Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October Wellness Student Spotlight!

Congratulations to Remy Shaw for being awarded for the October Wellness Student Spotlight! Not only is Remy a hard worker and and all-around good kid, but she is polite, friendly, & is helpful to other students in class. Remy embodies what it means to be a wellness student: our classes are better for  having her in it.

  1. First and Last Name-Remy Shaw
  2. Grade-8th
  3. What elementary school did you come from. Claypit Hill
  4. Tell us about yourself. What do you like to do in your free time? I like to play hockey, soccer, and swim.
  5. Why is being active important to you? Being active gives me something to do and gives me an outlet for stress.
  6. What advice would you give to a student who doesn’t like to exercise? I would show them that there are many types of exercise and they they can find one they like.
  7. Favorite Wellness unit and why. My favorite units have been golf & volleyball because I like exploring new sports I’ve never tried before.
  8. When I want a healthy snack I reach for... a banana or apple
  9. To relax
  10. If I were a WMS Wellness teacher I would add ??? to the curriculum. I would add a small lesson on stretching to help athletes and non-athletes from hurting themselves during physical activity.
  11. On my first day of school I wish I knew...How important the warm-ups are to increase your fitness scores and help your overall health.
  12. Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised to know. I did gymnastics for 6 years.

Friday, October 21, 2016

1 Day Volleyball Clinic: Wednesday October 26th!

Learn Volleyball Skills From High School Volleyball Players!

Get introduced to volleyball!  The Wayland High School girls JVB team will practice in the WMS gym on Wed. Oct 26th from 1:30-3:30pm, and any interested middle school students are invited to watch and participate.  High school players, along with coach Pam Kainz, will introduce the 6-8th grade boys and girls to the basic volleyball skills (setting, passing, serving and spiking) and play a variety of games to keep it fun.  No prior volleyball experience is needed. Just show up with sneakers, energy and a positive attitude.  Volleyball can be a lifetime of fun - come give it a try!

Friday, October 7, 2016

7th Annual Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Drive!

The Wellness Department would like to announce our 7th annual Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Drive from Tuesday November 1, 2016 through Thursday November 3, 2016. Coach A will be in the front lobby from 7-7:30 am to collect candy.  

Ms. Riddle utilizing some functional strength as she dropped off over 200lbs. of candy!

According to their website:

Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene, and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. 

All the candy will be dropped off at Wayland Dental located at 131 Main St. According to Dr. Michael Putt, army veteran and owner of Wayland Dental, receiving care packages while deployed provides a connection to home and can help lift the soldier's spirits. Dr. Putt is able to participate in Operation Gratitude due to the generosity of Mark Silverman, president of Mark's Moving & Storage. Mark and his employees will take all the donated candy and ship it to Van Nuys, CA where it will be used to assemble care packages for our troops. 

Candy is just one of the way we can help. Operation Gratitude welcomes donations of individually wrapped toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste. If you would rather make a financial donation you can click here to do so.
Click here to read about our collection in the Wayland Patch!

Thank you for your support!

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Operation Gratitude:
Wayland Dental: