Principal's Message

  • Mrs. Wessinger, Princpal

    Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community Partners:

    Welcome to New River Middle School, “Home of the Sharks”.  I am extremely proud to serve as the Principal of this amazing educational institution where we focus on the “whole” child, creating excitement for learning through experiential and relevant opportunities for all students.  Although we are in uncertain times and learning through a virtual space, it continues to be our mission at New River to promote an optimal educational experience while providing an environment where students feel safe, respected, nurtured and supported.

    New River is recognized by Magnet Schools of America as a Nationally Certified Magnet School as well as a Magnet School of Distinction.  As such, we will continue to bring learning to life in the digital world until we can get back into the building.  My hope is that we will soon be able to safely return to our classrooms and engage in innovative learning while connecting on a more personal level.

    New River Middle School has a great team of educators who work tirelessly to meet the needs of the student body. My job is to support the teachers, students and the families.  I am committed to ensuring that all students have a positive experience and have their individuals needs met.

    With the implementation of distance learning there are sure to be obstacles.  The school will partner with the families to make this a rich experience.  Student attendance is required in each class, every day.

    Support staff is on campus ready and willing to assist families with their needs.  Please reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or requests and we will do our best to accommodate.  I have an open-door policy and we are here for you in these uncertain times.

    Looking forward to connecting with all of you!

    Melinda Wessinger
    Principal