Daniel Webster Middle School first opened its doors in 1956. Through the years the building population has continued to grow and become more diverse. Webster Middle School currently has 615 students.
We celebrate the diversity of our school and we continue to focus on creating a learning community at Webster. We are beginning our transition at Webster Middle School toward becoming a true learning community over the next few years by embracing the basic tenets of middle school philosophy with our focus on providing our young people with an interesting, encouraging and caring environment that supports the highest level of student academic achievement.
At Webster Middle School, we have a highly qualified staff that is currently utilizing “best practices” as the core of all our instructional and curricular decisions. Our students have a dress code to engender a professional atmosphere throughout the school. We offer students multi-media and video classes in addition to the traditional curriculum. We have three computer labs and all classrooms and students have access to the Internet. Channel One News and our student-directed, produced and performed Webster Wildcat News are broadcast throughout the building daily.
We offer a variety of extra-curricular activities including a number of after school programs to reinforce student learning. We also have partnerships with some colleges/universities and local agencies.
Our instructional staff includes: two building administrators, regular education teachers grades 6–8, special education teachers, reading teachers, Encore teachers in the areas of music, art, and physical education, a multi-media teacher, and support staff that includes school counselors, a social worker, nurse, psychologist, speech pathologist, librarian, computer technician, and many paraprofessionals.
Within one self-contained special education classroom, Webster provides a safe and structured learning environment for behaviorally and emotionally challenged students. The majority of special education services are delivered to students within the mainstream classroom via an inclusion format with the resource teachers serving as co-teachers in the regular classrooms.
Webster’s staff has begun to initiate the PBIS discipline system. The PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) system places the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.