927-A South Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
740-927-3941
8th Grade Assembly

8th Grade Students and Parents:

This coming Tuesday, we have been the given the opportunity by the high school and Licking County Memorial Hospital to have our 8th graders participate in an assembly with Sean Swarner. Sean was voted one of the top eight most inspirational people of all time. He is the only person in history to have accomplished what he has, inspires millions around the world, and has been featured on every national morning talk show. Sean’s story is not just about surviving cancer, it’s about persistence, determination, and the relatable common thread of overcoming obstacles in order to achieve success. Using his adventures to relate on a personal level, Sean shares how that road to completing your goals begins with one step. For Sean, it went from being bed-ridden for nearly a year to the summit of Mt. Everest. If you would like more information about Sean or his presentation, you can do so by Googling his name. We are very thankful for this opportunity Tuesday, September 1st in the afternoon, and we are looking forward to this valuable experience for our 8th graders.
Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!

Watkins Middle School is eager to welcome back students, their families and staff to the 2015-2016 school year. We are very pleased that our school has a well-earned reputation in our community to its commitment of fostering academic excellence while consistently focusing on creating positive social relationships. At Southwest Licking, we are working together in creating a child-centered learning community that involves each and every adult who interacts within a child’s life.

Visiting our school, you will notice many positive changes. We also have a number of new staff we would like to introduce.  Ms. Katie Piacquadio is our new assistant principal. We also added the following list of teachers:  Matt Connor - 8th grade math; Robert Davis - Middle School/High School band; Jacob Duffy - intervention specialist; Michelle Illick-Bowers - 7th grade social studies; Vikki James - 7th grade social studies; Kyle McFerin - career technology; Katie Nieman - PE/Health; Phillip Showalter - Middle School band/choir; Shawn Walter - technology. Our new speech pathologist is Kelsey Purtell. Please join me in welcoming to our Warrior Tribe!  

Bus route information will available on August 13th. Please see the district website for more information.

Building start and end times are as follows:

• The high school and middle school start time 7:20 a.m.

• The middle school day will end at 2:10 p.m. and the high school day will end at 2:14 p.m. They will be on the same bus routes.

This is beneficial information for the community at large in order to avoid encountering the congestion on local thoroughfares during these times.

Our school supply lists are located to the left and other updates can be found below and on our Facebook page at Watkins Middle School. We also encourage that all families sign up for each of their children’s school listserv by clicking on the announcements link located on each building’s home page. The Middle School's announcements can be subscribed to by simply putting your email address in the box on the right hand side of the homepage.  

In closing, we look forward to meeting our students and their families and working with each to create the best educational experience. We believe that students can reach their potential when parents, teachers, students, administrators and the community work together. The staff of Watkins Middle School looks forward to another year of providing an outstanding education to our students. If you ever have any questions, concerns, or positive comments, please contact your child’s teacher or Mr. Brown. Working together we can provide the education each child in our district deserves. We thank our learning community for their continued support.

 


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Watkins Middle School
8808 Watkins Road, S.W.
Pataskala Ohio 43062
Phone: 740-927-5767
Fax: 740-927-2337
Mr. Ryan Brown, Principal
rbrown@laca.org
Start time: 7:20 am
Dismissal:  2:10 pm
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927-A South Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062

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