Information for the: 2014 - 2015 school year.
Principal - Mary Castleberry
Grades - 6 - 8
2014-15 School Schedule - 7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Wendell Middle runs on the Traditional calendar. Currently, the following Traditional calendars are available for download:
Before School: Check with school about third party providers
After School: Check with school about third party providers
Phone - (919) 365-1667
Fax - (919) 365-1686
Website - http://wendellms.wcpss.net/
Address - 3409 North 97 Highway, Wendell, NC 27591
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School Description: Traditional Calendar
Wendell Middle School is located outside the northeastern Wake County town of Wendell on Highway 97. We take pride in 21st Century Teaching and Learning. Our staff is constantly learning about strategies in teaching with a global view. We use state-of-the-art instructional technology tools directly with students, along with real-world business tools like Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint and Excel. We plan and teach with rigor at WMS, using weekly Professional Learning Teams who gather to analyze data, align goals, share successes and create lesson plans for student success through critical thinking.
Our school has a safe and inviting climate, using HOWL procedures and the Positive Behavior Intervention Support to teach students school-wide and classroom expectations. Our goal is to keep our students in school and learning by making sure that they understand our policies and procedures. Our emphasis on safety and respect for all is evident throughout the school. We believe that our students' job is to learn. We help students hold high expectations for themselves and their peers, expecting them to come to school dressed for success and prepared with their materials. Students who have no unexcused tardies or absences are invited to quarterly "Attendances" with live DJs. Our student council also partners with the PTA to sponsor two annual after-school dances.
Wendell Middle has a beautiful performance facility. Our auditorium seats over 350 visitors, has a light and sound system to envy and talented staff in our performing arts department. Renee Todd is an award-winning band instructor who has an amazing talent for nurturing virtuosos. Our band program serves students during electives. The program has produced many all-county band winners in our five years. Just this year, nine of our students won the honor of All-County Band, with three others awarded as alternates. Michael Corbitt is our new drama teacher and is developing a quality drama department.
Our media center is a hub of learning activity at WMS. Our collection is fresh and current with over 19,000 print resources. Students are involved in the selection process and take ownership of their learning environment. We have an experienced Library Media Specialist to guide students and staff, a large collection of online resources for student research, consistent research methods for academic success, community connection through guest speakers, supports digital citizenship in every lesson and keep information flowing to the public through a media center blog page, parent e-mail newsletter, and school website. The media specialist plans and teaches collaboratively in all curricular areas, increasing student support and integrating the latest instructional technologies.
Our staff works as a team to support our students and families. Our Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) supports our school by helping to celebrate our students' successes through Character Education Breakfasts which recognize students who display the eight WCPSS character traits and our Leader of the Pack which recognizes our students who have demonstrated good conduct and grades at the end of each grading quarter. The PTA also assists with the Book Fair, an annual school-wide celebration of reading literacy and the main source of funding for new reading materials in our media center.
Our students participate in community outreach programs such as recycling programs, food drives, shoe collections, Support our Troops and other volunteer programs. Our community is supportive of our school and provides grants, guest speakers, volunteers, and mentors for our students. Some grants awarded this year:
* Bright Ideas Grant to support our Attendance program
* Spelling Bee Grant to support Web 2.0 Tool BrainPop!
Classrooms are equipped with:
o digital projectors
o DVD/VCR players and receivers
o Smartboard interactive whiteboards
o desktop computers and labs
o laptop labs
Science classrooms have all the above technology and :
* document cameras,
* microscopes, and
* state of the art science equipment and materials.
Other technologies in use at WMS:
* Blackboard online classrooms
* Website regularly updated
* Parent e-mail newsletter
* Student video announcements
* six laptop carts
* Four computer labs
* 13 document cameras
* 7 digital video cameras
* 9 digital still cameras
* Mac computer for video editing
* 4 Flip cameras
* 10 IPADS
* Six sets of remote responders
* 20 Mobi wireless interactive tablets
* 16 SMART slate wireless interactive tablets
* Web 2.0 technologies like Zunal webquests, SAS in Schools, Animoto video creator, Wallwisher, Today's Meet and Edmodo communication tools, and many more!
* Video booktalks
Traditional curriculum schools offer students high quality instruction, opportunities for advanced studies, creative exploration and extra-curricular activities in a nurturing educational setting. Some of the highest-performing schools in Wake County are traditional curriculum schools.
Bus route information for this school is currently unavailable.
State report cards are produced by the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI).2011 - 2012
Federal AYP Results (Replaced by AMO)
Four National Board teachers with two more awaiting notification
18 advanced degrees
strong special programs and performing arts departments
math and literacy coaches
Foreign Language (Spanish)
Visual and performing arts
Academy of Reading LEP support
Academy of Reading
Battle of the Books
Boys' and Girls' Soccer
Boys' and Girls' Basketball
Track and Field