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Please join Synovus, Georgia Southern University College of Education and Bulloch County Schools in congratulating the first Synovus Teacher of the Game, Simone Lane of William James Middle School.  Dignitaries from these sponsors plus Superintendent Charles Wilson surprised Ms. Lane in her classroom on Sept. 1. Mikaela Dekle, the student who nominated her, was also on hand to read the winning essay she wrote about her.

Now a sophomore at Statesboro High School, Dekle shared that Lane, her former sixth-grade science teacher, "Not only was a teacher to me, she was a mother figure at my lowest point of my life when I wanted to give up. Some things she said to me still stick with me till this day." Dekle added, "She definitely deserves to be recognized for her amazing mentoring and motherly acts."

Ms. Lane will be recognized on the field and video board will at the Oct. 4th GA Southern home football game.

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Published: 9/15/17




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Congressman Rick Allen is hosting a Military Academy Day on Saturday, September 16th from 10:00 until 12:00 at the Military Science Building at GSU. The event is open to students in grades 8-12 to learn more about service in the military including the application and admissions process. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

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Posted by: Denise Borck
Published: 8/25/17




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The Title I Family Engagement Program believes that your involvement with your child’s education is essential to their academic and future success. In our commitment to provide the best educational experience for your child, we would like to invite you to join us for the Title I Annual Parent Meeting.  

In order to make it possible for families to attend, we will host two meetings at WJMS this year. Please choose the date that best fits your needs:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:00 pm-7:00 pm or Monday, September 25, 2017,  8:15-9:15 am

For more information, please contact Sharon Wilkins, Family Engagement Specialist, (912) 682-9894 or swilkins@bullochschools.org.

 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Bulloch County Family Engagement Team

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Published: 8/21/17




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  Letters are coming home regarding the times of our extended school day on August 21 and permission for your child to observe the eclipse event that day. Car riders will be dismissed at 3:45 and bus riders will leave our school at 4:50. Please return your Solar Eclipse Parent Form by Thursday, August 17.

  We are making plans to view the eclipse event as a school if we are able to secure the appropriate glasses for every student. We are also making arrangements for students who "opt-out" of this event to stay inside with a supervising teacher. If we are not able to secure glasses for every student, we will be streaming the event through the NASA website.

  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this event, please contact jmizell@bullochschools.org.

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Published: 8/14/17




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Attached below are the supply lists requested for each grade level.

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Published: 7/21/17




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Open House for all Bulloch County Schools is July 27, 2017.

Elementary: 4-6 p.m. 

Middle/High: 5-7 p.m.

 

WJMS is hosting an additional Open House for 6th graders only on Wednesday, July 26th from 5:30 until 6:30.

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Published: 7/14/17




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Last summer, kids throughout the state read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading. This year, we are challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.

Here’s how you can get reading, right now

Check out this short video with your students for tips on finding and reading great books on myON. Then follow these simple steps to access the myON platform.

1.    Visit http://about.myon.com/GetGAReading  to get registered. Under the Job Title field, type in: Reader. Once you have registered, instructions on your county-specific log-in will be sent to you within 24 – 48 hours.
2.    Go to myON.com and click the Log In Now button.
3.    Enter the following information:

  • School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade Level Reading (Note: DO NOT cut and paste. Start typing “Get Georgia…” and select the school from the drop-down menu.)
  • Username: included in registration instructions
  • Password: included in registration instructions

4.    Click on the Sign In button, select a book, and start reading!

Tip: To be sure your system is myON-ready, click here.

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Published: 5/9/17




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Bulloch County Schools is conducting an online parent survey for its Title I schools now through May 12.  All of the school system's campuses, except Statesboro High School and Southeast Bulloch High School are Title I schools. If you have a child at any of our 13 Title I schools, we encourage you to participate in this survey. If you prefer to complete a paper survey instead, one can be made available to you by contacting your school's family liaison.

Online Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCSparentsurveyYYSQRYQ

Title I provides federal funding to help supplement educational opportunities for children who live in high poverty areas who are most at risk of failing to meet state achievement standards. Title I funds programs that help ensure all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach a minimum proficiency on state academic achievement standards and assessments. 

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Published: 5/1/17




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Published: 4/26/17




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Jr. Beta Club's last meeting will be a pizza party on Tuesday, May 2nd. Members need to fill out the form below so that we may have enough food for everyone.

Cookout Attendance

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Published: 4/24/17




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If you are interested in trying out for the 2017 WJMS softball team, please complete the online sign-up form below: 

Softball Tryouts Form

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Published: 4/24/17




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Prekindergarten Registration: 

www.bullochschools.org/prekindergarten

Kindergarten Registration: 

www.bullochschools.org/kindergarten

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Published: 4/20/17




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Parents/Guardians:

It is always our goal as a school to partner with you by asking for input to make you feel welcome, valued, and connected to each other and our school staff while contributing to student success! Your participation is greatly appreciated and solicited to participate in this online survey.

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Parent-Survey.aspx

The Parent Satisfaction Survey helps the state to determine parents’ perception of the success of parent engagement with the local schools. The information is gathered as a component of the State Performance Plan. The data collected are reported in the Annual Performance Report and on the system profile about each system. Each state is required to conduct a parent survey collection process to measure parent/family needs and perceptions.

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Published: 4/18/17




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WJMS students are invited to participate in a gaming tournament at Georgia Southern University on Friday, April 21st at 4:00PM and Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00AM. Games included in the tournament are Madden, FIFA, NBA 2K, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and Street Fighter. If you are interested in participating, see  GeorgiaSouthern.edu/alumni/wbgt17  and the attached brochure. For more information, contact: Drew Zwald at 912-478-0091 or dzwald@georgiasouthern.edu.

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Published: 4/13/17




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The Miss WJMS contestants served the community during the month of March. Students worked at the FUMC Soup Kitchen, painted nails at the Bethany Home, and assisted children with Reading to Rover at the Statesboro Regional Library.




 

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Published: 3/28/17




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Susan Jones, the FFA sponsor at Statesboro High School is having a livestock (goats, sheep, cows, pigs, rabbits) show team (grades K-12) informational meeting on Thursday 3/30/2017 at 5:30. Students in middle school may show their livestock through 4-H but will travel with the SHS team. The meeting will be at Statesboro High School in the Agriculture Room (C-147).  For more information, you may contact Susan Jones at sjones@bullochschools.org.

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Published: 3/28/17




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Published: 3/15/17




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William James Middle School is seeking input from the community, parents/guardians, and students for our Title I Parent Involvement Plan and Home + School Compact. This annual review will help develop plans for the 2017-2018 school year. Please submit feedback via email to Leslie Wiggins, our Title I Family Liaison at lwiggins@bullochschools.org or calling 912-682-9894. You can access copies of our current Title I documents on our school's website or in our Family Resource Room. The review period will end Friday, March 31.

 

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Published: 2/28/17




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Attention  Parents of WJMS 8th Graders:

All 8th grade students received their Rising 9th Grade Course Request Sheets from Statesboro High School for their 9th grade year on Tuesday.  Please look over this sheet with your 8th grader, write in any requests for changes, and sign and date it.  Your child needs to return this sheet signed by this Friday, March 3rd, to their 1st period teacher. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Massee, WJMS School Counselor, at (912) 212-8820 or email: lmassee@bullochschools.org

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Published: 2/28/17




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Random Acts of Kindness Week

The WJMS Leadership Action Team has organized our efforts to, once again, celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 13th - 17th.

For our school-wide act of kindness, we will be collecting money for Hearts and Hands Clinic in Statesboro.  Students are asked to bring in their change to homeroom.  

Monday - Pennies

Tuesday - Nickels 
Wednesday - Dimes 
Thursday - Quarters 
Friday - Dollars

In addition, we will team with the Clubhouse for an afternoon of "fun"raising.

WJMS Knight of Kindness Fundraiser at the Clubhouse 
Thursday, February 16th between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm

With each purchase all guests will have the opportunity to "Round Up for Charity".  All proceeds benefit Hearts and Hands Clinic.  Come out for some fun and for a good cause.
Kindness Week Dress Up Days
Monday -       Multi-color Day: Color Your World With Kindness 
Tuesday -       America Day:  Show your Kindness and Love for America 
Wednesday - Decade Day:  Kindness Never Goes Out of Style 
Thursday -     Disney Day:  Have Courage and Be Kind - Cinderella 
Friday -           Hat Day: Wear a Hat and Be Kind

Pay $1 to wear a hat.  $.50 for face paint
For more information about Hearts and Hands Clinic, check out the link.

Hearts and Hands Clinic 

Other WJMS Events

Book Fair - February 8th - 14th

Retro Bill Assembly - February 14th

School Dance - February 17th Cupid's Valentine Dance  

Winter Break - February 20th - 24th

STEAM Team - February 12th - 15th NASA Competition

Math Team - February 25th - GSU

8th Grade Career Day - February 17th

WJMS Soccer -

February

16th Boys/Girls  vs. Effingham   (Clubhouse)

21st Boys/Girls vs. SEB (Clubhouse)

28th Boys/Girls @ Langston Chapel (Mill Creek)

WJMS Baseball - 

February 

15th - Varsity @ Jeff Davis

16th JV @ SEB

17th, 18th Preseason Tournament @ Richmond Hill

20th Varsity @ South Effingham

22nd Varsity/JV vs. JR Tripp (Blitch St.)

24th Varsity/JV vs. Savannah Christian/Effingham (Brooklet Field #1)

25th Varsity/JV vs. Metter/Ebenezer (Stilson)

28th Varsity vs. South Effingham (Blitch)

WJMS Track - Meets will Begin February 22nd

WJMS Golf Try-outs - Feb 27, 28 and March 1

(Boys and Girls see Coach Hall)

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Published: 2/9/17




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Attached is the first edition of "The Knightly News", a student-produced school newspaper which is sponsored by teacher, Jenny Purvis.

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Published: 2/1/17




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SHS Cheer tryouts will begin Monday, March 6th with a parent meeting at SHS at 6pm.  All other details including practice times and anticipated costs can be found on the SHS athletics webpage.

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Published: 1/17/17




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The WJMS Cheer Banquet will be held on Tuesday, Feb 28th at RJ's from 6-8. 

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Published: 1/12/17




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From Mr. Yawn:

I am sending, with a list of upcoming events, a reminder that students are not allowed to "charge" their lunches after five days.  Please, check the status of your child's lunch account balance.  I do not want anyone to be turned away because of an excessive balance.  In addition, remember that balances accrued at other campuses follow the student's account.

Online Account 

The easiest way to manage a lunch account is to pay online using myschoolbucks.com.  There is even a free mobile application for your Smart Phone.  

You may also drop by the school or call our cashier.  She can be reached via email at broberts@bullouchschools.org or by calling 212-8820.  It is a great idea to check behind your middle school student if you sent them with money.   

What's Happening at WJMS

Basketball

The boys and girls basketball teams are both in the running to bring a region championship home to WJMS.  They have big games tonight at Richmond Hill, Monday at Screven, and the big rivalry next Friday versus Langston Chapel (games starting at4:00 at SHS).

Spring Sports Try-outs

Baseball begins on January 17th

Soccer begins on January 23rd

Track begins on January 31st

Physical forms are available in the office or on the website and should be submitted prior to try-out dates.

Cheerleading

Girls interested in trying out for next year's squad should sign up in the front office to begin receiving informational announcements. 

Math Team

Tuesday meetings will begin on January 10th and be hosted each Tuesday and Thursday thereafter (3:30-4:30).

Speak up for Education

January 26th at Statesboro High School

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Published: 1/6/17




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The Student Growth Model Reports are designed to help educators, parents, and other stakeholders better understand and analyze the progress students make year to year. Watch an informational video on “How to Read Your Child's Georgia Student Growth Model Reports” in English and Spanish. Click on the link http://gadoe.org/parent-information to watch this informative video.

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Published: 1/2/17




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The Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced that William James Middle School is one of 25 public middle school semifinalists in its Fab School Labs STEM Lab Makeover contest. To secure the funds, WJMS supporters will need to vote for the school online on Friday, Dec. 9. This is part of a week-long online voting campaign for each finalist, with WJMS being scheduled for this date. The funds would allow WJMS to renovate and upgrade its existing STEM lab into a state-of-the-art science lab.  Amy Smith, the school's STEM teacher was instrumental in preparing WJMS's application. Remember to vote online for WJMS on Dec. 9, on the Fab School Labs Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FabSchoolLabs.

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Published: 11/17/16




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Published: 11/17/16




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The WJMS PTO is selling t-shirts in different colors with styles for both girls and boys. The deadline to order is Friday, November 18th. More details can be found in the attached order form. These would make great Christmas gifts!

Questions? Email williamjamesmiddleschool@gmail.com

 

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Published: 11/17/16




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A Knight at the Wax Museum

Thursday, November 17, 2016

6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Join us as history comes alive with tales of survival, battles, and triumphs as WJMS students revisit the past from their character’s point of view.

 

Hot dog meal to be served

Book Fair to be held in the media center

Students:  Complete your rations card and be eligible for prizes!

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Published: 11/16/16




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Friday, Nov. 18th

All 8th graders will go to SHS to tour the CTAE classes.

Monday, Nov. 28th

6:00 - 7:00 p.m at SHS auditorium 

All 8th graders and parents are invited to an informative meeting at SHS about high school requirements, MOWR, credits, CTAE classes, Advanced classes, etc.

Thursday, Dec. 1st & Friday, Dec. 2nd

All 8th grade students (and parents are invited but not required to attend) will go to the media center during their Social Studies class to see a presentation from their SHS counselors and choose their CTAE classes for next year.

Parent Letter 

Permission Form

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Published: 11/15/16




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WJMS students won 3rd place at the International Festival on Saturday, November 12th. Social studies teacher, Felecia Prince lead the group of students through an exploration of the culture, government, food, and geography of the country of Brazil.


 

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Published: 11/14/16




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What:  School-wide Fall Neon Dance

When:  Friday, October 28th

Time:  3:45 - 5:45

Where:  WJMS Lunchroom

Cost:  $5.00

 

Jr. Beta Club will be selling neon glow sticks, pizza, and coke for $1.00 each. Some of the proceeds will go to help victims of Hurricane Matthew in our community. Join us in helping to raise money for a good cause.

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Published: 10/25/16




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Tuesday, October 25th

Wear red t-shirts, crazy socks, scarves, and hats(hats cost $1.00 to wear)     

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016   

Two dress choices: Best Dressed or School Spirit

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Western/Camo Day

Wear your boots, western wear or camo.  All hats are $1.00 to wear. 

 

Friday, October 28, 2016  

Wear your fluorescent colors                                                                              

Monday, October 31, 2016

Book Character Day (Always follow dress appropriate rules)

 

Additional details of Red Ribbon Week may be found in the attached document.

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Published: 10/24/16




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Georgia Southern University is hosting a cheerleading competition on October 8th at Hanner Fieldhouse at 10 AM. Doors will open to spectators at 9 AM and admission is $7. Come out to support our Lady Knights Competition Cheerleaders.IMG_1010.JPG

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Published: 9/29/16




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7th and 8th grade Junior Beta will be meeting on Sept 27th from 3:30-4:00 in the lunchroom.  Please fill out the form to let us know if you will be able to attend so that we can prepare refreshments accordingly.

 

Junior Beta Club Form

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Published: 9/21/16




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Published: 9/12/16