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    Principal - Russ Warwick

    “Hello WAIS Families!

    Welcome to a new and exciting school year!

    This is the first year where our entire prek-8th grade model is open, the first year of middle school elective choices for students and the first year we will be sending students abroad! It’s hard to believe, but we have collectively transformed this school from an ordinary neighborhood elementary school to an extraordinary and unique Prek-8 International Studies school! This could not have been done without your support and enthusiasm. Ms. Sandoval and I are looking forward to using our biweekly early release days to guide our team even deeper into our model in order to provide you and your students the absolute best educational experience we can create.  

    We are looking forward to sharing our full data set from the CMAS test results from the 2017-18 school year when we receive them, and we are anticipating great things from our students! They have shown incredible growth over the last few years. I speak on behalf of the entire staff when I say that we couldn’t be prouder of our young scholars. More to come soon!

    Finally, for this school year please see information on after school activities, including swimming lessons from our partners at the Westminster Recreation Center. As we continue growing, we are always looking for enrichment opportunities to help our students become well rounded citizens and scholars.

    Onward to a great school year. Go owls!”



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    Assistant Principal - Melisa Sandoval


    My name is Melisa Sandoval, and I am honored to be the Assistant Principal at Westminster Academy for International Studies.  This is my 12th year as a proud WPS employee, and this is my second year as the Assistant Principal of WAIS.  Prior to this year, I have served the district as a Mental Health Interventionist.  I couldn't be more excited to be here, and I look forward to working with each of you.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, or if you'd like to stop by and say "hello" please do so!  

    Wonderful things are happening at Westminster Academy for International Studies and at WPS.  We are excited to partner with you in your child's education at WPS, Where Education is Personal!