Westerly Middle School

Where we create an inspiring, challenging, and supportive environment where students are encouraged and assisted in reaching their highest potential.

  • Dear Westerly Middle School Families, 

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year! As the new Westerly Middle School Principal, I am looking forward to working together to ensure that each of our students shine.

    The warm welcome that I have received has been wonderful.  I am looking forward to a great start and am excited about the opportunities ahead.  We stay committed to “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe”, in all actions and words. We are taking care of ourselves, taking care of each other, and taking care of our community as we strengthen our commitment to excellence.  We know that coming to school every day, on time, and ready to learn, will help us in reaching our individual and team goals. 

    As we continue to put the safety of our community first, we will continue to share updates regarding COVID-19 or any other health-related issues in coordination and consultation with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

    Our team has been planning opportunities to ensure that all students find success and are prepared- socially, emotionally, and academically- for any of life’s challenges.  We will continue to reach out for new ideas to grow our Bulldog Pride!  

    Please see our Open House schedule below. We look forward to seeing you there!


    2022-2023 WMS Open House Schedule:

    Grade 5: Tuesday, August 30th, 5:00-6:00PM. Don’t miss our short welcome for 5th grade students and families starting at 5!

    Grade 6:  Wednesday, August 31st, 5:00-6:00PM

    Grades 7 & 8:  Wednesday, August 31st, 6:00-7:00PM


    All team assignments and welcome letters will be sent out on Friday August 12 via Skyward. 

    There is so much to celebrate about and within our community. We look forward to another year of growth and opportunity!


    Mary Caporelli, Principal

    John Connell,  Assistant Principal of Student Services

    Desiree Derix, Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning

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  • Please call 401-315-1601 if your child will be absent from school. We appreciate your help.

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    In order to volunteer, go on a field trip, etc. you must have a current BCI background check on file. BCIs are good only for the current school year. Please review the steps below for new and returning volunteers. 

    The current WPS Volunteer Process is on the WPS District website under Community/Volunteers.

    NEW VOLUNTEERS: Please complete the online 3 step Volunteer Process. This is at no cost to the volunteer. All three steps must be completed in order to finalize the volunteer process. 

    RETURNING VOLUNTEERS: Returning volunteers need to have an updated Local (RI State) BCI (Criminal Record Release form in Volunteer Process) done every year.  If there are no personal information changes, you do not need to complete the application - only the BCI check.

    Click here for the link to access the volunteer forms and directions.

    Click here for the revised (November 2018) Background Check Investigation (Volunteers) Policy No. 4180.2

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