Phone: (254) 336-1200
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Matt Widacki
Welcome to the Palo Alto Middle School website! Whether you are a member of the Palo Alto community, considering a move to our district or simply surfing the 'net, it is our desire that you find this site filled with helpful information.
I was born and raised here in Killeen by two retired Killeen ISD educators, I understand the unique qualities of our community, and it is my privilege to serve this community with a rich and versatile history. In the 1890’s the “original” Palo Alto School, located only about three miles northeast of Killeen, served the community of Palo Alto, Texas. Most of the first settlers in Killeen came from nearby communities, mainly Sugar Loaf and Palo Alto.
While appreciating that history, our staff understands the many challenges students face today. However, student achievement must be sustainable, consistent and demonstrated amongst all ethnic groups and both genders. Although the collective work of all members of our school community has given us great reason to celebrate, we remain committed to working arduously until every student has learned to the best of his or her potential.
We, the administration, faculty and staff at PAMS, are committed to providing the best educational services for our students. We consider ourselves lucky to educate students from many different cultural backgrounds and varying academic levels. We strive to give each student the opportunity to meet with success in all of his/her endeavors at school. By delivering high-quality, research-based instruction and maintaining high standards, our students are given the opportunity to learn at rates equal to, if not superior to all other students in the state.
In addition to academic growth, an essential component of a child's educational experience is social, emotional, and physical development. We encourage your student to get involved in any number of clubs or activities that we provide on campus. By providing a comprehensive program that focuses on the whole child, we hope to assist each student in developing an enthusiasm for learning that includes happiness, a positive self-image, and an inquisitive nature.
We are extremely proud of the learning environment that has been created at Palo Alto. On behalf of the entire PAMS community, I look forward to meeting you and anticipate great things happening this school year!
Please browse the links to the left for further information regarding our school. However, if additional information is needed, feel free to contact the school at (254) 336-1200 or email me directly.
Matt Widacki, Principal