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A Note From Mrs. Wiley

Wildcat families,

This week, our students will take the Middle Of Year (MOY) iReady assessments in reading and math on Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 8:05am. Please ensure your child arrives on time to school each day. These assessments will show your child's progression thus far this school year. I ask that you remind your child to do his/her very best as it will determine if your child needs additional support in either subject area.

Our wrestlers host Southern Middle Wednesday beginning at 4pm. Students staying for the match must have a ride here by 5:30pm. Tryouts for boys soccer and volleyball take place this week. For more information, visit our athletics section (below).

The end of the 2nd quarter/1st semester is January 26th. There is a teacher workday January 27.

I hope you all take time to enjoy the MLK Jr holiday, and I look forward to seeing everyone back on campus Tuesday.

As always, it's a great day to be a Wildcat.

Take care,


Club and Academic Team Updates

Meeting Days

  • Tuesday: NCDOT Bridge Team
  • Wednesday: Robotics and Quiz Bowl
  • Thursday: NCDOT Bridge Team, BOB, and Military Club
  • Friday: FCA

Upcoming Author Visit

In collaboration with The Country Bookshop, our school will be hosting an author visit from Steve Sheinkin on January 25th for all of our students, staff and any parents who would like to attend. All 8th graders will attend the presentation at 8:50AM and all 6th and 7th graders will attend the presentation at 9:50AM. THANKS to a generous grant from Authors in Moore Schools, Sandhills Community College and well-known author, Alan Gratz, all of our 8th graders will be receiving a free copy of Sheinkin's newest book, Bomb: Graphic Novel. All 6th and 7th graders have received a book order form from their ELA teachers. If your family would like to purchase a copy of the book, please return the form with payment by Wednesday, Jan. 18th. Students who purchase books will have an opportunity to meet the author and have their books signed after the author event.

Wildcat Athletics

Weekly Athletics Schedule

Jan. 18 - Wrestling HOME vs Southern Middle

Jan. 21 - Wrestling Conference Tournament @ Crains Creek Middle

Boys Soccer Tryout Information

Coach Eury & Coach Pennington will hold tryouts on January 17th, January 19th, & January 20th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm on the Wildcat soccer field. Tryouts are closed to all parents. Pickup will take place in the staff parking lot near the soccer field. Please wear appropriate clothing (shorts, t-shirt, soccer cleats) and have a water bottle.

Final rosters will be decided and posted on the WPMS website under "Athletics" on the night of January 20th.

Girls Volleyball Tryout Information

Coach Wallace & Coach Freeman will hold tryouts on January 17th, January 19th, & January 20th in the gymnasium. Tryouts are closed to all parents. Pickup will take place in the front of the school. Please wear appropriate clothing (shorts, t-shirts, gym shoes) and bring a water bottle.

Please see the following times below for volleyball tryouts.

January 17th: 3:00pm - 4:00pm sixth grade, 4:00pm - 5:00pm seventh grade, & 5:00pm - 6:00pm eighth grade. Students must be picked up at the end of their assigned session. Seventh & eighth grade students may stay and wait until their time slot by completing homework/classwork or go home and come back.

January 19th & January 20th: 3:00pm - 6:00pm. All students in all grades attend the full tryout time.

Final rosters will be decided and posted on the WPMS website under "Athletics" on the night of January 20th.

Upcoming Dates

  • January 18: iReady Reading MOY Assessment
  • January 19: iReady Math MOY Assessment
  • January 26: End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
  • January 27: Teacher Workday
  • March 3: Teacher Workday

School Information

Please acknowledge the MCS Student Code of Conduct in Parent Portal.

Instructional (including the encore fees) and technology fees can be paid online, or students can bring in cash or check. Contact Ms. Mullen, our bookkeeper, if you have any questions.

Dogs are not allowed on campus. If your dog is in your car during our morning and/or afternoon carline, we ask that you ensure your dog is restrained when your child exits or enters the car.

Don't forget to review the dress code with your child. In particular, students must wear clothing that covers their skin from chest to mid thigh with opaque (non-see-through) fabric in front, back, and on the sides. Clothing must cover undergarments, and breasts, genitals and buttocks must be covered with opaque (non see-through) fabric. For more information, visit the MCS Student Code of Conduct.

Bus Transportation Information: Students are not allowed to ride a bus in which they are not assigned. They can only ride their assigned bus.

  • Routes: Transportation can be viewed on Parent Portal (web browser only, NOT the app). Here you can verify your child's transportation information.
  • Communication: Please continue to contact the call center (910-947-5861) for any concerns or questions about your student's route.

The MCS middle school final grades are calculated as follows:

  • For a single semester course, a student’s final grade shall be determined based on the final exam 15% of the final grade) and the grade for each nine-week marking period (each marking period representing 42.5% of the final grade).
  • For a year-long course, a student’s final grade shall be determined based on the final exam (15% of the final grade) and the grade for each semester (semesters are the average for two nine-week marking periods with each semester representing 42.5% of the final grade).
  • Middle school students taking high school courses will be graded using the Grade 9-12 formula.

***ELA, math and science (8th) will use the EOG as the final exam. For courses without an EOG (6-8 SS, 6-7 SCI, and encore classes), the final exam will be determined and created by the teachers. World History and Math 1 follow HS guidelines. Here is the link to the grading policy for the district.
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Attendance Matters

When Moore are present, Moore succeed!

School attendance is important and in order to receive the best education, students need to be present to fully support their academic success. School administrators and teachers track student attendance in PowerSchool. Parents should monitor their child’s attendance and ensure that students do not accumulate excessive absences. Both excused and unexcused absences count towards student attendance. Failure to meet minimum attendance policies may jeopardize a student’s ability to participate in sports or promote to the next grade. Parents will be contacted by school administration or a school social worker under the following circumstances:

  • The child has accumulated three (3) unexcused absences in a school year.
  • After not more than six (6) unexcused absences, the principal shall notify the family by mail that they may be in violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law.
  • When student absences, excused or unexcused, reach five (5) in a semester or eleven (11) in a year in grades 9-12, or fifteen (15) in a year in grades K-8, the principal will contact the family.
  • Students in grades 9-12 who are absent from a class more than eight (8) days, excused or unexcused, during a semester course shall not receive credit for the semester or year.
  • Students in grades K-8 who are absent more than twenty (20) days during a year shall be referred to an interdisciplinary attendance committee which shall determine if the student should be retained. Additional policies are outlined in MCS Board of Education Policies, Section 6000.

Car Line Key Points

  • Doors open at 7:30am. For our students' safety, we ask that you not drop off your child prior to that time as there are no staff members on duty.
  • All students are dropped off at front of school in the morning. Please do not drop off in the bus parking lot, grassy area, tennis courts, at WPES, or at a local business.
  • Students who work the school store or are involved in an early morning club meeting may be dropped off in the grassy area or front driveway.
  • We are getting our students in to the building on time, so that is great news! The line will remain long unless more students ride the bus or families carpool.
  • Older siblings will go to the younger sibling's car line for pick-up.
  • Don't forget, 7th grade is picked up on the service road behind the baseball field. Cars will enter at WPES.
  • 8th grade cars may proceed to the staff parking lot for afternoon dismissal. Once that area is full, 8th grade cars must remain in the main car line with the 6th grade cars. A staff member will be outside to help direct traffic. Use your right turn signal to alert the staff member on duty that you are going to 8th grade pick-up.
  • Cars are asked to pull all the way up to the first open spot. The students will walk to your car. Do not stop when you see your child. Staff will direct you to keep moving as we have MANY cars to move through the line.
  • Friday car lines will be much longer due to students not having athletic practices after school. Expect longer wait times.

Support our School: Link Your Lowes and/or Harris Teeter Cards!

When you link your card to West Pine Middle, a percentage of your purchase is donated to our school. These funds support many of our programs.


  • PTSO General Business Meetings and Parent Informational Sessions. Mark your calendars and join us to learn how we all can support our students.
  • Our PTSO is raising money for a flag pole and flag for our ball fields. Please reach out to one of our officers (see below) if you would like to help.

Parent Involvement


Do you want to get involved but don't know where to start? Join the WPMS PTSO. For more information, reach out to one of our board members or email them at wpmptso@gmail.com.

  • Alison McCloskey - president
  • Amanda Peterson - secretary
  • Meredith Morgan-Coleman - treasurer
  • Karyn Schwagel - board member

Parent Advisory Representatives

Here are your parent representatives for the 2022-23 school year.

  • Parent Advisory Council (PAC): Chiquita Monroe
  • Military Family Advisory Council (MFAC): Alison McCloskey
  • Hispanic Community Advisory Council (HCAC): Elizzeth Salgado
  • African American Community Advisory Council (AACAC): Whitney Alford
  • School Improvement Team (SIT): Alison McCloskey and Lynn Antil

Booster Clubs

Band, Orchestra , Choral Music/Theater, and Athletics

2022-2023 SIT Meetings

Monday, January 17, 3:30pm

Monday, February 13, 3:30pm

Monday, March 13, 3:30pm

Monday, April 17, 3:30pm

Monday, May 8, 3:30pm

Monday, June 12, 8am

Follow Us On Social Media

In addition to our weekly update and the school's website, you can keep up with what our Wildcats are doing by visiting our social media pages.

  • Facebook: West Pine Middle School
  • Twitter: @WestPine
  • Instagram: westpinemiddlemcs
  • Hashtags: #thewpwildcatway #igniteengagegrow

Important Links


Do you have a question, concern or celebration you would like to share with our School Improvement Team? Enter it below. Our team will respond at the next SIT meeting and will note it in the minutes.