Welcome to John W. McDevitt Middle School
iPad Deployment Sessions Sign Up
All grade 6-8 students must register to attend one of the iPad deployment sessions shown below to receive their iPad for the 2014-2015 school year. To register for one of the iPad deployment sessions, please click the link below.
iPad insurance open enrollment ends October 1, 2014.
InsureAppleiPad.com (Username: WPS Password: ipad444)
iPad Acceptance Form
Responsible Citizenship in a Digital World
Digital Acceptable Use Agreement
Going into 9th Grade Summer Reading Ready Player One website (WalthamReads.org)
From the Principal:
McDevitt Middle School ALICE Parent Letter
Sept. 16 - Student Assemblies to kickoff our annual magazine drive.
Sept. 19 - 6th Grade Social 2:30 - 4:30 6th Graders Only!
Sept. 26 - Student/Faculty Soccer Game after school
Oct. 2 - Back To School Night 6:30- 8:30
Oct. 24 - Halloween Dance 6:30 - 9:30pm
Dec. 17 - McDevitt School Concert 7:00pm
Mar. 5 - Curriculum Night 6:30 - 8:00pm
Coffee Talk - 1st Friday of every month 8:15-9:00am in the Staff Cafe. Parents - come in for coffee and chat with McDevitt Staff.
School Council Meetings - 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:00 -7:00 pm (9/9 10/14 11/18 12/9 1/13 2/10 3/10 4/14 5/1)
PTO Meetings - 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:00 pm (same days as above)
Due to 2013/2014 Building & Department Meetings for staff there will be no after school activities or programs on the following days:
Sept. 8 & 10, Oct. 6 & 22, Nov. 12 & 17, Dec. 3, Jan. 11 & 21,
Feb. 9 & 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 6 & 15, May 11 & 20, June 8
Early Release Days 12:30pm Dismissal:
Oct. 10, Dec. 5, Jan. 16, Mar. 13, May 1
Thanksgiving Early Release on Nov. 26 at 11:15 - NO LUNCHES SERVED. No School Nov 27 & 28
No School on the following dates due to holidays/vacations:
Sept. 25, Oct. 13, Nov. 4, 11, 27, 28, Dec. 24-Jan. 2, Jan. 19,
Feb. 16-20, Apr. 3, 20-24, May 25
Drop Off/Pick Up Policy: please remember to drop off and pick up students in the rear of the building, near the field. For safety's sake, we want to minimize the number of students in the faculty parking area and near the busses. Also, please remember, students should only cross Church Street at the Crossing Guard at the corner of School Street. Please don't ask students to cross outside the crosswalk to meet you.
PROGRESS REPORTS/END OF QUARTER DATES 2013/2014:
1st qtr Prog Reports - 10/3, End of Qtr - 11/7, Rep. Cards - 11/4
2nd qtr Prog Reports - 12/9, End of Qtr - 1/30, Rep. Cards - 2/6
3rd qtr Prog Reports - 3/13, End of Qtr - 4/10, Rep. Cards - 4/14
4th qtr Prog Reports - 5/15, Last Day - Rep. Cards Mailed Home
MCAS DATES 2014
7TH Grade Long Comp: March 24, 2015
ELA Gr 6,7,8: March 31 & April 1, 2015
Math Gr 6,7,8: May 6 & 7, 2015
8th Grade Sci/Eng: May 12 & 13, 2015
TEACHER EMAIL: all staff email are the firstname.lastname@example.org. (ie. email@example.com) If you need help accessing a teacher's email, please contact the main office at 781-314-5590.
Attendance Policy: Please remember that only a doctor's note excuses a student medical absence or tardy.
No credit (N grade) is given on the 9th absence in a Cluster subject and on the 5th in a non-cluster subject.
|Congratulations to our Students of the Month|
Students - Please make sure that you know how to access your school e-mail account. Follow the e-mail link under Students for "Help with Login". All students have a Waltham Public Schools Google Apps account (e.g. for Google Docs). If you do not know your Google Apps username/password, click here.