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Wolverine Weekly Parent Newsletter

August 10, 2020

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Wonderful Wolverines,

I hope that this message finds each of you well! This week we welcomed our 11-month employees back to the building and I have been so impressed by their diligence and enthusiasm as we continue to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. We have the best staff at WMS! To better help you prepare, below you will find the school supply list, a laptop deployment plan for rising 6th grade and new students, and our 2020-2021 bell schedule.


Have a great week ahead!

Mrs. Broudy, Principal


Link to Wolverine Weekly newsletter  /  Twitter: @WilderMiddle  /  Instagram: @wilder_middle


This week’s highlights include:

  • 2020-2021 School Supply Lists
  • 2020-2021 Bell Schedule
  • Laptops for 6th Graders and New Students
  • Community Priorities Workshop

Wolverine Weekly Parent Newsletter

July 22, 2020

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Wilder parents and guardians,

Principal Broudy has created a parent newsletter to keep you updated on Wilder and HCPS news.  The newsletter can be found on the WMS Twitter and Instagram pages, as well as at the website linked below.

Link to Wolverine Weekly newsletter  /  Twitter: @WilderMiddle  /  Instagram: @wilder_middle


This week’s highlights include:

Plans for 2020 Reopening– Dr. Cashwell and the School Board have provided an informative community update for the reopening of Henrico County Public Schools, Mission Forward.  Notes and video from the presentation are available on the county website.

FREE Summer Book Bags – each student at Wilder will receive a FREE summer reading bag!  Bags will be available for pickup on Thursday, July 30th from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Laptop Camera Activation– Be sure to stop by Wilder Middle School to get your student’s laptop camera activated.  This should only take 5-10 minutes.  Available times are Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-12 noon and 12:30pm-4:30pm.  A mask and social distancing are required, and only one individual (parent, student, or guardian) may enter the school to receive service.

July 16, 2020

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ICYMI, Dr. Cashwell and the School Board have provided an informative livestream community meeting, Mission Forward. Notes and video from the presentation are available on the county website (linked below). Please take a look at this information to learn more about how our leaders are preparing our division for the fall.

Link to HCPS 2020-21: Mission Forward 

Warm Regards,
Erica Broudy, Principal

Introduction from Principal Broudy

July 9, 2020

multi-colored wolverine head iconHello, Mighty Wolverines!

My name is Mrs. Erica Broudy and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, Home of the Wolverines!  Over the past 16 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator and I have been so fortunate to touch the lives of so many children.    I will spend a lot of time with your child and hope to build a lasting relationship with you that is based upon trust, communication, and a strong dedication to your child’s well-being.  Dr. Champ and I have worked closely to ensure a smooth leadership transition and I could not be more grateful and encouraged about the opportunity to lead at Wilder!  While the continued impact of COVID restricts us from meeting in person, I want to hear from you!  Please consider completing a 2-minute quick survey (linked below) by July 22 to help me get started with our journey.  The information that you provide will help us to keep you involved in planning for the 2020-2021 school year.

In addition to opportunities to help us identify priorities for the upcoming year, I also invite you to contact me via email at eebroudy@henrico.k12.va.us with any questions, feedback, or just to say hello!  If you need to register or turn in documents, then you may access the county website or call the school at 804-515-1100 Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm to make an appointment.  Once again, I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity to bring my instructional knowledge, passion for school programs, and zest for positive culture and school spirit to your community.  Thank you for having me!

2-minute survey link

I look forward to connecting with you soon!

Warm Regards,

Erica Broudy, Principal

WMS Laptop Camera Activation

June 30, 2020

important message pictureGreetings Wilder Families,
To improve engagement and learning with peers and teachers in the 2020/2021 school year, Henrico County Public Schools will be activating the cameras on secondary laptops for middle and high school students.  To activate the camera, the laptop needs to be serviced at the student’s home/assigned school.  The total time to perform the work is about 5-10 minutes.
At each secondary school beginning Tuesday, June 30th, the technical support staff will be available to re-configure secondary laptops for middle and high school students in preparation for the 20/21 school year.

Where: Wilder Middle School
When: Monday through Thursday, beginning June 30th until the start of school — excluding July 2nd which is a school closure date
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Each location will practice safety precautions for COVID-19.  Technical support staff will be wearing masks and practicing additional safety precautions.  Each person that arrives to have their HCPS laptop serviced is requested to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.  Each line will have tape on the floor about 8 feet apart to help with social distancing.

Only one individual (parent, student or guardian) should enter the school to receive service.  The only thing that is needed to be brought in, to complete the work is the laptop to be reconfigured (no charger, no username/password).

The location at the school to go to for the activation of the laptop camera is Door #1 right by the office with the car rider loop.  This support at each school to reconfigure secondary student laptop cameras will continue into the month of August up until the start of school.

Thank you,
Dr. Champ

Summer Reading 2020

June 1, 2020
Summer Reading Kickoff
For the perfect way to start your summer, check out a video about the HCPS Summer Reading Kick-offListen and laugh as 15 of Virginia’s own authors, illustrators and community partners help YOU kick off a summer full of reading and fun. Visit the Summer Reading 2020 Kick-off Landing Page for elementary, middle and high school readers. All activities are optional, engaging and designed to encourage learners to read widely all summer long.

No Place for Hate designation

May 20, 2020

VIDEO: College Fair

February 27, 2020

CRC students from Wilder Middle recently held their annual College Fair. Students researched colleges and presented what they learned.

VIDEO: Heart of Henrico

February 20, 2020

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

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.


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