Welcoming our Newest Families at Wolfpack Night!

Recently, on May 11th, we were fortunate to have many of our incoming grade 5 students and parents come to join us at Woodhaven Middle School for our Wolfpack Welcome Evening!

Thank you to those who were able to join us, and hello to those who were unable 🙂 Hopefully this blog post will serve as a reminder to those of you who were able to join us, and as a substitute for the real event for those who were unable to come!

The evening started off with a great performance from our Senior Choir! This group is just one example of the many great opportunities that is available for children at Woodhaven Middle School.

The goal of our evening was to ensure that our new parents and our future grade 5 students had a chance to meet our staff, check out our school, to ask  questions, and to leave feeling more comfortable about the transition to middle school than when they arrived.

We know that for some kids, and for some of our parents, the transition to middle school can be a bit intimidating so there are many transition events in place to support our incoming students.  Your child may currently be participating in Spring League basketball, where students in grades 4-6 get to develop their basketball skills, meet new friends and be guided by our awesome Phys Ed team and grade 9 student leaders.

We have also had the opportunity to come into each school and visit your children to welcome them and answer some of their questions. They had some good ones… everything from how to work the dreaded “lock” to whether or not they get “spares” in middle school!

Next week all of our incoming grade 5 students will be coming to Woodhaven for a Wolfpack morning. This will provide an opportunity for them to again meet their teachers, see the school and to spend a bit of time with some learning activities in the classrooms.

You can learn more about all of these events in this previous blog post.

After all of these activities have taken place, if you have further any further questions, there is still the opportunity for more conversation with Mrs. Kronewitt, myself, or Mrs.DeGroot, our Inclusive Education lead teacher. Please just connect with us at the school.

During our Wolfpack Evening I spoke about Choir and Spring League as being a couple of the opportunities available to  children at Woodhaven. While it’s impossible to outline everything that happens within our school, some of the things your child will be talking about next year when they come to Woodhaven is the Daily Physical Education with our awesome PE team, Health Days, our super helpful Counselor, Mrs. Scheidl, the many clubs ranging from origami and chess to art club and the running room games. Your kids will talk about the intramurals that happen throughout the year and so much more.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we shared this video with our parents and students.

After the video we had the opportunity to introduce all of the staff who were in attendance, then send our students and parents to see the school. 

If you were unable to join us and would like to learn a bit more about our school, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school! We look forward to welcoming your kids in the fall!


Mr. S. Patras

Principal, Woodhaven Middle School


About Shaye Patras

I am a husband and father of two fantastic girls. I currently work as the Principal of Ecole Meridian Heights School in Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada. I am excited to be continuing my administrative career in this learning community!
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