Weekly Announcements 5/7/23

Posted by Aislynn Denny on 5/7/2023 9:00:00 PM

Good Evening Tiger Families, this is Principal Chase Arrington at Western Guilford Middle School with announcements for the week of Monday, May 8th – Friday, May 12th.

There were students who received letters last week regarding Summer Learning. Summer Learning will begin June 20th – July 27th. The programming will be held at WGMS Monday – Thursday. Students living in district will receive transportation. Students receiving invitations were chosen from our Winter Assessment Data. If you have questions, please reach out to Mr. Thomas, Ms. Watson, or Mr. Arrington.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Mental Health refers to our emotional and social well-being and impacts how we think, feel, and behave. It plays a role in connecting with others, making decisions, handling stress, and many other aspects of daily life. When you’re mentally healthy, you can enjoy your life and the people in it, feel good about yourself, keep up good relationships, and deal with stress.

This Mental Health Month, challenge yourself to examine your world and how it can affect your overall health. Look around, look within – from your neighborhood to genetics, many factors come into play when it comes to our mental health.

If you or your child face challenges and need assistance in accessing resources, please reach out to an administrator, school counselor, school psychologist, or social work. We are here to assist and help!

Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated Monday, May 8th – Friday, May 12th. Please show your appreciation for your child’s teacher by doing a nice gesture this week. These can include a greeting card, gift card, their favorite snacks, or donating to their classroom.

The administration team and PTA will celebrate our teachers this week by doing the following activities:

  • Monday – Breakfast for staff
  • Tuesday – Donuts & Coffee
  • Wednesday – Lunch from the PTA (Honey Baked Ham)
  • Thursday – Individual Gifts for Staff
  • Friday – Ice Cream Sundae Social for Staff during Lunch

If you would like to donate to any of these events, please feel free to contact Mr. Arrington or Ms. Roslyn Miller for assistance and next steps.

Progress for all students will go home Tuesday, May 9th. Please review these with your child.

This week in Athletics:

Monday, May 8th, Softball and Baseball will travel to Northeast Middle for a game starting at 4:45pm

Tuesday, May 9th, Softball and Baseball will host a game against Kiser starting at 4:45pm

Wednesday, May 10th, Girls and Boys Track will host a match against Eastern Middle at 4:45pm

Thursday, May 11th, Softball and Baseball will host a game against Kernodle at 4:45pm.

The 8th Grade Formal is Friday, May 19th from 6pm – 9pm. Tickets are $15 until Friday, May 12th and $20 after May 12th. This can be paid through our PTA CashApp at $WGMSPTA2022. The theme this year is A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD. The colors are RED, BLACK, and GOLD. Students should still follow appropriate dress guidelines as this is a semi-formal occasion.

The 8th Grade Awards Ceremony to culminate the 8th graders' end of middle school is Thursday, June 8th at 6pm. 7th Grade Awards Program is Friday, June 9th at 9am. 6th Grade will honor their students on June 9th at 11am.

Thank you for all you do to make Tiger Nation a Great Place to Learn! Have a wonderful week!