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WMS Is Cowboy Country

We Are How We Treat Each Other. Be The Change!

Willcox Middle School is nestled in southeastern Arizona, in the City of Willcox, and we serve grades 5–8. Located in the high desert and enjoying our wonderful temperate weather all year long, visitors and residents agree it is one of the best cities in Arizona. Come visit us in northern Cochise County—near the mining community of Dos Cabezas and the Chiricahua Mountains.

Our excellent administration, teachers, and staff members are here to provide not only a wonderful education but also a network of support for all of your Cowboys and Cowgirls. We want your children to be successful both in school and in life, and we provide many challenging opportunities to help them learn, develop talents, and become well-rounded individuals. Whether it is in the classroom, on the court or field, participating in our fine arts, agriculture, or another program, we strive for excellence!

We invite and encourage you to browse our website, learn more about us, saddle-up to one of our events, and of course contact us if you have any questions, and/or just want to say “Howdy!"

A Message from Principal Simon

Dear Willcox Middle School Families,

Welcome to the 2021–2022 school year! The first day of school, August 9, will be here before we know it, but we are ready! I can’t wait to see everyone and get started on a new year of learning. If you haven’t already registered your student for the new year, please do so as soon as possible, at the WMS office between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday through Thursday.

I am honored to introduce myself as the dual principal at both Willcox Elementary and Willcox Middle Schools. With Paul McInnes continuing to serve as the W.M.S. dean of students, I will divide my time between the two schools. You will continue to see a unique identity at each school but also a cohesive approach to learning, with teachers at grades Pre-K through eighth working collaboratively for the benefit of all students. My vision for the students of our two schools is that they experience a seamless transition from grade to grade, knowing that each year will build upon the last and enable them to grow academically in a safe and supportive environment.

I have already had the opportunity to get to know the WMS staff, and I am confident that your children are in good hands. These teachers are committed to creating the best learning environment possible and helping all children to meet and exceed our expectations. With some exciting changes coming to WMS this fall, I simply cannot wait to see how far and how fast we can grow.

Our first upcoming school-wide event will be our open house, to be held on Tuesday, August 17, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. We hope you will come to visit the classrooms and learn about our plans for this school year.

Thank you to all WMS families for your support of our students and our school. My door is open and I invite you to call, email, or visit our school in person. I’m looking forward to seeing you all as we start this exciting new school year!

Sincerely,

Principal Simon
valerie.simon@wusd13.org