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Middle School News by Mr. Horrell

January 13, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope that your new year has started off on a great note. As usual, it’s always off to a busy start at Western Middle School. Please take a few moments to check out some important announcements regarding WMS in the coming week and weeks ahead!

ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents: The Western High School Counseling Department will be conducting a meeting for current 8th grade students and parents to present information about high school diploma types, credits, scheduling, etc.... It will be held on Tuesday evening (1/14) from 6-7pm in the auditorium. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!!!

You should have received important information from Mr. McCracken on January 3, 2020 outlining the procedures that are taken when threats of any kind are made to the school. Over the course of last week, I followed up with all students about the expectations for while at school as well as when using social media. Students were communicated to about the severity of any type of threat and the importance of treating each other with respect both on and off of school grounds. As always, if you are aware of any issue, please contact me as soon as possible.

New Year, New Goals! Our library is challenging all students to “Resolve to Read in 2020”. I know that I am currently working on a couple of books myself. This month’s featured author is Holly Black.

Winter sports pictures will be taken on February 10 after school. The schedule is listed in the daily announcements.

There will be NO SCHOOL next Monday, January 20 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Students will NOT have any e-Learning on that day either.

As always, I can always be reached by calling the school at 765-883-5566, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by stopping in the office. If you should ever reach my voicemail, please know that all messages are sent directly to my email and I will reach you as soon as possible. Should you ever have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to get a hold of me. Have a great week!

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Juuling..What is it & What does it mean to Juul?

The Juul, a trendy vape that resembles a flash drive and can be charged in a laptop’s USB port, accounted for 33% of the e-cigarette market as of late 2017, according to Wells Fargo data. The product is made for and legally available only to adults 18 and older, but in many cases, media reports suggest, these devices are being used by kids and teenagers even younger than that — leaving parents, educators and medical professionals concerned.
For more information please click the links below:

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Looking for an updated window sticker for you vehicle?
Western Athletic Department has new window stickers with the new Logo (Below).  
These may be purchased in the Athletic office located in the High School.
Small sticker is $2 
Large sticker is $5


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