The Helping Hands Club coordinated a Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 22, 2014. Students in the club made posters to promote awareness. On Wednesday, students and staff wore pink to support the cause. In addition, the Helping Hands Club sponsored a bake sale after school and raised approximately $270.00, which will be used to support education, support, and research for Breast Cancer.
In addition to the variety of school-wide activities taking place during the “Week of Respect,” October is also National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. To signify its importance, the students and staff at Westwood Regional Middle School wore BLUE for World Day of Bullying Prevention.
Westwood Regional Middle School provides a research-based comprehensive program for all sixth and seventh grade students. Students take responsibility for their own learning...learning to work individually and collaboratively on problem-based tasks is at the core of our instructional design. WRMS courses address the Common Core Standards and provide a whole learning process that is interactive for students from the start of grappling with a problem to brainstorming solutions and utilizing resources to affect change.
Character is defined as “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.” At WRMS all members of our school community are expected to meet high character standards. Fostering a positive learning environment is incumbent upon us all. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best…”Lead a life so that others will remember you not by your wealth or position, but by the content of your character.”
Positive Behavior Support is not just another initiative. It is a lifelong change in how our school plans for and deals with discipline and problem behaviors by proactively encouraging and rewarding positive social decision-making. WRMS’s HIGH FIVE! program is the bedrock with which school-based decisions are made. Our students have clearly defined expectations, which lead to a warm school climate where students are accountable, empathetic, and successful.
Ms. Abbasi to present at the AMTNJ winter conference
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