At Watkins Middle school, through our Professional Learning Community, our mission is to:
Promote a challenging learning environment for a 21st century global community.
Inspire our students to develop their potential and achieve their dreams.
Engage students and staff in a safe, supportive environment to foster positive relationships.
Create high expectations for success through developmentally-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles.
Encourage our parents, teachers, and community members to actively participate in our students’ life-long learning and personal growth.
Watkins supports the recommendation made in the Carnegie Report, Turning Points 2000, to provide students with a nurturing network by organizing the student population into small teams. Each team consists of approximately 130 student with 5 core teachers in math, social studies, science, language arts, and reading. Students have the opportunity to build positive relationships with peers and teachers throughout the year. In addition to the regular curriculum, students may choose to participate in extracurricular activities and electives. Electives available to students include: French, Spanish, art, speech, theater arts, choir, orchestra, band, industrial technology, family consumer science, and communication application.
STUDENT AWARDS AND HONORS
The awards earned by our student are indicative of the strong, well-balanced program of study, which we offer:
Language Arts: Two sixth graders have submitted poems which will appear in the Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans
Athletics: Watkins basketball, football, and volleyball teams have combined for a total of 50 District Championships since Watkins opened in 1982-83. The 7th and 8th grade Boys A, B, and C basketball teams have won the most games in the District for eight seasons in a row.
Technology Education: 2002-2003 Regional Awards include 44-1st place, 19-2nd place and 24-3rd place. 2002-2003 State Awards include 1-Top 100 Projects, 12-Best in Show, 28-1st place, 24-2nd place and 8-3rd place.
Music Department Achievements: Consecutive years of 1st Division ratings at UIL Concert Contest - 8 Band, 4 Choir, 2 Orchestra; Average number of students who are selected to perform with district Honor groups and Region groups per year - 15 Band, 4 Choir, 5 Orchestra; Students from all 3 music organizations perform at their respective Solo and Ensemble Contests each year; Each group performs many concerts during the year both on and off campus, in formal and informal settings
Speech: 3rd place Sweepstakes Trophy at Cy-Springs Festival.
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