West Point Middle School

News Around Campus January Edition

From the Principal's Desk

Greetings Pointer Family,


I hope everyone had a wonderful time spending the holidays with their family and friends and getting rejuvenated for the start of school in 2019. There was an amazing start to our break as the middle choir and band, along with our high school students, conducted a concert before Winter Break for parents/guardians, staff and students. In the spirit of giving, our Pointer Family did an amazing job collecting toys for the community. If you have a new or gently used coat to help our community stay warm for the remainder of the winter, collections are taking place at West Point High School, Middle and Elementary School offices, during normal business hours until January 15th. As an additional reminder, please have your Pointer check the Lost and Found for any clothing items that have been misplaced.


The Second Nine Weeks will be over on January 25th. To ensure academic success, remind your Pointer to make sure they are studying and completing assignments. Continue to encourage school attendance on a daily basis. A healthy, regular attendance will also aide with Pointers developing healthy life habits.


I would like to thank everyone that continuously supports our Pointers each day to become successful students. I am looking forward to a prosperous 2019 as we work to reach our goals.


Sincerely,


Jeffrey A. Millner, Principal

Twitter@JAMillner

Students of the Month

Student Of The Month

Cafeteria Minute

Our award winning cafeteria staff provides a nutritonal breakfast and lunch each day for our Pointers. If students miss first breakfast, there is an opportuntiy for Second Chance Breakfast to ensure a student can maintain their academic focus in class.

Faculty Highlight: Mrs. Goins, 6th and 7th Grade History

1. What are some of your hobbies?

A. Playing disc golf, hiking, running, and baking.


2. How long have you been teaching?

A. May 2007.


3 . What drives you to teach students?

A. I want to make a difference in the lives of every student I teach.


4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

A. Beaufort, South Carolina.

Miss Lee's Counselor Corner

Happy New Year All! Students will begin core curriculum lessons during the second week of January. Students will receive instruction on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s during their gym period. The schedule is as follows:



  • January 8th and 10th: Mr. Mechling’s 6th and 7th graders
  • January 15th and 17th: Ms. Blake’s 6th and 7th graders
  • January 22nd and 24th: Mr. Mechling’s 7th and 8th graders
  • January 29th and 31st: Ms. Blake’s 7th and 8th graders


You can click here to view newsletters and learn more about what Pointers have been learning thus far! During the month of January, we will be focused on social media safety. Some points of interest will be truths about information posted on social media, the dangers of posting very personal information, as well as appropriate and inappropriate posting. Below are a few conversation starters about this topic. Please feel free to ask your child questions about what they are learning and what they already know about social media.


Conversation Starters:

  1. What do you feel is the purpose of social media?
  2. Tell me about the social media outlets that your friends use.
  3. What kind of information is typically shared on your/ your friends’ social media pages?
  4. How much time do you typically spend on social media?
  5. Tell me about some of the content you see on social media.
  6. Are there things that you have shared that you would not want an adult to see?

Yearbooks are on sale now through January 15th!

Our WPMS yearbooks are now on sale for $30. This yearbook will contain memories from the 2018-2019 school year for your child. If you are the parent of an 8th grader, you can honor your student with a special recognition ad. We will be selling 1/4, 1/2, and full page ads this year. Please click here to visit our online store and make a purchase! Additional order forms will be sent home before the holiday break. For additional information, please contact Miss Lee or visit the School Counseling webpage.

Important Dates:

1/8 PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm and Music Boosters Meeting, 7:00 pm

1/9 Foreign Language Benchmarks ( 8th-12th graders)

1/10 Fine Arts Benchmarks (8th-12th graders); Quest Student Meeting (8th period)

1/11 CTE Benchmarks (8th-12th graders)

1/17 National Junior Honor Society Meeting (8th period)

1/21 School Holiday

1/22 PTO McDonald's Spirit Night

1/24 Quest Student Meeting (8th period)

1/25 End of Second Grading Period/First Semester

1/28 Teacher Workday

2/1 Report Cards go home