Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Woodworth  Middle School

Dear Parents:

Welcome to the 2015–16 school year!

August 18, 2015

The first day for students to return to school is Tuesday September 8’*. This will be a half day. The first bell will ring at the normal time of 7:50 am. Students will be dismissed at 11:05 am.

In order to help the sixth graders with this transition, we will have a special sixth grade HIVE Welcome Day for students. The HIVE Welcome Day will take place on Tuesday September 1st from 8:30 am until 11:30 am. There will be lots of fun activities for students to enjoy. Students will pick up their schedules, get their lockers, and meet classmates and teachers.

Please use the door closest to the gym area along Hubbard drive. Schedules will also be distributed to seventh and eighth grade students on Tuesday September 1st according to the following times:

  • 8th Grade Students  (Last Name A-C) at 12:00
  • 8th Grade Students  (Last Name D-M) at 12:30
  • 8th Grade Students  (Last Name N-Z)at 1:00

 

  • 7th Grade Students (Last Name A-C) at 1:30
  • 7th Grade Students (Last Name D-M)at 2:00
  • 7th Grade Students (Last Name N-Z) at 2:30

Important: In order for students to receive their schedules, they MUST:

•           Bring in the emergency sheet with any corrections. — ALL STUDENTS

  • Bring in the signed cell phone policy. — ALL STUDENTS
  • Bring in the signed “Student Code of Conduct Level III Violations” sheet. — ALL STUDENTS
  • Bring in the green physical form (completed and signed by a physician).6th GRADE STUDENTS ONLY

“Parent involvement isn’t a luxury — it’s an integral component of student achievement and school reform. Decades of research studies on the effect of meaningful parent involvement programs in schools have found that when parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of  socioeconomic  status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents’ education level. When parents are involved, students exhibit more positive attitudes and behavior.”

 

Every successful, high achieving student begins with a solid relationship between the student, teachers, and parents. Therefore, your participation and presence is essential for your child’s success at Woodworth Middle School and beyond. You are encouraged to attend Open House and meet your child’s teachers on September 16, 2015. On behalf of the Woodworth staff, we look forward to another exciting year!

 

Respectfully,

Mrs. Alie-Bazzi, Principal

 

Woodworth Middle School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANKS A BILLION

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TARGET THANKS A BILLION PROMOTION

STUDENTS PLEASE TAKE TIME OUT FROM YOUR VACATION TO THANK ON OF YOUR TEACHERS THROUGH TARGET’S THANKS A BILLION PROGRAM.

FOR EVERY THANK YOU RECEIVED TARGET WILL DONATE $25 DOLLARS TO THE SCHOOL WHERE YOUR TEACHER IS.

PLEASE EMAIL TO THIS ADDRESS:

thanksabillion@target.com

 

 

 

 

 

Woodworth welcomes Mrs. Fatme Turfe.

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Mrs. Turfe says that she is looking forward to working with the Woodworth team!
She has worked at both the elementary and middle school level for Dearborn as a classroom teacher and support staff.
She began as a reading interventionist then went on and  taught middle school language arts, and for the last four years she has  been a resource teacher.
We at Woodworth are excited that Mrs. Turfe is here and feel that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful new addition to our staff…

 

4th ANNUAL RESPONSE TO BULLYING KICKOFF EVENT

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Stories, Entertainment, Student Videos, Basket Drawings Featured at 4th Annual

Response to Bullying Kickoff Event

“Each of us can make a difference,” will be the key message found in the stories, entertainment, and activities at the 4th annual Response to Bullying kickoff event at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

The event features heartfelt stories about the impact of bullying behavior, upbeat and thought-provoking student-produced videos, entertainment and, new this year, an exciting gift-basket drawing with items donated by every school in the Dearborn Public Schools district.

Each year since Dearborn’s Response to Bullying Program started three years ago, other groups and organizations across the country have looked to our community as an example of a successful program to address bullying behavior in the community.  It’s a city-wide effort in which partners work together to reach all community members and build a bully-free culture throughout the city of Dearborn.

The videos making their public debut at the Response to Bullying event were produced by students at several schools during a competition in early 2014. The students used a variety of approaches including music, dancing, dramatic dialogue, and even humor to share the message that bullying behavior hurts and standing up for someone who is being subjected to bullying makes a positive difference in their lives.

“Students know as well as adults that bullying behavior causes personal pain and it can happen anywhere or anytime. The videos show outstanding creativity in sharing the message that everyone can make a difference in the lives of others,” commented Dearborn Superintendent, Mr. Brian Whiston.  “The videos illustrate that students are an equal partner with our teachers, Board of Education, Mayor, City Council, community groups and organizations in addressing bullying across our city.”

Three years ago the district put into place a policy on bullying behavior that requires all Dearborn staff having any contact with students to participate in annual anti-bullying professional development on how to prevent, identify, respond to and report bullying behavior. In addition, each school conducts anti-bullying training for parents, tracks incidents of bullying behavior, and holds three anti-bullying events each year.