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