Monday October 25, 2021

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Thought of the Week

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, once said “It always seems impossible until it is done”. Wildcats, keep working hard, even when it seems the task is too difficult. You’ll be proud that you stayed on the job once you finish it!

October 28th is National First Responders Day 

National First Responders Day honors the men and women who act quickly in an emergency and who dedicate their lives to save others’. First Responders are the people who run toward a crisis while the rest of the world flees. They are firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, and 911 operators. Serving as a national day of gratitude, we pay tribute to the service these heroes provide to their communities.

Tomorrow is National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day is held every October 26th, and is a day to celebrate one of the most beloved and versatile gourds on earth. Celebrate Pumpkin Day tomorrow by making yourself some pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, or by carving a new jack-o-lantern.

Sunday is Halloween

The tradition originated with an ancient Celtic festival,  when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, wearing costumes ,and eating treats. So go enjoy Halloween this weekend!

Cardboard Haunted House Contest

Reminder for students planning on creating an original handmade haunted house.Today is the last day houses can be dropped off to the media center. Students and staff will vote from today through the 28th, and the winner will be announced on October 29th. See Mrs. Fout in the media center with questions.

Book Bingo

This quarter, Mrs. Fout will be hosting a reading challenge called Book Bingo. Reading challenges include reading a biography, reading the first book in a series, or reading a book set outside the U.S. Each time you complete a bingo square challenge, you earn a stamp.  There are two ways to get entered into a drawing for a prize – by completing a bingo on the card or getting any six squares stamped. The prizes are a $20 gift card to Cover to Cover book store, and two $10 gift cards to Half Priced Books. The reading challenge will finish at the end of the second quarter in mid December. If you’re interested, come pick up your bingo card in the Media Center today!

Girls’ Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for the Girls’ Basketball Team are October 25th-27th from 3-5 in the WMS gym.

Boys’ Basketball Tryouts

Boys interested in trying out for the WMS basketball teams, you need to register by scanning the QR code that is on the flyer across from room 206, or across from the Media Center. 8th Graders will try out tonight, tomorrow night, and Wednesday night from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. 7th Graders will try out on the same dates from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Players & Parents must fill out the COVID Waiver on Final Forms prior to attending any basketball activities. Instructions for creating a Final Forms account can be found by going to https://hilliard-oh.finalforms.com/. If you have questions, email Coach Welch at travy.coach@gmail.com or CATShoops@gmail.com.

Weaver Ski & Board Club 

The WMS Ski & Board Club will have an informational meeting tonight at 7:00 PM in the Weaver commons. While the meeting is not mandatory to join the club, parents and students are encouraged to attend. Check the Weaver website for more information! If you have questions, see Mr. Banyots in the Media Center.

Hilliard Idol

Hilliard Bradley High School will once again be hosting Hilliard Idol. Auditions begin on Saturday, November 13th. The Finals take place on Saturday, November 20th. Scan the QR code that can be found on the flyers by the Media Center or across from Mr. DeChant’s room. This packet provides all the information, including the Entry Form that must be submitted. If you have questions, Contact Jeremy Witt at jeremy_witt@hboe.org

James and the Giant Peach Jr. Play

Weaver, Heritage, and Memorial have combined their talents to make the play, James and the Giant Peach Jr. This will be presented on Friday, November 12th at 7 PM and Saturday, November 13th at 2 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by scanning the QR Code that is on the flyers throughout school or by using the link found on the Wildcat News print edition on our WMS website. There will be no cash sales at the door, so please purchase your tickets in advance. All performances will take place at the Hilliard Station Performing Arts Center:  5600 Scioto Darby Rd.   Enter through Door D 15.


Readers, Scan the QR Code above or click on the link below to purchase tickets: Buy James Tickets

Band, Orchestra, & Choir

Last week the band, orchestra, and choir performed their first concerts of the year.

Great job to our orchestra, who performed on Monday and Tuesday. Cadet, Concert 2 and Concert 1 rocked! Another shout out to our Band. On Wednesday, all the bandies gave an amazing performance! White Band, Blue Band, and Symphonic Bands were all awesome.

Lastly, great job Choir, who had a wonderful performance on Thursday!

Cross Country

Yesterday, October 24th, the top 7 runners on the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at the state meet @ Dublin Jerome High School.

Celia Schulte earned 2nd place, Erica Kaulen earned 12th, and Carson Price just missed placing on the boys’ side.

The Girls’ team earned 2nd place overall, and the Boys’ team ran hard but did not place.

Great season, runners!

New Staff Member Spotlight:

This week’s guest is Miss Blanc, who serves as our school social worker. Miss Blanc’s favorite quote on life comes from baseball legend Babe Ruth, who said “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”