WBMS Friday Notes

February 5-9

https://youtu.be/9vdwJSsgeIA

Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

This week I witnessed students involved in many hands-on activities and presentations. I am pleased students at WBMS are learning soft skills like how to collaborate with others, problem-solve, and speak in front of their peers, as well as, content-specific knowledge. As adults we know the life-long impact these experiences will have for our youth. We continue to work with our students to increase their grit and growth mindsets. We want them to understand that temporary failure is a big part of learning and that real progress comes from stretching ourselves just beyond what we thought we could achieve. Help us continue this work at home by encouraging tenacity when your student falls short of a goal or celebrating the process of learning something new. Enjoy your weekend, Jaguars!

In collaboration,


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Feb 12-16- Teacher Appreciation Week

Feb 12- Perennial Math Contest

Feb 14- Basketball vs Amana @ 5:30

Feb 15- GMEA- All State Chorus

Feb 16- MathCounts Chapter Competition

Feb 16- Make up Day- school in session

Feb 21- Parent Meeting for France, Spain and Italy 2019 Trip

Congratulations!

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Webb Bridge Middle School’s 2018 Professional of the Year, Diane Sibrizzi, School Data Clerk (left), and 2018 Teacher of the Year, Sarah Boltz, 7th grade language arts teacher (right).


**Special Thanks to our Business Partners for donating their generous gifts to celebrate our Teacher and Professional of the Year. Please check out our Business Partners section below and support these businesses. **

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SGC Elections


Are you interested in joining the School Governance Council (SGC)? We have 2 Parent/Guardian and 1 Teacher position open for the 2018-2020 school years and we'd love your involvement. If interested, please submit a declaration form by February 23rd. The Council works with the principal in setting the long-term vision and strategy for our school. Joining the SGC is a great way to get involved in the school and have your voice heard! More information is available on the Webb Bridge Website. Elections will be held March 19-23.


SGC Elections Video:
https://vimeo.com/201044382


SGC Parent Candidate Declaration Form:
https://form.jotform.com/80254195664158


SGC Teacher Candidate Declaration Form:
2018 School Governance Council Teacher Candidate Declaration Form

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Barnes and Noble-My Favorite Teacher Contest

The winner of the "Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year" award will receive $5,000 and will be recognized at a special event at a Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher's school will receive $5,000 as well.


Find out more here- https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/my-favorite-teacher


Here's How It Works: Students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English on 8.5" x 11" white paper) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them. Each entry should be submitted with the entry form and a parent or legal guardian must sign the entry form acknowledging that they have read the Official Contest Rules.


Each year, participating schools will collect the essays starting in early January and provide them to their local Barnes & Noble store representative by March 2.


What Students Get:The students who author the winning essays, poems, or thank-you letters will receive a certificate of recognition and be honored at their local store during a ceremony for the winning teachers from their schools.

In addition, the Student who authors the winning essay, poem, or thank-you letter for the teacher that wins the “Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year” will also receive a $500 Barnes & Noble gift certificate and NOOK device.


What Teachers Get:The winning teachers will be recognized at a special event at their local Barnes & Noble store and will receive a special award acknowledging their achievement as well as additional recognition and praise from their community. The five regional winning teachers will each receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. The winner of the "Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year" award will receive $5,000 and will be recognized at a special event at a Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher's school will receive $5,000 as well.

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Would you like to visit France, Spain and Italy next June 2019?

Please come on Wednesday the 21st at 6pm for an informational meeting in Mme Schwob’s classroom.
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Pennies for Patients!

Join our Pennies for Patients movement!

http://events.lls.org/pages/ga/WebbBridgeMiddleSchool-2018


Jr. Beta Club and Student Council are actively involved in collecting loose CHANGE and Bills are welcome too for the Pennies for Patients. Last year we raised over 3,000.00 and this year our goal is 4,000.00. Please bring in your CHANGE and place it in the containers in the cafeteria.

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Parent University- February

2/27- Mindfulness

Please join us for our next Parent University with Laurie Grossman from Inner Explorer on February 27th for a parent workshop at 9:30 AM. Laurie will be explaining her work with Mindfulness and help expound upon our new WBMS Mindfulness program.


2/28- Helping Middle School Students Transition to High School

Eighth Grade Parents you’re invited to join us on February 28, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Webb Bridge Middle School in the cafeteria for information regarding decisions and challenges associated with transitioning from middle school to high school. This meeting will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about high school course offerings and requirements, how to make the best decisions for classes, and the importance of social support.


2/22

Middle School to High School Transition Night for 8th Grade Parents- Course Registration & Scheduling for 2017-2018, Alpharetta High School Auditorium

Parents of current 8th grade students zoned for Alpharetta High School are invited to attend this informational presentation regarding course registration and scheduling for the 2018- 2019 school year (Bring your student’s Course Request Verification Form!).


6:00 PM – 6:20 PM Curriculum, Graduation Requirements & School Overview

6:20 PM – 6:45 PM Academic Course Option Panel (English, Math, Science and Social Studies; Advanced Placement; TAG)


Session #1, 6:50 PM – 7:10 PM

Session #2, 7:15 PM – 7:35 PM

Session #3, 7:40 PM – 8:00 PM


SESSIONS: (Choose one activity per session)

  • Academic Course Option Panel (English, Math, Science and Social Studies)
  • Advanced Placement – AP Government/Politics U.S. & AP Human Geography
  • TAG (Talented & Gifted) Information
  • Special Education/IRR Information
  • World Language
  • Career Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Activities Fair--Clubs and Sports (Cafeteria)


*Private school students and parents as well as any other prospective students and parents are also invited to Transition Night; enrollment information will be discussed and course registration materials will be distributed.

Let us know you plan on attending- Sign Up Here

It's OK if you need to cancel. We are just getting a headcount.

Did you miss our last Parent U?

Click here for the night's information and presentations for "Navigating Course Placements"- http://bit.ly/ncp2018
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WBMS Staff Wellness Room

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Thank You for Your Generous Donations! This wouldn't have been possible without you!
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Student Technology Competition Winners

Congratulations to five WBMS students who placed first in their division at the Fulton County Student Technology Competition and will advance to the state competition in March:

  • William Zhang in Audio Production;
  • Shravika Pendyala in Multimedia Applications;
  • Pranav Karthikeyan and
  • Mark Volovoi in Project Programming; and
  • Varsha Jacob in Video Production.


Congratulations to our other WBMS medalists as well. Taking second place in our district competition were:

  • Akshara Dasari in Animation;
  • Jivi Irivichetty in Device Modification;
  • Harrison Fei in Mobile Applications; and
  • Manas Singh in Robotics.


Third place medalists were

  • Abhiram Dasari in Digital Game Design and
  • Shreyas Gadige and Shwejan Uppala in Internet Applications.

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Make Up Days

There will be three make-up days:


  • February 16
  • March 9 (Digital Learning Day) and
  • March 12.


The upcoming President’s Day holiday and Spring Break are not affected, and the school year also will still end before Memorial Day.

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Milestones Testing

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram spanning grades 3 through high school.


Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.


Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies. High school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.


For additional information and resources regarding the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (EOG and EOC), please follow this link:

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

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Clubs and Athletics

Track Tryouts

Webb Bridge Track Team tryouts for 7th and 8th graders will be Feb. 5-8. Pick up an information packet by the PE white board. Students must have a Dr.’s physical as well as all paperwork filled out in order to tryout. Contact Coach Sell for any further questions.

Jr. Beta Club

Our next meeting will be on February 14th at 8:00am in the cafeteria. Remember meetings are mandatory. If for some reason you are unable to attend, please make sure you contact us via Edmodo or email. Invitations for new 6th grade members will be going out on Monday, Feb 5th.

FBLA

Event testing for the FBLA State Leadership Conference will be held on Wednesday morning, February 14, at 7:30 a.m. in Room 120. A reminder to those participating to be in attendance as there will not be any test make-ups.


This week we celebrated “FBLA Week” with a variety of activities. Students participated in an FBLA trivia contest each morning on the Jaguar Morning News, sported their red FBLA t-shirts on Monday, and picked up their FBLA magazine on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday members participated in “Business Kahoot” fun, and then attended their chapter meeting on Friday where they joined for their yearbook picture and celebrated their members’ success at the Regional Leadership Conference.


Members of our FBLA chapter attended the RLC at Alpharetta High School on Monday evening. The 24 students, who competed in 13 different events, did extremely well taking eight first-place, nine second-place, and seven third-place awards. In addition, our Webb Bridge FBLA chapter earned first place for chapter size among the other participating Fulton County chapters. Congratulations to the following FBLA members in their respective competitive event:


Business Concepts:

· 5th place – Catelynn Cai

· 6th place – Advait Naik


Business Math and Financial Literacy:

· 1st place – Sameer Jivangikar

· 2nd place – Anushka Sharma

· 3rd place – Jenna-Rose Vidal

· 4th place – Samay Desai

· 5th place – Sudiksha Reddy

· 6th place – Dhanvin Yajaman

· 7th place – Jay Lothe

· 8th place – Nyneeshia Padala


Business Spelling:

· 1st place – Advait Naik

· 2nd place – Ruhee Patkar

· 4th place – Vybhavi Kotireddy

· 5th place – Shivani Vyas

· 6th place – Ayush Banerjee

· 7th place – Manas Singh

· 8th place – Anika Purohit

· 9th place – Nyneeshia Padala

· 10th place – Ved Paranjpe


Career Exploration:

· 2nd place – Anushka Sharma

· 3rd place – Dhanvin Yajaman

· 4th place – Anika Purohit


Computer and Internet Concepts:

· 1st place – Pranav Karthikeyan

· 2nd place – Samay Desai

· 3rd place – Viswas Sreenathan

· 4th place – Manas Singh

· 5th place – Ben Best

· 6th place – Jay Lothe


Creed:

· 1st place – Rachel MacDonald


Elevator Speech:

· 3rd place – Jacob Joseph


Employability Skills:

· 2nd place – Jacob Joseph


FBLA Concepts:

· 1st place – Rachel MacDonald


Intro to Business Communication:

· 2nd place – Jenna-Rose Vidal

· 3rd place – Dileep Kotireddy


Marketing Concepts:

· 1st place – Pranav Karthikeyan

· 2nd place – Ben Best

· 4th place – Jaanam Bhatt

· 5th place – Sameer Jivangikar


Microsoft Office Concepts:

· 1st place – Viswas Sreenathan

· 2nd place – Vybhavi Kotireddy

· 3rd place – Ayush Banerjee

· 4th place – Catelynn Cai

· 5th place – Dileep Kotireddy

· 6th place – Sudiksha Reddy


Social Media Concepts:

· 1st place – Jaanam Bhatt

· 2nd place – Ruhee Patkar

· 3rd place – Shivani Vyas

· 5th place – Ved Paranjpe

Chess Club

Back by popular demand!! Dr. Pennington and Mrs. Mathewson are teaming up to bring Chess Club back to WBMS!! The club will meet bi-monthly before school. If you are interested in the details, information is available on the book shelf in the Cafeteria Rotunda. The club is in need of new or gently used chess sets. If you would like to make a donation, please label it Chess Club and take it to the front office.

Webb Bridge Process to Performance After School Acting Classes

Thursdays 4:15-5:45 This session will work on improvisation, scene study, physicality, character development, and audition techniques. Students will also work on one-act plays. This is a phenomenal class to work skills as well as gain stage experience!

For more information: www.buildingcharacter.org

email: info@buildingcharacter.org

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Please Support PTA

Dear Jaguar Families,

It’s never too late to donate! Please click on the link below to make a tax deductible contribution to the PTA and help fund programs in your child’s school.)

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Meetings and Public Comment

Webb Bridge’s School Governance Council meets in the morning one Friday each month in room 116; our next meeting is March 16th @ 7:30 in the PLR room. We will be discussing the Strategic Plan for 2018 and beyond. We will be asking for staff, parent, and community input on the strategic plan through a Parent University and a form on Friday Notes (starting after our January meeting).


We hold a Public Comment period starting at 7:30 AM. Please feel free to attend and help us start our planning! If you cannot come to issue public comments, please fill out the form below.

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WBMS Strategic Plan- Draft

Please use the Public Comments form below to provide feedback on the draft of our Webb Bridge Strategic Plan.
Click HERE to view WBMS Strategic Plan

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Please Support Our Business Partner!!

Thank you to the following WBMS Business Partners for generously donating gifts to our Teacher of the Year Sarah Boltz and Professional of the Year Diane Sibrizzi!
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5230 Windward Pkwy Ste 102, Milton, GA 30004 · (678) 366-1445

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4180 Old Milton Pkwy Ste 1b, Alpharetta, GA 30005 § Phone: (678) 319-1020

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5805 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005 · (404) 600-1222

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To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2017-2018 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers or click here. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or “goes by” names on the application). All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing and approval.
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Rising 9th Grade Parent/Player Meeting (Class of 2022)

Dear Parents of Future 9th Grade Raiders,


Please join us for an Informational Meeting about the upcoming 2018 Raider Football season: Thurs, 2/8/18 at 7:00pm in the AHS Auxiliary Gym (enter through the main gym, and go downstairs; the Aux Gym is through the tunnel connected to the main gym).



In addition to introducing our outstanding Coaching Staff, we will discuss:

· The Raider Football Program (Tradition, Mission and Objectives)

· The 2018 Spring & Summer Practice Schedule

· 2018 Registration

· Opportunities to get involved in our Raider Family


We look forward to seeing you all there—parents and players are encouraged to attend. Please share this email with other families who might be interested in Raider Football.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Head Coach Nichols (nicholsj@fultonschools.org),

Brian Leonard, Touchdown Club President (BRIAN.LEONARD@ericsson.com),

Lisa Kaplan, Touchdown Club Secretary (mlkaplan4@me.com).


Go RAIDERS!

Lost and Found

All lunch boxes and water bottles need to be put near the cafeteria on the left side entering the café, and will be donated or thrown away the last day every week.

All items in the lost and found next to the clinic will be donated or thrown away on the 15th of every month.


All Items of value: glasses, electronics, jewelry etc. should be given to the front office.

Low Cost Internet

Get assistance with low-cost internet providers for your student’s Surface by clicking this link:

http://www.cheapinternet.com/low-income-internet

This link has a listing of various programs in our area offering low cost internet connectivity for qualifying families.

As always, please exercise caution when reviewing options and choose what will work best for your income and family’s need.

2017-2018 School Year

First Semester
August 1 – 4 ........................................... Preplanning for teachers

August 7......................................................... First Day of School

September 4........................................Labor Day (schools closed)

October 6 ......................................Teacher Workday (students off)

October 9 ......................................Columbus Day (schools closed)

November 20 – 24.............. Thanksgiving Holidays (schools closed)

December 21 ....................................... Last Day of First Semester

December 22 – 29 ...........................Winter Break (schools closed)


Second Semester

January 1 – 3.....................................................................Winter Break (schools closed)

January 4.......................................................................Teacher Workday (students off)

January 5................................................Professional Development Day (students off)

January 8...........................................................................First Day of Second Semester

January 15...........................................Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (schools closed)

February 16*..................................................................................... Snow Makeup Day

February 19 ....................................................President’s Day Holiday (schools closed)

March 9*.........................................................Snow Makeup Day- Digital Learning Day

March 12.............................................................................................Snow Makeup Day

April 2 – 6 ..........................................................................Spring Break (schools closed)

May 24.................................................................................................. Last Day of School

May 25.......................................................................................................... Post Planning

May 28...............................................................Memorial Day Holiday (schools closed)

* Designated as inclement weather make-up days (if needed).



Our School Release Days

These are the dates approved through the RFF process as part of School Governance. WBMS students will NOT attend school on the following dates:


September 1, 2017

October 5, 2017

January 16, 2018

March 8, 2018

Lunch Menu

Click for the 2017-2018 Lunch Menu