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WPMS- Highlands Campus

White Plains Middle School PTA
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Welcome to the White Plains Middle School Parent-Teacher Association (WPMS PTA).  WPMS PTA is one united group, representing two campuses.  Our purpose is two-fold:  to foster strong COMMUNICATION between the WPMS and the families and to SUPPORT the students’ academic experience by providing grants to the schools for interesting and engaging programs, materials and experiences that will enhance the our students’ academic environment.

To support the efforts of the PTA, you can:

  • Become a MEMBER today!  Your membership dollars support state-wide advocacy efforts as well as our ability to provide grants for programs and trips. Joining is easier than ever – use the membership form on this page and send it in, or go on-line register at :  http://www.nyspta.org/YourPTA/YourPTA_Membership_Unit_Lookup.cfm

Sign up to receive our email newsletter – keep up-to-date on goings on in the middle school.


Send your email contact information to:

Eastview:  Hope Scully – hhsdesign@yahoo.com

Highlands:  Jessica Ulbrich jfkdj99@gmail.com

  • Volunteer – let us know you are interested in helping out and we will contact you.  You won’t hear from us a lot , but we will let everyone know when help is needed.

  • Send in an additional donation, above and beyond your membership dues

  • Take part in our fundraisers – Spiritwear, The Fred Gressler Memorial Walk at Halloween, and more!

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    The White Plains Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that we will be piloting Glencoe Math for the second half of the school year.  Each student in grades 6-8, with the exception of Algebra*, has been provided a Glencoe Math textbook to support learning.  Students will also be provided a unique username and password in order to access Glencoe Math online resources.  We encourage you to use these resources and the guidelines below to support your child in his or her study of mathematics:

    • Know what concepts are important for your kids based on their grade level and spend time working on those concepts
    • Be aware of what concepts your child struggled with last year and support your child in those challenge areas moving forward
    • Help your child know and memorize basic math facts. Ask your child to “do the math” that pops up in daily life
    • Talk to your children about their math homework and ask them to teach you new concepts. Help them figure out ways to explain their thinking
    • Provide time every day for your child to work on math at home

    If you have any questions, please contact Greg Gorman, the Coordinator for K-12 Mathematics at 914 422 2152  *students in Algebra have had use of a textbook since the start of the school year.




    The National PTA has recently introduced a four part webinar series designed to educate parents on the Common Core State Standards and empower them to support the transition at school and at home.  To access the webinar click on this link: http://www.pta.org/advocacy/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3894.

    You can also access other downloadable resources on the website, including an overview of the curriculum for each grade.


    Informational materials for the Regents Exam in Algebra I (Common Core), including the Educator Guide, 3 webcasts, and additional Sample Items have been posted on EngageNY at:

    The materials and their individuals links are as follows:
    Educator Guide to the Regents Examination in Algebra I (Common Core)
    The Guide was designed to support educators by providing an overview of the new test design.  Information about how the assessment shifts informed test development and how the CCLS will be measured on the new Regents Exam in Algebra I (CC) is specified.
    Algebra I Webcasts

    The three webcasts provide: (1) background on the Common Core State Standards along with teaching principles and tools that are crucial for implementing changes in instruction and a mathematics curriculum (2) information for teachers on the test design of the Regents Exam in Algebra I (Common Core) and how it measures the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and (3) background information on the sample questions for Algebra I (Common Core).
    Algebra I Sample Questions Fall 2013
    Additional sample questions have been provided to help students, parents, and educators understand the instructional shifts under by the Common Core.


    There is concern from the school nurses that students are coming in to school sick or coming back too early from being sick.  Please see the attached letter from the nurse.

    Need help with homework???
    Want more information about your favorite subject???
    Click here for the Internet Resource Page for Students.
    Use your school ID and password to get access.
    Sarah Medelius & Kristine Holden
    PTA Co-presidents

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