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Oliver W. Winch Middle School re-designated as 2018 Essential Elements School-to-Watch

June 4, 2018

Oliver W. Winch Middle School has been named a 2018 Essential Elements School-to-Watch for its fifth consecutive three-year term and will be recognized for its achievement at the state and national levels. By the end of the school year, 33 of the nearly 1,500 middle schools in New York will have been designated as Essential Elements Schools-to-Watch.

The school will hold a ceremony on Thursday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m., to celebrate the occasion.

“We are honored as a school community to be recognized by the State Education Department. This is a building filled with a caring, professional staff who value all aspects of a developmentally appropriate middle level program” said OWWMS Principal Timothy Dawkins. “The faculty and staff at OWWMS are dedicated to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to experience rigorous academic standards coupled with essential social-emotional development and support each and every day. This designation is a true recognition for the hard work that often goes on behind the scenes for the benefit of the entire community.”

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, along with other local politicians, have been invited to attend the ceremony to celebrate the school’s achievement.

The purpose of the program is to promote school improvement and identify and recognize middle-level schools and programs that are academically excellent, developmentally appropriate, socially equitable and organized to ensure continuous improvement. The designated schools are also able to serve as examples for the successful implementation of the Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education and the NYS State Education Department’s Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level Schools and Programs.

Category: District News, Winch MS News