WMHS and WMJHS Students Parents – Sign Up for Remind and Schoology Communication

The Wood Memorial High School and Wood Memorial Junior High School Students Services organization has established class accounts on the Remind and Schoology tools in order to enhance communication, collaboration, and information sharing.  Parents and students are encouraged to join their respective class account to ensure opportunities to receive timely and relevant communication on topics such as:  scholarship opportunities, state assessment dates, college admission dates, and much, much more.

Reference the attached documentation for information on how to join.

Schoology class courses

Class of 2023 Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018


Suicide Prevention Training and Awareness to be Held at WMHS

On Wednesday evening, September 13, 2017, representatives from Deaconess Cross Pointe will be on the Wood Memorial campus to provide Suicide Prevention Training and Awareness.  There are two training sessions scheduled, one for the instructional and support staff, and the second for parents, students, and school-community members interested in learning more around this most important topic.

The instructional and support staff training is scheduled for 3:45pm to 5:15pm.  Certificates of Attendance will be provided in order to allow those instructors attending to apply this time to their Professional Growth Plan.  Attendance at this training session is voluntary.

Beginning with the 2018 – 2019 school year this type of training will be mandatory for all school staff working with students.  The training is available for all members of the East Gibson School Corporation who are interested in attending.

Session 2 will be conducted from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and is for parents, students, and school-community members.

Both training sessions will be held in the Wood Memorial High School and Wood Memorial Junior High School cafeteria.

Suicide Prevention Training

WFIE, Channel 14–Sunrise School Spirit

We are excited for the opportunity our school-community has to be a part of Sunrise School Spirit this fall. WFIE, Channel 14, will be on our campus Friday, September 8, 2017, to feature our students and staff. The program is planned for the high school football field, barring severe/inclement weather, beginning at 6:00 am.

Everyone in our school-community is invited to take part in this program. Please join us as this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our wonderful children and the special communities of East Gibson.

In order to assist those in need of transportation, Dr. Brewster has graciously developed a plan for the utilization of East Gibson school buses. For those needing a ride to Wood Memorial the following pick up locations have been established:

Francisco Elementary School
Barton Township Elementary School
The Oakland City Fire Station
Oakland City First Church of the Nazarene
City Hall, in Oakland City
The Nursing Home

Buses will pick up passengers at 5:15 am on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Welcome to Wood Memorial Mr. Messmer

Wood Memorial High School and Wood Memorial Junior High School welcomes Mr. Lukas Messmer, new Physical Education and Health instructor.  A graduate of Southridge High School, Mr. Messmer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, from Indiana University.  He will teach junior high school Physical Education and Health.


Wood Memorial finished 28-1 under head coach Johnnie Bartley and the Trojans won a state title for the first time in school history in any sport. They appeared in the finals for the second time in girls basketball after finishing runner-up to Oregon-Davis in 2007.

Brenna Maikranz led the Trojans with 26 points, including 10-of-14 shooting from the free throw line. Carsen Robinson scored 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and Sydney Day added 10 points. Lexi Lashbrook had seven points and 12 rebounds and while Chloe Barley finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and six assists.


Wood Memorial’s Brenna Maikranz named Mental Attitude Award winner
Following the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee named Brenna Maikranz of Wood Memorial High School as the winner of the Patricia L. Roy Mental Attitude Award in Class A Girls Basketball.

The award is presented annually to a senior participant in each classification who was nominated by her principal and coach and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.

Academically, Maikranz ranks 16th in her senior class and has been a starter for every basketball game all four years. She has also played soccer for four years and will play her fourth year of softball this spring. She also has served as Yearbook Editor, was involved in the Prom Committee, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Council.

“She is respected, revered by students, parents, instructors, teammates, coaches, opponents, coaches, administrators, ministers and school-community members in all ways,” said Principal Kevin R. Smith. “Brenna is someone that everyone should have the opportunity to get to know, she will leave a lasting impression.”

She is the daughter of Brian and the late Lisa Maikranz of Oakland City and plans to enroll in a Pre-Veterinary program of study with the goal of enrolling in Purdue University’s Veterinary Sciences program. Brenna also becomes the first Wood Memorial student-athlete to receive an IHSAA mental attitude award.