Dear Lincoln Middle Friends and Family,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Michael Wiltse and I am the new principal at Lincoln Middle School (LMS). I am extremely excited to be in this position. I will be focusing on student achievement and working with our staff to create a tremendous experience for your son or daughter as they move through LMS.
I am entering my 25th year in public school education. I was a teacher for 10 years in the Taylor School District and I have been an administrator for the last 14 years. Within the Taylor School District, I have 6 years of experience as a middle school principal and 5 years of experience as a middle school assistant principal. I have also been a high school principal as well as an assistant principal in the same district.
I taught for two years in Honduras, Central America at a private, bilingual school. I taught 3rd grade for both of those years. I met my wife while teaching in Honduras and she is a middle school teacher in another district. I have two children, one of whom is a college graduate and the other is in his third year of college.
I am aware of the state test scores for Lincoln as well as the labels the state has applied to our school. I will be working diligently to increase our test scores and with our staff, take Lincoln Middle School to a higher achieving status.
I will be welcoming you at our Open House on Tuesday, September 17th from 6:00 to 8:00. Hope to see you there!
The mission of Lincoln Middle School is to ensure that every student reaches a high level of academic achievement as determined by state and national standards. We commit to the individual excellence of every student by empowering them to become confident and productive members of society. To ensure these outcomes, we are committed to a comprehensive system of support which reaches all levels of learners.
The Lincoln Middle School vision is to promote life-long learning through teacher collaboration adapted to individual student needs. We will facilitate active learning through aligned curriculum and high behavioral standards promoting respect and responsibility. We will provide a safe, secure, and professional climate with the main purpose being the educational success of all students. We will succeed in doing so through the use of effective educational programs and valuable community resources, while maintaining a strong partnership with students and parents.
- We believe that students benefit academically in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment.
- We believe in empowering every student to become productive members of society.
- We believe our students' learning, attendance, and behavior improve when they are actively engaged in meaningful, real-life work.
- We believe in life-long learning as educators to continually be the best leaders we can be for our students.
MUSIC LIBRARY COMPLETED
The project was funded through a $500 in district mini-grant as well as a $750 Classroom Cash Grant program through Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union. The project was posted and voted on by the general public. We were the 2nd place winner and received the full requested amount. The project began at the beginning of the year and took the entire year to complete.