Welcome to our Newest Members of “The Pack”

On behalf of the staff of Woodhaven Middle School, I would like to welcome all of our incoming grade 5 students and their parents to Woodhaven, Home of “The Wolfpack”.

Over the next few months I will share some information with our new families through this blog, and encourage any of our new parents to contact me at the school with any questions you may have. It is our goal to ensure a smooth transition to middle school for every student!

We know that the transition to middle school raises many questions for our incoming students and parents so today’s message focuses on the many events and opportunities that we provide to our incoming grade 5 students so please read on!

Spring League 2017 – April-May

Spring League is underway 🙂 Spring League is a great opportunity for students currently in grades 4-6 to come to Woodhaven Middle School to meet teachers, fellow students, and learn the game of basketball. Our fantastic PE team help develop skills and a joy for the game of basketball, all the while helping our incoming grade 5 students to become more comfortable within our school.

We are very proud of our grade 8&9 students who take on a leadership role during these sessions and help run the drills and games for our participants. It’s a great way for the younger students to connect with our older kids!

May 4th ~ Visits to Early Years Schools

I will be joining Ms. Darla Senkow (Principal of Greystone Centennial Middle School) and Mrs. Karen Stride Goudie (Principal of Prescott Learning Centre)  to visit Grade 4 classes at Brookwood, Millgrove, and Parkland Village Schools. During our visit, we bring several current grade 5 students to  provide a their perspective on life at Woodhaven Middle School.  Students will receive several forms during this visit which we would ask be completed and returned May 11th evening at our Wolfpack Night. For those students and parents who are not able to attend May 11th, forms can be returned to their homeroom teacher to be forwarded onto Woodhaven Middle School.

May 11th ~ Wolf Pack Night

Your child’s future grade five teachers and our Senior Choir students will be hosting an Open House for students and families.  Join us at Woodhaven Middle School starting at 6:00 p.m. – meet your teachers and take a look around the school!  This is a great opportunity for students and parents to learn more about our school, to meet their child’s teachers and other Woodhaven Staff, and to ask questions that you may have. Parents are asked to bring their completed forms on this evening.

May 16th ~ Wolf Pack Visit

 Grade 4 students will come to Woodhaven Middle School for the morning from approximately 9-11 a.m.  Our older students will host a morning of activities and our “future grade five students” will see what it is like to be in Middle School.  Students will be provided with a light snack during this morning.

Should you have any questions regarding the registration process, do not hesitate to call. We are looking forward to welcoming our new grade fives to Woodhaven Middle School.

Yours truly,

Mr. Shaye Patras

Principal, Woodhaven Middle School

About Shaye Patras

I am a husband and father of two fantastic girls. I currently work as the Principal of Woodhaven Middle School in Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada. I am excited to be continuing my administrative career in this learning community!
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