Dr.  Sam  Whack
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Principal's Corner

Principal of Palmetto Middle School


Dr. Sam Whack, Jr. - Principal   


Dear Palmetto Middle Family,


We are excited to have you and our phenomenal students return for the 2016-17 school year where we are Preparing and Motivating Students through Excellence, Everywhere, Everyday!  As the new principal of Palmetto Middle, I look forward to carrying on the tradition of Excellence At its Best. No Excuses! It will be our goal to keep a laser focus on teaching and learning through well planned lessons that engage and  challenge students in reaching and attaining higher achievement academically, while maturing and growing socially.

As your principal, I feel that you need to know a little about myself.  I am in my 20th year as an educator, with 12 years as principal serving both elementary and middle schools. Additionally, I’ve spent 2 and a half years working at the district level.  I am excited to join this exceptional group of educators as we work to continue on the progress of this school in becoming among the premiere middle schools in our district, the state, and the nation.  
Please take time and review these few reminders:   

   ·   Please pick up your child’s schedule and pay your $10 yearly fee. Additionally, you may visit your child’s classroom and greet the teacher. All elective teachers are working registration, so their space may not be open and available.

·   Dismissal is at 3:05 PM. Students may not be signed out after 2:30 PM. If you arrive after this time, you will need to get in the car rider line to pick up your student.   

·   We are a uniform school. Our colors are: 6th Grade –     White tops, 7th Grade – Gold Tops, 8th Grade – Purple     tops and all grade levels wear khaki bottoms, with no sandals and flip flops. Closed toe shoes are acceptable, and all students are expected to wear a belt. Palmetto will be offering shirts with the school’s logo, so keep watch on next week for students bringing the order forms for those shirts.


Well, we are excited to have you all return to another outstanding school year.  Please know that our attention and focus is on improving and enhancing the quality of education here at Palmetto Middle because our core belief is, if better is possible, then good is just not enough! Welcome Back Parents and Students!   

Yours truly,


Dr. Sam Whack, Jr., Principal