Mrs. Felice Winston-Davis
Dear William Dandy Middle School Parents and Community,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
Let me be the first to welcome our 6th graders, embrace our 7th graders and ecstatically anticipate the leadership of our 8th graders. I have missed our Wildcats and I cannot wait to see how they will begin to excel as we enter into a historical time for Broward County Public Schools.
Our theme for the 2019-2020 school year was “The World is Calling” and we will continue with that theme this year. If we learned anything at the end of the 2019-2020 school year it was that our Wildcats more so than ever must be prepared to balance what this world is going to throw their way. 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 experiences, critical thinking, literacy, math and science.
To assist us with our goals, WDMS will focus on the following initiatives: Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). We are also proud to announce that this will be our inaugural year with the 5000 Role Models. 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 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 of our wonderful activities we plan for our Wildcats.
“Wildcats, Are you ready to answer the call? The World is Calling!”
“We are ready”.
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.
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.