Community meeting planned for new STEM-focused high school campus in North Fulton
Fulton County Schools invites parents and community members to a special March 28 meeting to provide input on its new STEM focused high school campus planned for North Fulton. The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the site of the former Milton High School (now called the Milton Center) in the building’s media center.
Scheduled to open by Fall 2020 on the site of the Milton Center, the building will host college and career-focused curriculum pathways with a focus in the areas of Engineering, Healthcare Science, and Information Technology. The community meeting will share information on STEM curriculum pathways and how they can be most beneficial in preparing students for their post-secondary options, whether it be through a two- or four-year college experience or through directly entering the workforce with specialized STEM skills. Earlier this month, as a first step in the engagement process, visioning workshops were held with school leaders, teachers, students, and industry experts in healthcare, information technology, and post-secondary educational institutions to discuss curriculum pathways and how the STEM campus can link the work of students to real world, project-based learning opportunities.
ATTENTION: 2017 JAG JAM T-Shirts Are On Sale NOW!
The Physical Education Department highly recommends all students purchase a t-shirt so that can gear up for some major competition on the day of the event. If you’d like to purchase a t-shirt online, the deadline to purchase is Sunday, April 23rd at 11:59pm. If you would like to pay by exact cash or check made payable to WBMS, please send money with your child on the day listed below and on the flyer attached. Once the order is placed, no additional t-shirts can be purchased!
6th Grade: Tuesday, April 18th in the gym from 8:00AM – 8:35AM
7th Grade: Thursday, April 20th in the gym from 8:00AM – 8:35AM
8th Grade: Friday, April 21st in the cafeteria from 8:00AM – 8:35AM
“Are you ready to be all you can be?!”
Ready For Life of North Fulton
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Webb Bridge Middle School. Join our team: WBMS "e3" For a Cure (www.relayforlife.org/northfultonga)
Autism Awareness Month
It is officially Autism Awareness Month! At Webb Bridge, we have been celebrating our students with autism and spreading awareness for many years now and will continue with the tradition this month. Here are the activities that we will be doing:
- In advisory, the students will be learning about autism and will get an opportunity to step into the shoes of a person with autism. It will help with being accepting of those with autism and to spread awareness.
- In the halls the students will see pictures of several celebrities who overcame autism and became successful.
- Join Our Team (or donate). Go to http://act.autismspeaks.org/goto/webbbridgebuilders. Thank you!!
- During the month, if you go to Avalon in Alpharetta, put all of your change in the fountain. Spread that news via Facebook, Twitter, whatever!
On Friday, April 28, we will have a pajama bottoms day. For just $1, you get to be comfortable the whole day. Awesome, right?!?!
Attention 8th Grade Parents
The 8th grade dance will be held on Wednesday, May 24th. Invitations along with information/permission forms went home with your students this week. Permission slips and payments will be accepted by homeroom teachers on two days only: April 27th and May 4th. Students must turn in a signed permission slip to their homeroom teacher in order to buy a ticket. The cost of a ticket is $20.00, and it includes a live D.J., delicious food, door prizes and lots of fun.
Webb Bridge is now offering online payments for school fees. If you would like to pay for the dance ticket online, please click here http://osp.osmsinc.com/fultonga and find Webb Bridge Middle School in the drop down menu. The first time you visit the site, you will create a logon and add your Webb Bridge student to your profile. Please note that you will need to know your student’s FCS ID number in order to register. You can find this on your student’s agenda or on the barcode label on the Surface device. Please do not call the front office as they are not able to provide this information, and this information is NOT in Home Access. There is a link to the online payment system on the Webb Bridge home page also.
Yearbooks on Sale Now!
The 2016-2017 Webb Bridge Middle School yearbooks are on sale at http://www.jostensyearbooks.com. Pre-orders will be available through April.
How do I volunteer at WBMS?
To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2016-2017 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. All volunteers must be registered online with FCS in order to volunteer. New Fulton County requirement: You will not be able to volunteer until you complete the online training and application. It could take as long as 48 hours for your application to be processed before you will be eligible to volunteer. Click the link: Fulton County Schools Volunteer Webpage. Become a volunteer in 5 easy steps.
- Complete the mandatory online training.
- Complete the volunteer application.
- Wait 24 – 48 hours for your application to be processed
- Visit the school and begin volunteering (please bring your ID)?
Bilingual Community Liaison/ Enlace Bilingüe con los Padres
Our Bilingual Community Liaison assists parents that speak Spanish in parent-teacher conferences, emails, and phone calls through interpretation or translation. The most important goal is to support parents from other cultures or languages to understand our school system and help them to be involved in their child’s education. If you need assistance in this regard, please send an email to our Parent Liaison, Rosanna Santiago, at
Nuestro Enlace Bilingüe asiste a los padres que hablan Español en las conferencia de padres-maestros, correos electrónicos y llamadas telefónicas a través de interpretaciones o traducciones. El objetivo más importante es apoyar a los padres que provienen de otras culturas o idiomas para que entiendan nuestro sistema educativo y ayudarlos a involucrarse en la educación de su hijo(a). Si necesita ayuda en este sentido, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a nuestro Enlace con los Padres, Rosanna Santiago
Talented and Gifted Screening and Referral Process
The Talented and Gifted program in Fulton County School System provides enriching experiences for the intellectually advanced and exceptionally creative student. Gifted services are available in all Fulton County Schools for students in kindergarten through grade 12. All procedures for identification and service of gifted students meet guidelines of Georgia Board of Education Rule 160-4-2-.38. You may download the
Questions & Answers Referral process or visit the Fulton County School's
Advanced Studies and Talent Development website.
Edmodo For Parents
Teachers at Webb Bridge Middle School are utilizing the website Edmodo to post classroom information. Parents can create one account and link to all of their student’s account. This is great if you have more than one student using Edmodo. Follow these simple steps:
- Obtain the unique 6-digit Parent Code from your child’s account (this is not the same as your child’s Group Codes). The Parent Code is located on your child’s Edmodo Homepage on the bottom left side panel.
- After you have the parent code, go to
www.edmodo.com. Currently, you can not create your Account on the mobile or iPad Edmodo app).
- Click “I’m a Parent” and fill in the necessary information and Parent Code. Note: Each child has a different Parent Code. You do not need to share a Parent Account with another parent, relative, or guardian. Multiple Parent Accounts can setup for one student. Each Parent Account must have a different email address.)
If a student needs to leave school before normal dismissal time, a note from the parent or guardian requesting early dismissal must be sent to the office on the morning of the requested early dismissal.
Please refrain from checking out students between 3:45-4:05 p.m. as this allows us to protect the instructional time at the end of the day for all students. The student will be dismissed from class to come to the office at the time indicated on the note; however, parents or guardians must come in to the office to sign out their children. Your cooperation with this procedure is requested at it minimizes interruptions to instruction. Of course, in an emergency, a parent may come directly to the office to request that a student be dismissed early. Please be prepared to show a photo ID when checking out a student.
For the safety of our students, please follow our carpool safety guidelines:
• Our one and only carpool entrance is in the front of the building.
• Please drop your child off in the front of the school where staff is on duty. There is no drop off in the bus area or by the music hall.
• Our carpool is single lane; please avoid using the left lane to bypass the carpool lane.
When approaching the front of the carpool line, please pull up to the yellow line (past the front entrance to the school).
• Remember that with one carpool entrance we must be courteous of other drivers.
Please remind your child to wait on the sidewalk and not to cross in front of cars in the carpool lane. Thank you for your cooperation.
Webb Bridge Middle School Educational Foundation
The goal of the foundation will be to purchase technologies and educational programs for the students of our school that would not otherwise be available through traditional funding by the Fulton County School System or our PTA. While the foundation will be separate from the PTA, both will serve important functions for our school. The PTA provides numerous programs and events, volunteers, and support for our teachers. The foundation will be designed to complement the PTA and its efforts by providing funding for additional technology and resources that are unable to be funded by the PTA due to pre-designated restrictions and/or guidelines.
So as not to compete with the PTA for donations, the foundation will seek to raise money from large corporations in the Alpharetta and North Fulton area, which is home to many computer companies, technology businesses and national call centers along with private donations. Our goal will be to tap into these resources to support student learning. If you are interested in serving on the exploratory committee, please contact Marc Gelber at
770-856-9508. While we have an attorney that has offered to provide the legal service to set up the Foundation, we are in need of a CPA to file the 501(c)(3) application as well as volunteers for various other roles. While the time commitment will be minimal, your impact on Webb Bridge will be great.
National Blue Ribbon Schools 2010
The award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement especially among disadvantaged and minority students. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds. To read more about the National Blue Ribbon program and view a list of 2010 winners, please go the Department of Education website at
Webb Bridge Middle School is a 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch
Webb Bridge was originally designated as a Lighthouse School to Watch in 2006 and was re-designated for a third time for the 2015 school year. A Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch is a school that is conscientiously moving to meet fully the nationally endorsed criteria for high-performing middle schools, one that has made marked progress in meeting all of these criteria, including measurable gains in the academic achievement of all students. To find out more information about the Georgia Lighthouse Schools to Watch program, visit the Georgia Middle School Association website at http://www.gmsa.net and the National Forum website at http://www.middlegradesforum.org.