Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at West Jackson Middle School! I hope that this school year is your best yet. You will see many changes as you step on campus this year as we continue our renovation to make WJMS better than ever.
To fully experience what it is to be a West Jackson Panther, it is important to understand our mission at WJMS. As a school, we work continually to create a self-reliant community of learners who exceed standards through a diverse and rigorous curriculum. As you grow into adulthood, it is important for you to be responsible for yourself both academically and behaviorally. Cultivating a positive attitude and strong character will help you achieve success as a self-reliant student. To help support you in this growth, we have created Panther PAWS guidelines.
|P-Pride||Always give your best effort so that you can be proud of yourself.|
|A-Attitude||WJMS embraces a growth mindset. This means that we are all continually working to become better versions of ourselves. Having a positive attitude is a key to success!|
|W-Wise Choices||Make choices that you can be proud of and that reflect your good character. Be your own person.|
|S-Safety||Conduct yourself in a way that promotes a safe environment for yourself and your peers.|
On our website you will find general information about West Jackson Middle School. Please read through it carefully so you will be completely familiar with school policies and procedures. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
I hope that you will become ENGAGED and ACTIVELY INVOLVED in the WJMS experience. Life is better when you are a part of a community, and we welcome you, whether you are a parent or a student, to get involved. Together we are GREAT!
Dr. Melissa Conway
I am looking forward to another fabulous year at West Jackson Middle School as an Assistant Principal. I have spent twenty-two years in education, two years in Dekalb, eighteen in Gwinnett, and the past two in Jackson County, where I now proudly call home. With over two decades in education, I have spent twenty of those years in high school as a social studies teacher and assistant principal. I graduated from Mercer University in Macon with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Piedmont College with a Masters in Arts, and University of Georgia with a Specialist in Educational Administration and Policy.
My husband and I have two children, Maggie who is in the 7th grade, and Tanner who is in the 9th grade.
West Jackson Middle is a wonderful place to be! Our school provides an excellent education that is tailored to meet the needs of all students. WJMS expects students to try their best in the rigorous atmosphere. The adults in the building work hard to build positive relationships with students and provide an innovative learning experience.
I look forward to working with the community this school year.
It is hard to believe I am starting my 14th year here at West Jackson Middle School, and my 21st in education. I earned my Bachelor’s in Music Education from Shorter University and my Master’s in Music Education from the Florida State University before teaching in Tift County. In Tift County, I taught general music, band, and chorus at two schools, and was the Director of Woodwinds for the Tift County Blue Devil Brigade Marching Band. It was during my time in Tift County I earned my Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University. In 2005, my wife and I moved up to North Georgia and I began my wonderful time here at West Jackson Middle School. Over the years I have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Poland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and twice in the Czech Republic.
Things have changed so much in the area, but one thing has stayed the same and that is we have awesome students, parents, teachers, and staff at our school. Thank you parents for supporting us at school in so many ways. We can’t do it without you. I enjoy being with your children everyday. They are always so kind to me and it makes me so proud to witness their successes each and everyday. Relationships are very important to me and I strive to get to know each of our students to the best of my ability here at school. Please feel free to reach out to me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (706-654-2775).
Address: 400 Gum Springs Church Road
School hours: 8:10 AM to 3:30 PM
Doors open at 7:45 AM
(Bus riders who arrive earlier will gather in the gym)
DEPARTMENTS & PROGRAMS
STAFF DIRECTORY and Teacher Websites
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School Newsletter – coming soon
SCHOOL CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Beta Club – coming soon
FCA – coming soon
Robotics – coming soon