Monday October 24, 2022

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.



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