Principal's Message

  • Felice Winston-Davis, Principal

    Greetings Wildcat Families and Communities,

    William Dandy Middle School Wildcats! Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! Let me be the first to extend a Gigantic Wildcat Welcome to our incoming 6 th graders! Are you ready? 7 th graders this is your year to shine bright, and 8 th Graders: my leaders, you have a glorious journey to complete.

    The theme for the 2023-2024 school year is William Dandy M.S.: Rated “E” For Everyone. WDMS has a rich history of producing scholars, athletes, business owners, and creatives. It is our goal that ALL of our scholars feel included and are prepared for the next level of their journeys. Using engaging instructional strategies, high expectations, and a robust extra-curricular roster, we will show our scholars how to strategically win at all levels.

    As we move into this new year, WDMS has several schoolwide initiatives as well as district initiatives that we will implement. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Positive Behavior (PBIS) are still at the foundation of our academic plans. Increasing our rigor this year, we have added School-wide Writing and Literacy Plans to prepare our students to create and attain the highest academic and career goals.

    Please be on the look-out for various Title 1 Parent Nights where our Wildcats will display their hard work, and parents can add a few key strategies to assist their Wildcats.

    If you have not already done so, please consider coming to at least one of our parent meetings this year: PTA, SAC and/or SAF. We welcome you! These parent groups are the perfect place to learn about all of our wonderful activities that we plan for our Wildcats as well as to include your input on how we can continue to make William Dandy MS excel.

    We will need every parent, family member, student, staff and community resource to help us reach our goals this year. We can not do it alone.

    WDMS Wildcats…Ready…Set…Let’s GO!

    As always, Your Forever Proud Principal,

    Ms. Winston-Davis