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"Smooth Moves" for Rising 6th Graders 5th grade smooth moves ambassadors FY21

Each year rising 6th graders get a tour of Worth County Middle School prior to the end of their 5th-grade year. It was exciting to be able to host this event again this year.  The tour is guided by our WCMS 8th grade Ambassadors who share not only details of each location in the building but also some helpful tips for the students when they start their journey at WCMS.  The rising 6th graders were treated to a bottle of water after their tour.  Ambassador staff advisors are Mrs. Smith and Dr. Powell, our school counselors.  Click below to view a video from the event.  

Southwest Georgia Bank Partners with WCMS Business Classes Thank you SWGa Bank for your Contribution to our Students

Our 8th-grade Foundations in Investing and Finance students benefited from the generosity of Southwest Georgia Bank who sponsored the Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum. Throughout the year, with this curriculum, students were introduced to many aspects of personal finance like saving & budgeting, credit & debt, as well as, investing, insurance & identity theft.  The curriculum included textbooks and videos. Each semester, students took home their completed text to have as a helpful resource.  WCMS and Mrs. Jodi Mitchell, CTAE Business Teacher are very thankful for the support from Southwest Georgia Bank A Division of The First, A.N.B.A. for these incredible resources and for contributing to the growth and future of our students.  We look forward to continuing this partnership in finance education. 

Local Educational Agency/District Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy/Plan School Year 2021-2022

Click below to view/print this policy/plan.  

WCMS Aeroponic Towers In Full Production Mode Cooper's Class harvest greens from aeroponic towers

WCMS aeroponic towers and classroom gardens are continuing to produce greens and other vegetables.  Mrs. Cooper's 6th-grade science classes harvested their crops recently from their aeroponic tower and taste-tested the bounty.  Students helped prep the towers and observed the growth and what is needed to produce the kale, lettuce, arugula, and baby greens.  The towers help students make connections between content standards and grow their curiosities.  They also provided a healthy treat that is a new taste to some students.  Students enjoyed the salads with remarks like, "this is different but good," and "I would eat this again." 

WCMS Tennis Team End-Of-Year Banquet WCMS Tennis Team End of Year Awards FY21

Congratulations to our WCMS Tennis Team! At their end-of-year banquet, the students were recognized for their hard work and performances on the court this season. We are proud of our student-athletes! Team coaches are Coach Bass & Coach Davis.

Ride 360 Application Guide - New Bus Transportation Tool Ride 360 Logo

Ride 360 is a new mobile application that we will be using to help parents follow their students' transportation.  It is now active and available for use. Please be aware there may be some delays in receiving information. Thank you for your help as we implement this new tool for student safety. When registering your student, please be sure to enter their date of birth MM/DD/YYYY. If you need any additional assistance please contact the bus shop at 229-776-8612.

WCMS Honor Roll Third Nine Weeks FY21

Congratulations to these students on their academic achievements. 

WCMS Title 1 Family Engagement Survey 2020 - 2021

Please click below to complete the survey.

Team Cayman 7th Grade Egg Rockets STEAM Project
WCMS Girls Basketball Year-End Awards 2021 WCSM Girls Basketball End of Year Awards FY21

Congratulations to the following Girls Basketball Players.  Due to COVID restrictions earlier in the year, a traditional banquet was not possible.  However, Coach Bass wanted to honor his players with their earned awards.  Awards were based on the players' performance during the basketball season.  See photos below. 
 

WCMS Receives Rural Innovation STEM Grant Teachers assemble tower garden at wcms

WCMS has received aeroponic towers this week as part of the FY21 Rural Education Innovation STEM/STEAM Grant. The GaDOE grant purpose is to assist Southwest Georgia RESA regions in creating and developing STEM/STEAM programs/activites that help students make connections between content standards, their passions and curiosities, and experiences within the local community. Mrs. Parten and Mrs. Easom have been working on assembly and distribution.  The towers will grow 32 plants indoors, and the school was able to purchase 6.  Also as part of the grant, gardens are expanding with more raised beds and rainwater collection barrels. 

Congratulations WCMS Baseball WCMS Baseball Team 2021

Our WCMS Baseball Team are Champions!  This is the first time since 2003 that the team has won this title.  The baseball team won 12-0 over Cook County.  Caden Emerson pitched a 1 hit shutout.  Drake Jones hit a grand slam home run and Luke Rogers followed with another home run in the bottom of the 4th.  The WCMS Baseball Team had a great season going 11 and 3 and a championship game win.  The teams in our conference are Worth, Thomasville, Fitzgerald, and Cook.  Congratulations to head coach Reece Bozeman and assistant coach Scott Fredrick.  

Mrs. Bowden's Class Reads The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Bowden's class working on book project

Mrs. Bowden's ELA students read the book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas while studying WWII in Social Studies.  The students then constructed a plot mountain for the novel.  This was a pretty big endeavor since it included the entire book.  The project included all the main events, main characters, the conflict, climax, resolution, theme, symbolism, irony, etc. The students worked in small groups and were able to build comprehension and appreciation for the book.  This activity also helped students sharpen their analytic skills. 

WCMS Baseball Finishes Regular Season 1st Place in the Region 8th Grade baseball players with coach 2021

The WCMS Baseball team won their final regular-season game on Monday, March 22nd against Cook County. At this game, our 8th-grade players were recognized as this is their last season with WCMS baseball.  The team finished the regular season 1st place in the region with a record of 9 and 3.  The playoffs start Wednesday, March 24th at Worth County Middle School. The team is coached by 7th-grade teacher Reece Bozeman.  Come support our student-athletes.  Go RAMS!  

6th Graders Explore a Rain Cloud in a Jar Mrs. Cooper's Class Rain Cloud in a Jar

Mrs. Cooper's science classes used a Rain Cloud in a Jar simulation to see a simple model of how clouds form, how droplets form and eventually are pulled down by gravity as raindrops.  

 

Mrs. Mitchell's Business Students Research Entrepreneurs students creating in business class

Mrs. Mitchell's business students are researching entrepreneurs.  They're learning how these people turned an idea into a business.  Students are investigating how these entrepreneurs recognized a business opportunity, started a business, operated, and maintained a business. Students are sharing their research in Google Slides presentations.

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WCMS Baseball is 1st Place Heading into Playoffs WCMS Baseball Team 2021

Our WCMS baseball team is having a successful season sitting first in the region heading into playoff games.  

Exploring Sound Waves with String Telephones String Telephones in the Classroom

Mrs. Rachel's physical science students investigated sound waves by constructing string telephones. 

WCMS Young Georgia Author Winners Announced

Congratulations to Katelyn Stephens, Kira Wilshire, and Emmalee Coleman, our WCMS Young Georgia Author winners!

2020-21 Georgia School Bus Safety Poster Contest

School bus safety is the focus of the Georgia School Bus Safety Poster Contest.  The theme for the 2020-21 competition is "Be Safe - Know The Danger Zone."  Congratulations to our Division #3 - Grade 6-8 student winners:  Ruben Carr, Katelyn English, and Libbie Karrick.  

South Georgia Banking Company Supports Positive Behavior at WCMS South Georgia Banking Company Supports Positive Behavior at WCMS

South Georgia Banking Company is a proud sponsor of Worth Co Middle School’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Congratulations REACH Scholars Class of 2025

WCMS inducted 5 students into the REACH Georgia Program.  Upon successful completion of the program and graduation from high school, each of these students will earn a $10,000 scholarship.

WCMS Honor Roll Second Nine Weeks FY21

Congratulations to these students on their academic achievements. 

8th Grade Students Investigate Force and Motion with Paper Airplanes

8th-grade students in Mrs. Rachels' classes used paper airplanes to investigate force and motion.  They made paper airplanes out of different types of paper and tested to see which paper type flew the furthest.  Next, they modified the airplanes using paper clips, tape, and other objects and tested the flight distance again.  One airplane traveled 40 feet! The plain copy paper airplane traveled the longest distance.  

WCMS Competition Cheer Win 1st Place at Last Chance Cheer Classic WCMS Competition Cheer Fy21

On Saturday, January 30, 2021, the Worth County Middle School Competition Cheerleaders participated in the 25th Annual Sue Youngblood Last Chance Cheer Classic hosted at Worth County High School. The cheerleaders brought home 1st place in the small middle school division and ended their cheer season on a high note! Congratulations to these Ram athletes for all of their hard work and dedication this cheer season. 

PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention and Support PBIS Store - Students Spending Their Points

Our PBIS store is open and many of our students are using their PBIS points to purchase items.

To promote a positive environment for students and staff, PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) is used to recognize students who are modeling positive behaviors on campus and buses. Keep up the positive behavior students!

PBIS Store managed by Dr. Byrd/Ms. Swain's Class.

Cooper's 6th Grade Milky Way Bar Earth Layer Lab Students in Milky Way Candy bar Earth Layers Lab

Snacking during a science lesson? Mrs. Cooper's 6th-grade classes were treated to Milky Way candy bars* but not before they completed the Earth Science lab about the Earth's layers. *Thank you parents for donating the candy bars for this activity.

Click here to view photos from the classroom >>> https://www.worthschools.net/2/Gallery/1346#32894

Baisden's 6th Grade Classes: Oreos and Plate Tectonic Labs Students in Oreo and Plate Tectonics Lab

Oreos were the perfect manipulative for Mrs. Baisden's 6th graders completing an Earth Science Lab about Plate Tectonics. Click here to view photos from the classroom >>> https://www.worthschools.net/2/Gallery/1348#32934

WCMS Holiday Themed Band Concert

We are proud of our talented students! Mr. Limoges and the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade bands created a virtual concert for the holiday season.  

WCMS Chorus Fall Concert 2020 - "The Best Day"

We are so proud of our WCMS Chorus! Ms. Forehand and her students created a fantastic virtual concert. Click below to view their amazing talents.

WCSD and WCMS Reopening Plans FY21

Click the link below for the WCSD & WCMS COVID-19 Reopening Plan

 

 

Updated 20-21 School Calendar

The academic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year was updated and approved on July 30, 2020.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus is our district-wide student information system.  The Infinite Campus Parent Portal provides parents with a fast and convenient way to check student grades, schedules, attendance, and other resources.

Worth County Schools Partners with ESS for Substitute Staff - Information to Apply ESS Logo - Every day counts.

Worth County Schools is excited to announce that we've partnered with ESS! Moving forward, they will be responsible for recruiting, credentialing, hiring, placing, and managing all substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, school nutrition workers, clerical personnel, etc. in the district.  Please visit www.ESS.jobs to apply today!