2014-10-30 / Sports

W-WMS Corner

Dance, basketball season coming up
By W-WMS journalism students

This week at W-WMS, many fun activities have been planned to provide balance for the hard work taking place in the classroom as we put forth our best efforts to ensure that the second nine weeks is off to a great start. One such activity is the observance of Red Ribbon Week. The Student Council sponsored a week full of activities that encourage students to NOT do drugs. To kick off Red Ribbon Week, faculty and students wore red to “Stand United against Drugs.” On Tuesday, students vowed to “Be on a Drug-Free Team” by wearing their favorite team gear. Wednesday’s theme was Twin Day, because at W-WMS we don’t let our friends do drugs. Today, Thursday, students were encouraged to “Scare away Drugs” by wearing their favorite costume. Finally, on Friday, we will wear hats to symbolically “Put a Lid on Drugs.”

As an added bonus to the drug-free celebrations, the Student Council is hosting a fall dance this evening, October 30. Tickets for the dance, which are $3, went on sale on Monday and ended on Wednesday. Everyone in the sixth through eighth grades was invited to come. The dance will be held immediately after school from 3:30-5:00. Students are encouraged to wear their best costume to the dance. Refreshments, to include pizza and Coke, will be on sale at the dance. Hopefully, all students have purchased tickets. Also, parents should have signed a consent form for their children to attend the dance, and should be well aware of the procedures established for picking their children up from the dance. We are expecting a great turnout, and with everyone’s cooperation, we know this fall dance will be a great success!

Not only are we ecstatic about these activities taking place at W-WMS, we are equally excited about the transition in our sports season. Girls and boys basketball tryouts took place earlier in the month and the best of the best students have been selected to play for the Tigers. The following students have been selected for the Lady Tigers basketball team: Carly Adams, Jakiyah Allen, Alexis Brown, Armani Cullars, Tycoriah Danner, De’Kondria Hawes, Asia Houpt, Aleciana Jackson, Azeriah Jenkins, Lanisha Jenkins, Diamond Long, and Keisha Veasey. The following students were selected for our boys team: George Anderson, Donovan Anthony, Tyresius Cross, Jaedan Gates, Gregory Glenn, Kwontravis Grant, Deondre Lester, Jaylen Maddox, Jiquez Norman, Kelechi Onuigbo, Terell Turner, Mikal Wells, and D’Mytri Wiggs. Congratulations ladies and gents, and best wishes to all the players for a successful season. We would like to extend the same wishes to our cheerleaders, who have begun practicing new chants and cheers for basketball season. Go Tigers!!

At W-WMS, we welcome these fun activities sponsored by our organizations, as they offer rewards to our students, especially those who show unwavering dedication to their academics. Our sports programs also offer incentives for those who participate, and even for those who support our athletes by attending the events. These are just a few of the ways that W-WMS is “Building a Better Future by Striving for Success!” We ask that the entire Tiger Community continue to support our students through similar drug-free pledges, and by attending sporting events to help cheer our Tigers on to victory. The first basketball game is November 4 at 4:30, when we will host Lincoln County. We hope to see you there!

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