District Announcements

Information about Weather Related School Closings
With winter arriving we've updated our Frequently Asked Questions about school closings and our Late Start schedule for grades 7-12.  

 FAQ Weather Related School Closings

Announcements

Thanksgiving Break

Reminder there is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, November 26 through Friday, November 28. See you back here on Monday, December 1st!



Students and parents...empty your pantries! Hit up Dollar General!! Why? The Willard Food Pantry NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!


To ensure that Willard families have a joyful holiday, they need DONATIONS from YOU!


Your team teachers have the list that your team needs to bring!


We will be collecting items until Monday, Dec 1. 


$$$ is as good as products! Then, specific items can be purchased.


Reach out to your team teachers with any questions!

A Little Princess
Black Box Theater
December 11-13, 2014
7 pm
Tickets $5 each
See Ms. Graves to pre-purchase tickets.

Book Club

Meeting is on December 10 in the library from 2:30-5 pm. Read "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christi. Sign up in the library or see Mrs. Wilcox if you have any questions.

Drama Club Reminder

There is NO DRAMA CLUB for the next two weeks due to rehearsals for "A Little Princess". We will meet again for the Christmas Party on December 18th.

Tiger Bucks

You can exchange your TIger Bucks with Mr. Compton during lunchtime on Monday and Wednesday in the cafeteria!

The WMS Yearbook Paws In Time is currently on sale! The cost is $28 per book and will feature a custom montage cover and 64 full color pages!
 
Books are on sale at registration and throughout the year. Deadline to pre-order your copy will be on Friday, February 27, 2015. Pick up an order form outside the office or from Mrs. Loveland and make your checks payable to Willard Middle School. 

Books will come in the first week of May and we only order a few extras, so make sure and pre-order yours today!

You can now pay online with a credit card!!

Click the picture link below and follow the prompts
Yearbook ID code: 10225515


Contact Mrs. Loveland at kristinaloveland@willardschools.net  or at 742-2588 if you have any questions.


WMS Press: Issue 1



From the Principal's Desk

Friday, November 14, 2014

“Tigers Give Back” is the theme at Willard Middle School for several enrichment projects that are benefiting members of our community.  The student body had a chance to participate in Disability Awareness Month by donating a dollar to wear a hat.  There were three different Fridays, during the month of October, that students put hats on to support different disability related events in the Willard community.  Over $150 was raised by Willard Middle School students that will help fund events that directly benefit students with disabilities in the Willard Public School District.  Two of these events are Partners in Strength and Sporting Chance.  At Willard Middle School, Tigers Give Back!

WMS Presents

MSTA invited WMS to present at a break out session at their annual convention. Jennifer Coffer, Sarah McDowell, Kim Nelson-Gramm, Carolyn Nixon, and Amy Sims spoke about the journey WMS has been on for the last 8 years. They shared with a crowd of educators from across the state how WMS has progressed through deconstruction of curriculum, creation of common assessments, and standard based reporting.


Veterans Day Assembly

WMS hosted their annual Veterans Day Assembly on Tuesday, November 11th. On this special day, students were able to recognize over 50 dedicated veterans in our community through a dessert reception and assembly. The Hometown Heroes Club and WMS students presented a program full of pride and respect for the veterans and their service. Thank you veterans!!!




Egg Drop Protection Device

The science room was bursting with student excitement and the smell of boiled eggs as seventh grade students kicked off their Energy Transformation Unit this week with the creation of an egg drop protection device.  Students were given the task of building a device that will keep an egg from breaking when dropped at three different heights.  One group of students named their egg Bob, and were relieved to discover that “Bob” was still holding it together even when dropped at 2.74 meters, the height of the ceiling.  Other eggs were not as lucky as “Bob” which led to group discussions of possible causes or ways that the break could have been prevented.  The process of science and engineering were put into practice as students brainstormed solutions to a real world problem (how to reduce impact), worked together as a team, improved designs using their creativity and understanding of science concepts.  In the follow up lesson, students will evaluate their efficiency before beginning their next project, "Save the Penguins."




8th Grade Science

Students have been studying parts of a cell.  They were give a project to create a cell model.  These 8th graders stepped up to the plate on this project!! Check out some of the models that these awesome students created!!





Thanks for checking in,
Amy Sims, WMS Principal
Amelia Yates, WMS Assistant Principal
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