The Wydown Theatre Company impressed audiences with its spring musical, “Shrek The Musical,” on March 5-7. More than 120 Wydown Middle School students and staff members took part in the production, which is based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture “Shrek,” and the book “Shrek!” written by William Steig. Click on the headline to view photos.
Wydown Middle School students and their families joined Washington University in St. Louis students for a potluck dinner at WMS on Feb. 24 as part of the schools’ partnership though the Making It Happen program. For the past 24 years, the two schools have partnered to support the needs of WMS students through the tutoring and mentorship program. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
For the past four years, the Wydown Middle School community has come together for a week of fun, games and camaraderie in the name of helping others. Give Back Week, held Feb. 17-20 this year, culminates with Give Back Night for Wydown students and their families. This year's efforts raised $5,700 for those in need. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 6, to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Students learned about heart health, participated in heart healthy activities and Chartwells, the District’s food service provider, served red food items. Click the headline to view photos.
Wydown Middle School Literacy Teacher and Playwright Rob Maesaka's new play, "White to Gray," is making its world premiere on Feb. 6 at Mustard Seed Theater. The play, which will run through Feb. 22, represents Maesaka's transition from writing stage adaptations of literary classics for students to writing a full-length play for adults. Click on the headline to learn more.
Twenty-three Wydown Middle School musicians performed as part of the Clayton Chamber Ensemble at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association’s 77th Annual In-Service Workshop and Conference on Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Lake of the Ozarks. Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School eighth-graders took part in a book discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 28, as the culmination of their Global Literature Unit. This unit focused on fiction set outside of North America. Students selected a book to read and based their project on the country where the story takes place. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School sixth-graders Lillian Ebeling and Belle Gage have been honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration for their historical family stories, “Problem After Problem” and “The Fox Stole the Show,” respectively. Both stories will be published in Grannie Annie, Vol. 10, which will be available in May. Click on the headline to learn more.
Join sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Wydown families at the school's Community Garden Day on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. WMS will be partnering with Gateway Greening to build community gardens in Normandy, Mo. Click on the headline for more information.
Two teams of Wydown Middle School students competed with much success at the Missouri Regional Middle School Science Bowl competition held on Saturday, Feb. 21. The teams placed fourth and seventh out of the 16 teams at the competition, in addition to taking first place in two of the four divisions. Click on the headline for the list of students.
Wydown Middle School families and staff members gathered at the school on Thursday, Jan. 22, for a potluck dinner and fellowship in conjunction with the school’s Defining Wydown’s Community event. The event served as a follow-up to the parent/teacher/student panel conversation held in October. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The Wydown Chess Team trapped, forked and checkmated their way to a strong second place finish in the Gateway Chess League Class Tournament held on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Sperring Middle School in the Lindbergh School District. Click on the headline to learn more.
Elementary- and middle school-aged chess aficionados from across the St. Louis area gathered at Wydown Middle School for their weekly competition in the Gateway Chess League’s junior high league on Thursday, Jan. 22. Each week during the six-week league, WMS students are matched up with a different chess player with whom they will play two matches. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.