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West Middle Elementary School

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District
The West Middle Hawk Says: Have Respect Achieve Work Together Kindness Show Responsibility
West Middle School embraces its multicultural environment to dynamically educate students by fostering high expectations through a joint collaboration of school, home, and a supportive community.

Located in Asylum Hill, grades include Pre-K through Grade 5, as well as special education and English Language Support classes. The school serves nearly 550 students from 22 countries speaking 14 languages in an urban campus setting bordered by Asylum Avenue and Niles Street.

West Middle School implements the Hartford Public Schools curriculum, including the gradual release to “Readsponsibility” for literacy. This model includes whole-class-modeled instruction, shared instruction, small-group-guided practice, and independent practice; it is used in all academic subjects. 
Overview
Grades Served : PK4 - 5
Type : Elementary
Zone : Zone 1
Before Care : Free breakfast provided daily from 8:10 pm to 8:40 am
After School Programs : After School Hours: There are many opportunities for students from grades K-5 to participate in supervised after school learning and enrichment activities at little or no cost. Specific information is provided during Fall School Celebration Fair.
Special Features and Highlights
Community partners that support WMS include The Hartford, Neighborhood Revitalization Education Sub-Committee, Asylum Hill Congregational Church, ConnectiKids, Boys and Girls Club, Community Services Inc., Catholic Family Charities, Mega Education, Hartford Jewish Coalition for Literacy, and CT Parents Plus.

Community connections continue to grow along with active participation. Representatives of the organizations noted below are on the School Governance Council and are part of the leadership:
• Hartford District Academic Competitions
• District Finalist for Writing and Recitation
• District Finalist for Science Fair
• PBIS School Award for Positive Behavior
• School wide: Student of the Month awards
• Family celebrations
• Academic achievement recognition
Special Points
• Diverse, multicultural student body
• On-site Community School Director to coordinate a variety of programs for health, academic and artistic enrichment 
• Caring teachers, staff and students

Community School - Lead Agency: Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford
Julia Corrigan, Community School Director
860-367-7189
What People Are Saying
Students Say :
“It’s a good place to learn memorable life advice to help you be successful.” (S. B, 5th grader)
“Our education is very good and we learn so much.” (D. E, 4th grader)

Parents Say :
“My daughter has an excellent teacher who cares about her academics, but also about her feelings.” (Ms. V, parent of 1st grader)
“WMS is alive, welcoming and has dedicated teachers.Volunteering at WMS is the highlight of my week!” (Ms. R.)

Teachers Say :
“It is wonderful to work in a multicultural environment with children and families from all over the world.” (Mrs. H, second grade teacher)
“Highly qualified and supportive peers who are always available to provide support and materials for my students who are always eager to learn.” (Mrs. F, kindergarten teacher)
Hours
8:45 am – 3:55 pm
Uniform
Navy Blue Logo shirt available for purchase at the school, with khaki, black or navy pants/skirt, or jumper.
Principal
Sheilda Garrison (Pre-K – 5)
Principal Email
Phone
(860) 695-5484
Address
927 Asylum Avenue, Hartford CT, 06105

Beginning on August 27th, 2013, students will be re-located temporarily to:

 

PreK – 3rd:   to MLK at 25 Ridgefield Street

 

4th – 8th:     to MD Fox at 470 Maple Avenue


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