Whitwell Middle School

Back to School Updates

Our Special Day is Coming Soon!

Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of another school year by attending our first annual Back to School Bash! There will be music, free hot dogs and drinks, games, and much more!

Back to School Bash

Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 5-7pm

1 Butterfly Lane

Whitwell, TN

Agenda for Back to School Bash

5:00 - 7:00

Mix and mingle with teachers and friends. Each grade level will have a tent. Class lists will be posted and registration papers will be given at this time.

5th Grade Supply List


____ sturdy backpack (NO rolling backpacks)

____3 boxes of tissues

____1 Clorox wipes

____paper towels

____hand sanitizer – (boys only)

____ Expo markers- SKINNY if possible- (girls only)

____1 binder hard plastic 2 inch (for planner and pencil pouch)

____1 zipper pouch for pencils (students will keep)

____1 pack loose leaf notebook paper (for student’s binder)

____3 packs #2 pencils (not mechanical)

____colored pencils

____3 200- page composition books (marble)

____1 plastic folder with clips and pockets (any color-for AR)

____8 glue sticks

____scissors (not safety scissors-- a little bigger)

____ear buds – (no HEADPHONES, just earbuds) they will STAY AT SCHOOL


NOTE: Please do not label items. Plastic folders will last all year and work much better. Your child will be required to keep these supplies at school. They will need extra supplies at home for homework.


Technology Usage Fee, Pending Board Approval: $25 - give to homeroom teacher. Please make checks payable to WMS.

6th Grade Supply List



_____ Sturdy Backpack (No rolling backpacks.)

______ 1 Roll of Paper Towels (Boys)

_____ 1 Zipper Pouch for Pencils

______ 1 Pack of Copy Paper (Boys)

_____ 2 Cans of Tennis Balls

_____ 2 Large Boxes of Kleenex (Girls)

_____ 3 Packs of #2 Pencils (Not Mechanical)

______ 1 can of Clorox Wipes (Girls)

_____ Colored Pencils

_____ 1 Pack of 4 glue sticks

_____ 1 Plastic Folder with Clips and Pockets

_____ 3 Packs of Loose Leaf Paper

_____ 3 200-Page Composition Books (Marble)

_____ Scissors

_____ Roll of Clear Tape

_____ Ear Buds or Head Phones (To be left at school. )

_____ 1 Hard Plastic 3- Ring Binder (2 inch )


NOTE: Due to lack of space in lockers, NO Trapper Keeper notebooks will be allowed. Do not label your folders or notebooks until you get to class.

Plastic folders will last all year and work much better. Your child will be required to keep all of the supplies at school. They will need supplies at home for homework; therefore, please purchase extra items for home use.


Technology Usage Fee, Pending Board Approval: $25 - give to homeroom teacher. Please make checks payable to WMS.

7th Grade Supply List



  • (1) roll of paper towels (Boys only)

  • (1) box Kleenex (Girls only)

  • (1) bottle of Clorox wipes

  • (8) packs of pencils (4 packs turned into homeroom teacher)

  • (1) pack of loose-leaf notebook paper

  • (2) packs of copy paper (turned into homeroom teacher)

  • (2) small packs of colored pencils

  • (1) small, hand-held pencil sharpener

  • (1) pencil pouch

  • (1) 2 inch 3 ring binder **(MUST BE 2 INCHES)**

    • This may be a trapper keeper style

  • (3) composition books (2-LA; 1-Math,) Must be 100 sheets - 200 pages

  • (1) pack of dividers

  • (1) small wireless mouse (optional) - To be left at school

  • (1) set of earbuds - To be left at school

**Please do not write on supplies. We will label together in class.**


Wish list: board cleaner, white-out, binder clips, pencils


Pencils are always an issue for 7th graders. We understand that 8 packs of pencils sounds like a lot, but 7th graders can not keep up with a pencil. We minimized the supplies to only what is a need. We appreciate your help with supplies.


Technology Usage Fee, Pending Board Approval: $25 - give to homeroom teacher. Please make checks payable to WMS.

8th Grade Supply List


(1) Clorox/antibacterial wipes

(3) packs of pencils (2 packs to be turned into homeroom teacher)

(1) Pack of ¼ inch graph paper

(2) packs of copy paper (turn into homeroom teacher)

(1) YOUR CHOICE for Science notes-Spiral bound notebook or 1 inch 3 ring binder

(1) YOUR CHOICE for SS notes-Spiral bound notebook or 1 inch 3 ring binder

(1) pack of colored pencils

(1) pack of markers

(1) pack of glue sticks

(1) 2" 3 ring binder for planner and AR

(2) composition books (1 - LA; 1 - Math)

(1) Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS scientific calculator for home use (optional)

(1) package of poster board (white)

(1) set of earbuds with case

(1) mouse for chromebooks (optional only if students want one at school)

WISH LIST

● (2) packs of loose leaf paper

● (1) pack of colored copy paper (multi-color pack)

● (3) boxes of Kleenex

● Sheet protectors

● Pack of sharpies

● Paint and paintbrushes for history projects

● Hot glue sticks (small and large)

● Rulers

● Pack of highlighters

● White tri-fold poster


**Please do not write on supplies. We will label together in class.



Technology Usage Fee, Pending Board Approval:
$25 - give to homeroom teacher. Please make checks payable to WMS.

Social Media and Other Ways to Get Updates

Follow the school on Twitter and Facebook @whitwell_middle.


Visit the website at http://www.whitwellmiddleschool.org/


For text message updates for school information such as closings, early dismissal, etc., text (484) 893-4172 with the message @6c4gbb9864 in the subject line. If you are a first time user, you will be prompted to enter your name. This is a free group messaging service that will allow you to get messages, but not respond. No one will be able to see your phone number.


New Student Registration Information

If you are a brand new student to Whitwell Middle School who did not attend Whitwell Elementary last school year, office personnel will be available on the following dates and times to assist you in registration. Requirements are listed below.

July 30, 8:00 - 3:00

July 31, 8:00 - 3:00

August 1, 8:00 - 3:00

August 2, 8:00 - 3:00

August 3, 8:00 - 10:00

August 6, 8:00 - 3:00

To enroll a student at Whitwell Middle School, you will need to have the following:

  • Copy of student’s original birth certificate with the state seal
  • Copy of original social security card
  • Proof of custody (If legal custody has been issued by a court, as in divorce, adoption, foster care, etc., court documentation must be attached. e.g. divorce decree, adoption order, power of attorney, etc.)
  • Two proofs of residence (e.g. utility bills, lease agreement, etc.
  • A state issued photo identification.
  • If living with someone, a residence affidavit must be completed and notarized.
  • Immunizations on Tennessee form - If a student is from out of state, you must take copy of immunizations to Marion County Health Department to have information put on necessary form.
  • Current (within the last 12 months) Tennessee Blue Physical Form completed by doctor. If no physical form is available, an appointment card must be presented.
  • Any records regarding Exceptional Education placement from former school
  • When applicable, a withdrawal form from previous school.

Important Dates

August 3 - Student Registration (Students do not have to attend if they come to Back to School Bash or are new students who have already pre-registered.)


August 7 - First Full Day of School