April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism affects approximately 1 in every 68 children born in the US and approximately 67 million people worldwide. To show support and raise awareness students and staff of the Westwood Regional Middle School wore blue, to support the “Light it up Blue “ slogan for Autism Awareness Month. In addition during lunch on April 10, 2014, students worked to create an Autism Awareness Ribbon Mural by coloring different ribbons to be displayed in the hallway outside the counseling office.
Staff, students, and even younger siblings gathered together on Saturday, September 21 to raise money for the Westwood Regional Middle School’s Positive Behavior Support in School ( PBSIS ) Program. The volunteers worked hard and had fun, while washing cars in the middle school bus loop. This year’s car wash was a success and it raised record breaking amounts of money that will help support the school’s positive behavior program.
Westwood Regional Middle School takes pride in supporting positive causes. These initiatives are always done school wide involving all staff and students. WRMS has raised funds to support breast cancer awareness/research, women's heart health, and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society just to name a few. Supporting our community and those in need is a wonderful opportunity for students and staff alike.
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.
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The Westwood Regional School District is the only K-12 regional school district in Bergen County, serving approximately 2,700 students from the Borough of Westwood and the Township of Washington. The district is composed of four K-5 "neighborhood" elementary schools, a 6-7 Middle School, and a 8-12 Jr./Sr. High School that also houses much of the district’s special education services, along with our preschool program. Our primary goal is to establish high quality, comprehensive programs that prepare all students to be productive and creative citizens. To successfully implement such programs, the district needs to involve family, school, and community members who ultimately share responsibility for the program’s success. For more information about each of our schools, please click on the individual school tab above.
After several meetings with staff members and Board of Education members, District Goals were established for the 2013-2014 school year. Click “2013-2014 District Goals” under the Headline section below to view the six Goals as well Objectives & Action Plans for each goal…