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Principal's Message

Hello Colt Families!

 

I want to officially welcome everyone to the 2017-2018 school year!  I hope that everyone is enjoying your last few days of summer and have some great stories to share.  If you can believe it, we are busy preparing to return for the fall.  As we are heading into a new school year, like all new school years, it is a time of new beginnings.

 

I am privileged to have the opportunity to continue to serve as Principal at West Stanly Middle School.  It is an honor to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful students, supportive families, and amazing community.  As you know, the middle school years are such a critical time in the development of students.  I look forward to working with each of you to make this school year a success.  

 

Our teaching staff has been working hard in preparing their classrooms and lesson plans that promise to make for another exciting and productive year.  This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.  It is also our goal to provide our students with a number of quality Exploratory Classes that focus on inquiry based lessons that encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills.  Our Exploratory offerings include:  STEM, Band/Music, Art, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture, MakerSpace and Health/PE.


In addition, we at WSMS take pride in offering our students many opportunities to participate in activities outside of the classroom. Research has continued to show that students who choose to participate in extra-curricular activities display increased academic success.  We, as a school, encourage our students to get involved in the extra-curricular opportunities that we offer.  We have a wide variety of athletic teams and clubs (Art Club, Drama Club, Future Farmers of America, Hunter Safety/Marksmanship, 24 Math, Upstanders, YoGirls, Jazz Band, BETA Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Travel Club, Battle of the Books, Be The Change, CyberKids Robotics, Pokemon Club, Running Club, MakerSpace… just to name a few.)

With your support, we are looking forward to continued academic success this school year!



Jennifer I. Huneycutt