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

                           Principal: Mr. Dave Rucker                                                                  Assistant Principal: Mr. Brent Eaton
 WMS Vision
The vision of Wheelersburg Middle School is to pursue excellence by providing a supportive family environment and developing positive leaders who take ownership of their learning.
September P.R.I.D.E students
Burg News
7th grade Burg student featured on
Congratulations to Addison M, one of our 7th-grade students, who created several games using One of her games was featured on their website. Her link is attached so you can view the games. Results

The September 2019 results of the Vocabulary Bowl have just been released. We're excited to announce that Wheelersburg Middle School earned the following achievements:


We will announce every week the top five leaders for each grade. Then at the end of the month, the top five students for each grade will earn an ice cream sundae. In addition, at the end of each nine weeks, the top five from each grade will be invited to a pizza party. And if all of that wasn't enough, in May the top two students in each grade will get to go to Dairy Queen with Mr. Rucker and Mrs. Bobst for lunch and be recognized at the awards ceremonies.  

 Weekly Leaders for 9/23-9/29


5th Grade
Haley Little: 52
Donavon Ehrhart 50
Kellsey Bocook 23
Micah Swords 22
Madelina Vela 21

6th Grade
Richard, Angely 197
Aguilar-Wright, Alexander 129
Frazier, Mickayla 42
Ottney, Maxwell 37
Thompson, Eli 32

7th Grade
Jacob Applegate- 120
Daniel Woodring- 102
Kaden Craft- 90
Kaylynn Carter- 49
Dream Ferguson- 45

8th Grade
Aubrey Picklesimer  91
Justin Barnes  86
Kylie Marsh  73
Anna Hackworth  55
Alana Sommer  53
September Leaders
2019-2020 Jr.High Cheerleaders
2019 Cross Country Team
Kylie Marsh overall winner with a time of 14:15.
Medals went to Whitney Adams, Alayna Sissel, Kate Mantell. 
Personal records for Whitney Adams, Alayna Sissel, Kate Mantell, and Amber Blevins, Onaca Kirkendall .
Girls team also won Northwest invitational as a team.
Medals:Ethan Hochstetler, Tate Hollback 
Personal records: Ethan Hochstetler Layton Mullins Tristan Belford
2019 Jr.High volleyball team
Football Pictures
Events Calendar
Spirit Week
Mon Oct 14 2019
to Fri Oct 18 2019

Pajama Day
Thu Oct 17 2019
Crazy Orange and Black Day
Fri Oct 18 2019
End of 1st Grading Period
Fri Oct 18 2019
Energy Fair
Thu Oct 24 2019
Library Catalog
Teacher Spotlight
Name: Alyssa Williams
Intervention Specialist 
1. What does true leadership mean to you?
True leadership to me is about helping others reach their full potential. True leadership is also about having faith in your beliefs. It is about being passionate about everything you do.
2.What is your favorite thing about teaching at Wheelersburg Schools?
My favorite thing about teaching at Wheelersburg schools is the family feel you get each time you walk through the doors.
3. Where did you go to college?
Shawnee State University - Undergraduate
Ashland University - Pending masters degree
4. Why did you want to become a teacher?
My mother was a teacher and from a very young age I knew this was my calling.
5. Why did you decide to teach?
I decided to teach at a young age. However, it wasn't until my first year in the education program when I found the joy & desire, I saw the need for Intervention Specialists & qucikly fell in love with the students. I knew this was what I was called to do. To encourage & help those who may need extra attention, quidance, or love.
6. How do you highlight academic achievement in your classroom?
I highlight academic achievement in my classroom by implementing positive behavior systems. This consists of a small prize at the end of each week for working hard & displaying respect towards others.  
Employee Spotlight


Name: Alex Prater

Employee Department:
Director of Operations and Safety
1. What does true leadersip mean to you?
 True leadership means the ability to put the needs of others above your own. True leaders are willing to sacrifice for the greater good. The ability to empower those around you to be the best version of themselves is possessed by true leaders.
2. What is your favorite thing about working at Wheelersburg Schools
My favorite thing about working at Wheelersburg Schools is that each day we have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young people. The interaction with students and staff is what makes my job enjoyable. 
3. What training have you had?
My job is quite diverse. I am a Firefighter/Paramedic in the State of Ohio. I have completed much training that relates to building operations and safety including energy management, safe work practices, ALICE, etc.
4. Why did you want to work at this school?
I graduated from Wheelersburg in 2007 and the oppotunity to serve the district has long been a passion of mine. Wheelersburg Schools helped shaped the person I am today and the opportunity to serve in this role, where I get to interact with so many amazing people, is a dream come true. 
5. Why did you decide to get into safety?
My backgroun is in Fire and EMS, so a focus on safety comes natural to me. My responsibility is to ensure that everyone is in a safe and secure environment and reutrns home to their families at the end of the day. Safety is the top priority in everything that we do.
6. What else would you like to share about you and your family? 
I am married to an amazing woman named Erin, who is a teacher. We have a son named Brady who attends pre-school here at Wheelersburg. We love sports and being outdoors. 
Pirates Student Managed Credit Union
You can sign up with this application or online at 
The Pirates Student-Run Credit Union, a division of Atomic Credit Union will be set up at your school every Wednesday for all student members to make deposits and learn the importance of financial education.  $2.00 credit for opening an account, no fees associated with the account and deposit as little as a penny each week. 
REMINDER:  The Student-Run Credit Union will be set up Fridays at lunch for students to make deposits or get information to open up an account.   
Wheelersburg Local School District   620 Center Street P.O. Box 340, Wheelersburg, OH  45694  |  Phone: 740.574.8484  |  Fax: 740.574.6134
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