I hope everyone is doing well in preparation for the holidays. We have made much progress in the recent weeks. First, we have an Assistant Principal candidate that will be taken to the BoE for approval. This individual is dynamic, fun, and understands the students, staff, and community which we serve. I have been meeting with potential teachers and staff and I must say that CPS has some incredible people that work with our children. Staff selection will occur in January, which gives me just enough time to meet with everyone who wants to bring some magic to JWMS. We will be setting up interviews in December for our two Professional School Counselors and will also be interviewing for our Library Media Specialist. The LMS will be in charge of our incredible Media Center, Maker Space Lab, and Instructional Lab. I envision this area being the hub of creativity and productivity. When we get back from Thanksgiving Break, we will be sending an email to all students who will be attending John Warner Middle School in 2020. Students will have input on Mascot ideas and secondary colors. Construction is moving along well. We are definitely on track for completion in early April. As soon as I am able to I will send out information about touring the completed building. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy some time with your family during the break!
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