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    Did you know that W.A. Perry has an incredibly fun staff? We are just living in a Bitmoji world, right!? Here is our Bitmoji staff photo! Do you recognize anyone? 


    The Information Technology (IT) Department will provide technical support to all staff, students, and parents of Richland School District One.  The IT Support Team can be reached by calling 803-231-7436.  This number will be active Monday through Friday from the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Resources1-19 All students (including yearlong virtual students) and/or their parents must come pick up resources for second semester. 6th grade students will receive new laptops, so students must bring their devices and chargers with them. Students must return the old one to get a new one.  You must log-in to the new device at school.

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    Free Library Cards for teachers (Hotspots)

    Richland County Library offers a free Education Card to anyone who teaches in Richland County schools, whether or not they live in county. All teachers can get a library card and have access to hotspots. Teachers just need to contact the library at the email address or phone number on the flyer.



    National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    January 9th was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! THANK YOU to all of the incredible men and women who selflessly serve their communities every day! Thanks to Officer Julia Cann for serving our school and community! 


    February is "LOVE OF LITERACY" Month

    February is “Love of Literacy Month” at W.A. Perry. Our students will participate in the "Read a Book in a Day” initiative. We use this book as a read aloud so all students hear the same content at the same time, participate in heterogeneous groups, hear a fluent reader, and participate in rich discussions and projects with their peers. The book this year is "The Night Diary" by Veera Hiranandani.

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    Richland One will move to eLearning Monday, January 4, 2021 through Friday, January 29, 2021.

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    Congratulations to Mrs. Vicki Vanderhorst, Teacher of the Year Elect! We are so proud of Mrs. Vanderhorst and know she will represent Perry with Pride!

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    Please help us congratulate the following staff members for being selected for Employees of the Month for December! Teacher of the Month:  Graciela Paulino; Digital Educator of the Month:  Briana Livingston; and Classified Employee of the Month:  Lorraine Brown.

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    Thank you to the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-Community Service and Outreach Committee for the beautiful baskets for our families. Thank you for your dedication and service to the community. 


    Thank you to the Kappa Beta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at Benedict College for the PPE basket for our staff. Thank you also to Beta Beta Zeta Graduate Chapter.

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    Richland One Magnet Program

    • Round One applications open: December 14, 2020
    • Round One applications close: February 1, 2021
    • Round One lottery and acceptance notification: February 2021
    • Apply to a Richland One Magnet Program here: richlandone.novuschoice.com 



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    Beta School

    🚨🚨🚨BREAKING: Our Beta Club grew by 10%! We're proud to be named a 2019-2020 National Beta School of Distinction! All credit goes to our brilliant, beautiful scholars and Beta Club Sponsor, Mrs. Vicki Vanderhorst!  
    • The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is pleased to announce that W.A. Perry Middle School has been named to the 2020 list of America's Healthiest Schools.  W. A. Perry has earned the National Healthy Schools Bronze Award through the 2021-2022 school year. 

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    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.

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  • A Message from the Principal 

    Welcome to 2020-21! As we plan for a beginning like no other, our focus will still be to ensure that we Dr. Robin Coletrain EXCEL, EXCEED, and ELEVATE in a way that every student feels connected and challenged by new learning and experiences.

    Spring of 2020 challenged staff and students to find a new normal for learning, connected us in new ways, and required our Eagles to soar from afar. What I have learned through this experience is how much I appreciate the expertise our teachers bring to W.A. Perry Middle School (WAPMS), the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow, and appreciation for the little things in life: giving a high five, a hug or being able to laugh out loud with our school community. What I MOST appreciate about WAPMS is how, even under circumstances we have never experienced, we are still a learning and caring community.

    Normal is such a simple word and it is our goal at WAPMS to not only find our new normal, but to use this time as a learning experience that will forever impact our learning environment. While our new school year may not be “normal,” our learning will not only continue, but it will thrive. We can’t wait to move on to the next phase of learning and we know all returning and new students will be welcomed with open arms (from 6 feet away) to our community.

    How do you get information? Each Sunday, the What’s Happening at Perry e-newsletter will be emailed to parents. This is a way for you to stay informed about all things W.A. Perry. The WAPMS website is a place to go to pull static information, facts about WAPMS that could be important for a family at any point of the year, for example, the bell schedule, the school calendar, how to log in to PowerSchool, etc. Another way to receive personalized information and be engaged in conversations related to the WAPMS community is to attend monthly SIC-PTO meetings where special guests will present important information.

    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-PTO, we will continue to advance and strive for excellence.

    #ReStartStrong  #AnotherLevelOfExcellence  #RiseAsOne

    With Great Eagle Pride,

    Dr. Robin L. Coletrain

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