1400 S. Dearing Rd.
Parma, MI 49269
Ryan Tripp, Principal
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.
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.
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.
Order online: mylifetouch.com
Picture Day ID: LM456059Y0
Need to Know Chart for Students / Parents: Here
7th / 8th Grade Back to School Letter: Here Here
6th Grade Orientation: Augsut 22nd ~ 6:30 in WCAC to 8:00 PM (Door open at 5:30)
7th / 8th Grade Orientation: August 22nd ~ 7:00pm - 8:30pm with an open house beginning at 6:00pm.
First Day of School: August 24th ~ 7:35am - 2:30pm (note change in end time)
Band Instrument Rental: Tuesday, August 30th ~ 6:30pm in High School Band Room
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.
XC Newsletter ~ Click here
XC Summer Running Schedule ~ Click here
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.