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2005-2006

Student Achievements

   The WJMS band was awarded a rating of Excellent and was given a plaque from the Georgia Music Educators Association.

    WJMS won the 2006 Middle School Invitational Weightlifting meet.

    Several students participated in the GMEA Solo & Ensemble competition on Saturday, April 29th.  Individuals rating SUPERIOR for solo were an oboe player, a clarinet player, three flute players, and two snare drum players.  For duet performances two groups were rated SUPERIOR for woodwind duet and flute duet and one group was rated EXCELLENT for percussion duet.

    Congratulations to the Boys Track Team for winning the 2006 Coastal Empire Region Championship.

    Congratulation to the Boys Soccer Team for winning the 2006 Coastal Empire Region Championship.

    A 6th grader won 3rd, a 7th grader won 2nd, and an 8th grader won 1st in their respective grade levels for the system level Young Georgia Authors competition.

    The WJMS Math Team won both 1st and 2nd place in the GSU Math Tournament in Division I.  An 8th grader took first place in Division I individual competition and only missed one question on the exam.  Other team members placed 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, and 17th in the individual competition.

    A 6th grader won 1st place in the Oratorical Contest at Georgia Southern and advanced to the district level in Savannah.   Another 6th grader took 2nd place in the girl's division.

   An 8th grader qualified to represent William James Middle School at the state level of the National Geography Bee, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase.  The state bee will be held on Friday, March 31, 2006, at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Georgia

  The WJMS chess team won 1st place in the ORSCA 2005-2006 Middle School Division Chess Team Championship with 35 total wins for the season and a 7th grader won 2nd place in the middle school individual competition.

    An 8th grader placed third in the Daughters of the American Revolution History Essay Contest.

    A WJMS 7th Grader won 2nd place in Physics and a WJMS 6th Grader won 3rd place in Botany at SORSEF District Science Fair in Savannah, GA at Armstrong State University.

   The boy's basketball team finished the season with a perfect 11-0 season and won the Coastal Empire Region Boy's Basketball Championship for 2005-2006.

    The WJMS Chess Team competed against schools and students from all over Georgia in a chess tournament hosted by Ogeechee Scholastic Chess Association to take the 1st Place Team-Middle School Division trophy.  A seventh grade team member placed 2nd in the Middle School Division for individual players.

    A 7th grader placed 8th in the Math Competition at the National Beta Club Convention in New Orleans.

    The WJMS Football Team was the 2005 Coastal Region Empire Champions

    Students from WJMS attended the Jr. Beta Club State Convention and competed in various academic competitions against other students from across the state.  An 8th grader won 2nd place in Social Studies, a 7th grader won 4th place in Science, and a 7th grader won 5th place in Essay.

    The WJMS Chess team competed Saturday, January 21st in the 3rd tournament of the season walking away with the 1st Place Middle School Division trophy.  A seventh grade team member placed 3rd in the Middle School Division for individual players.

    Five band students were Universityof Georgia MiddleSchool Band Festivalparticipants.

    Two students were Georgia Music Educators Association District One Honor Band participantswith one of them becoming a Georgia Music Educators Association Middle School All-State Band Semi-Finalist.

    The WJMS JAZZ Combo Band performed at the Statesboro Mall for the holidays in December.

    The WJMS 6th Grade, 7th and 8th Grade Chorus performed a great Winter Concert on December 13th.

School Achievements

    WJMS was recognized as a 2005 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.

    WJMS attained Annual Yearly Progress(AYP) for the 3rd consecutive year.

    WJMS received a plaque for the Highest Performing Middle School in all five academic areas for 2004-2005.

    WJMS received a certificate for the Best Overall Staff Attendance Rate (average 7.2 days absent per staff member) for 2004-2005.   

    WJMS received certificates for the Middle Grades Writing Assessment results for the 2004-2005 school year in the following areas:

   Most Gain of Students Meeting/Exceeding on Target (95% and gain of 4%)

   Obtaining 95% Students Meeting/Exceeding on Target

   Obtaining the Highest Percentage of Students Meeting/Exceeding on Target (95%)

   WJMS received certificates for CRCT results for the 2004-2005 school year in the following areas:

   Obtaining 88.7% Students Meeting/Exceeding Expectations in Reading/Language Arts

   Obtaining 50% Students Exceeding Expectations in Reading

   Obtaining 34% Students Exceeding Expectations in Language Arts

   Obtaining 86.8% Students Meeting/Exceeding Expectations in Language Arts

   Obtaining 34.2% Students Exceeding Expectations in Mathematics

   Obtaining 84.3% Students Meeting/Exceeding Expectations in Mathematics

   Obtaining 15% Students Exceeding Expectations in Science

   Obtaining 30% Students Exceeding Expectations in Social Studies

   Obtaining 89% Students Meeting/Exceeding Expectations in Social Studies

    Patricia Allen, Lead Custodian received a certificate for Obtaining the Most Organized Work Areas for the 2004-2005 School Term.