What an AWESOME Field Study to Nickelodeon! Special guest were Mayor Benjamin and former Ohio State Senator and Presidential Candidate, Bernie Sanders' Campaign Manager Ms. Nina Turner. The Mayor treated the entire camp to Sweet Cream.
City Manager Teresa Wilson read “The Eagles Who Thought They Were Chickens” by Mychal Wynn to Freedom School Scholars.
Thanks to Carey Rich for coming to read to Freedom School Scholarss. Thanks for the wise words.
Freedom Schools Scholars were honored to visit USC's Civil Rights Center to tour The Justice for All exhibit and talk with Dr. Donaldson and staff about the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina.
Five of our Girl Scouts spent a week in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Camp WaBak cooking outdoors, swimming, canoeing on the lake, hiking and splashing in the waterfalls! Thanks to the Columbia Chapter of Links, Inc. for sponsoring our girls.
Congrats to Julia Dawson, Ava Wilmot-Henry and all of the participants of Project CHAANGE, a SC African American Studies Institute for P-12 Educators. Teachers examined social injustices & developed critical inquiry plans about the freedom movements in the 20th & 21st centuries.
Soar into Summer Success ROCKED! We’re helping to prevent the summer slide with W.A. Perry Book Store and reading strategies! #ReadingRocks #ReadersAreLeaders
The South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division recognized two educators on May 28th for their work with their students and the law. Julia Dawson and Shaquetta Moultrie from W.A. Perry Middle School were both named Middle School Teachers of the Year. Both educators were awarded $500 from the LRE Division. The LRE Teacher of the Year Awards are presented to teachers who have fostered public understanding of the values of the legal and judicial systems; stimulated a deeper sense of individual responsibility in students; encouraged and supported LRE programs; and increased communication among students, fellow educators and those working in the legal system.
Teen Talk Program and Lessons
Teen Talk is a weekly youth development program for middle and high school students held during each participating school’s lunch period. Lunch is provided for Teen Talk participants. The program is designed to help teens get through a challenging time in life. The program helps teens make good choices toward a bright future. Some of the topics and lessons are Healthy Relationships, Body Image, Friendship Limits and Talking with Parents.
Perry’s Teen Talk groups meet every Monday during the students' lunch period. Students can pick up a registration form from the School Counseling office.
See Something, Say Something
School safety is a community-wide effort and responsibility. We invite you to help us keep our Eagles-students and employees safe. If you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.
For 2019-2020: ALL RISING 7th GRADE PARENTS: Did you know that South Carolina Law requires that all students ENTERING 7th grade receive the Tdap vaccine? Please contact your health care provider or the school nurse with any questions.
A Message from the Principal
Hi Perry Families & Students,
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I am honored and excited to return for my fourth year as the proud principal of W.A. Perry Middle School. I eagerly anticipate another successful year partnering with staff, parents, and the community to insure our students have an exceptional educational experience.
W.A. Perry strives to provide a high-quality program that supports the academic, social and emotional growth and safety of its students. Our focus is to help students become creators, communicators, critical thinkers and collaborators to be successful in school and to compete globally. We are proud to offer a challenging educational program with a S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) focus, a great visual and performing arts program, an ever-growing sports program, and a host of clubs and mentoring opportunities that offers something for everyone. We believe it is important to be connected to the school through positive relationships, a sense of community, and participation in extracurricular opportunities.
Our staff recognizes the role they play in helping your child reach their full potential, and they do not take the responsibility lightly. We truly believe all students can be successful and this belief drives the work they do on a daily basis. Parent involvement too is vital to your child’s success, and we ask that you continue to play an active role in their education.
Another year of learning, anticipation, wonder and fun lies ahead. We are excited to have our students return to campus and look forward to all the gains we will achieve by working together this year. As we move forward, let’s remain committed to the success of all students served at W.A. Perry Middle School. With the support of our parents, community, business leaders and a dedicated SIC and PTO, we will continue to advance and strive for excellence.
I look forward to meeting everyone and can't wait to see you back on our campus.
#StrongerTogether #ExcelExceedElevate #LevelUp #Higher
With Great Eagle Pride,
Dr. Robin Coletrain