Mrs. Porter's Helpful Pointers

September 2021

Hello students & families!!

Hello Webster Middle School students and families. I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Kelly Porter and I am the 8th grade school adjustment counselor at WMS. I am an alumni of the district, my children attended school in the district and my dad was a counselor at Bartlett for a number of years. For the past 14 years I have been teaching health/PE, and wellness at Bay Path. I decided to change careers and focus on supporting the social and emotional needs of children. In this ever changing world, it is more important than ever to be mindful of our children and support them in the best way we can.


I am truly fortunate to be back home in Webster. We have had the kids in the building for two weeks and it has been great. I have had the chance to meet many of the kids and have started to build relationships that foster self advocacy, self-confidence, and healthy decision making.


I look forward to meeting you and working with the families in Webster. I can be reached easily through email or a phone call. I will make all efforts to respond within 24 hours. Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time.


Sincerely,


Kelly Porter

Webster Middle School

School Adjustment Counselor

Grade 8

508-943-1922

ext:21108

What is Social Emotional Health ( SEL) ?

The look of schools has changed considerably over the years. Our children spend the majority of the week at school with peers, teachers, and administrators. It is imperative that schools, the families, and the communities have a good understanding of best practices to support our children. The school day starts long before the first block of classes. Being mindful of the "whole child", will help support their needs at home, the trip to school, and time spent within the Wildcats building. Below is a link to a short video that describes SEL and why it is so important. Each newsletter, I will continue to focus on SEL and welcome any questions and concerns.


https://youtu.be/ouXhi_CfBVg

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Webster Middle School Open House

Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 6-8pm

75 Poland Street

Webster, MA

Please join us for our WMS Open House. This event will be held in person. We are looking forward to seeing all of you . Please note, at this time, mask are required.


Thank you,


Kelly Porter

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