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Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest Winners


WJMS students won top awards in the Bulloch County Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest; winning all three places for the Middle School Division as well as taking home the Grand Prize for Bulloch County.  


County Grand Prize Winner

Bailey Borck (8th Grade)

Middle School Division(Grades 6, 7, & 8)

1st -- Minju Kim (8th Grade)

2nd -- Julia Basquin (7th Grade)

3rd -- Helen Piltner (8th Grade)


Math and Science “Knight”

WJMS held our second annual Math and Science Night during the second nine weeks in November. The event featured an evening of hands-on science, math, and engineering activities for students and their families to explore.  

Veterans Day

WJMS hosted a Veterans Day program with guest speakers from the community. The local 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion of the Army National Guard spent the day with our students showing them military vehicles and equipment. They also spoke with our students to answer questions they had about the military. Active duty military and local veterans were encouraged to come out and spend the day with us.


Boys Tennis Team - Back-to-Back Coastal Empire Region Champions

Back Row: Coach Kim Wagoner, Kade Roberts, Parker Stansel, Ocean Kim, Conner Williams, Albert Zheng, Tyler Sleep, Holden Hall, Coach Brian Hall

Middle Row: John West, Will Ellis, Turner Leggett, Landon Collins, Sam Lippincott, Hudson Lanier

Front Row: Braylon Evans, Hyeonsu An, Carson Dickerson, Garrett Evans, Evan Avret, Jacob Lau


Science and Engineering Fair


WJMS held its annual Science and Engineering Fair with over 40  students participating. The top three winners were Ceci Smith with her project, 3D printing prosthetics with fingerprints, second place went to Hayne Woodard with his project, What color of light creates the highest temps in water?, and the team of Andee Maciewicz and Jada Coble won third place with their project, Are composite faces or real faces more attractive? A total of 30 projects from WJMS will go on to compete in the Regional Science Fair at Savannah State on February 7th. For the past 3 years WJMS has sent ten projects to Georgia State Finals.

Top Winners:

Ceci Smith, Hayne Woodard, Andee Mackiewicz, & Jada Coble


.Middle School Model United Nations


Model United Nations is an educational simulation during which students become ambassadors for countries around the world. Through researching the country, students prepare to debate world issues at the event.  

At the GSU Model UN in November, WJMS won an overall Honorable Mention as a school and several students won awards:

Honorable Mention

Ryan Wolf(Brazil) - Human Rights Council

Jasmine Patel(Japan) - Security Council

Justin Doyle and Reece Popkin(Georgia) - General Assembly

Isabella Halaby and Hadleigh Ziegler(Germany) - General Assembly


Outstanding National Attire - Isabella Halaby, Hadleigh Ziegler, and Lauren Newton(Germany)

Honorable Mention National Attire - Dekiah Hodges(Bangladesh), Ryan Wolfe and Shane Moore(Brazil),

Elijah Williams and Jacob Boyd(Denmark), Justin Doyle and Reese Popkin(Georgia), Izabel Moore(Japan), Ariana Poindexter and Noah Lee(Kuwait), Keadyn Miller and Mekayla Sutton(Morocco)



Special Olympics

Approximately 30 students from WJMS competed in Bulloch County’s Special Olympics held at the Clubhouse in November. Assisted by GSU students, participants competed in bowling and laser tag, and had the opportunity to play arcade games,


Regional Youth Technology Fair


WJMS students won several awards at the Regional Youth Technology Fair on Saturday, January 20th. The Bulloch County event was open to students in third through twelfth grade from Bulloch and the surrounding counties. The first place winners will compete in the Georgia Student Technology Fair on Saturday, March 10th at Middle Georgia State University.

1st Place - 3D Modeling - 5th-6th grade - Kyla Bell and Alyssa Staten

1st Place - Internet Applications - 7th-8th grade - Elijah Beniman

1st Place - Digital Photo Production - 5th-6th grade - Megan Casilli and Abby McCall

1st Place - Productivity Design - 7th-8th grade - Kelsey Walker

1st Place - Graphic Design - 7th-8th grade - Bailey Borck

1st Place - Digital Photo Production - 7th-8th grade - Riley Callaway

2nd Place - Game Design - 7th-8th grade - Scott Caplinger


Faculty and Staff Recognition


Felecia Prince was chosen to serve on the 2017-2018 Georgia's School Superintendent Teachers Council.


Pictured: Gary Wenzel, Georgia DOE, Felecia Prince, Richard Woods, Georgia State Superintendent


WJMS received the Most Improved Clean School Award for September.


Amy Smith was a LearningBlade Grant winner.

Denise Borck was a Foundation Grant winner.