Football v Thunderbolt Rescheduled for 9/29 - 4pm @ WCMS!!!   ---   Picture Retakes Rescheduled for 10/03

White Cliffs Middle School

To provide students with an educational foundation for life-long success

Principal's Message

August 25, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I would like to thank each of you who have chosen White Cliffs Middle School for your student's education during these critical years in their development.

Our school year has gotten off to a terrific start. Our 6th grade numbers have expanded to the point where we have added an additional teacher to accommodate all the students. That was even after we increased our number of 6th grade Cambridge classes to three! Discipline referrals are down; attendance rates are up--both signs of the beginnings of a great school year.

The state released our official school letter grade earlier this month, and White Cliffs is no longer (and never intends to be again) a 'D' school. With 15 points of growth on the state's scoring model, we were over halfway to a 'B' with 112 points--a nice solid 'C'. But we're not stopping there. With that kind of momentum, there is every reason to believe that we can bypass the 'B' entirely next year and go straight to being an 'A' school. It has been done before in other places in the state, and that is our ultimate goal for our school and our students.

Part of our growth was due to the performance of our Cambridge students. In addition to the AIMS, those 8th graders were assessed with the Cambridge Checkpoint exams. On several of the subtests, our students earned scores of 6.0, the highest score possible.

Every year there are always some changes, and this year is no exception. Our bell times have been pushed 20 minutes later than last year. Campus opens at 7:50 now for classes that begin at 8:20. School dismissal is at 3:20.

Activity buses have already begun running at 4:40 for our after-school programs. Chess Club, Art Club, Cambridge Club, Student Council have all begun holding their weekly meetings (with more to come), while our fall sports (football, volleyball, cross country) are all up and running as well.

Our calendar is being updated to reflect all of the activities that we have going on at our school, including community-based activities. As a part of the greater community, White Cliffs has provided space for the Northern Arizona Youth Soccer League, Kingman Youth Football League, and the City of Kingman Adult Volleyball program. Once our 21st Century Community Learning Center grant is approved, we will be expanding our after-school offerings to include additional tutoring and enrichment classes for students, as well as additional resources for their families. We hope that you will take advantage of those opportunities.

Once again, thank you for choosing White Cliffs!

Educationally,

Mr. Angle
Principal

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News and Announcements

Picture Retakes Rescheduled
Picture Retakes have been rescheduled for Friday, October 3. This change is to accommodate our quarterly benchmark testing. If your student did not get his or her picture taken or it turns out to be not what you wanted, this will be the day to get photos taken or retaken. Retakes will require that the student returns the previous picture packet.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Kingman Unified School District #20 has been awarded a grant for a 21st Century Community Learning Center at White Cliffs Middle School. We are asking for community input regarding the types of after school and evening programming you would like to see at our Center.
Wolves on Facebook!
White Cliffs Middle School now has a Facebook page! You can Like us at facebook.com/whitecliffswolves

Photos and other items that you believe would be worthwhile to add to our wall can be emailed to Mrs. Ward at lward@kusd.org
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Upcoming Events

White Cliffs Volunteer Organization Meeting
Date: 9/30/2014, 6 PM 7 PM
Location: White Cliffs Middle School 3550 Prospector St Kingman, AZ
Picture Retakes
Date: 10/2/2014
End of 1st Quarter
Date: 10/9/2014
NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
Date: 10/10/2014
NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
Date: 10/13/2014