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Eric LeGrand inspires WMS

Eric LeGrand inspires WMS

Miloni Choksi, Spring Editor

June 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The local legend, Eric LeGrand, shared his inspiring story in order to motivate the youth of WMS to believe. Eric LeGrand grew up in Avenel. His love for football started when he was in elementary school and he would play, ¨kill the man with the ball¨ with the neighborhood kids. He later atten...

Project P.R.I.D.E. teaches students to take pride

Project P.R.I.D.E. teaches students to take pride

Ayana Hampton, Editor

June 5, 2017


Filed under Student Life

On February 7th, 2017; Monique Boyd-Cruz, Emily Vandermark, Rashif, and Connor, four members of Project P.R.I.D.E., shared their stories at Woodbridge Middle School. Project P.R.I.D.E. stands for Promoting Responsibility in Drug Education. The program was created in 1998 to help reduce the use of d...

Magnificent music maestro’s play Spring Concert

Daniel Kauzya, Spring Editor

June 5, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Woodbridge Middle School band rocked the house at the spring concert in the auditorium on May 10th. Jazz and Stage band brought the crowd up with nostalgic songs while the  6th and 7th/8th grade bands knocked them down with melody. Our sixth grade band hit the audience with classics such as “...

Vocational tech school trip: Where futures can be built

Vocational tech school trip: Where futures can be built

Genesis Henriquez, Spring Editor

June 1, 2017


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Vocational Tech can allow students to have different traits. On April 28th students were able to visit a Vocational-Tech School. These students were able to discover if they wanted to attend a new school. There are many classes to take at Vocational Tech . Elijah Vandunk attended the Vocational Te...

WMS band blows away the competition at Six Flags

WMS band blows away the competition at Six Flags

Nicole Galicia, Spring Author

May 19, 2017


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Our WMS band struck a note at a Music in the Parks competition at Six Flags on May 12, 2017, where the students celebrated after their hard work. It was both Ms. Benkert’s and the students’ first time performing at a competition, and they were “incredible”. Ms. Benkert led the band to the ...

The brigades conquer Ross Street with their knowledge

The brigades conquer Ross Street with their knowledge

Julia Dugasz and Acelyn Goris

May 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

On Mondays through Thursdays, Mr. Keuscher and the Academic Warrior Brigade conquer Ross Street with a program to tutor young students in academic fields where the students struggle. Originally, Mr. Keuscher states that the program was called “PWOW”, a six-year successful literacy program. This year...

The concert with a sentimental twist

The concert with a sentimental twist

Miloni Choksi, Spring Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

WMS strings and choir had a dazzling concert with a special surprise for the three retiring teachers at the end at the end. Mrs.TenBroeck and Mr.Wilson had their last concert on April 6th. It was their last full year of teaching. The strings did a total of seven pieces and the choir sang eight  piec...

Middle School Band Day dazzles with amazing performances

Middle School Band Day dazzles with amazing performances

Nicole Galicia, Spring Author

May 5, 2017


Filed under Student Life

On April 29, 2017, middle school bands gathered at Woodbridge High School to perform for the second annual Middle School Band Day, a special occasion for the students and teachers. The event featured the bands from Fords, Avenel, Colonia, and Woodbridge, which are lead by Mrs. Boulton, Mr. Leidner,...

They weren’t only serving music at Cafe Night

They weren’t only serving music at Cafe Night

Genesis Henriquez, Spring Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

WMS Drama club ran Cafe Night where students showed their hidden talents. On March 23 students were able to perform. Mrs.Liastro and Mr.O’Connor hosted the event in the cafeteria. Around twenty performers were at Cafe Night. Andrea Rodriguez said, “ I was nervous when I went up to perform.” Ot...

Heroes and Side Kicks save the day

Heroes and Side Kicks save the day

Scott Lucarelli, Spring Author

April 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Last Thursday WMS students represented Woodbridge Middle at Mawbey Street School and Ross Street School by talking to them about how to excel as a student. They were trained before going to talk to them. Then, the next week they went to talk to them at 9:15 am. They had three different visits. For the first time, they talked about middle school. The second  time they talked,...

WMS spelling bee champions seek to sting the competition

WMS spelling bee champions seek to sting the competition

Nico Diaz, Author

March 16, 2017


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The Woodbridge Middle School spelling bee finalists competed in the auditorium of WMS on February 27th during second block. Some of them didn’t win, but at least they didn’t get stung. Mrs.Nemeth is in charge of the event and explains that each school is required to have a spelling bee. She comm...

Out With the Old, In With The New: The Fall Journalism Class Says Goodbye

Out With the Old, In With The New: The Fall Journalism Class Says Goodbye

Ayana Hampton, Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As one door closes, another one opens. The fall Journalism class of 2016-2017 is leaving, but a new Spring Journalism group is arriving. The fall Journalism class wanted to share their experiences with everyone and give tips to next semester’s class. The 7th Grade Journalism class left advice f...

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