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Holocaust Survivor Speaks to 8th Graders

West Central 8th graders recently had the privilege of listening to the story of a Holocaust survivor via Skype.  Simone Arnold LIebster was born in France in 1930. When she was 11, she refused to give the Hitler salute or sing Nazi . . .

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WCMS Reads

WCMS has a new 8th grade exploratory class that focuses on media in the modern world. Part of the coursework includes reading the newspaper weekly. Long term goals for the course include creating our own media publications that highlight . . .

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Circa 21 2019

Thank you Two Rivers Arts Council

Recently, Yvonne Knapp wrote a grant to the Two Rivers Arts Council and the West Central Middle School Drama Club received a check for $950.00 for our support of the arts. Mrs. Miller, Ms Cory, Mrs. Eckley and I decided to use . . .

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Dancing on Skates!

WCMS students spend a day of their skating unit dancing to different songs. "The Locomotion," "Cha Cha Slide" and "The Chicken Dance" are highlighted here in the pictures. Even Coach Kelley hopped on a pair! Fun . . .

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Good Works!

Just when things look dark and winter will never end- a ray of sunshine-  This morning the MS staff arrived to find this student shoveling our walks for us- he did the teacher entrances first. No one asked- a total act of good will. . . .

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Tulip the Tree Frog Blog

The 7th graders in Mrs. Rankin's class are blogging as Tulip the Tree Frog.   They have to type for him because he has such tiny toes. read our first installment here!   Tulip the Tree Frog Blog . . .

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Mystery Frog Identified

Tulip the Traveling Tree Frog has been officially identified by Scientists at the Field Museum in Chicago. Eleutherodactylus Planirostris  is Tulip's scientific name. He belongs to a group of Cuban and South American tree . . .

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Hitch-Hiking Frog from Holland Finds Safe Harbor at Middle School

The owner of  the Cooks and Company Gift and Flower Shop in Galesburg was surprised when she opened a recent shipment of live tulips from Holland and discovered a tiny stow-away:  a spotted- 1.5 cm frog was hiding in the . . .

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Patriot's Pen Winners

  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 . . .

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Veterans Celebrated at WCMS

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 . . .

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Veterans Day Program

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 . . .

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Good News Assembly Time Honors WCMS State Track Team

The WCMS State Track Team members were recognized during the Good News Assembly on Monday, May 14, 2018.  

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West Central Middle School Science Fair gets ‘Hand-led”

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. . . .

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A Tree for Jace

 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 . . .

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We Survived the PARCC Kickball Tournament!

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 . . .

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Planes, Planes, and More Planes

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 . . .

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“Who Poisoned His Meatball”

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 . . .

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WCHS FFA Officers Visit WCMS

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 . . .

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Fitness Monopoly

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 . . .

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WCMS Door Decorating Contest

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 . . .

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Collaboration in Science Class

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Students in Mr. Helt's Science Class at WCMS recently took advantage of the new equipment in the room to collaborate on a project.

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WMOI and WRAM School Spotlight - November

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 . . .

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WCMS Red Ribbon Week Activities

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 . . .

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Third Annual West Central Middle School Glow Run

 Thursday, November 2, 2017

      WCMS Glow Run is a noncompetitive fun run/walk around Stronghurst. All money raised at this event will be used for our PBIS (positive behavior/reward) program. . . .

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