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990 N. Walnut Grove Rd.
Midlothian, TX 76065
P: 972-775-5355
F: 972-775-8127
Hours: 8:35a-3:40p

Principal: Brian Blackwell
Asst. Principals: Roger Jaffe & Carly Woolery
Secretary: Annie Conrad

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Garvin Selected to Present at Edmodo Conference in California

Over 27,000 educators from 170 different countries registered last year to hear about creative ways to use Edmodo. This year, Walnut Grove Middle School teacher Nathan Garvin submitted a presentation proposal and was selected along with nine other teachers from California, Florida, Michigan and Australia to present at the EdmodoCon 2014 on August 6. He will share how he uses Edmodo to improve the essay revising and editing process for students in his 7th grade reading/language arts classroom.

This online tool is a secure, social learning network that helps many elementary and middle school MISD teachers embrace technology and better communicate with their students by posting assignments, quizzes, polls, and have small group discussions on projects. Furthermore, parents can have a separate login to view his/her child's homework assignments.

Midlothian ISD is proud to have Garvin showcase his 21st century teaching method to educators from around the world.

M. NisbettNisbett Receives Servant Leader Award

Posted: June 23, 2014

Each year the Servant Leader Award is given to a Midlothian ISD staff member who exhibits characteristics such as: Listening, Empathy, Healing, Awareness, Persuasion, Conceptualization, Foresight, Stewardship, Commitment to the Growth of People, and Building the Community through Schools. Nominations are submitted by colleagues and evaluated by a School Board subcommittee. At the June 16 meeting, the Board unanimously approved the recommendation to award the 2014 MISD Servant Leader Award to Margie Nisbett, Walnut Grove Middle School teacher.

PHOTO: 2014 Servant Leader Margie Nisbett pictured with School Board member Keith Hitt
(photo courtesy of Mike Sackett at Waxahachie Daily Light)

Summer Assignments

HS Credit Spanish Summer Assignments
In order to prepare for the year in the high school credit Spanish course, students will have three assignments to complete over the summer. Students will be tested over the assignments when the 2014-15 school year begins. Download PDF

Algebra Summer Homework
Eighth grade students who will be taking Algebra for the 2014-15 school year must complete the summer homework assignment and bring it on the first day of school. This will be a graded assignment. Download PDF

7th Grade PreAP Math Summer Homework
Students who will be taking 7th grade PreAP Math for the 2014-15 school year must complete the summer homework assignment and bring it to class on the first day of school. Download PDF

7th Grade PreAP Language Arts Summer Homework
Students who requested the 7th PreAP Language Arts class for the upcoming school year are required to have summer assignment completed by the first day of school. The student’s knowledge of the assignment will be assessed within the first weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.  Download PDF

8th Grade PreAP Language Arts Summer Homework
Students who have signed up for 8th Grade PreAP Language Arts for the 2014-15 school year must complete the summer reading assignment. Students will read The Giver by Lois Lowry and join “The Giver Group” on Edmodo. Student must post at least twice with a thoughtful question or reflection and also reply to several posts throughout the summer. More information is available in the summer assignment letter. Download PDF

New Cat Leader Group for 2014-15 To Be Notified Soon

Exciting plans are already being made for the 2014-15 school year at WGMS. Some organizations that must be in place before school starts are our student leadership groups, which includes Cat Leadership. Almost 140 students applied for the 50 positions available in Cat Leadership. All those who applied were very worthy and it was quite difficult to narrow the field down to 50. We have so, so many great Wildcats here at WGMS! If you were selected to serve in Cat Leadership for the 2014-15 school year you will be receiving a letter in the mail very soon. The letter contains info on some of the first events where you will be needed, including the first date to "report for duty." No matter what, make this school year the best ever!

Summer Hours & Registration

Our summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 4:30p. These hours will be in effect from June 9 to August 1. Our hours after then will be Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm

Also, new student registration will be held on August 6-8, and August 11-15, from 8am - 4pm.

Incoming 7th Graders need required Immunizations

State law requires students in Texas schools to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Incoming 7th graders are required to have additional vaccines before the beginning of the school year. If you have any questions about the required vaccines, please consult your doctor or school nurse. Without the proper documentation of required vaccinations or a valid medical or conscientious exemption, students will not be allowed to obtain a class schedule or start the 2014-2015 school year. More information can be found at www.immunizetexas.org

House Bill 5 - Graduation Requirements

The 83rd Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5 which contains sweeping changes to the Texas Education Code and, therefore, to graduation plans in Texas public schools. Video presentation. Download FAQ [PDF]