The Furman Middle School W.A.T.C.H. Program is a comprehensive initiative designed to provide essential support and guidance to students during their transition back to school following alternative education placement or as a preventive measure to avoid potential alternative placement or expulsion. Our program is dedicated to ensuring that students have the tools they need to succeed academically, make informed decisions, and contribute positively to the school community.

The acronym “W.A.T.C.H.” encapsulates the core principles that underpin this innovative program:

W – Work Ethic: We believe in nurturing a strong commitment to academic growth and personal development. Through dedicated effort and focus on studies and assignments, students can build a solid foundation for their future success.

A – Accountability: Taking responsibility for one’s actions is a vital aspect of character development. Students are encouraged to acknowledge their academic and behavioral choices, promoting a sense of ownership and fostering a culture of integrity.

T – Thoughtfulness: The power of considering the consequences of one’s actions cannot be underestimated. The W.A.T.C.H. Program instills thoughtfulness in students, urging them to reflect on the potential impact of their decisions on themselves and others.

C – Courtesy: Respect and kindness are fundamental values that form the cornerstone of a harmonious school environment. By treating classmates, teachers, and school staff with courtesy, students contribute to a positive and inclusive community.

H – Hindsight: Learning from past experiences is a valuable skill that enables personal growth and maturity. The W.A.T.C.H. Program encourages students to harness the wisdom gained from reflection, using it to make more informed and positive choices in the future.

As participants in the W.A.T.C.H. Program, students will receive comprehensive support to help them thrive. Each student will be matched with a dedicated mentor who will provide ongoing guidance and maintain regular communication. Additionally, access to counseling services and resources will further enhance their ability to navigate challenges and achieve their goals.

Through the W.A.T.C.H. Program, Furman Middle School aims to equip students with the skills and mindset necessary for academic success and positive decision-making. By embracing the principles of the program, students not only enhance their own lives but also contribute to the creation of a respectful, empathetic, and productive school community.

For more information about the Furman Middle School W.A.T.C.H. Program and its positive impact, please contact Mr. Curry, Principal.