Principal's Message


I want to take a moment at this time to recognize every single one of you-students, staff, family, and community members here at Wade Carpenter Middle School for making this a great year.  There is so much that we accomplished and we know that the best is yet to come for our great school.  I will be moving on from Wade Carpenter Middle School at the end of the year.  At this time, it is important that I am closer to home to be with my wife Sandra and daughter Victoria.

We have accomplished a great deal in the time spent together over the last five years.  We have a unique combination of staff members new to the profession and staff members with many years of experience.  I have never worked with such an outstanding group of students, staff, and families during my career as a school administrator.  Thank you for what you did every single day to make WCMS the best school possible.

In addition to the aforementioned comments, I truly believe that the best years for Wade Carpenter are on the horizon.  We have established a solid foundation for the school to achieve more success with our professional development program that is developing teacher leaders, instructional focus, increased technology with math and reading online opportunities, a Parent Council, Law Related Education school safety program, and district administration cohort participants.  In addition, we have established local and state partnerships with Nogales Police Department, Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, Arizona Department of Education, and Circles of Peace, Ben's Bells, and Capturing Kids Hearts to address the extremely critical Social and Emotional Learning component that must be at every school.

Thank you once again for providing me with the honor of serving as principal for the Wade Carpenter Middle School Community and I will always remember this incredible journey with my WCMS Family.  Have a great summer, stay safe, and have a great 2020-2021 school year.


"It's Possible"
      -Les Brown 

Quiero tomarme este momento para agradecer a cada uno de nuestros estudiantes, al personal, padres de familia y miembros de la comunidad de la escuela Wade Carpenter por hacer de este año un exitoso año escolar. Son muchas cosas que hemos logrado y sabemos que lo mejor está por venir para nuestra excelente escuela. Al final de este año escolar me retirare de la escuela Wade Carpenter. En este tiempo es muy importante que yo esté cerca de casa con mi esposa Sandra y mi hija Victoria.

Durante los cinco años que hemos estado juntos hemos logrado mucho. Tenemos una combinación única de miembros del personal nuevos a la profesión y otros con muchos años de experiencia. Nunca he trabajado con tan sobresaliente grupo de estudiantes, personal y padres de familia durante mi carrera de administrador. Gracias por lo que hicieron cada dia para que WCMS sea la mejor escuela.

Adicional a todo lo mencionado anteriormente, yo creo que los mejores años de la escuela Wade Carpenter están por venir. Hemos establecido una fundación sólida para la escuela para alcanzar el éxito con programas de desarrollo profesional en liderazgo, enfoque académico, incrementación de tecnología en matemáticas y oportunidades de lectura en internet, comite de padres del concejo, Educación en los programas de las reglas de seguridad y un grupo de participantes de administradores del Distrito. Adicionalmente hemos establecido una sociedad local y del estado con el Departamento de la Policía de Nogales, Superintendente de las escuelas del Condado de Santa Cruz, Departamento de Educación  del Estado de Arizona y Círculo de Paz, Ben’s Bells Capturando el Corazón de los niños para hablar extremadamente lo criticó en lo emocional y social componente de aprendizaje que tiene que haber en  cada escuela.

Gracias una vez más por proveerme el honor de servirles como Director de la comunidad de la escuela Wade Carpenter y siempre recordaré este recorrido con mi familia de Wade Carpenter. Tenga un excelente verano, manténganse seguros y tengan un grandioso año escolar 2020-2021.


"It's Possible"
      -Les Brown 

3/15/2020  1:40 PM

Nogales Unified School District #1 will be providing FREE MEALS during the school closure for children 18 years of age and under. Meals will be served at different locations throughout Nogales during this time. 
Attached you will find the flyers for the school closure meal schedule. 


Thank you!

Meal Schedule   
Horario de comida    

Welcome to Wade Carpenter Middle School in Nogales, Arizona. We've earned a reputation for excellent teachers, a supportive community, and academic excellence. We serve sixth through eighth grades. We represent the growing Nogales Unified School District.

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A message from the Principal.

We want to share with you some important updates that have happened here at Wade Carpenter, especially over the last week.  On Monday, February 24, we had Imagine Math (our online math program) Professional Development for the entire Math Team.  An Imagine Math Trainer spent the whole day with our Math Teachers.  The Math Trainer observed our math teachers and offered some strategies that can be implemented when the students are using Imagine Math.  At the Governing Board Meeting on February 24, four of our students were recognized for winning state titles at the Middle School Girls Cheer Competition.  Superintendent Parra presented our students with certificates of recognition.
On Wednesday, February 26, our ELA Team received Professional Development for Achieve 3000, our online reading program.  The Achieve 3000 Trainer shared some strategies our ELA Teachers can implement over the next month as we get closer to the AZM2 State Test in late March.  During the Early Release Meeting of February 26, our entire staff received training on Trauma Informed Care from Ms. Sonia Sanchez of Circles of Peace.  A guest presenter, Ms. Robin Blumenthal from Tucson, shared some Love and Logic strategies that our staff can use with our students.  The main focus of this program is to improve the relationships between teachers and students.  
The highlight of this past week at Wade Carpenter involved the installation of the Ben's Bells Be Kind Mural.  We had some of our parents from the Parent Council volunteer their time during the entire day on Thursday, February 27.  Our parents worked in collaboration with the Artists from Ben's Bells and our Be Kind Mural is now complete.  We want to invite all of our Wade Carpenter families to come and observe this beautiful Be Kind Mural.  You could see the energy, pride, and enthusiasm from our students, parents, and staff as the Be Kind Mural was being built.  
We had many Guest Readers on March 2 read to our students for Read Across America Day. Superintendent Fernando Parra, Assistant Superintendent Angel Canto, and County Attorney George Silva were just a few of our special community officials that spent their morning here at WCMS.  Make sure to be here for our Parent/Teacher Conferences on March 4, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  We look forward to your visit with our excellent teachers to discuss the academic achievement of your student.    

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