Brief Description of the Site:
Western Middle is a grade 6-8 school in Elon, NC. The target audiences for the site are parents and students, with a special area for students who are newcomers to the school. Postings heavily emphasize making connections with the school staff, with photos, bios, and easy-to-find contact information.
How to use the site:
Making the transition to middle school can be a tough time for students. Changing schools during grades 6-8 is also difficult. The Newcomers Guide, listed directly below the Principal's Page is bound to help new students and their parents feel that this is a school that values its students. There's just enough information about supplies, teachers, activities, and important dates to be helpful, without being overwhelming. The Download Center offers access to important documents including the school's Improvement Plan. Finally, the School History section includes a touching tribute to the school's first principal, and an area where students can get updates on teachers who have moved on to other positions.
Note: School Site of the Week runs every Friday in this space. Submit your favorite school Web site to coordinator Susan Brooks-Young at Sjbrooks@aol.com.