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WMS Building a Promising Future

WMS Building a Promising Future

Jayden Pena

February 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Woodbridge Middle School is an old school, so it’s time that it is upgraded. WMS is getting renovations to the school in the future. WMS is a school in need of improvements so WMS will have renovations to the rear basement. The renovations will expand the gym and it will add more classrooms to the...

Unique multilingual students contribute to the cultural tapestry of WMS

Unique multilingual students contribute to the cultural tapestry of WMS

Victoria Hrabkovsky and Alison Carrasco

February 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

People’s nationalities vary, and although there are many people with the same nationality, there are many vernaculars represented in the nation. Regarding this fact, many students speak different languages other than English, especially in WMS. After our interview, A shocking statistic reveals that in four W...

WMS winter concert was snow joke

WMS winter concert was snow joke

January 30, 2018


Filed under Band, Student Life

The WMS Winter Concert showcased band and chorus on December 13. Mr McGuire and Ms. Benkert conducted a plethora of songs for the annual concert. The chorus and music teacher, Mr. McGuire, is one of the newest teachers at WMS. He expressed his enthusiasm, “I was really happy with how the music came,...

Mental illness: the silent epidemic

Mental illness: the silent epidemic

Emma Hodgins and Noemi Grande

January 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Mental health plays a pivotal role in the lives of Woodbridge Middle School students, yet students don’t recognize it’s importance. Statistically speaking, 20% of the population suffers from various mental health issues. Despite the large number of those struggling, the majority of our student body...

WMS Warriors kickoff the second semester with a week full of surprises

WMS Warriors kickoff the second semester with a week full of surprises

Natalie Pejko, Daniela Burton, and Janese Lewis

January 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Congratulations WMS students and staff! We’ve made it through the first half of the year. Mr. Blasena would like to “commend students on a great job so far” but also remind them that there’s still a second half of the year that we have to pull through. To ensure a great start to the second...

Hitting all the high notes

Hitting all the high notes

Claire English, Fall Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Meredith O'Connor, singer and anti-bullying activist, came to WMS to talk and sing about bullying in the auditorium on Friday December 8th. Meredith O’Connor spread the word that students “aren't alone” to WMS. Meredith O’Connor has been spreading the word since her tour and said “the reason...

WMS shows school spirit for Gulfview Middle School

WMS shows school spirit for Gulfview Middle School

Maggie McNee, Fall editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Student Life

This past week of December 4th through the 8th, Woodbridge Middle fundraised for Gulfview Middle by showing their school spirit. Creator of spirit week and NJHS Vice President, Nick Hilenski, says that it will “let kids have fun for a good cause”. To participate, students paid three dollars for...

lights, camera, action

lights, camera, action

Alison, Fall Author

January 3, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Get your popcorn ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Blasena and Mr. Cardoso have created a movie elective class for WMS. Mr Blasena  “found the biggest challenge is that people felt uncomfortable to be on camera”.  He decided to make a movie class so students wouldn’t be shy in front of the camera. In...

Wisdom fills the room when the veterans speak

Wisdom fills the room when the veterans speak

Anthony Ciaccio, Fall Editor

December 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Veterans joined WMS for a day full of anecdotes on November 17th, 2017 to celebrate Veterans Day with the eighth graders and staff of WMS. When the veterans, full of wisdom, came to the school they visited homeroom classes to share with the eighth graders. The rooms of students stood quiet as the...

Middle school heroes!

Middle school heroes!

Natalie Pejko, Fall Editor

December 21, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Although they didn’t jump through burning buildings, or cross fire pits, on November 1, 2017, the middle school sidekicks and our school counselors went to elementary schools #11, #9, and #1. They visited the elementary schools for about one hour, helping them with the next step of their life Two...

Be a smart cookie and come to the holiday cookie sale

Be a smart cookie and come to the holiday cookie sale

December 18, 2017


Filed under Student Life

On Friday, December 22 start off winter break with delicious cookies and hot chocolate. During 4th block, get called down to enjoy holiday music, cookies, hot chocolate and time with friends. PBSIS holds a fundraiser for better raffle prizes, and what a better way than a cookie sale? $3 per cookie...

New school system injects positivity

New school system injects positivity

Noemi Grande, Fall Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Winners of the first year PBSIS picking P.B.S.I.S. stands for Positive Behavior System In Schools.The system has been installed in schools across the country. There are 60 middle schools who employ the program in order to improve student behavior. The reward drawing was organized in front of the...

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