Wildcat Lacrosse – There will be an informative player and parent meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30.

Muslim Student Alliance 

The Muslim Student Alliance is a new WMS club that exists to bring muslims and non muslims together to learn from each other. The primary goal is to raise awareness and create a more inclusive space for all students. The club is open to anyone and everyone, and will have its first meeting on Thursday, November 10th from 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm in Room 149, Ms. Bailey’s room.

Students who are interested can also stop by room 149 Ms. Bailey’s room to complete a sign-up sheet in order to receive club updates.

Cats Do Well At Ohio Cross Country Championships

Weaver Cross Country runners performed well at the Ohio Cross Country Championships in Obetz recently. Sophia Tartaglia ran a 13:09 and placed 13th overall in the girls’ two mile run finals. Carter Wilson and Jarret Billing both ran in the boys’ races and placed very well overall!

Sienna Boyd, Halle Hughes, Maddy Clausen, and Gia Pagniano also ran strong races. Great job, Cats.

Yearbook  Sale

If you forgot to order your 2022-2023 yearbook, don’t worry, there is still time! Scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs, and purchase your copy of the WMS Yearbook! There are many different options and packages to choose from!”

WMS National Junior Honor Society

Weaver’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society is kicking off this year!

This internationally accredited association is based on five basic pillars: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. In order to join, you have to demonstrate that you can meet all of the requirements on the application and complete all of the volunteer hours. Stop by Ms. Duncan’s room downstairs or scan the QR code found on the poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room to learn more!

Battle of the Books Book Club

Those who are interested in testing their knowledge of books and spending time with fellow readers, consider joining the Battle of the Books Book Club. Members will meet once a month during lunch periods, and the Weaver teams will compete against the Heritage and Memorial teams in May to see who knows the books the best! Students can join individually or in teams. For more info, see Mrs. Fout in the Media Center.

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

Trick or Treating Fact

Trick or treating evolved from a tradition called “souling”. Over a thousand years ago, during the Celtic festival of Samhain, it was customary for poor children to go door to door begging for food or money. In exchange, children would offer to pray for the souls of recently lost loved ones.

Chucky the Doll Day 

Last Tuesday was National Chucky the Doll day. The Chucky character was born in the 1980s horror film, “Child’s Play.” This annual celebration of the iconic character is for all fans of horror films, and especially for the fans of Chucky and all of the movies he has appeared in.

National Pumpkin Day

Last Wednesday was National Pumpkin Day. National Pumpkin Day recognizes a favored autumn decoration and food. Not only do pumpkins  make great fall decorations, but the pumpkin also completes a variety of tasty recipes. A pumpkin is a kind of  squash that is native to North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico. Also, the word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which means “large melon” in Greek.

Random Fact from 100 Years Ago

The automotive industry introduced assembly line work. The assembly line is a production process that breaks the manufacturing of something into steps that are completed in a pre-defined sequence. Assembly lines are the most commonly used method in the mass production of products. The auto industry and the assembly line together helped drive prosperity in the United States, as they led to steel production, highway building, and more.

1990s Nostalgia of the Week 

This week’s 1990s Nostalgia is the good ole’ VCR. A videocassette recorder (VCR) is a device that records analog audio and analog video from broadcast television or other source on a removable, magnetic tape videocassette, and can play back the recording. VCRs became popular in the 1980s and 1990s. There were many video rental stores like Blockbuster and Family Video that allowed people to rent and return multiple VCR tapes. VCRs declined in popularity during the early 2000s and in July 2016, Funai Electric, the last manufacturer of them, ceased production. Good bye, VCR. You were a great friend!



WMS Halloween Social is This Friday, October 28th

The Halloween Social will be held THIS Friday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Weaver. Get your costumes ready, it will be a SUPER fun night with pizza, great snacks, a photo booth, raffles, DJ Music & Dancing, basketball in the gym, a Costume Contest, and a “Haunted Hallway”! Tickets are $5.00 per student and will be sold during lunch periods on Friday, October 28th (cash only at lunch) and at the door that night (cash or card).

WMS Ski & Board Club

Save the date! Optional Ski & Board Club informational meeting will take place THIS Wednesday, October 26th in the Weaver Commons at 7:00 PM. Attendance is not mandatory to join. Club information will be available very soon. Check the Weaver website and look for signs around school. It’s all coming soon!

Wildcat Lacrosse

If you are interested in playing lacrosse this spring, the WMS lacrosse coaches are coming to all lunch periods this Friday. Be sure to pay attention in lunch for the coaches to call you to a quick meeting. Also, there will be an informative player and parent meeting on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30.

Yearbook  Sale

If you forgot to order your 2022-2023 yearbook, don’t worry, there is still time! Scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs, and purchase your copy of the WMS Yearbook! There are many different options and packages to choose from!”

WMS National Junior Honor Society

Weaver’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society is kicking off this year!

This internationally accredited association is based on five basic pillars: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. In order to join, you have to demonstrate that you can meet all of the requirements on the application and complete all of the volunteer hours. Stop by Ms. Duncan’s room downstairs or scan the QR code found on the poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room to learn more!

Media Center October Contests 

Mrs. Fout is offering a chance to show your creative side with a few October Contests.

The first is the “Decorate a Ghost Contest.” If interested, get a coloring page from the Media Center and decorate your ghost to look like a character from a book, movie, or show. Finished ghosts are due to Mrs. Fout by TOMORROW, October 25th. The second contest is to write a scary story in two sentences. The stories must be original (your own work), exactly two sentences, school appropriate, and submitted using the QR code on the contest flyer by THIS WEDNESDAY, October 26th. See Mrs. Fout in the Media Center with any questions or to enter the contests.

Those Interested in Wrestling 

Students interested in joining the WMS Wrestling team, optional conditioning begins in the Aux Gym TODAY, October 24th from 3-4:30 pm. The first practice is on October 31st from 3-5 pm, also in the Aux Gym. To sign up for the team complete Final Forms and scan the QR code for extra information for the coach the Wrestling flyer is  across from Mr. DeChant’s room or the Media Center.

Battle of the Books Book Club

Those who are interested in testing their knowledge of books and spending time with fellow readers, consider joining the Battle of the Books Book Club. Members will meet once a month during lunch periods, and the Weaver teams will compete against the Heritage and Memorial teams in May to see who knows the books the best! Students can join individually or in teams. For more info, see Mrs. Fout in the Media Center.

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

October is National Arts & Humanities Month. 

This was established in 1993 and is celebrated every October in the United States. It was created to encourage Americans to explore new aspects of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of participation in them.

Last Saturday was NATIONAL COLOR DAY

National Color Day focuses on the impact color has on each of us. Color is very powerful, as the colors that surround people have been shown to affect mood, draw attention, and even cause alarm. It is hard to imagine a world without color. Without it, we would not have so many beautiful things to observe.

TODAY IS UNITED NATIONS DAY

This day recognizes the founding of the United Nations, known worldwide as the “UN”,  in 1945.

The United Nations consists of 193 member states and 2 observer states. The mission of the United Nations is to maintain international peace and security.

Last Friday was International Nacho Day

Every year on October 21st, people around the world celebrate International Nacho Day and the flavorful, delectable nacho. The day also encourages others to try nachos for the first time ever.

This popular appetizer also makes a great snack. If the nachos contain enough toppings, many nacho lovers eat them as an entire meal. The Wildcat News encourages you to get you some Nachos soon to celebrate this wonderful day!

Last Thursday was International Sloth Day

While this took place 4 days ago, the good news is you don’t have to be in too big of a hurry to celebrate these slow-moving mammals. Here are some fun facts about them…

-They are native to South and Central America.

-There are two different types of sloths. These include the two-toed and three-toed sloths.

-Sloths are great swimmers and can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes underwater.

-Thanks to extra vertebrae in their spine, sloths can rotate their head 270 degrees in either direction.

-Sloths love their alone time and don’t spend a lot of time with other sloths.

-On average, sloths live between 20 to 30 years.

1990s Nostalgia

1 This week’s 1990s Nostalgia is the Trapper Keeper.

2 Back in the 90s, students didn’t have iPads or any cool technology, really.

3 So almost everything done in school was on paper, and students needed a place to organize all of their notes, projects, and homework.

1 Enter the Trapper Keeper! It was similar to a three-ring binder, but it was aggressively marketed with TV commercials that showed many options as far as appearance.

2 Development of the Trapper Keeper began because classrooms were growing stuffed with students, while lockers were shrinking in size.

3 Some of the most popular trapper keeper styles are shown here…

(now roll 5 to 6 google images of them)

This Week’s Invention That Changed the Game

This Week’s Invention That Changed the Game is the simple, yet amazing, nail.The nail made it possible to construct larger, permanent structures. It also contributed to the advancement of metal and machine manufacturing technology. The lowly nail’s history goes back several thousand years. Bronze nails, found in Egypt, have been dated 3400 BC. So next time you need to fasten your frame to the wall, be grateful that the nail was invented!

Old School Word of the Week

The Old School Word of the Week is “Righteous”.In slang, Righteous built on the earlier meaning, which was moral uprightness. So Righteous came to also mean “excellent” or “cool.”

This Week’s Fact From a Decade

The most scientifically significant 1950s fact is the passing of the National Aeronautics and Space Act in July of 1958. This act created NASA, and the space agency went on to achieve the first human moon landing in history just a little over a decade later.



Mark Your Calendars: WMS Halloween Social is October 28th

Mark your calendars! The Halloween Social will be held Friday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Weaver. Get your costumes ready, it will be a SUPER fun night with pizza, great snacks, a photo booth, raffles, DJ Music & Dancing, basketball in the gym, a Costume Contest, and a “Haunted Hallway”! Tickets are $5.00 per student and will be sold during lunch periods on Friday, October 28th (cash only at lunch) and at the door that night (cash or card).

National Black Poetry Day

Today is National Black Poetry Day. This is celebrated every year on October 17th to honor all the talented African American poets, both past and present. Black Poetry Day is celebrated in commemoration of the birth of the man popularly referred to as the father of African American literature, Jupiter Hammon. Mr. Hammon was the first published black poet in the United States of America.

Hilliard Historical Society Haunted Village

Are you interested in visiting a Halloween themed village full of ghostly attractions?

On October 21st and 22nd, the Hilliard Historical Society will have a haunted village at Weaver Park, which is adjacent to the Franklin County Fairgrounds, right down the street from WMS. There will be activities for children, and fair food and drinks to purchase too. The village will be open from 6-9pm on the 21st, and 7-10pm on the 22nd.

Ski & Board Club

Save the date! Optional Ski & Board Club information meeting on Wednesday, October 26th in the Weaver Commons at 7:00 PM. Attendance is not mandatory to join. Club information will be available very soon. Check the Weaver website and look for signs around school. It’s all coming soon!

Yearbook  Sale

If you forgot to order your 2022-2023 yearbook, don’t worry, there is still time! Scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs, and purchase your copy of the WMS Yearbook! There are many different options and packages to choose from!”

WMS National Junior Honor Society

Weaver’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society is kicking off this year!

This internationally accredited association is based on five basic pillars: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. In order to join, you have to demonstrate that you can meet all of the requirements on the application and complete all of the volunteer hours. Stop by Ms. Duncan’s room downstairs or scan the QR code found on the poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room to learn more!

Media Center October Contests 

Mrs. Fout is offering a chance to show your creative side with a few October Contests.

The first is the “Decorate a Ghost Contest.” If interested, get a coloring page from the Media Center and decorate your ghost to look like a character from a book, movie, or show. Finished ghosts are due to Mrs. Fout by October 25th. The second contest is to write a scary story in two sentences. The stories must be original (your own work), exactly two sentences, school appropriate, and submitted using the QR code on the contest flyer by October 26th. See Mrs. Fout in the Media Center with any questions or to enter the contests.

Those Interested in Wrestling 

Students interested in joining the WMS Wrestling team, optional conditioning begins in the Aux Gym on October 24th from 3-4:30 pm. The first practice is on October 31st from 3-5 pm, also in the Aux Gym. To sign up for the team complete Final Forms and scan the QR code for extra information for the coach the Wrestling flyer is  across from Mr. DeChant’s room or the Media Center.

Battle of the Books Book Club

Those who are interested in testing their knowledge of books and spending time with fellow readers, consider joining the Battle of the Books Book Club. Members will meet once a month during lunch periods, and the Weaver teams will compete against the Heritage and Memorial teams in May to see who knows the books the best! Students can join individually or in teams. For more info, see Mrs. Fout in the Media Center.

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

Cross Country 

The Cross Country team finished up a successful season. On October 4th, the team took on Karrer for their last dual meet and finished strong. Many runners posted big time drops for PRs and the girls came away with a win. Congratulations on your undefeated season, girls!! On October 8th, ten runners competed in the Eisenhart Invitational at Worthington. The girls took 6th place out of 22 teams and the boys placed 8th out of 23 teams! Congratulations to all those who competed!



Mark Your Calendars: WMS Halloween Social is October 28th

Mark your calendars! The Halloween Social will be held Friday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Weaver. Get your costumes ready, it will be a SUPER fun night with pizza, great snacks, a photo booth, raffles, DJ Music & Dancing, basketball in the gym, Costume Contest, and a “Haunted Hallway”! Tickets are $5.00 per student and will be sold during lunch periods on Friday, October 28th (cash only at lunch) and at the door that night (cash or card).

Hilliard Historical Society Haunted Village

Are you interested in visiting a Halloween themed village full of ghostly attractions?

On October 21st and 22nd, the Hilliard Historical Society will have a haunted village at Weaver Park, which is adjacent to the Franklin County Fairgrounds, right down the street from WMS. There will be activities for children, and fair food and drinks to purchase too. The village will be open from 6-9pm on the 21st, and 7-10pm on the 22nd.

Cheerleading Tryouts for Basketball Season

Tryouts for basketball season Cheerleading begin tomorrow, October 11th, from 3:00 to 6:00.

They will continue at those same times on Wednesday and Thursday. Wear wildcat colors to tryouts the first day!

Yearbook Club Meeting

ATTENTION YEARBOOK CLUB MEMBERS, There will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, October 12th, for anyone who signed up for the Yearbook Club. We will meet in Room 209 (Wildcat Room). Please make sure to arrange for a ride to pick you up at the front doors at 4:00pm. See you there!”

Yearbook  Sale

If you forgot to order your 2022-2023 yearbook, don’t worry, there is still time! Scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs, and purchase your copy of the WMS Yearbook! There are many different options and packages to choose from!”

WMS National Junior Honor Society

Weaver’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society is kicking off this year!

This internationally accredited association is based on five basic pillars: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. In order to join, you have to demonstrate that you can meet all of the requirements on the application and complete all of the volunteer hours. Stop by Ms. Duncan’s room downstairs or scan the QR code found on the poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room to learn more!

Media Center October Contests 

Mrs. Fout is offering a chance to show your creative side with a few October Contests.

The first is the “Decorate a Ghost Contest.” If interested, get a coloring page from the Media Center and decorate your ghost to look like a character from a book, movie, or show. Finished ghosts are due to Mrs. Fout by October 25th. The second contest is to write a scary story in two sentences. The stories must be original (your own work), exactly two sentences, school appropriate, and submitted using the QR code on the contest flyer by October 26th. See Mrs. Fout in the Media Center with any questions or to enter the contests.

Boys’ Interested in Playing Basketball: Open Gym & Try-Out Info

Boys interested in playing basketball at WMS, there will be open gyms every Monday and Thursday from 6-8pm @ Weaver, starting tonight through October 20th. Again, this is 6-8 pm on Monday and Thursday nights. Also, please scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs or Room 175 downstairs for more information and to fill out the registration form for try-outs. All players who plan on trying out also need to register on FinalForms and have an updated physical.

Those Interested in Wrestling 

Students interested in joining the WMS Wrestling team, optional conditioning begins in the Aux Gym on October 24th from 3-4:30 pm. The first practice is on October 31st from 3-5 pm, also in the Aux Gym. To sign up for the team complete Final Forms and scan the QR code for extra information for the coach the Wrestling flyer is  across from Mr. DeChant’s room or the Media Center.

Battle of the Books Book Club

Those who are interested in testing their knowledge of books and spending time with fellow readers, consider joining the Battle of the Books Book Club. Members will meet once a month during lunch periods, and the Weaver teams will compete against the Heritage and Memorial teams in May to see who knows the books the best! Students can join individually or in teams. For more info, see Mrs. Fout in the Media Center.

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

Tennis

Last week the girls tennis team wrapped up their season with back-to-back matches. On Monday we took on Dublin Davis with a modified lineup, challenging both teams with competitive play on all courts. Mischa Haworth won in straight sets at 2nd singles, as did the team of Bonnie Bowen and Lizzie Cramer at 1st doubles. Our final match of the season was at home against Dublin Karrer, where the cats swept Karrer on all courts in straight sets. But don’t let that fool you, the Weaver athletes had to earn those wins! Congratulations to all our athletes for a great season!

Gymnastics

The Weaver gymnastics team finished up their season at the District Gymnastics Meet on Wednesday, October 5th.  Great performances were made by Alyssa Wheeler on beam and Emma Bly on bars and floor.  Great season girls!

Flex Volleyball

1 The Flex Volleyball team played their last game of the season atMemorial on Thursday.

2 In the first set, Kelsey Hickman and Adalyn Nadler had excellent, consistent serves.  Selah Wellman had good digs while Jade Studer had several great hits.  Avery Puffer rallied the team from behind with six straight aces

1 Vivian Tangman led the team in the second set with her consistent serves, but the Cats lost.

2 The 8th graders finished the last set as it was their last game playing for Weaver.  The girls rallied late and won the match in the last set to bring their overall season record to 6 wins and 4 losses.  Throughout this season, the girls all worked and supported each other tremendously as a team, had a great time and made some lasting friendships along the way.

7th Football

1 The 7th grade football team defeated Dublin Karrer Wednesday night, 48-6.  The Cats finished their season strong, sweeping the Dublin schools and putting up at least 46 points in the last 3 wins.

2 The Cats showed tremendous improvement throughout the season and got better each week to complete a great season!

Boys’ Soccer

1 The boys soccer team ended an amazing season with a 6-4-4 record after a grueling rematch in its first tournament game against Grandview.

2 The game ended in the second overtime after Grandview scored a “golden goal” which immediately ends the match. Shoutouts go to all 20 team members who became good friends and teammates during the season and contributed to the teams overall successful season.



WMS National Junior Honor Society

Weaver’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society is kicking off this year!

This internationally accredited association is based on five basic pillars: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. In order to join, you have to demonstrate that you can meet all of the requirements on the application and complete all of the volunteer hours. Stop by Ms. Duncan’s room downstairs or scan the QR code found on the poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room to learn more!

Media Center October Contests 

Mrs. Fout is offering a chance to show your creative side with a few October Contests.

The first is the “Decorate a Ghost Contest.” If interested, get a coloring page from the Media Center and decorate your ghost to look like a character from a book, movie, or show. Finished ghosts are due to Mrs. Fout by October 25th. The second contest is to write a scary story in two sentences. The stories must be original (your own work), exactly two sentences, school appropriate, and submitted using the QR code on the contest flyer by October 26th. See Mrs. Fout in the Media Center with any questions or to enter the contests.

Boys’ Interested in Playing Basketball: Open Gym & Try-Out Info

Boys interested in playing basketball at WMS, there will be open gyms every Monday and Thursday from 6-8pm @ Weaver, starting tonight through October 20th. Again, this is 6-8 pm on Monday and Thursday nights. Also, please scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs or Room 175 downstairs for more information and to fill out the registration form for try-outs. All players who plan on trying out also need to register on FinalForms and have an updated physical.

Those Interested in Wrestling 

Students interested in joining the WMS Wrestling team, optional conditioning begins in the Aux Gym on October 24th from 3-4:30 pm. The first practice is on October 31st from 3-5 pm, also in the Aux Gym. To sign up for the team complete Final Forms and scan the QR code for extra information for the coach the Wrestling flyer is  across from Mr. DeChant’s room or the Media Center.

Battle of the Books Book Club

Those who are interested in testing their knowledge of books and spending time with fellow readers, consider joining the Battle of the Books Book Club. Members will meet once a month during lunch periods, and the Weaver teams will compete against the Heritage and Memorial teams in May to see who knows the books the best! Students can join individually or in teams. For more info, see Mrs. Fout in the Media Center.

Crush Coffman T-Shirts on Sale

The cheerleaders are selling Crush Coffman t-shirts tomorrow, October 4th and Thursday, October 6th during all lunch periods. Last year’s shirt is $10 and this year’s shirt is $15. You can pay cash or venmo to “Pom-Paws-2”.

Picture Make-Up/Retake Day 

Picture Make-Up/Retake Day will take place on the morning of Friday, October 7th. If you missed picture day go to www.shop.hrimaging.com.

Join The WMS Yearbook Club 

Interested in joining this year’s WMS Yearbook Club? If so, you could be a part of creating the 2022-2023 WMS Yearbook! To learn more, scan the QR code on the poster found outside of the Wildcat Room  or in the lunchroom on the stage and fill out the survey. More information to come. Stay tuned!

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

Tennis

Last week the girls tennis team swept Dublin Sells, winning all 5 courts in straight sets! Winning on singles courts were Mackenzie Kline, Taylor-Marie Kenz and Aarini Patel. Olivia Lewis and Mischa Haworth won at 1st doubles, with Julia Hughes and Alyssa Lundy winning at 2nd doubles. Weaver also hosted Wellington on Thursday. Mackenzie Kline won her 1st singles court, while Taylor-Marie Kenz and Aarini Patel teamed up for a 1st doubles win. We ran multiple variations of exhibition matches as well, getting lots of court-time in for both teams. The Cats finish out their season this week, starting tonight at Dublin Davis, then at home Tuesday evening hosting Dublin Karrer. Come out and support the cats!

Gymnastics

The Weaver gymnastics team competed against McCord and Tri-Valley on Saturday, October 1st.  Strong performances were made by Alyssa Wheeler on floor, and Emma Bly placed 4th on vault and bars, 3rd on floor, and 4th in the all around.  Great job girls!

Flex Volleyball

Last week, the Girls’ Flex Volleyball team beat Marysville Bunsold.  Avery Puffer and Adalyn Nadler led the team in serving aces in the first set while Leah Barrickman had several in the second.  Selah Wellman and Kelsey Hickman kept the momentum going with some great hits at the net.  This win against Marysville kept their winning streak alive at five!. Then on Thursday, they took on Heritage. Jade Studer gave the team a lead by scoring several aces, allowing the Cats to win their first set. After the Cats lost the 2nd set, Avery Puffer rallied the team from behind, but the Cats ultimately ended up losing in the 3rd set. Addison Casto and Vivian Tangman showcased powerful serves against Heritage. Leah Barrickman, Kelsey Hickman and Jane Lightfoot showed incredible agility in their passes. Isabella Holdridge had several great sets to teammates. Their hard fought loss against Heritage ended last month’s winning streak, but they girls are determined to finish strong with 2 remaining games this week! Go Cats!

8th Football

The 8th grade football team finished their season by defeating Dublin Davis, 26-6.  The Cats were led on offense by Noah Johnson, who scored 3 touchdowns and converted a 2 point try.  The defense was led by Drew Osborn who had an interception for a touchdown.  Luke Bradley and Braden Gessells also had interceptions on defense.  Elliot Ringger recorded a sack in the game as well as Avery Browning and Declan Griffin who combined for a sack.  The coaches are very proud of the improvement this 8th grade team has shown from last year.  Good luck to this group as they move on to Davidson next season.

7th Football

The 7th grade football team picked up another TEAM win last Wednesday night, defeating Dublin Davis 46-16.  The Cats have been on a roll, scoring 92 points in their past 2 games.  Scoring for the Cats were Liam Price, Miles Mason, Holten Brown, and Aiden Kattenhorn. In addition, the defense played a great game, and both Carson Long and Brayden Moore had interceptions taken back for touchdowns!  The Cats look to sweep the Dublin football teams this week as they travel to Dublin Karrer for their final game of the season Wednesday night.

Boys’ Soccer

The Weaver Boys Soccer Team finished the regular season with a 6-3-4 record. Last week, the Cats tied Jones and defeated Heritage. Against Jones, Sebastian Sanchez scored with an assist by Liban Ionno. And Liban scored one himself, assisted by Aria Safa. Against Heritage, Liban Ionno scored early to give the Cats a 1-0 lead, and Albert Gutierrez scored his first goal of the season, with the assist by Tony Bowers. Then Liban scored again, but the Panthers tied the game late.

The Cats pulled out the victory though, as with 20 seconds left, Sebastian Sanchez scored the game winner, assisted by Aria Safa. The win made the team Dairy Queen celebration even sweeter! The Cats will play in the tournament at Wellington this week. Good luck boys!

Girls’ Soccer 

The Weaver girls soccer team concluded its regular season with a 7-3 record by winning both matches this past week. On Monday evening they hosted rival Jones and won, 1-0. Kate Bidlack scored the Cats goal in the first half. Olivia Sykes went the distance in goal and secured the shutout. Last Thursday, the girls beat Heritage after struggling early on. converted a penalty kick. Lucy Drobik scored in the first 90 seconds of the second half and the Cats

dominated play from thereon. Kate Bidlack scored the second goal after a battle in the Panther box and Avani Harris finished the scoring with a left-footed strike on her birthday.

Boys’ Golf

The Weaver Boys Golf Team played in the Hilliard Cup Thursday against Heritage and Memorial. Heritage won the event with a 191 score and Weaver came in second with a 203.  Memorial placed 3rd with a 209.  The Hilliard Middle School Girls team placed 4th.

Caleb Buzzard led the Wildcats with a 49.  Caleb Wilson and Jack Kostelac shot 51.  Owen Deubner and MIles Melchiorre shot 52, and Jack Paull shot 55.



National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th. This month-long celebration is a time to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The timing of Hispanic Heritage Month deliberately overlaps with several Latin American Independence Day celebrations. September 15th was chosen as the kickoff date since it coincides with the Independence Day celebrations of five countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua).

Join The WMS Yearbook Club 

Interested in joining this year’s WMS Yearbook Club? If so, you could be a part of creating the 2022-2023 WMS Yearbook! To learn more, scan the QR code on the poster found outside of the Wildcat Room  or in the lunchroom on the stage and fill out the survey. More information to come. Stay tuned!

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

Picture Make-Up/Retake Day 

Picture Make-Up/Retake Day will take place on the morning of Friday, October 7th. If you missed picture day or need to have your picture retaken, go to www.shop.hrimaging.com and dress nice for Friday, October 7th!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

WMS Student Ambassadors Wanted

Those of you who are friendly and take joy in helping other students, we have a job for you! The Guidance Department is looking for Wildcat Student Ambassadors. Student ambassadors help new students get acclimated to Weaver by doing the following: Take them to all their classes, introducing them to teachers and friends and answering any questions they may have. If you are interested in being a student ambassador, please stop by the guidance office and sign up.

Tennis

The girls’ tennis team went 1 and 1 last week against two strong Upper Arlington teams. On Tuesday the Cats  won two courts against Jones. Mackenzie Kline fought hard at 1st singles for over 2 hours for her win! Taylor-Marie Kenz, after losing her first set 4-6, came back strong winning her second set 6-1 and finishing up with a match tiebreaker win to take her court!

Thursday, while withstanding strong wind gusts, The Cats won 4 courts against Hastings.  Mackenzie Kline at 1st singles and Taylor-Marie Kenz at 2nd singles both won their courts.

Olivia Lewis and Mischa Haworth at 1st doubles played very well winning their court 6-0, 6-0. Emily Dupaix and Madelyn Mundell also teamed up for an exhibition doubles win. The Cats are at Dublin Davis tonight, and also have home matches Wednesday and Thursday this week. Good luck ladies!

Gymnastics

The Weaver Gymnastics team competed against Olentangy this past Saturday. Alyssa Wheeler had a strong performance on the floor, and Emma Bly placed 5th on vault and floor, 2nd on bars and beam, and 2nd in the all around. Great job girls!!

Girls’ Golf

Last week was a busy week for the girls golf team! They played Marysville on Monday and came home with a win!  On Thursday, they lost a tough one to Big Walnut to finish the regular season with 9 wins and 4 losses. On Saturday, the girls played in the Central Ohio Middle School Golf Championship. Out of 11 teams, the Cats came in 6th place with an overall score of 191, which is their lowest score of the season! Gold medalist was Addie White with a 43, in second place was Ellie Lowery and in third place was Molly Cuprisin.  Great job girls!!

Flex Volleyball

The girls Flex Volleyball team has been on a roll lately, winning their last 4 games. In their last game against Patriot Prep they won the game in the just 2 sets. Addie Nadler and Avery Puffer led the team in serving aces.  Jade Studer and Vivian Tangman played awesome on the net.  And Kelsey Hickman and Selah Wellman were fantastic in the back row. All of the girls are improving greatly and really growing as a team.  This week they play away at Marysville and at  home against Heritage.

8th Football

The 8th grade football team defeated Dublin Sells Thursday by a score of 22-6. The offense scored their first touchdown with a long run by Noah Johnson followed by a converted 2 point try by Charles King who also scored the 2nd and 3rd touchdown of the game. The defense played a physical game, holding Sells to only 6 points, capped off by an interception by Cassie McCue.

The 8th grade team will travel to Dublin Davis next Thursday. Go Cats.

7th Football

The 7th grade football team had a big win Wednesday night, defeating Dublin Sells 46-6.

The Cats dominated the game on both sides of the ball. The offensive line stepped up their game, led by Gryffin Fraker, Kellan Bullen, Colby Haupt, Oliver Huff, and Colt Ewing.

Defensively the Cats stopped the run game almost every play and recovered a fumble. Brayden Moore had an interception to shut down their passing game as well. This was a great team win!  Go Cats!

Cross Country

The Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams both earned wins over Dublin Sells on Tuesday!

For the girls, shoutouts go to Katherine Jacobs and Stella Somerlot for HUGE improvements on their Personal Records! On the boy’s side, Will Harris continues to drop time and Drew Hiestand ran a very impressive personal best time! More races to come! Go Cats!

Boys’ Soccer

The boys’ soccer team played 3 games last week. Against Heritage, they won 1-0 on a goal scored by Dominic Collura. This win claims the title for the champion of Hilliard middle school soccer teams! In a tough match against Grandview, they lost 2-1 in grueling fashion, as they were very close to earning the win. In their match against Hastings, they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals from Sebastian Sanchez, but became complacent and allowed Hastings to score twice before the game was called due to weather. The Cats enter their final week of the regular season before seedings are finalized for the tournament. Go Cats!

Girls’ Soccer 

Last Saturday, the girls’ soccer team won against Heritage, 4 to 1. Lucy Drobik scored all four goals as the attack held possession and Lucy took advantage. Monday was a different story when the girls hosted a talented Grandview team. Sydney Coates gave the Cats the lead early, but the Bobcats unfortunately dominated from there. On Wednesday against Hastings, the Cats scored 3 goals and gave up none! Lucy Drobik scored twice and Dani Fleming also did. The second half goalie Olivia Sykes was aided by Miley Dusseau, Lila Shriver, Presley Abbot, and Olive Hoctor in preserving the shut-out. The Cats return to action Monday when they host rival Jones. Vamos Gatos!

Boys’ Golf

The boys’ golf team played well Wednesday against Grizzell, but dropped a close one.

Owen Deubner shot his season best score of 43. On Thursday, the Wildcats overcame windy and chilly conditions to defeat Jonathan Alder. Carson Conner led the Wildcat scoring with a 51.  Carlo Difrangia shot 52, Caleb Belohlavek 54, and Colton Cutcher 55. Sebastian Smith, Austin Pflieger, Jackson High, and Lucas Hand all competed well with their opponents for a fun winning evening.



Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

Picture Make-Up/Retake Day 

Picture Make-Up/Retake Day will take place on the morning of Friday, October 7th. If you missed picture day or need to have your picture retaken, go to www.shop.hrimaging.com and dress nice for Friday, October 7th!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

WMS Student Ambassadors Wanted

Those of you who are friendly and take joy in helping other students, we have a job for you! The Guidance Department is looking for Wildcat Student Ambassadors. Student ambassadors help new students get acclimated to Weaver by doing the following: Take them to all their classes, introducing them to teachers and friends and answering any questions they may have. If you are interested in being a student ambassador, please stop by the guidance office and sign up.

Tennis

The girls’ tennis team played unbelievably tough for a 2nd Place finish last Saturday at the Huffman Doubles Tournament. Earning 3rd Place Medals were the 3rd Doubles Team of Mischa Haworth & Julia Hughes. Earning 2nd Place Medals were the 1st Double Team of Mackenzie Kline & Olivia Lewis and earning 1st Place Medals were the 2nd Doubles Team of Taylor-Marie Kenz & Aarini Patel. This past week the team also picked up three more well deserved team wins against Heritage, Memorial and Ridgeview. Notable doubles wins were turned in by the teams of Katie Hays and Veronica Ramirez, Alyssa Lundy and Veronica Ramirez, and Katie Hays and Emily Dupaix. Many other singles and doubles players won matches, showed improvement, and continued to show the Wildcat Way with sportsmanship and respect for the game. We are very proud of our lady cats! This week we travel to Jones on Tuesday and host Hastings on Thursday. Go Cats!

8th Volleyball

The 8th grade girls volleyball team had another full week with three matches.  The Cats won 2 out of the 3, with wins against Eversole and McCord. The girls played a fantastic match against McCord and walked away winning in 3 games.  Mia Garnett was a beast at the net, Emma Faulkner was outstanding on the outside, and Lexi Tracy dominated on defense. Our next home match is Monday, September 19th against Worthington Perry. Go Cats!

7th Volleyball

Last week, the 7th grade volleyball team played in three excellent matches, coming out with a spectacular win against Dublin Karrer on Tuesday. The other two matches did not result in wins, however, the lady cats played some excellent volleyball that was fun for everyone. With a stand-out serving performance from Ash Kilbourne and excellent defense from Morgan Sherrill and Malia Donnell, the team continues to prove that they only get better with time. Good luck in this week’s matches, ladies!

8th Football

The 8th grade football team lost to Heritage last Wednesday, but not without a great fight. Alejandro Valderrama led Weaver in rushing and scored a TD and a 2 point conversion, thanks to great blocks by linemen Joey Warino and Zach Lance. And Noah Johnson ran a fumble back for a touchdown to cap off the Cats’ 14 points. The 8th grade football team plays Dublin Sells Thursday. Good luck, Cats!

7th Football

The 7th grade football team played this past Wednesday night against Hilliard Heritage.  The Cats fell to the Panthers, 22 to 14, but played their best game yet!  Holten Brown and Miles Mason both scored for the Wildcats with other big plays by Liam Price, Aiden Kattenhorn, and Cole Risner. The defense played their best game and forced 2 interceptions.  Joe Bell Jr. led the defensive line getting into the backfield multiple times. The Cats are home this Wednesday against Dublin Sells.  Good luck!

Cross Country

The Weaver Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country teams had a great showing this past Saturday at the Newark Invitational. Shout out to runners who had big time drops – Madelyn Clausen, Katelyn Nussbaum, Kayla Yang, Jarrett Billing, David Merfeld, and Andrew Heistand. The girls brought home a 2nd place trophy with their team effort! Congratulations runners!

Boys’ Soccer

The boys’ soccer team is on a roll, winning two games and tying the other last week. Against Patriot Prep, the Cats dominated in an 8-0 win. Rylan Thimling, Yahya Hyder, Fares Ibrahim, Cameron Knopp and Said Suleiman all scored their first goals of the season! Special shout outs to Saikou Ba and Kento Nishio for amazing passes on a two separate counter attacks and to Reed Coleman for a great save during a penalty kick. Against a very good Columbus Academy team, the game ended in a 2-2 tie. Sebastian Gonzalez led us with two goals that were made possible through great team passing and possession to create the opportunities. And against Groveport, the boys had five unanswered goals that were the result of hard work and unselfish team play. Goals came from Sebastian Gonzalez, Dom Collura, Saikou Ba and Diego Lopez. Shoutouts to Aria Safa and Kento Nishio for assisting two goals as well as Brody Buddelmeyer, and Ale Charles, whose relentless pressure on Groveport’s defense led to several scoring attempts. Great job Cats!

Girls’ Soccer 

The Weaver girls soccer team had two exciting matches this week. On Mondaythey visited Columbus Academy, where the girls lost a tough one, 4 to 3. Sydney Coates scored towards the end of the first half to boost the Cats. The momentum carried over to the second half where Kate Bidlack and Lucy Drobik both scored to give the Cats a 3-2 lead. However, they could not hold off the skilled Columbus Academy team. On Wednesday, the girls hosted Groveport. A first half goal by Avani Harris boosted the team, and then Lucy Drobik and Kate Bidlack each scored to put the match out of reach. Olivia Sykes provided some dramatic saves to post the second shutout of the year. Vamos Gatos!

Boys’ Golf

The boys’ golf team lost a close one to Dublin Grizzell last Wednesday at Marysville Golf Club. Caleb Wilson led the Cats and was Medalist with a solid 43 on the hilly course.  Jack Paull followed with a 48, Caleb Buzzard shot a 50 and Jack Kostelac 51 for Weaver’s total of 192.  Brody Jasper shot 52, Conner Seely 55, Carson Conner 55, and Colton Cutcher 62. 1. Thursday evening the Weaver Boys Golfers shot their lowest score of the season   with a 179, but could not match a very good Dublin Eversole team that shot a 154. Weaver scores were very tightly packed.  Jack Paull led the Wildcats with a 44.  Caleb Wilson, Caleb Buzzard, and Owen Debunker all shot 45.  Miles Melchiorre shot 46.  Jack Kostelac shot a 49, Brody Jasper 54, and Carter Brown 56.

Girls’ Golf

Last Wednesday, the girls’ golf team had a match against a combined Olentangy team.

Unfortunately, the girls lost a tough one, but Addie White shot a 51 and Ellie Lowery had a 55. Good luck this week, ladies.



WMS Student Ambassadors Wanted

Those of you who are friendly and take joy in helping other students, we have a job for you! The Guidance Department is looking for Wildcat Student Ambassadors. Student ambassadors help new students get acclimated to Weaver by doing the following: Take them to all their classes, introducing them to teachers and friends and answering any questions they may have. If you are interested in being a student ambassador, please stop by the guidance office and sign up.

Bus Riders

Bus riders, due to buses being at full capacity, no one is allowed to ride home on a different bus.

Also, If you ride a bus and need a few extra minutes to get a school breakfast in the morning, you can stop by the main office to request a breakfast pass. This pass will allow you to get off your bus a little early and go straight to the cafeteria to get a school breakfast.

GSA Meeting This Friday

The next GSA meeting will take place this Friday, September 16th, during lunch periods. Students can bring their lunches to the Media Center. See Mrs. Fout with questions.

Gymnastics

The Weaver gymnastics team competed against Marysville Bunsold on Wednesday, September 7th. Alyssa Wheeler placed 8th on vault.  Emma Bly placed 5th on vault, 4th on bars, 2nd on beam, and 5th in the all around.  Great job girls!!

8th Volleyball

Last week, the 8th grade volleyball team put up a good fight, but unfortunately took two losses.  The girls worked hard, especially running a new offense with Kaitlyn Chenault leading the girls!

Sophie Smith had a strong showing in both matches with her hitting, serving, and overall effort. The Cats remain determined, and will have two opportunities to compete this week. Go Cats!

8th Football

The 8th grade football team defeated Memorial 8 to 0 on Wednesday.  The offense started the game driving down the field an entire quarter before Charles King put the ball in the endzone for a touchdown.  Noah Johnson converted the 2-point conversion..

The defense shut-out the Jaguars by not giving up any big plays and playing with great effort.  The 8th grade team plays Heritage Wednesday 9/14 at Davidson.  Go Cats!

Tennis

The girls’ tennis team added two more wins last week. The Cats won on Tuesday at Dublin Grizzell and won again on Thursday. The girls showed excellent effort and sportsmanship.

A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Sweeney for guest coaching this week! Come see us host Heritage on Monday and Memorial on Wednesday this week. Go Cats!

Cross Country

The Weaver Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country teams ran hard last Tuesday against Memorial. The girls team won with a score of 20 to 39.  Shoutouts to Sophia Tartaglia, Siena Boyd, and Ella Stoessner for some awesome races. The boys team fought hard but lost with a score of 30 to 26. Congrats to Will Harris and Jake Shovlain for their third week in a row of PRing.

Boys’ Soccer

The boys soccer team played the first of the battle for Hilliard this week with a game against Memorial. The team had an impressive 9-0 win, which improves their record to 2-2-1. Multiple players scored, including Liban Ionno (3 goals), Don Collura, Aria Safa (2 goals), Rylan Thimling, and Cameron Knopp. The goals were a product of team play and great passes from Kento Nishio, Cameron Knopp, Saikou Ba and Sebastian Gonzalez.

Special shoutouts to Brody Buddelmeyer, Tony Bowers, Mohamed Suleiman and Fares Ibrahim for their energy and effort they delivered pressuring the jaguars, which led to scoring opportunities.

Boys’ Golf

Last Wednesday the boys’ golf team lost a competitive match against Hastings by only ten strokes. Owen Deubner led the Wildcats with a 46, Caleb Buzzard shot 47, Carter Brown 51, Caleb Wilson 52, Conner Seely 53, and Brody Jasper 55. On Thursday the team played well but lost by the slimmest of margins, 1 stroke, at National Road Golf Course. Caleb Buzzard led the Wildcats with a 45 while Jack Paull and Jack Konestra shot 46.  Owen Deubner, Carter Brown and Miles Melchiorre all shot 49.  Carson Conner shot 51 and Carlo Difrangia shot 56.

Girls’ Golf

Congratulations to the girls’ golf team on coming in second place in last week’s tri-match against Liberty and Hyatts. Addie White and Molly Cuprisin both earned best rounds for WMS, scoring 51 apiece. Ellie Lowery came in second place with a 52, Abby Tipa came in fourth with a 58 and Hope Wanderi came in sixth with a 62. Way to go Cats, and best of luck next week!



Bus Riders

Bus riders, due to buses being at full capacity, no one is allowed to ride home on a different bus.

Also, If you ride a bus and need a few extra minutes to get a school breakfast in the morning, you can stop by the main office to request a breakfast pass. This pass will allow you to get off your bus a little early and go straight to the cafeteria to get a school breakfast.

This Coming Sunday is Patriot Day

This coming Sunday is September 11th. This is a historically significant date because in 2001 on this day, the United States came under attack from terrorists. Many brave souls lost their lives that day, and many heroes helped others in their time of need. In time, the U.S. declared September 11th “Patriot Day” to commemorate the lives of those who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Virginia, and those who perished in the hijacked plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. The holiday also recognizes those who died attempting to rescue people trapped by the attacks. Never forget the heroism displayed by so many.

WMS Student Ambassadors Wanted

Those of you who are friendly and take joy in helping other students, we have a job for you! The Guidance Department is looking for Wildcat Student Ambassadors. Student ambassadors help new students get acclimated to Weaver by doing the following: Take them to all their classes, introducing them to teachers and friends and answering any questions they may have. If you are interested in being a student ambassador, please stop by the guidance office and sign up.

Yearbook Sale

Order your copy of the 2022-2023 WMS yearbook now! If you order between now and September 9th, you can save $6. To order, scan the QR code found on the flyer across from Mr. DeChant’s room (206) and select Hilliard Weaver to purchase your yearbook today.

Middle School Gymnastics

The Hilliard Middle School Gymnastics teams are looking for team members! Anyone wanting to participate, regardless of prior gymnastics experience, is welcome. Practices are Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 at Fliptastic Gymnastics, which is on International Street off of Roberts Road. You will need an athletic physical to participate. Please contact Coach Grier at griernuts@yahoo.com with any questions.

8th Volleyball

Last week, the 8th grade volleyball team played 3 games. It started off rough with two losses, but the Cats pulled out a win Thursday evening against Finland in three games. The girls played the best they have played so far this season with everyone doing their job and worked as a team.

7th Volleyball

1 The 7th grade volleyballers played three times last week.

2 On Monday against Jackson, the Cats fought hard, but unfortunately didn’t pull out the win. However, with incredible passing from Chloe Schaetzke and Reagan Birkas they were able to put up a good fight!

1 On Wednesday, the girls swept Dublin Davis with great work at the net by Josie Marihugh and great serves from Mal Colasante.

2 And on Thursday against Finland, the Cats played fantastic, with some great work in the back row by Morgan Sherrill and Malia Donnell.

7th Football

Last Wednesday, the 7th grade football team traveled to Upper Arlington to take on the Golden Bears of Jones Middle School.  The Cats battled well, but lost 8 to 12.  Offensively the Cats drove down the field and Myles Mason scored their only touchdown of the night.  Holten Brown capped off the touchdown with a 2 point conversion, and the defense stepped up big with an interception. Unfortunately, the blue and white still fell just short of a victory.  The Cats are back in action Wednesday against Hilliard Memorial.

Tennis

1 Our girls’ tennis team played twice last week.

2 The Cats split the matches, winning at Big Walnut and taking a hard-fought loss against a strong New Albany team.

1 All players turned in a solid effort, played good tennis, and proudly represented Weaver! 2 Playing their first matches as Wildcats this week were Lizzie Cramer, Bonnie Bowen, Riley Laymon, Ivy Gartzke, Alison Heimberger, Yukina Mas-uda and Sophia Longares.

1 The team wrapped up the week with an exciting intrasquad doubles match, with several courts going to tiebreakers!

2 The Cats take to the road again today, and are home for matches both Wednesday and Thursday.

1 Come out and enjoy some great tennis!

Cross Country

The Weaver Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country teams ran away with two wins and numerous personal records against UA Jones last Tuesday. Big shoutouts to Mallory Kirby, Clara Iles, and Niya Lee on the girls’ team for huge improvements from last week. On the boys’ team, Jonathon Joseph, David Merfeld, and Josh Delucian fought hard and ran their fastest times of the season. It was an all-around great showing from all the athletes and some great teamwork that propelled the Cats to the Win!

Boys’ Soccer

The boys soccer team played two talented opponents this week. On Monday against Hamilton Township, Sebastian Gonzalez scored the lone goal and the Cats and Rangers ended in a 1 to 1 tie. On Wednesday, the Jaguars of Wellington got the best of the Cats, 2 to 0. Shoutouts to Yahya Hyder, Saikou Ba, Mohamed Suleiman, Reed Coleman and Dom Collura for their effort and energy throughout the week.

Girls’ Soccer 

The girls’ soccer squad played once last week, against Hamilton Township. Lucy Drobik and Kate Bidlack each scored goals, as the Cats won 4-0!

Girls’ Golf

The golfing girls of Weaver competed twice last week. On Tuesday, against Gahanna, the Cats won by 24 strokes. Addie White scored a 38 to win gold medalist, and in third place was Molly Cuprisin with a 41. Earning fourth place was Ellie Lowery with a 44, and in fifth place was Abby Tipa. On Wednesday, against Fairbanks, the girls won big again. The gold medalist was Ellie Lowery with a 53, and Addie White and Hope Wanderi each scored a 55, while Molly Cuprisin scored 56.



Bus Riders

For now on, students are not allowed to ride home on another student’s bus due to buses being at full capacity. Also, If you ride a bus to school and need a few extra minutes to get a school breakfast in the morning, you can stop by the main office to request a breakfast pass. This pass will allow you to get off your bus a little early and go straight to the cafeteria to get a school breakfast.

HCSD Middle School Musical Audition is Today! 

All three Hilliard middle schools will again combine to put on one musical production. This year we will be performing Shrek Junior! Auditions will take place at the Hilliard Station Performing Arts Center today. Please visit hilliardschools.org/music/memorial/theater/ for more information.

WMS Open House is Tomorrow, August 30th

Open House takes place tomorrow night, August 30th, at 6 pm. This is an opportunity for parents to informally meet their students’ teachers. Parents will follow their students’ actual schedules and visit the classrooms and teachers to see what students experience during their school day. Students, please remind your parents to be there tomorrow at 6 pm.

GSA Meeting

The first Gay Student Alliance meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30th during lunch periods.  Students attending the meeting will bring their lunches to the Media Center. Please see Mrs. Fout if you have questions.

Yearbook Sale

Did you smile big on picture day? Do you participate in a sport, club, or musical group? Whatever the case is, you definitely want to order your copy of the 2022-2023 WMS yearbook!

The yearbook will be a great way to reminisce about these great memories at Weaver that we are already creating this year! If you order between now and September 9th, you can save $6!

Scan the QR code found on the flyer across from Mr. DeChant’s room or the Media Center and select Hilliard Weaver to purchase your yearbook TODAY!

Weaver Family Tailgate

Mark your calendars for September 2nd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weaver PTO will be hosting a family social/tailgate before the Davidson home football game.  Join us for food, music and fun!

Middle School Gymnastics

The Hilliard Middle School Gymnastics teams are looking for team members! Anyone wanting to participate, regardless of prior gymnastics experience, is welcome. Practices are Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 at Fliptastic Gymnastics, which is on International Street off of Roberts Road. You will need an athletic physical to participate. Please contact Coach Grier at griernuts@yahoo.com with any questions and for more information. We hope to see you there!

8th Volleyball

The 8th grade girls volleyball team lost a close one to Beulah Park last Monday. Avery Asp had some nice defensive plays and Lexi Tracy was on fire in the back row. On Wednesday, the Cast picked up their first win, this time against Pleasant View. Mia Garnett and Zowi Murphy did a fantastic job in defending the net from the middle. Come out Wednesday, August 31st and cheer on the girls as they take on Dublin Davis at 6:15.

7th Volleyball

The 7th grade volleyball team played twice last week. On Monday against Beulah Park, the Cats were, unfortunately, not able to snag the win. However, the team worked hard and with excellent serves from both Charlotte Schulte and Mal Colasante, they were able to keep the game competitive and exciting. On Wednesday, the Cats collected their first win of the season against Pleasant View. With great passes from Chloe Schaetzke they were able to play some excellent volleyball in such a fast-paced match. Josie Marihugh had some great work at the net as well, helping lead the team to victory!

7th Football

The 7th grade football team lost their season opener Wednesday evening to Bunsold Middle School. The Cats have shown tremendous improvement over the past few weeks but just came up short. Myles Mason had a 50-yard touchdown run to get the Cats on the board. Defensively the Cats worked together as a team recovering 1 fumble. The team is back in action on Wednesday at Upper Arlington Jones.

Tennis

The Weaver Girls Tennis Team opened their season Wednesday with a win against Marysville Bunsold. Turning in singles match wins for the Wildcats were Mackenzie Kline, Taylor-Marie Kenz, Aarini Patel and Emily Dupaix. Doubles teams wins went to Oliva Lewis and Mischa Haworth, Katie Hays and Alyssa Lundy, and Veronica Ramirez and Greta Nothem. Madelyn Mundell and Julia Hughes put up a good fight with an impressive 23 game match. Next week the Cats are busy with 3 matches, including the home opener against Dempsey on Thursday at 5:30. Go Cats!

Cross Country

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams had a great showing against Marysville Bunshold for their first home meet last Tuesday! Top runners for the boys were Ryan Kulen, Alex Holdridge, Jarrett Billing, Jonathan Joseph, and William Harris. Top runners for the girls were Sophia Tartaglia, Carmela Biedenbock, Sarah Bettinger, Maddy Clausen, and Siena Boyd. The boys took the win with a score of 21 to 38, and the girls won with a score of 26 to 33. All the runners gave a great effort in their first race of the season!

Boys’ Soccer

The boys soccer team has played two games. Against Worthington Christian, the team started well, but gave up a few goals late to lose, 4 to 1. Aria Safa scored, and was assisted by Liban Ionno. Rylan Thimling’s goaltending kept the game close until late. On Wednesday the Cats earned their first win, beating Newark Liberty 5-0. Sebastian Gonzalez contributed to every scoring opportunity with either an assist or scoring a goal himself, and Cameron Knopp, Ashton Davis, Kento Nisho and Diego Lopez were great on defense. Dominic Collura had two goals and Liban Ionno, Aria Safa, and Sebastian Gonzalez all scored once.

Girls’ Soccer 

The Weaver Girls Soccer played twice last week. They lost to Worthington Christian on Monday, but Lucy Drobik had a beautiful goal, and Kate Bidlack pushed the Cats into enemy territory. The girls rebounded well vs CSG, picking up their first win. Lucy Drobik scored three goals and Avani Harris added another. Lila Shriver, Olivia Hoctor and Presley Abbot protected very well in front of goalie Olivia Sykes. The Wildcats return to action on Monday versus Hamilton Township.

Boys’ and Girls’ Golf

The Wildcat golfers had a busy one last week, with 3 matches. Last Monday they lost a close one to Gahanna at National Road Golf Course. Caleb Wilson led Weaver scoring with 46.  Jack Paull followed with a 47, Owen Duebner shot a 51, Conner Seely a 54, and Miles Melchior scored 55, while Jack Kostelac shot 56. On Tuesday the team lost by 1 stroke to Jonathan Alder at Rolling Meadows. Caleb Buzzard led the Cats with a 45 and Caleb Wilson was right behind with a 46. Finally, on Wednesday the Wildcats played Hilliard Heritage at Wilson Road. The team played their best match of the year, beating the Panthers by 23 strokes. Caleb Wilson was Medalist for the match with a score of 33.

Good luck this week, Golf team!



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