Mr. Kevin Oswald
Winterset Middle School
706 W. School Street
Winterset, Iowa 50273
Welcome to Winterset Middle School
It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the principal of Winterset Middle School and to work in this extraordinary school community. Winterset Middle School is known for its dedication to excellence and its unwavering commitment to the students and families for which we serve. WMS is home to the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in the Winterset Community School District. We provide outstanding opportunities for students to engage with their teachers and peers in the learning process and we look forward to guiding and supporting our students in each and every classroom experience.
The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 21st year in education. Since graduating from Simpson College, I have served communities in the Des Moines Community School District and the Winterset Community School District. I taught in Des Moines for 14 years, mostly in a 3rd grade classroom of diverse learners. I taught at WMS for two years as a 5th grade classroom teacher then moved to the elementary school for three years as an instructional coach. My goal as an educator is to ensure the students I serve are healthy, happy, and safe so they learn as much as they can. I firmly believe that every child can excel and that the partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their powers to shape their future and the future of our community and our nation.
Our facilities support our efforts to provide students with a positive experience at Winterset Middle School. Approximately 400 students attend school at our campus. The students have access to classrooms with outstanding technology, a beautiful library, state of the art computer lab, a specially designed music/band room with practice rooms, an official-size gymnasium, a fully equipped art room including a kiln room, and an amazing science room!
The staff at Winterset Middle School is extremely dedicated to the success of our students. The WMS staff works as a team with students and families to challenge everyone to be the best they can be! Please stop by to visit or volunteer.
Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to our wonderful community. Please know that my door is always open to you. I welcome conversations and positive input throughout this year and into the future. Let us always keep students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to forming lasting relationships with all stakeholders now and into the future.
Winterset Middle School Principal