West York Area Middle School
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Out of this World Donation!

The WYAMS Science Department extends a heartfelt thank you to the Schroll family for their recent donation of a Celestron telescope. Read more >>>

Important Car Rider Drop-Off Procedures

Parents dropping off students in the morning should follow traffic patterns shown on this diagram. This is very important for the safety of all of our students! This diagram can also be found permanently under the Parent Information Quick Link on the right side of this page.

Middle Schoolers Compete at Computer Fair

Congratulations to our middle school students for winning several awards in the Middle School Computer Fair! Read more >>>

Ms. Catalano Receives Award for Excellence

Congratulations to Ms. Catalano for receiving the School Nurse Excellence Award! Read more >>>

Fifth Grade Orientation Night

Fifth graders visited West York Area Middle School on March 12th. Read more >>>

Students Compete in Chess Championship!

Five students from West York Area Middle School competed at the Greater Mid-Atlantic Chess Championships. Read more >>>

WYAMS Supports the SPCA!

Once again, Ms. Barba and Ms. Flowers led a drive to benefit the York County SPCA. Read more >>>

Snow Make-Up Days

The current snow make-up dates are April 21 and June 9-11. Check our news page for schedule changes due to snow closings. Read more >>>

Snow Make-Up Dates Affect Half Day Schedule

Because snow make-up dates have extended the school year, early dismissal dates have changed. Read more >>>


With many hours of instruction lost due to school delays and closings, the PSSA testing window will be modified. The new PSSA schedule for WYAMS can be viewed here.

Sports Physicals

The Athletic Department will host sports physicals for the 2014/2015 school year on Thursday, June 12th and Tuesday, August 5th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. There will be a $20 fee for physicals.

After-School Homework Clinic

We welcome students to take advantage of our after-school homework clinic. Please read the attached flier for more information.

Homework Clinic

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April Dates to Remember

Here are some dates to remember for April. Read more >>>

May Dates to Remember

Here are some dates to remember for May. Read more >>>

Welcome to West York Area Middle School

This site is designed to provide parents, teachers, students, and members of our community important information about our middle school. Here you will find the news and other important information about our school. Please visit our site often to stay informed about upcoming events and activities. We invite you to find out more about us and our staff, as well as get answers to your most frequently asked questions. It is our sincere hope that you will find this site a convenient resource to remain informed about your child’s education.

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to the West York Area Middle School. Our school houses students in grades six through eight. Students benefit from curriculum guided by Pennsylvania State Standards that is delivered by highly qualified teachers and specialists in student-focused, learning environments.

The middle school faculty is dedicated to working with students to promote academic rigor. Our middle school philosophy of teaming provides students the opportunity to succeed in a supportive environment.

Middle school students spend most of their day engaged in core instruction with a grade level team of highly qualified, content teachers. Core instruction includes a full year of daily-extended instructional periods (approx. 75 minutes) in Math and English/Language Arts as well as a semester of daily-extended instruction in Social Studies and Science. English/Language Arts teachers and Social Studies/Science teachers share the same students, allowing these teachers to plan connected lessons and reinforce reading and writing skills. Team planning time allows all of our teachers to collaboratively design instruction and interventions to assist our students academically, socially, and behaviorally.

In addition to the core subjects, students participate in an exploratory curriculum including Wellness, Technology Education, Computer Education, Art, Music, Family and Consumer Science, Computer Design/Graphics, Healthy Decisions, and Choices. Courses in Spanish and German are offered in eighth grade. Exploratory courses allow students to discover additional avenues of interest.

All students also participate in a daily 30 minute intervention period called W.I.N. (What I Need). These 8-week long workshops provide remedial or enrichment in the areas of reading comprehension, math computation, problem solving, writing, research, and appropriate social engagement. Student data is used to prescriptively assign workshops.

At WYAMS, our students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities including music, athletics, student government, and a variety of other activities and clubs. The middle school also promotes character education by encouraging students and adults to be good people and to exhibit a positive attitude.

Our PTSO meets to plan and provide activities and resources for our students. We encourage all members of the community to join our PTSO in support of our student activities.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. You can also follow us on Twitter @WYAMSPrincipal.


Mr. Chad Bumsted

West York Area Middle School
West York Area Middle School
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