2010-07-29 / News

W-WMS makes AYP for sixth straight year; Open House to be held Aug. 5 from 2-4 p.m.


Bus route information is available online at www.wilkes.k12.ga.us. Bus route information is available online at www.wilkes.k12.ga.us. W-WMS principal

WE did it AGAIN! Washington Wilkes Middle School has made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) for SIX consecutive years! We are expected to earn the 2010 Title I Distinguished School title again.

Now, we are back at work expecting another successful school year as we work diligently to prepare our students to become successful and productive members of society. Our expectations will be reflected through this year’s theme, “Teach It. Promote It. Instill It.” We need our parents and community to encourage all of our students to get an education and be successful students. Let us begin the year by supporting the academic, social, parent involvement meetings, and athletic events that will be occurring at our school throughout the year. Visit our website for updated information, wwms.wilkes.k12. ga.us.

Washington-Wilkes Middle School (W-WMS) will hold its annual Open House Visitation on Thursday, August 5, from 2-4 p.m. Parents and students are invited to visit the school to pick up student schedules and meet teachers.

The faculty and staff are excited to welcome all new and returning students and their parents! Our students will find that learning is job #1 at W-WMS. Our teachers work extremely hard to create exciting and valuable learning experiences for our students. In an effort to engage our students in these experiences, we would like students to come to school prepared to learn. Please keep the following guidelines in mind as you help our students prepare:

Students are expected to be neat, clean, and dressed in a manner that is conducive to learning.

Students should wear a belt and tuck their shirts inside their pants. The waistband of pants should fall no lower than two inches below the waist. Seats of pants drooping at or below the knees are not allowed at W-WMS.

Skirts, shorts, dresses, etc. must reach fingertips when the wearer is standing up straight with hands extended by the side.

Shirts, blouses, etc., that expose the stomach, chest, etc. are too short and should not be worn at school. Sleeveless shirts must have at least a two-inch strap at the top and no undergarments should be visible with the arms extended.

Clothes with cuts, slits, and holes (above the fingertips) or see through clothing are not allowed and should not be worn. Jeans with holes are allowed, but the hole must be below the student’s finger tips.

Haircuts, clothes, or other apparel advertising drugs or alcohol, or that bear vulgar language will not be allowed.

The entire dress code is outlined in the handbook that students receive the first day of school. Parents and students are required to read the student handbook code in its entirety. Please note that new behavioral expectations have been established for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. It is very important that you review this information with your students.

In the way of school supplies, the supply list may vary by grade level, but listed is a generic list that applies to all grade levels: (two-inch) three-ring notebooks, wide rule notebook paper, folders with pockets, number 2 pencils (sixth graders require wood pencils only), blue/ black pens, five packs of dividers, highlighters, composition books, and a neck strap designed to hold the ID card. Detailed school supply lists are available at the W-WMS lobby, local stores, as well as Wal-Marts in the surrounding area.

Student drop-off and pick-up for middle school will be slightly modified for this school year. Parents are asked to enter the second driveway (north drive) and turn right immediately upon entering. Follow the two-lane drive around to the middle school drop-off/pick-up location (first building on right). Parking is available in the front lot if you need to come into the school. Please do not use the first driveway (south drive). It is reserved for buses, vendors making deliveries, and staff.

Again, we are looking forward to an excellent school year and your continued support of our students and school system. Visit Wilkes County Schools on the web by going to www.wilkes.k12.ga.us.

School begins Friday, August 6.

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