Principal's Corner



Middle School

March 26, 2019


Updates:


Handbook Update:  We have started to update our handbook for next year.  Here are the main adjustments:

  • Student Behavior: We have outlined minor misconduct behaviors and will utilize the calendars in the back of the student handbook to document these behaviors. We will be using the calendar, in all areas of the the building, to provide consistency with expectations and consequences.

  • Dress Code: We have updated the dress code policy so that it is more aligned with the high school dress code policy.

  • Possession/Use of Illegal Items: We have updated the code of conduct to include nicotine items and vapor pens.

DLT Update:  We met with our DLT last week to look at our progress towards our building goals for the year.  We have decided, at this point, not to add any new strategies next year since we have four that we are currently working on.  We want to continue to focus on our co-teaching, interventions, Power of ICU, and Measures of Annual Progress(MAP).

Committee Meetings:  Two weeks ago, our discipline, PBIS, MMGW, and DLT teams met throughout the day.  We looked at our discipline data, what level of implementation we are with PBIS, finalized our Making Middle Grades Work Site Review Process report, and prepared for our DLT meeting.  The groups were energetic, focused, and collaborative. These committees help to not only evaluate where we are and to plan, but also to get great feedback.

Other INFO:

  • WMS had its musical last weekend, Mary Poppins, Jr., and it was fantastic!  The students performed well and really entertained the audience. Thank you to Mary Dildine for providing this excellent, educational opportunity for our students.    

  • Last week, we had our last look at the nearly finished Neil Armstrong sculpture for downtown.  Mike Tizzano will be taking it to get bronzed next week. Tizzano presented in a large group setting to all the grades about not only his progress with the statue, but also the bronzing process.  He also met with small groups of 30 students for a closer look and an opportunity to ask questions.

  • Last Friday, Mary Dildine treated 5th grade family members to a performance by her music exploration class.  There were around sixty family members present.

  • Last Friday, our student council organized its second activity night. The students enjoyed music, dodgeball, and refreshments during the evening.

  • During the month of March, our student council hosted a charity drive, in which they collected supplies for the Humane Society, God’s Storehouse, and the VFW. We had so many items donated that we had to add additional tables to house the items throughout the charity drive.


Upcoming Events:

March 27, 2019 - Special Ed Department Meeting

March 28, 2019 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Stoneco (Amstutz and Shafer)

March 29, 2019 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Stoneco (Daum and Adams)

April 1, 2019 - 6th Grade Field  Trip to Stoneco (Steinke and Jamison)

April 3, 2019 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Stoneco (Jarvis and Rossman)

April 4, 2019 - 6th Grade Field  Trip to Stoneco (Truesdale and Wayman)

April 5, 2019 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Stoneco (Roediger and Turner)

April 8, 2019 - PTO, 5:00 PM

April 9, 2019 - ELA AIR

April 10, 2019 - ELA AIR

April 15, 2019 - MAP

April 16, 2019 - MAP

April 17, 2019 - MAP

April 19 - 22, 2019 - No school/Easter Break

April 24, 2019 - Science AIR (grade 5)

April 25, 2019 -Science AIR (grade 5)

April 30, 2019 - Math AIR

May 1, 2019 - Math AIR

The Year In Review

Will Snyder
William Snyder, Principal
snydwi@wapak.org
@WMSRedskins 
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