WMS Tiger Talk

Volume 1, Edition 3

Caught "Being the One"

As you know, this year's theme is "Be the One." Students are encouraged to be the one in their families, in life, and with each other. Recently, several students were recognized as "Caught Being the One." We are proud of these recipients and look forward to students always being the one for others, even if they are not formally recognized.
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Homecoming Week Photos

Congratulations to Marissa Nunley, who was recently crowned the 2018 Homecoming Queen.

Check out lots of photos from Homecoming Week by clicking on the link below. (In order to view link, you must have Google Photos.)


Upcoming Events

Retakes for fall pictures are October 17. Proofs were sent home last week. If you did not order when pictures were made, you can order directly from Lifetouch. Their ordering information is located in the proof packet.

Field Day is Friday, October 4. Students are welcome to wear athletic shorts, but all shorts must be fingertip length.

Fall Break is Monday, October 8 - Friday, October 12.

Parent/Teacher conferences are October 16, from 3:15 - 6:15. Please contact your child's teachers or call the office for an appointment time.

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Escape Room - Parent Involvement Event #2

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 5-7pm

1 Butterfly Lane

Whitwell, TN

Mark your calendars for this event! We are looking forward to a fun time. More details to come!

25th Anniversary Celebration for the Paper Clips Project

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 5-7pm

1 Butterfly Lane

Whitwell, TN

Join us in an Open House event on November 8 as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Paper Clips Project. Former students, parents, and community members are invited to visit the school from 5:00 - 7:00 on this evening. Light refreshments will be served and you are welcome to tour the rail car and artifacts library and just visit with others. For more details, please contact Ms. Roberts at skroberts@mctns.net or contact the school office.

A formal program will be held on the following day for current WMS students and other guests. Parents and community members are also welcome to attend this event. The program starts at 1:30 and will take place in the school auditorium.

Welcome to the WMS Family

We would like to welcome Mrs. Randi Pickett to the WMS family as the new bookkeeper at our school. Mrs. Pickett officially started last week. We appreciate your patience with the office as we make this transition.

Parent Advisory Committee

Thanks to all of the parents who were able to attend our fall advisory breakfast meeting. We had a very productive meeting celebrating recent successes and looking ahead to future events.

School Contact Information

Transportation changes and excuses for absences may be emailed to the address listed below. This address is for notification purposes only. Teachers should be contacted directly with their school email addresses.

Stay in Touch

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook @whitwell_middle.

The school website also has updates. Click on the link below to view the website.


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.

Keep Up with Your Child's Progress


ParentVue letters with activation codes were sent home with registration packets. Upon activation, you can view your child's grades after they have been posted by teachers.

Google Classroom

Ask your child for his/her login information to Google Classroom. You can see assignments, study guides, notes, etc. from classes.
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