Michael R. Williams, M.Ed., M.S., NBCT | Principal
    michael.williams@cabarrus.k12.nc.us | @haroldwinklerms | #fromMrW
    (704) 786-2000 

    August 2018

    Winkler Family,

    Welcome to our Back-to-School edition of the Howler! For our new families, we are excited to have you as a part of our family. For returning students and parents, welcome back!

    As you know, Winkler Middle is in our second year of implementation of the International Baccalaureate framework. We anticipate we will apply for accreditation in April 2019!

    Our work as a school for international studies is a perfect fit for our vision to be a community that grows and learns together! During the year, your child will have the opportunity to learn the NC Standards, reflect on their new knowledge, think about how that knowledge fits in the global world, and serve their community. Our teachers will be on campus in early August to finalize our first units of study for students!

    Our administrators have also been busy getting ready for the change. Mrs. Mufitt, our IB Coordinator, and I have completed our Level 2 IB Certification, and Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Mundt will begin the certification process this year!

    You can learn more about our IB Journey by visiting Mrs. Murfitt's webpage!

    As we move into August, we look forward to seeing you at Open House on Wednesday, August 22nd from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. That afternoon, students can get their schedules, meet teachers, and ask lots of questions. (They may even have time to see a few friends.)

    If you are interested in playing sports in the fall, be sure to check out the athletics webpage. Tryouts will begin soon and summer workouts are going strong!

    Finally, I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. Please reach out if you have any questions. You can find the WHO TO CALL page here. I am looking forward to seeing everyone on August 22!


    With Winkler Pride,

    Mr. W