Welcome to West Central Middle School home to 151 sixth through eighth grade students. Our amazing staff is ready to live up to our mission of "Providing Opportunities, Expecting Excellence" for every student.
This is an exciting time for WCMS as we build off past successes and continue to strive to make this a school that our staff, students, and communities can be proud of. Our teacher teams meet daily to help provide both the educational and emotional support needed to make each of our students successful. With several 21st Century classrooms and a rich and diverse curriculum, we hope to encourage our students to be prepared for their next step into high school and ultimately to be responsible and productive citizens. We welcome Susan Cangro, our new Response to Intervention Coordinator and Reading Specialist, as another resource for our students.
Education is not reserved for the just the classroom. Our activities and exploratories include the Heat Hut, The Harry Potter Club, Art, Current Events, Genius Hour, A School Play, Music in a Digital World, and strong Band and Chorus programs. On the athletic front, we wll field teams in baseball, basketball, football, track, and volleyball. We also have a returning State Championship Track team led by State Record holder, Kaiden Droste, and an Elite Eight Boys' Basketball team.
Together we can truly reach success for every student. As administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and students, we can collectively work to improve WCMS each and every day. It is truly my honor to work with everyone. Don't hesitate to contact the office with questions or concerns you may have at 309-924-1681.
Each year, the Monmouth VFW sponsors the Patriot’s Pen writing contest. The topic this year was “Why I Honor the American Flag.” Two West Central eighth graders were honored for their entries at a . . .
On Friday, September 9, West Central Middle School held our annual Veterans Day program. Our local boy scout troop led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and eighth graders Allie Strack and Bindi Bailey sang the National Anthem. The middle . . .
Please join us for our 13 th Annual Veteran’s Day Program West Central Middle School Gymnasium 9:30 am on Friday, November 9, 2018 Matthew Moeller, Speaker . . .
The WCMS State Track Team members were recognized during the Good News Assembly on Monday, May 14, 2018.
Alicen is the 2018 West Central Middle School Science Fair Champion. Alicen, a Seventh Grade student at West Central Middle School won the competition with her project on preservatives in fast food sandwiches. . . .
On the afternoon of April 23, 2018 a memorial was held at the West Central Middle School in honor of Jace Garner. Jace attended West Central Schools during most of his education. During his seconday education he moved . . .
The WCMS PE Club decided to have a kickball tournament for the PARCC celebration this year. The tournament was held on Friday, April 20. Looks like a good time was had by all and they did survive the PARCC. Thanks PE . . .
At WCMS, a very talented 7th grade student has been providing planes to decorate Coach Kelley's office. As you can see, these are not your average paper airplanes. There is a lot of hard work and design put into . . .
WCMS Play 2018
West Central Middle School will be presenting “Who Poisoned His Meatball” by Craig Sodaro and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver Colorado on Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27 and . . .
The WCHS FFA officers came to the middle school on Wednesday, March 7 and met with the 8th graders. They discussed the program benefits like making new friends, learning new things, competing with other schools, getting to travel to new . . .
Students at the middle school recently played Fitness Monopoly in PE. The gym was set up as a life-size board of the game Monopoly. Students chose their teams and got started. When they landed on a property, they either paid rent or . . .
The students and teachers at the middle school participated in a door decorating contest. The winners were : 1st Place - 7B (Mrs. Rankin's class) - Hogwarts Christmas 2nd Place - 6B (Mrs. Miller's class) - Big Snowman . . .
Students in Mr. Helt's Science Class at WCMS recently took advantage of the new equipment in the room to collaborate on a project.
by Jackson Kane WMOI/WRAM
West Central Middle School is the subject of our School Spotlight for November. Natalie Ensminger has been teaching in the district for 26 years, and she is the recipient of this month’s Teacher Spotlight. Julia Burns, principal at West . . .
Middle school student council representatives have been busy this past week. They organized Red Ribbon activities, including having a “Paws Off Drugs” theme day. Many donations for the local animal shelter were . . .