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2004-2005

Student Achievements

    At the GSU Math Tournament, the Math Team placed 2nd in division I Jr. High competition with a 7th grader placing 3rd and a sixth grader placing 4th in the individual competition.  

    Chess Team placed 2nd in the tournament series at the Ogeechee Scholastic Chess Association.  Team placed 2nd in four tournaments and 3rd in the Coastal Chess Association.

    Baseball Team won the Coastal Empire Middle School Pre-Season Tournament for the second year in a row.

    Twelve band students participated in the UGA Middle School Band Festival in Athens. 

    One seventh grader and one eighth grader made the GMEA Middle School All-State Band Semi-finals.

   At the Jr. Beta Club State Convention, a seventh grader placed 1st in the Math Competition.  He will advance to the national level in June in New Orleans.

    A seventh grader placed 3rd in the girls division of the University Optimist Club Annual Oratorical Contest.

    One sixth grader and one eighth grader placed 3rd in the DAR Essay Competition.

    Four sixth graders placed 1st in the Science Fair in their divisions and will advance to regional competition.

    Thirteen 7th graders and twenty-three 8th graders were administered the PSAT.

    Four students attended Model United Nations and received Distinguished Delegate and Honorable Mention awards.

    The Math Team placed 3rd at the Mathcounts competition in Savannah.  A seventh grade and an eighth grade student placed in the top ten.

    Four Chorus students participated in GMEA 6th Grade State-Wide Honor Chorus in February.

    Two seventh grade students and seven eight grade students participated in GMEA District One Honor Chorus in October.

    A sixth grader won 2nd placed in the Statesboro Herald Essay Contest.  The topic was "What Physical Fitness Means to Me".

    A sixth grader won 1st place in the Target Sports Project category at the 4-H District Competition.

    A seventh grade student won 2nd place in the state in the Poster Design Contest for Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week.  She received a check for $300.

    The WJMS baseball team was the 1st runner up in the Coastal Empire Region Tournament.

    WJMS won the Write-Off Language Arts Competition for the 8th year in a row.  WJMS winners are below. Vocabulary -   6th grader won 2nd place      7th grader won 1st place     8th grader won 3rd place Spelling -   6th grader won 1st place      7th grader won 3rd place     8th graders won 1st and 2nd place Punctuation/Capitalization -   6th grader won 1st place     8th grader won 3rd place Usage -   6th graders won 1st and 2nd place      8th grader won 3rd place Language Expression -   6th grader won 3rd place     7th grader won 1st place     8th grader won 2nd place Written Expression -   6th grader won 2nd place      8th grader won 2nd place Mental Concentration -   6th grader won 3rd place      7th graders won 2nd and 3rd place     8th graders won 1st and 2nd place

    A seventh grader placed 2nd in the Young Georgia Authors writing competition.

    WJMS increased its performance on the 8th grade Middle Grades Writing Assessment during the 2004-2005 school year.

    All the students at WJMS who took the state mandated End of Course Test (EOCT) in Algebra I exceeded the state standards.

    WJMS won the 4th Annual Middle School Weightlifting Meet for the 4th consecutive year.

    All students passed the Algebra I End of Course test(EOCT) and 47 of 49 students exceeded expectations on the test.

School Achievements

    WJMS was recognized as a 2004 Writing to Win Exemplary School of Writing.  The school emerged as a qualifying school from over 135 schools throughout Georgia and South Carolina.   More than 80% of homeroom teachers met the high Writing to Win standards, including daily journal entries about concepts across the curriculum, process writing that required students to start several first drafts before completing one in five different modes of writing each year, and increased performance on the state writing assessment.

    A PRISM grant in the amount of $4796 was awarded to the school to align Earth Science curriculum with the new GPS and create Earth Science labs to be used in grades 6 & 8.

    An additional PRISM grant in the amount of $29,685 was awarded to the school.