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Congrats to the 2014-2015 WMS Yearbook Staff


7th graders

A. Bernelis
M. Bishop
T. Bolin
B. Brandt
K. Branstine
K. Coble
I. Duff
B. Gastineau
K. Lawrence
M. Mahan
B. McKan
A. Morelan
S. Morris
A. Owens
B. Pelley
P. Peppard
J. Richmond

8th Graders

S. Brooks
M. Chandler
A. Horner
S. LeGrand
A. Stroup
K. Thompson

Navy Team Students Only

Please click here and take this short survey about your favorite things! You will be receive a special surprise at the end of the year as a "Thank You" from your team teachers for being so awesome!

Show your spirit and "GO BANANAS!"

From the high school to you, we bring you the team spirit Banana t-shirts! For only $5, sizes small to 2XL, you too can show your spirit and 'Go Bananas'!

See Mrs. Loveland to pick up your shirt. Hurry before they are sold out! They are going fast!!

8th Grade Video

It's that time of year again! We are putting together a video for the Class of 2018. Please send a baby picture to Mrs. Swadley for this video. You may submit your student's baby picture in one of following ways:

*Via e-mail (jpeg only) to

*Send it in with your child to Mrs. Swadley in room 105.

Please include your student's first and last name and their Monday advisory teacher on the back of the pictures and/or in the email. Please make sure that the picture is school appropriate and only of your child and the original picture submitted will be returned.

Pictures must be submitted no later than TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014.

If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Swadley at

2015 Washington DC Trip

Informational meeting will be Thursday, April 17 at 7pm in the WMS library. If you are interested in going on the trip next year, make sure you attend this meeting. There are only 45 guaranteed spots available.

If you cannot make the meeting, See Mr. Biggers ASAP for more information

WMS Tryouts for current 6th and 7th grades

Mandatory parent meeting: Tuesday, May 6 @ 4pm in the lower gym

Cheer clinics are scheduled for May 12-14 in the lower gym. 7th graders will participated from 3-5pm and 6th graders will participate from 4-6pm

Tryouts are May 15th beginning at 3pm for 7th graders and at 4pm for 6th graders. Tryouts will be over at approximately 7pm

Update on WMS Computer Usage

The middle school has seen an increase in students using their computers to play games, take self portraits, and other off task behaviors during instruction time. After discussing this with the tech department and teachers, we will be putting in place a similar discipline measure as the high school.

If a student is found playing games, taking self-portraits, or any other programs that are not being used for instruction, the laptop computer will be removed for 2 days. During this time, the student will be required to use paper/pencil to complete classroom assignments. The office will keep track of the number of times the student has had their computer removed and determine if further action needs to be taken.

We would like to thank you for your continued support in the 1:1 technology initiative and we hope this effort will increase on-task behavior in the classroom.

From the Principal's Desk

Friday, February 28, 2014

MU president, Tim Wolfe, will be making a stop in Willard on March 5th. The 8th grade class was selected to hear his presentation, therefore on March 5th Mr. Wolfe will talk to 8th graders about the value of a college education. This will take place in the upper gym from 8-9 a.m.

Congratulations to the WMS Archery Team! They took first place with a score of 3,096 in the SW Missouri Invitational tournament this past weekend. They have now qualified to go to the State Tournament at Tan-Tar-A in March! Individual congratulations to Dalton Striegel who placed third with a score of 272 and McKenna Townsend who placed third place with a score of 266.

Until April 7th students in eTime will be working on projects around the theme of animals. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, are businesses and organizations in the animal field came to the middle school and talked with students. Check out some of the pictures below!

Amy Sims
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