WBMS Friday Notes
January 28- February 1
Reflections from Ms. Perkins
WBMS Parents and Guardians –
I hope you all stayed warm this week!
We are excited about and planning for our first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) day. The most exciting part is that the vision came from our two student Science Ambassadors, and they are organizing it, along with Ms. Hurst, for Friday, March 29th. Please support their efforts and this educational day for our entire school. If you or someone you know works in any of these fields and would be willing to speak, run a simulation, or create a hands on activity, please let us know: bit.ly/steamday19
We are sending luck to our Robotics Team, FBLA students, and Tech Fair Students who have advanced to the state level competitions! We also want to give a shout out to our Honor Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students and our All State Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students. There is so much talent in the community!
Come support our students this weekend by cheering on our basketball teams at home tonight and/or watching the musical Aladdin Jr tonight, Saturday afternoon or Saturday evening at the AHS auditorium. I had the opportunity to watch the rehearsal Wednesday night, and the show is truly amazing! These students have put their hearts and souls into the production and it shows.
Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy!
Rebecca Williams Perkins
Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School
Tickets are only $10
Come discover A Whole New World with Aladdin and friends as he discovers a magic lamp revealing the Genie who has powers to grant Aladdin three wishes. Eager to impress Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that tests his will and teaches him a lesson about his true worth.
Webb Bridge Middle School and Amy Creamer Productions present Aladdin, Jr at Alpharetta High School Auditorium.
Friday February 1 at 7pm
Saturday February 2 at 2 pm
Saturday February 2 at 6 pm
Tickets are $10 and available online at the link below or at the door.
Congrats to the WBMS Robotics Team!
One of the Webb Bridge Robotics team, Astrobots, won in FLL Regionals and Super Regionals. They are going to State level competition on 2/2/2019 at Athens Academy.
Congrats to our Fulton County Technology Fair Winners
Akshara Dasari,- 1st Place in Animation (Animated Graphic Design) Grades 07-08
Abhiram Dasari- 1st Place in Digital Game Design Grades 07-08
Sanjay Desai - 2nd Place in Programming Challenge (Ind Programming Challenge) Grades 07-08
Arnav Gupta- 3rd Place in Digital Game Design Grades 05-06
Katherine Yang- 2nd Place in Graphic Design (Non-Animated Graphic Design) Grades 07-08
Shayna Vinoth- 2nd Place-Robotics Grades 05-06
The Fulton County School System will soon conduct the annual mandated Scoliosis Screening Program on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to identify children with suspected curvature of the spine. Only sixth and eighth grade students will be screened. According to available information, it is known that two to three children out of every 100 may have Scoliosis. If this condition is detected early and appropriately treated, progressive spine deformity can usually be prevented. A flyer from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta titled “Fast Facts about Scoliosis is attached to provide additional information about scoliosis. In addition, Webb Bridge Middle School will be showing all the 6th and 8th grade students the “Scoli What” video that was developed by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta which discusses scoliosis and the screening process. This video is also available for parents to view at the following link: http://fultontube.fultonschools.org/features/QKpwL93oRco22rnQJMPN.
Your 6th and 8th grade students should be bringing home a permission slip and Facts about Scoliosis on 1/25/19. Please sign and have your student return the permission slip to their homeroom teacher by Thursday January 31st.
Webb Way Kindness Week- Feb 11-14th
Course Recommendations for next year at WBMS
Our teachers are currently engaged in the course recommendation process using The Webb Bridge Indicators of Success. Earlier this year, teachers analyzed student data to re-evaluate these recommendation guidelines specifically for our community; however, they do not replace the district course guidelines. These course recommendations will be sent home with students on Tuesday, February 5th and are due back on Tuesday, February 12th. It is important to review your student’s course recommendations at this time. You will be able to indicate a change to your student’s schedule if you feel it is warranted and fits within the county guidelines. Please know this is the first round of course recommendations, and teachers will revisit students’ recommended placement in May and make changes, if necessary, based on second semester progress. Here is a copy of both the WBMS Indicators of Success and the county guidelines: Middle School Initial Placement Guidelines 2019-2020 Indicators of Success 1-17-19.xlsx
Navigating Course Placement Parent University
We want to educate and partner with our parent community throughout this process; thus, we will be hosting a Parent University “Navigating Course Placement” on Thursday, February 7th from 6:15 – 7:30. It will begin in the WBMS gym for a general overview of the recommendation process and content class offerings. Parents will then have the opportunity to select break-out sessions hosted by our teachers for more in depth information on specific subjects. Please mark this date on your calendar and join us for a night of learning.
Transition Night- 2/12 at AHS
STEAM DAY- 3/29/19- Presenters Needed
ATTENTION ALL WEBB BRIDGE FAMILIES:
Are you in a career or have a degree in one of the following areas? Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math….
If so, WE NEED YOU!!!
We are looking for members of our community to come share their expertise with our students on our first annual WBMS STEAM Day on March 29, 2019.
Examples of confirmed presenters include:
Pilot, city administrator, chemical/electrical engineer, biochemistry, physician, computer science, meteorologist, earth scientist
We are looking to expand our group of presenters to provide a large variety to our student population.
Please consider donating your time and experience with us….
Feel free to forward to friends and family who also might be interested.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Hurst at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in presenting, please complete the following: bit.ly/steamday19
If you can only commit for a part of the day, that’s great, we have time options available.
WBMS Track Team
The WBMS Track Team will have tryouts on February 7, 11, and 12. Information packets are available outside of the gym. Any interested 7th or 8th grade students must have all paperwork completed in order to tryout. All forms are also located on the WBMS website. See Coach Sell for questions.
Next week FBLA celebrates “Spirit Week” February 5 – 8. Along with a “question of the day” on our Jaguar Morning News, we will hold special activities:
- Tuesday – Pick up your copy of “Tomorrow’s Business Leader” and your FBLA membership card in Room 120 between 8 – 8:20 a.m. Stay and chat with other members, and be part of the prize drawing.
- Wednesday – “Meet and Greet” and Poster Day! Join fellow FBLA members at 8 a.m. to chat with members and make posters for upcoming FBLA events. Also enter your name for the 8:20 prize drawing.
- Thursday – “Quizlet Live Fun!” At 8 a.m. join your chapter members in trivia contests while learning basic business concepts. Prizes to be awarded.
- Friday – February general meeting, RLC award recognition, yearbook pictures, and prize drawings to end our Spirit Week fun! Be sure to wear your blue FBLA shirt to the meeting!
Please Support Our Business Partners!!
Register now for upcoming Building Character Acting classes. Improv is the main focus this session! Check out more information at www.buildingcharacter.org Classes run from Feb 21st –May 16th 4:15-5:45. Come join the fun!
If you would like to donate to the PTA and help us reach our goal, Please click here wbmspta.org.
All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support!
It is almost School Governance Election time, and WBMS will have one parent and one teacher opening this year. The candidate declaration phase will begin on Monday, February 4th and will end Friday, February 20th at 5pm. Candidates who wish to run for election should visit our charter system website on February 4th. We will post more information as the declaration phase gets closer.
Meetings and Public Comment
Webb Bridge’s School Governance Council meets in the morning one Friday each month in @ 7:30 in the PLR room.
Our next SGC meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 8th at 7:30 am in the PLR Room. Public comments are welcome at 7:35 am or via the Virtual Comment link below.
2018-2019 Community Balance
We want to create a community filled with more balanced lives. On these nights there will not be any homework assigned, and no assessments will occur the next day.
August – 15th
October – 25th
November – 7th
December – 5th
January – 16th
February – 13th
March – 6th
April – 18th
May – 8th