The Stampede

April 23, 2021

Track Pictures Monday, April 26

The WMS Track & Field Team will have their pictures taken Monday, April 26 at WMS.

Spring Orchestra Concerts

May 18 - 5th Gr - 6:00 p.m. WMS Gym

May 18 - 6th Gr - 7:15 p.m. WMS Gym

May 19 - 7th & 8th Gr - 6:30 p.m. WMS Gym

Spring Band Concerts

May 20 - 5th Gr - 6:00 p.m. WMS Gym

May 20 - 6th Gr - 7:15 p.m. WMS Gym

May 25 - 7th & 8th Gr - 6:30 p.m. WMS Gym

2021 Youth and Adult Summer Programming

Each summer many USD 231 students take advantage of the opportunity to enrich their lives through Summer Programming, and this summer is no different. Once again, fun and engaging classes will be offered during the summer months for student enjoyment.

The Summer Enrichment Program is designed to support student learning during the month of June with engaging, high-interest activities that promote student creativity, problem-solving and reinforcement of core learning skills. The Summer Enrichment Program is open to all current Gardner Edgerton students who will be entering first through 12th grade.

Gardner Edgerton High School coaches will be putting on camps throughout the summer to instruct the fundamentals and skills of sports. You can find athletic camps for your K-12 grader (SY 21-22) in an easy, online registration process.

The Advanced Technical and Culinary Arts Center will be offering adult programming! Adults in the community will be able to learn the basics of welding, culinary tips, auto maintenance, automotive airbrush, and more!

Mustangs Finish Third at PRMS Track Meet

The WMS Mustangs traveled to Pioneer Ridge on Monday, April 19th for their third meet of the season.

The seventh grade girls team took third place with 19 points. Elle Perez was an event winner in the Shot Put with a throw of 25’11. Second place finishers were Evelyn McKelvey in the 200m dash, Clara Schneller in the 1600m run, the 4x100 relay team (Yanez, Helms, Lammers, McKelvey), and Elle Perez in the Discus. Alison Turner took fourth place in both the Shot Put and the Discus.

The seventh grade boys team took 3rd place with 6.5 pts. Brayden Hinz was second in the 100m Hurdles and tied for fourth in the High Jump. Jenson Honey finished third in the 400m dash, and Juan Sandoval finished 4th in the 1600m run.

The eighth grade girls team took 3rd place in the meet with 16.5 pts. Second place finishers were the 4x200 relay team (Long, King, Claycamp, Carlisle), the Sprint Medley (Claycamp, King, A. Holle, E. Holle) and Emmy Holle in Discus. Jocelyn Carlisle was third in the 200m dash and Addy Holle was third in the Shot Put and tied for third in the High Jump. Fourth place finishers were Nikki Claycamp in the 100m Hurdles and Livia Chambers in Discus.

The eighth grade boys team took 3rd place in the meet with 40.5 pts. First place finishers were Isaac Crum in the 400m dash with a time of 1:01.62 and the 4x100m relay (Bojanski, Pemberton, Crum, Linden) with a time of 53.89. Second place finishers were Bryce Hinz in the 100m Hurdles, Isaac Crum in the Long Jump, Carson Stoops in the 3200m run, Ethan Perez in the 1600m run, Brayden Bohi in the 800m run, Jake Linden in both the 200m and Shot Put, and the 4x400m relay (Scherman,Stoops, McGill, Hinz). Third place finishers were Aidan Scherman in the 3200m run, Jack Hayden in the 1600m run, and Isaiah Lang in the 800m run. Hunter Dryden tied for fourth in the Pole Vault.

The team is looking forward to competing at Baker University’s Track and Field Complex for their last unlimited entry meet of the season on Tuesday, April 27th.

Attention 7th & 8th Grade Students!

The 7th & 8th grade BLUE TEAM in-person students will be taking State Assessments on Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28.

Please make sure students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast and bring a charged Chromebook!

Virtual Book Fair Continues Through May 2

WMS is hosting a virtual book fair.

Shop online April 19 - May 2 at

Click on the link below to shop for the entire family!


Yearbook Purchase Deadline

Purchase your yearbook today! Final deadline to purchase will be May 3.

Please note the yearbook for this year will be distributed in the Fall of 2021.

Parents can buy through Powerschool's payment portal, MySchoolBucks (students won't see this option on their account). If you need help syncing your Powerschool account and getting this set up for the first time, please follow these directions:

Once your MSB is linked, log in through Powerschool, find "My School Bucks," click the "Go to MSB" button to get to the full site, and you can purchase a yearbook under the "School Stores" button.

***Important Update***

MSB let us know today that when a parent creates and syncs their account from PowerSchool to MSB (first time only) they have to wait 24 hours before they can see and make store purchases (example Yearbooks). This explains why parents are not able to see yearbooks in the store once they created their account.

Late Arrivals

If your student arrives to WMS after 8:10 for any reason (appointment, overslept, running late or tardy) please have them enter at the MAIN OFFICE ENTRANCE. We will take their temperature and help them get to class. You can simply give the office a call with their reason for absence and have the student come to the door and ring the buzzer.

The grade-level entrances will close at 8:10.

Reporting An Absence

You may report an absence via email by sending an email to

Please include:

  • Student Name
  • Grade
  • Reason for Absence

You may also call the WMS Main Office at 913.856.2900.

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Doors Open at 7:50

Staff will be at each entrance door and will open the doors for students to enter at 7:50 a.m. each day.

Drop Off / Pick Up Information

Thank you for your patience as we navigate having 5th - 8th grade students back at WMS and the new expectations for drop off and pick up.

PLEASE pull up as far as possible in the loop. This will allow more students being dropped off or picked up at one time. It may take a few more steps for your child, but it helps keep the line of cars behind you moving!

Do not park in any of the parking stalls for drop off or pick up. We want to keep your student as safe as possible and keep the flow of traffic moving efficiently.

PowerSchool Access Codes

If you have not received your Access Codes for PowerSchool Parent Portal please CLICK HERE to fill out a google form. An email will be sent to you with access information within 2 business days of your request.
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In Case You Missed It.....the following items are from previous editions

Please Help!

The nurse is in need of pants, sweat pants, leggings in adult sizes if anyone has any that they would like to donate.

Spring Track Website

The track website has detailed information regarding the track meet schedule as well as safety protocols that will be in place to keep students and staff safe.

Please reach out if you have specific questions or concerns. We are looking forward to having spring sports back at WMS!

Treats for Celebrations

Just a gentle reminder to parents: if you are planning to provide treats to be handed out in class for a special celebration, such as a birthday, they need to be individually sealed/wrapped. An example would be Rice Crispy Treats that were factory sealed.

Her is another GREAT option for you as well:

In addition to providing breakfast and lunch, did you know USD 231 Nutrition Services also cater birthday treats directly to the classrooms? Hassle-free, safe and affordable options to celebrate your student’s special day.

Order form/menu >>

Please allow one-week notice for events.

Mask Guidelines

Please see the information below concerning mask guidelines at WMS. Following these guidelines each day will help not only protect your son or daughter but other students and staff members as well.

  • Surgical masks or cloth face coverings made with two layers of fabric.
  • Cloth masks should be washed after you wear them in hot water with detergent. Bleach is not necessary to kill the virus on cloth masks.
  • Make sure masks fit securely over your nose and mouth.
  • Masks with valves in them are not recommended, because the valves allow all of the mask wearer's exhalation to exit through the valve.

If your child does not have a mask with two layers of fabric, we have extra surgical masks to give to individual students as needed.

Reminder From Nutrition Services

Just a reminder... Although school meals are free for the 2020-2021 school year, students are still welcome to bring a lunch from home as they desire. Please note that although these students will still be permitted to purchase milk or juice ($0.55 each) to accompany their lunch from home, these individual items are not covered by the program. Only complete meals are available for free. Weekly balance reminders are sent to families whose students' account balances fall below zero due to these types of purchases.

Snap a Pic and Share It!

Yearbook Reminder:

Parents and Guardians, the Yearbook staff is still in need and seeking pictures of:

  • students in their learning environments
  • students with their pets.
  • students participating in Spirit Week
  • students in their school appropriate costumes
  • an activity they do in their spare time
  • students holding a sign stating something they are thankful for
  • picture of student, and 1-3 sentences telling their hopes for 2021
  • students in Chiefs gear celebrating the return to the Super Bowl

Please tell us in the message of the email the student name and grade. Send your yearbook pics to

Schoology Parent Account

If you would like access to your Schoology parent account please fill out the google form linked below. You only need to request this if your student is currently using schoology for remote learning and you can include all of your middle school students in one request. An email will be sent to you within 3 business days of your request with your individualized parent code and log in instructions.

CLICK HERE for the google form.

Appointment Required for Office Visits

Our school office is currently open and running on a limited schedule. If you are visiting for any reason, we ask that you call ahead to make an appointment (913.856.2900). All visitors will be asked to wear face coverings during their appointment time. Thank you for your cooperation.