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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:
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.
7. Remain CONFIDENT!  BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! 


CONGRATULATIONS!
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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.

Monday, June 13: Grade 8 Middle School Completion of Studies Program at I. C. Norcom High in the Auditorium
6:00 p.m.
BY INVITATION ONLY!

Tuesday, June 14:
Grade 7 Academic/Athletics Awards Program Waters Middle School Gymnasium
1:30 p.m.

Check out the Summer Reading Programs at your local Portsmouth Public Library and Read for the Win! 
Click the link above for more information.

Zing! is a service that offers access to thousands of free e-books to students and teachers for summer reading! Click the following link for more information:  http://www.schoolwide.com/zing