Parent & Student Resources
About L. Douglas Wilder Middle School:
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, located in the Fairfield District, opened in 1997 and serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade middle school students. The school is named after L. Douglas Wilder, the first African-American to be elected governor in the United States, and Virginia’s 66th governor.
WMS Mission & Vision Statement
Our team is committed to serving all scholars by providing them with a safe educational experience focused on deeper learning, celebrating diversity, and fostering leadership.
Our vision is to empower students to reach their full potential by promoting rigorous academic expectations, preparing students to be leaders in the community, nurturing positive relationships, and ensuring the learning and skill development necessary for high student achievement.
PARENT INFORMATION AND FLYERS
- Course Request Selection directions
- Set up your PowerSchool Account directions
- Spring 2021 Gifted Identification Slideshow
Wilder is a “No Place for Hate" School
The No Place for Hate initiative was started this school year, 2018-2019. This program is sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) which is a school climate improvement framework that provides schools with support and strategies for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive climate. The purpose for No Place for Hate is to:
- Build inclusive and safe communities in which respect is the goal, and all students can thrive.
- Empowering students, faculty, administration and family members to take a stand against hate and bullying by incorporating new and existing programs under one powerful message.
- Sending a clear, unified message that all students have a place to belong.
There is a No Place for Hate Committee that is comprised of students from 6th-8th grade, all counselors, a parent, stakeholders from Henrico Mental Health, Communities In Schools, and the family advocate.
Hours of Operation: The building hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Students may enter the building at 8:05 am and exit at 3:15 pm unless they are staying for after-school activities.
Identification of parking spaces: Staff and parents may park anywhere in the front parking lot spaces unless they are marked otherwise.
Identification of student drop off and pickup areas: Students are to be dropped off at the flagpole circle.
Directional Flow of traffic, including entrances and exits: See Traffic Flow Map (in the column to the right)
Identification of bus loop: See Traffic Flow Map (in the column to the right)
Procedures for pulling up to the school: Parents may drop off their children at the flagpole circle area or park in the parking lot and escort their child inside the school. Vehicles may not be left unattended at the flagpole. Signs are posted.
Procedures for student pickup: Parents may pick up their children at the flagpole circle area or park in the parking lot and come inside the school to retrieve their child. Vehicles may not be left unattended at the flagpole circle. Signs are posted. Please refer to the Traffic Flow Map - AFTERNOON for CAR RIDERS (in the column to the right) for the new afternoon traffic pattern.