POSITIVE REPORTS

The Wildcat Wrestling Program

Last Saturday had 11 wrestlers compete for Team Tennessee at the AAU National Duals Des Moines Iowa

Middle school Division

Preston Jones (west wilson)

Riley Fort (west Wilson)

Cole Fort (west Wilson)

Jacob Franklin ( watertown)

Hunter Borders ( Mt Juliet)

Parker Bennet ( southside)

Steven Fisak  ( Walter J)

 

HS Division

Tyler Jones

Grant Fetters

Alex Pergande

Isaac Hodge

 

For The HS Team Alex Pergande went 8-0 received All American Honors and A Gold Medal and was named the Team TN:  OW

 

For the Middle School Division

On TN Black  Cole Fort went 8-0 and was named the Team OW  and received a gold medal and All American Honors  ( West Wilson)

On TN Red Parker Bennet went 8-0 and was named The Team OW and received a Gold Medal and All American Honors ( Southside)

 

Hunter Borders was on TN Red and went 7-1 and also received a silver Medal and All American Honors.

 

It says a great deal about our program at all levels to not only have so many of our wrestlers make the TN National Team but to have one of our wrestlers named OW for every team represented there.

 

Fort, Parker and Borders will be freshman at Wilson Central Next year and combined for a record of 23-1 at the National Duals.

“Wilson Co. Ranked 2nd in the Nation for Digital Technology” 

Lebanon, TN— This weekend, the Center for Digital Education and the National School Board Association announced the winners of this year’s Digital School Districts Survey.  We’re pleased to announce that the Wilson County has been ranked #2 in the nation for large school districts!                                                 

The awards are given out annually to honor school districts for their pioneering uses of technology.  Specifically, these organizations recognize schools that are integrating technology into the classroom to enhance curriculum and improve student learning. 

Wilson Co. Schools Director, Dr. Donna Wright, says she’s proud that our district has been identified as a trailblazer, when it comes to technology, “Times have changed.  Today’s students learn much differently than the students we saw coming through, even just 10 years ago.  We’ve decided to embrace that change and capitalize on technology to the best of our ability.” 

The top 10 rankings are awarded to the school boards and districts that most fully implement technology benchmarks in the evolution of digital education.  To see a full list of winners, click here

 

NAEP TEST TAKERS COMPLIMENTED: Our NAEP representative said our students did a great job with participation as well as being on their best behavior for both sessions. We really appreciate the students and parents supporting this important test, by letting their child participate and the student willing participating.


MEDAL of HONOR Emphasis 

WWM was featured on the County FB page for our Medal of Honor empahsis in our ELT (Extended Learning Time) on Mondays.


Whether you're the President, a college professor, or a farmer... so much of life's success, or failure, hinges on character!

That's why administrators at West Wilson Middle School are starting a character development program, created by the Medal of Honor Organization, for students in grades K-8.

The program is designed to teach students about courage, commitment, sacrifice, and integrity... then use those tools to influence change.


VETERAN'S DAY LETTER

VETERAN'S DAY was observed at West Wilson Middle with student written essays, ROTC from Wilson Central presenting a marching drill, Taps played by WWM band director Keith Heim for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, inspirational speeches by Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Guy Alexander and Marine Corps Staff Sergeant David Hale, who also sang "Another Soldier Coming Home." Other patriotic songs and music were presented by the Wildcat Teacher Chorus and the West Wilson Middle student choir and band.

A Letter of Appreciation to our Veterans
This past week, my mother and her sister drove up to Virginia for my uncle’s retirement ceremony. It was like any other retirement, except my uncle is only forty. He was retiring from twenty years of service in the U. S. Air Force. Not only is he now a veteran, but my dad and both of my grandfathers are veterans, too. I’ve always been proud of my many family members who have served our country, as well as extremely grateful. Now I have a chance to thank more than just the people that share my last name.
Being an American citizen is something I’m very proud of. Very few countries have the freedoms we do as Americans. These freedoms, however, must be upheld and protected. That is the job of our military. I’m extremely thankful that so many brave men and women have sacrificed so much, some even their lives, to fight for America. It is truly humbling to imagine the people who have and are currently trying to protect America. I can never thank them enough.
Our veterans deserve unending respect for the service they’ve provided. At my grandfather’s funeral, two members of the U.S. Marines unfolded a large American flag. They saluted it then refolded it with care. The whole process was done slowly and carefully, paying tribute to my grandfather’s service in WW II, along with other service members everywhere. It showed just how much respect and honor our veterans deserve.
If I could, I would thank each and every person who has ever served in the U.S. military. They have provided a great service to our country, one which deserves great recognition. I would like to thank every branch of our military. Thank you, veterans, of the Army. Thank you, veterans, of the Navy. Thank you, veterans, of the Air Force, and thank you, veterans of the Marines. I am extremely thankful—as is all of America!
Grace Bingham, 8th grade
Beta Club President


Vickie Wright: Museum Teacher Fellows

This summer Mrs. Vickie Wright, eighth grade Pre AP ELA teacher, attended a conference in Washington, D.C., at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. July’s conference was the twentieth anniversary gathering of the Museum Teacher Fellows.  An elite group of educators, Museum Fellows collaborate with the Museum, Holocaust centers, universities, and other organizations nationwide to support the Museum’s program of educational outreach. Participants heard news from museum staff about upcoming exhibits, accounts from Holocaust survivors, and some of the latest research from historian Christopher Browning. Museum Fellows also had a special tour of the Museum’s Permanent exhibit. Mrs. Wright has been a Museum Fellow since 1999.

While in Washington, Mrs. Wright visited the Folger  Shakespeare Library as well. WWMW is offering a Shakespeare Seminar, an enrichment course for eighth graders during ELT. 




                                         


                                                         

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