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Upcoming Events
7/21/2016
8/9/2016
8/18/2016
- WMS Football Parent Mtg
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
8/20/2016
- WMS Football - Car Wash
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


1400 S. Dearing Rd.
Parma,  MI 49269
(517)841-8300

 

Ryan Tripp, Principal 

Brett Hackworth, Vice Principal

Office Hours 7am-3pm

Mission Statement:  The compassionate staff of Western Middle School, who enjoys working with middle school students, strives to meet the needs of all through a balance of academic excellence and nurturing greatness.

 

 

 

 
District Announcements
2016-2017 School Calendar
Western's 2016-2017 School Calendar

One Page Summary 2016-2017 School Calendar

Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, school districts in Michigan must provide a minimum of 180 days of student instruction.  For many districts including Western, this means having to add days onto their existing calendars.  Over a year ago, the superintendents in Jackson County and their boards of education began talking about developing a "common calendar" for the county.  After much discussion and receiving a waiver from the the State of Michigan to start before Labor Day, the common calendar for Jackson County is becoming a reality.  We are very aware that not everyone likes the notion of starting school before Labor Day, but for many of us this is returning to what was done prior to the 2006 legislation.  Regardless, the 180 day requirement exists and whether we add time onto the beginning or end of the school year it will shorten summer vacation.  
 
Middle School Announcements:
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

8th Grade Supply List: Here
7th Grade Supply List: Here
6th Grade Supply List: Here


Office Re-Opens: August 10th - 12th from 8am-Noon.  Beginning August 15th ~ 7am - 3pm
Orientation: August 22nd ~ 7:00pm - 8:30pm with an open house beginning at 6:00pm.
First Day of School: August 24th ~ 7:35am - 2:30pm (note change in end time)
Band Instrument Rental:  Tuesday, August 30th ~ 6:30pm in High School Band Room
 
SUMMER SPORT SCHEDULES

FALL SPORT INFORMATION AND TRYOUTS

**Athletic Physicals must be dated no earlier than April 16th, 2016 and on file to be eligible for try-outs or practices.

Basketball Clinic - Boys ~ Click here
Basketball - WMS Girls Open Gym ~ Click here
Basketball Summer Schedule-
(outgoing 8th graders) ~ Click here
Basketball Training Academy ~ Details here
Basketball Shooting Club ~ Basketball Shooting Chart
Football Camp
~ Click here
Football Schedule ~ Click here
Soccer Camp ~ Click here 
Tennis Summer Program ~ Click here
Volleyball Tryouts:  August 24th - 26th ~ 8th Grade 3-5pm, 7th Grade 5-7pm ~ HS '59 Gym
XC ~ parents with an athlete interested please email your athlete's name and grade to taylor.woodruff@wsdpanthers.org.
XC Newsletter ~ Click here
XC Summer Running Schedule ~ Click here

 
Advanced Math Courses at Western Middle School

Advanced Math Opportunities at Western Middle School - 
As 7th graders, students have the opportunity to take an Advanced Math 7 course while 8th graders can take Algebra and / or Advanced Math 8. Students will be placed in the courses based on a compilation of their spring NWEA score, yearly grades and employability grades. Students do not need to apply for these courses, but instead will be automatically placed based on their scores. Please note that you can decline the course as a parent if you choose. The results will be shared at the end of the school year and declines should be made with one of our school counselors at that time.  Please click on the link below or view or FaceBook page to view the informational video:
Advanced Math Video - Click Here

 
 
CLUB SPORTS

Career Discovery Camp ~ Monday-Thursday, July 13-16 ~ Click here for details.
JACS Soccer ~ Tryout Information here.
RUSH Soccer
~ Tryout Information here.
PKSA Karate classes ~ Click here for a detailed flyer.
 
DRIVER EDUCATION

Coach B's Driving School this summer at Western
Segment I - Class begins June 27
Segment II - Class begins July 12
Registration information can be found on Coach B's website or in the Western Athletic Office
 
WMS Weekly Updates
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

6/9/16
 
WMS Bullying Curriculum - Stop, Walk, Talk!

Western Middle School is committed to stopping bullying.  This year, all students have participated in the the Stop, Walk, Talk approach.  Please view the video above for more information.

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