Gifted Young Scholars Academy

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

Tuesday Update

June 23, 2020

important message pictureGreetings Wilder Wolverines,
If you ordered a yearbook, they are set to arrive in August.  We will follow up when they arrive and set up a time for distribution.  Below are your notices and announcements for the week. Don’t forget to follow the CDC guidelines, and be safe!

Reopening School Options
In May, HCPS had announced five possibilities for a return to school, but will now focus on creating a plan that combines two approaches: one hybrid model that alternates in-person and virtual learning, and a second fully virtual, parallel option:

1) Hybrid learning: One portion of the student body would attend classes on campus for a period of time, while another portion would learn remotely. The two groups might alternate days or weeks on campus to build a blended learning environment.  Having fewer students on campus would make it easier to implement distancing guidelines.

2) Parallel virtual learning: Based on the choice of parents or guardians, students may opt for a fully virtual learning experience that parallels the “in-person” instruction happening in classrooms.


Summer meals distribution (beginning June 15)
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon
Summer locations:
• Brookland Middle School, 9200 Lydell Drive, Henrico, Va. 23228
• Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
• Harvie Elementary School, 3401 Harvie Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
• Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228
• Highland Springs Elementary School, 600 Pleasant St., Highland Springs, Va. 23075
• Lakeside Elementary School, 6700 Cedar Croft St., Henrico, Va. 23228
• Longan Elementary School, 9200 Mapleview Ave., Henrico, Va. 23294
• Montrose Elementary School, 2820 Williamsburg Road, Henrico, Va. 23231
• Quioccasin Middle School, 9400 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, Va. 23238
• Ridge Elementary School, 8910 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va. 23229
• Sandston Elementary School, 7 Naglee Ave., Sandston, Va. 23150
• Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road, Henrico, Va. 23231
• Ward Elementary School, 3400 Darbytown Road, Henrico, Va. 23231
• L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Va. 23227


Summer mobile technology hubs (beginning June 15)
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Summer locations:
• Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va., 23059
• Douglas Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va., 23229
• Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va., 23228
• Highland Springs High School, 15 S. Oak Ave., Highland Springs, Va., 23075


Summer HCPS Hotline (beginning June 15)
• Call: 804-501-5655
• Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Para asistencia en español, llame al: 804-527-4604.

Tuesday Update/Message from Dr. Champ

June 9, 2020

This is our final week of school, and I would have never imagined that we would have ended the school year during these distressing times.  Though I have only served the Wilder community for two years, my experiences and knowledge base grew significantly.  Within two years, I have learned about the power of advocacy in meeting the needs of all students, families, and our community.  We have had the opportunity to reflect, plan, and implement programs that serve diverse populations in our county and community.  I have truly enjoyed working, learning, and growing with our scholars, staff, families, and community.  Although I am moving on to begin a new position, I am excited to continue to support our community and witness the continuous growth and development of our scholars.  Thank you for your support, and I wish you all much success!
Please see the notices and announcements below, don’t forget to follow the CDC guidelines, and be safe!

Attention 8th Grade Scholars:
Don’t forget to participate in the activities outlined on Schoology and School Messenger that was sent to your families.


Here is a recap from the weekly HCPS communication.

Summer student pathways:
Summer learning pathways are part of HCPS’ “Henrico Edflix” learning plan and will enable all students to build skills directly related to the grade-level content they will encounter during the 2020-21 school year.  Some of the pathways are designed for students who may have gaps in learning, while others are designed for review, enrichment and acceleration.  There are also several exceptional education options under consideration for students with disabilities.  The plan will include students who, in other years, might have taken part in HCPS’ Summer Academy, accelerated learning or extended-school-year programs.  For details about the pathways, go to HCPS’ On-Demand Learning webpage at https://henricoschools.us/covid19/ondemandlearning/.


Fall options for 2020-21 school year:
Henrico County Public Schools is considering five possible formats for 2020-21 school attendance, depending on factors related to the pandemic.  New safety measures would be adopted for on-campus options, and under all options, the pace of learning would be adjusted to include content students may have missed in the spring.  The five options under consideration are:

  • Option A: On-campus learning.  All students would be back on campus, with new, possibly unprecedented, safety measures in place.
  • Option B: Remote learning that is structured and enhanced.  All students would participate in required daily remote learning that includes graded schoolwork.  While HCPS’ March closure necessitated emergency distance-learning measures, this option would more closely resemble the traditional expectations of a typical school day.
  • Option C: Interrupted on-campus learning.  All students would be back on campus for several weeks or months at a time, which could be interrupted by periods of structured remote learning in response to health concerns that may arise.
  • Option D: Hybrid learning.  One portion of the student body would attend classes on campus for a period of time, while another portion would learn remotely.  The two groups might switch after a number of months, or alternate days on campus to build a blended learning environment.  Having fewer students on campus would make it easier to implement distancing guidelines.
  • Option E: Parallel learning.  Part of the student body would attend all classes on campus while another group would learn remotely for the entire school year because of choice or necessity.  This option would not require students to alternate days, unless a student needed to shift from one track to the other.

Each of the five options would require extensive coordination and planning by HCPS staff members.  At this time a final plan has not been determined.  The school division will make additional announcements as plans continue to be developed in accordance with health and safety guidelines.


Kindergarten and new student registration for 2020-21:
Enroll your kindergartner (or any new student entering grades K-12) online! Visit our registration page to get started.  The online registration portal is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week (Registration page link).


2021-22 school calendar survey:
We want to know what you think about starting the school year before or after Labor Day in the year 2021.  Visit the Calendary Options page for more information about the two options, and to take a survey (calendar options link).


HCPS Annual Financial Plan for 2020-21:
A message was sent to all HCPS employees earlier this week about the amended HCPS Annual Financial Plan for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.  Please visit the following link to the Budget and Financial page for more information (Annual Financial Plan link).


Virtual Learning– Please continue to have your children to engage in the virtual learning opportunities provided via School.  Don’t forget if your child is taking a high school credit course, they need to complete all required learning by June 12 (Henrico Edflix Timline link).


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail me, your child’s teacher, grade level school counselor, or grade level administrator.  Have a wonderful summer!

Dr. Champ, Principal

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.

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VIDEO: Heart of Henrico

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Video: Capital One Coders Club

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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