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Wissahickon Middle School

500 Houston Road, Ambler, PA  19002
Phone: 215-619-8110  Fax: 215-619-8111

Dr. Kevin McAneny, Principal
Kris DiGregorio, Assistant Principal
Toby Albanese, Assistant Principal

 

News & Announcements 

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As we approach spring and hopefully have seen the last of winter, I wanted to inform you about the last day of school for the 2014-2015 school year. Please click the headline for the memorandum from Superintendent, Dr. James Crisfield.
During the next two weeks (4/14, 4/16, 4/21, 4/23) Homework Club will be canceled as homework will be limited due to PSSA testing.
Click on the title to read a letter from the Superintendent.
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is pleased to present an evening of resources for families, educators, and students on May 7, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the new MCIU building. As many as 50 vendors will be on hand to discuss supports to Secondary Transition age students across disabilities and students with Autism age 3-21. Click the tab for more information.
Click on the title for information about math placement for incoming 6th graders.
Click the title for an important letter about 6th grade orientation.
Beginning March 4th, Kindergarten registration packets can be pick up from the attending elementary school during school hours. Kindergarten registration appointments will be held at the Administration Building, by appointment only, from April 7th – April 27th. AFTER April 27th, Kindergarten registration packets will be distributed by the Registrar's Office.
To parents/guardians of 8th grade students....Save the date! The 8th grade end of the year celebration for our students will be June 5th, 2015. Please note this is a change of date on the district calendar where the event (WMS 8th GR Dance) is scheduled for May 29th. The winning theme for this year, Beach Party, was voted on by our 8th grade students. Watch for details for this memorable evening!
The comprehensive plan is a proactive tool used to inform and guide zoning and policy decisions consistent with community-wide values and goals. Obtaining feedback from the community is vital to the planning process. These surveys will help inform the development of the Whitpain Township Comprehensive Plan Update. The surveys will be available until June 30, 2015. Click the headline for the two different surveys.
Students will be participating in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) in the areas of Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science during the month of April. For additional information regarding the upcoming PSSA administration, which was included in a recent mailing to parents and guardians. Click the tab for more information.
Beginning February 17 – Important Notice Parents and Visitors to the Wissahickon Middle School The District has installed a security system in all buildings – the Raptor Electronic Management System – to ensure the continued safety of all the students and staff. The system will be in use beginning February 17th. All visitors to the Wissahickon Middle School should be prepared to present identification to be scanned. This can be a driver's license or other valid photo identification. The system will allow the Wissahickon Middle School to produce visitor badges, monitor visitors' time in school and electronically check all visitors against registered sexual offender databases. Any visitor who will be in the school with the student body will need to present identification to gain access to the building. We will be able to monitor the access to the Wissahickon Middle School and provide enhanced protection for students and staff.
Click the tab for the 2015-2016 School Calendar, which was approved at the January 12th School Board Meeting.
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit proudly presents the Parent Engagement Speaker Series, an array of parent engagement workshops designed to provide families with information, answers, and resources to maximize the student educational experience. Click the tab more details.
The District recently issued a new policy (No. 810.1) under Pennsylvania law which authorizes the possible presence of video and audio recording equipment and the conducting of audio and/or video recording on District school vehicles.

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