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Aloha Waimea Middle School 'Ohana - Start of School Message August 1, 2018

posted Mar 18, 2019, 2:58 PM by Steven Smith   [ updated Mar 18, 2019, 3:00 PM ]

My name is Janice English.  
I would like to introduce myself as the Principal of Waimea Middle School. I am excited to have your child as a student here and our teachers and staff have been preparing for an exciting, productive new school year.

The theme for the near school year is ​Refinement​.  Last year there were three curriculum pilot programs that will now become fully embedded into your child’s academic experience.  Science will be using Amplify, English Language Arts at 7th and 8th grade will be doing Project-Based, Place-Based Learning, and Math will have a Problem Solving focus. The culminating events (Ho’ike) throughout the year will be a celebration of knowledge and progress, where students will showcase their learning in a content area. The dates and times will be shared with you well in advance. Please try to attend our Ho’ike and other school events including ​Family Gear Up!​, the Title I Annual Meeting and Family Open House night, ​ and our now annual benefit ​LAP Fun Run.

Related to Refinement is another priority: ​ Attendance Daily On Time​.  This is critical to your child’s progress and we will be doing everything we can to support your family in ensuring regular attendance.  Of course, we do not want your child to attend if ill or injured, but please try to avoid other schedule conflicts or decisions that impact attendance.

I look forward to seeing you.  My door is always open and I welcome calls and emails when you have questions, suggestions, or concerns.  Our primary focus is that every child is safe, supported and successful.

Mahalo,

Janice English
Principal
808-887-6090 Ext. 225 - Email: ​Janice_English@wmpccs.org

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