WMS Families,

Hello.  I hope you are having a great summer.  The building is looking good and we are more than ready for your child to come to school on Wednesday, August 16th.

I just want to remind you that the middle school years are critical times of development for students and families and I look forward to working with all of you to make this school year successful.   This is a time for kids to explore and figure out who they are and what they stand for.  They will struggle with a number of things and make mistakes, but that is just fine.  We are here for them and will do our very best to help them grow both academically and personally. 

I look forward to meeting each of you during our schedule pick up dates.  The incoming 6th graders will be able to pick up their schedule on Tuesday, August 1st from 7:30 am-4:30 pm.  It is during this time that the students will be able to pick up their schedule, purchase WMS spirit wear, have school pictures taken, set up their lockers and explore the school.  The 7th/8th grade schedule pick up date is set for Wednesday, August 2nd from 7:30 am-4:30 pm.  Additionally, we have a late orientation/schedule pick up date set for Monday, August 7th from 1:00 pm-7:00 pm.

A few other important dates are:

August 11th-6th Grade BBQ from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

August 16th-First Day of School

August 29th-6th Grade Open House –6:30 pm

August 31st-7th/8th Grade Open House-6:30 pm


Many of you are familiar with our Tyler Student Information System, which until now was only accessible through our website. As we head into the 2017-2018 school year, Tyler has released a new app, available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Download Student 360 today, log-in with your current portal user name and password and access your portal information on your mobile device.


Online Registration

Please make sure that you complete your online registration prior to our schedule pick up days.  This process saves paper and time during the registration process.  The registration forms can be accessed through your parent portal login information.


We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your child.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Dan McQuerrey


FZ West Middle School

[email protected]

Congratulations to Mrs. Denise Daniels and four of her students for placing 2nd in the Missouri Stock Market Game for the 2016-2017 spring semester.
Caitlin Ziff, LeAna Seldon, Lyla Dempsey and Allison Brumfield were on the team that placed 2nd out of 165 teams in the St. Louis Region
division of the Missouri Stock Market Game that is offered through UMKC. Teams are given $100,000 in fake money to invest, they are then allowed to work on their investments during spare time in class. Thanks to Mrs. Daniels for allowing the students this great opportunity to expose her students to how the stock market works and how to invest.


WMS gives a big shout out to O'Fallon Lowes for their generous donation of 64 
2x4's for the summer library project (pushing the fiction books forward on the shelves). This project will have a big impact in the WMS library. First, books will not become lost behind other books on the shelves and the books on the lower shelves will become more visible, which in turn will encourage the checking out of great literature that has been difficult to see.


dodgeball for heart

Thank you all so much for all the donations towards Dodgeball for Heart. West Middle School raised $8,934 and helped to potentially save 179 lives! Thank you soooo much!. Please know that almost all of these donations stay right here in Missouri for research, medicines and education of our #1 and #5 cause of death: heart disease and stroke. 


Thank you to First Community Credit Union for their generous
donation to our Virtual Reality Classroom! The donation will help us
purchase smartphones for students to be able to go on
Virtual Field Trips around the world.