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Jefferson West USD 340

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Jefferson West Middle School
210 N. Miller, P.O. Box 410

Meriden, Kansas 66512

(785) 484-2900 | toll free (877) 854-4579 | fax (785) 484-2904

School Hours: 8:00 to 3:25


Mission Statement

Jefferson West Middle School provides all students opportunities to develop skills to be lifelong learners.


Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Jeff West MS!!


Communication is an important part of any organization especially a school.  There are a variety of ways to communicate with the staff at Jeff West MS.  These include email - all email addresses are the firstname.lastname@usd340.org, e.g. john.hamon@usd340.org.  Our school phone number is 785-484-2900 and a variety of information is available on our school website, including the daily announcements.  The middle school has a Facebook page, search for Jeff West MS.  Parents are also encouraged to follow Mr. Hamon on Twitter @jwmsprincipal. 

This year we will continue to have iPads available for all 5th - 8th grade students.    Our 7th and 8th grade students have the option of taking their iPad home with them. We will also begin our second year in the implementation of MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) at JWMS.  


Below is information for our 5th grade students:

  -  Start at ES at 8:00, bussed over to MS around 9:10
  -  All communication through the middle school (e.g. child is sick, someone else picking up, etc.)
  -  5th grade is at MS for the rest of the day.  School dismissed at 3:25


After School Assistance Program (ASAP) will be on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on days that we have from school from 3:30 to 4:00. ASAP is a great time to catch up on missing homework, work on upcoming projects, or complete F packets.  If you have any questions regarding ASAP please contact the middle school at 484-2900.



Students that are absent because of doctor's appointment will need to have a note from the doctor's office.  Thank you for your cooperation! 




Click Here to Download Driving Directions and Information for Big 7 Middle School Activities



JWMS Faculty and Staff (click on name to e-mail)

John Hamon - Principal Maret Schrader - Counselor
5th Grade 6th Grade
Amanda Hammond Clay Mayer, Science
Karen Heady Mary Williams- Language Arts
Leschia Sidener Justin Schwinn - Math
Tara Yost - 5th Grade PE Doug Sidener- Social Studies  Mr. Sidener's Weebly Page Link
Jenny Ramsey- 5th Grade Music  
7th Grade  
Shawn Beuchat - Social Studies Pam Clark - Math
Chad Jackson - Science Haley Dean - Language Arts
Justin Schwinn - Math  Mr. Schwinn's Weebly Page Link  
8th Grade  
Pam Clark - Math Chris Baker - Social Studies  Mr. Baker's Weebly Page Link
Clay Mayer - Science
                     Mr. Mayer's Google Site Link
Rachel Moulden - Language Arts
Leslie Abbott - FACS  
                        Mrs. Abbott's Google Site Link
                        Mrs. Abbott's Wixsite Link for FCCLA
Shawn Beuchat - Art
Ed diZerega - Music Robin Buss - Computers
Steve Buss - Vocational   Mr. Buss' Weebly Site LInk Brandy Robben - Librarian
Katie Grose - Band Audra Sundberg - Special Education
Dan Hypse- PE, Weights Becky Mackintosh - Special Education
Office Staff:  
Linda Bigham - Principal's Secretary Cheryl Lawhorn - Secretary