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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.
Survey for parents
by posted 09/16/2014
 

Parents, 

 

Thank you to all who attended our PTSA Open House on September 16th.   

At WFMS we are always striving for improvement! Please take the time to complete a short survey about your experiences at WFMS! 

 

Parent Survey Click Here


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Principals' Message 09/15/14
by posted 09/15/2014
 

Principal’s Message 09/15/14

Good afternoon Cougar Families – This is Mrs. Weddle, Principal of your Wake Forest Middle School with a few announcements which are especially important for our 7th and 6th grade families.

Our Open House/PTSA meeting is tomorrow, September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a time to meet your child’s teachers and experience their daily routine.  This is not a time to conference individually with teachers.  If you need a conference, please contact your child’s team leader. Our PTSA Fundraising kicks off on Tuesday as well.   

Due to an unexpected increase in student population by about 70 students, we have received two additional teaching positions.  We are going to use these in our 6th and 7th grades, making each team have 4 teachers.  This means some students will have to switch teams and there will be schedule changes for many students.  While we do not like to switch anyone at this point, it is necessary to get our class size numbers down.  Currently, we have classes with over 35 students in them.  To benefit all students we would like our core classes below 30.   If you are interested in your 6th or 7th graders switching teams to the Barracudas (6th) or Gryphon (7th),  please contact us immediately.  Otherwise we will randomly select students from overcrowded classes to move to the teams. 

​We also need to add a section of Math 8 and will collapse one of Mrs. Barnes' CC I class.  Students will also be randomly selected. Both Mrs. Barnes and Ms. Plumley teach the same curriculum on the same days so there should be minimal disruption.  The new schedules will start on 8th grade. 

6th grade parents, don’t forget that TDAP documentation is due on September 25th

As always these messages will appear on our website.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at (919) 554-8440 if you have any questions.  


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Weekly message 9/11/14
by posted 09/11/2014
 

Weekly Messenger 09/11/14

Good afternoon Cougar Families – This is Mrs. Weddle, Principal of your Wake Forest Middle School with the weekly message!

Picture Day is tomorrow.  Your child should have come home with a flyer from Strawbridge Studios. 

Our Open House/PTSA meeting will be on September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a time to meet your child’s teachers and experience their daily routine.  This is not a time to conference individually with teachers.  If you need a conference, please contact your child’s team leader.

Parents, we will be opening up the Parent Portal links on Monday September 15th.   After that time, you can access Parent Portal to check on your student’s progress.

Parents, don’t forget to complete your on-line volunteer application for this year.  If you are a returning volunteer, it’s a quick process.  If you are a new volunteer, it is a few more clicks on a school computer. 

Tuesday, September 16th is our PTSA Fundraising Kick Off.  Be on the lookout for more information soon. 

Morning Carpool parents – please have your child listen to this part of the message.  Students, we need your help for our carpool to run as smooth as possible.  Please do not sit behind your parent as we need you to exit closest to the sidewalk.  Have all your belongings ready as you exit.  Exit your car when directed by school staff.  You can exit anywhere along the main carpool line closest to the school.  Do not wait until you reach the front.  If the students in the car ahead of you and behind you are exiting, you should be too.

Afternoon carpool parents, please do not block both lanes in front of the school until after 2:00.  We must have emergency vehicle access in our parking lot.  If you are directed to move by a staff member, please do so willingly.  This is for the safety of all involved.

All 6th graders are required to have the TDAP shot. Students must provide written proof of the vaccination no later than September 25, 2014. If your child has a medical or religious exemption to this vaccine, you are required to provide the proper documentation. On Friday, September 26th, any 6th grader without the TDAP will be excluded from school until they come into compliance.  

As always these messages will appear on our website.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at (919) 554-8440 if you have any questions. 

 


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Attention Parents of 6th Graders
by posted 08/29/2014
 

All 6th graders are required to have the Tdap shot.  Students must provide written proof of vaccination no later than September 25, 2014.  If your child has a medical or religious exemption to this vaccine, you are required to provide proper documentation.  On Friday, September 26, any 6th grader without the Tdap will be excluded from school until they come into compliance.


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Credit for Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)
by posted 08/29/2014
 

Parents, 

 

If you are interested in learning more about CDM -- Credit by Demonstrated Mastery, the district has created a website for you to explore.  More information can be found in a folder marked Credit by Demonstrated Mastery in our Documents section to the left of the screen.  

The link is as follows:

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery


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State Fair Advance Tickets
by posted 08/29/2014
 

As part of its promotional efforts, the NC State Fair has offered schools a way to make money by encouraging parents to purchase tickets online. Schools will receive $2 for every adult ticket sold and $1 for each child ticket sold if the tickets are purchased in advance and use our school code of 592.   
 
Please click on the following link to help our school earn $$$ just by going to the state fair! 
 
 
 
 
 

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Athetic Schedules
by posted 08/26/2014
 

Athletic Schedules for the 2014-2015 school year are now available under our Documents section (located on the left side of the screen).  Please note these are subject to change.  

 

Football website:  WFMS Football


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Important News about Transportation
by StaceyWeddle posted 08/19/2014
 

Transportation Blog

Parents, 

 

WCPSS will not provide buses to daycares or after school clubs such as the Boys and Girls Club for afternoon routes. Although this has been done in the past, WCPSS has recently changed their practices in order to provide better service to students who are currently eligible for transportation.  Eligible students are provided transportation services to and from their residence, not before or after school care locations.  Again, no buses will leave Wake Forest Middle School in the afternoons and go to the Boys and Girls Club or any other non-residence location.  Parents can apply for alternate bus stops but these will NOT be considered until after the first 30 days of school.  

 

All requests for a stop other than the primary residence has to go through the school district's site at http://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/. School personnel is to direct all phone calls regarding transportation to the (919) 805-3030 phone number.  

This new system is in place to better provide for the students who had existing transportation (home to home).  Traditional schedule routes and stop times are posted to the website beginning Monday August 18th.  Please note there are many stop changes this year.  Parents must check their stops and not assume they will be the same as last year.  The changes were made to improve efficiency and delivery times. 

 


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Latest Transportation Information 8/12/14
by WCPSS Ed Blog posted 08/12/2014
 

New bus routes available for traditional calendar schools on August 18

New bus routes for the 2014-15 school year will be available online August 18 for WCPSS traditional calendar schools. The bus routes will be shared athttp://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/routes-and-stops.html the week before the new school year begins.

Families should check the bus routes to find the stop closest to their address. Each year, bus stops change based on the students who ride the route. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive.

New practices
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 superior 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 superior routing, buses will travel less distance saving money on fuel and maintenance.

Alternate stops
Students eligible for bus service are assigned a stop this school year based on their home address of record. If families need an alternate stop for before- or after-school care, they may request that online at www.wcpss.net/busrequest.

Transportation will evaluate these requests to determine if the alternate stop fits on an existing bus route and that 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 online to seek bus service for 2014-15. The request 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.

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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WFMS PARENT PUBLICATION
by StaceyWeddle posted 07/11/2014
 

COUGAR PARENTS:

 

We have developed a parent publication for new and returning Cougar parents.  Please look under our DOCUMENTS section and print off either version, Microsoft Publisher or PDF.  This is a guide to help you understand WFMS policies, procedures, and practices.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or if you need further information.  


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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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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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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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