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Upcoming Events
Tomorrow
Home Game - Volleyball
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
9/28/2016
Home Game - Football
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Away Game - XC - Invite
4:30 PM - 6:30 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
Early Release Wednesdays
Beginning on Wednesday, September 7th and continuing through the entire 2016-2017 school year, students will be released an hour early on Wednesdays.  Please plan on your child arriving home an hour earlier than the other days of the week.

Early release on Wednesdays provides time for teachers to meet and collaborate.  Teachers discuss everything from teaching strategies to learning styles to assessment data to curriculum.  This has been a very productive time for teachers.  
Student/Parent Handbook for iPad 1:1 Initiative
This is the current version of the Student/Parent Handbook which includes the insurance option updates for the 2016-2017 school year. Please familiarize yourself with the content of this manual.

Click HERE to download the handbook.
 
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:
WESTERN CRAFT SHOW

When: Saturday, November 12 ~ 10am - 4pm

Click here for the registration form and more details
EARLY RELEASE BEGINS
School is dismissed at 1:30 pm every Wednesday.
 
Nominate a Top Teacher for 2017

Show your appreciation for an extraordinary teacher who makes a positive difference in the lives of their students!
Click here for the nomination form. Nominations must be postmarked no later than October 28th.
IPAD AGREEMENT

Click here for Student/Parent Agreement and Honor Code. BOTH pages must be signed. Please read carefully as the agreement has been modified from previous years. If choosing the insurance plan, please make checks payable to Western School District. This payment must be separate from any other school activity payment.
Pick Up / Drop Off Locations @ WMS (Safety Alert)

Dear Western Middle School families,

 

Although we are only 2 days into the new school year, we have had a few scares already in the parking lot and need your help to keep all students safe.

Here are a few specific reminders for picking up and dropping off your student.  Students can be dropped off anywhere along the sidewalk on the parking lot side of the metal fence.  Students can be dropped off on the north and/or south side of the crosswalk and for safety reasons must stay on the sidewalk and use the crosswalk.  Students are not permitted to be picked up or dropped off in other areas, especially the access road between the administration offices and the soccer field.  Plans are in place for new signs to make this a little more clear but please do not use the access road for pick-up or drop off at any time.    

Sincerely,

Western Middle School
 


PICTURE RETAKES ARE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Order online:  mylifetouch.com
August 30th Picture Day ID:  LM456059Y0
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

 
 
 
WMS Weekly Updates


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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