Weekly Family Message

The family messages is sent out weekly to update the community on important events, dates, and happenings at Walton Middle School. 

This Week's Message

WMS Family Message 1-27-23

We have had a great start to the second semester, but due to our delay this past Wednesday we had to delay our climate survey administration. The State Climate Survey will now be administered during an extended Advisory on February 3. 

 

State Climate Survey

This winter our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Education, is conducting the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions of students, classroom instructors, and staff. The purpose of this survey is to measure student support, student engagement, school discipline, and safety conditions in each school. This information will be used to guide educational practices that produce a safe and supportive school environment.      

I am writing to provide you with information on the student survey. The survey will be completed online on February 3. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents and guardians will not have access to their child’s survey answers. You may review the student survey at this website: https://tinyurl.com/VaSchoolSurvey. And you can click the link above for the full letter and information. 

Rising 9th Grade Course Registration Information

8th grade families are invited to sign up for course registration meetings with Ms. Crawford using this link. These meetings are vital for a good transition to high school  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4dafaf23a1fb6-wmshigh#/

AVID 9 applications are due February 10. Students who are interested should contact Ms. Meekins or Ms. Crawford and we will assist students with the application. Application link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes9orJ5CXiJghadDfPUfVLVWQ5IcuKtiygijxQWy-0o9ByaQ/viewform

Course Registration for 6th and 7th Graders

Recently counselors met with rising 7th and 8th grade students during PE classes to begin the process for course registration for the 2023-2024 school year. Please read the respective welcome letters which outline the entire process for course registration. 

Rising 7th Grade Course Registration Letter for 2023-2024

Rising 8th Grade Course Registration Letter for 2023-2024

 

All relevant information can also be found on our Registration website.

 

As we go through this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions:

7th Grade and 6th Grade A-L Counselor: Doug Bloor, dbloor@k12albemarle.org; 434-977-6533

6th Grade M-Z Counselor: Makenzie Crawford, mcrawford@k12albemarle.org; 434-977-6533

 

Walton Middle School Spirit Wear Store

You can order WMS spiritwear from Rivanna Gear and Apparel at the link above. While we don’t really make a profit from this effort we love to see students in gear showing their spirit and we will be holding our first spirit week in October.  

 

This Coming Week

  • Monday, January 30-GOLD DAY

  • Tuesday, January 31-BLUE DAY

  • Wednesday, February 1-GOLD DAY

  • Thursday, February 2-BLUE DAY

  • Friday, February 3-GOLD DAY

    • Climate Survey in Advisory Classes

 

Coming Up

February 20-DPLC and Teacher Workday-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

February 24-Dance 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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