We are fortunate to have start-up funds to begin a middle school level robotics programs at WMS in the fall. We hope that this will be an enriching experience in the sciences for some of our students. We are seeking assistance with two things. First, if you are a parent/guardian who has an engineering or techinical background and have an interest in providing some mentoring to young students, please send your name to Mr. Mike Munley or Mrs. Jennifer Kent-Bryant so that we might include your expertise as we start the program next fall. Second, we also must seek sponsorships to build our robot and our program. If you own or know of a firm that might like to invest in young students and support this venture, we would appreciate sponsorships. If you are an individual who believes in this venture and wishes to make a donation to the program, we gladly and gratefully welcome your support!
QUIZ BOWL: Are you especially good in math? Do you read a lot? Do you have a brain filled with trivia and other factual information? If so, please come to the Quiz Bowl tryouts to be held on Thursday, November 20th, in room 125, from 3:15-4:00 p.m. Students in grades six, seven, and eight are welcomed and encouraged to come. Once established, the Quiz Bowl team will have practices on Thursdays from December 4th through the end of January. Starting in February, actual matches between WMS and other middle schools will begin. If you cannot attend tryouts on November 20th, please see Mrs. Sidebotham for an alternate date and time to answer the tryout questions.
PARKS & REC: Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation is offering several different basketball programs for kids as young as three years old up to those in grade six. They are also offering basketball cheerleading for girls in grades one through six. All of these programs will begin in mid-January and end in February. For more information, please pick up a flyer in the Main Office, visit www.gbparks.com, or call 694-0101.
VOLLEYBALL: Daily practices take place from 3:15-5:00 p.m. The seventh grade coach is Ms. Kimm Briones and the eighth grade coach is Mrs. Lauren Talsma.
WRESTLING: Daily practices take place in the cafetorium from 3:15-5:00 p.m. The coaches are Mr. Gregg Mulholland and Mr. Chris Dellorso.
HOMEWORK HELP HOUR: Homework Help Hour takes place every Wednesday in the library from 3:10-4:10 p.m. Homework Help Hour is for those students that would like a quiet place to work and for those that need help with any subject. Homework Help Hour is not a social hour nor a place to kill time. You must come with something specific to work on and you must stay the entire hour.
SPANISH LAB: Mrs. Casper will be offering her help with Spanish every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in room 113. You must come with specific questions or materials to work on.
ROBOTICS: The West Middle School robotics club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in room 108. The sponsors are Mrs. Jennifer Kent-Bryant and Mr. Mike Munley.
FUTURE CITY: Future City meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in room 125 from 3:15-5:30 p.m. The sponsor is Mrs. Marilyn Sidebotham.
YEARBOOK CLUB: The West Middle School Yearbook Club meets in room 108 every Monday from 3:10-4:10 p.m. The editors are Mr. Mike Munley and Mr. Gregg Mulholland.
Reading at GBCS goes mobile.
The GBCS Library Program introduces eBooks. Students can now discover, borrow, and read books from the library on personal devices at home or on the go from nearly anywhere. Instructions and compatibility information is located on the West MS Library website.
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