Mission Statement

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    Our Mission:  To educate all students in a safe and orderly school environment, while recognizing the need to nurture and show compassion for the middle level student. 


    Our Vision:  To establish positive family and community relations, extraordinary learning, expanded opportunity and success for all individuals.


Welcome to Wilson

    Home of the Presidents

    Woodrow Wilson Middle School provides a middle school experience to students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, within a student population of approximately 800 students of various abilities, needs, and interests. The faculty is dedicated to providing the complete middle school experience to our students. Woodrow Wilson Middle School prides itself in offering a great academic program which includes an honors program, regular education program, and a full spectrum of special education services. Woodrow Wilson’s athletic teams are consistently among the elite in the Erie City Metro League. Woodrow Wilson Middle School ensures that all students are involved in a club or activity by providing clubs and activities for all students during the school day. Woodrow Wilson believes that the Middle School experience provides the optimal educational experience that promotes the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of all middle school students.

    Woodrow Wilson Middle School’s Family Engagement Policy

    Reviewed 9/26/17 

    Woodrow Wilson Middle School is committed to the belief that all children can learn and acknowledges that parents and guardians share in the success of their children. We believe that working together as a team is the key to our success.

    Parents, guardians, teachers, and administrators are encouraged to keep the lines of communication open between the home and school. We strongly believe that a child’s education is a shared responsibility between the home and the school. A Home/School Involvement Compact was jointly developed with parents.  It outlines the agreed upon shared responsibilities of the teachers, students and parents at Woodrow Wilson Middle School to improve student achievement

    We view parents as important decision makers in the academic lives of their children. Middle school students are at a particularly unique stage in their development, and communication between the home and school is crucial.

    To this end, Woodrow Wilson Middle School parents, staff, and students are all invited to meet jointly to develop our school-wide Family Engagement Policy and Home/School Involvement Compact in the spring of each school year. Relevant workshops, programs, and activities will be offered to our parents throughout the school year. We encourage all of our parents to take part in what our school has to offer. Parents are equal partners, and we value their input.

    All parents are invited to create and revise next year’s Parent Involvement Policy or Home/School Involvement Compact.  Please contact our Title I School-wide Support teachers, Mr. Bill Kuhar or  Mrs. Julie Mennow (874-6600) if you are interested.

    Woodrow Wilson Middle School parent-teacher conferences will be held during different times of the day over the course of two days in November each year. Parents are also encouraged to schedule parent meetings with the teachers throughout the year as needed. If parents would like to schedule a conference with their child’s teacher(s), the office may be contacted directly and arrangements will be made with 24-hour notice. Parents are encouraged to call, email, or write notes to teachers if there are any questions or concerns throughout the school year. Interpreters are available, upon request, to meet with you and your child’s teacher(s).

    Title I regulations state that we must notify parents of the existence of a parent resource center if one exists. The parent resources are on a table in the main office of the school. If parents have a special request or need information on a specific topic, please contact one of our Title I School-wide Support teachers previously listed, or our 7th/8th grade guidance counselor, Ms. Peck (874-6600).

    Additional Title I Information

    • A Title I meeting for all parents will be held in the fall of each school year detailing the requirements of the Title I programs and the rights of parents. Also, the School-wide Support teachers will provide all parents with timely information about the Title I program as well as additional important information. All parent meetings are advertised via Wilson’s Facebook page, emailed electronic newsletters, the school website, and One Calls.
    • Title I funds have been set aside to help facilitate a wide range of parent involvement activities including childcare, home visit expenses to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings, and training sessions.
    • All parents will be invited to help create, review, and provide feedback for the improvement of the school’s Title I program at the end of the school year by completing a “Needs Assessment Survey.” This survey will also allow parents to provide feedback on parent involvement activities and make suggestions to help guide staff professional development for the upcoming school year.
    • Woodrow Wilson Middle School has a School-wide Positive Behavior Improvement Support (SWPBIS) program co-developed with parents, teachers and students. The Home/School Compact developed by parents and teachers supports this SWBPIS program.  Woodrow Wilson Middle School parents, students, and teachers agree to the following tenants: We are safe. We are responsible.  We are respectful.
    • When Woodrow Wilson Middle School students are safe, responsible, and respectful, they can earn “positively presidential” paper coins. Coins can be traded in for prizes. 1 coin = candy, 5 coins = “preferred seating” at lunch, 10 coins = a dress down pass for a random day, 25 coins = take out lunch
    • Woodrow Wilson Middle School parents are involved in the revising and editing of the school’s School-wide Improvement Plan. All parents are welcome to attend the upcoming annual planning meeting in May 2018. Please watch Wilson’s Facebook page and website for additional information.
    • Woodrow Wilson Middle School parents are involved in the revising and editing of the school’s School-wide Program Plan. All parents are welcome to attend the upcoming annual planning meeting in May 2018. Please watch Wilson’s Facebook page and website for additional information.
    • All parents will be provided with a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of assessment used to measure academic progress, and the proficiency levels all students are expected to meet.
    • Parents will be informed of the PA Common Core academic content standards, student achievement standards, local academic assessments, and how to sign in and monitor student grades and progress using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Parent training on the Parent Portal is available to all parents.
    • Woodrow Wilson Middle School provides materials and training to help all parents work with their children to improve their children’s achievement. Examples of training include: parental involvement training, literacy training, homework help, and technology use. Parents are always welcome to contact one of our Title I School-wide Support teachers, Mr. Kuhar or Mrs. Mennow (814-874-6600), if more assistance or information is needed on any of the aforementioned items.
    • Parents will also be encouraged to formulate suggestions and participate in decisions related to the education of their children. These suggestions, as appropriate, will be implemented in a timely fashion.


    Woodrow Wilson MS Title I Home/School Involvement Compact for 2017-18
    Reviewed 9/26/17 

    Woodrow Wilson Middle School and all parents of students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title 1, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) agree that this policy outlines how the teachers, parents, and students will share the responsibility for improved academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a strong partnership that will help our students reach a high level of success.

    Home/School Involvement Compact

    As the teacher, I understand the importance of the school experience for every student and my role as a teacher and model. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following to the best of my ability:

    1. Educate your child
    2. Be aware of the needs of your child
    3. Communicate with guardians on a regular basis regarding your child’s progress

    As the student, I know my education is important to me. It will help me become a better person. I know my parents want to help me, but I am the one who has to do the work. Therefore, I agree to do the following to the best of my ability:

    1. Report to school on time and be ready to learn
    2. Follow the school rules and be safe, responsible, and respectful
    3. Pay attention, make good choices, and ask for help when I need it
    4. Return completed homework on time and return corrected work to my parent/guardian

    As a parent, I realize that my child’s years in school are vital. I also understand that participating in my child’s education will help his/her achievement and attitude. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following to the best of my ability:

    1. Make sure my child gets to school on time ready to learn
    2. Encourage my child to read and write on a daily basis
    3. Give my child a quiet place to study and encourage him/her to complete homework
    4. Attend Open Houses and Parent Conferences and keep the lines of communication open


          Woodrow Wilson Middle School  


    The intent of our Dress Code is to ensure that students present a neat appearance while at school.



    Shirts must be oxford, buttoned polo or turtleneck style with sleeves short or long

    Have a collar

    Shirts must betucked into the pants at all times 

    Undershirts must be a solid school color

    Shirts must be buttoned

    Shirts with decorative buttons are not permitted

    Any solid color (e.g., no patterns, words, pictures, etc.).



    Sweaters/sweatshirts may be crew neck, v-neck, cardigan or turtleneck

    May only be worn with a collared shirt or turtleneck underneath

    Hooded sweatshirts, fleece jackets/shirts are not acceptable

    Outside scarves and hats are not permitted

    Any solid color (e.g., no patterns, words, pictures, ect.)



    “Dress” or “docker” style only

    No jeans (no denim material) or sweat pants. Leggings, yoga pants, tights or stretch pants may only be worn under appropriate dress code attire (not by themselves) 

    Pants may not be oversized

    Must be worn at the waist

    Any solid color (e.g., no patterns, words, pictures, ect.)



    Must be worn at the waist

    Not after November 1 or before April 1

    The hem of shorts must be at or lower than the children’s fingertips when their arms are straight at their sides.

    Any solid color (e.g., no patterns, words, pictures, ect.)



    Must be worn at the waist

    The hem of jumpers and skirts must be at or lower than the children’s fingertips when their arms are straight at their sides.

    No tutus

    Any solid color (e.g., no patterns, words, pictures, ect.)



    Dress shoes


    Not permitted: high heels, sandals, open-toed shoes, flip-flops, slippers and “wheelies”. All shoes must have hard soles.



    Shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts with school name are acceptable.

    All other logos are not allowed.


    Non-Dress Code Days

    When a dress-down day is scheduled, the following are not permitted:   tutus, pajama pants, open-toes shoes, ripped jeans, hoodies, jerseys, drug, weapons, alcohol or smoking references. All shirts must have sleeves (no tank tops or spaghetti straps). Everything must fit. Additionally, shorts must meet the fingertip rule and may not be worn between November 1 and April 1.


    School officials reserve the right to make a judgment about any ambiguity in style, color, length, and/or fit of school attire.



How to Reach Us

  • 718 East 28th Street
    ERIE, PA 16504
    Phone: (814)874-6600
    Fax: (814)874-6607

Bell Schedule

  • Opening Bell     Closing Bell
    8:00 a.m.           2:55 p.m.

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