Woodland Park Middle School

Panthers in the Community

At WPMS, we know that growth doesn't just occur inside the classroom. Serving others and offering opportunities to engage with members of our community is essential to our education principles. Our middle school Panthers have many opportunities to connect, learn, and grow through service activities and interactions with other community members. These are just a few ways that our students engage with the community:

  • Warm Welcome Wednesday: Community organizations volunteer to greet our students as they start their day. It is an amazing opportunity for our students to know they are supported by the community, interact with leaders in our community, and learn more about these organizations.
  • Builder's Club: Builder's Club is a service organization that supports our local Kiwanis Club with Breakfast with Santa and much more.
  • Holiday Chain Reaction: Our students raise money by donating change and then donating to a local organization.
  • Music Program: Our vocal and instrumental musicians are often seen across our community with regular performances.

Three students in Mr. Honeycutt’s STEAM class had the idea this year to do a project that benefited another community. They decided to partner with a school in Eldoret, Kenya to raise money to help create a library for Twins Bright Academy, a school that WPMS has worked with in the past. As part of their STEAM class they formed the "Kenya Read Project" and created bookmarks that they will be selling soon and are offering coffee, tea, and treats to staff members twice a week for a donation. Their hope is to raise more than $1,000 to contribute to Twins Bright Academy’s library for their students and orphans within their community. You can learn more about the project here.


Annual Student Council food drive in December to benefit Community Cupboard


All WPSD schools participates in the District's annual Veteran's Day Assembly, a chance for the community to come together to recognize and celebrate local active duty and retired military personnel and their service


Flag presentation by American Legion


Our therapy dog, Willow, enjoying our annual Holiday Chain Reaction fundraiser to benefit local community organizations


Ute Pass Kiwanis sponsors Builder's Club, a service group for middle schoolers who raise money and volunteer for events such as the community's annual Breakfast with Santa


Teller County Search and Rescue welcoming students to school on our Warm Welcome Wednesday


Area youth pastors welcoming students during Warm Welcome Wednesday


CORE Electric Cooperative welcoming students during Warm Welcome Wednesday


6th Graders raising money to support five different international charities with root beer float sales


Senior Citizen Brunch


Senior Citizen Brunch


WPMS marching in the annual Homecoming Parade


Our 8th grade choir performs annually at the community's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony