News & Info

Winter Guard Opportunity 

Anyone interested in learning more about Winter Guard, please scan the QR code on the Winter Guard poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room. The first practice will be tomorrow, December 6th.

Ski & Board Club Signups

Sign up information for Ski & Board Club is in the office, on the school website, and flyers are around the school. Signup deadline is December 16th.

Attention Wildcat Baseball Players

Saturday, December 10th at Davidson High School is our annual Winter Baseball Camp. This is open to all middle school baseball players. The camp is from 9am- Noon and you will get a t-shirt and lunch provided after the camp. See Coach JSwallie in Room 253 for more information.

8th Grade Washington DC Trip

Attention 8th graders who have not registered for the Washington DC Trip yet, but still want to. We will be accepting registrations until this Friday, December 9th.  This is a firm deadline. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any new registrations after.

Please visit our building website for any and all information regarding the trip.

NATIONAL  PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY

Each year in the United States, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day honors all those who lost their lives when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. More than 3,500 Americans lost their lives or were wounded on that solemn day.

The day marked a turn in the United States’ position regarding involvement in World War II. The Japanese attack damaged several battleships, permanently sinking both the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma. Still, others capsized, taking crew members with them. One noted ship was the USS Utah. Along with naval vessels, the attack destroyed aircraft, too. As a result, the attack forced the U.S. into a war that had been raging for two years. The day is also sometimes referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day.

7th Girls’ Basketball 

The 7th grade girls basketball team went 1-1 in their games this week. In their win over Prairie View on Tuesday, Kelis Norton led the way with 15 points and Lucy Clark added 10. Carolyn Henning and Jana Hassan added great defense and hustle all week. The Cats will be back in action next week with two home games: Monday vs Davis at 5pm and Thursday vs Finland at 5:30pm.

8th Girls’ Basketball 

This past week, the 8th grade basketball team played two games and the team record currently sits at 2-2 on the season. On Tuesday, the Wildcats beat Pleasant View 51-9. Leading the way was Carmela Biedenbach with 14 points, Addy Ness with 8 points and Allison Sowers with 6. Eight other players scored in a great team win. On Thursday, the girls lost a hard fought battle 29-33 against Jackson. Sophie Smith led the team with 10 points and Lexi Alshire contributed 9. The Cats picked up the pressure in the second half and gave a scrappy effort, shout-out to Maddy Lahmers with several key steals defensively. The Wildcats play again on Monday and Thursday next week, both games are at home.

8th Boys’ Basketball

The Wildcat 8th grade boys’ basketball team jumped out to an excellent start Tuesday evening against Pleasantview. Noor Alwawi came off the bench to spark the team and ended up leading all scorers with 13 points.Tyler Benner and Dom Collura complemented the team with seven points apiece.Eight out of thirteen players scored, and the Cats rolled, 47 to 13.

On Thursday evening, the Wildcats traveled to Jackson. It was a rough first quarter, which ended with Jackson leading  17 to 4.

The team continued to fight hard and continued to try to figure out the best options to overcome the adversity they were facing.

Pete Martin led all scorers with 11 points. Even though the outcome of this game was not desirable, the Cats fought hard and can hold their heads high.



K-12 English Language Arts Draft Course of Study Preview

The Hilliard City School District is in the process of revising its K-12 English Language Arts Course of Study. The District’s English Language Arts Curriculum Revision Committee has just completed the development of the K-12 English Language Arts Course of Study. This Course of Study was presented to the Board of Education on Monday, November 1. The Board will be reviewing the Course of Study over the next several weeks before voting on its adoption. We invite all families and the community to preview the K-12 English Language Arts Draft Course of Study and, if so desire, use the Feedback Form as an opportunity to provide feedback. Please note that the Course of Study development is a part of Phase 1, which does not include Resource Adoption. Resource Alignment and Adoption will take place during the next phase of the revision cycle.

If the community seeks to understand the curriculum revision process, please refer to the following board policies as a resource.

  • IFD-R – Curriculum Adoption Process Guidelines
  • IFE – Curriculum Guides and Course Outlines

K-12 Course of Study



Holiday Art Workshop

The WMS Art Department invites you to join Mrs. Murlin and Mrs. Schmidt for two nights of making fun art projects. These projects make great gifts over the holiday season. Drink hot chocolate, listen to holiday music, and hang out with your friends while making ornaments, a holiday gnome, a winter landscape painting, and a ceramic silk screen clipboard. This takes place on November 30th and December 7th from 2:45pm- 5:45pm in rooms 144 and 145.  The cost to do the workshop is $40, and payment includes snacks, classroom rental, 6 hours of instruction, and all art supplies necessary to complete the projects. Sign up is on mypaymentsplus.com, and you do not have to be in an art class to sign up.  This workshop is open to any student that attends Weaver MS. There is limited space and the workshops do normally sell out. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Murlin or Mrs. Schmidt.

Winter Guard Opportunity 

Anyone interested in learning more about Winter Guard, please scan the QR code on the Winter Guard poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room. The first practice will be on December 6th.

Ski & Board Club Signups

Sign up information for Ski & Board Club is in the office, on the school website, and flyers are around the school. Signup deadline is December 16.

International Day for Tolerance

Last Wednesday was the International Day for Tolerance. The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance day to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. It is also a call to action for the advancement of human welfare, freedom and progress everywhere. In addition, the day encourages respect, dialogue, and cooperation among people of different races and cultures. Wildcats, we can all benefit from being more tolerant of each other.

This Thursday is Thanksgiving

This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. Colonists in New England and Canada regularly observed what were known as “thanksgivings”. These “thanksgivings” were days of prayer for such blessings as safe journeys, military victories, or abundant harvests. In America, we model our thanksgiving holiday on a 17th century harvest feast shared between English colonists and the Wampanoag tribe. This took place over three days, and included roughly 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians. And some historians believe turkey was actually not on the menu at the first Thanksgiving. Instead of turkey, they more than likely ate deer meat (known as venison), seafood, and all of the vegetables that they had planted and harvested that year—onions, carrots, beans, spinach, corn, and lettuce.



Holiday Art Workshop

The WMS Art Department invites you to join Mrs. Murlin and Mrs. Schmidt for two nights of making fun art projects. These projects make great gifts over the holiday season. Drink hot chocolate, listen to holiday music, and hang out with your friends while making ornaments, a holiday gnome, a winter landscape painting, and a ceramic silk screen clipboard. This takes place on November 30th and December 7th from 2:45pm- 5:45pm in rooms 144 and 145.  The cost to do the workshop is $40, and payment includes snacks, classroom rental, 6 hours of instruction, and all art supplies necessary to complete the projects. Sign up is on mypaymentsplus.com, and you do not have to be in an art class to sign up.  This workshop is open to any student that attends Weaver MS. There is limited space and the workshops do normally sell out. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Murlin or Mrs. Schmidt.

Winter Guard Opportunity 

Anyone interested in learning more about Winter Guard, please scan the QR code on the Winter Guard poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room. The first practice will be on December 6th.

Ski & Board Club Signups

Sign up information for Ski & Board Club is in the office, on the school website, and flyers are around the school. Signup deadline is December 16.

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.

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.

Last Friday was Veterans Day

Last Friday was Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11th. This day honors U.S. military veterans, and coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other countries to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who have died while in military service. Another military holiday that also occurs in May, Armed Forces Day, honors those currently serving in the U.S. military. Please thank a veteran the next time you see one! 

This Week’s Invention That Changed The Game

This Week’s Invention That Changed The Game is the Compass. A compass is a navigational instrument for determining direction relative to the Earth’s magnetic poles. The history of the compass started more than 2000 years ago during the Han dynasty. The first compasses were made of lodestone, a naturally magnetized stone of iron. It was called the “South Pointing Fish” and was used for land navigation by the mid-11th century. Later compasses were made of iron needles, magnetized by striking them with a lodestone.



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.

Ski & Board Club Signups

Sign up information for Ski & Board Club is in the office, on the school website, and flyers are around the school. Signup deadline is December 16.

Winter Guard Opportunity 

Any 7th through 12th graders interested in learning more about Winter Guard, please scan the QR code on the Winter Guard poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room The first practice will be on December 6th.

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.

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.

Last Wednesday was National Ohio Day 

Last Wednesday was National Ohio Day. November 2nd recognizes the Buckeye state, which was the 17th state to join the United States. More of our country’s presidents come from Ohio than from any other state. Eight American presidents were elected from the Buckeye State, earning Ohio the nickname “the Mother of Presidents.”

Random Fact from 50 Years Ago

This week’s Random Fact from 50 Years Ago is that the pocket calculator was born in 1972. Today its probably been replaced by the calculator app on your phone. But back in 1972, Hewlett-Packard created the HP-35 pocket calculator. This was the very first scientific calculator of its kind.

This Week’s Invention That Changed The Game

This Week’s Invention That Changed The Game is the Wheel. It may be hard to believe, but the wheel was not always here on earth. When it was invented around 3500 BC, it absolutely changed how humans lived. The wheel is one of the most fundamental inventions we use in our everyday lives, and it gave rise to everything from transportation to modern-day machinery. It’s important to note that the wheel on its own, is not very useful. Combining the wheel with an axle is what really changed the game.

Remembering 1980s Popular TV Shows

This week’s 1980s Popular TV Show Review is The Wonder Years. The Wonder Years was a 30 minute television series that ran from 1988 to 1993. The main character and narrator is Kevin Arnold, who years after the fact recalls growing up during the turbulent social times of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The show was a classic American coming-of-age comedy/drama that starred Fred Savage as a teenager growing up in a suburban middle class family, going through the challenges that teens did then, and to an extent, still do now. TV Guide named it one of the 20 best shows of the 1980s, and many critics and fans consider The Wonder Years to be a classic, with tremendous impact that inspired many other shows and how they are structured.



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!



Alumni Spotlights

Hilliard Schools is proud of the excellence demonstrated by our alumni.  We want to share their stories and are creating a new Alumni Spotlight to highlight and recognize alumni achievements, along with the impacts they are making in their fields and communities.  These stories will be shared as a means to inspire our current students to pursue their dreams, connect alumni back to our community and serve as a point of district wide and community celebration.

If you want to be considered for an alumni spotlight, or want to recommend someone else, please email us with more details and don’t forget to attach a picture of yourself.



Master Facilities Plan Community Survey

You may be aware of work being done to create a Master Facilities Plan (MFP) for our district.   The MFP will be the product of a data-driven process that guides capital planning decisions over the next 5-10 years.  An essential part of this process is community and stakeholder feedback.

We want to ask our parents, staff, and community members to take a few minutes to give us their input by taking a short survey.  Then, you can watch a video or read the presentation through the links below.  The survey link is also below.

Thank you ahead of time for taking part in this crucial step.

 

Click here for the video presentation.

Master Facilities Plan Survey Presentation

Click here to take the survey.



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!



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