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.
Weekly message 12/11/13
Good afternoon Cougar Families. This is Mrs. Weddle, Principal of your Wake Forest Middle School with the weekly announcements. We have some exciting gift ideas in our school store. Parents, please come visit and purchase at discounted prices school spirit wear. The PTSA also offers free gift wrap for purchases over $40.
We have a home basketball game tomorrow at 3:45. Students who do not stay afterschool will have to pay full price for admission. Students, this means if you leave our campus for any reason afterschool and return for the game, you must pay the full admission.
We have a basketball game on December 16th at East Millbrook Middle School and a home game on December 19th against Leesville Middle.
Our chorus/orchestra concert is Thursday at 6:00 in the auditorium.
Our band students will be in concert Thursday, December 19th in our school auditorium. 6th graders and Jazz band students need to be at school at 5:45. 7th graders should arrive at 6:45. Both groups should wear a nice white shirt and nice black or dark pants and shoes. 8th graders should arrive 7:30 unless you’re in the Flash Light Choreography Group. 8th graders wear Lack shirts and black or dark pants and shoes. Parents with young children, please note that the 7th and 8th grade bands will each play a piece in the dark. Finally, if your child arrives early, please make sure they stay with you until time to report to the band room for set up.
Parents, ask your children for their interim reports as they should receive them this week.
That will do it for today. As always, these messages appear on our website. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (919) 554-8440 if you have any questions.
Good Afternoon, this is Stacey Weddle, Principal at Wake Forest Middle School. I am calling to ensure you are aware of a situation in the community today that prompted a Code Yellow Community Lockdown at our school and three others in the area as a precaution.
We were advised around midday today that a bank in the community had been robbed, and police were searching for a suspect. As you may know, a lockdown is standard procedure when this type of situation occurs. This means that all of our exterior doors were locked, and movement of staff and students was confined to the interior of the buildings. Otherwise, all activities are normal.
The lockdowns were lifted shortly after 1:00 p.m., when law enforcement advised that the suspect was no longer in the area. All usual activity has resumed.
If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at the school's front office.
Welcome back Cougars! I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Break. This is Mrs. Weddle, Principal of your Wake Forest Middle School with the weekly announcements.
On Tuesday, December 3rd, we will be holding our PTSA meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the media center.
On Tuesday, December 3rd, Wake Forest Middle School will be hosting an orientation for parents of eighth grade students. The purpose of this orientation is to provide information about the importance of the 8th grade year; graduation requirements; and high school options within Wake County. We will also have a representative from the county to discuss and answer any questions regarding magnet schools. This session will be held at 6:30 in the Wake Forest Middle School Auditorium.
Reminder that the application deadline for Wake Young Women's and Men's Leadership Academies and NC STEM and Wake Early College of Health and Science is December 6th. All applications must be submitted by this date.
Our basketball teams play Wakefield on Tuesday at Wakefield. We have a home game against West Millbrook on Thursday.
On Thursday December 4th, our PTSA will be holding a Spirit night at Bella Italia. You can dine in or carry out just let them know you are with WFMS. Come to the home basketball game and enjoy dinner at Bella Italia. Make it a family outing! We hope to see you there.
Our chorus/orchestra concert is set for December 12th.
We are still in need of headphones for our Academy of Reading program. Please drop them off in the front office.
That will do it for today. As always, these messages appear on our website. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (919) 554-8440 if you have any questions. Thank you for your attention.
We cannot 'Take Care of Business' without a tremendous amount of volunteers. We need volunteer to chaperone, man the copiers, provide basic office work, proctor, attend field trips, and so much more. This year WCPSS will not require any approved 2012-2013 volunteers who plan to continue for the 2013-2014 school year to register for a new CRC. However, any continuing volunteer must reactivate his/her status no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2013. You can register to volunteer or reactivate your volunteer status at any WCPSS school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at your Wake Forest Middle School.
The entire transportation staff is anticipating a great start to school! This contains important information.
New Phone Number for Parents
Starting today, all parents should call new centralized phone number: 919-805-3030.
New Online Customer Support Form
The best way for parents to reach us is through our new online form – http://www.wcpss.net/bus-support. Please encourage parents to use this form.
Routes are now posted!
Go to http://www.wcpss.net/routes to review bus routes. If you notice issues with routes, please contact your Area Transportation Manager.
Website has been updated
The transportation website (http://www.wcpss.net/transportation) has been updated, and is an excellent source of information for parents and staff. It includes bus routes, bus updates, FAQs and transportation policy and guidelines.
Every traditional calendar school parent will receive a brochure in the mail next week. You can view the brochure here: http://j.mp/bus-brochure. . Remember, we are not sending home stop information. Instead, we are requesting that they check online to locate their stop. If they don’t have access to a computer, they are directed to call their school. School staff can use http://www.wcpss.net/routes to help parents locate their stop.
Bus status report
Transportation now provides bus status report on the website. To locate the bus status report (Live Bus Updates), go to http://www.wcpss.net/transportation, click on Contact Us, and select a school.
Parents, please be patient as routes settle during the first few weeks of school. Bus routes may be extended by as much as 30 minutes as students become familiar with a new routine. Parents should contact transportation only if they have waited more than 30 minutes or if school has started and their bus has not arrived.
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!
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