Wilkinson Makes Sense! – Here at Wilkinson we pride ourselves on helping students to meet and exceed the expectations set forth by the Madison District Public Schools. It is our desire to meet the needs of every student at WMS so they may continue to grow and make academic progress while becoming well rounded, responsible members of our community.
First and foremost, many thanks to our custodial staff and our cafeteria staff for all of the hard work they put in over the summer getting the building ready for students while serving the community. You have done another remarkable job and your efforts are truly appreciated by all of us.
Last year Wilkinson students made strong academic progress, learned about heart-healthy decisions, and became active students through our Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Our staff worked diligently on school improvement plans, professional development and technology integration. The district also implemented a new messenger system for student absences and school closures. As a staff we developed a school newsletter with important information, school news, and student achievements that is sent home monthly and available here in the office. Our tutoring schedule is available in the office, posted monthly, and relayed to students during morning announcements.
This year we look forward to the continued success of our students and staff as we embark on new initiatives including ‘flipping’ a classroom, NWEA testing for all students, redesigned science and math curriculum, new electives for all students and the introduction of new technology in the form of student tablets and iPads. Together, with some hard work and determination, we can make a difference for each and every child that walks through the doors of WMS. If you ever have any questions you may reach me at 248-399-0455, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to stop by the school if there is something on your mind. My office doors will always be open.
Matthew M. Karaffa
Principal-Wilkinson Middle School