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Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week

Hello Everyone,

Next week is Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-27). The theme is “Be All You Can Be, Be Drug-Free.”

Here is the plan:

Mon.: “Shade out Drugs!”- Students can wear their favorite shades. Bracelets will be in your boxes to hand out to students to wear for the week. Students are encouraged to wear the bracelets all week long. Student Council members and I will walk the halls during class changes and students who are participating in the daily theme & wearing their bracelet could be rewarded with treats/prizes.

Tues.: “Sock It to Drugs!”- Students can wear their craziest socks. “Be All You Can Be, Drug Free” pencils will be in your boxes to hand out to students.

Wed.: “Team Up Against Drugs”- Students should wear their favorite college/sports attire to show they are focused on their goals, not drugs. Suckers with drug-free messages for each student will be in your boxes.

Thurs.: “Drugs Are Tacky”- Students should wear their tackiest outfit in support of leading a drug-free life. Ribbons with a drug-free message for each student will be in your boxes.

Fri.: “Red Out Day”- Students should wear red in support of leading drug-free lives. Students will be able to sign a banner to show their commitment to lead a drug free life.

Updated School Closings Weather update

Williston School District 29, Barnwell School District 45, Barnwell School District 19 will be closed for students and employees Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. 

Barnwell Elementary School will open as an emergency shelter at 10am Saturday morning. 

As always, we would like to extend gratitude to our county’s Emergency Management officials and thank them for all they do to prepare us for emergency situations like this. Our priority is the safety of our students and families, and we encourage everyone to take measures to prepare for the potential impact of this storm.

Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse


Don't forget your glasses! Get ready for the solar eclipse now by purchasing safety eye glasses!

You CANNOT use sunglasses to safely view an eclipse. For more information about purchasing glasses, please visit: https://rpsec.usca.edu/ or https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety 

Glasses are selling out NOW so don't delay!

Parent University

Parent University

WEMS will host a Parent University for our 6th Grade Parents on August 8th at 6:00 pm.  We apologize that the date has been different a few times.  Mr. Sweet and others will be available to share important information that will help you transition to the middle school.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and register your student.  This Parent University is only for the 6th grade parents. 

Middle School Football Info Meeting

Middle School Football Info Meeting

When: August 7th @ 6:00 pm

Where: WE Weight Room

Meet the Teacher

Meet The Teacher Night

August 15, 2017

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Student Registration/SIC Nomination

School Registration/SIC Nominations

Date: August 2nd          Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

         August 3rd                      3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

School Improvement Council (SIC) Nominations will be taken on both days.  The election will be held on August 24th. 

Student Supply List supplies
District Summer Hours

District Summer Hours

End of Year Medicine Pickup

Reminder to pick up medicine

Parent University

Williston-Elko Middle School

WHEN: MAY 22, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Parents, WEMS would like to help you prepare for your child’s transition to the middle school. The faculty and staff will provide information that will assist you before school starts and on those first few days. You will receive information on our arrival and dismissal procedures. Teachers will also discuss the curriculum and provide other important information to assist with the transition to middle school. There will be time for you to ask questions. WEMS wants your child’s middle experience to be the best it can be.   

Summer Camps Hosted by WEHS

WEHS will be hosting Summer Camps

Click above for more information.

Williston Elko High School hosts Summer Camps

Williston School District 29 WE

8th Grade Graduation

8th Graduation

8th Grade Graduation will be held on May 25, 2017 at 9:00 am in the WSD29 auditorium. Graduation will begin at 9:00 am. 

8th Grade Prom


8th Grade Prom will be held on May 19, 2017 from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. The location of the 8th Grade Prom will be the canteen. The school will be sending home more information. 



SIC Meeting


Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm. We will meet in Lab 1 located on the main hallway. 

TDAP Consent for 6th Graders

TDAP Consent for 6th Grade due April 27th

Early Release Day Tomorrow April 5th, 2017

Early Release Severe Weather

In preparation for severe weather tomorrow, Williston School District 29 will implement an early release of all students on Wednesday, April 5th.  All afterschool activities have been canceled.

Kelly Edwards Elementary School will release at 10:50 am.

WEHS and WEMS will release at 11:00 am.

Please ensure that someone is home to meet your child. Be alert to changes in weather conditions tomorrow.  This decision in made with paramount concern for the safety of our students.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics

Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness



WEMS' S.I.C. meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 6:00 PM


WEMS' ProTeam visited USC Aiken's Teaching Fellows Program! 





Illness Protocol

Illness Protocol

ILLNESS PROTOCOL:  Students and faculty with a temperature of 100.0 F or higher are required to stay home from school. Students and staff may not return to school until the fever has been gone for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.  Students and faculty may not participate in school or school activities if they are experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea.  

For a complete listing of conditions that are listed on the SC DHEC “School Exclusion List” visit http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/docs/School_Exclusion_List.pdf or contact your School Nurse.  A copy of the District's "ILLNESS PROTOCOL" is available on the District web page and in the student handbook. 

***Remind your child to wash his/her hands after toileting, coughing, sneezing, and before eating. Encourage him/her to cough and sneeze into a tissue. The best way to prevent the spread of disease and illness is thorough hand-washing. Use a hand sanitizing product if soap and water are not immediately available.*** 

National Children's Dental Health Month

National Children's Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) is observed every February around the world, and is sponsored by the American Dental Association® (ADA) and their public oral hygiene resource – Mouth Healthy™. The impetus behind NCDHM is the goal of early adoption of proper oral hygiene techniques by our young people. Children, from infants to toddlers to teenagers, must be taught the importance of good oral health, and the techniques to achieve it. This helps ensure a solid base for them to build a lifetime of strong dental health on.

If you are in need of a great dentist in your area, please visit SmileGeneration.com,  MyKidsDentistOnline.com, or EveryKidsDentist.com

National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week

March 6-10

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

February 13-17, 2017


Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Thank a Bus Driver Today

Early Release Day

Early Release Day

February 15, 2017 is an Early Release Day
Kelly Edwards students will be dismissed at 12:30
WEMS and WEHS will be dismissed at 12:45


Shrek the Musical

The W-E Drama Department is proud to announce they will present SHREK THE MUSICAL for public performance on Feb 3 and Feb 4 at 7:00 PM.

The house will open to the public at 6:15. Admission is $8.
Children 4 and younger are free but must sit in an adult’s lap.

Tickets are available from cast members or by calling WEHS at 266-3110. Seats will not be reserved, nor are they allowed to be held for latecomers. Seats sold at the door may be limited so be sure to purchase your tickets beforehand to ensure you do not miss this dynamic production. SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig with Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, and Music by Jeanine Tesori. It was originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, originally Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, and includes “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond. SHREK THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com


Science Fair Winners

Science Fair Winners

Please click on the picture or the following link to view the presentation of the science fair awards:

 Science Fair Awards


Happy Holidays from the Middle School Mrs. Zieman and her art class display their gingerbread house creations

From our middle school family to yours - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!  School will release tomorrow, Dec. 21 at 11:30.  We will resume our regular school schedule on Wednesday, January 4.  

Parent University - Take A Walk in Your Child's Shoes Parent Night

Parents are cordially invited to attend Williston-Elko Middle School's technology night event: Parent University. Parents will get a chance to take a peek into their child's school day by attending four individual sessions and making a final stop in the cafeteria for dessert and coffee .  The event will be on Tuesday, April 11, from 6-8PM at the middle school.  Information should have gone home with your child at the parent/teacher report card conference on March 23rd.  Additional flyers will be sent home next Tuesday as a reminder. For more information or questions, please contact Mrs. Ulmer or Mrs. Toole.

Scholastic Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair will be here on April 3-7 in the media center!!  Please stop by and pick out a great book (or two)!!  Flyers will be sent home with students.  Questions?? See Mrs. Toole for details. Take advantage of our online book fair!  If you are unable to come to school, you have the option to purchase books right from your very own home!  Visit this website for the books that will be at our school fair this year: 



7th Grade March Monthly Award Winner March Student of the Month - Amarionna Smith

March Student of the Month - Amarionna Smith

8th Grade March Monthly Award Winner March Student of the Month - Brooklyn Benjamin

March Student of the Month - Brooklyn Benjamin

8th Grade March Monthly Award Winner March Student of the Month - Porter May

March Student of the Month - Porter May

6th Grade March Monthly Award Winner March Student of the Month - Dreviona White

March Student of the Month - Drevonia White

March Monthly Award Winners Golden Rule

Golden Rule

March Monthly Award Winners Most Improved

Most Improved 

Junior Beta Club


WEMS' Junior Beta Club had fun celebrating National Beta Week during the week of March 6.  In this picture, they are taking a break with Mrs. Portune after picking up liter around campus.  You can also go to the Junior Beta link to view a video the betas created about the club.  

2017 End of Year Assessment Schedule

2017 End of Year Assessment

Please click photo for access to the 2017 End of Year Assessment Schedule

Weather Makeup Days

Weather Makeup Days