Archive for September, 2012

Tiger Table Talks

Tiger Chats with Principal Wyatt

Any student interested in participating in a student roundtable with Ms. Wyatt please pick up a permission form in the main office.

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Principals note to our student athletes and their families:

Our sport programs of field hockey, football and girls basket have had a great start with the focus remaining on student-athletics. All students are reminded that the student academic responsibility is always primary.

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Saturday School Dates

WALKER-GRANT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Saturday School Dates

 2012-2013

Saturday School runs from 8:00 until 11:00am. Please call 540-372-1145 to register your child for an upcoming date.

Saturday

October   13
October   27
November   3
November   17
December   1
December   15
January   5
February   2
March 2
March   16
April   20
May 4
May 18
June 1

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2012-2013 New Interim Dates

Interims and   Report Cards

 

  Interim Dates Last Day of Grading Period Report Card Distribution 
October 5 1st 9 Weeks –   November 5 November 16
December 14 2nd 9 Weeks –   January 25 February 8
March 15 3rd 9 Weeks – April   11 April 19
May 24 4th 9 Weeks – June   14 Mailed after   the closing of school

 

 

 

2.5-Week Printouts

 

6th   Grade

September   21

October   19

November   30

January   11

7th   Grade

September   21

October   19

8th   Grade

September   21

 

 

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New to Walker-Grant in 2012-2013

In order to meet our goals we continue to implement new initiatives that are aimed at increasing student achievement and increasing positive behaviors. These initiatives are the early intervention student support program (SSP), Morning Math Mania and Cortez Mathematics.

We have kicked off our new Early Intervention Student Support Program (SSP) to assist middle school learners with challenges they meet in grades 6-8 and provide interventions and strategies to promote our goals of preparing our students to be their best. The early intervention or SSP as we refer to it, allows us to monitor and provide early intervention measures so that students do not fall behind in their academics due to outside stimuli. The program is geared to not only provide corrective instruction measures, but to catch learners who are not focused and need additional support and skills to be successful. An afterschool intervention time had been designated for these students to attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly. Students will also be required to attend due to minor discipline infractions or repeated missed assignments so that it does not interfere with classroom instruction time. For more serious infractions we will continue with our normal discipline policies.

Another new program is a pilot of an accelerated Math curriculum for targeted students. This program was designed to allow each student to progress at his or her optimal rate and experience success with Math concepts. Cortez Math gives students the opportunity to remediate on an individual basis any math concepts in which they are weak before beginning a prescriptive math program that promotes acceleration.

The morning math mania initiative is a specialized program to support students with basic math skills needed for success in the core content mathematics classrooms.

We believe the most important key to Walker-Grant Middle School’s success in raising student achievement is personalization. The staff also believes a middle school must have support services for students to experience success. Our commitment to these new initiatives is what we believe is best for our children.

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Transportation Request

TRANSPORTATION REQUEST

A quick reminder for our parents with students that ride the bus; the safety of students who ride a bus is very important to us. To make sure you approve when your student wants to take a different bus after school or wants to get off at a stop other than the normal one, we need a signed note from the parent or guardian brought to the main office in the morning or you may complete our online transportation request form by 1 p.m. daily. This note gives your permission to change transportation. Students who do not provide this written permission or on-line form from their parent/guardian will not be permitted to ride a different bus or get off at a different stop. This rule is effective immediately and applies to students.

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