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    About WMS

    With approximately 360 students in grades 6 – 8, Waterloo Middle School has a proud tradition of blending academic learning with character education.  The “middle school years” are an important part of a child’s education as they transition from elementary school towards high school and beyond.  With a dedicated staff of professional educators, our goal is to help each student navigate and make the most of his or her middle school experience.  Each student has a unique set of learning needs and interests, so our faculty and staff strive to meet the needs of students as individual learners.  In order to provide a well-rounded experience at school, we encourage our students to get involved in at least one extra-curricular activity, which could be a sport, a musical group or a club.

    WMS Facts, Typical Schedules and Contact Information are included below.  Thank you for visiting our website!

     

    WMS Facts

    Daily student arrival time: 7:10-7:30 a.m. First period begins at 7:35 a.m.

    Student dismissal is at 2:10 p.m.

    Students must be signed out at the Main Office when they are picked up by parents or other authorized adults.

    8-period instructional day with a 9th period extra help time until 2:45

    A late bus is provided at 3:00 which brings students to LaFayette Elementary where they board their own bus and ride home with the elementary students.

    Modified sports for grades 7 & 8 ; intramural sports for all students: soccer, basketball, floor hockey, yoga, volleyball etc.

    Clubs including Chess Club, Drama Club, Educational Enrichment Club (EEC), Composting Club, School Newspaper and School Yearbook.

    School dances/activity nights at several times during the school year.

    Saturday Academic Assistance is available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

     

    Typical Schedules

    6th grade – Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Specials (Music, Technology, Home and Family) and Physical Education.

    7th grade – Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, French or Spanish, Specials (Art and Health) and Physical Education.

    8th grade – Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, French or Spanish, Specials (Family and Career Science, and Technology) and Physical Education.

    Acceleration – Math and/or Science, starting in 7th grade and including Algebra and/or Living Environment (Biology) in 8th grade

    Electives – Band and/or Chorus (all grades); Studio Art (8th grade only)

     

    Contact Information

     

    Principal                       Mr. Vince Vitale      539-1540

    Assistant Principal         Mr. Daniel Doore    539-1565

    Secretary                     TBA    539-1540

    Guidance Counselors     Mr. Mark Pitifer, Grade 6                 539-1542

                                       Mrs. Lisa Andino, Grades 7 & 8       539-1542

    Nurse                           Mrs. Melissa Stenberg                    539-1545

    District Social Worker    Mrs. Kathleen Bremer, LCSW           539-1442