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Join the MPUSD Team

We want you! Check out some of the latest jobs at MPUSD. We invite you to apply today.

Join the MPUSD Team

We want you! Join the MPUSD team. We have various positions open and invite you to apply today.
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Save the Date: Middle School Promotions

We are eagerly preparing for in-person promotion ceremonies this year for our 8th grader students advancing on to high school. The transition from middle school to high school is a proud moment for students and their families.
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Yearbooks on Sale.

If you did not get a chance to purchase your yearbook online you can still pay for it through the front office. Only $25.00. Supply is limited.

Free COVID-19 Take-Home Rapid Tests

We hope you’re enjoying Spring Break. We want to provide a reminder about the availability of FREE COVID-19 take-home rapid tests at our MPUSD COVID-19 testing center offered through our partner Heal 360.
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UPDATE: Masks in schools

From the very beginning of the pandemic, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has adhered to guidance from the California Department of Public Health and our county health department. We intend to follow the updated state guidance unless more restrictive measures are adopted by the Monterey County Health Department. In accordance with the state’s update, effective Monday, March 14, 2022, masks will be strongly recommended but not required for students (regardless of vaccination status) at all MPUSD school sites and departments.

Town Halls in English and Spanish will be held this evening (March 1) at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to learn more and ask questions. Read full story for links to Town Halls.
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Attention 8th Grade Families

If you are planning on attending Monterey High School next year, it is time to select your classes! This is the information and links you need to help you with your course selection.
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MPUSD middle school students to receive mental health support through community partnership

Rates of anxiety and depression are rising among teens on the Monterey Peninsula as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact mental wellness.

To help students, a new community partnership between the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Montage Health Foundation, and Ohana will begin in February at three middle schools.

Message from our Principal

Summer 2019

Dear Walter Colton Middle School Families,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! It is an exciting time at Walter Colton Middle School and I am pleased to partner with you, your child, and our staff to provide a wonderful experience at WCMS this year. 

Upon completion of my first year at Walter Colton Middle School I can say genuinely I love this age and stage. Middle school students face the challenges of developing independence and individuality, wrestling with a growing need to be a part of a social family outside of the home and physical and emotional maturation. In spite of all they are going through they are resilient, eager, funny and quirky beings. Each day brings a brand new opportunity to help them navigate this period of great changes.

As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program candidate school, we are working to prepare students for full participation in an increasingly globalized world. It includes courses in all traditional subject matter taught in a way to guide students to deeper, more student-driven, interdisciplinary exploration into issues, questions and problems of global importance. The Middle Years Program shapes curriculum, teaching, and assessment into an inquiry based learning experience, and consists of eight subject groups integrated through five interactive areas providing global contexts for learning. The goal of the Middle Years Program is to create citizens equipped to develop original ideas while being cognizant of the ethical and cultural impact of their actions.

It is a great honor to lead Walter Colton and serve our students, families and staff. I am a collaborator, a listener, and will hold high expectations for students and staff to ensure academic success for your child.

My door is always open to you. Feel free to contact our office at (831) 649-1951 or email me at jkevorkian@mpusd.net
 

Sincerely,
 
 
Joan Kevorkian
Principal, Walter Colton Middle School 

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