Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Welcome to Royal Palm Middle School, home of the Raiders! My name is Will Ambos and it is my honor to introduce myself as your new principal. Our school has highly dedicated teachers and staff. I look forward to working with the many caring families who support the efforts and goals of the Royal Palm community.    

Royal Palm is a sixth through eighth grade middle school servicing a very diverse population of approximately 740 students.  Students enter their middle school years at a time when life choices and character building opportunities abound. Our intention is to educate the whole child assisting them in making positive, healthy choices that shape their continued growth.  Our teachers and staff are committed to providing an education that will promote lifelong learning and create productive citizens of character. A big part of this is to challenge students to become problem solvers who are prepared to succeed in our ever-changing world.  

In addition to providing our students with rich academic programs, we also strive to stimulate growth in their social and emotional development. Royal Palm programs assist students to be well rounded and successful. We have block classes for language arts and math, which create more time for teachers to provide ongoing interventions and extension activities. Our advanced studies classes challenge students with more rigorous opportunities. Students needing academic assistance and support can participate in our before- and after-school tutoring classes or join Royal Palm’s After-school Academy. Students have the opportunity to be in a variety of electives:  band, orchestra, chorus, drama, art, studio art, technology, web design, music and PE.  Students can also get involved in many extracurricular activities including clubs and sports. 

Parent involvement and engagement are welcomed and encouraged at our school.  Research shows that students are more successful academically and have fewer behavioral problems when there are ongoing connections between parents and the child’s school. Ways to get involved are varied and numerous.  Attending meetings, school activities and events, joining the PTO or site council are all ways to engage.  Whatever, or however, you choose to become involved will benefit your child. I would also encourage each of you to support your children’s education by reading at home, helping with homework, and getting your children to school on time daily.

It truly does take a “village” to raise a child, which asks all of us to pull on the same end of the rope to move student learning in a positive direction. I look forward to a productive partnership, and I invite you to attend our quarterly “Coffee Connection” events with our leadership team to discuss parental opportunities for involvement in greater detail. I look forward to a great school year.   



Will Ambos