MS & US Flash June 5, 2016

Wakefield School

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UNIFORM GUIDELINES THIS WEEK

Middle School:

Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9: Regular uniform

Friday, June 10: Dress uniform (all MS students will go to MS Closing Ceremony)


Upper School:

Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9: Regular uniform

Schedule Information

Middle School: Click here for the Middle School Schedule this week


All Middle School students will attend Middle School Closing following their last exam on Friday, June 1O. The Middle School ceremony will be in the Upper Gym at 11:00 am. All Middle School students must be in dress uniform for the day. Buses will depart Wakefield School at 12:45pm.


Upper School: The Upper School exam schedule by student was sent to all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders from Mr. Oliver on May 31st. Please check the student's email for more details. Contact Mr. Oliver or Mrs. Butler (540-253-7519) with any questions.

Important Dates from the Business Office


  • The annual MS & US Follett Book Buy Back event will be held on Thursday, June 9th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Treptow Library.

  • Smart Lunches service has ended--students will need to provide their own lunch this week.
  • Our regular bus service will continue until after the Middle School closing ceremony, Friday, June 10. Buses will depart Wakefield School at 12:45 on June 10th.
  • Middle School aftercare will be provided through June 9th. There will be no Middle School aftercare on June 10th.

  • We will have someone answering the phones until 6 p.m. through Thursday, June 9th.

  • Remember to turn in all library books. Your account will be billed in June for any unreturned library books!


Please contact Robin Nida (540) 253-7537 with any Business Office questions.

SGA Officers Elected for 2016-2017

Congratulations to the newly elected Student Government Association officers for the 2016-2017 school year:


President: Bennett Wise

Vice President: Kate Granruth

Secretary/Treasurer: Dylan Winick


In September, elections will be held for Upper School students to run for grade-level officer positions.

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Upper School Student Cory Kleinman in the News!

Cory Kleinman, 11th grader, has been selected as a Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholar, having participated in the interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Va. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists.


In addition, Cory is one of 15 (out of more than 500) students nominated for a Cappies National Capital Area Critics Award. The Cappies is a national organization which trains Theatre and journalism students to critique and review other local high school theater productions. Five of Corinne’s reviews were selected for publication – three in the Washington Post and two in other local newspapers.

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Middle School Battle of the Books

MIDDLE SCHOOL

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Is available to all 6-7-8th graders

The list for next year is below.


Get a jump start by reading these five books this summer:

A Night Divided by Nielson

Echo by Munoz Ryan

Code Name Zero by Rylander

Fuzzy Mud by Sachar

The Thing About Jellyfish by Benjamin


Why Join?

· Exposure to new vocabulary leads to higher test scores.

· Reading regularly improves memory function by giving your brain a good work out.

· Reading can make you more empathetic by understanding the feelings and emotions of others.

· Reading reduces stress and helps you wind down at the end of the day.

· Reading a variety of genres exposes you to books you may never have read.

· Being part of Battle of the Books is totally fun!!!!!!!!


Any questions, contact Jennifer Handford: jhandford264@gmail.com


PIEDMONT REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Battle of the Books List for 2016-2017


Realistic Fiction

Fish in a Tree Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The Thing about Jellyfish Ali Benjamin

Booked Kwame Alexander
Zero Tolerance Claudia Mills

Science Fiction

The Eighth Day Dianne K. Salerni

Icebreaker Lian Tanner

Fantasy

Iron Trial Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Paige McKenzie

Mystery

Fuzzy Mud Louis Sachar

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase Jonathan Stroud

Non-Fiction

The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown

The Great Fire Jim Murphy

Adventure

Book Scavenger Jennifer Bertman

The Island of Thieves Josh Lacey

Humor

Roller Girl Victoria Jamieson

Code Name Zero Chris Rylander

Historical Fiction

Echo Pam Munoz Ryan

The War that Saved My Life Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

A Night Divided Jennifer A. Nielsen

Biography

Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson

Summer Camp Offerings

Week-long day camps run from June 20 through July 29


Wakefield School’s Summer Camp program offers a diverse list of camps for students who will be in Junior Kindergarten through 12th grades this coming fall.