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Westmore Middle School

The school building in the movie.

Westmore Middle School is a middle school featured in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Its school motto is "Respect, honor, dignity". The school's mascot is a hornet. Angie described the school as an "intellectual wasteland". Although both the name and mascot are shown in the movie, only the mascot is shown in the books. The filming locations were Shaugnessy Elementary School (exterior, blacktop, and track) Van Tech Secondary School (gym), and Templeton Secondary School (all other interiors). The Principal is Mrs. Mancy and the vice-principal is Roy in the books and online version.

Summer School

The school has summer school services for students who get very low marks and are struggling. It says that in Summer School they shut down air-conditioning to save money and one of the teachers is mr meeks.

Clubs

The school also has after-school activities, they are divided into different clubs, the known ones are the Drama Club, Math Club, French Club, Yearbook Club which Greg joined, Boardgames club, Foreign-Relation Club, Poetry Club, Free Hugs-Club, and a Pillow Fighting Club. Some clubs even pay students for their contributions. Greg joined the yearbook club to escape the Mingo Kids but quits after he has to take a picture of Rowley and Abigail.

Yearbook

Westmore Middle School Yearbook

The school has an untitled yearbook every year.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 

The yearbook takes a small but important role in the first book as Greg tries to get a title in it to get famous. Greg and Rowley came up with Zoo-Wee-Mama, but Greg got tired of it and left it. He then made Creighton the Cretin which the teacher edited to morph it into their advertisement for the school library. Thinking this would make other think of him as a teacher's pet he leaves it, causing Zoo-Wee-Mama to enter and become famous, winning Rowley the class clown and has a huge strain on their friendship.

Film

Just like the book, the first film is hugely based on the yearbook as Greg is new to middle school and most of the popular people have titles in the yearbook. He then learns about the popularity list and the most popular children has the lowest number on the list. Greg and Rowley try to make a comic, Rowley comes with Zoo-Wee-Mama but Greg dislikes his idea and leaves. Rowley's popularity increases after Zoo-Wee-Mama gets published in the school paper and his rank in list rises and he even got his name as the "Class Clown" in the book. But Greg and Rowley still got the "Cutest friends" title.

The Third Wheel

Only little is mentioned about it here, the only mention is that the news of Jamar Law's head getting stuck in the chair got published in it.

Hard Luck

To escape the Mingo kids after school, Greg decides to join the yearbook club and work on the yearbook. It was almost finished, but they needed photographs so Greg becomes a photographer as he was paid $5 for every photo. He couldn't find interesting photographs so he took photographs of random people and started editing them. Then the results came and he took photos of the winners, he wasn't surprised by most of them. Alex Aruda won most likely to succeed, Bryce Anderson won best hair, Cecila Faramir won the most talented, Jenna Stewart won for best dressed and Fregley got voted most popular. He was fine with most but got angry seeing Rowley and Abigail winning cutest couples. He took their photos and later quit his job.

Wrecking Ball

Greg said that his school has bigger issues because of the test that they had to take and the teacher is trying to prepare them for weeks, because of that the results do really matter. Just last year, his school did really badly on this test last year, and if that happens again, the school decided to have budget cuts. This means that some teachers could lose their jobs. Greg also said that the school might have to cut some subjects like Art and Music. He wished that what kids had to say in a cut because Greg is making calls on Phys Ed would've been on the chopping block a long time ago. He also said that the teachers have been really stressed out about the upcoming test and the last few weeks haven't been a lot of fun. This caused a lot of pressure for the kids to be stressed out as well. The school brought a Stress Puppy into the library to help everyone relax. Unfortunately, the kids got too grabby with the puppy, causing the puppy to be stressed out, running around in circles and peeing all over the place, resulting in the school being taken away it replaced it with a Stress Lizard so that no one wanted to touch that thing. When Susan got the test results for Greg, she was not in a mood to cheer up because of their Heffley's Kitchen Extension had been destroyed by the council and Mrs. Tuttle's order. Greg said that he was not the only one he has poor results, his class also did poorly and he can tell the reason why. He said that during the middle of the test, some kid let the Stress Lizard out of its tank, causing everyone to freak out when the Stress Lizard on the loose, making them really hard to concentrate. As a result, everyone failed the test because of this incident, the school decided that they are going to lose its funding and Susan is not really happy about it. In fact, she was so upset that she decided that they should be moving so that we can live in a better school district,

Online

You can simply see a yearbook at the end of the book, titled, "Steppin' Out".

Enrollment Of Students And Staff

  • About 191

Known Students

Known Graduates

Possible Graduates

Known Teachers and Other Staff

Trivia

  • There are many instances in which rules specified in certain books are omitted in later ones. For example, in Cabin Fever, junk food is banned and playground equipment has been removed due to a number of accidents. However, in The Third Wheel and later books, you can see students eating junk food like pizza, burgers, and Greg can be seen on a swing.
    • A likely explanation is that the school rules were changed between books.
  • In The Long Haul, only the bathrooms and the library appear, making this the first time that a class or hall is not shown in a book.
  • On the neighborhood map on wimpykidclub.co.uk, the school is located near Holly’s house on Pleasant Street, meaning it may be on Pleasant Street. It is also shown in Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book.
  • In the Do-It-Yourself Book, Greg says that the second-floor boy's bathroom has no stall doors.
  • In The Last Straw, Greg states that the bus stop to their school was relocated to Whirley Street. However, in Hard Luck, Greg is shown riding a school bus.
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