Welcome to the West Central Middle School. WCMS serves approximately 220 students in grades 6-8. It is attached to West Central High School and is next door to West Central Elementary School. These schools together provide education to the students in the western half of Pulaski County and the far eastern section of Jasper County, in northwestern Indiana. The middle school is located between Francesville and Medaryville, Indiana, and serves students from these two towns and the surrounding rural area.
- A big thank you to the Community Foundation of Pulaski County for granting a check to the sixth grade camping trip. The efforts of the following individuals in applying for the grant are greatly appreciated: Sara Kroft (6th grade parent), Mrs. Mellon (member of the Community Foundation), and Kathy Minnick (6th grade teacher and camp out chairperson). The hard work of several students also helped make the trip possible. Pictured are some of the 6th grade students that will attend Camp Tecumseh in the spring.
- West Central Middle School had it's second drawing for no missed days of school . The students were very happy to receive gifts that had been donated by many businesses. Thanks to the many businesses that donated gifts to this very worthy cause.
- The middle school incentive program had many students enjoying an ice cream social at the end of the first term. These students had good behavior, grades with few to no tardies. The students enjoyed the ice cream so much, they wanted to know if we were going to do this again. Thanks to all the students that had good grades, great behavior, and excellent attendance.
- The Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District would like to congratulate West Central Middle School for being the third place winner of the 2016 School Recycling Contest. Schools in Benton, Carroll, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, and White counties were invited to participate. This contest asked schools to collect and weigh recyclable material that was produced at their school during the month of February. West Central’s ecology club worked hard and with the guidance of their sponsor, Mary Chesser, collected 660 pounds of recyclables. The school received a check for $1,000 from Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District.
On March 18, 2016, sixth grade students at West Central Middle School participated in JA in a Day (Junior Achievement in a Day), a full day program using the JA Global Marketplace curriculum. JA Global Marketplace is designed to provide practical information about the key aspects of the global economy, what makes world trade work, and how trade affects students' daily lives. There were 6 sessions which the students participated in that addressed topics such as: immigration, imports and exports, trade, and exchange rates. Volunteer presenters from the community were: Shane Pilarski and Annie Scholz from Alliance Bank, Nathan Origer from the Pulaski County Economic Development Commission, and Sara Kroft from CASA of Pulaski County. Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that provides financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship education to school children throughout the country.
Last week 8th grade students participated in the five day Planned Potential program which is geared specifically for middle school students. Topics of discussion included self-esteem, decision making, character, teen pregnancy, goal setting and achieving their full potential. Each day students were given a "charge" (task to complete) that addressed the topic for the day. Ask your child what he/she learned last week from Toni & Jason!!
- Eighth grade students participated in Reality Store Thursday, October 22nd. Students engaged in classroom lessons to prepare for the event and to start thinking about their future. Students had to make some decisions such as career choice, marriage, children, pets, savings and donations. During Reality Store, students paid bills, faced unexpected life events and realized that being an adult is not easy. Here are quotes from students:
"I don't want to be an adult"
"Life is hard" (lots of student noted this)
"Life is expensive"
"Money doesn't go as far as you'd think"
"Kids are expensive"
"Stress is real"
"Pets are expensive"
Thanks to the Purdue Extension Office, local agencies/volunteers and West Central staff for making this an exciting opportunity for the Class of 2020!!
The West Central School Corporation Communicator is a newsletter published four times per year and circulated throughout the WCSC school community.
Click HERE to download the latest copy of the WCSC Communicator in pdf form. Past copies of the Communicator can be found on the Document Library page of this website.
Click HERE to download the latest copy of the WCSC 3-month calendar of events.
Past editions of the Communicator, as well as daily and weekly announcements, can be found in the Document Library of the WCSC Corporation page.