Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are incredibly excited to begin our school year here at Warren County Middle School! I am eagerly anticipating a successful and rewarding year, and I look forward to working with the dedicated staff, parents and community to provide an exceptional experience for all WCMS students. During the 2019-2020 school year, WCMS will continue to build upon and refine the proven foundation of high-quality work, honored traditions, and continued excellence in education!

As principal of Warren County Middle School, I firmly believe that the best education for all of our students will take place when the parents, students, and teachers work together as a team. A strong relationship with parents will make a difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she will:(1) Attend school daily and arrive on time, ready for the day’s learning experience, (2) Complete all homework assignments given by teachers, (3) Read daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills, (4) Share school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life, (5) Inform you that he/she needs additional support in any subject area, and (6) Know that you expect him/her to succeed in school and attend college.

Our Instructional Focus this school year is on literacy in both math skills and reading/writing skills. Our goal is to ensure every student is able to functionally deal with these two primary subject areas by the time they leave grade 8. Most students will reach these goals through a mix of traditional learning programs and the latest research-based pedagogy in education. Students who struggle with learning for a variety of reasons will also learn in an inclusive setting, but with additional supports to ensure their continued progress towards the instructional focus goal.

Family involvement is an important piece of your child’s education. I want to encourage all parents and guardians to continue supporting the efforts of their children as they strive to be a beacon of academic success. It is often difficult because of our work schedules to be fully involved in every aspect of our children’s lives, but I encourage everyone to spend a few minutes each day to discuss with your child the importance of education and to find out what they are working on in their classrooms. I also invite all parents and guardians to engage with your child’s teachers, as it is proven that good parent-teacher communication helps children to progress in school.

We look forward to a very positive and productive year together! We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want…we need….and we value your partnership in supporting your child’s education!

Once again, WELCOME BACK! Let’s make this a great year at WCMS together!

Ms. Tracy Neal

Principal, Warren County Middle School