• The week of June 1, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 5/31/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of June 1st- June 5th:

    This is our last week of school! We appreciate your help supporting your children’s academic growth as we continue to provide digital learning for our students each day through June 5th. All assignments are due on Friday June 5th by midnight- no exceptions! Final Report cards will be mailed on June 15th.


    We are going to end our last week of school with Tiger Spirit- Join us for our virtual Spirit Week!

    June 1-5

    June 1: Memory Lane Monday (Post a picture of your favorite WGMS memory)

    June 2: Tropical Tuesday (Wear your best island attire)

    June 3: Wake Up Wednesday (Wear your school appropriate pajamas)

    June 4: Take a Selfie Thursday (Share a selfie)

    June 5: WGMS Fan Friday (Dress in your WGMS Apparel)

    Upload your awesome photos and videos to the "WGMS Canvas Tiger Den" and use the following hashtags: #WGMS #TigerPride #TigerNation

    Families, Your input is very important to us! Parents, please go to our website or FB page this week to complete the Parent EOY and Leader in Me surveys. Please be sure that you complete both surveys. When you have completed the survey by Tuesday, your name will go into a drawing to win a gift card!
    Parent Survey Link: http://Tinyurl.com/WGMSParentEOY1920

    Students, remember to complete your student Leader in Me Survey in the Student Tiger Den as well. You will also be entered into a drawing for a gift card! We are asking that all surveys be complete by this Tuesday, June 2nd so that we can complete the drawings for students and parents.
    Student Survey Link: https://tinyurl.com/WGMSLIM1920

    GCS is also requesting participation in important end of year surveys about remote learning- We need 100% participation! Surveys should be completed by Friday, June 5th. The links are also found on our WGMS website and will be sent out through Remind and Canvas.

    Parent Survey – English: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_73xTYSkR11nsOwJ
    Parent Survey – Spanish: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Gd5rH9TXacrPSt

    Parents, would you mind giving a few minutes of your time to help our school get more federal funding? If you complete the 2020 Census, you’ll be doing just that. Go to 2020census.gov and complete the form online.

    https://my2020census.gov/, call 844-330-2020 , or Complete & Mail Paper Document You Received in mail.

    Remember- WGMS Tigers Count! On our FB Page under the “Tigers Count” Picture, Send a picture of you completing your Census, or let us know that you are “done”!


    We are taking orders for our 2019-20 Digital Tiger Yearbook DVD, which is available for only $15! This is a wonderful way to keep your memories from our 19-20 school year! Payment will be available through CashApp only. To order,  please go to our Order Form. We will distribute the DVD’s at the grade level recognitions this week and Monday. Thank you for your support in advance!


    The 8th grade Wave Parade to recognize and honor our 8th grade students will be held on Thursday, June 4th.

    7th grade EOY Recognition/Drop off/pick up will be held on Friday, June 5th.

    6th grade EOY Recognition Farewell Drop off/pick up will be held on Monday, June 8th.


    Families will drive to campus (1 car per family) for students to receive their awards and recognitions. Each homeroom has a scheduled time to come to campus at a specific time (45 minute increments). This information will be posted on our WGMS website. We will also send a separate connect ed to 8th grade families with specific scheduled times and information. Cars will enter campus on the Guilford College side and exit on the Lindley side to reduce traffic back up. Families will RSVP for their students through teacher Remind accounts, our website or Facebook pages accounts.

    Students will pick up bagged and tagged items from their lockers (regular and gym lockers), medication, CTE project funds, ordered spirit wear, and turn in instruments and athletic equipment. They will also pick up pre-ordered Yearbook DVD’s.

    We will also send a separate connect ed to 6th, 7th and 8th grade families with specific scheduled times and information about their respective Recognition Days.

    Please do not come to campus to pick up or drop off items outside of these days and times. Please RSVP on the links to let us know you are coming.

    8th Grade End of Year Wave Parade RSVP

    7th Grade End of Year Wave Parade RSVP

    6th Grade End of Year Wave Parade RSVP

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  • Week of May 17, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 5/17/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of May 17th, 2020:

    Thanks so much for your participation in our Virtual Spirit Week last week- check out FB to see the pictures!

    Families, Your input is very important to us!  Parents, please go to our website or FB page this week to complete the Parent EOY and Leader in Me surveys. Please be sure that you complete both surveys.  When you have completed the surveys, your name will go into a drawing to win a gift card!

    Parent End of Year Survey Link

    Students, remember to complete your student Leader in Me Survey in the Student Tiger Den as well. You will also be entered into a drawing for a gift card!  8th graders, remember to complete your 8th grade superlatives in the Student Tiger Den too!

     Parents, would you mind giving a few minutes of your time to help our school get more federal funding? If you complete the 2020 Census, you’ll be doing just that. Go to 2020census.gov and complete the form online. 

    https://my2020census.gov/ , call 844-330-2020 , or Complete & Mail Paper Document You Received in mail.

    Remember- WGMS Tigers Count!  On our FB Page under the “Tigers Count” Picture, Send a picture of you completing your Census, or let us know that you are “done”!   

    Mark your calendars!  Beginning next Tuesday 5/26, we will begin taking orders for our 2019-20 Digital Tiger Yearbook DVD, which will be available for only $15! This is a wonderful way to keep your memories from our 19-20 school year!  Payment will be available through PayPal and CashApp.  Thank you for your support in advance!

    We appreciate your help supporting your children’s academic growth as we continue to provide digital learning for our students each day through June 5th.  It is our goal to reduce our students' learning gaps and help them stay on track during their time away from traditional school- the learning will continue! If need a laptop, please contact 316-5833 from 8-4 M-F and we will give you an appointment day and time. Laptops will be distributed by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am-2pm only. This is the last week that we will be distributing laptops- after this week, we will only replace laptops that are not working on an as need basis.

    If you have challenges finding assignments on Canvas, please be sure that you are reading the directions on your child's teacher's Canvas Announcements.  If you continue to have challenges, please send a message with your child's teacher on Canvas or email them.  Directions for parents to access Canvas are on our WGMS website.  You can also contact  (336) 316-5833 between 8am-4pm to leave a message for the teacher. Be reminded that the WGMS parking lot is also a hotspot. We will continue to provide Grab and Go meals M-F this week on the Lindley Road side of campus.

    Thank you for all you do - have a great week!

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  • Week of May 3, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 5/3/2020 9:00:00 PM

    May 4-8 is Staff Appreciation Week- Help us celebrate and honor our fantastic WGMS staff this week:

    Monday- Say thanks- Send your child’s teacher a note of thanks by email or snail mail

    Tuesday- Share Smiles- Make your teacher smile with a picture or video message on Canvas

    Wednesday- Send a gift- Consider a digital gift to your child’s teacher- Amazon gift cards are as low as $1

    Thursday- Sing Praises- sing an inspirational song or send a video to your teacher

    Friday- Spread Love- Use Social Media to send a positive shout out to your teacher

     

    Each year Guilford County Schools completes an application for Federal funds including Titles I, II, III and Title IV funds. Our school does receive Title 1 funds.   Part of the process is stakeholder consultation.  You will find a link on our WGMS website and on our WGMS FB Site for a Stakeholder’s survey where we need for all parents to provide your input. Please have review and answer each question providing their personal feedback based on the information provided. The survey pertains to the use of Federal funds to improve schools and student achievement.  We appreciate your input!

     

    This week, the GCS Student Information Office will generate all middle and high school report cards and mail 3rd quarter report cards along with U.S. Census information.  . Would you mind giving a few minutes of your time to help our school get more federal funding? If you complete the 2020 Census, you’ll be doing just that. Go to 2020census.gov and complete the form online.

     

    We appreciate your help supporting your children’s academic growth as we continue to provide digital learning for our students each day through June 5th.  It is our goal to reduce our students' learning gaps and help them stay on track during their time away from traditional school- the learning will continue! If need a laptop, please contact 3165833 from 8-4 M-F and we will give you an appointment day and time. Laptops will be distributed by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am-2pm only.

     

    If you have challenges finding assignments on Canvas, please be sure that you are reading the directions on your child's teacher's Canvas Announcements.  If you continue to have challenges, please send a message with your child's teacher on Canvas or email them.  You can also contact the school number between 8am-4pm to leave a message for the teacher. Be reminded that the WGMS parking lot is also a hotspot.  We will continue to provide Grab and Go meals M-F this week on the Lindley Road side of campus.

     

    Have a great week! 😊

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  • Week of April 26, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 4/26/2020 9:00:00 PM

    As you know, Guilford County Schools students will not return to school this school year.  We appreciate your help supporting your children’s academic growth as we continue to provide digital learning for our students each day through June 5th.  It is our goal to reduce our students' learning gaps and help them stay on track during their time away from traditional school- the learning will continue! If need a laptop,  please contact 3165833 from 8-4 M-F and we will give you an appointment day and time. Laptops will be distributed by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am-2pm only.

     

    If you have challenges finding assignments on Canvas, please be sure that you are reading the directions on your child's teacher's Canvas Announcements.  If you continue to have challenges, please send a message with your child's teacher on Canvas or email them.  You can also contact the school number between 8am-4pm to leave a message for the teacher.

    Be reminded that the WGMS parking lot is also a hotspot.

     

    This Tuesday evening, we invite parents to a Zoom Chat with Mrs. Brown beginning at 7pm. Mr. Walter will also host a Zoom Chat in Spanish for parents on Wednesday evening at 7.  We will answer questions about grading, end of year, and parent access to Canvas.

    We will continue to provide Grab and Go meals will be served M-F this week on the Lindley Road side of campus.

     

     

    May 4-8 is Staff Appreciation Week- be on the lookout for ways that we will honor our WGMS staff next week! :-)

     

    Have a great week!

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  • Week of April 19, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 4/19/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of 4/19/2020

     

    Beginning this week, teachers will post announcements and assignments  to Canvas each day by no later than 8:30am.  Students are expected to log on to all classes each day, however we will post assignments for one class per day that will be due by no earlier than the following week.  We will follow this schedule this week:

    Monday- ELA

    Tuesday-Math

    Wednesday- Science

    Thursday-SS

    Friday- Encore

    Again, students should log on daily to all classes for video conferencing, teacher feedback and other activities, but will follow the assignment schedule as stated.

     

    Grab and go meals will be served M-F this week.

    Laptops will be distributed by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.  If you need a laptop, please contact 3165833 from 8-4 M-F and we will give you an appointment day and time. 

    Be reminded that the WGMS parking lot is also a hotspot.

     

    Have a great week, and be safe!

     

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  • Week of April 12, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 4/12/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of 4/12

    GCS is on Spring Break from Monday 4/6 through Monday 4/13.  Teachers will not post virtual learning information to Canvas during this time.  We will resume posting information to Canvas on Tuesday 4/14.  Students are expected to log on to all classes each day, however we will post assignments for one class per day that will be due by no earlier than the following week.  We will follow this schedule this week:

    • Tuesday-ELA and Math
    • Wednesday- Science
    • Thursday-Social Studies
    • Friday- Encore

    Again, students should log on daily to all classes for video conferencing, teacher feedback and other activities, but will follow the assignment schedule as stated.

    We will resume  serving grab and go meals M-F beginning on Monday 4/13.
    Beginning this week, we will distribute laptops by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays only.  If you need a laptop, please contact 336-316-5833 from 8-4 M-F and we will give you an appointment day and time.  Please be reminded that are school offices are closed through at least April 30th.  Students will be out of school through at least May 15th.

    WGMS parking lot is also a hotspot.

    On behalf of the WGMS staff, Enjoy the rest of your Spring Break, wash your hands, stay home and take care! 

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  • Week of March 29, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 3/29/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of 3/29/2020

     

    We have contacted parents who have students who need to pick up their laptops asap. We have a limited number of laptops available for students- we are now sharing our laptops with other schools who do not have technology, so it is important that laptops are picked up asap so that they can be reallocated if not needed by our students. Families who have been contacted to pick up laptops may do so from 10-2 in the car rider line in the parking lot. Do not come into the building, we will bring the tablets to you. If you are having trouble with your device, call Technology Services at 336.370.8179.  WGMS parking lot is a hotspot- please feel free to use it as needed- remember to distance socially! Please be sure that your child logs into each of their classes each day so that they can access their assignments. This is very important so that students retain the information they have learned this year and stay on track academically. 

     

     

    The WGMS office is closed through April 16th. if you need assistance from WGMS, call 3363165833 from 8-4.

     

    We will continue to serve meals from the cafeteria parking lot Monday-Friday this week from 11-12- come out and pick up grab and go lunch and a breakfast for the next day. Buses will also deliver between 11am-12pm to:

    * River Birch

    * Westview Valley

    * Silver Briar

    They will blow the horn when it's in the neighborhood.

     

    On Friday, Backpack beginnings will provide food for the weekend for students who come in for grab and go meals.  

     

     

    The general helpline number for parents, students, employees and members of the public is: 336-332-7290.

    The GCS student crisis (non-emergency) number is 336-332-7295. These hotlines are open M-F from 7am- 7pm.

     

    Remember that we love our Tigers, please remember to wash your hands, stay home, read, and be well- Have a great week!

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  • Week of March 22, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 3/22/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of 3/22/2020

     

    Teacher-created assignments, videos and materials will be available for students starting Monday, March 23, through Canvas, our distance learning platform. We want to thank all educators for making these enrichment and extended learning opportunities possible!

    Instructions for parents and students are posted on the homepage our website at https://www.gcsnc.com/. Click on the Canvas Parent Guide

                  

    Students are encouraged to log on each day to access materials, get assignments and connect with their teachers.

     

    Please be patient as students, staff and parents use the system in large numbers for the first time ever on Monday and throughout the week. Despite all the detailed planning and hard work, expect some glitches – this is new for all of us!

     

    If you need a laptop and have not done so already, please contact the office at 3363165833 or email Ms. Robertson at robertb4@gcsnc.com.  We are contacting families to inform them of when they can pick up their laptops by appointment beginning on Monday. Please do not come to pick up a laptop until you are contacted that it is ready for you.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

                  

     

    In addition to distributing lunch and breakfast at WGMS each day from 11-12  for all K-12 students,  we are distributing “backpack” meals each Friday prepared by community agencies, so students and their families have food to eat each weekend. Special thanks to Backpack Beginnings, who contribute for WGMS.

     

    WGMS is open to the public from 10:00-2:00 each day. If you need assistance for any reason, please contact the front desk at 3363165833 before coming for an appointment. 

    The registration forms for rising 7th and 8th graders will be on Canvas tomorrow. Only those students who have not met with the counselor should complete. Fill out top have and encore section only. Forms due by Friday, April 3. Also, for AG parents of rising 9th graders, the transition to HS letter is available to read on webpage under Parents, AG Parent information.

    Please know that our WGMS staff misses our Tigers greatly!  We wish you good health and safety- please take care!

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  • Canvas for Parents

    Posted by Betty Denny on 3/18/2020

    Here is a link to the Canvas parent guide. It includes instructions to download the mobile app, create an account, and how to login. It also includes a video tutorial and Spanish resources.  

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  • Week of March 8, 2020

    Posted by Betty Denny on 3/8/2020 9:00:00 PM

    The following are announcements for the week of 3/8/2020:

     

    Thank you to all of the students who participated in  Saturday Academy session this past Saturday- students who attended received a jeans pass for use this Monday, March 9th.   Students also received a HW 100 grade to be used in one of their core classes. If students did not attend for 2 Saturdays, they will lose their slot- we will notify students on the waiting list this week to let them know if they can come.  Students must receive a confirmation before they can attend. The next Saturday Academy session is this Saturday 3/14- we hope to see you there!

     

    Parent Night for our Rising 6th grade students (who are currently 5th graders) will be held this Thursday, March 12th beginning at 6pm. There will be information about a day in the life of a 6th grader, and tours for parents and students.  WGMS Spirit Wear can also be ordered that evening.  We look forward to seeing all of our soon to be new Tigers on Thursday! 

     

    Mark your calendars, our first WGMS Spring Fling will be held on Friday, March 20th from 5:30-8 pm.  There will be music, food, games, prizes, and fun! Pre-sale tickets will be sold the week of March 16th through 20th- get ready for a great time! This is a family event- parents and students are asked to attend together and enjoy the evening- We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    Tiger Spirit Wear items will be accepted all year long, however, Friday March 20th is the last day for purchased items to be delivered to the school for pickup.  After March 20th all orders will be delivered directly to your home for an additional “Home Delivery Fee.”  Please turn in all order to your Homeroom teacher.  You may contact Ms. Miller with any questions.

     

    Parents, we are running short on SMOD- please return any borrowed SMOD to our SMOD closet asap. We are also accepting donations- students who return SMOD will be entered into a special drawing this month.  Thank you for your help!

     

    Parents- Save the date- There will be a Parent Session- Equipping Our Students to be Successful in an Imperfect World- on March 23rd at 6pm. more info to follow!

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