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The Regional Youth Technology Fair will be held on Saturday, January 19th at Julia P. Bryant Elementary. All students who have signed up to participate need to check with Mrs. Borck before the event for competition details. Tech Fair

Posted 1/6/19

Send Kindness Mosaic

WJMS students designed and built a mosaic for the National "You Can Do the Cube" Mosaic Contest. With the message, "Send Kindness on Social Media", our students created the display with 588 Rubik's cubes. Prizes are awarded to the most popular display and online voting starts today through December 20th. To vote for our mosaic, go to and click on the contest album. "Like" our mosaic to enter a vote for WJMS. Thanks for your support!

Posted 12/4/18

Baseball meeting

Posted 11/14/18

Congratulations to the William James Chess Team! They placed third overall in the Ogeechee River Scholastic Chess Association (ORSCA) Chess Tournament that was held this past Saturday, November 10 at Statesboro High. There were 40 students competing in the Middle School Division, nine from William James. 

Chess Team

Posted 11/14/18

Tech Fair

See Mrs. Borck in the media center for more information.

Posted 11/14/18

Model United Nations
Congratulations to the WJMS students who competed in the Georgia Southern Model United Nations. The competition allows students to roleplay as United Nations delegates to debate issues on behalf of their designated country. The group won 2nd place overall in the competition and brought home several team awards including 1st place for Best Costume for Team Georgia. Complete list of WJMS winners can be found at

Posted 11/13/18

All week WJMS students have been collecting canned foods for the district's "We CAN Help" food drive. The final totals aren't in yet, but the stacks are impressive. Great job, Knights!

Food Drive

Posted 11/9/18

Congratulations to the WJMS football team! They won the region championship game 14-12 against Burke County.

Football Team

Posted 11/9/18

Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Tennis Teams. Both are Region Champions!

Girls Team

Boys Team

Posted 11/6/18

WJMS students participated in the 13th annual International Festival by representing India in the Global Village. As a result of their hard work sharing India's clothing, food, and information, the WJMS team was selected as the group with the best presentation. Congratulations, Team India. (Picture posted with permission from GSU's Office of International Programs & Events)

International Festival

Posted 10/30/18


WJMS is proud to announce a score of 80.8 for our College and Career Ready Performance Index. We have the largest overall increase in our CCRPI score for Bulloch County and our score is higher than the state middle school score average of 76.2 and higher than Bulloch County Middle Schools average of 78.5. CCRPI is a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform for all educational stakeholders that will promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students. For more information, visit

Posted 10/29/18

Family Event

Posted 10/26/18

Red Ribbon Week Poster Winner
Congratulations to Julia Basquin! She was the overall county winner in the Red Ribbon Week poster contest. Julia will receive an iPad and her poster will be featured in this Saturday's Statesboro Herald.

Posted 10/25/18

Posted 9/10/18


STEMFest 2018 Information

Posted 8/24/18

Annual Title I sessions are an opportunity to ask, learn & take part in education.

TItle I Meeting

This will also be Principal's Power Hour. Parents can find out what is going on at the middle school, get questions answered, sign up for Parent Portal & My School Bucks

Please join us for the William James Middle School Title I Annual Meeting on August 27, from 11:30 - 12:30, or from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Posted 8/20/18

Posted 7/16/18

school supply list

Posted 7/16/18

Miss WJMS - Ansley Cook

Runner-up - Riley Lamb

2nd Runner-up - Lita Moore

3rd Runner-up - Amyah Heyward

4th Runner-up - Katie Donaldson

Posted 5/8/18

Congratulation to Caden Brown! He is the Georgia Stock Market Game STATE winner beating out more than 500 teams across the state. Sponsored by the Georgia Council on Economic Education, the Stock Market Game™ is an online simulation in which students manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio over a 10-week period and invest in stocks. Under the guidance of his QUEST teacher, Dr. Emerson Chester, Caden invested his hypothetical $100,000 in four stocks, including a large holding in Netflix. Monitoring the market, buying and selling when necessary, his investment grew to $150,668.

Posted 4/13/18


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Posted 3/30/18

4/11/18 -- 8th Grade ELA (Writing) GMAS Testing

4/12/18 -- 8th Grade ELA Section 2 & 3 GMAS Testing

4/13/18 -- 8th Grade Math GMAS Testing

4/16/18 -- 8th Grade Science GMAS Testing

4/17/18 -- 8th Grade Social Studies GMAS Testing

4/18/18 -- 7th Grade ELA (Writing) GMAS Testing

4/19/18 -- 7th Grade ELA Section 2 & 3 GMAS Testing

4/20/18 -- 7th Grade Math GMAS Testing

4/23/18 -- 6th Grade ELA (Writing) GMAS Testing

4/24/18 -- 6th Grade ELA Section 2 & 3 GMAS Testing

4/25/18 -- 6th Grade Math GMAS Testing


Posted 3/29/18

Congratulations to the WJMS Track Team! For the third year in a row, the girls won 1st place and were named Region Champions. Our boys also did well and were named the Region Runner-Up.

Posted 3/26/18

Hayne Woodward, Kristin Warren, Ceci Smith and Evy Shen competed in Athens, GA for two days in the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair. These students competed at the regional level to advance to the state competition. Hayne Woodward won 4th Place Honors for "Lights ON! Which color light creates the hottest temperatures in water?" Ceci Smith won 3rd Place Honors for "Give the World a Hand(year 2)-Printing prosthetic fingers with fingerprints that successfully open a biometric scanner". Ceci was also awarded the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Award: EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING & INNOVATIVE THINKING AWARD $100 cash award and certificate awarded to one outstanding Junior Division project that is predicated on creativity and exemplifies how science and the arts + humanities live and breathe together.

Posted 3/26/18

Middle School Orientation

For students transitioning from 5th to 6th grade

When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: William James Cafeteria

Find out what you need to know before your child starts Middle School:

  • Academic Overview

  • General Overview

  • Meet the principal

  • Meet the counselors

  • Meet the 6th grade teachers

  • Learn about volunteer opportunities

  • School Tour

Free Snacks provided

Distributed by Title 1 on 3/20/18

Posted 3/19/18

Your input is vital in the planning and implementing of the family engagement programs and activities at our school. Please use this link  to take the FY18 Spring Parent & Family Engagement Survey. The online survey will be open for your input from March 16, 2018 through April 6, 2018. If you have any question or would like a paper copy of the survey, please call Sharon Wilkins, Family Engagement Specialist at 912-682-9894 or email  We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Posted 3/16/18

Monday, March 19th from 11:30-12:30 in the Media Center

  • Sign up to access grades, assignments, and attendance records
  • Provide input on the FY18 WJMS Parent & Family Engagement Plan, School-Parent Compact, and Family Engagement Budget

All Parents Are Encouraged to Attend!

Posted 3/5/18

Parents, Please Join Us!

Date: March 5th

Time: 7:30-8:30 AM

Place: Room A-1 @ WJMS

*Meet and Greet

*School Updates

*Parent Portal Sign Up

*Title I Input Meeting

Posted 2/26/18