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Welcome to Wake Forest Middle School
Welcome to Wake Forest Middle School's website. We thank you for visiting! We are proud to showcase who we are and what we do.  Wake Forest Middle School (WFMS) is located in Wake Forest, North Carolina serving students in grades 6-8.  Our colors are Red, White, and Blue and our mascot is the Cougar! We are always striving for improvement so please send us your suggestions.  A special thank you to our PTSA for funding our website and to Ron Shaw for developing our site.  We appreciate the efforts of Lori Munroe and Heather Fields who keep it up-to-date.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (919) 554-8440.
Principal's Message
by StaceyWeddle posted 07/15/2014
 

Weekly Messenger 07/15/14


Good afternoon Cougar Families – This is Mrs. Weddle, Principal of your Wake Forest Middle School with the first message of the school year.  We welcome all new cougar families and hope you have the best educational experience at WFMS.  


Periodically in the summer, I will send out voicemessengers with important information for the upcoming school year.

We will have a schedule walk through for students new to WFMS on Friday August 22nd from 12-3 p.m.  This is a time for students to learn where there classes are located, buy PE shirts, and learn the school layout so they are comfortable on their first day.  Schedules will be mailed out the week prior.  Returning students should not come to the schedule walk through.  The first day of classes for all students is Monday August 25th.  School begins at 7:30 although students can arrive at 7.  Our school day ends at 2:15.  


Our Open House/PTSA meeting will be on September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.


This year Transportation is starting a new process to provide better service to families.  All students have been assigned transportation based upon their home address.  If your child requires a stop different from your address, you must fill out an application.  This includes students going to the Boys and Girls Club afterschool.  The online application process is detailed on our website.  You must apply prior to July 21st in order to get bus service on the first day of school. 


In order to keep students in class we will begin a new practice which has been adopted from our high schools.  When students are not dressed appropriately for school, we will provide scrubs for students to change into thus students avoid missing class time waiting for parents to provide a change of clothes.  Parents, we are in need of scrub suits similar to what is worn in medical offices and hospitals.  We will gladly take your donations of new or gently used scrubs in all sizes.  If anyone has a connection to a medical office that would assist us, we will certainly appreciate it. 
Please go to our website wfmiddleschool.com for information regarding athletics, school supplies, transportation, parent information, and much more.  A copy of this voicemail will also be on the website. 


Please do not hesitate to contact us at (919) 554-8440 if you have any questions.  

 


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Athletic information 2014-2015
by StaceyWeddle posted 07/08/2014
 

Parents, 

 

If you are interested in your child participating in Fall athletics, it is extremely important for you to schedule a physical to be completed by a physician.  Typically our Fall sports teams hold a meeting within the first two days of school with try outs beginning the next day.  Your child cannot participate in try outs without a current physical (within a year). Schedule your child's physical today as appointments are hard to get in August.  More information can be found at: 

http://www.wcpss.net/parents/athletics/

 

 

The physical form can be found at: 

http://www.wcpss.net/parents/athletics/forms/ms-athletic-participation.pdf

 


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Transportation information for students with alternative stops
posted 07/02/2014
 

Families can apply online for alternate bus stops

 

Families can now apply using a new online form, if they need an alternate school bus stop for before- or after-school care.

 

The online form is at http://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/change-bus-stop/

 

Students eligible for bus service have been assigned a stop this school year based on their home address of record. Once these routes are established, Transportation will evaluate alternate stop requests for before or after school care to determine if the requested stop fits on an existing bus route and if space is available on the bus to accommodate the student. WCPSS does not add bus stops during the first 30 days of school.

 

Students who were approved as voluntary transfers for 2013-14 and received transportation for the year may apply on this new online form to seek bus service for 2014-15. This request for service for an ineligible student will be reviewed to determine if it falls on the existing route of a bus with available space and does not significantly affect other students’ ride time. These types of requests will not be processed during the first 30 days of school as bus service for eligible students is still being established.

 

Improving bus service

This school year for the first time, WCPSS Transportation has a team of routing specialists who will work to provide eligible riders safe and timely bus service.

 

They will base routes on families who used bus service last year or families who signed up to ride the bus for 2014-15. In the past, transportation plans assumed all students would ride the bus. Of the 153,000 students last year, 76,000 were bus riders.

 

Beginning the planning process with accurate ridership will help Transportation planners provide improved bus routing. This should provide families better bus service from the start of the school year. Routes for known riders will be set for the first day of school. Bus drivers will practice set routes to be ready for the first day of school. With improved routing, buses will travel less distance saving money on fuel and maintenance.

 

Special needs students
Families of children who are homeless, have Individual Education Plans (IEPs), or have plans under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) may need to request special transportation, as they move into the community or change address. These families will need to enroll their child in the new school or notify their current school of the address change and inform school staff of their child’s IEP, 504 plan or homeless status. Students will be assigned to transportation.

 

After the first 30 days of school, bus drivers will monitor ridership. Transportation will drop the bus stop for students who do not use the bus for 10 consecutive school days. Families only need to apply for students to receive service again.

 

The goal of this practice is to improve the service for those that consistently ride the bus.


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Suggested Supply List for 2014-2015
by posted 06/24/2014
 

2014-2015 Suggested School Supply List:

Please note, individual teachers may require additional supplies. This is a list to get you started as you hit those Back to School sales.

 

 6th Grade

All supplies listed are for the year. Please replenish as needed. 

  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Blue or Black Pens
  • Red Pens
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils/Markers (Non Permanent – No Sharpies Allowed)
  • Highlighters
  • Sheet Protectors
  • 3x5 Index Cards
  • 5 single subject spiral notebooks or composition notebooks
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rolls of Transparent Tape
  • Paper Hole Reinforcers
  • Dividers
  • Portable Hole Punch
  • Pencil Sharpener with dome
  • Pencil Pouch (No Boxes)
  • Flash Drive
  • Ear buds or head phones (to plug into school computers)
  • Combination Lock for P.E.

What to store all of this in?
Students will be traveling from class-to-class and will not be able to visit their lockers between every class. Therefore, an organizational system needs to be established. Some examples of organization would be a large, sturdy 3-ring binder, several smaller individual binders for each class, or an accordion style folder system.


Take advantage of the back to school sales for the following items to be kept at home for students to complete homework, study for tests, and work on projects throughout the year.  Stock up on pencils, pens, paper, posterboard, tape, glue sticks, highlighters, construction paper, index cards, erasers, colored pencils, markers, crayons, notebooks, and folders.  Don’t forget a pencil sharpener, stapler, and hole punch.
 

 

7th Grade

All supplies listed are for the year. Please replenish as needed.  Also, 7th graders will be in the trailers. It would be beneficial to purchase a small portable umbrella or rain jacket to keep at school for rainy days.

  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Blue or Black Pens
  • Red Pens
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Markers (Non Permanent Only – No Sharpies)
  • 3x5 Index Cards
  • Single subject spiral notebooks or composition notebooks (red, yellow, blue, green)
  • Folder with 2 prongs and pockets (red, yellow, blue, green)
  • Tab Dividers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rolls of Transparent Tape
  • Paper Hole Reinforcers
  • Pencil Sharpener with dome
  • Pencil Pouch (No Boxes)
  • Flash Drive
  • Ear buds or head phones (to plug into school computers)
  • Combination Lock for P.E.
  • Binders will most likely be requested. Please wait for teacher specification.

For students enrolled in Common Core I or Common Core II:  It would be beneficial but not mandatory to purchase a TI-84+ calculator. This practice will assist students' transition to high school. In addition, these calculators will be used by the students as they advance through their math courses in high school. We understand the purchase is an investment but students can use the calculator through their college years. Students who have previously purchased other versions of this type of calculator can still use them.

 

Take advantage of the back to school sales for the following items to be kept at home for students to complete homework, study for tests, and work on projects throughout the year.  Stock up on pencils, pens, paper, posterboard, tape, glue sticks, highlighters, construction paper, index cards, erasers, colored pencils, markers, crayons, notebooks, and folders.  Don’t forget a pencil sharpener, stapler, and hole punch.
 

 

 

 

8th Grade

All supplies listed are for the year. Please replenish as needed. 

  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Blue or Black Pens
  • Red Pens
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Markers (Non permanent only – No Sharpies)
  • 3x5 Index Cards
  • Single subject spiral notebooks or composition notebooks (red, yellow, blue, green)
  • Folder with 2 prongs and pockets (red, yellow, blue, green)
  • Tab Dividers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rolls of Transparent Tape
  • Paper Hole Reinforcers
  • Pencil Sharpener with dome
  • Pencil Pouch (No Boxes)
  • Flash Drive
  • Ear buds or head phones (to plug into school computers)
  • Combination Lock for P.E.
  • Binders will most likely be requested. Please wait for teacher specification.


Take advantage of the back to school sales for the following items to be kept at home for students to complete homework, study for tests, and work on projects throughout the year.  Stock up on pencils, pens, paper, posterboard, tape, glue sticks, highlighters, construction paper, index cards, erasers, colored pencils, markers, crayons, notebooks, and folders.  Don’t forget a pencil sharpener, stapler, and hole punch.
 


For students enrolled in Common Core I or Common Core II: 
It would be beneficial but not mandatory to purchase a TI-84+ calculator. This practice will assist students' transition to high school. In addition, these calculators will be used by the students as they advance through their math courses in high school. We understand the purchase is an investment but students can use the calculator through their college years. Students who have previously purchased other versions of this type of calculator can still use them.


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Single Subject Acceleration
by posted 04/24/2014
 

Cougar Parents for 2014-2015 --

 

Please click this link to learn about Single Subject Acceleration: http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com/

 

Parents and teachers: You may nominate a student for Single-Subject Acceleration in one subject (language arts or math) between April 29 and May 9. We will test students between May 15 and May 29.


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Students....earn prizes for good grades!
by posted 04/11/2014
 

All Students: You can earn a change to win a $25 gift card, courtesy of Wake Electric's "Give us an A" program. All you need to be considered is completing an application and earning one A on your report card!  Go to www.wemc.com/giveusana.aspx for more information!


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2014-2015 Math Placement Information
by posted 03/11/2014
 

Parents of Rising 6th graders, Current 6th graders, and Current 7th Graders:

Please visit the following link to learn more about math placement options for the 2014-2015 school year:


http://wake-ms-math.weebly.com/


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Opening Letter to Parents
by posted 08/15/2013
 
Parents -- This letter will accompany your child's schedule which you should receive by early next week.  I wanted to give you earlier access.  
 
Hello Cougar Family! We are very excited for the 2013-2014 school year. Our newly renamed Wake Forest Middle School will ensure students have opportunities to excel and accomplish goals. Throughout the school year, we will be stressing 8 ideals of “Taking Care of Business” (TCB) with the ultimate goal of having students do what is right for themselves and for others.
 
Included is your child’s tentative schedule.  As with every year, adjustments may need to be made throughout the first couple of weeks of school due to class sizes, enrollment, academic needs, etc. Schedule change requests must go through your child’s counselor and may not be granted until after the first 10 school days.
 
On August 23rd, from 1-4 we will be holding a schedule walk through for new students and those with special needs. This is not a time to meet the teachers but is a time for students new to our school to become accustomed to our campus prior to the first day of school. Our Open House will be held on Thursday, September 12th from 6-8.  Please mark these dates on your calendar.
 
The state has adopted new software, PowerSchool, which will replace SPAN and other district programs.  Parent Portal replaces parent SPAN access from last year. If you had a SPAN account in the past, we will be sending you an email with your access codes in the near future.  If you do not have a SPAN account, you will need to apply for a Parent Portal account. Information can be found on our website, www.wfmiddleschool.com.  You can also register at Open House and the Schedule Walk Through for new students.  As with all traditional middle schools, our Parent Portal will be turned on the week of September 16th.
 
Beginning with this school year, all students will be assigned a WCPSS email account. Staff and students must use WCPSS email accounts for student to teacher e-mail communication.
 
Our staff has worked diligently throughout the summer to develop a pyramid of behavior interventions in attempt to align discipline practices throughout our school and with district expectations. It is imperative for staff and parents to work together. In order to do this, we need current contact information on how best to reach you. Please complete the forms sent out on August 26th so we have updated information.
 
Beginning on August 19th, parents can go to www.wcpss.net/routes to locate bus stops and route start times. These times will be updated so continue to check the website to ensure no changes have been made. If you do not have access to the internet, please call us to get assistance. For fastest service when contacting transportation, fill out the online form at www.wcpss.net/bus-support.
 
Supply lists for each grade level can be found on our website or a copy picked up from our front office. Please note, teachers may require additional supplies throughout the school year.
 
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your continued support of WFMS!
 
 
Warmest Regards,
 
  
 
Stacey F. Weddle
Principal
 
 
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Mission Statement
by posted 09/16/2011
 

The Mission of Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School is to unite students, teachers, staff, parents, and the community to support students in accomplishing their educational and developmental goals in becoming successful and independent citizens


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Mr. Hunt speaks to students and parents during the WFRMS Open House Night.
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