Welcome to WMS

Welcome to Winneconne Middle school, where we are “learning today and leading tomorrow.” I am Todd Schroeder and it is an honor and privilege to serve the kids, staff and community as the principal at Winneconne Middle School. I have been in education for over 30 years. I taught middle school math for 17 years before becoming the high school assistant principal and athletic director for 6 years. I am excited to be a part of WMS family and I look forward to making memories together as we help build our student’s future.

Winneconne Middle School was recognized as a school that “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” on the last DPI school report card. Our score of 93.9 on the 2017-2018 DPI school report card was the 3rd highest score in the state of Wisconsin! There is a strong tradition of learning at Winneconne Middle School as evidenced by a perfect 50/50 student learning growth score in ELA and in math on the DPI school report card. We are the best in the state at growing student’s learning! It is my belief that we have a special group of teachers and support staff working here at Winneconne Middle School. The core class teachers (math, language arts, science, social studies) teachers have learning targets that we hold ourselves accountable for, we aim to make sure all of our learners are learning at high levels. During common planning time, the teachers review learning data in order to hold themselves and all of our students accountable to rigorous targets. The staff is collectively committed to working together in teams, to ask questions that focus on quality learning opportunities and accountability, aiming for results that reflect continuous improvement. The middle school continues to value improving our students writing as our building level student learning goal for 2018/2019. Every student will take a fall ELA vocabulary via IReady testing; This data is then used by our teachers to create student learning objectives. We will recreate this process in the spring determine if we have met our student learning goals. The goal is to improve our student’s vocabulary, I believe we will!

The middle school years are an exciting transitional period between elementary and high school experiences. Middle schools are grounded on the concept of recognizing and addressing the diverse characteristics and needs of our young people. Middle school years provide opportunities to explore many different interests while expanding skills and discovering personal strengths.

Our students work hard and are very busy. We have a 7 period day that includes Math, Language Arts, Social and Studies, Science for all students. WMS students have Physical Education every other day and a choice of several high interest encore courses. We are a 1 to 1 technology school. This means that all middle school students receive a chromebook of their own to use throughout the school year.

It is the expectation of the Winneconne Middle School community that students and staff act responsibly and treat each other with fairness, respect, honesty, and kindness. “That is the “Winneconne Way!’ With the ongoing support and involvement of our parents and communities, we embrace the many opportunities to learn, teach, and appreciate the unique gifts that we can offer to one another.

We encourage questions or comments that arise throughout the school year, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, our office staff or me personally. I can be contacted at 582-5800 ext 2124 or email at schroedt@w-csd.org

I hope that each student will have an enjoyable, rewarding, and positive experience at Winneconne Middle School.

Todd Schroeder
Winneconne Middle School Principal.
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