Glee Club Spring Performance
On Tuesday, March 10th, the Glee Club held their spring performance for their family and friends. The theme was "Music Changes Lives". One of the songs they performed was "We are the World", which also gave several of the students an opportunity at solo parts in the song. The students have worked very hard this year and made their last performance one to remember. We are so proud of the Glee Club and Mr. Payne for their hard work and reminding us that music can change lives with even just one song. 
8th Grade History Day at Lee University

On Thursday, March 5th, several of our 8th grade students who placed in the History Day project a few months ago at WMS attend the History Day Competition at Lee University. Each group were instructed to make a project about a person who made an impact in history and tell their story. Each project had to follow certain guidelines and could only be worked on by the students themselves on their own time. 

All of the groups from WMS placed at History Day, winning 1st, 2nd & 3rd place! They had tough competition, but never wavered and presented their projects with confidence and an abundance of knowledge! We are SO proud of these students for taking a huge step and doing it fearlessly. Whitwell Middle School is VERY proud of you and best of luck at state!

7th & 8th grade Holocaust Group trip to ATL
On Thursday, February 27th, some of the 7th & 8th grade students that are involved in the WMS Holocaust Studies group and the tour guides headed down to Atlanta to attend a Bar Mitzvah. They were able to attend a fundraising event and the Bar Mitzvah ceremony. While they were there, they also got to meet two former NBA stars and even shoot some hoops with them! Our kids had a great time learning and meeting new people while representing Whitwell Middle School very well.
Bingo for Books
Bingo for Books was a success as always! Students and their parents were invited to come to the after school event known as bingo for books. Everyone in attendance played countless games of bingo, and once they got a bingo they would earn certificates to use at the book fair. After all of the bingo games, the book fair opened up for the students to use the certificates they had won! We love this annual event and look forward to seeing the students and their parents come out and have some fun and also attend our book fair. Thank you for making it another great year!
County Wide Spelling Bee
The county wide spelling bee was held on February 18th at JMS. Two of our very own placed in the top three! Makayla Daniel placed 2nd & Ethan Henry placed 3rd! We are so proud of all of our students who participated in the competition!
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2nd 9 weeks Perfect Attendance
Congratulations to everyone that had perfect attendance for the 2nd 9 weeks! Everyone's name who had perfect attendance was put into a drawing to win a prize. Two students from each grade level were chosen and they received a prize of their choice. Great job to EVERYONE who didn't miss a day of school! 
Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Guyear was named Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. She has been teaching at WMS for 7 years, and is our 7th grade Mathematics teacher. We are so proud of you Mrs. Guyear! Thank you for all that you do for our students!
Marion County Day at McKenzie Arena
The WMS Chorus was invited to perform the National Anthem at the UTC Mocs basketball game on Saturday, January 11th. This was a great opportunity for our students to show off their talents and hard work on such a big stage. We are so proud of the Chorus and Mr. Payne for their wonderful performance!
Tigers & Lady Tigers in school basketball game
On Thursday, December 5th, the school was invited to watch the Tigers & Lady Tigers basketball teams take on JMS. All of the students really enjoyed watching their classmates excel on the court and cheered them on for both games. We are very proud of our student athletes!
2019 WMS Spelling Bee
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The top four spelling bee contestants that will now attend the county wide competition

The 2019 WMS Spelling Bee competition was held on Wednesday, December 5th. We had 20 contestants from all grades participate in the competition. Every student did an outstanding job! This years winner is Dylan Randolph from the 7th grade. Our top 4 contestants were: Wyatt Weatherford, Hailey Shirley, Madison Newfer and Dylan Randolph. These students are now eligible for the county spelling bee. We are so very proud of ALL of our students who participated this year. We can not wait to cheer on our top 4 contestants at county!
WMS Football team visited Rocky Top
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The WMS football team traveled to Rocky Top last Saturday to participate in Youth Sports Day. The team had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt game, and also got to meet former head coach, Phil Fulmer. This was a great trip all around for our student athletes and they made memories to last a lifetime! 
A very special day at Whitwell Middle!
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Ms. Roberts and some of her students pose for a picture with Secretary Grogan!
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