William Dandy Middle School Wildcats!
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
Let me be the first to extend a HUGE Wildcat Welcome to our incoming 6th graders! Are you ready? 7th graders, this is your year to shine bright, and 8th Graders: my leaders, you have a glorious journey to complete.
The theme for the 2022-2023 school year is “Reach For The Stars”. A simple but powerful statement. I am charging our entire Wildcat family to attain this goal. Let us chart a path, do the research, train, and develop our minds and then launch out. Last year we took the time to reengage our students so that this year we could truly provide our Wildcats with all that they need to reach their goals. Excellence is the “Dandy Way”, and we will continue to show the world what our Wildcats can do.
As we move into this new year, WDMS has several schoolwide initiatives as well as district initiatives that we will implement. Project-Based Learning (PBL), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and Positive Behavior (PBIS) are our main steppingstones to prepare our students to create and attain the highest academic and career goals. We are also proud to announce that this will be our third year with the 5000 Role Models.
Please be on the look-out for various parent nights where our Wildcats will display their hard work for all our William Dandy Middle School family and community.
If you have not already done so, please consider coming to at least one of our parent meetings: PTA, SAC and SAF meetings this year. These parent groups are the perfect place to learn about all the wonderful activities that we plan for our Wildcats.
We will need every parent, family member, student, staff, and community resource to help us reach new heights this year. We cannot do it alone.
Let’s Reach For The Stars Wildcats!
As always, Your Forever Proud Principal,
Below is our William Dandy pledge:
The Dandy Pledge
As a William Dandy Wildcat, it is within my reach to create a good life for myself. Out of respect for myself, I behave in a manner that demonstrates my character through high personal and academic standards. I follow the rules to keep my school clean and safe, so through Determination and the right Attitude, I pledge to be Non-violent, Disciplined and with renewed commitment to embrace my Youthfulness, because simply put, that is the DANDY WAY.