Principal's Message

  • Mrs. Wessinger, Princpal

    Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community Partners:

    As the proud principal of New River Middle School, it is my pleasure to serve your child in the upcoming school year.  At New River, our focus is on educating the “whole” child.  My goal is to make sure that your child is excited about going to school every day because he or she is learning new and exciting things.  Furthermore, knowing that school is more than just an academic experience, there will be a deliberate focus on social and emotional awareness, support and learning.

    New River is recognized by Magnet Schools of America as a Nationally Certified Magnet School as well as a Magnet School of Distinction.  We offer your child the chance to participate in educational activities both in and out of the classroom. Examples of some of the activities in which students can participate include kayaking, snorkeling, and shark tagging.  There are also many clubs, activities and sports.  New River is committed to finding an activity that will reach every student.

    I am proud to work with amazing teachers, who work hard every day to bring a world class education to the students of New River.  We offer a wide range of courses and opportunities including those designed to reinforce reading and math skills through classes that will challenge advanced and gifted students while simultaneously allowing them to earn high school credits.

    Please stay involved throughout the school year.  I have an open door policy and I encourage you to reach out to me if there is anything I can do to enrich your child’s experience.  I look forward to meeting each and every one of your children this year and reigniting their love of learning.  I am here for you and to support you and your child through the learning process.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need assistance.

    Melinda Wessinger




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