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George Waters School is a middle years (6-8) school in Winnipeg, Manitoba. View a map showing our location. Use the School Locator to find your catchment area.
We are the Academy of Science & Technology.George Waters has approximate 309 students and 28 teaching staff members and 11 support staff members. We enjoy the benefits of a small school environment, where teachers know all of the students and students know all of the teachers, yet George Waters Middle School is large enough to offer a variety of academic and co-curricular programs. Teachers work co-operatively in grade level pods to ensure the best opportunities for our students.
George Waters Middle School offers a full range of academic programs to meet the needs of our students. Beyond a rich academic program, GWMS offers an extensive co-curricular program, outdoor education camps that foster teamwork and 'connectedness', active student participation and student leadership opportunities, a house system (GWMS sharks) that promotes team spirit, JAWS time (bi-weekly Team Advisory Program sessions), dedicated resource and Guidance personnel for student support, an active Parent Council, and access to a full service cafeteria and lunch program. Monthly C.A.R.E. (Celebrating and Recognizing Excellence) Assemblies are held to celebrate student successes.
George Waters Middle School has key programs to help engage al students in their learning. Destination Imagination, PDHS (Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students), Hockey Academy, Arts Education (Art, Band, Choral, Computer Art, Practical Arts (Home Economics, Woodworking, Electronics), and Enrichment Education. GWMS and the SJASD are leaders in technology with SmartBoards in teaching and learning area, a full computer lab with iMac Desktops, a high speed and secure wireless network throughout the school, all staff and students have access to iPads.
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George Waters Middle School is devoted to academic excellence, respect for individual rights and differences as well as to the development of individual strengths.
Traffic Congestion on Ferry Road
Family and friends of GWMS and SJCI, we require your assistance on an urgent matter. The traffic along Ferry Road outside of GWMS and SJCI is becoming increasingly busy, congested and unsafe for our students. In addition to this, the traffic is causing delays in our school buses reaching all of their stops on time. Students are waiting any where from 15-20 minutes due to the bus delays from our schools.
When dropping off children at school or picking them up parents may want to consider using roads running parallel to Ferry (Collegiate, Roseberry etc).~GWMS and SJCI administration is in the process of adding a crossing guard to monitor our bus loop and staff parking lot. GWMS has requested parking restrictions be placed along Ferry Road between the hours of 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM, when school is in session to aid in better traffic flow. GWMS and SJCI administration has been in contact with the Winnipeg Police Service and senior administration of the SJASD to help find a solution to the traffic on Ferry Road before and after school.
To ensure students and members of the GWMS community stay safe, the following restrictions have been placed on student drop off and pick up before and after school.
These restrictions are listed below. Please DO NOT:
- Park/stop/drive through the bus loop, this is for bus access only
- Drop your children off in the GWMS staff parking lot between the hours of 8 and 9 AM and 2:30 and 4:00 PM. Traffic turning onto Ferry Road from this parking lot creates gridlock because of bus traffic.
The safest place to drop your children off for school at GWMS is in the student parking lot which is located just south of the bus loop.
Ms. Steffler, SJCI Principal
Mr. Valentim, GWMS Principal
Attention Grade 8 students and parents!
Our high schools will be holding their open house information evenings the week of
- St. James Collegiate – February 13, 2017
- Sturgeon Heights – February 14, 2017
- Westwood – February 15, 2017
- John Taylor – February 16, 2017
George Waters Middle School Band Website
Manitoba Education Parent Friendly Report Card
Manitoba Education has introduced a provincial report card mandated for school division use beginning in the 2013/2014 school year. The report card has been developed based on feedback from a field trial and through extensive consultations, in order to meet the goal of providing clear, consistent information for parents based on a coherent framework for assessment, grading, and reporting. The report card and the supporting framework on which it is based will help to enhance the quality of education in Manitoba and to build strong partnerships amongst students, teachers, and parents.
This document provides guidelines and policy primarily for educators, but also for others, with respect to its use. It may also be of interest to parents.
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