Note from the Principal
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Math teachers have been purposeful about providing students with problem solving strategies. One of the strategies they are using is CUES which is explained below.
C: Circle the question. What are you being asked to solve?
U: Underline the important information including numbers and words.
E: Explore what strategies are needed to solve the problem.
S: Solve and check. Does my answer make sense? Did I answer the question including units?
This is a strategy you could also use at home with your child if they are struggling with word problems in math. Asking students to circle the question and underline important information is helpful for it ensures they have read and often reread the problem. Students need to first think about what they need to find, and what information they have to use before they can begin to explore how the information fits together.
Math Tutoring by WHS Mu Alpha Theta
Staff at WMS promote positive behavior in the following ways:
- Buzz Tickets: Students receive tickets when they go above and beyond what is expected of them in the areas of responsibility, respect, safety, and engagement. Each buzz ticket serves as an entry into a monthly drawing for two $25 Amazon gift cards.
- Student of the Month: Every month, teachers nominate a few students who display stellar behavior, hard work, great improvement, kindness, etc. There is a reception for students and their families before school.
- The following students have been nominated for Student of the Month so far this year:
6th Grade: Jackson H., Jack G., Maddie B., Adella E., Frinz F., Isabel R., Jenna K., Griffin G., Natalie L., Kyra W., Brayden C., and Thomas C.
7th Grade: Triton T., Aubrey N., Noah D., Michelle R., Carson W., Ally B., Micaela S., Matthew M., Ashlee W., Eduardo S., Seth P., Lochlan R., Ashley S., Ben G., Ava B., and Chris F.
8th Grade: Josh D., Breyer F., Nick B., Julia K., Janica S., Allyssa T., Anthony S., Alex P., Ashton P., Juliana L., Zack W., Will G., Olivia W., Natalia M., and Ashley S.
- CHAMPS: Teachers use this classroom management tool to be explicit and proactive about positive behavior, rather than always reacting to negative behavior. Below is an example of CHAMPS in the classroom.
Williamston Middle School Giving Project 2018
Help us collect items for our annual support of the Williamston Food Bank Holiday Outreach Program. This year, we will be collecting items in two categories: food/toiletries AND kid friendly snacks. Food items must be nonperishable. All items will be delivered to the Williamston Food Bank to be distributed to local families with children. Items can be delivered to the middle school between November 27th and December 6th. Thank you for your support!