FACS Team Building Exercise: building the tallest spaghetti tower.


FACS team building exercise.


6th grade FACS baking during an open lab.


8th grade FACS students' Egg babies.


8th grade FACS students to carry Egg babies.


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MS band playing at Indiana Beach 3


MS band playing at Indiana Beach


MS band playing at Indiana Beach

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Panther Principals


Western Middle School is committed to instilling the knowledge and necessary skills for our students to achieve their potential.

Panther Principles

Treat others as you wish to be treated no matter how they treat you.

Control what you can control.

Respect the educational environment.


Welcome to Western Middle School!

Welcome to Western Middle School!

As Principal, I hope that you will find our website informative and a useful tool to gather information regarding WMS.

Western Middle is an Indiana Four-Star School and we are dedicated and committed to the success of each of our students. Strong parental involvement, in the education of your child, is a vital component to our success. Working together, we are helping the children grow into readers, writers, creative thinkers, and problem solvers, as we prepare them for life in the 21st century.

Our school operates under the Middle School Concept with 600+ students in grades 6-8.  Each grade level hosts two teams that work collaboratively on interdisciplinary units to maximize student learning. The educators, support staff, and volunteers work together to provide an outstanding program where each student has an opportunity to achieve his or her potential in a safe and nurturing environment. Our School Improvement Plan guides our continuous school improvement efforts.

There are many ways for you to communicate with us. Our address, phone numbers, and email address are listed here on the website.  We look forward to hearing from you regarding anything that can help us continue to thrive as an excellent school and assist the young people of our educational community.

Have a great year!

Mrs. Julie Pownall
Western Middle School

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Bullying Prevention

If you have witnessed or have knowledge of a student being bullied in the Western School Corporation, please email tipline@western.k12.in.us or call (765) 883-5576 or (765) 883-5541 ext. 8477 (TIPS), the Western Safe School Tip Line, to report these activities anonymously.

You may also complete the Bullying Incident Report Form (Link Below)  and return to one of the main building offices at Western School Corporation.

Bullying Defined
Bullying Report and Incident Form
WMS Bullying Procedure Form
Cyberbullying Resource for Parents

Upcoming Events

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Contact Us!

Western Middle School
Julie Pownall, Principal
2600 S 600 W
Russiaville, IN  46979

Twyla Carlson, Asst. Principal
Kurt Cantlon, Counselor

V:  765-883-5566