I hope that everyone enjoyed break and the winter holidays with family and friends. Thursday January 5th is our return date from winter break. I am looking forward to seeing excited middle school students who are rested and prepared to work tomorrow morning.
It is always exciting to begin a new year, as well as, a fresh start with a new semester of learning and opportunities for everyone at WMS.
Thanks for your continued support of your students and our school.
Welcome Back Message - Fall 2016
Each school year is filled with new opportunities and beginnings for all learners at WMS to be successful and fulfilled in their education. We encourage students and parents to be involved at Washington Middle School, this is your school!
Please utilize the information, links, and other bits of information on our school’s website to stay informed about what is happening, student/parent opportunities, successes, and celebrations of our students, staff, and school community. Our website is updated often and is a wonderful communication tool for students and parents.
Last spring our Leadership Action Team created the following mission statement for the 2016-2017 academic year:
The mission of Washington Middle School is to maximize every student’s academic potential and develop 21st century citizens within a rigorous and innovative academic culture.
Likewise, our school’s vision statement for learning:
Washington Middle School, a cooperative learning community of staff, students, and parents will foster a collaborative learning environment in which best practices are implemented to ensure each child reaches his or her highest potential.
Everyone at WMS personally engages in lifelong learning opportunities focusing on self-improvement. Teachers and administrators at Washington will be learning ways to embed STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) during a three day Summer STEM Institute on August 10th - 12th. Our school improvement plan includes on-going professional development this school year for our staff on best instructional practices that encourages students to responsibly own their education in a positive,fun and memorable school environment.
Thank you for taking time to read our welcome message and sharing in the excitement that encapsulates the beginning of a new school year. Thank you for being your child’s greatest advocate and for partnering with us to collaboratively support and challenge your children during their Washington Middle School journey.