Wydown Theatre Company treated audiences to an outstanding production of “Much Ado About Middle School” from Nov. 14-16. On stage and behind-the-scenes, the Wydown students and staff involved in this fall’s production made it a memorable first production in the new Wydown Middle School theater. Click on the headline to learn more.
Sixth-graders traveled back in time during the month of November to teach their classmates about various topics related to westward expansion. Through their first major research project of the school year, students created news broadcasts to incorporate multiple perspectives on their given westward expansion topic. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School and Clayton High School Instrumental/Band Teacher Jennifer Shenberger has been named a guest conductor/clinician at the annual Bi-State Band Festival on Jan. 17-18, 2014, which is held annually on the campus of SIU-Edwardsville. The festival features three bands comprised of more than 200 nominated high school students
from Missouri and Illinois. Click
the headline to learn more.
Wydown students participated in a morning of career exploration on Dec. 6 through an event hosted by the WMS Counseling Department. Students attended presentations by WMS parents, community members and District staff that included a variety of professions such as doctors, lawyers, nonprofit professionals, journalists, musicians, law enforcement officials, education administrators and a retired professional athlete. Click on the headline to learn more.
Turkey ragu with polenta, cauliflower-turmeric relish and butternut squash romescu were the featured lunch menu items at Wydown Middle School on Wednesday, Dec. 11, thanks to a special visit from local chef Josh Galliano. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
The Wydown Chess Team clawed their way to a second straight victory as they captured the first place trophy in the annual Chaminade Board Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Chaminade College Preparatory School. The Wildcats rallied during the final four rounds of the tournament from their fifth place spot, leading to the team’s first place finish in the 26-school tournament. Click on the headline to read the article.
Information regarding school closures or schedule changes due to inclement weather will be posted on the front page of the District's website as soon as a decision is made. Click on the headline for more information about school closing and snow schedule procedures.
Wydown Middle School and Clayton High School Orchestra Teacher Ann Geiler has been named the 2013-2014 Outstanding Music Educator by the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association. This award is given to one music educator in the St. Louis area each year for his or her dedication to the musical welfare and growth of all students. Click on the headline to read more about Ann's award.
Wydown Middle School eighth-grader Amy Tishler and seventh-grader Will Welch have been selected as finalists in the 2013 Chesterfield Arts Phyllis Corbet Middle School Writing Contest. Amy and Will are invited to read their story to attendees at the contest’s awards reception on Dec. 11 at The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts. Click on the headline to learn more.
Click on the headline to download a draft of the 2014-2015 school calendar and an information sheet that highlights some of the key items and changes proposed for next year. The Calendar Committee, District Leadership Council, the Professional Relations Council and the Board of Education have worked through multiple drafts and revisions before arriving at the current proposed draft.
For the second consecutive year, Wydown P.E. students and teachers contributed to an international effort to break a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. Three hundred thirty-six WMS students joined more than 536,000 people from around the world on Thursday, Nov. 14, to break last year’s record for the most people sport stacking cups on the same day. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Wydown Middle School students have the opportunity to brighten the holidays for U.S. military personnel stationed overseas this year thanks to the efforts of eighth-grader Madison Schue. Madison is providing holiday cards and encouraging her classmates to take a few minutes during their lunch period to sign a card thanking the military members for their service and wishing them a happy holiday season. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School students are taking advantage of an extra learning opportunity this fall during the school’s brown bag Lunch and Learn sessions provided by the WMS Health Department. These optional sessions are held during the students’ lunch periods and focus on a specific health-related topic. Click on the headline to read the article.