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With only 27 days left in the school year, it is time to display the word cloud banner with names of all our 8th grade students. Each year I see groups of students gathered around determined to find their name. I hear our students in 6th and 7th grade talking about how much they will miss these 8th graders. Teachers give hugs to students who will be leaving us and help to reminisce about the good times here at WJMS. We are proud of your accomplishments and we celebrate your advancement to a new chapter in your lives. Congratulations WJMS class of 2016….you will be missed!classof2016

Floppy Disk Journals

During Teen Tech Week our Book Club students created Floppy Disk Journals.

Teen Tech Week 2016

pacmanWe celebrated Teen Tech Week March 7th through 11th with a new display this year. Ms. Pacman made her debut as sticky-note art. Kids thought it was great and were excited about trying out some others. Students could also play our version of Angry Birds. We had six bad piggies on a pyramid of boxes. Students could throw a ball at the pyramid to try to knock down all bad piggies. The media center also showcased a Technology Museum filled with old video controllers, typewriters, cameras, 8-track tape players and more. In addition, we went low-tech during the week. Students were able to make popsicle stick bows and used q-tips as arrows. They were able to make these fly up to 25 feet!


Sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick has spent her entire life on her grandfather’s ranch. But when her estranged sister Ivy uproots her to D.C., Tess is thrown into a world that revolves around politics and power. She also starts at Hardwicke Academy, the D.C. school for the children of the rich and powerful, where she unwittingly becomes a fixer for the high school set, fixing teens’ problems the way her sister fixes their parents’ problems.

And when a conspiracy surfaces that involves the family member of one of Tess’s classmates, love triangles and unbelievable family secrets come to light and life gets even more interesting—and complicated—for Tess.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22929578-the-fixer

Excellent Book

Happy Valentine’s Day

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The Six by Mark Alpert

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Avatar meets The Terminator in this thrilling cyber-tech adventure
Crippled by muscular dystrophy, Adam spends his days playing virtual reality games, until a dangerously advanced artificial intelligence program that can control other machines tries to kill him.

Created by Adam’s father, Sigma has escaped its cyber prison and is threatening world domination. In order to stop Sigma, Adam and five other terminally ill teens sacrifice their bodies and upload their minds into weaponized robots. Together, The Six must learn how to manipulate their new mechanical forms—and prepare for epic combat—before Sigma destroys humanity.

from https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Six.html?id=z7XprQEACAAJ&hl=en

Excellent Book

xmas2 We are enjoying our most recent addition to our Christmas decorations in the library…courtesy of Pinterest.:) I used $1 store beach balls covered with plastic table cloths. The tops are solo cups covered with aluminum foil.  The rings at the top were made from paper clips. This one made a huge impact and we only spent $12!

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