• As the Principal of Whitewater Middle School, I want to welcome you to our school and to our website. I

    am currently serving in my eighth year as principal. My entire career has been focused on Middle School

    Education. I am very committed to the philosophy behind the true middle school program. A true middle

    school focuses on the unique social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs and growth of the

    middle school students. These years are difficult for all children. All three years present new and

    different changes and challenges. These three years for our students bring rapid physical growth and

    transformation which can cause social and emotional turmoil that they are not often equipped to

    handle. A staff that truly embraces these changes and wants to be involved in this growing time, beyond

    the academics, is a very special person. Our staff is awesome and has chosen to take on the challenge

    and the mind-set of nurturing and teaching in a way that compliments the needs of our students at this

    time in their lives.

    The teaming concept, that is truly the core structure of a middle school, is critical to fostering a family-

    like group, to nurture all the needs through these trying years. I take very seriously the hiring process

    and the team make-up. The teams work together to create learning that applies to all disciplines to

    demonstrate the importance of all subject areas working together for real-life applications. Our goal is

    to promote learning with a 21st Century focus to prepare our students to be successful in a Global World.

    Technology is a huge part of our world, and we emphasize incorporating a variety of technological

    strategies into our instruction.

    We thank you for sharing your students with us for these very critical years. The three years move very

    quickly. I encourage parents to enjoy each phase with patience as you watch closely how rapidly your

    child blossoms in a new way every day.

     

    Mrs. Connie Baldwin

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