Memphis City Schools


Most Recent Notable Accomplishments
  • Recognized as a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America
  • Level 5 TVAAS school (highest score) in all content areas for student growth
  • Top 5 ranking for the last five years in National Math and Science League competitions
  • Top 10 national ranking in the American Mathematics Competition
  • 1st place in Tennessee and Southeast Region in eCYBERMISSION STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) competition
  • Top ranking in Algebra I and Geometry in Tennessee Mathematics Teachers' Association contest
  • Numerous other local, state, and national awards in academics and performing arts


2017-2018 Recognitions
  • Congratulations to Alexandra Shirley for winning the school Spelling Bee and to Grace Chang for being the runner-up. Great job ladies!
  • Congratulations to the elected officers of the 2017-2018 White Station Middle School Student Council:
    • President: Matthew Kim
    • Vice President: Ray Wu
    • Treasurer: Abhi Lingareddy
    • Secretary: Bhavesh Kotta
    • Public Relations: Natela Bonaparte
    • Sponsors: C. Werner, J. Blanton
  • November 17th, the Debate Team competed with middle schools across Shelby County in a tournament at Kirby High School.
    • The following students won individual speaker medals:
      • Sofia Gosain: 14th place
      • Morgan Johnson: 11th place
      • Renata Bayazitova: 7th place
      • Shaniya Thomas: 5th place
      • Ira Sharma: 4th place
      • Mekhi Moore: 3rd place
      • Zora Cunningham: 2nd place
      •  Arya Rajesh: 1st place
    • Team trophies were awarded to the following teams:
      • Martha Humber and Moriah Conley: 5th place
      • Ira Sharma and Skylar Robinson: 4th place
      • Sofia Gosain and Shaniya Thomas: 3rd place
      • Morgan Johnson and Zora Cunningham: 2nd place
      • Arya Rajesh and Renata Bayazitova: 1st place
  • Congratulations to the Spartan Swim Team on their meet November 11th. We have had a great start to the season.  Sandy Nguyen placed 4th in the 50-yard breaststroke. Holden Smythe placed 5th in the 100-yard individual medley and 4th in the 50-yard butterfly. Paxton Smythe placed 8th in the 100-yard medley and 3rd in the 100-yard Freestyle.  The 200-yard freestyle relay consisting of William Walker, Holden Smythe, Luke Parker and Tej Maradana placed 3rd. Overall the girls placed 7th and the boys placed 4th in the league. Way to go Spartans!
  • Congratulations to our 8th graders who competed at Briarcrest Regional Art Show. Amanda Zhou won a 2nd place award and seventy-five dollar award.   Alice Yuan won an Honorable mention.
  • The following students have been recognized as ELITE Spartans for the 1st Nine Weeks:

6th Grade

  • Gladiators: Hallie Bolland and Alan Zhou
  • Nike: Jazmin Trejo and Tyler Covington
  • Supernovas: Ira Sharma and Peter Fransioli

7th Grade

  • Alpha Centauri: Amara Sok and Casey Curry
  • Falcons: Tesnime Abdullahi and Ronan Tollefsen
  • Wonderkids: Spoorthi Marada and Kylan Williams

8th Grade

  • Eagles: Matt Stewart and Ryan Guerrero
  • Pacesetters: Reece Knowles and John McCallister
  • Superstars: Mandy Cassius and Robert Randall

Congratulations to these students for earning this distinction by continually exhibiting our core values of Excellence, Learning, Integrity, Teamwork, and Empathy.  Well done, Spartans!

  • Thirty WSMS students competed in the Gallatin Fall Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament. This event is a NAQT Middle School National Championship qualifying event. This year, we competed for four available national qualifying spots. WSMS earned two of those spots. Our A Team and B Team are going to the National Championship in Chicago! This year's national championship is in Chicago on May 11-12. Qualifying students: Robert Randall, Raj Gosain, Abhi Lingareddy, Shawn Meng, Minnu Reddivari, Jasmine Meekins, Vijval Nataraja, and Aayush Jain. 
  • Rebecca Reed of White Station Middle School was recently nominated as a finalist for the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Higher Education Educator of the Year Award. Mrs. Reed was honored with this nomination for her achievements and dedication to science education. Only 29 teachers were selected as finalists across four categories from the state of Tennessee. Awards were made based on educational philosophy, experience, and leadership roles. Way to go, Ms Reed!
  • Congratulations to the WSMS Engineering Club. On Friday, October 20th they competed in the 2017 Engineering Day Competitions at the University of Memphis.  Thank you to Ms. Brown, Ms. T. Jones, Ms. A. Reed and Ms. R. Reed for sponsoring events!!!



    1. WSMS Perseus: Darsh Shah, Indira Mummareddy, Kastubh Koya, Naisha Panjwani
    2. WSMS Dinosaur: Aauysh Jain; Ethan Yang; Dhrithi Kota, Grace Chang, Kate Blount
    3. WSMS AEA: Angela Yuan, Alice Yuan, Emily Hu

K'NEX Building:

    1. WSMS 1: Sydney Chase, Ray Wu, Mandy Cassius, Abby Cassius
    2. WSMS 2: Riya Pramod, Matthew Kim, Elina Salian, Robert Randall
    3. WSMS 3: Minnathi Reddivari, Whitney Chen, Jennifer Chiu, Sophia Campbell


  • Congratulations to Ms. Rumage and Mrs. Carr for receiving a First Book grant for $1,850.  The grant will benefit community service projects conducted by our Library Service Club.
  • Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Student Council:

7th grade: Tessa Allen, Natela Bonaparte, Hannah Heaston, Hannah Lam, Luigi Mayores, Ndeye Niang, Charles Santo, Ray Wu

8th grade: Khalifa Clark, Camille Clippinger, Moriah Conley, Talisa Elliott, Matthew Kim, Bhavesh Kotta, Abhinay Lingareddy, Shawn Meng, Emma Squires, Mary Stanley, MaKaylia Walton, Aryana Ward, Jialin Zhou

  • This school year's first middle school debate and chess tournament was held Friday, September 29, at White Station Middle School.

Congratulations to the following students from the White Station Middle School Chess Team. Undefeated players: Tigo Le (8th grade), Pablo Sturch (7th grade), Kaustubh Koya (8th grade), and Jonathan Mehrotra (6th grade student). The team received 2nd place out of the schools in attendance.

There were 115 debate students from schools across Shelby County who competed in the tournament at White Station Middle Friday, September 29.  Individual speaker medals were earned by Amrutha Kosanam (14th), Arya Rajesh (13th), Nyla Johnson (12th), Anna Calvo (7th), Morgan Johnson (2nd), and Zora Cunningham (1st). The team of Arya Rajesh and Renata Bayazatova won 4th place, and Zora Cunningham and Morgan Johnson earned the 1st place team trophy. Congratulations to the WSMS Debate Team!

  • White Station Middle School’s DDT Club, students, and staff are donating 75 pair of recyclable glasses. Our students in the DDT Club (Dickson, Doers, & Thinkers) chose giving the gift of sight as our school service project for the 1st nine weeks of school. Members wrote and read school-wide announcements about the eyeglass drive. They also made signs, decorated boxes and tracked collected glasses for the entire month of September. We would like to thank you for what you do to change lives as well. It was great to participate in the Project 20/20 program.
  • WSMS Football team finished their season in the semi-finals of the County Playoffs. The Spartans finished with a record of 6-4.   Thanks to all the players and parents for their hard work and support throughout the season. We are excited about our returning players for next year and are looking forward to continuing our tradition of football excellence.
  • The volleyball team is the #1 seed going into the tournament. They will play in the WSMS gym Monday at 5 for the first round of the tournament. If they win Monday, they'll play Tuesday at Airways at 5 for the SCIAA championship.
  • The Girls' Soccer team ended the regular season undefeated in district play, and 10-2 overall.  The playoffs begin on Saturday with the Lady Spartans taking on Hickory Ridge in the city/county semi-finals. That game will take place at Cordova High School; game time is 10:30 a.m.  If the girls win on Saturday, they will advance to the City/County Championship game Monday evening at Melrose Stadium.


    2017 White Station Lady Spartans:
    • 8th Graders:  Abby Cassius, Ainsley Grant, Dalis Hawkins, Abby Israel, Mia Mosby, Cameron Moseley, Ahava Salomon, Annie Wilford
    • 7th Graders:  Brinnley Kennedy, Lilly Lee, Hannah Meadows, Mackenzie Stanton, Yaritza Trejo, Mary Williams, Kaitlyn Yates
    • 6th Graders: Jill Nied, Cristal Tellez, Jazmine Trejo


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