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Our School

Mission

Raiders are Respectful and Responsible

Vision

Wilson Middle School students will become successful 21st Century citizens by:

  • Becoming self-motivated, goal-oriented life-long learners
  • Developing self-awareness and good moral character
  • Becoming self-sufficient, creative problem-solvers
  • Developing competent academic and communication skills
  • Demonstrating self-expression and creativity
  • Developing human connections and cultural awareness
  • Keeping healthy minds and bodies
  • Learning to use technology effectively


Message from the Principal

Welcome to Wilson Middle School, home of the Raiders since 1925. It is with great pleasure and pride that I come to work every day in a building with a diverse population and a tremendous team of educators. Two of my own children went to Wilson, and as a parent, I was very pleased with the education they received, not only from their teachers, but also from interacting with students who shared different cultural backgrounds and from getting involved in school activities. I believe my children are better people for having attended Wilson and then West High School not simply because of the outstanding academic education but also because of the diversity they experienced. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths as a building, and watching our students interact with one another in an accepting and respectful manner is a real source of pride.

At Wilson, we are part of a team that includes the student, the parents, the community and our staff in providing the best education possible. Education is best when we all work together, and there are many ways parents can be involved in their student’s education. Simple things such as reading every day with your child and having meal time discussions about what is happening in the news or in their daily lives really makes a difference in their education.

Attending school functions is another way to get involved, and while work schedules sometimes make that challenging, spending time talking about how things went at school functions still provides an opportunity for you as a parent to show the value you place on school. Personally, getting involved in extra-curricular activities in school made a world of difference in my self esteem and ultimately in my education, and while my parents could not attend everything in which I was involved, I always felt supported because they took an interest in hearing how things went, even if they were absent from the event. Because my parents owned a small, struggling business, it was a sacrifice to allow me to be active in school events, but in the end, that sacrifice was the best investment they ever made for me. I hope you as a family find ways to encourage your children to become involved in the many activities a Wilson education provides. 

Finally, we want you to feel welcome at Wilson. Because we are partners in your child’s education, please feel free to contact us whenever you have concerns or stop in for a visit. We do ask that you call ahead if possible when you want to visit so that we can maximize your time here. We look forward to partnering in your child’s education, and we thank you for all you do to support your student.

Sincerely,
Mark McQuade

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