Dear Parents, Families and Friends,

I hope you are enjoying the warm summer months and that you are finding time to make special memories with friends and family!

I am thrilled to begin my third school year as Principal of Woodmere Middle School. I am dedicated to not only maintaining the school’s reputation of offering exceptional educational experiences for students, but presenting additional opportunities as well. I am confident that the entire WMS staff is committed to providing the support that is needed for all of our learners to achieve academic, social, and emotional success.

As I spend time this summer with Mr. Thompson discussing our school building, my enthusiasm continues to grow. Several exciting changes await the students’ return in September! Our Outdoor Environmental Center (OEC) is ready for classes to use. This area consists of a greenhouse, pond, weather station, and designated teaching areas. We are also starting a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) where students will be held to high standards within the categories of scholarship, service, character, leadership, and citizenship.

Summer is also a wonderful time for students to begin thinking about finding their passion and talents in the wide array of extra-curricular activities available at WMS. Getting involved beyond the classroom is a terrific way to learn new things, while making some friends along the way.

I hope you and your families enjoy the rest of the summer. You should be receiving an envelope that contains important school information within the next few days. In addition, your child’s schedule will be available on the Parent Portal at 4:00 PM on August 26th. Please encourage your children to immerse themselves in a good book while they are relaxing and enjoying themselves. I can’t wait to greet them in September!


Al Bauer

Al Bauer, Ed.D.


Woodmere Middle School