A Message from the Principal

  • Dear Wells Students and Families,

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Wells Middle School! Wells is an amazing school, as a result of the collective efficacy of our exceptional students, staff, and families. We look forward to empowering each of our students to make a positive influence on our school and make it even more phenomenal than it already is. The middle school years can be challenging, and we look forward to supporting our students in their belonging, their learning, and their aspirations, so each Wells scholar can rise like a true Phoenix and continue to experience success in high school and beyond. We hope you take advantage of every opportunity offered to you while you are a Wells Phoenix.

    Wells Middle School is a collaborative community focused on Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor. Our school mascot, the Phoenix, represents the spirit of our students and staff, and is summarized in our school motto, Soaring to Excellence! Rising Above! We emphasize literacy and equity in our implementation of  Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Student's voice is paramount in all decisions made at Wells, and positive behavior is reinforced through restorative practices. Academic awards and positive incentives for attendance and citizenship promote a  caring climate that enhances student learning and creativity.

    Exceptional programs at Wells include Promethean Academy, AVID, physical education, and visual and performing arts, and we continue to add new elective classes. Academic support for our students is anchored in our Homework Zone, a safe space to read, do homework, or access academic tutoring in the library from 3:30-4:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We have a campus-wide focus on wellness, which brings us together as we emphasize the links between healthy bodies and healthy minds. Our positive relationship with parents and our community is maintained through Wells   Parent University, PTSA, ELAC, and School Site Council. Our highlights of community involvement are our Dia de Los Muertos celebration in the fall and our Color Run in the spring.

    Wells Middle School, Home of the Phoenix, is committed to all students realizing their unlimited potential. We are honored to support our students in these important, transitional years between elementary school and high school. We look forward to collaborating with each of you to make this school year your best one yet!

    Karin Ribaudo, Principal