David E. Williams Middle School

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School and Community Facts

David E. Williams Middle School, located in the suburbs four miles west of Pittsburgh, PA, services the communities of Robinson Township, Kennedy Township, Pennsbury Village, and Ingram and Thornburg Boroughs. David E. Williams Middle School is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The building principals are the instructional leaders for the professional staff, comprised approximately of 50+ teachers, three guidance counselors, one librarian, and one nurse. David E. Williams Middle School offers academics, athletics, and activities to provide a productive and fulfilling education for all students. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”- Abraham Lincoln

 

School Administration

Dr. Michael Ghilani, Superintendent

Mr. Jason Burik, Assistant to the Superintendent

Dr. Christopher Stone, Director of Curriculum k-6

Mr. Scott Milburn, Director of Curriculum 7-12

Mr. Dominic Salpeck, Middle School Principal

Mr. Michael Marvin, Assistant Middle School Principal

For contact information, refer to: www.montourschools.com

 

Counselors

Mrs. Andrea Verdream: Grade 5

Mr. Kevin VanShura: Grades 6-7

Mrs. Jodi Williams: Grade 8

 

Non Discrimination Policy

The Montour School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or limited English proficiency in its activities, program or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX and section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact the superintendent and Title IX Coordinator. For information regarding services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons contact the Administration Office (412) 490-6500. David E. Williams Middle School Grades 5-8 Porters Hollow Rd. Coraopolis, PA 15108 (412) 771-8802 www.montourschools.com

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Montour School District is to meet and exceed the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students preparing them to be lifelong learners and productive members of their community and nation.

 

Vision Statement

The Montour School District is committed to providing the community with a dynamic learning environment that fosters a love of learning and a respect of self and others in an increasingly diverse society. Montour is committed to high standards in the classroom through rigorous expectations. Striving for excellence in all endeavors is the benchmark that all staff members and students are expected to achieve.

 

David E. Williams Middle School Profile

School Day: 7:45 a.m.- 2:44 p.m.

Bus Arrival / Student Drop off: 7:30-7:40   Late Bell: 7:50

Enrollment for the 2015—2016 school year:

Grade 5: 206

Grade 6: 205

Grade 7: 202

Grade 8: 230

Current School Performance Profile Grade (Issued by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education): 90.2 %

For additional information, please visit: http://paschoolperformance.org

 

Grading System

The Montour School District grading scale is as follows:

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 70-79

D 60-69

F 0-59

 

Curriculum

David E. Williams Middle School offers a comprehensive curriculum that is aligned to our state standards. With a strong emphasis on academics, David E. Williams offers accelerated courses in the following areas: ELA, Mathematics, and Science. Please refer to the Course of Study located on the David E. Williams website for additional information.

 

Student Activities/ Athletics

David E. Williams offers students a variety of age appropriate activities outside of the classroom. These programs include but are not limited to: middle school yearbook committee, student council, student of the month, peer tutoring programs, tv studio crew, flag crew, concert band, jazz band, concert chorus, and the DEW Theatre Group. David E. Williams offers students a wide selection of athletic sporting opportunities during the fall, winter and spring. Fall sports include football, boys/girls soccer, girls basketball, boys/girls cross-country and cheerleading. During the winter season cheerleading, wrestling, and boys basketball are offered. David E. Williams rounds out the year with boys/girls track, girls volleyball, and boys/girls swimming. All of the programs are well recognized and very competitive in their respected conferences. Montour’s athletic tradition is one of prestige and excellence and a great source of pride for the community. David E. Williams Middle School recognizes our athletes twice a year during school wide assemblies.