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Wheelersburg Middle School

Wheelersburg Middle School
800 Pirate Drive, Wheelersburg, OH 45694
Phone: (740) 574-2515 
Fax: (740) 574-9201

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Mrs. Morgan Kelley
Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Carrie Hollar

WMS Vision

Wheelersburg Middle School is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence by offering learning opportunities that challenge and inspire all students to become confident leaders, innovative thinkers, and lifelong learners that excel to their fullest potential.  

Weekly Theme

Kindness Month:

Be Positive!

Be a Good Friend!
Be Grateful!
Be Kind to Yourself!

Now go do the work, stay above the line, and don't just have a good day, have a CHAMPIONSHIP DAY! 

Upcoming Events

Gratitude Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the overall and grade level winners of our gratitude essay contest! 

County Quiz Bowl Champions

Both our 5/6 and our 7/8 quiz bowl teams are 2023 county tournament champions! Congratulations! 

Vocabulary Bowl Ranking Update

As of October 31, Wheelersburg Middle School is ranked 2nd in Ohio and 34th in North American with a total of 34,112 words mastered!


There will be a College Credit Plus meeting for all junior high and high school students interested in participating during the 2024-2025 school year.  Students can receive both high school credit and college credit with this option.  College Credit Plus courses may be taken online, on the college campus, or at Wheelersburg High School.  Courses may be taken in the summer, fall, and/or spring semester.  Interested students who are currently in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 should attend this meeting with a parent/guardian.  Students should bring their chromebooks.   If you have any questions, please call the high school guidance office at 574-2527.

When:  Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m.   

Where:  Cafetorium (elementary side) 

Student Run Credit Union

The student-run credit union will be returning this year and will be available for students on Fridays during lunch. 

More information can be found using the attached links.

US News and World Report: Best Middle School List

Wheelersburg Middle School has made US News and World Report's best middle schools list! This is US News's first-ever list of elementary and middle schools. US News and World Report has been ranking high school for many years. 
Our middle school was recognized with a ranking of 129 out of 1031 Ohio middle schools.

Wheelersburg Elementary ranked 196 out of 3507 Ohio elementaries.

Pirate Cards

WMS has introduced Pirate Cards to help recognize and encourage excellence within the 6th - 8th grades.  

Tech Fair 2023

The Wheelersburg Middle School Tech Fair was held on May 3, 2023. Members of the Tech Team, Girls Who Code, Robotics Team and Burg News were recognized. Congratulations to all the participants and winners! 
1st Place - Aaron and Evelyn
2nd Place - Ryan and Esme
3rd Place - Silvana and Nadine

Math Bootcamp

Congratulations to our 6th grade math bootcamp 300-350 point winners!


Our 4th graders have been learning the importance of bees and ways to help save the bees. On April 27, Scioto County 4H came visited to talk about pollinators. Students learned the parts of a flower and even got to dissect flowers. 

Wheelersburg Middle School Robotics Competition - March 29, 2023

ProgressBook Parent Access Mobile App

The ParentAccess Mobile App is now available to download. Search for the word ProgressBook in your  smartphone's respective app store. The app is named ProgressBook Parent/Student & has a purple graduation cap icon.  You can watch a short video Frontline made about the ParentAccess Mobile App here: 

Social Media Family Resources

Social media is always changing and sharing information online is a part of daily life for many children and teens. Monitoring apps and activity on your child's device is extremely important to keep them safe. The networking power of social media means it is not uncommon for kids to connect with others inappropriately online. The following link provides a list of resources to monitor screentime, app usage and so much more. We encourage all parents to consider utilizing these resources and to take time to discuss internet safety at home! 

Additionally, the link below provides many helpful resources for families as well.  

Preparing Academically at WHS for College Level Athletics

Google Guidebook for Families & Students

Parents & Students- Click on the link below if you have questions about Google Applications.

In Loving Memory

Darcie Layne-McCoy was a fierce warrior fighting cancer. Everyone was drawn to Darcie. She loved school and enjoyed getting dolled up for Crazy Orange and Black Day. Then, in Darcie fashion, she would turn around and get dirty winning a ball game at recess. She loved to learn new things, create artistic masterpieces, and was a vibrant girl that loved bright colors (especially yellow). Darcie was a loyal friend to her classmates and a model student for her teachers. We have no doubt that Darcie is riding a dirt bike or four-wheeler in heaven and winning every race. We love you, Darcie.

Darcie taught us to...
- Be brave when faced with struggle
- Be kind when life is not always kind back
- Be loving to others
- Be a servant to others
- Be caring towards others
- Be joyful
- And...Be a Darcie for someone else!

Thank you Darcie for showing us the WAY! 

Tribute to Ms. Cummings

On Friday, December 11th, many friends, family, and two communities lost a very special wife, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, teacher, and friend. 
Special friends are what make our hearts burst with pride, laughter, and belonging. They tell us with a smile that we are valued and loved. Those friends go above and beyond the call of friendship to reach out to others to make them feel the same compassion. They show devotion to any cause greater than themselves.
Jerri Cummings exuded life with her giving and servant nature. She sought to fight for light to shine on all of us regardless of any difference. Jerri was relentless in her drive to assist others. She sought to make sure every day needs were met for her students, any hearts that needed an ear, or any opportunity to show a warm smile, she gave. 
It is with this remembrance in mind, that we take a moment to hug those that need a hug; serve those that need served; and indeed love those that need love. Bless you Jerri Cummings for this glorious roadmap. We will miss you.
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