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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.
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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AIG Nomination Window
by posted 08/29/2014
 

Parents may submit their nominations on a handwritten note or by email.  Notes should include parents nomination of child, (list child's name), parent's name and signature, and date.  Emails can be sent to jholland@wcpss.net.

Fall semester:  Students may be nominated from Aug. 25th through Sept. 26th.

Spring:  Students may be nominated up through Jan. 16th.  


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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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by posted 08/28/2014
 

Weekly Messenger 08/29/14

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

Parents, we need your help.  If your student was given a white temporary bus pass, you need to make sure you have applied for transportation.   Failure to apply for transportation will result in bus removal on 9/9/14.   You can apply for transportation electronically at the following address:  https://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation.  If you do not have access to email, please contact our school and we will assist in the application process.

Do you have extra school supplies you are willing to donate?  We are having a school supply drive.  If you carpool your children, we will have bins available beginning Wednesday in the morning drop off to collect them.  If your children ride the bus, please have the students take them to the front office. We appreciate all the donations of scrub suits and any donation you have made to help our school this year.   

Our Open House/PTSA meeting will be on September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Monday our school is closed due to a holiday.  I hope everyone has a great Labor Day. 

Next Friday is our first Early Release.  Students are dismissed at 11:45 a.m.  Please make the necessary arrangements.  The Factory does not allow youth to hang out unless they are accompanied by an adult. 

New carpool parents: In the mornings as your car naturally stops on the lane in front of the trailers, you can let your child out.  Adults are positioned along this lane and will signal when students can get out of their vehicle.  Do not wait until you approach the front entrance to let your child out.  Likewise, do not stop near the gym if the traffic is moving in front of you. We only have a 17 second light and need our carpool to run as efficiently as possible.  Your child will not be crossing in front of traffic. We began this process last year and decreased our carpool time significantly.  If you believe your child needs to be dropped off at the door, you must park your vehicle and accompany your child.  Also, please refrain from using cell phones in our carpool lane.  Please have your child sit and exit on the passenger side of the car (right side, opposite of driver).

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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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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Weekly Messenger 08/26/14
by posted 08/26/2014
 

Weekly Messenger 08/26/14

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

Thank you for a successful start to the 2014-2015 school year.  The beginning of the year is typically full of unexpected surprises which must be worked out.  Please continue to be patient with us as we address unforeseen problems.

Parents, we are meeting with transportation representatives daily to share your concerns.  Continue to let us know your concerns regarding missed buses or other transportation issues.  We will forward them to the appropriate people.   You can also call 919 805-3030 to report concerns as well or complete an email referral via the online support.  The address is:  https://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/customer-support/   

Do you have extra school supplies you are willing to donate?  If you carpool your children, we will have bins available beginning Wednesday in the morning drop off to collect them.  If your children ride the bus, please have the students take them to the front office.

Our Open House/PTSA meeting will be on September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thank you for the donations of scrub suits.  Please continue to bring them in if you have a connection to medical or dental offices.  

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 reminder 08/23/14
by posted 08/23/2014
 

Weekly Messenger 08/23/14

Good afternoon Cougar Families – This is Mrs. Weddle, Principal of your Wake Forest Middle School with a few reminders before we start the school year.  We welcome our classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021!

The first day of classes for all students is Monday August 25th.  School begins at 7:30 although students can arrive at 7.  Our school day ends at 2:15.  All students eating breakfast should report to the cafeteria.  6th graders will report to the cafeteria upon arrival. 7th and 8th graders should report to the gym.  Staff will release students.

Parents, transportation routes have changed, including no buses are being provided to after-school daycares or clubs, including the Boys and Girls Club.  If I get more information, I will certainly share it with you.  Please check our website and transportation’s website for the latest information.  Do not depend on last year’s stops and route numbers as they have changed. 

Monday afternoon, all students interested in participating in Fall sports should report to the gym by 2:30.  There is an informational meeting that lasts until 4:00.  Try outs begin Tuesday.  As a reminder, all students must have physicals, insurance, and the athletic packet completed prior to try outs.

Any schedule change request should be directed to the grade appropriate counselor.  In most cases we will not be handling elective change requests until our 10 day counts are in. 

If you are interested in obtaining insurance for your child, please visit our website as schools will not hand out forms. 

Our Open House/PTSA meeting will be on September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Parents, we are in need of scrub suits similar to what is worn in medical offices and hospitals.  We will gladly take your donations of new or gently used scrubs in all sizes.  If anyone has a connection to a medical office that would assist us, we will certainly appreciate it. We are also collecting school supplies for our students.  Please drop off any donations to the front office.

Please go to our website www.wfmiddleschool.com for information regarding athletics, school supplies, transportation, parent information, and much more.  A copy of this voicemail will also be on the website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (919) 554-8440 if you have any questions. 

 


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Athletic information 2014-2015
by posted 08/20/2014
 

There will be an organizational meeting for all 7th and 8th graders who would like to try out for one of our Fall Sports Teams: Cheerleading, Football, Girls' Volleyball, and Girls' Soccer. Students will meet in the gym from 2:30 to 4:00 on Monday August 25th, our first day of school.  Rides must arrive to pick up students at 4:00.  Packets can be found in our documents section.  

 

All students must turn in their physical/insurance/athletic information before you will be allowed to try out.  Try outs begin on Tuesday, August 26th.  


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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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Single Subject Acceleration
by posted 04/24/2014
 

Cougar Parents for 2014-2015 --

 

Please click this link to learn about Single Subject Acceleration: http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com/

 

Parents and teachers: You may nominate a student for Single-Subject Acceleration in one subject (language arts or math) between April 29 and May 9. We will test students between May 15 and May 29.


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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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Opening Letter to Parents
by posted 08/15/2013
 
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!
 
 
Warmest Regards,
 
  
 
Stacey F. Weddle
Principal
 
 
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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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