1400 S. Dearing Rd.
Parma, MI 49269
Ryan Tripp, Principal
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.
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.
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
In an effort to continuously show improvement as a school, we are conducting our annual Parent Perception Survey. The survey will give us feedback on a number of different categories which will be used to help guide future decisions. Please know that this survey is 100% anonymous and can be accessed from the link below.
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
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.