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Waimea Middle School readies for Aug. 5 start

Families of Waimea Middle School’s 6th to 8th grade students are invited to campus any day next week, July 29 through Aug. 2, to pick up their child’s class schedule, purchase mandatory student uniforms, pay fees as needed for bus, food service, yearbook, class dues and student activities, and also to sign up for free after-school Homework Help-plus and athletics.

“Gear Up” hours are from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Monday and Thursday; 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Tuesday.

WMS “Gear Up” helps families and students prepare for the new school year, which starts at 7:55 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5. WMS will begin its class day five minutes earlier this next school year. The first bell will ring at 7:50 a.m. and students are expected to be in their advisory classroom at 7:55 a.m. If not in class by this time, they must report to the office for a tardy note. Families and students are asked to be on time for school beginning the very first day because every minute of class time is critical and late arrivals are disruptive to lessons.

While no pre-registration is required for students moving from Waimea Elementary School to WMS, families with students transferring into WMS from any other school must come to campus as soon as possible to complete necessary registration procedures. This includes academic placement tests for incoming students. School food menus will be sent home to families on opening day and are also posted on the school website.

WMS families can pick up a School Supply list when they come to campus, or the list can be downloaded from the school’s website: For more information, call WMS at 887-6090, ext. 222, visit the website, or “Like” the school at