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Principal message

  Welcome to Watkins Middle School!  It has been my pleasure to serve as the Principal of Watkins Middle School since the fall of 2021.  Working with the students, staff, and community members of Southwest Licking continues to be an enjoyable and fulfilling endeavor. 

  As we approach the beginning of the 2022-23 school year the Administration and Staff will look to increase student success through a variety of rigorous and innovative instructional approaches to learning.  We aim to support students where they are at academically while providing exploratory experiences as they navigate middle school in preparation for high school.  These experiences align directly to our building Vision statement that speaks to equipping students to be future assets in the community.  As always, during the student journey through middle school we look to partner with parents to ensure that every Warrior leaves our building embodying the character traits we say as a part of our daily PBIS pledge to be “respectful, responsible, and resourceful”.

  The 2022-23 school year will also mark a major transition milestone in the history of WMS as we will move across the parking lot to our newly renovated building.  The move in date is scheduled for the last weekend in October and promises to be an exciting venture for all of us.  We look forward to the hope and promise of the coming school year.  Please continue to support our teachers and staff in their endeavors to help students continue to build on the “Warrior Way”!


Jared Ball

Principal WMS