Our School

At Walter Douglas
We give second chances
We apologize
We forgive
We respect each other
We keep our promises 
We never give up
We encourage one another
We laugh often
We belong

We Are A Family

WD Fall

A Note From Our Principal

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

I hope you are feeling relaxed and refreshed after Winter Break. We at Walter Douglas are happy to be back and are ready to finish strong in this second semester.

 We are now at the halfway point for the 2019-2020 school year! Students completed both end of quarter tests and mid-year DAP benchmark testing during the month of December. We are extremely proud of the progress and determination students have been showing! We are now setting our sites on spring state assessment testing.

As we prepare for the standardized assessments, we ask that parents help prepare their child(ren) by: 1) ensuring regular school attendance, 2) timely completion of all homework assignments, and 3) communicating with your child’s teacher when you have questions. Additionally, parents should expect and reinforce their family’s high expectations for appropriate and respectful behavior from their child. Children who demonstrate a positive attitude toward learning and towards others are the ones who have the most success regardless of their initial skill level in any particular subject area.

****Parent Engagement****

We believe it takes school and family working together to help our students succeed. This is a friendly reminder that each student and parent at Walter Douglas has Parent Engagement goals we are working on for the year. Your child should be bringing home a math and reading task to “engage” in with you in order to foster the home/school connection. We very much appreciate your commitment to working with your child to complete this activity!

***Construction Update****

Our brand new cafeteria is complete!  We began serving lunch and breakfast out of our new facility the first day back from Winter Break.  Construction on the new two-story building is moving right along.  It is exciting to watch the progress and to know that by the end of this school year we will be moving into our beautiful new classrooms.  Keep checking our website for updates!

Upcoming events:

January 6th- School Resumes. Reminder: there will be NO Skills 4 Success for this entire week. (Monday, 1/6—Friday, 1/10)

January 8th- PTO Meeting in the Library at 2:30 p.m.

January 10th- Success Assembly at which December’s Star Students will be honored. Please join us at 8:00 a.m. in the MPR.

January 13th- Report cards go home. Please go over this report card and return the signed report card envelope to your child’s teacher.

January 15th- Science Night in room 32 at 5:30. Assistance will be available to help 6th grade students finish their science


January 17th- District Spelling Bee, FWJH

January 20th- No School, Civil Rights Day

January 24th - First semester Honor Roll Assembly in which first and second quarter Honor Roll students will be recognized at 8:15 a.m. in the MPR. Extra parking is available in the alley east of campus across from the MPR. We will begin honoring

students at 8:15 a.m. Please be early to secure a seat.

January 29th - Science Fair and STEM night from 5:30-7:00 in the MPR.

Thank you for all that you do in support of your child’s education. Wishing you and your family a joyful, healthy, prosperous and happy new year ahead!


Dr. Tamára McAllister