Check out July 15 issue

Scoop There It Is

Scoop There It Is

Celebrating National Ice Cream Day Around Town (and in your freezer) Sunday, July 18 —The Official Scoop— Just in case you’re rolling your eyes while reading this and assuming that National Ice Cream Day

 

Not As Bad As Reported

Not As Bad As Reported

On June 15, Escambia County’s chief budget officer presented to the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners that the county’s overall financial condition was inconclusive. Commission bashers took to social media

WMS Renaissance

WMS Renaissance

Change is once again coming to Warrington Middle School, and the school’s future is in the balance if it can’t raise its grade to at least a C at the end

 

Middle Passage Officially Commemorated in Pensacola

Middle Passage Officially Commemorated in Pensacola

By C. Scott Satterwhite A ceremony on June 26 in Plaza De Luna commemorated Pensacola’s official recognition of the city as a historic destination for slave ships. The event was presented by

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  1. I read the WMS Renaissance article with interest. As a 20+year Warrington resident, it has been sad to see how poorly some of the local schools have performed over the years, in spite of the efforts of so many. It was very encouraging to see the “Can DO” attitudes displayed by the new guard coming in while facing the prospect of the school closing with cautious optimism.

    Principal Wilson’s quote highlights the difficult task ahead: middle school students are different from elementary school students—“when they’re behind, I think the older they get, the catch up is a little more difficult. I think that’s going to be the challenge….”

    How does this happen? Why are students getting to WMS “behind”? Perhaps WMS problems go back to the elementary school level. One reality is that Warrington ELEMENTARY School is a D-D-F-F school over the last 4 published years of scores (last one being 2019). Many of these students move on to WMS, where they are then, apparently, behind the learning curve.

    I understand the urgency now that the one year shutdown clock is ticking for WMS. But if this same kind of urgency had been applied to WES several years ago, those elementary school students moving on to WMS would have been better prepared for raising its school grade and avoiding this situation in the first place. Let’s see the plan to implement these kinds of changes at the elementary school level so we don’t have to expect miracles in middle school.

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