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  • Parent Survey: What are you interested in knowing?

    Posted by Wood Middle School on 9/12/2018

    Middle school is a time when students are going through a lot academically, socially, and emotionally, which means parents are on this journey with them.  So, this year we're wanting to do some workshops to help parents navigate this middle school journey, but first we need to know what topics you want to learn about.

    Please give your input by taking the survey here!

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  • "Bettering the learning of ourselves and others"

    Posted by Joey King on 8/5/2018

    Wood Middle School

    "Bettering the learning of ourselves and others"

     

    August 10, 2018

     

    Dear Wood Community,

     

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year.

     

    We welcome families, new and returning to our Wood Community. We are proud of the successes from last school year and we look to continue to build upon these as we begin our year together. We are proud of our students as leaders and learners. They demonstrated that they are value academics and held the growth mindset of learners. Our students embodied the belief that we are a community of learners that must find ways to show our respect and care for each other. We will continue to focus on “Bettering the Learning of Ourselves and Others”. We will look for ways to grow as learners, community members and individuals.

     

    Each new school year, we have the opportunity to welcome several new staff members. We look for ways to fill positions that add experience, both worldly and personally that connect to our school vision. Our new staff members have a passion for teaching and a strong commitment to our school and our students. Please find the introductions included with this letter.

     

    We will be adding a weekly Advisory Class for all students this year. This time is dedicated to building school community, fostering academic skills through organization, goal setting and advocacy. Themes for these lessons will focus on organization, compassion, respect, perseverance, and goal setting. Look for additional information about advisory lessons in our weekly parent message. We encourage you to discuss this learning and themes with your middle school student.

     

    We are excited to offer several new courses this year. We have expanded our Dual Language courses and will be offering Spanish Social Studies and Spanish Language Arts for sixth grade students who have mastered Spanish at grade level. We have brought back Percussion for seventh and eighth grade students. Finally we are pleased to offer a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) related arts course. This new opportunity will be a fun and engaging way for student to approach science, technology and engineering through the use of inquiry, and design. Unfortunately there were some other courses, like guitar, that due to several factors, including space, staffing and materials we are unable to offer this year. We will continue to look for ways to expand course offerings to match student interests.

     

    We will release student schedules through Family Link by the end of the day on August 23. We have worked hard to create student schedules based on the forecasting process. Creating a master schedule and student schedules is an intricate process. We will not be making schedule changes unless there is an error in the schedules.

     

    Bus Schedules, lunch menus, etc can be found on the district website.

     

    We will be sending a large packet of information home on the first day of school. Included in those materials you will find information about PTSA activities and fundraisers that you won’t want to miss.Follow our dedicated PTSA on facebook: WoodMiddleSchoolPTSA This is a great way to stay connected and up to date.

     

    We look forward to working with your students this year.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Kelly Schmidt,

    Principal




    Mark your calendar:

    August 23 6:30-8:00 Sixth Grade Sneak Peek.

    This is the 6th grade open house. Sixth grade students and their parents are invited to come and get their schedules, meet teachers, get a locker, drop off school supplies and become more oriented to Wood Middle School.

     

    August 27 9:15-3:45 First day of School for Sixth Grade ONLY.

    Six grade students will be greeted and guided throughout the day by our amazing Wood Ambassadors. Students will spend the morning in small groups doing community building activities, touring the school and becoming more familiar the sixth grade experience. In the afternoon students will attend all of their classes.

     

    August 28 9:15-3:45 All students attend.

     

    September 6: Back to School Curriculum Night for Seventh and Eighth Grade students. 6:30-8:00 PM

     

    September 11: PTSA Meeting 9:15 AM Staff room

     

    September 14: Sixth grade Girls Night Out

     

    September 21: Sixth grade Boys Night Out

     

     

     

     

    Click Here to read the introductions of new staff members. And Here for the second page of introductions.  

     

     

    Registration Forms are available online under Resources.  We are back in the office from 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM.  

     

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