Mrs. Felice Winston-Davis
Dear William Dandy Middle School Parents and Community,
Wildcats! Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
I am beyond excited to begin this new school year as we welcome our new 6th graders, embrace our 7th graders and ecstatically anticipate the leadership of our 8th graders. I know that this year is going to be the year when the Wildcats begin our Take Over.
Our theme this year is “The World is Calling”. By the end of their 3 years at William Dandy Middle School, our Wildcats will be prepared to take on and take over the world. It could be the academic world, the sports world, the arts world, the music world, or the vocational world. Whichever goal our Wildcats set for their futures we are determined to solidify that foundation with in-depth experiences via culture, critical thinking, literacy, math and science.
To assist us with our goals, WDMS has taken on one of the Reimagining Middle Grades Initiatives: Project-Based Learning. Our Wildcats will take their learning to another level as they look at the world through research and begin to generate solutions to student observed issues in different facets of our society. Please be on the look-out for various parent nights where our Wildcats will display their hard work for all of our William Dandy MS family and community.
If you have not already done so, please consider coming to at least one of our PTA, SAC and SAF meetings this year. These parent groups are the perfect place to learn about all of our wonderful activities, plans and accomplishments. More importantly, these are the times to voice your opinions and give your input in the school improvement process. I look forward to seeing a packed Media Center every 1st Thursday of the month.
“Wildcats, Are you ready to answer the call? The World is Calling!”
“We are ready”.
As always, Your Forever Proud Principal,
Mrs. Felice Winston-Davis
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.
We say this pledge every morning not out of rote compliance, but as a reminder to all Wildcats that we have a responsibility to learn, grow and lead every day. That is the Dandy Way! I am looking forward to meeting all of our parents, community members, Everglades MS alumni, William Dandy alumni, and Dillard Zone family. Please be on the look-out for my official “Meet and Greet” dates and times.
Together we will continue to make our school a safe-haven for students to be their best.