Waterloo Middle School Holds First Town Hall Of 2021-22 School Year

  • Waterloo Middle School conducted its first in-person Town Hall of the 2021-22 school year on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

    Led by the Middle School's RESPECT team, the Town Hall presentation included recognizing all participants in fall sports and clubs, a student-written skit about respect, pictures from the annual Halloween Walk-A-Thon that raised more than $2,200 for the Seneca County Community Christmas Project and an on-stage trivia game.

    "Town Hall is a chance for the whole school to come together and celebrate student achievements," Waterloo Middle School Principal Vince Vitale said. "We also focus on our pride traits of being respectful, responsible, engaged and safe and try to have some fun."

    Mr. Vitale also announced that 225 of the 336 students at WMS achieved either honor roll (80 students) or high honor roll (145 students) during the first marking period.

    The RESPECT team, led by Ms. Vivian Becker, is made up of 20 students from each grade level (6-8) at WMS and developed the entire program for Wednesday's assembly.

     "These are the leaders of the school and they wanted to share the message of respect, inclusion and acceptance at Waterloo Middle School," Ms. Becker said. "It's really a fun group because the students are the ones in the driver's seat and I am just the navigator." 

    WMS plans to hold three other Town Halls this school year.