Weekly Family Message

The family messages is sent out weekly to update the community on important events, dates, and happenings at Walton Middle School. 

This Week's Message

WMS Family Message 05-29-23

We had a wonderful music concert on Friday where we had the privilege of hearing our Guitar, Choir, Orchestra, and Band students perform. They did an amazing job and our student audience was wonderful and supportive too! 


This week we begin our 8th grade celebration activities with our 8th grade dance on Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 8th graders and families are reminded that you can see all of our 8th grade celebrations here: 8th Grade Celebrations Flyer 2023 


Walton Students Bring Home Global Virtual Classroom Awards 

”The Global Virtual Classroom (GVC) is a collection of free, online educational activities and resources. It aims to complement the efforts of governments and educators around the world to integrate technology into their classrooms and curricula and to link their schools to the Internet in educationally productive ways.” Schools work with other schools across the world collaboratively to design a website with information and resources around different topics. This year we partnered with schools in Turkey, Russia, and India to design sites around Environmentalism and Indigenous Tribes. You can view this work here:

GVC Middle School Division (ELA 6)


2nd place



GVC High School Division (Immersion 6/7)

“Indigenous Tribes”

3rd place

Note: the first and second place teams had three schools. Our team only had two schools partnered and the majority of the kids were not high schoolers!



WMS Summer Reading List 2023

You can view the WMS Summer Reading Recommendations including student picks at the link above. 


Yearbook Delivery and Sale

Yearbooks are going to be delivered to students who ordered them on Monday, July 5. Students will receive them in their advisory classes. Additionally, we do have approximately 50 yearbooks for sale. They are $20 (cash or check to “Walton Middle School”) and can be purchased in the main office. All books will be delivered on June 5. 


ACPR Summer Recreation Camp 2023 

The Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring the Summer Recreation Camp at eight locations. This program is for children ages six to thirteen. The program consists of organized recreational activities, sports, games, contests, arts & crafts, and special events. This program is run in coordination with summer school. Click the link above for more information and to register. 


Registration Open for Albemarle Basketball Camp-June 13-14 and June 15-16

The Annual Albemarle Basketball Camp registration is open. Camp is open to rising 3rd-Rising 9th graders and will be held in two sessions (6/13-6/16) at Albemarle High School from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m each week day. You can learn more here: Albemarle Basketball Camp 2023


This Coming Week

Monday, May 29-Memorial Day-No School

Tuesday, May 30-GOLD DAY

-All Library Books Due!

Wednesday, May 31-BLUE DAY

Thursday, June 1-GOLD DAY

-Small Group Ambassadors Visit MVES in AM

Friday, June 2-BLUE DAY

-Small Group Ambassadors Visit SRES in AM

-8th Grade Dance from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Cafeteria


Coming Up

June 6-Small Group Ambassadors Visit RHES in AM

June 7-Student Laptop Turn-In

June 7-8th Grade Awards-3:30-4:05 p.m. in cafeteria

June 8-Small Group Ambassadors Visit SES in AM

June 8-8th Grade Walk-through Rising Up Celebration-6:00-7:00 p.m. 

June 9-Last Day of School-Field Day, Early Dismissal (1:05 p.m.) for Students

June 12-No School-Teacher Work Day