WBMS Spotlight

Veterans Day

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in General Information, School Spirit | Comments Off on Veterans Day

WBMS families and students, included in our celebration of Veterans Day is recognition of veterans and family members of veterans who are part of our own Wildcat family.  Below is that list.  Please join us in recognizing our very own WBMS heroes.

Ms. Kathy Adams, our bookkeeper, has two relatives that served.  Her son served in the Army National Guard for 18 years as Airborne Infantry and Communications.  He earned a Purple Heart and was a Bronze Start Recipient.  Ms. Adams’s daughter-in-law served in the Army for 8 years, as a Medical Logistics Specialist.

Mrs. Kristin Ardis, 8th grade language arts, is the wife of MSFT Matthew Ardis.  Mr. Ardis served for 20 years in the Air Force as a weapons troop, a gunner on the AC130, and sensor operator on the UAV.  He finished his career at the Pentagon.

Mrs. Janet DeSalle, 7th grade language arts, served in the Air Force for 20 years as an Electronic Warfare Systems Craftsman.  She achieved the rank of Master Sergeant.  Her husband, Mr. John DeSalle, served in the Air Force for 30 years as a Helicopter Aerial Gunner.  He achieved the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

Mr. Jeremiah Morgan, 7th grade science, served 4 years in the Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst.  He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Coach Latonya Moyer is the wife and mother of veterans.  Her husband, Ben Moyer, served for 10 years in the Air Force, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator and in construction.  Her son, Chet Moyer, served in the army for 5 years, working on avionics and helicopters.

Mrs. Jennifer Saunders is an 8-year veteran from the Army Reserves and National Guard.  She obtained the rank of Specialist while serving as a Counter Intelligence Agent.

Mrs. Jennifer Schluter, an educational support member, served 9 years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.  Her husband, Mr. Scott Schluter, is a 4-year Marine Corps veteran.

Mrs. Deb Starrett, an educational support member, is the wife of Mr. Joe Starrett.  Mr. Starrett served in the Navy for 7 years as a Corpsman during the Vietnam War.  He achieved the rank of Petty Officer.

Mrs. Filicity Watts, 7th and 8th grade math teacher, is a member of the Air National Guard as an ACOMS Cyber Operations Superintendent and Assistant Director of Operations.  She has achieved the rank of Senior Master Sergeant.  Additionally, her husband is an Air Force veteran with 19 years as a Section Chief of Knowledge Operations.

Ms. Mary Lynn White, our librarian, has a son-in-law, Mr. David Loveday, who served in the Marine Corps for 19 years as a pilot and flight instructor.  He served tours of duty in Okinawa, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Many members of our cafeteria staff are veterans, too.  Mrs. Linda Colvin is the wife of an Air Force veteran, with 24 years of service as Aircrew Life Support.  Mrs. Katrina Vondenstein is the wife of an Air Force veteran, with 30 years of service working at AFSOC Headquarters.  Mr. Anthony Campa served 4 years in the Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne Infantry.  Mrs. Corinna Oliver is the wife of an Army veteran, with 11 years of service as a Combat Engineer.  Mrs. Ryoko Bravo is the wife of an Air Force veteran, with service as a C130 Instructor.

Florida House of Representatives Page and Messenger Program

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in General Information | Comments Off on Florida House of Representatives Page and Messenger Program

Woodlawn students, are you interested in civics, government, and the work that Florida’s Senators, Representatives, and other elected officials perform?  If so, consider the Florida House of Representatives Page and Messenger Program!

The Page & Messenger Program is a long-standing tradition in the Florida House of Representatives. Historic journals include mention of them as far back as 1865. Each student who serves as a Page or Messenger will have his or her name appear in the Journal of the House. This will be an official record of their time spent in the Florida House to one day show their children and grandchildren.

Pages and Messengers have the opportunity to observe lawmakers, lobbyists, staff, and constituents working together in the legislative process. Opportunities will include committee meetings, House sessions in the Chamber, and occasionally press conferences with notable people or celebrities.

As time allows, Pages and Messengers may have the opportunity, with chaperones, to leave the Capitol and tour the Governor’s Mansion, the Florida Supreme Court, the Museum of Florida History, and the Historic Capitol. Students often hold a mock session in the House Chamber to put their newfound knowledge to use.

The Page & Messenger Program offers students a fun and educational experience that will not be forgotten.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/contentViewer.aspx?Category=PublicGuide&File=Applications_and_Opportunities_Page_And_Messenger_Program.html.

Veterans Day

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in General Information | Comments Off on Veterans Day

Schools will be closed November 10 for observance of Veterans Day.  For 98 years, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on November 11 – first as Armistice Day, and then, since 1954 as Veterans Day.  In this 99th year of commemoration, Woodlawn continues to honor those who have served.  We have a long standing tradition of honor, respect, and appreciation for our military veterans.  We thank you for your service, enjoy your day Friday.

School will resume normal operation on Monday, November 13.

ESE Blended Cafe

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in General Information | Comments Off on ESE Blended Cafe

Attention Parents:

Are you hungry for more information regarding Exceptional Student Education? The Santa Rosa County Exceptional Student Education department is cooking up monthly entrees of the programs in which our district currently provides. Our second blended café will be November 13th from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. If you would like to have a face-to-face experience, join us at location indicated on our ESE website. If you cannot join us live, please tune in virtually. To participate virtually, go to the front page of the ESE website under “Upcoming Events” there will be a link that says “ESE Blended Café”. The link to our ESE website is: http://santarosacountyesedepartment.weebly.com/. I

If you have questions regarding the ESE Blended Café, please contact the Berryhill Administrative Complex at (850)983-5150. We look forward to serving you at the second meeting of the ESE Blended Café on Monday, November 13th!  At this meeting we will have guest speakers from the county serving up information about Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Student Services.   Come join us!

Spirit Night at Zaxby’s

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in General Information, School Spirit | Comments Off on Spirit Night at Zaxby’s

WBMS Families, make plans to join us for Spirit Night at Zaxby’s in Tiger Point on Wednesday, November 8th. Woodlawn will receive 10% of profits earned between 3 PM and 10 PM!

WBMS Teacher of the Year

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Awards & Recognition, General Information | Comments Off on WBMS Teacher of the Year

WBMS Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the WBMS Teacher of the Year, Mr. Josh Odom, 8th Grade US History!! We announced this well deserved recognition today, with more celebrating to come!

SAC Meeting: October 31

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in General Information, SAC | Comments Off on SAC Meeting: October 31

Tuesday, October 31 at 1:00 PM will be the second SAC meeting.

Documents for the October 31 Meeting

About the SAC

Woodlawn’s SAC is a group of administrators, teachers, educational support employees, parents, and other business and community members.  The SAC consults with Woodlawn on school matters, throughout the school year.

To review information about our SAC and other important documents, including our School Improvement Plan, please visit our school website.  Under the Information tab, you will see a community tab that will take you to our SAC page.  This page will house all information throughout the year regarding the SAC and SAC meetings.

If you have any questions about our SAC, SIP, or other related business, do not hesitate to contact us.  In advance, thank you.

ESE Blended Cafe

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in General Information | Comments Off on ESE Blended Cafe

Please see the attached flyer for more information about workshops for parents and teachers of students in exceptional student education (ESE) programs.

ESE Blended café document vision 2017

Planning Day

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in General Information | Comments Off on Planning Day

Monday, October 16 is planning day.  Students do not have school on Monday.  They will return to their normal schedule on Tuesday, October 17.

Coupon Book Fundraiser

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in General Information | Comments Off on Coupon Book Fundraiser

WBMS Families, we have finally finished tallying the sales for the Annual Coupon Book Fundraiser. This campus wide fundraiser was a success! While we started slow, we finished strong. Our top selling classes were Ms. Schroeder, Ms. Hensley, and Ms. Todorovich.  We will be celebrating them and the top selling students at a celebration party soon.

We thank you deeply for your support. We are trying to create a community at Woodlawn that does special and innovative things for our students, and that sometimes requires funding, funding that we would NOT receive from other sources.

To say it in another way, we could not have done it with you and your student. Thank you!