Wm. Adams Middle School
Faculty and Staff Newsletter • May 2, 2016
Morning Duty This Week, 7:30-7:42
Open - Station 1: Outside main entrance
Harriett Diaz - Station 2: Corridor to the gym
Kristi Esquivel - Station 3: West entrance
Gennie Lopez - Station 4: 100 wing between 112 and 114 (monitor from 112 to 116)
Yolanda Cruz - Station 5: 200 wing between 207 and 209 (monitor from 207 to 216)
Seferino Mendietta - Station 6: Outside Library by tables
Luis Mireles - Station 7: 300 wing between 303 and 306 (monitor from 303 to 301)
Patricia Mejia - Station 8: 300 wing between 312 and 314 (monitor from 312 to 316)
Aurelia O'Neil - Station 9: 400 wing between 404 and 406 (monitor from 406 to 401)
Ludy Resendez - Station 10: 400 wing between 409 and 414 (monitor from 407 to 416)
Pam Rodriguez - Station 11: Outside 400 wing by east entry
Jesus Saenz - Station 12: Bus Stop
*If you know in advance that you will be absent, please alert administration in order to have someone monitor your station in your absence.
After School Duty 3:37 - 4:00
Teachers in 100 and 300 wings -OUTSIDE;
Teachers in 200 and 400 wings INSIDE.
Please fan out so that you can keep a watchful eye on your surroundings. As we discussed previously, when you are visible in the hallways and outside, students will not typically engage in inappropriate behavior. With careful scanning and watching of body language, we can prevent most of these events from happening.
Olweus Anti-Bullying March
When you call Bonnie or Karen, please provide the with your room number and the number indicated on the tag on your thermostat.
Please do not place plastic baggies or heat lamps on your thermostat. It will not trigger the units to run and it will damage the thermostat such that it will not work properly.
Please look at your rosters at the end of each day and make calls to those parents of students who were absent. Imagine if a student or his/her parent received 7 phone calls in one day because the student was missed by the teacher!
I will gladly allow you to use the phone in my office. There is also a phone in the front office conference room, the small office behind Bonnie's desk where the copier is located, in the lounge behind the back office, and in the back office. If you wish to make a call during your conference, we will do our best to make a telephone available to you.
What Do I Know?
I know that WAMS has the best faculty and staff anywhere!
I know that WAMS' teachers care about what they do every day.
I know that WAMS' administrators care about every student and every teacher and that they seek to create a culture of understanding and educational success.
I know that WAMS' secretaries, registrar, and the attendance clerk do a phenomenal job of working with parents, and teachers each and every day.
I know that WAMS' counselors work hard to make sure that students' concerns are heard and that help is provided.
I know that our cafeteria people are here early every morning to provide breakfast and lunch for our students and staff.
I know that our nurse is here to make sure that our students are taken care of when they become ill or injured.
I know that WAMS' paraprofessionals are among the hardest working individuals on this campus and that they, too, care about student success.
I know that our security team watches out for everyone and helps us maintain an orderly campus.
I know that our librarian does a great job of making sure that our students have interesting books to read.
I know that WAMS' custodians do a fantastic job of keeping this campus looking its best.
I know that every teacher has a heart for students and a desire to help them be successful.
I know that whatever challenges lie before us, we will conquer with all "paddles in"!
I know that I am fortunate to call WAMS my work home!