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Will C. Wood Middle School | 420 Grand St. Alameda, CA 94501 | 510.748.4015 | @GoWoodBeavers

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Resources for Immigrant Families

Please go to this page for information about AUSD's Safe Haven Resolution, the City's Sanctuary City proclamation, and other resources about the status of immigrant families in our school district and community.

Principal's Message

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Wood School along with other Alameda Unified Schools, have been focusing on celebrating the philosophies and ...more

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Group Delphi, local Alameda design leader partners with Wood's MakerSpace!

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Students tinker and create!

Wood students participated in a fun afterschool program where they explored the childhood pasttime of "tinkering". Take a look at what they created.

Tinkering

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Safe Transportation Announcement

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

The safety of all our students is our priority as they move to/from Wood Middle School.

We want to remind the students of safely riding their bike, scooters and ...more

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2017-2018 Annual Back-to-School Registration

AUSD uses Back-to-School Registration every year to confirm that a student will be attending a district school in the upcoming school year. The registration also gives parent/guardians a chance to update emergency contacts, acknowledge annual authorizations, and review the district’s policies. We ask that parent/guardians complete the registration via our InfoSnap online system as soon as possible.


To get started, you will need your student’s unique 2017-18 SnapCode. We will send these out by email starting July 26. (If we don’t have a valid email, we will send the SnapCode to you via postal mail.) If you do not receive this information by August 7, please contact your student’s school site directly for assistance. The easiest way to access registration is to click the snapcode link in the email. If you receive a letter or need to log back into InfoSnap click here:

Back to School Registration FAQs

Please visit the AUSD website regularly for important information regarding the start of school!

Wood is a 2017 Golden Ribbon Award Winner!



 

Order your WOOD Spirit Wear!

Now you can get your own WMS t-shirt, hoodie, and accessories at the AGL website. A part of every sale comes back to our school and helps fund student activities. Get your school spirit on!


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Wood Middle School Creates an “Everyone Belongs Here” Mural




In response to the district wide, “Everyone Belongs Here” event on Nov 16, Wood Middle School students created a 20’ mural on campus. This project was spearheaded by Lindsey Shepard, WMS art ...more

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5/24/17

Alameda Middle School Summer Running/Conditioning

All students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades are invited to participate in a free drop in summer running/conditioning program at Crab Cove (in front of the Visitor’s Center), Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 3:30 – 4:30, beginning June 12th, continuing until the end of summer break.  Fitness and fun are the goals of the program, no prior running experience necessary.  Workouts include stretching, form drills, trail running, core exercises, often ending with a running game.  Participants in this summer program may be interested in joining the Alameda Asteroids Middle School Cross Country Club, sponsored by the Alameda Education Foundation.  It is an after-school program from September to early November, with practices at Crab Cove.

 

Coach Debra Cramer, smithcramer@yahoo.com 510-917-5745 is an Alameda resident, parent, runner and Alameda Asteroids Middle School Cross Country Coach, member of the Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders running club and racing team.

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5/12/17

Dear Wood PTA,

 

Will C. Wood staff would like to acknowledge and thank our fabulous PTA for providing us with coffee, pastries, home cooked meals and baked sweets along with a lot of love and support this week.

 

We are grateful to have the support of such a wonderful and generous group of parents!

 

Love,

Wood Staff

 



 

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4/19/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Issued By:           Sean McPhetridge, Superintendent (510) 337-7060 and

Gary Lym, President, Board of Education (510) 337-7187

 

Two AUSD Schools Receive Gold Ribbon Awards

Wood Middle School and ASTI Recognized by State

 

Alameda – April 19, 2017 – Two secondary schools in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) have been designated Gold Ribbon Schools, the California Department of Education (CDE) announced Tuesday.

 

The Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the Distinguished Schools Program, which is currently on hold as the state transitions to new assessment and accountability systems. Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice, including standards-based projects and practices that led to gains in implementing state standards and can be replicated in other districts.

 

Last year the CDE gave the award to elementary schools, including four in AUSD (Otis Elementary School, Maya Lin School, Earhart Elementary School, and Haight Elementary School). This year the CDE honored secondary (middle and high) schools. The  two AUSD schools that received the designation are:

 

Wood Middle School for its STEAM-Integrated Learning Through Inquiry program

 

Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) for its Early College High School program

 

You can see more detail about these programs on the AUSD website.

 

"I am always thrilled when our schools are recognized by the state Department of Education,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. "It is testament to the hard work of teachers, staff, students, and families. It serves as a reminder to us all that Alameda is truly blessed with excellent and innovative educational programs for our youth.”

 

In March, ASTI also won a Green Ribbon award from the CDE.  Both ASTI and Wood Middle School will be recognized for their accomplishments at a luncheon hosted by the CDE in Santa Clara next month.

 

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Calendar 2017-2018

Click here to view the 2017-2018 AUSD School Calendar

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Today: 8/17/17
All Day: Teacher Professional Development Day

School Supply List

Basic School Supply List for 4th-8th. Grade

1.  #2 Pencils

2.   Small personal sharpener

3.   Colored pencils

4.   College ruled binder paper

5.   1 pack of graph paper

6.   Three hole binder

7.   Erasers

8.   Protractor

9.   Compass

10. Pencil pouch

11. Student safety scissors

12. Ruler with metric system

13. Zip drive

14. 2 Glue sticks

15. 2 highlighters

16. 1 red pen

17. 1 pack of personal tissue (optional)

18. Hand Sanitizer (optional)

19. Kleenex for the class (optional)

We Welcome the Jr. Beavers to Wood! (4th-5th. Graders)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the current principal of Wood Middle School and a former principal of Lum, I am delighted to welcome your child to Wood. Wood has a great relationship with the Lum ...more

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Yard Supervisors Needed!

AUSD is looking for people to supervise elementary students during lunch and recesses.  If interested, please contact Wood's office or the district office at 337-7130.

What is STEAM?

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on ...more

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Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Everyone Belongs Here

Everyone Belongs

Common Core (CAASPP) Updates

Looking for information about the Common Core tests your students took last spring? AUSD’s "Common Core Assessments" web page offers a wealth of information on the California Assessment of Student ...more

Parent Info Night-Sept.

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