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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

 

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The Middle School students have ½ days of school for the remainder of this week – March 25-27. The students have no school for next week, March 30 – April 3. The spring break ends on Monday morning, April 6 – students do have school on that Monday. The WEOF calendar indicates that Monday, April 6 is not a school day for students. That is incorrect. There is school on Monday, April 6.
Click on the title for information about math placement for incoming 6th graders.
Click the title for an important letter about 6th grade orientation.
Click on the title to get your spring conference links.
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.
On Friday, March 20th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the middle school, the Student Council at Wissahickon Middle School will be holding its first ever Mini-THON for the Four Diamonds Fund! The Four Diamonds Fund is an organization that works tirelessly to raise awareness and money in order to conquer childhood cancer. WMS Mini-THON has been fundraising throughout the school year to reach its goal of $6,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund. Donations can be made on the following website: fourdiamonds.donordrive.com, search "Wissahickon Middle School" under "Events" and donate to this event! At Wissahickon Middle School's Mini-THON event on March 20th, students will be able to "stand up to cancer" by staying on their feet and participating in a multitude of events, such as face painting, dancing, basketball, and Zumba! Students who would like to participate must get and turn in a permission slip to Mrs. Leister (Room 238) by Friday, March 13th. Parents and guardians are welcome to come and support our participants and our cause! See you all on March 20th!
Do you think your Librarian does a great job of educating you and should be rewarded for all of their hard work? Then nominate them for this year's 2015 Librarian of the Year Award. Click the headline for more details.
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 WHS Art Department is proud to celebrate Youth Art Month. Photos of 6 hardworking, very creative students will be shared on the daily announcements and the blog, https://whsyouthartmonth.wordpress.com/. Please join us as we celebrate a very important aspect of the Wissahickon culture. Click into this news headline for more info about YAM.
All afterschool activities are cancelled today, March 3rd, due to pending weather.
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.

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