The Rustler Express

Will James Middle School

Here is to the Last Week!

Hello Rustler Students and families,

It is hard to believe that we are entering our final week of the school year. I would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU for a wonderful first year at Will James! It has been enjoyable getting to know the students, staff, and community, and I must say, we have a great community here. With that, take a look at this week's events:



  • Tuesday, May 31st: School dance for Will James Students only- begins at 3:45 in the gymnasium. Students will enter through the west entrance, exit 10. The cost is $2 in cash. Once they arrive and are checked into the building, they must stay until their ride is here to pick them up. The dance will end at 4:45. Appropriate behaviors are expected while attending the dance.

  • Thursday, June 2nd: 8th Grade Assembly at 9:30 am, in the gymnasium. In addition, activities are being held for all grades- see details below

  • Friday, June 3rd: Last Day of School- students dismiss at 11:30

  • Please work with your student to locate any textbooks, Chromebooks, Chromebook chargers, or any other district issued materials that will need to be returned to the school before the end of the year.

  • 8th grade students will begin checking in Chromebooks on Friday, May 27th while 7th Grade will check in on Tuesday, May 31st and 6th grade, Wednesday, June 1st.

  • All materials must be checked into the building no later than Friday, June 3rd.

  • As a reminder, students may not order food through Door Dash, Uber Eats, or any other online delivery service. However, parents may arrange for food to be dropped off or delivered to the main office.

End of Year Celebration

Dear Families,

Can you believe that this year is winding down? The kids have worked so hard this year, and it’s time that we celebrated them! Thursday, June 2, 2022, is going to be a really big day around here, and we can’t wait to make it a fun day for everyone!


The Eighth Grade Awards Assembly will start at 9:30am. Parents are welcome to join us in the gym for the ceremony. 8th grade students are invited to stay for the remainder of the day or they may be checked out by a parent or contact in PowerSchool through the attendance office. Once an 8th grader chooses to leave, they may not return.


Alfon’s Flaming Grill, The Food Dudes, Khanthaly Eggrolls, Corndog Company, and the Mac Shack are going to be available at lunch for students. We are asking that everyone brings $10 before Wednesday, June 1, 2022, to their first period teacher. This will pay for your child’s lunch from the food trucks. Free lunch in the cafeteria will also be available. If you are willing to donate money to ensure that every child can enjoy our special lunch, it would be greatly appreciated. You can send the donation with your child to their first period class or drop it off at the front office. The school will be providing tickets for students to have a treat from Aloha Coffee, Summer Snow, or Bailey’s Frozen Novelties.


Following lunch at 1:30 we will transition to a variety of activities throughout the school for students to enjoy. Thank you so much for your support this year! It’s been a pleasure to get to be part of your child’s life!


Sincerely,


The Will James Staff