Percy Baxter Middle School is located in the downtown area of Whitecourt. It is a modern school built in 1990, serving students in Grade 6, 7 and 8 with a staff of 35 consisting of teachers, educational assistants, success coaches and support staff.
The population is approximately 400 students with six Grade 6 classes, five Grade 7 classes and five Grade 8 classes.
Our school is a bright, open facility which offers a variety of programs and student option classes. A grade-level Leadership program provides students with numerous opportunities to take an active role in the school. Technology plays a large role in in learning in our school and students are encouraged to bring their personal devices to enhance their learning.
The staff at Percy Baxter School understands that every student is unique, capable of learning and is interested in learning. We know that every student has strengths and they learn by applying these strengths to new situations. We will strive to provide meaningful programs that are suitably challenging for all students.
We further believe that a major factor in success at school and in life is a positive attitude. Our ultimate goal is that each of our students will become a confident and contributing member of our democratic society.
We want every child to succeed academically and behaviourally. The school, in partnership with parents, address non-success through clear expectations and the provision of whatever support and structure is needed to ensure success. The school's Efffective Behavioural Support Team works pro-actively to evaluate and address behavioural concerns.
At Percy Baxter, we are the home of the STARS:
S – Everyone has a right to be SAFE.
T – Be a positive TEAM player.
A – Be ACCOUNTABLE and responsible for your actions.
R – RESPECT yourself, others and school property.
S – Strive for SUCCESS.