The WMS Special Olympic Team ...

The WMS Special Olympic Team ...

... competes County-Wide with other teams. (03/31)

... competes County-Wide with other teams.  (03/31)

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Reading Rocks Program Reading Winners

Reading Rocks Program Reading Winners

Breanna Sutton (6th), Curtis Lehew (8th), & Kayreena Patel (6th). (04/10)

Breanna Sutton (6th), Curtis Lehew (8th), & Kayreena Patel (6th).  (04/10)

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Students At The 8th Grade Spring Formal ...

Students At The 8th Grade Spring Formal ...

... danced the night away. (04/22)

... danced the night away.  (04/22)

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WMS Band Students Earn ...

WMS Band Students Earn ...

... red and blue ribbons at the Solo & Ensemble at GHS. (04/22)

... red and blue ribbons at the Solo & Ensemble at GHS.  (04/22)

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WMS Teachers Present Intervention ...

WMS Teachers Present Intervention ...

... at the Sumner County Middle School Showcase. (04/04)

... at the Sumner County Middle School Showcase.  (04/04)

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Students Are Ready To Party ...

Students Are Ready To Party ...

... at the 8th Grade Spring Formal. (04/22)

... at the 8th Grade Spring Formal.  (04/22)

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The WMS Band Performs ...

The WMS Band Performs ...

... during lunch for each grade. (04/04)

... during lunch for each grade.  (04/04)

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Students Stop To Pose ...

Students Stop To Pose ...

... for a group picture at the Formal. (04/22)

... for a group picture at the Formal.  (04/22)

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"Info YOU Need To Know"

 

WESTMORELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

Home of the Eagles!!!

(The #1 Middle School in Sumner County!!!)

 

  

General Information

4 1/2 Week Progress Reports ...

4 1/2 week progress reports will be distributed on Wednesday 04/25.  Please be sure that you receive the one for your child.  Please review the progress report with him/her.  Please sign it and have him/her return it to school on Wednesday 04/26.  (The reason it is requested that the progress report is returned signed is so we all are in communication with one another about the progress of your child.

 

Immunizations for 17-18 ...

6th Grade Parents:  If your child receives a note attached to his/her progress report that will be distributed on Wednesday 04/25, then he/she have not yet completed the 7th grade immunization requirements.  Please keep in miknd that there are two requirements.  Your child might need additional shots and/or to update the New Tennessee Immunization Form.  Please see the front and back of the attached note for more details.  If your child has not completed the requirements by the second day of school next school year (Tuesday 08/08), then he/she will not be allowed to return to school.

 

Girls Basketball Team News ...

Emily Bell                          Mallory Cassetty

Cailey Coates                     Anna Creasy

Riley Crump                       Elisha Denning

Alana Eakle                       Emma Martin

Ansley Morris                     Bayleigh Norman

Karleigh Powell                  Isabella Richardson

Galadriel Sanford               Kinsey White

Mallory White                     Emma Wright

           Jaylen Haskins, Manager

 

Congratulations to all of these students!!!

 

STEM EXPO News ....

On 04/06/17, 10 teams of 32 students participated in the STEM Expo at TSU.  Mrs. Holdcraft, WMS SEARCH teacher, and Mrs. Robin Angell, WMS STEM teacher, went with these students to the STEM EXPO to showcase their ideas.  These students did an excellent job!  We just received results on Wednesday 04/12/17.  The results are as follows:

Fear Factor:  Alexis Argyropoulos, Zoe Vinson, and Hannah Taylor--Silver Award

Boats & Buoyancy:  Jacob Castillo and Kolby Clark--Gold Award

How Texting Affects Relations:  Selma Gutic and Brooke Vaske--Bronze Award

Water Bottle Recycle:  Dylan Beasley, Kaden Street, Kamryn Eden, and Peter West--Bronze Award

Study Help App:  Cailey Coates, Brianna Burkhart, Riley Crump, Emma Martin, and Katie Vanzant--Bronze Award

The following also participated, but we are still waiting the official determination on their performance:

Magnetic Madness:  Breanna Wylie and Clayton Choquet

Recharging an Electric Car:  Dylan Thurman, Emmitt Adcock, Sterling Grant, Reagan Hill, and Dalrton Cook

Cell Phone Safe:  Natalie West, Gracen McCormick, Dylan Midgett, Nathan Harwell, and Jacob Aker

Exhaust Pipe Filter:  Jacob Thomas, Bryanna Wylie, and Jessica Flowers

The Board plans to recognize all of the students who participated in the STEM EXPO at a future Board Meeting.  As soon as the date is known, this will be shared with students and placed on the website.

In the meantime, GREAT JOB students and GREAT JOB Mrs. Holdcraft and Mrs. Angell!!!

UPDATE ...

All STEM EXPO students will be recognized at the Board Meeting on Tuesday 05/16 at 6 PM.  All parents and family members are invited.  It has been requested that all arrive at 5:15 PM.

 

Boys Basketball Team News ...

The following have earned a position on the 17-18 WMS Boys Basketball Team:

Carter Penick                      Dalton Cook

Levi Harless                        Kody Lance

Ayden Satterfield                 Anthony Leath

Logan Bonner                     Zach Gann

Brycen Pardue                    Jestin Sanford

Bryant Staats                      Brycen Kittrell

Wyatt Harrison                    Kamryn Eden

Dawson Borders                  Landon Dennis

 

Congratulations to all of these students!!!

 

Special Olympics ..

On Friday 03/31, students from Mrs. Stacy's class participated in Olympic games in a county-wide competition.  The entire class earned the "Spirit Award."  Individual students also excelled in the following events:

--Chance Slayton--2nd in the Softball Throw and 2nd in the 25 meter Walk.

--Eliza Borders--3rd in the Softball Throw and 2nd in the Run and Jump

--Ashlynn Johnson--1st in the Softball Throw and 2nd in the Run and Jump

Jordan Grey--1st in the Softball Throw and 1st in the Run and Jump

GREAT JOB Olympians!!!

 

School Broadcast News ...

The 53rd edition of the WMS Broadcast News is now available at Broadcast News.  Please go to the side menu to check out previous editions of the School Broadcast News.  This is a GREAT way to learn more about WMS through the students.

 

Medication Pick Ups ...

If your child has or will receive medication during the school day, please make a note that all medications (prescription and non-prescription) MUST be picked up by a parent, guardian or parent-designated adult by the last full day of instruction, and/or if the child transfers to another school.  The school is unable to properly store medication over the summer.  Medications that remain in the school clinic will be disposed of after dismissal, on the last full day of school.  Should you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Nurse Rebecca Harrison.

 

Cheer Team News ...

The following students have earned a position on the WMS 17-18 cheer team:

Lexy Moore                                   Alexis O'Neal 

Brooke Vaske                                Taylor Jones

Shealyn Campbell                          Macy David

Ariana Law                                    Taylor Camplin                               

Erin Stewart                                   Kelsea Lann                                  

Gracie Tuttle                                  Haley Camplin

 

The following 8th grade students earned a position on the WHS cheer team:

Savannah Gunter                           Taylor Tucker

Emma Groenke                              Julie Jordan

 

Congratulations to all of these students!!!

 

Criteria for Advanced Middle School Courses for the School Year 2017-2018 ...

Sumner County Schools (SCS) believes in the integrity of evaluating students based on both quantitative and qualitative data; to that end, the following measures and percentages will be used to determine placement in advanced middle school courses:

 

50% - A standards-based, grade level screener

25% - The student’s grades in English, language arts and math

25% - Current English, language arts and math teacher recommendations

 

Placement in any advanced middle school course will be dependent on the overall rubric score for each content. As in previous years, SCS will still offer Advanced I and Advanced II in eighth grade math.  

 

All students in grades five through seven will be screened for both English language arts and math. This is not a state assessment and is in no way tied to the TNReady state standardized assessment. This screening is for SCS placement purposes only and will not be used as a part of a student’s grade or final exam in their current class.

 

All SCS fifth grade students will take the screener between March 1, 2017, and March 17, 2017. All SCS sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will take the screener between March 27, 2017, and April 17, 2017.  For specific dates within each window, please contact your child’s school directly.

 

Abby Brosche, Ed.S                                                  Brian Smith

Middle School Instructional Coordinator                 Middle School Instructional Coordinator

Sumner County Schools                                           Sumner County Schools

615.451.5235                                                            615.451.5222

 

WMS Plans To Become A STEM School ...

On 01/26/17, I attended a STEM panel discussion at our Teacher Center in Gallatin.  At the meeting, principals and school teams were able to learn from two fellow Sumner County Schools about how they became two of only 32 schools in the whole wide world that are STEM schools.

My first thought was that as a STEM school we would have technology available for every student every day all day.  However, I learned that STEM is so much more than just technology.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Even though these four areas form the focus for STEM, all areas ... including ELA, social studies, and related arts ... are heavily involved by emphasizing that students use problem solving and thinking skills through collaborative opportunities to address real world situations.  

As I understand, the next opportunity we will have to become accredited as a STEM school will be in the 2020-2021 school year.  However, this is a process that will take several years to accomplish.  Therefore, we must begin now to move more and more toward being a STEM school with what we have available.  The whole process will be very challenging, but very beneficial to our students because they will become heavily involved in using problem solving and thinking skills and collaborating with each other to focus on solving real world problems.

As we begin this process, we currently have approximately 100 computers (desktops and laptops) available for student and staffulty use in three computer labs.  (We do have a mobile computer lab with 18 laptops.  However, in order to have 30 computers available in each lab for what we need to do regarding assessments and research, the 18 laptop computers have been moved into one of the three computer labs.  Therefore, at this time, our mobile computer lab is not available for use.)  These three computer labs provide excellent opportunities for our students and teachers to use technology.

Also, our SEARCH students along with students from all three grade level science classes are being given the opportunity to participate in the Middle Tennessee STEM Expo that will be held on 04/06 at TSU.  This will give students an opportunity to participate in STEM where they can present a project.  (This will be our 2nd year to compete and the first year to involve students who are not in SEARCH.)

In addition, WMS plans to hold their own STEM Expo in May.  In addition, other areas will also be featured in May including, but not limited to, our Awards Day, Art Display, Choir Concert, and Band Concert.

Furthermore, each semester for the past several years, WMS students have participated in Project Based Learning projects or PBLs each semester.  These PBLs are already STEM based and focused.

In conclusion, I am sharing all of this to let everyone know that we are already doing many of the things that a STEM school does.  Therefore, I think it is very important that we organize everything that we are doing so we are STEM focused and become an official STEM school.

As we go though this process, we will all have to work together to make this happen.  As I learn more, I will continue to share with everyone.  I am hoping that everyone will help in this effort because I believe this will really benefit our students.

STEM School Update 03/23/17 ...

As we continue to move toward becoming a STEM school, everyone needs to be aware of the standard and indicators.  So you will have access to this, you may click on STEM Standard & Indicators or paste http://www.advanc-ed.org/sites/default/files/documents/state-resources/STEM%20Standard_web-ready.pdf in your browser to access the standards.  

 

Band News ...

The Westmoreland High School Marching Band which includes members of the Westmoreland Middle School Band has been invited to be in the 2017 Citrus Parade on December 30, 2017.  CONGRATULATIONS to the WHS and WMS Bands!!!

If you would like to learn more about the WMS Band and to know about what is happening with the Band, then please click on "Band News" on the side menu.  Or, for now, you may click here on Band News.

 

Westmoreland Music Academy ...

 The Westmoreland Music Academy is a new opportunity for all Westmoreland students and parents 4th--12th grades to learn about music at an EXTREMELY discounted rate.  The Westmoreland Music Academy will be opening in January, but YOU need to make plans now if you wish to participate.  Information about the Academy may be found in the North Wing Office  or you may contact Mrs. Peterson at school or by the following e-mails:

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Library News ...

#1--The Library has purchased over 90 new books, mostly non-fiction and covering a whole range of topics.  Please be sure to stop by the Library to see all the new books on display.  These books were available for check out beginning Monday 02/27/17.

#2--Our Library will be hosting a Battle of the Books in May.  We need at least three teams from each grade to participate and each team needs to have five members.  Ms. Creasy will be giving each reading class more information on the battle throughout the week of 02/27/17, so if you enjoy reading and would like to compete in a quiz bowl type competition, please consider putting together a team of friends who also like to read and are motivated to win some awesome prizes.

#3--Also, in addition to our school's Battle of the Books, there is a separate COUNTY WIDE Battle of the Books which will be held in April.  If you are interested in joining the WMS team to compete at the county level against other middle schoolers in Sumner County, please see Ms. Creasy in the Library as soon as possible.  She is eeking a team of four of our school's very best readers.

 

Reading Rocks Program ...

Every 1st Friday of the month during RTI/EXP classes students will read the entire 45 minutes.  The next school-wide reading day is Friday 05/19/17 instead of the first Friday because of all activities happening in May.  The purpose of this is to encourage students to read more because reading will make you smarter.  (If you would like more specifics about how reading may increase intelligence, then please contact one of our ELA teachers for details.)  In the meantime, please READ, READ, READ!!!

 

Calendar Information  

Monday 04/17--Friday 04/28/17

TN Ready Achievement Test Window

 

Wednesday 04/26/17 …

--Kona Ice information will be distributed.  (This is a Band fundriaser that will provide a really good treat for students and staffulty.)

 

--Grade Level Teacher Teams Plus Related Arts Staffulty Meeting

 

          11:05 AM--7th grade team plus others (North Wing Teachers Lounge)

 

          11:55 AM--8th grade team plus others (North Wing Teachers Lounge)

 

          12:35 PM--6th grade team plus others  (South Wing Reading Room)

--Progress Reports will go home.

 

Thursday 04/27/17 ...

--Math Contest:  6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Math Students Will Compete At Austin Peay State University.

--Lunch Time:  FCA Lunches 

--3--4:30 PM:  Cheer Practice  (North Wing Gym or North Wing Gym Lobby)

--6 PM:  WMS Cheer Team Banquet (at Macon Bank & Trust)

 

Friday 04/28/17 ...

--7:10 AM:  FCA Meeting

--7:40 AM--2:40 PM:  Kona Ice money and orders will be due.  (This is a Band fundriaser that will provide a really good treat for students and staffulty.)

  

Monday 05/01--Friday 05/05/17 ...

--WMS Staffulty Appreciation Week

--Universal Screener Window (for RTI for 17-18)

 

Monday 05/01/17 ...

--Math & ELA Teacher Planning Times:  Mrs. Brosche, our middle school instructional coordinator, will meet with all math and ELA teachers to disaggregrate Study Island data in preparation for the 17-18 school year.

--Kona Ice orders will be delivered.  (This is a Band fundriaser that will provide a really good treat for students and staffulty.)

 

Wednesday 05/03/17 ...

--1st & 2nd Blocks:  6th Grade will attend the "Willy Wonka" Play at WHS.

--1st & 2nd Blocks:  7th Grade will attend the "Willy Wonka" Play at WHS.

 

Thursday 05/04/17 ...

--1st & 2nd Blocks:  8th Grade will attend the "Willy Wonka" Play at WHS.

--10-10:55 AM:  7th Grade RTI students will visit WHS to see the CTE Programs

--Lunch Time:  FCA Lunches 

--4th Block:  8th Grade Career Day Guest Speakers/Presenters

--6 PM:  Academic Team Banquet

 

Friday 05/05/17 ...

***This day will involve a schedule change.  8th grade will be on the 6th grade schedule.  6th grade students will report to homerooms to wait to go to TAATU.***

--7:10 AM:  FCA Meeting

--7th Grade RTI students will visit the WHS CTE programs.  (Exact times will be shared later.)

--6th Grade TAATU Program at Long Hollow Baptist Church  

--All Day:  8th Grade Career Day Guest Speakers/Presenters

--School-Wide Reading Time:  As a part of our school-wide reading program, students and teachers will have the opportunity to read the full 45 minutes in Exploratory/RTI classes.  (Moved to Friday 05/19/17.)

--3:30--6 PM:  Dance  (The dance is sponsored by the Boys Basketball Team and is open to all WMS students who have met the academic, discipline, and attendance requirements.  The price of admission is $5 per students.  All students must be picked up by 6 PM.)

 

Saturday 05/06/17 ...

--5:30 PM:  Zombie 5K Run (sponsored by the Band Color Guard and Majorette)

 

Monday 05/08--Friday 05/12/17 ...

WMS Universal Screening Window  (This is a tentative plan.  This window could change based on when we actually take the state assessment.)

 

Monday 05/08/17 ...

--Band Tour:  The WHS/WMS Bands will tour our 3 feeder elementary schools to promote an interest in band and music.

 

Tuesday 05/09/17 ...

--4th Block:  Choir Performance  (Day Time Performance)

--6:30 PM:  Choir Performance  (Night Time Performance) 

 

Wednesday 05/10--Saturday 05/13/17 ...

--Washington D. C./Gettysburg Trip

 

Wednesday 05/10/17 ...

--8:30 AM--10 AM:  Awards Day  (This year all 3 grades will have Awards Day together in the North Wing Gym.)

 

Thursday 05/11/17 ...

--Lunch Time:  FCA Lunches 

--Related Arts & Exploratory/RTI Classes:  6th--8th Grade Choir/Music Performance Exams

--3--6 PM:  County-Wide "Battle of the Books"

 --6 PM:  WMS Band Spring Concert at Westmoreland Middle School.

 

Friday 05/12/17 ...

--All Money Owed To The Library Is Due!!!

 --7:10 AM:  FCA Meeting

--8:30 AM--3:30 PM:  Doug Turner, "The Jewelry Man" will be here.  (Staffulty Only)

 --WMS Field Day  (This could be changed to Friday 05/19 depending on the weather, etc.)

 

Monday 05/15/17 ...

 --8th Grade Career Day Field Trip to Vol State.  (At first, it was thought that this would be 05/19.  However, it was learned on 01/20 that it was scheduled for this day.)

 

Tuesday 05/16/17 ...

--All Day:  Renaissance Penny War Reward Day for Winning Homerooms

--"Battle of the Books" Competition at WMS.

--6 PM:  All STEM EXPO students will be recognized at the Board Meeting.  All parents and family members are invited.  It is requested that everyone arrive at 5:15 PM.

--6:30 PM:  WMS Drama Club Production

 

Wednesday 05/17/17 ...

--1st & 2nd Blocks:  "Tech Day" at WMS sponsored by NCTC.  

 

Thursday 05/18/17 ...

--All Day:  Renaissance Penny War Reward Day for the Winning Grade

--Lunch Time:  FCA Lunches 

 --All Day:  WMS 8th Grade Choir will tour our 3 feeder elementary schools to promote an interest in choir and music.

 

Friday 05/19/17 ...

--7:10 AM:  FCA Meeting

--School-Wide Reading Time:  As a part of our school-wide reading program, students and teachers will have the opportunity to read the full 45 minutes in Exploratory/RTI classes.   (Moved from 05/05/17.)

--WMS Field Day Alternate Day  (If 05/12 does not work, then this day may be used.)

 

Monday 05/22/17 …

--Regular Full Day of School with Breakfast & Lunch Served With Exams (specifics will be shared later)

 

Tuesday 05/23/17 …

--Regular Full Day of School with Breakfast & Lunch Served With Exams (specifics will be shared later) 

--RTI Data Meetings:  The following is the plan for RTI Data Meetings  (Staffulty Only):

7:40       6th grade and Fleming (reading room)

9:20       7th grade (teacher's lounge)

11:45     8th grade (teacher's lounge)

 

Wednesday 05/24/17 …

--Regular Full Day of School with Breakfast & Lunch Served With Exams (specifics will be shared later)

--Last Official Day for Students

 

Thursday 05/25/17 …

--8 AM—3 PM:  Administrative Day #5 (Staffulty Only!)

 Grade Level Team will hold grade level team meetings regarding promotion/retention of students.

 

Friday 05/26/17 …

--8 AM—10 AM:  Abbreviated Day for Staffulty Only  (Report Cards to be mailed!)

 

Monday 05/29/17 …

--Schools Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

 

Thursday 06/22/17 ...

--8 AM--3 PM:  WMS Cheer Camp.

 

Saturday 09/09/17 ...

--Band:  Sumner County Exhibition Band

 

Saturday 09/23/17 ...

--Band:  Highland Rim Marching Festival

 

Saturday 12/30/17 ...

The WHS and WMS Bands will participate in the 2017 Florida Citrus Parade in Orlando, Florida.  More details will be shared as we near this date. 

 

The following will be changed to the Band participating in the 2017 Florida Citrus Parade.  Please see 12/30/17 for more details.

March 2018 ... 

--Saturday--Monday  (Specific Dates To Be Determined)--Band Trip to Chicago. 

If you would like more details about the trip, please contact our band director, Jennifer Peterson, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it