Testing dates can be found on the school calendar, under the Parent Information and Flyers section of the Resources page, and linked below:
Standardized Testing Dates – Spring 2020

Benchmark Testing

January 14, 2020

important message pictureWilder MS will be administering county benchmark assessments starting on Thursday, January 23rd through Tuesday, February 4th.  These assessments will be administered through your child’s English, Math, and Science classes first thing each morning via an extended block.  Benchmark assessments are used as a tool for teachers to better evaluate the level of academic progress that has been made up to this point in the school year.

Please remind your child to bring his/her laptop, fully charged, to school every day during these weeks and encourage them to do their best!  Benchmark assessments will count as a QUIZ grade for the respective classes.  Please contact our Coordinator of Assessment, Tommy Golden (tmgolden@henrico.k12.va.us) with any further questions or concerns.

The specific schedule can be found here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mTcl2HetB7uzRI8-xyr43N4KrTuCjwjgCkgMyk3RKdc/edit?usp=sharing

January Safety Matters Newsletter

January 14, 2020

Yellow caution sign with "Safety First" textThe recent edition of the Safety Matters! Family Edition newsletter is here!  This edition includes information about See Something/Say Something/Do Something and how to become a volunteer in HCPS.  The newsletter can be found digitally at the link below and under the Parent Information and Flyers section of the Resources page, and in print the main office.

January 2020 Safety Matters Newsletter

Video: Capital One Coders Club

October 28, 2019

Once a week volunteers from Capital One meet with students in the Wilder MS library to work on software development projects.

News from School Counseling

October 23, 2019

calendar imageMark your calendars and join us for College and Career Night!

  • Tuesday, October 29th
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Godwin High School (2101 Pump Rd.)

2019 College and Career 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:
Dr. Deia Champ, Principal
Joseph Amico, Associate Principal
John Elmore, Assistant Principal
Linda Hill, Assistant Principal
Silvanus Thrower, Assistant Principal