What a fantastic opening we have had so far to the 2014-15 school year!! Students have been demonstrating PAWS in their daily actions - Mr. C and I could not be more impressed with the young ladies and gentlemen in our building!
Today your students should have brought home a notice about Curriculum Night, scheduled for Tuesday, August 26th at 6:45 pm. The form that they brought home is also located on our site under "Building Forms"; "Curriculum Night Information."
Please remember that this a parent/guardian only event, no students please. We hope to see you all there!
Welcome WOLVES!! We are very excited to get another year started! It has been fantastic meeting all of our new families and also seeing all of our returning members too!
This school year, 6th grade students will be taking a new course called Literacy Skills for Career Exploration. The class will focus on writing, research, and speaking skills needed for college and career readiness. It also provides a foundation for considering paths of study as students approach high school.
Our 7th grade students will also experience a new class called Engineering and Design. This activity-oriented, cutting edge program show students how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems.
To best prepare for a successful year at Walnut Springs, it is important that all students understand the expectations of them as they enter or continue on in middle school. We will be running on an adjusted schedule our first two days of school to explain and practice our P. A. W. S. expectations in all areas of our building - from the cafeteria...to hallways/lockers..to the media center...and even the rest rooms and everywhere in between! P. A. W. S. stands for Positive, Accountable, Willing, and Safe. Each nine weeks we celebrate our students that show PAWS in their every day academics, attendance, and attitude. Our 7th and 8th graders, having been introduced to PAWS previously, will also be engaged in leadership/cooperation activities, career and interest surveys, as well as goal setting sessions.
Please continue to monitor your students through PowerSchool online once the school year begins. Also visit our website frequently, as items will be updated regularly with regard to announcements and other pertinent information. Please feel free to contact your student’s teachers, guidance counselor, our new assistant principal, Mr. Ernest Clinkscale, or myself with any questions or concerns.
We look forward to working with you to help all of our students have a successful 14-15 school year!
Take care and GO WOLVES!