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  • December 2018 Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our December Students of the Month! This month's character trait is compassion. We are proud of these students for exhibiting such kindness and empathy towards their fellow students.

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  • Breakfast with Santa

    Wilson's Mills Elementary invited parents to accompany their students for a breakfast with Santa. The turnout was huge, the lines were long, and pictures were taken.

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  • The National Theatre for Children performs at WMES

    The National Theatre for Children performed Showdown at Resource Ranch which was sponsored by Duke Energy. The performers put on an entertaining show while educating the students on energy efficiency.

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  • Fire Prevention Day

    The Wilson's Mills Fire Department visits Wilson's Mills Elementary School to teach the students about fire safety. They put on a thrilling and informative program that the students thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • Buster the Bus Visits Wilson's Mills Elementary

    Buster the bus visits the students at Wilson's Mills Elementary to talk about bus safety.

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  • Hurricane Florence Supply Drive

    Staff members of WMES donated supplies consisting of bookbags, paper, notebooks, folders, gluesticks, scissors, pencils, pens, dry erase markers, white boards, erasers, and more to schools in Craven County affected by Hurricane Florence.

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  • Wilson's Mills Alumni Association Donates School Supplies

    Wilson's Mills Alumni Association partners with our school to ensure our students are safe and have the supplies they need. They have generously donated money to assist in securing our campus. Also, every year they donate much needed school supplies. This year they were able to donate $500.00 for supplies to support those in need. We love our partnership with the Alumni Association and cannot thank them enough for their generosity to all of our stakeholders.

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  • Dr. Renfrow visits WMES

    JCPS Superintendent, Dr. Renfrow, recently visited WMES. He saw a lesson in using mathematical reasoning and spatial relations to code robots. This lesson was part of a research project from NC State University in coordination with SAS. We are very thankful for the partnerships we build in our community because that makes our school and students stronger. Thank you for visiting Dr. Renfrow!

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  • SSS band energizes EOG pep rally

    The SSS band drum line visited WMES to show support for our students taking the EOGs. Students were treated to some amazing music to empower our 3-5 students to do their best on the EOGs. They were phenomenal! We are #SSStrong!

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  • May 2018 Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our May Students of the month! We truly, sincerely, genuinely appreciate your exemplary character as you have portrayed the trait of honesty.

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  • Duke Science and Family Math Night

    Students and parents participated in many hands-on and interactive science and math activities. The science activities were provide by Duke Energy as part of the North Carolina Science Festival. The stations were all led by our 5th grade student leaders. Each grade level also created and ran math activities to increase student understanding. What a fun night of learning!

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  • Science Olympiad 2018

    A team of WMES students recently took part in the North Carolina Science Olympiad competition. This state-wide competition test students on a variety of knowledge based questions and hands-on application of science concepts. We are very proud of this year's team of hard-working students. They took time both during and after school to prepare and learn new concepts. Then they spent a Saturday being tested on these newly learned skills. That is dedication to education!

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  • Pinwheel Garden Preparations

    WMES is currently collecting donations for a pinwheel garden. The garden is meant as a visual reminder to others about the need for child abuse prevention and the awareness of autism. All proceeds will support the Harbor House and the NC Autism Society. Henry is excited to get started planting pinwheels. So let's make his smile brighter by getting as many donations and pinwheels as we can!

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  • Amazing Artists

    Multiple students from various grade levels were chosen to show their creative artwork during this year's Showcase of the Stars. This artwork will be displayed at JCC this weekend.

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  • February 2018 Students of the Month

    Congratulations to February's Students of the Month. They displayed the character trait of fairness. Excellent work!

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  • School Safety Course

    WMES principal, Mrs. Andrea Jones, recently completed a course from the Emergency Management Institute in conjunction with FEMA and Homeland Security. This certifies that she has passed a course on what to do in the event of an active shooter on campus. We take safety and security seriously to ensure the well-being of all students.

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  • Leading With the Heart 2018

    Our 2018 recipient of the Leading With the Heart Award is Mrs. Carmen Young. Mrs. Young is a 4th & 5th grade ELA teacher. She also helps coordinate the annual staff Christmas show and is a Science Olympiad coach. Congratulations on a well deserved award!

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  • January 2018 Students of the Month

    Who could be more dependable that this group of students!? You can count on any of these students. Congratulations to January's Students of the Month! They are being recognized for the character trait of Dependability.

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  • Superlative Orthographers!

    Congratulations to our superlative orthographers! Our outstanding spellers competed in a school-based spelling bee competition. The winner, Ayham, will now go on to compete in the county-wide spelling bee. We wish him the best of luck! Pictured from left to right are: Jimmy Reynoso-Diaz, 2nd place; Ayham Al-Lahabi. 1st place; and Kelli Ward, 3rd place.

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  • Student Recognized at School Board Meeting

    At the January JCPS School Board meeting, Aransa Sanchez Salazar was recognized for her outstanding character. Her biggest strength is her Dependability. WMES is very proud of Aransa and congratulate her for this auspicious recognition.

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  • Annual Teacher Christmas Play

    Once again, the staff and community members put on a performance for the students of WMES. The teachers wrote an original play, created decorations/scenery, and many people sang a variety of Christmas songs. Students were able to participate by singing along during the play. What a cheerful way to start our winter break!

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  • The Ned Show

    The Ned Show came to our school to present an anti-bullying assembly by incorporating yo-yo's into the character education program. The Ned Show teaches students to: Never give up by using focus and persistence; Encourage others with kindness and shared learning; and to Do your best through diligence and excellence.

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  • December 2017 Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our December Students of the Month! This month's character trait, compassion, fits well with the holiday season approaching. We are proud of these students for exhibiting such kindness and empathy towards their fellow students.

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  • 1st Annual Wilson's Mills Christmas Parade

    This year was the first ever Wilson's Mills Christmas Parade. The parade ended with a tree lighting ceremony in which our WMES Musical Mustangs performed. They also served cookies and hot chocolate. Santa even came out to join in the fun!

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  • Hour of Code 2017

    Students at WMES participated in Hour of Code week by completing computer coding activities during Enhancements. The activities were based through Code.org and Google. Students had a choice on which activities they wished to complete and had opportunities for collaboration by pair programming as they tried to problem solve to find solutions to challenges.

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  • November 2017 Students of the Month

    Responsibility is the character trait for November. As Student of the Month, these students have consistently demonstrated responsibility at school. Congratulations!

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  • Meet our Inaugural Student Government Members

    This year, students in grades 4 and 5 elected officers for a Student Government Association (SGA). Each class also chose a classroom representative. The SGA is working with teachers, administrators, and students to make WMES the best place it can be. Through their leadership, they have already started a humanity project to send Operation Shoeboxes to children in need. We are so proud of their initiative!

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  • WMES Honors Local Veterans

    WMES honored local community and school veterans with a special celebration. Our keynote speaker was Tony Braswell, a Vietnam War veteran. The Musical Mustangs sang patriotic songs and Kylah Duncan performed a beautiful rendition of our national anthem.

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  • Mrs. Caviness Named 2017-2018 WMES Superstar Teacher

    Congratulations to fifth grade science techer, Mrs. Stephanie Caviness! She was named as the WMES Semester Superstar Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Mrs. Caviness was honored at a luncheon at the Partnership for Children of Johnston County. This is sponsored by the Greater Smithfield- Selma Area Chamber of Commerce.

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  • October 2017 Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our October Students of the Month! These students displayed the character trait of Perseverance. It is important to always keep trying and never give up!

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  • 2017-2018 Duke TIP students

    Wilson's Mills Elementary School is pound to announce the students eligible for the Duke TIP program. These students have shown exemplary academic success. We are very proud of them! Left to right: Jason Maldonodo-Caraballo, Maleek Sanders, Kaleb Stevens. Jimmy Reynoso Diaz, Cinthia Cepin, Noelle Beliveau, Alaysia Clark, Alex Torres Diaz, Hunter Langdon Adams, Yelian Garcia Luna, Marrisa Escobar

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  • Fire Safety with Wilson's Mills FD

    The Wilson's Mills Fire Department volunteered a day of their time to come to our school and instruct all students on fire safety. They performed a skit highlighting fire safety do's and dont's. Students then participated in either the smoke house (K-2) or using an actual fire hose to put out a fake fire (3-5). All students got to see a fire truck and the equipment the fire department uses to help keep our community safe. Thank you Wilson's Mills Fire Department!

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  • Wild West Family Reading Night

    Wild West Family Reading Night was a huge success! Many students and parents came out to play interactive reading games, win books playing reading bingo, and visit our book fair. It is never too early to foster a love of reading.

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  • Vote for Mrs. Patelos!

    Second grade teacher, Mrs. Patelos, is a top ten finalist for this week's FSI Teacher of the Week. Please vote for her at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DG7SFYV to help her win! You can also nominate another teacher at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5QG3BVX to help them win another week.

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  • September 2017 Students of the Month

    Congratulations to September's Students of the Month! These students exemplified the character trait of respect. This is an accomplishment of which to be proud!

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  • Books Donated to Kindergarten by DAR

    Kindergarten was recently blessed to receive books to help our students learn to read. They were graciously donated by the Smith-Bryan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. We greatly appreciate your support of our school and our students!

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  • Learning about our flag from the Boy Scouts

    The Boy Scouts visited our school to teach our students about the importance of our American flag, flag history, and proper flag etiquette. We love our community to be part of our school.

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  • Here's the 2017-2018 WMES Staff

    We are super excited to welcome many new staff members to our WMES family this year! We are all proudly wearing our new JoCo 2020 shirts to promote the innovation, relevance, and relationships that will be practiced in Johnston County to prepare our students for their futures.

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  • Meet Ms. Phillips, our new Assistant Principal

    Ms. Phillips is excited to join the Mustang family. She has many experiences including serving in the US Army. She has worked at various Johnston County Schools. This is her 6th year as an assistant principal. Please click the picture to read more.

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  • End of Year Awards

    We celebrated this year's success with an End of Year Awards assembly. Students were recognized for achievement in all academic areas, improvement, and excellence in Enhancement classes. We are proud of all you have achieved this year.

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