Boys Tennis Team Wins Region
The WJMS boys tennis team won the Coastal Empire Region Championship for the first time in school history.
Back row L to R: Student Assistant Bryce Costlow, Coach Kim Wagoner, Albert Zheng, Conner Williams, Henry Humphries, Will Altman, David Lippincott, Garrison Littles, Holden Hall, Coach Brian Hall, Kade Roberts
Front row L to R: Ethan Hiers, Turner Leggett, Jacob Lau, John West, Landon Collins, Walker Saussy, Hudson Lanier, Landon Brooks
Veterans Day Program
WJMS hosted a Veterans Day program with guest speakers from the community. The local 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion of the Army National Guard spent the day with our students showing them military vehicles and equipment. They also spoke with our students to answer questions they had about the military. Active duty military and local veterans were encouraged to come out and spend the day with us.
Regional Technology Fair Winners
WJMS students participated in the Regional Student Technology Fair on Saturday, January 21st. Hayne Woodward won 2nd place in Animation, Scott Caplinger won 1st place in Digital Game Design, Kylee Carver won 3rd place in Digital Photo Production, Bailey Borck won 1st place in Graphic Design, Noah Eggleston and Jacob Lau won 2nd place in Graphic Design, Elijah Beniman won 1st place in Internet Applications, John Parker won 2nd place in the Tech Literacy Challenge, and Noah Eggleston won 3rd place in the Tech Literacy Challenge. First place winners advance to the state competition in March.
Back row L to R: John Parker, Elijah Beniman, Noah Eggleston, Jacob Lau
From row L to R: Scott Caplinger, Kylee Carver, Bailey Borck
Not Pictured: Hayne Woodward
Math and Science Night
During the first nine weeks of school, WJMS held a Math and Science Night. Math and science stations were set up throughout the front hallway and the commons area. These stations had activities to review important skills being taught during the first semester. Additional areas had activities hosted by groups from OTC and the GSU Raptor Center.
Geography Bee Winner Named
All students at WJMS participated in the National Geography Bee by completing a multiple choice geography test. Of the tests, the top ten scoring students competed against each other in the school-level Geography Bee in January. After several rounds of competition, Anna Smith won the competition. Ethan Steiner came in second place with Chase Page in third. As our school winner, Anna Smith completed a written exam which was submitted to the National Geographic Society. Top scoring students from across the state will be notified in March and will advance to the state competition.
Back Row L to R: OJ Reese, Hayne Woodward, Cameron Halaby, Albert Zheng, Kate Lamb, Jackson Hodgin
Front Row L to R: Anna Smith, Ethan Steiner, Chase Page
Social Studies and Language Arts Night
During the second nine weeks, WJMS held a Social Studies and Language Arts Night. Students created a walk through time in the form of their very own wax museum. They portrayed historical figures to tell their audience about the events of the time period and guests toured the exhibits. Crowd favorites included the Berlin Wall, a Civil War cemetery, scenes from Anne Frank’s diary and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and a Camp Lawton exhibit from GSU. The hard work that all of the students put into the event was evident through the artifacts they created, the costumes they put together, and most of all by their excitement and participation on that special night.
Students Attend Junior Youth Assembly
Sponsored by teacher Penny Lott, WJMS students attended Junior Youth Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia in November. JYA is a three-day learning opportunity for middle school students, grades 6-8, designed to give participants an experience in the operation of Georgia's State Government. Legislators meet in committees and in the House and Senate chambers to debate legislation. Students are given an opportunity to discuss current state issues with state administrators. Students are guided through mock committee meetings and legislative procedures. Students debate and vote on bills that their fellow delegates have written and presented. Bills that pass in committee are then taken to the floor of the House or Senate for full debate and vote.
Back Row L to R: Adison Marsh, Kinsley James
Front Row L to R: Dana Dyches, Macaleigh van den Bosch
WJMS Boys Basketball Team Win Region
The WJMS boys basketball team won the title of Coastal Empire Region Champions for a third year in a row. The team also won the Knights Invitational Christmas Tournament for the third year in a row.