Ms. Rachel Roth

It's hard to believe that we are already into the 2nd Marking Period of the 2017-2018 school year. Fall has finally arrived and the students at WAMS are settling in nicely. As students reflect on the first marking period, here are a few reminders that will be help to make sure to optimize success:

  • Utilize Braves Block time and visit teachers who you need additional help from.  You can visit teachers during Braves Block to complete an assignment, quiz, or test, get extra help with particular subject matter, and make up missing assignments, just to name a few.
  • USE YOUR PLANNER!  No matter how organized you are or how good your memory is, it is vital to use your planner on a daily basis.  Write down your daily homework, upcoming long-term assignments, sports/activity practices, or map out a study schedule.
  • Chromebooks:  Grade 7 & 8 students need to charge their Chromebooks each evening to be prepared for the next day.  Grade 6 students will be keeping their Chromebooks at school each evening, but should remember to place their Chromebook cases in their lockers at the end of each school day.
  • Make sure you schedule in your day a time and place to complete school work at home! Homework is more likely to be completed if you already have a time scheduled to complete it and a location that provides a good work space.
  • Make every effort to be in school unless your are ill.  If you are out sick, be sure to check in with your teachers regarding make-up work the day that you arrive back to school!
  • Take advantage of time after school with teachers.  All teachers in the building are available from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. for extra help.

My name is Rachel Roth and I currently serve as the Instructional Support Teacher for the Waynesboro Area Middle School. This will be my second year at the middle school.  Previously, I have spent the last ten years at Mowrey as a classroom teacher, reading teacher, and intervention specialist.

My job as an Instructional Support Teacher is to comprise a team of individuals, known as the instructional support team, to maximize individual student success in the classroom as needed for academic or behavioral needs. The team works together to implement strategies to achieve success in the classroom.

Students are identified for IST services by the classroom teacher, other educators, administration and/or parents.

The Instructional Support Team process also serves as a screening process for students who may be in need of special education services.

Another important part of my job is to help identify students who will be part of our Response to Intervention and Instruction (Rtii) process.  Students qualify for these services through a variety of assessment scores.  Once students have been identified in the areas of Math and/or Reading, they will be progress monitored throughout the school year.  We then meet as a team to discuss the progress of these students and make necessary changes when progress has been achieved or when progress has been impeded.

Please feel free to contact me at the school (x1315) or by email anytime during the school year if you have any questions. (