Woodland Park Middle School


WPMS Academics:

  • 1:1 Chromebook access
  • Curriculum aligned to Colorado state standards.
  • Curriculum that fosters high student engagement: Teachers empower students to learn in ways that are most effective for them, and know exactly what they need to succeed. As a result, students gain a strong sense of agency over their own learning progress, which helps keep them motivated and engaged.
  • Curriculum focuses on real, meaningful learning: Rather than simply transmitting information, teachers focus on helping students apply class material in a meaningful way. Instead of memorizing information, students are held accountable for demonstrating a strong grasp of concepts and key skills.
  • Teaching through Projects: Teachers support learning in the classroom by teaching a subject through whole group instruction, small group sessions, and one-on one time. Our curriculum is centered around project-based learning. Through hands-on projects, teachers show students how to apply lifelong skills — such as collaborating with a team, interpreting data, and presenting persuasive arguments.
  • Fostering Lifelong Learning Habits: In addition to what’s being taught by teachers, students have access to a range of learning resources through technology tools that help accelerate learning. By practicing studying in different ways, students develop an understanding of how they learn best. This helps students build habits that help them thrive throughout their lives. Habits like self-awareness, curiosity, and resilience.
  • Mentoring students: Teachers also play an additional role as mentors to their students, providing support through weekly one-on-one meetings. Teachers help students set long-term and shortterm goals and coach them through their progress. When a student is better understood academically, and personally, it cultivates a safer and happier learning environment for students.

Students at WPMS have the opportunity to take a variety of enrichment classes. Students prioritize their class preferences each year.

  • Band & Choir - brass, woodwinds, and percussion; concerts & competitive opportunities; Jazz Band; Odyssey Choir
  • Art - sculpting, pottery, painting, drawing, and more!
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) - typing, graphic design, coding, Minecraft, Panther News Network (student produced news show), 3D printer, and more!
  • Physical Education - team sports, life sports, fitness room with weights and cardio equipment, bouldering wall, and more!
  • Consumer and Family Sciences - child development, nutrition, cooking, sewing, home improvement, woodshop, and more!

In addition to our rigorous academic program we recognize that middle school is a unique time for students to discover talents and activities they enjoy. We try to offer a well-rounded experience that gives students the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities such as:

  • Athletics (check them out here!)
  • Forensics (more information here!)
  • Brain Bowl
  • Student Council
  • Builder's Club (Kiwanis)
  • World of Work program
  • Marine Lab
  • Book Clubs
  • Mountain Bike Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Sewing Club
  • Fitness Clubs
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Field Trips and Reward Trips
  • Special Events (festivals, dance, family game night, etc.)

Check out these links that highlight some of our classroom and enrichment projects!

7th grade STEAM mural

7th grade Language Arts Book Talk w/ Author, Kwame Alexander

6th grade STEAM Day at Coors Field Rockies game

Career Days 2023

8th grade Language Arts Script Table Read

6th grade STEAM Spreadsheets project

7th grade Science Geologic Time Scale

8th grade Physics Speed Trap Lab

6th grade Science Shark Tank presentations

PE, archery

6th grade Panther Time banners

Band class

STEAM mural and logo design

Family & Consumer Sciences projects

7th grade Language Arts "Story to Screen" project

6th grade Science climate and water cycle project

6th grade Language Arts personal memoir project and more here

7th grade Science chemical reaction experiments and more here

8th grade Science DNA extraction project

8th grade Social Studies Bill of Rights project

STEAM projects

7th grade Language Arts narrative stories

Band Winter Concerts

Choir Winter Concerts

Woodshop projects

7th grade Social Studies Silk Road project

6th grade Science frog dissection

Art class architectural drafting project

7th grade Science geographic dioramas

8th grade Science field trip to Challenger Learning Center

6th grade Social Studies "My Own Personal Island" project

7th grade Science tectonic plates project

PE, Ultimate Frisbee

STEAM CAD (Computer Aided Design) lessons using TinkerCAD and Trimble Sketchup

6th graders flying their kites in Art class


Art students exploring ink painting


Archery lesson in PE


All grades can choose band or choir as an enrichment class and we also offer Odyssey Choir and Jazz Band

A project utilizing the 3D printer in STEM class.


Woodshop is offered throughout the year as part of our Family & Consumer Sciences enrichment class


Our student-led Panther News Network producing the school's newscast


Science labs are an integral part of the WPMS student experience. 6th graders students are shown here completing a frog dissection.