General PTO Meetings

General PTO Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month from 9:15 – 11:00 am in the WAMS Auditorium. Each General Meeting includes information on PTO news and events, an update from the WAMS Principal, and a presentation on a special topic. Following are the meeting dates for 2016 – 2017. Meeting minutes and presentation links are posted after the given event, when available:

  • October 19, 2016 – General Business and Introduction to WAMS Support Staff (Meeting Minutes)
  • November 16, 2016 – Internet Safety & Risks of Social Media (Meeting Minutes)

Crisis Management at the Middle School, a presentation by Ms. Cheryl Howarth

Internet Safety and Cyberbullying, a presentation by Dr. Barbara Bush

“What Are Your Children Doing Online?“, a presentation by Officer Tracy Baldassare

8th Grade Transition to Ridge High School, a presentation by Dr. Brian Heineman & Mrs. Jillian Shadis

8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip, a presentation by Ms. Jen Chmura, Ms. Christine Daly, & Ms. Marissa Fuelhart

Math Course Options, a presentation by Ms. Kristen Wolff & Ms. Tara Bowman (Link coming soon)

Suicide Awareness & Prevention at WAMS (The Middle School Model), a presentation by Dr. Barbara Bush

  • April 19, 2017 – Impact of Social Media on Teens (An Evening Presentation by Lauren Muriello from the Well-Being Therapy Center)