Wydown Middle School

  • Band Students Demonstrate New Technology for Music Professors

    WMS students used their talents in both music and technology to assist in a demonstration of a new approach in music education at the College Music Society’s national conference. Using an iPad and the GarageBand app, a researcher guided students through the composition process, creating and developing musical ideas toward an end product. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Wydown Families Celebrate Heritage with Folktales

    Wydown Middle School students and staff showcased their family heritage at the school’s Folktales Around the World event on Tuesday, Nov. 11. WMS families enjoyed listening to folktales from an array of countries and also sharing folktales from their own family’s heritage. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Students Present Historical Newscasts on Westward Expansion

    Wydown Middle School sixth-graders traveled back in time on Monday, Nov. 24, to teach their classmates about westward expansion. Using their research on various people and events related to the topic, the students wrote and performed newscasts for their class. The presentations included costumes, props and a technology component. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Smoothies Work to Improve Interest in Breakfast at WMS

    WMS students cast their votes on Dec. 3 to determine the smoothie flavor that will be offered on the school’s new grab-and-go cart at breakfast. Offering enticing breakfast options such as smoothies is one way WMS is working to ensure students receive the nutrients they need in the morning to be successful throughout the school day. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • District Community Gathers to Dedicate New WMS Building

    School District of Clayton parents, students, community members and current and former staff gathered at Wydown Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 11, to officially dedicate the new building, which was completed this summer following nearly five years of planning and construction. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.

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  • Download the Wydown Newsletter

    Click on the headline to view this month's newsletter as well as archived newsletters.

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  • Students Work to Identify the Source of Success

    The seventh-graders in Lisa Verdigets’ literacy classes have spent the past few weeks working to determine the source of success for themselves and others based on the essential question of “What does it take for a person to be successful?” To formulate their answer to the question, the students accessed several different resources. Click on the headline to read the article.

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  • Six Students to Perform with Honors Orchestras

    Six Wydown Middle School orchestra members have been selected by the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Honors Orchestras. The students will perform with their peers from across the region in a concert on Jan. 10, 2015, at Ritenour High School. Click on the headline for the list of students.

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  • Twelve Students Selected for All-Suburban Middle School Band

    Twelve Wydown Middle School students have been selected for the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s All-Suburban Middle School Band. WMS had more students selected for the band than any other middle school in the St. Louis area. In total, the WMS band members comprise more than 10 percent of the All-Suburban Middle School Band. Click on the headline for the list of students.

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  • Eighth-Grader’s Disney Prequel Wins Top Honors

    Wydown Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Franzel won the Variety Children’s Theatre’s creative writing contest judged by New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson. Students in sixth- through eighth-grade from across the region were invited to participate in the contest by writing either a prequel or a sequel to “The Little Mermaid.” Read the article.

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  • Protect Your Family Against the Flu

    Cold and flu season is here. Please consult with your child’s physician to find out when flu shots will be available for your family. Students with chronic health conditions, including asthma, and those who are immunocompromised are highly encouraged to obtain a flu shot early. Click on the headline for more information about protecting your family this flu season.

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  • Download the 2014-15 WMS Activities Booklet

    Click on the headline to download the 2014-15 WMS Activities Booklet

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  • Two Clayton Orchestras Selected to Perform at MMEA Conference

    Two talented groups of Clayton musicians have been selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association’s 77th annual In-Service and Conference in January 2015. The two groups include the Clayton Chamber Ensemble, featuring Clayton elementary and middle school students, and the Symphonic Orchestra, which is comprised of students from Clayton High School. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Download Your Summer Math Packet

    Summer math packets provide opportunities for continued practice and help maintain computational fluency and problem solving throughout the summer. Click the headline to download the summer math packets and answer keys for students entering sixth through ninth grade.

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  • Sixth-Grade Students Gear Up for New School Year

    Wydown Middle School hosted sixth-graders and their families for the Sixth-Grade Walk-Through on Monday, Aug. 11. The students met their new teachers, reconnected with classmates, toured their new school and prepared their lockers for the first day of school. Click on the headline to view photos.

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Announcements

  • DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY DEC. 12, 2014

    1. MS. RIORDAN'S ADVISORY IS SELLING CHOCOLATE MUSTACHE SUCKERS @ 7TH GR. LUNCH FOR $2 EACH. THE PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO PURCHASE CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR A FAMILY IN NEED.
    2. STUCO WILL BE SPONSORING A DONUT SALE ON WEDNESDAY THE 17TH & FRIDAY THE 18TH OF DEC.  BEFORE SCHOOL. . ALL LEFT OVER DONUTS WILL BE SOLD DURING LUNCH..
    3. STUCO WILL HAVE A HAT DAY ON FRIDAY DEC. 19TH. BRING A DOLLAR AND A HALF ! PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS THE WYDOWN DANCE ON JANUARY 30TH.
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  • 2014-15 Program of Studies

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  • 2014-15 WMS Activities

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