Welcome to Wake Forest Middle School's website. We thank you for visiting! We are proud to showcase who we are and what we do. Wake Forest Middle School (WFMS) is located in Wake Forest, North Carolina serving students in grades 6-8. Our colors are Red, White, and Blue and our mascot is the Cougar! We are always striving for improvement so please send us your suggestions. A special thank you to our PTSA for funding our website and to Ron Shaw for developing our site. We appreciate the efforts of Lori Munroe and Heather Fields who keep it up-to-date. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (919) 554-8440.
Principals Weekly Message 03/12/15
Principal’s Message 3/12/15
Good afternoon Cougar Families – This is Mrs. Weddle, Principal of your Wake Forest Middle School with the weekly announcements.
Our computer server will be down on Monday and Tuesday. Staff nor students will be able to access the internet or any programs including gradebook or PowerSchool until Wednesday at the earliest. Yes, we are going old school – no computer or cell phone access to our internet is allowed on Monday or Tuesday.
As a reminder, the 6th grade field trip to the zoo is on Monday. Everyone please plan accordingly.
Our PTSA website has a direct link to Land’s End where you can purchase school ware for your student or even yourself with our school logo on it. Also, new tri-colored hoodies are available in our school store for $22.
I’m sure all of you are aware we now have school on March 23, 24, and 25th. If you already had plans to go out of town and want your child’s absence to be excused, please complete the Request for Excused Absence (Form 1710) and submit it prior to your trip. You can pick one up at any school.
The Kerr Family YMCA will be holding Middle School Madness, an event just for teens, this Friday, March 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Come participate in a laidback and fun atmosphere, including dodgeball and basketball tournaments, action on the PS4, glow stick dance party, and FOOD! Teens do not have to be YMCA Members to join in the action. The cost is $12, with a $2 discount if you bring the flyer you received from your homeroom teacher. The Y wants you and your friends to experience the MADNESS on Friday Night!
Your students should have already received their interims. Parents, if you have not seen them, please ask.
As always these messages will appear on our website. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (919) 554-8440 if you have any questions. Have a Cougartastic Week!
Our After-School Buses are now available beginning 09-29-14. The buses are express stops, not door to door, and any student who needs a ride because they are staying after school, can use the buses. They will be lined up along the sidewalk in our bus parking lot. Students should be in the parking lot by 4:30. They are available Monday through Thursday only. No Friday routes available. The routes are as follows:
If you are interested in learning more about CDM -- Credit by Demonstrated Mastery, the district has created a website for you to explore. More information can be found in a folder marked Credit by Demonstrated Mastery in our Documents section to the left of the screen.
Students eligible for bus service have been assigned a stop this school year based on their home address of record. Once these routes are established, Transportation will evaluate alternate stop requests for before or after school care to determine if the requested stop fits on an existing bus route and if space is available on the bus to accommodate the student. WCPSS does not add bus stops during the first 30 days of school.
Students who were approved as voluntary transfers for 2013-14 and received transportation for the year may apply on this new online form to seek bus service for 2014-15. This request for service for an ineligible student will be reviewed to determine if it falls on the existing route of a bus with available space and does not significantly affect other students’ ride time. These types of requests will not be processed during the first 30 days of school as bus service for eligible students is still being established.
Improving bus service
This school year for the first time, WCPSS Transportation has a team of routing specialists who will work to provide eligible riders safe and timely bus service.
They will base routes on families who used bus service last year or families who signed up to ride the bus for 2014-15. In the past, transportation plans assumed all students would ride the bus. Of the 153,000 students last year, 76,000 were bus riders.
Beginning the planning process with accurate ridership will help Transportation planners provide improved bus routing. This should provide families better bus service from the start of the school year. Routes for known riders will be set for the first day of school. Bus drivers will practice set routes to be ready for the first day of school. With improved routing, buses will travel less distance saving money on fuel and maintenance.
Special needs students
Families of children who are homeless, have Individual Education Plans (IEPs), or have plans under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) may need to request special transportation, as they move into the community or change address. These families will need to enroll their child in the new school or notify their current school of the address change and inform school staff of their child’s IEP, 504 plan or homeless status. Students will be assigned to transportation.
After the first 30 days of school, bus drivers will monitor ridership. Transportation will drop the bus stop for students who do not use the bus for 10 consecutive school days. Families only need to apply for students to receive service again.
The goal of this practice is to improve the service for those that consistently ride the bus.
All Students: You can earn a change to win a $25 gift card, courtesy of Wake Electric's "Give us an A" program. All you need to be considered is completing an application and earning one A on your report card! Go to www.wemc.com/giveusana.aspx for more information!
The Mission of Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School is to unite students, teachers, staff, parents, and the community to support students in accomplishing their educational and developmental goals in becoming successful and independent citizens