Happy New Year! Remember to charge those Chromebooks!
Monday Morning Minute
January 4, 2016
Help your students be ready
  for the first day back from vacation:

Please remind them to charge their Chromebooks! Thank you!

Students Participate in National Mathematics Competition

Back in November, students at Wayland Middle School participated in the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8).  This is the entry-level contest in the American Mathematics Competitions program administered by the Mathematical Association of America, a group composed primarily of university mathematicians from around the country. 

Six students scored high enough in the contest to place in the top 5% of middle school math students nationwide and are invited to continue on to the next level of competition.  In February these students will participate in the AMC 10, a contest which covers high school mathematics.  The AMC 10 is designed to contain a range of questions of various difficulties, although most of the problems are quite hard for highly successful middle school students.  

Congratulations to the following students for their performance on the AMC 8 and their invitation to participate in the AMC 10:

Alex Ding (8th grade)                                                      Ryan Urato (8th grade) 
Michael Liu (8th grade)                                                  Brendan Ho (8th grade) 
June Kim (6th grade)                                                   Natalie Wong (7th grade) 

Special congratulations go to Alex Ding and Michael Liu who tied for school winner, and to 6th grader June Kim who earned a spot on the Achievement Roll.

Sixth Grade Social!
Thursday, January 7th from 2:20 - 3:30

The Sixth Grade will be holding a Social on Thursday January 7 from 2:20-3:30. Sixth graders will have a variety of activities to choose from as well as a time for snacks. The Social is free and open to all sixth graders!

Click here to access Permission Slips to print, sign and send in with your child.

Click here to sign up to donate Refreshments for the event.  

Yearbooks are on sale now until January 16th!

This year, the only way to purchase a yearbook is online – no more missing checks or crumpled order slips in the bottom of backpacks!  To purchase the Wayland Middle School yearbook (your student will receive it on the last day of school) visit Jostens.com.

Questions? Contact:  Stephanie Galvani@wayland.k12.ma.us

Reminders (from previous emails)
For Grades Six and Seven…
Learn to Code Apps – New Class Now Enrolling!

For Grades Six and Seven students, a “Level 2” CodeCampKidz class will build on computer coding skills gained in the beginning level program offered in the fall. The new series of eight classes starts on Wednesday, January 13, and continues through March 9.

Led and developed by Rian Sousa, a software developer with more than 20 years of experience, the new classes will take a “mobile first” approach and build some common templates commonly seen while surfing the web. For information about the program and to register, go to:


Upcoming Events
Basketball Games this week:

  • Tuesday, 1/5 Game vs. Lincoln @ WMS
    Girls - 3:30 / Boys - 4:30 
  • Thursday, 1/5 Game vs. R.J. Grey @ Acton 
    Girls - 3:30 / Boys - 4:30

Upcoming Events .

Jan 7 from 2:20-3:30 PM 6th Grade Social