Our Principal

Mr. Gerald Tidwell

  • 28 Years in Education (17 as a Teacher/Coach, 
    11 as an Administrator)
  • Principal at WCMS since 2011
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science
    from Illinois State University in 1990
  • Master's Degree in Educational Administration
    from Eastern Illinois University 1996
  • Family:  Wife (Valerie), 31 Years; Sons:  Jordan (21),
    Daniel (18)

A Welcome Message from Principal Gerald Tidwell

Welcome to Warren County Middle School


Warren County Middle School is a 6-8th grade school located in McMinnville, TN. We appreciate you taking time to visit our site. Feel free to contact our teachers or staff through e-mail or by calling (931) 473-6557. Visitors are always welcome at our school.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Daily Announcements

May 13, 2019

Warren County Middle School May 13th, 2019

COME JOIN US ON FACEBOOK AT: Wcms Pioneer
         
PIONEER PRIDE end of year events: 
Jump Street Field Trip May 16th. Keep Saving!! You need 100Tickets!!
Big end of year drawing/Auditorium Assembly. Headphones, TV’s, Gift Cards, etc. to be given away. May 16th @ 2PM  
   
SPORTS: 
WCMS Girls Soccer Tryouts will be May 23-24 @ Hickory Creek from 11-1. You will need cleats, shin guards & lots of water!!! Tryouts are for any upcoming 8th-8th grader. A parent needs to come on the first day to fill out paperwork 

TRACK: May 13th- CTC Track Meet 8-3

WCMS Tryouts for upcoming 7/8 grade girls basketball will be on May 13th from 3:00-5:00pm. Students who wish to tryout must have a signed Pre-Participation form turned in to Coach Koran by May 13th at 3:00

Girls Fastpitch Softball 6th, 7th, & 8th grade tryouts will be June 7, 5:00@WCHS softball field. Coach Joe Damon  
 cdamon@blomand.net

Football has already begun their spring workouts. If interested contact Coach Ben Matheney-  matheneyb@warrenschools.com

Cross Country conditioning will be begin July 15, 8:30-10:00 Monday-Thursday@WCMS track. If interested contact Coach Patty Kelly - kellyp@warrenschools.com 

Girls Volleyball 6th, 7th, & 8th grade tryouts will be May 23, 10:00-12:00@WCMS gym.  Coach Holly Morgan
  morganh@warrenschools.com

HIGH SCHOOL:
May 23, 2019: Soccer:  10am-12pm WCHS Soccer Field/Indoor Facility if inclement weather Contact:  Todd Willmore 
willmoret@warrenschools.com
Volleyball:  12pm-2pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Kelly Clayborne claybornek@warrenschools.com
Girls’ Basketball (freshman):  2pm-4pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Anthony Lippe lippea@warrenschools.com
Boys’ Basketball (freshman):  4pm-6pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Chris Sullens sullensc@warrenshcools.com
June 4, 2019: Softball:  5pm-7pm WCHS Softball Field Contact:  Jerry Martin martinj2@warrenschools.com
June 6, 2019: Cross Country:  8am USA Gym Contact:  Anne Hunter Myers myersa1@warrenschools.com
June 10, 2019: Golf:  4pm McMinnville Country Club Contact:  J.W. Holt holtjw@warrenschools.com
Late July-Final Date TBD Baseball:  Time TBD WCHS Baseball Complex Contact:  Trice Powers powerst@warrenschools.com
If there are any questions, please have the student or parent contact the coach directly via email provided.    
                                  
     CLUBS:                                                                                                                                                                                    
DRAMA Club:  Peter Pan Party - Friday, May 17 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Ms. Heath’s room.  Pick up at 
4:00 pm in the 7th/8th parking lot. 

STUDENT COUNCIL is finished for the year and will see you next year!!!


      STUDENTS:
8TH GRADE STUDENTS YOUR CHROMEBOOKS AND CHARGERS ARE DUE THIS THURSDAY

Any 8th grade student that is interested JROTC or the Raider Team at the high school please stop by the guidance office for a brochure regarding summer training. 

The Nutcracker Fantasy will be put on this Christmas at the Park Theatre. If there are any dancers interested in participating, please see the poster by the cafeteria for information or see Mrs. Cunningham in room #101. Auditions are May 11th.

Also, there are many summer dance camps available for all range of dancers. Again, please see Mrs. Cunningham for information.

In our mission to continually strengthen the relationship between the Sister Cities of McMinnville & Mikawa, Japan, through the friendships formed during the yearly cultural exchange WCMS students are invited to apply for SISTER CITIES 2019. Exchange dates will be July 27th-August 5th. Our students will be going to Japan this year! Current 7th-9th-grade students may pick up an application at the sign-in desk. Please return by April 14th. See Lori Riley with any questions.

We are collecting BOXTOPS for PE equipment. BRING IN YOUR BOXTOPS TO HOMEBASE OR THE MAIN OFFICE!! 

 IMPORTANT DATES:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Monday, May 13th-Paula’s Auditorium at 1:00 & Rehearsal 3:30-8    Rockets Auditorium 9-11
Tuesday, May 14th- Police Assembly 1:30      Best All Around Field Trip 8th Graders        Prospectors Pavilion All Day  Koran Cafeteria 6-7:30     Paula’s Auditorium Rehearsal 3:30-8
Wednesday, May 15th- 6th Grade/Adm. Lunch @ 11:50      Trailblazers Pavilion All day     Discoverers Aud. 8-11:20  
Paula’s Dance Auditorium 3:30-8    Talent Show @ 1:30    Rockets Auditorium 12-1
Thursday, May 16th- Jump Street Field Trip       Pioneer Pride Assembly @ 1:30     Paula’s Dance Auditorium PM
Friday, May 17th- Navigators Pavilion All Day    Trailblazers Field Trip    Bears Field Trip    Paula’s Dance Recital 6PM   Discoverers Field Trip to Rock Island   Football Meeting @ 6pm in the Cafeteria 
Monday, May 20th- 8th grade Awards 8-10am   6th Grade Awards at 10:30-12:15       7th Grade Awards at 12:45-2:30
Tuesday, May 21st- PD for Staff 
Thursday, May 23rd- Abbreviated Day 7:45-9:45 no buses       4th Quarter Ends 
 

May 14, 2019

Warren County Middle School May 14th, 2019

COME JOIN US ON FACEBOOK AT: Wcms Pioneer
         
PIONEER PRIDE end of year events: 
Jump Street Field Trip May 16th. Keep Saving!! You need 100Tickets!!
Big end of year drawing/Auditorium Assembly. Headphones, TV’s, Gift Cards, etc. to be given away. May 16th @ 2PM  
   
SPORTS: 
Cheerleading tryouts will be next week. Clinic will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 in the auditorium. Tryouts will be Thursday in the auditorium.  You will need to arrive at 1:45 with tryouts beginning promptly at 2:00. Pre participation forms are at the sign in desk and must be completed and turned in on day 1 of clinic or you will not be allowed to stay.

WCMS Girls Soccer Tryouts will be May 23-24 @ Hickory Creek from 11-1. You will need cleats, shin guards & lots of water!!! Tryouts are for any upcoming 8th-8th grader. A parent needs to come on the first day to fill out paperwork 

WCMS Tryouts for upcoming 7/8 grade girls basketball will be on May 13th from 3:00-5:00pm. Students who wish to tryout must have a signed Pre-Participation form turned in to Coach Koran by May 13th at 3:00

Girls Fastpitch Softball 6th, 7th, & 8th grade tryouts will be June 7, 5:00@WCHS softball field. Coach Joe Damon  
cdamon@blomand.net

Football has already begun their spring workouts. If interested contact Coach Ben Matheney-  matheneyb@warrenschools.com

Cross Country conditioning will be begin July 15, 8:30-10:00 Monday-Thursday@WCMS track. If interested contact Coach Patty Kelly - kellyp@warrenschools.com 

Girls Volleyball 6th, 7th, & 8th grade tryouts will be May 23, 10:00-12:00@WCMS gym.  Coach Holly Morgan
  morganh@warrenschools.com

HIGH SCHOOL:
All upcoming Freshman students that want to be a part of the Pioneer Football Program @ the High School. There will be a 3 day camp/practice this week Wednesday through Friday. Practice will be from 3:30 til 5:30. At the WCMS football field. Middle school students will report to the cafeteria after school and walk down to the locker room with a Coach. All students should be picked up by 6:00 at the locker room parking lot. Students should wear athletic shorts, sweats, cleats and or running shoes. 

May 23, 2019: Soccer:  10am-12pm WCHS Soccer Field/Indoor Facility if inclement weather Contact:  Todd Willmore 
willmoret@warrenschools.com
Volleyball:  12pm-2pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Kelly Clayborne claybornek@warrenschools.com
Girls’ Basketball (freshman):  2pm-4pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Anthony Lippe lippea@warrenschools.com
Boys’ Basketball (freshman):  4pm-6pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Chris Sullens sullensc@warrenshcools.com
June 4, 2019: Softball:  5pm-7pm WCHS Softball Field Contact:  Jerry Martin martinj2@warrenschools.com
June 6, 2019: Cross Country:  8am USA Gym Contact:  Anne Hunter Myers myersa1@warrenschools.com
June 10, 2019: Golf:  4pm McMinnville Country Club Contact:  J.W. Holt holtjw@warrenschools.com
Late July-Final Date TBD Baseball:  Time TBD WCHS Baseball Complex Contact:  Trice Powers powerst@warrenschools.com
If there are any questions, please have the student or parent contact the coach directly via email provided.    
                                  
CLUBS:                                                                                                                                                                                    
DRAMA Club:  Peter Pan Party - Friday, May 17 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Ms. Heath’s room.  Pick up at 
4:00 pm in the 7th/8th parking lot. 

STUDENT COUNCIL is finished for the year and will see you next year!!!


STUDENTS:
Any upcoming freshman interested in trying out for the WCHS Bowling team that tryouts will be this Thursday (5/16/2019) at McMinnville Lanes beginning at 3:30 pm and should be over around 5 pm. Forms can be picked by the Sign In desk. 

8TH GRADE STUDENTS YOUR CHROMEBOOKS AND CHARGERS ARE DUE THIS THURSDAY

Any 8th grade student that is interested JROTC or the Raider Team at the high school please stop by the guidance office for a brochure   regarding summer training. 

Also, there are many summer dance camps available for all range of dancers. Again, please see Mrs. Cunningham for information.

In our mission to continually strengthen the relationship between the Sister Cities of McMinnville & Mikawa, Japan, through the friendships formed during the yearly cultural exchange WCMS students are invited to apply for SISTER CITIES 2019. Exchange dates will be July 27th-August 5th. Our students will be going to Japan this year! Current 7th-9th-grade students may pick up an application at the sign-in desk. Please return by April 14th. See Lori Riley with any questions.

We are collecting BOXTOPS for PE equipment. BRING IN YOUR BOXTOPS TO HOMEBASE OR THE MAIN OFFICE!! 

IMPORTANT DATES:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Tuesday, May 14th- Police Assembly 1:30      Best All Around Field Trip 8th Graders        Prospectors Pavilion All Day  Koran Cafeteria 6-7:30PM    Paula’s Auditorium Rehearsal 3:30-8
Wednesday, May 15th- 6th Grade/Adm. Lunch @ 11:50      Trailblazers Pavilion All day     Discoverers Aud. 8-11:20  
Paula’s Dance Auditorium 3:30-8    Talent Show @ 1:30    Rockets Auditorium 12-1
Thursday, May 16th- Jump Street Field Trip       Pioneer Pride Assembly @ 1:30     Paula’s Dance Auditorium PM
Friday, May 17th- Navigators Pavilion All Day    Trailblazers Field Trip    Bears Field Trip    Paula’s Dance Recital 6PM   Discoverers Field Trip to Rock Island   Football Meeting @ 6pm in the Cafeteria 
Monday, May 20th- 8th grade Awards 8-10am   6th Grade Awards at 10:30-12:15       7th Grade Awards at 12:45-2:30
Tuesday, May 21st- PD for Staff      
Wednesday, May 22nd- PD for Staff      
Thursday, May 23rd- Abbreviated Day 7:45-9:45 no buses       4th Quarter Ends    

May 15, 2019

Warren County Middle School May 15th, 2019

COME JOIN US ON FACEBOOK AT: Wcms Pioneer
         
PIONEER PRIDE end of year events: 
Jump Street Field Trip May 16th. Keep Saving!! You need 100Tickets!!
Big end of year drawing/Auditorium Assembly. Headphones, TV’s, Gift Cards, etc. to be given away. May 16th @ 2PM  
   
SPORTS: 
BASEBALL tryouts will be on June 1st. registration will begin @ 9:30 with tryouts beginning @ 10:00 at the WCMS Baseball field. Make up tryouts will be on June 10th @6:00PM. Questions contact Chad Young at youngc@warrenschools.com

Cheerleading tryouts will be next week. Clinic will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 in the auditorium. Tryouts will be Thursday in the auditorium.  You will need to arrive at 1:45 with tryouts beginning promptly at 2:00. Pre participation forms are at the sign in desk and must be completed and turned in on day 1 of clinic or you will not be allowed to stay.

WCMS Girls Soccer Tryouts will be May 23-24 @ Hickory Creek from 11-1. You will need cleats, shin guards & lots of water!!! Tryouts are for any upcoming 8th-8th grader. A parent needs to come on the first day to fill out paperwork 

WCMS Tryouts for upcoming 7/8 grade girls basketball will be on May 13th from 3:00-5:00pm. Students who wish to tryout must have a signed Pre-Participation form turned in to Coach Koran by May 13th at 3:00

Girls Fastpitch Softball 6th, 7th, & 8th grade tryouts will be June 7, 5:00@WCHS softball field. Coach Joe Damon  
 cdamon@blomand.net

Football has already begun their spring workouts. If interested contact Coach Ben Matheney-  matheneyb@warrenschools.com

Cross Country conditioning will be begin July 15, 8:30-10:00 Monday-Thursday@WCMS track. If interested contact Coach Patty Kelly - kellyp@warrenschools.com 

Girls Volleyball 6th, 7th, & 8th grade tryouts will be May 23, 10:00-12:00@WCMS gym.  Coach Holly Morgan
  morganh@warrenschools.com

HIGH SCHOOL:
All upcoming Freshman students that want to be a part of the Pioneer Football Program @ the High School. There will be a 3 day camp/practice this week Wednesday through Friday. Practice will be from 3:30 til 5:30. At the WCMS football field. Middle school students will report to the cafeteria after school and walk down to the locker room with a Coach. All students should be picked up by 6:00 at the locker room parking lot. Students should wear athletic shorts, sweats, cleats and or running shoes. 

May 23, 2019: Soccer:  10am-12pm WCHS Soccer Field/Indoor Facility if inclement weather Contact:  Todd Willmore 
           willmoret@warrenschools.com
Volleyball:  12pm-2pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Kelly Clayborne claybornek@warrenschools.com
Girls’ Basketball (freshman):  2pm-4pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Anthony Lippe lippea@warrenschools.com
Boys’ Basketball (freshman):  4pm-6pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Chris Sullens sullensc@warrenshcools.com
June 4, 2019: Softball:  5pm-7pm WCHS Softball Field Contact:  Jerry Martin martinj2@warrenschools.com
June 6, 2019: Cross Country:  8am USA Gym Contact:  Anne Hunter Myers myersa1@warrenschools.com
June 10, 2019: Golf:  4pm McMinnville Country Club Contact:  J.W. Holt holtjw@warrenschools.com
Late July-Final Date TBD Baseball:  Time TBD WCHS Baseball Complex Contact:  Trice Powers powerst@warrenschools.com
If there are any questions, please have the student or parent contact the coach directly via email provided.    
                                  
CLUBS:                                                                                                                                                                                    
DRAMA Club:  Peter Pan Party - Friday, May 17 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Ms. Heath’s room.  Pick up at 
4:00 pm in the 7th/8th parking lot. 

STUDENTS:

Any upcoming freshman interested in trying out for the WCHS Bowling team that tryouts will be this Thursday (5/16/2019) at McMinnville Lanes beginning at 3:30 pm and should be over around 5 pm. Forms can be picked by the Sign In desk. 

8TH GRADE STUDENTS YOUR CHROMEBOOKS AND CHARGERS ARE DUE TOMORROW

Any 8th grade student that is interested JROTC or the Raider Team at the high school please stop by the guidance office for a brochure regarding summer training. 

There are many summer dance camps available for all range of dancers. Again, please see Mrs. Cunningham for information.

In our mission to continually strengthen the relationship between the Sister Cities of McMinnville & Mikawa, Japan, through the friendships formed during the yearly cultural exchange WCMS students are invited to apply for SISTER CITIES 2019. Exchange dates will be July 27th-August 5th. Our students will be going to Japan this year! Current 7th-9th-grade students may pick up an application at the sign-in desk. Please return by April 14th. See Lori Riley with any questions.

We are collecting BOXTOPS for PE equipment. BRING IN YOUR BOXTOPS TO HOMEBASE OR THE MAIN OFFICE!! 

IMPORTANT DATES:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Wednesday, May 15th- 6th Grade/Adm. Lunch @ 11:50      Trailblazers Pavilion All day     Discoverers Aud. 8-11:20  
Paula’s Dance Auditorium 3:30-8    Talent Show @ 1:30    Rockets Auditorium 12-1
Thursday, May 16th- Jump Street Field Trip       Pioneer Pride Assembly @ 1:30     Paula’s Dance Auditorium PM
Friday, May 17th- Navigators Pavilion All Day    Trailblazers Field Trip    Bears Field Trip    Paula’s Dance Recital 6PM   Discoverers Field Trip to Rock Island   Football Meeting @ 6pm in the Cafeteria 
Monday, May 20th- 8th grade Awards 8-10am   6th Grade Awards at 10:30-12:15       7th Grade Awards at 12:45-2:30
Tuesday, May 21st- PD for Staff      
Wednesday, May 22nd- PD for Staff      
Thursday, May 23rd- Abbreviated Day 7:45-9:45 no buses       4th Quarter Ends 

May 16, 2019

Warren County Middle School May 16th, 2019

COME JOIN US ON FACEBOOK AT: Wcms Pioneer
         
PIONEER PRIDE end of year events: 
Jump Street Field Trip May 16th. Keep Saving!! You need 100Tickets!!
Big end of year drawing/Auditorium Assembly. Headphones, TV’s, Gift Cards, etc. to be given away. May 16th @ 2PM  
   
SPORTS: 
BASEBALL tryouts will be on June 1st. registration will begin @ 9:30 with tryouts beginning @ 10:00 at the WCMS Baseball field. Make up tryouts will be on June 10th @6:00PM. Questions contact Chad Young at youngc@warrenschools.com

Cheerleading tryouts will be next week. Clinic will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 in the auditorium. Tryouts will be Thursday in the auditorium.  You will need to arrive at 1:45 with tryouts beginning promptly at 2:00. Pre participation forms are at the sign in desk and must be completed and turned in on day 1 of clinic or you will not be allowed to stay.

WCMS Girls Soccer Tryouts will be May 23-24 @ Hickory Creek from 11-1. You will need cleats, shin guards & lots of water!!! Tryouts are for any upcoming 8th-8th grader. A parent needs to come on the first day to fill out paperwork 

WCMS Tryouts for upcoming 7/8 grade girls basketball will be on May 13th from 3:00-5:00pm. Students who wish to tryout must have a signed Pre-Participation form turned in to Coach Koran by May 13th at 3:00

Girls Fastpitch Softball 6th, 7th, & 8th grade tryouts will be June 7, 5:00@WCHS softball field. Coach Joe Damon  
 cdamon@blomand.net

Football has already begun their spring workouts. If interested contact Coach Ben Matheney-  matheneyb@warrenschools.com

Cross Country conditioning will be begin July 15, 8:30-10:00 Monday-Thursday@WCMS track. If interested contact Coach Patty Kelly - kellyp@warrenschools.com 

Girls Volleyball 6th, 7th, & 8th grade tryouts will be May 23, 10:00-12:00@WCMS gym.  Coach Holly Morgan
  morganh@warrenschools.com

HIGH SCHOOL:
All upcoming Freshman students that want to be a part of the Pioneer Football Program @ the High School. There will be a 3 day camp/practice this week Wednesday through Friday. Practice will be from 3:30 til 5:30. At the WCMS football field. Middle school students will report to the cafeteria after school and walk down to the locker room with a Coach. All students should be picked up by 6:00 at the locker room parking lot. Students should wear athletic shorts, sweats, cleats and or running shoes. 

May 23, 2019: Soccer:  10am-12pm WCHS Soccer Field/Indoor Facility if inclement weather Contact:  Todd Willmore 
willmoret@warrenschools.com

Volleyball:  12pm-2pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Kelly Clayborne claybornek@warrenschools.com

Girls’ Basketball (freshman):  2pm-4pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Anthony Lippe lippea@warrenschools.com

Boys’ Basketball (freshman):  4pm-6pm WCHS Main Gym Contact:  Chris Sullens sullensc@warrenshcools.com

June 4, 2019: Softball:  5pm-7pm WCHS Softball Field Contact:  Jerry Martin martinj2@warrenschools.com

June 6, 2019: Cross Country:  8am USA Gym Contact:  Anne Hunter Myers myersa1@warrenschools.com

June 10, 2019: Golf:  4pm McMinnville Country Club Contact:  J.W. Holt holtjw@warrenschools.com

Late July-Final Date TBD Baseball:  Time TBD WCHS Baseball Complex Contact:  Trice Powers powerst@warrenschools.com

If there are any questions, please have the student or parent contact the coach directly via email provided.    
                                  
CLUBS:                                                                                                                                                                                    
DRAMA Club:  Peter Pan Party - Friday, May 17 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Ms. Heath’s room.  Pick up at 
4:00 pm in the 7th/8th parking lot. 

STUDENTS:
Any upcoming freshman interested in trying out for the WCHS Bowling team that tryouts will be this Thursday (5/16/2019) at McMinnville Lanes beginning at 3:30 pm and should be over around 5 pm. Forms can be picked by the Sign In desk. 

8TH GRADE STUDENTS YOUR CHROMEBOOKS AND CHARGERS ARE DUE TODAY
Any 8th grade student that is interested JROTC or the Raider Team at the high school please stop by the guidance office for a brochure regarding summer training. 

There are many summer dance camps available for all range of dancers. Again, please see Mrs. Cunningham for information.

In our mission to continually strengthen the relationship between the Sister Cities of McMinnville & Mikawa, Japan, through the friendships formed during the yearly cultural exchange WCMS students are invited to apply for SISTER CITIES 2019. Exchange dates will be July 27th-August 5th. Our students will be going to Japan this year! Current 7th-9th-grade students may pick up an application at the sign-in desk. Please return by April 14th. See Lori Riley with any questions.

We are collecting BOXTOPS for PE equipment. BRING IN YOUR BOXTOPS TO HOMEBASE OR THE MAIN OFFICE!! 

IMPORTANT DATES:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Thursday, May 16th- Jump Street Field Trip       Pioneer Pride Assembly @ 1:30     Paula’s Dance Auditorium PM
Friday, May 17th- Navigators Pavilion All Day    Trailblazers Field Trip    Bears Field Trip    Paula’s Dance Recital 6PM   Discoverers Field Trip to Rock Island   Football Meeting @ 6pm in the Cafeteria 
Monday, May 20th- 8th grade Awards 8-10am   6th Grade Awards at 10:30-12:15       7th Grade Awards at 12:45-2:30
Tuesday, May 21st- PD for Staff      
Wednesday, May 22nd- PD for Staff      
Thursday, May 23rd- Abbreviated Day 7:45-9:45 no buses       4th Quarter Ends    
 

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