West Jessamine Middle School

Youth Service Center

The mission of our WJMS Youth Service Center is to enhance our students’ ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that support the quality of life of students and families.

Currently, our initiatives include:

+ Developing and sustaining high quality after school programs.

+ Supporting mentorship programs that reach all WJMS students.

+ Addressing hunger and nutritional deficits while supporting the health and well-being of students.

+ Providing opportunities to explore careers and obtain essential soft skills.

+ Supporting initiatives that expose students to diverse cultures and perspectives.

+ Eliminating barriers to parent engagement.

+ Providing lifelong learning opportunities to parents and care givers.

WJMS YSC Virtual Center

Visit the virtual center here and explore just a few of our back-to-school resources.

Next Advisory Meeting

Next Meeting:

December 17, 2020 at 4:15pm | Live Holiday Assistance Drive-Thru | Google Meet

Advisory Committee Links:

Email Nicole Markle at nicole.markle@jessamine.kyschools.us to add items to our next meeting agenda or for information about how to join the Advisory Council.

Would you like to partner with us? Contact the WJMS Youth Service Center Director, Nicole Markle, at nicole.markle@jessamine.kyschools.us and start working your vision into our school.

The YSC Showcase

October 23 | Internet Safety Day

February 18 - 22 | Kindness Week

February 23 | Kroger Food Drive

March 27 | First Garden Day of 2019

Current WJMS YSC Needs

Food Closet

+ Granola Bars

+ Squeezable Apple Sauce Packets

+ Oatmeal Packets

+ Canned Soups

+ Trail Mix

Health & Hygiene Closet

+ Chapstick

+ Clorox Wipes

+ Deodorant

+ Hand sanitizer

+ Lice Kits

School Supply Closet

+ Backpacks

+ Headphones

+ Elmer's Glue

+ Folders

+ Scissors

Clothing Closet

+ Girls Tennis Shoes

+ Boys Tennis Shoes

+ Hoodies

+ Girls/Boys Underwear

+ Leggings

Thank You Donors

Holiday Assistance 2018

Thanks to our donors and partners, 44 children woke on Christmas morning to gifts that met basic needs and at least one wish.

24 bags of gifts, 24 boxes of food, and 24 containers of homemade cookies and ornaments were delivered to our highest-need families between December 19-21. The entire project took many hands: ambassadors to make cookies; community members to purchase gifts; 4-H club members to make ornaments; teachers to donate board games, hot cocoa mixes, and more. #ItTakesAVillage

Student Involvement Showcase

Student Council

Elected student leaders meet weekly to put 2-3 student-suggested initiatives into action.

Student Ambassadors

Self-nominated student leaders model leadership through being the change they want to see at WJMS.

Student Voice

Student focus group responds to questions about cafeteria menus and provides input for 2019/2020.