May 2016  
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                   Welcome to William E. Waters Middle School!

William E. Waters Middle School Mission Statement:
To engage students in active learning, to assist students in the preparation of postsecondary endeavors, and to ensure that students develop a willingness to explore ideas and become responsible citizens in today's global society. 

William E. Waters Middle School Vision Statement:
To allow students to excel in all of their endeavors by developing an educational environment that will help transform their lives and create a positive impact on the "Cavalier" community. 


 All parents are encouraged to purchase a yearbook for students this year.  The cost is $20.00 for a softcover and $25.00 for a hardcover yearbook.  Payments are due in March.  Yearbooks will be available in May.  

SOL Testing:  May 16-June 13:
May 16-17: English 7 Reading
May 18-19: English 8 Reading
May 20: Reading Make-ups
May 23-24: Math 7
May 25-26: Math 8
May 27: Math Make-ups
May 31: Algebra I & Geometry
June 1: Civics 8
June 2-3: Civics/Economics Make-ups
June 6-7: Science 8
June 8: Reading Expedited Retakes
June 9: Math Expedited Retakes
June 10: Civics Expedited Retakes
June 13: Science 8, Algebra I & Geometry Expedited Retakes

Test-taking Tips:
1. Review your study guide packets daily.
2. Get plenty of rest the night before.
3. Eat breakfast the day of your test!
4. Arrive at school on time the day of your test.
5. Don't stress!
6. Take your time.  Read each question thoroughly.

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Herman Hurston achieved placement in the Governor's School for the Arts in 2016-2017 for Theatre & Film.

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Ashlyn Shearin achieved placement in the Governor's School for the Arts for Dance during the 2016-2017 school year.
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Monier Johnson Winner of the Portsmouth Optimist Club Oratorical Competition
Theme: "How My BEST Brings Out the Best in Others"
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Monae Marshall achieved placement in the Governor's School for the Arts for Instrumental Music (Trombone) during the 2016-2017 school year.
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2016 Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wilson High School Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $5.00 for Adults
$3.00 for Children (under 12)
FREE Children (under 6)