The first day of school is August 27, 2014. A warm, “Warsaw Way” welcome back to all of you! As we start this new year together, please remember that we are a community and want to treat each other with kindness and respect. Each day, choose to make someone’s day. When you walk through the doors of Warsaw Middle School, choose your attitude. The choice is definitely yours, so make it a good one!
Warsaw Middle School offers a multitude of opportunities for all students to become engaged and involved. Have some fun! Play! Push yourself to try something new! Pick up an instrument. Join the chorus. Maybe a club activity excites you? Participate on a sports team, or maybe just attend a dance for the first time.
This is going to be a great year with new expedition topics to intrigue and motivate your mind and imagination. “Be there.” Well, be here at school each and every day so that you can be an active part of the learning process and model the attributes of a dedicated student. The staff at Warsaw is ready to dig in and make this a memorable year, helping you to set goals and commit to quality in all that you do. The Expeditionary Learning quote, “We inspire and empower teachers to unleash the potential of their students” summarizes our commitment to you. As always, your teachers are here for you. We have a very devoted staff ready to go above and beyond to help you succeed.
Involve your family members. Each day, share the information provided in the planner that you will receive on the first day of school.. You must do your part, it is your responsibility to use this planner for its intended purpose. Write down your assignments and follow through with integrity! Use this tool to help you organize each day as well as to look down the road to scheduled assignments and events.
We have many new staff joining the Warsaw family this year. Make sure you stop and introduce yourself and welcome them to Warsaw! (See the back of this letter.)
“Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Looking forward to our year together!
Sharon M. Littlefield
Principal, Warsaw Middle School
Welcome New Warsaw Staff!
Familiar Faces in New Locations:
Mr. Cole - Mr. Cole has been at Warsaw for 5 years as a special education teacher. He will be changing roles this year and will be our new Assistant Principal. Mr. Cole was the perfect choice for this position with a strong and committed background in both Expeditionary Learning and Restorative School Practices.
Mrs. McCannell - Mrs. McCannell has been a Literacy specialist within the district for many years. She is very excited about returning to her classroom roots as a member of the 7th grade team teaching Language Arts!
Mrs. Marcoux - Mrs. Marcoux has the shortest journey to travel in her new position. She is moving a short distance down the hall from the Title I reading room to join the 5th grade team. She will be teaching Language Arts.
Mrs. Nelson - Mrs. Nelson previously worked at Warsaw as part of the Title I team. She is returning to Warsaw in the role of Literacy Specialist.
Mr. Clark - Mr. Clark is a familiar face to our athletes here at Warsaw and former students from Vickery. This year he is moving from his 4th grade position at Vickery to join the 7th grade team teaching Social Studies.
Mrs. Jones - Mrs. Jones is moving from 5th grade Language Arts / Social Studies to join the 8th grade team. She will be teaching Social Studies.
New to the Warsaw team:
Mr. Nadeau - Rounding out the new 7th grade team is Mr. Nadeau. Mr. Nadeau comes to us from Skowhegan High School. He will be teaching math.
Mrs. Dugas - Mrs. Dugas is the new Administrative Assistant in the office. She comes to us from Dexter High School She is a familiar face around town as she and her family own and operate J.W. Parks Golf Course.