School Governance Council Update: Our School Governance Council (SGC) continues to gather data from all of our stakeholders (staff, parents, students, and community members). As the district works to write its new Strategic Plan, we are also taking this time to monitor our school initiatives so that we are best serving our WBMS students. Our Strategic Plan is located on our school website.
At this time, I would like to invite you to take a parent survey so we can gather your constructive feedback to help guide the work of our next Strategic Plan. Please take a few minutes to fill out this important survey! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT TO OUR WORK!! You can access the survey by copying and pasting the following into your browser: http://bit.ly/WBMSNeeds17
School Governance Council Elections
WE WANT YOU to run for School Governance Council! Candidate Declarations are now open for all School Governance Councils from January 23rd - February 17th. All rising 6th and 7th grade parents can declare candidacy for WBMS SGC. Rising 9th grade parents can declare candidacy for Alpharetta High School SGC. Click on the link to view candidate declaration forms:
The talent show is coming soon! Details are going to be coming very soon, so start coming up with an awesome act for the auditions. In the past we have had ballerinas, comedians, violinists, martial artists, Broadway singers, drummers, and even hula dancers among many other talents. So start coming up with a GREAT act!
Rising 6th Grade Parent Orientation meeting at Webb Bride Middle School
Parent Orientation general meeting will be held Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6: p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the gym. After the general meeting, the following focus area meetings will be held afterwards.
- Talented and Geifted Information: Cafteria from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
- Special Education Information: Room 105 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Elementary School Visits to Webb Bridge Middle School
Rising 6th grade student from our feeder elementary schools will visit WBMS on the following days.
- Tuesday, March 7th: Creek View Elementary
- Wednesday, March 8th: New Prospect ES, Lake Windward ES, and Ocee ES
Pennies for Patients
Student Council and Beta Club will be participating in the campaign Pennies for Patients for the month of January and February. Starting today, Webb Bridge Middle School is participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program; a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancers! We are asking that everyone (students, faculty, parents, alumni, etc.) at Webb Bridge Middle School to join in this effort of raising awareness and collecting funds to benefit the mission of LLS: to find cures for blood cancers and to improve the quality of life for patient and their families.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone loses their battle. Thanks to the support of people like you, doctors are getting closer to finding a cure every day! In the 1960’s the 5-year survival rate for children under the age of 20 with ALL (the most common form of leukemia) went from a mere 3% to nearly 95% today! Your support is critical to help us find a cure and I hope you will join us in the fight against blood cancers!!!
Click Link to Donate Now: HTTP://EVENTS.LLS.ORG/PAGES/GA/WEBBBRIDGEMIDDLESCHOOL-2017
Thank you so much for supporting LLS and Webb Bridge Middle School’s participation in the Pennies program! Together we can reach our goal of $3,000+! For more information on Pennies for Patients or other LLS Student Series Programs, please visit: http://www.studentseries.org/. Let’s make a “CHANGE” and help the children in Georgia fight this battle.
Professional Learning Days
January 17th and March 31st are Professional Learning Days for the facutly/staff at Webb Bridge Middle. Students will not report to school on those these days.
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.