Letter From the Principal's Desk:
We are very excited to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Our staff is excited to partner with students and families as we continue to deliver a high-quality educational experience. In order to sustain and grow our excellence, it will continue to require a team effort. Together we can help our students’ young minds achieve greatness. To support your son/daughter in maximizing their full potential, we ask that you assist your child in the following important ways:
- A large part of success for adults and students alike is a strong work ethic to include regular attendance and solid organizational skills. For your student to receive the full benefit of instructional programming, which the Shaw Heights staff has thoughtfully crafted, they need to be fully present. This means coming to school on time and being well prepared. Please note that classes are in session each day from 8:50 AM to 4:00 PM. Please reinforce the importance of timely attendance with your students. This will serve them well now and in the future.
- Students have much to accomplish during the course of the school year. Being organized and informed will ensure they remain on track for success. In order for students to maximize their classroom success, they will need to invest time outside of the classroom through homework activities focused on demonstrating and expanding their understanding of critical concepts. Our student database Empower should be checked regularly to review student progress. Attendance can be checked through the Infinite Campus parent portal. Please know that our counseling and instructional staff are prepared to support you and your student as they strive for success. If you need assistance accessing either of these programs please call 303-428-9533.
- Registration for the 2019-20 school year will be an online registration process again this year. If you haven’t already, you can begin your registration here. www.westminsterpublicschools.org. We will have in-person support available at Shaw Heights for those that require it. Please take the time to carefully review the important information in the student handbook. It can be accessed here. www.westminsterpublicschools.org/shawheightsms
Along with being involved in your student’s daily progress, we invite you to be engaged in the broader school community through active participation in school-based committees such as our PTSA and our building accountability committee. The PTSA is a wonderful, active, and supportive organization centered on student success. They assist with many activities including fundraising and our annual Turkey Trot. The Building Accountability Committee is focused on school goals, student programming, activity updates, budget issues, and other important items. These vital groups meet quarterly. Please see our calendar here. www.westminsterpublicschools.org/shawheightsms Great schools need community partnerships to be successful! We look forward to another amazing year at Shaw Heights Middle School. We thank you for trusting us with your children. We do not take this responsibility lightly. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!
Thanks for helping us to be Better Together!