Williams Wildcats Newsletter

October 14, 2016

PSAT 8/9 & Writing Workshop - Oct. 19

Grade 8 students will take the PSAT 8/9 exam and Grade 7 students will participate in a Writing Workshop on October 19 from 8:45 to 12:30. Students should arrive on time to their scheduled classroom. RISD policy requires students to power down their cellphones and/or electronic devices and store them in their backpack during testing. Please refrain from making any appointments and/or picking up your child during this time if at all possible.

PTA Student Directory

It's not too late to have your information listed in the 2016-17 Williams Middle School Directory! Please fill out the Student Directory Information sheet and return to school ASASP!!!

You still have time to advertise in the Wildcat Directory! A great way to reach your customers and help the students of Williams along the way. Just contact Vicki Schaefer at Vicki.Schaefer@sbcglobal.net at your earliest convenience and she will make sure you get included in the directory.

PTA Reflections Contest

Do you have a story to tell? Do you have a creative talent? Then WMS PTA wants YOU to participate in this year’s PTA Reflections Contest!! We are so excited about this year’s theme: What Is Your Story?

What a great way to showcase your talents and use the creative outlet of your choice to tell your story. You can choose from any of the following artistic categories. . .

Visual Art

Musical Composition

Dance Choreography



Film Production

You may enter any or ALL of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category is permitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for this years theme. Each entry must also conform to the guidelines

developed by the National PTA in the Official Rules link below.

Want to share YOUR story? Then simply…

(click on links below for rules and entry form)

Reflect on the theme

Check the 16-17 Official Reflections Rules.

Create your original work of art.

Print and Complete Student Entry Form.

Submit your art with attached Entry Form by Nov 4. ***Turn your entry in to your Art Instructor or Mr. Clark’s Art Room # C215. All submissions are due, with attached applications, by Friday, Nov. 4th*** Remember, your art should reflect the theme, ‘What Is Your Story?’. All entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit.

PTA Reflections Contest Overview

Students REFLECT on the theme, CREATE their original work of art, and SUBMIT their pieces to Mr. Clark’s Art Room anytime between now and Friday, Nov. 4th. Our Wildcats have tremendous talent and we are so excited about the opportunity to show it off and represent our school! For Additional Information/Questions Contact Valen Hunt (469) 230-3422 hunt.valen@gmail.com.

Pin Cancer Wrestling Event

On Saturday, November 12th, at 2:00 p.m., the world’s toughest sport is going to take on the world’s toughest opponent, CANCER. In Yellowjacket style, the Rockwall Wrestling team will compete against the Love Joy Leopards at the “War on the Shore”. This great event will feature wrestlers from our youth, middle school, and boy’s and girl’s high school wrestling programs. The “War on the Shore” will take place at the Harbor, on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ray Hubbard.

RHS is doing this event in partnership with the Pin Cancer nonprofit organization. Pin Cancer raises funds for cancer research through the sport of wrestling. Our goal is to raise money to help fight cancer, with the proceeds going to the Pin Cancer organization. Local media and Flowrestling will be covering this event. For more information about Pin Cancer, please go to www.pincancer.org.

Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 21 - 25

Rockwall ISD Closed

Spirit Wear Sales

Williams Wildcats:

Thank you for supporting your Williams PTA and school through Spirit Wear sales. All Spirit Wear orders have been fulfilled and delivered to students.

Williams PTA