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


Talent Show Participants

Thank you to all who stayed and auditioned! I think it's safe to say we are busting at the seams with talent here at WMS!

The 2014 Talent Showcase Participants are:

John Baker
Katie Baird
Anna Bird
Hannah Bird
Ryanne Burks
Nathan Bushnell
Emalee Flatness
Lauren Flynn
Ethan Gambriel
Milana Hainline
Hannah Hampton

Paityn McMilllan
Rachel Milburn
Robert Morelock
Aaliyah Skillens
Reed Schweighardt

Tyler Simpson
Bailey Sneed
Ransom Sullivan
Brooke Williamson
Heaven Woodrow

The talent show will be held on Friday, December 19th at 9:30 a.m. in the upper gym.
Parents are welcome to attend!

If you have music that needs to be played, please submit that to Mrs. Loveland
by Tuesday, December 16th.

Clothing Drive

Now through December 17th WMS will be hosting a clothing drive. Please bring any gently used clothing items, like tops, pants, skirts & jackets to Mrs. Creath's room for Tiger Bucks! You will receive 1 Tiger Buck for each item of clothing, up to 10 bucks per donation! The cloting items will be donated to local assistance ministries. 

Grandparent's Breakfast

WMS Student Council will be hosting the annual Grandparent's Breakfast on Friday, December 19th from 8-9am in the cafeteria. Students wishing to invite their grandparents may pick up an invitation from Mrs. Coffer, Mr. Post, or the main office.

Parents & Students

After two years of the "Every Kid Connected" technology initiative, we have identified some common mistakes that cause damage to laptops.

Under the "Parent Resources", "Student Resources", and "Quick Links" on the side of our website, there is a guide for you to read. This guide has tips for you to keep your laptop from unnecessary damage. Please let us know if you have any questions

Science Club

December 18 we will meet from 3:20pm until 4pm. The focus will be on preparing for our Science Olympiad Competition in February.

 If students are interested in Science Olympiad, please email Mrs. McDowell or come by her room to sign up to let her know you will be attending the meeting.

Library News

December Book Club will be on Wednesday, December 10 from 2:30 to 5pm. Read "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christi. Sign up in the library or see Mrs. Wilcox if you have any questions.

Elf on the Shelf is coming to the library in December! Check out this fun holiday contest in the library!

BOOK FAIR is coming the week of December 15-19th.

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, December 12, 2014

7th graders at Willard Middle School were given a unique assignment that required them to develop a model house that was energy efficient to prevent the loss of heat. The students worked on building their model house after researching and learning how energy is not lost but conserved as it is transferred and transformed. 

A special thanks goes out to MirowskiInspections, LLC  for their help on this assignment.  Steve Mirowski, the owner, came out three different times to assist students in their learning.  Steve took pictures (mirowskiinspections.com) of each house using his thermal imaging camera so students could identify areas to improve.  Then he returned to take a second picture after adjustments had been made by students.  Check out some of the photos!

Don't miss out on this years drama production.  A Little Princess will be performed tonight and Saturday night starting at 7:00.  Here is a quote from a mom that recently moved into our district: "I was amazed at the play performed tonight by the 7th and 8th graders at Willard Middle School. It was better than a lot of high school plays I have seen. Talented kids and an amazing teacher. Thank you Amanda Graves for your time and patience." 
Tiger Technology classes are working on designing their own website using Weebly.  Check out some of their sites: mrslovelandwms.weebly.com.
Archery will be heading to Crane this weekend for their first tournament. We would like to wish the 25 kids going best luck!!!  Wrestling will be going to Carthage this Saturday to compete in their COC tournament.  Go get 'em!!!

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

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