22.5 Benchmark Test

The first week of February will begin with Benchmark Testing.

Students will take the following test each day:

Monday, February 2nd: Language Arts
Tuesday, February 3rd: Math
Wednesday, February 4th: Science
Thursday, February 5th: History
Friday, February 6th: Make-ups for missed test

New Related Arts classes will also begin on Wednesday, February 4th.

Boys Soccer Practice

Practice Begins: Thursday 15th January

Time of Practice: 3:30 – 4:45pm

Meeting Place: Boys Locker Room

Coach Bradley and Coach Mark are looking forward to meeting you all. We are both excited about the season and looking forward to working with you. Please know that this is not a try out and all players are welcome to come along and be a part of the soccer team.

Report Cards Go Home Today

Expect report cards on Wednesday, January 7th.

The grading system at Walter J. Baird is as follows:

A 100-93
B 92-85
C 84-75
D 74-70
F Below 70
I Incomplete


Principal’s List All “A’s”
Honor Roll: No grade lower than a “B”
WJB Pride: No grade lower than a “C”
All students on honor roll and principal’s list will be published in the Lebanon newspapers.


Walter J. Baird has an Academic Honors Banquet in the spring for those students who have successfully maintained a 93 or above average in core subjects and have no grade on the report card below 90 in each related arts classes. Those candidates must have been Walter J. Baird students two of the last nine weeks.

Winter Break

School will be in session on Friday, December 19th from 7:55 – 9:55.

Winter Break will begin at 9:55 and continue on until January 4th.

Students will return to school on Monday, January 5th.

Festive Fine Forgiveness Time

In the spirit of the holidays, the library is offering a “Festive Fine Forgiveness Time” on Thursday December 18 from 7:30-9:00.

Any student that owes a library fine can receive “festive fine forgiveness” by doing the following:

On the morning of December 18 anytime from 7:30-9:00,
Bring the fine slip to the library—you MUST bring the slip with you. You must hand the slip to Mrs. Gibson personally. (A friend or teacher can not do this for you–the slip must be presented by you personally.) Mrs. Gibson will sign the slip and you must also sign the slip. Mrs. Gibson will keep the slip as a record of your “forgiveness.” That’s all that is required to receive this one time holiday offer!

Anyone that has a book that is overdue may receive the same offer with one exception. You must bring the overdue book to Mrs. Gibson as well as the overdue slip. Once Mrs. Gibson and you, the student, have signed the slip, you will receive the “festive fine forgiveness.”


Any book that has been lost must be paid for—this charge cannot be forgiven.
No fines will be forgiven on late books that are not returned.

This is a one time, one-day holiday offer—not to be repeated later in the school year.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of this BDP holiday opportunity.

Remember one time, one day—

anytime from 7:30-9:00!!!

Band Christmas Concert Tonight

This year’s concert will be held in the Auditorium of Walter J. Baird Middle School at 7pm.

6th grade performances will be followed by the 7th and 8th grade performing together.

* Don’t forget: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performances will be held on Friday and Saturday night at 6:30pm.

This Week at WJB

Monday:  Homecoming Game 4:15pm

Tuesday:  Wrestling home matches 4:30pm

Thursday:  Band Christmas Concert  7pm

Thursday:  Basketball at Algood Middle in Cookeville 4:30pm

Thursday:  Wrestling home matches 4:30pm

Friday:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performance

Saturday:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performance

Homecoming Spirit Days

Students can show school spirit and earn points for their grade level by dressing up each day:

Thursday, December 4th:  Future Career Day

Friday, December 5th:  Senior Citizen Day

Monday, December 8th:  Blue and White Day


Homecoming Activities will be on Monday, December 8th between the girls and boys basketball games.  JV games begin at 4:15 followed by varsity girls at 6pm.

*  CORRECTION:  Homecoming Activities will take place during half time of the boys game.  Approximately 7:30.

December Events:

Basketball Homecoming
December 8th

Band Christmas Concert
December 11th

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
School Play
December 12th & 13th

Abbreviated School Day
December 19th