WBMS Friday Notes

August 21st-25

Week 3 Recap

Reflections from Ms. Perkins

We had so much fun learning about and experiencing the Great American Eclipse this week! We listened to sun and moon themed music throughout the day, chewed Eclipse gum, enjoyed a surprise staff eclipse reenactment in addition to viewing the amazing spectacle of the eclipse itself. Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the excitement! Additionally, thank you to the sixth grade parents and guardians who participated in Curriculum Night this week. Building strong bonds between home and school is an essential element to the positive growth and well-being of our students. I continue to feel extremely fortunate to spend my days with your students – they are inquisitive, enthusiastic, and kind. Thank you for sending them ready to learn each day. Enjoy your weekend.


In collaboration,

Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Aug 30- Parent University- 6th grade- Device Info @ 6:00-7:00pm

Aug 31- College Colors Day

Sept 1- Release Day- No school for students

Sept 4- Labor Day Holiday - No school

Sept 5- South Georgia Trip Information Meeting @ 6:00pm (8th Grade Parents)

Sept 6- Soccer at Elkins Pointe @ 5:30

Sept 7- Last day of 4.5 weeks

Sept 7- 6th Grade Dance

Sept 8- 6th Grade Chorus Camp

Attention 8th Grade Parents- South Georgia Trip Parent Meeting

There will be South Georgia trip informational meeting for parents on Tuesday, September 5, at 6:00 PM in the gym.

Your attendance is greatly encouraged.

Parent University- 6th grade Parents

In response to feedback, we are hosting Parent Device Nights to help parents assist students with school technology. On this evening, staff members will teach common Surface troubleshooting techniques, common issues students encounter when using their Surface, how to access and work with Edmodo, and how to access and work with OneNote. We ask that interested parents bring their student’s charged Surface device and log in, so the evening’s learning is hands on. Please note the date for the 6th grade evening has changed:


Wednesday, August 30th – 6th grade Parent Device Night 6:00 -7:00


Please let us know if you are planning on attending this event using this link


We will be hosting Parent Nights each month on various topics to continue to build strong bridges between school and home.

SOS- Signs of Suicide Prevention

We will be presenting the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program again this year to all 6th grade students and 7th and 8th grade students new to WBMS. A parent information/opt-out letter will go home with the 4 1/2 week Interim Progress Report.


If you do not want your child to participate, please complete the opt out letter and turn it in to a teacher.


Tina Mathewson, 6th Grade Counselor

Leslie Nuckolls, 7th Grade Counselor

Anne Ramsey, 8th Grade Counselor

Get your yearbook!


Yearbooks on Sale Now! The 2017-2018 Webb Bridge Middle School yearbooks are already on sale at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Enjoy the Back-to-School special price of $40 and 4 free icons with personalization when you order before August 25th! Pre-orders will be available through April, but this is the lowest price of the year.

Intramurals Start August 30th

Click HERE for all Intramural Forms


Intramurals will be offered in the mornings from 7:45 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The schedule will be posted outside the gym by the PE white board as dates and activities can vary based on coach availability, gym availability, student interest and student behavior.


Students who come for intramurals must have a current Intramural Registration Form and a physical on file with Coach Sell and must dress out.


ALL STUDENT WHO COME FOR INTRAMURALS MUST BE DRESSED OUT AND IN THE GYM BY 7:55.


Intramural Activities
Check the PE board for specific Weekly Activities. These can change due to weather and participation. Intramural Activities include:

  • Indoor Basketball
  • Team Handballl
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Pinguard, etc

Soccer Tryouts

Tryouts for the WBMS Soccer team will be on Aug 28 and 29. Tryouts are for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. Informational packets and forms will be in the gym. See Coach Sell for questions.

Jr Raider Basketball Tryouts

Come tryout for the Jr Raider competitive basketball teams. Tryouts will be held on Sept. 10, 17 and 24. Visit our websites to learn more and register online prior to the first tryout. Players must live in the Alpharetta High School attendance zone.

Boys (5th - 8th grade teams): www.jrraiderbasketball.com

Girls (6th - 8th grade teams): www.ahsjrladyraiders.org

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Jr. Raider Baseball- 13u

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Are you interested in being a Jr. Raider Football Trainer?

ATTENTION 6th, 7th or 8th grade girls who would like to be an important part of the football team and is not cheering. You will get to help out at all football games by providing the players with water and helping coaches with anything they need. It is a great opportunity to get involved with your Jr. Raider Team! We especially need 6th Grade Girls!!


Sign up now: https://goo.gl/forms/pwYB7vXei7Hq77xX2


Questions: contact

Caroline Kelly carolinemoorekelly@gmail.com or

Lora Bunarek lbunarek@gmail.com

Join Academic Team

Do you enjoy Jeopardy? Do you do well at remembering facts and information? Academic Team might be for you! Academic Team allows students to answer questions on a variety of topics. Anyone is welcome to join. Club dues are $20. Last year members will meet on Wednesday, August 30th in room 823 starting at 7:40 am. Never been to Academic Team before? The first meeting for new members will be on Wednesday, September 6th in room 823 starting at 7:40 am. After the initial meetings, Academic Team will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays this year in room 823 from 7:40 – 8:40 am. We hope that you are able to come! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Brooke Wood.

Join the WBMS Tech Squad

The WBMS Tech Squad is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. You will help assist students with surface issues at the Help Desk in the Media Center. If you are in Jr. Beta, you will also receive Service Hours for this.



APPLY HERE: bit.ly/wbmstechsquad17

Join FBLA

Webb Bridge students are invited to join a new club, FBLA. Students have the opportunity to join for $25 dues (check made payable to “WBMS”). Meetings will be the second Friday of each month in Room 120 at 7:45 a.m. Questions may be directed to Dr. Oravetz at oravetz@fultonschools.org. This middle level FBLA will mirror the AHS FBLA, where business and competition will be incorporated as well as fun!

AHS Colorguard

Alpharetta high school invites students from grades 6, 7 and 8 to participate in a one-time performance on a special color guard night. This event will take place on Friday, september 15. Watch the following video for details.

Color Guard 8th Grade Night Invite

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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College Colors Day- 8/31

August 31st, we are hosting College Colors Day! Support your favorite college and get ready to kick off football season.

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.

Dancers Needed

The Connect Advisory Class called Dance Evolution is looking for you or someone you may know, that would be willing to teach and share how to do a dance that celebrates your culture. Please complete the form below if you are willing to participate or know someone who might.

WBMS's International Night

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the International Festival - Webb Bridge Welcomes the World - on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. We will gather together to experience the diverse cultures that make up our Webb Bridge family!

We look forward to having colorful displays which teach us about your cultural heritage. Displays could include ethnic foods, dress, artifacts, pictures, music, games, activities, etc. In addition to the displays, we welcome performances which represent various countries.

Please fill out the form below to indicate your interest in volunteering for the Festival. We will collect the forms, coordinate and schedule the activities. We will provide tables for the displays, as well as TVs, DVD players and other AV equipment as needed. For any individual questions, please contact:

James Barket (Barket@fultonschools.org),

Beena Shah (shahb@fultonschools.org), or

Michelle Garner (garnerm@fultonschools.org)


We look forward to this exciting and educational event and hope to see many of you here!

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Please Support PTA

It’s not too late to donate!! Please help us reach our goal! This is our only fundraiser for the entire year. Please visit www.wbmspta.org to donate online. You can also print out a form and send it in. Please place all forms with donations in the PTA safe located in the front office.

Thank You for supporting WBMS PTA!

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.

My Charger Is Not Charging

If your charger is not working when plugged into a power strip, try plugging it in directly to the wall and see if that works.


*Don't forget to install your updates!

My Touchscreen Isn't Responding


  • Start by looking for physical problems with your Surface screen. Look for any hard-to-notice cracks or any sign of damage or displacement. This is a sign that you need screen repair. If there’s no damage, then get a clean, soft cloth and clean the screen. Sometimes a layer of grime or grease will prevent the touchscreen from working correctly, and it’s best to rule out the obvious causes first.
  • If software is the problem, you may be able to fix it by restarting your Surface. You can quickly restart by visit the Start Menu, selecting Power, and choosing Restart.
  • Windows allows you to adjust touchscreen calibration as well – if calibration has suddenly gone wonky, this could be causing your problems. Press the Windows Logo key and enter calibrate mode with the arrow keys – select “Calibrate the screen for pen or touch.” Using the arrow keys and the tab key, select Reset to restore to factory settings or Yes to re-calibrate. Try both if possible to see if they can solve your problem.

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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*................... Student/Teacher Holiday (schools closed)

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

March 9*.......................................Teacher Workday (students off)

March 12....................Professional Development Day (students off)

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