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Grand Blanc West Middle School will be closing for the Holidays at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19th. The building will re-open on Monday January 5, 2015. We wish all of our families a very pleasant holiday break and a Happy New Year!

 
West Middle School Announcements
West Midddle School Daily Announcements
STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will meet in Mrs. Perdue’s room (135) on Wednesday, December 15th, at 7:30 a.m.
 
GYM LOCKERS:  The lockers down in the gym will be cleaned over our winter break so all of them MUST be emptied out by Thursday, December 18th.  Students, please take all your PE and/or sports gear home with you over the holiday.  Lockers will be cleaned so all items must be removed.  Anything left in the gym lockers will be donated to charity.
 
EDP PARENT NIGHT:  On Tuesday, December 16th, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in room 103, there will be an EDP Parent Night for eighth grade families.  EDP stands for Educational Development Plan.  The EDP process is part of the career education curriculum.  Career education activities include Career Day, goal writing, interest inventories, high school scheduling, and a visit from high school counselors.  During parent night, WMS counselors will explain how to interpret the ACT EXPLORE test results and review the entire EDP process.
 
DRAMA CLUB:  The West Middle School Drama Club will start meeting on Tuesday, January 6th.  Meetings will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from right after school until 5:00 p.m.  The director of this year’s production, Law & Order: Nursery Rhyme Unit, is Mrs. Jennifer Dellorso.
 
BASKETBALL:  Tryouts for the seventh and eighth grade boys’ basketball teams will take place on Monday, January 5th, Tuesday, January 6th, and Wednesday, January 7th.  They will take place in the gym from 3:10-5:00 p.m. each day for both the seventh and eighth graders.  Interested seventh graders should just show up on the first day of tryouts.  Interested eighth graders must sign up (before homeroom begins) with Mr. Thamm in room 205 prior to tryouts.  There is also an informational flyer available in the Main Office.  All students must have a physical dated on or after April 15th, 2014, on file in the office in order to try out.  If you are not positive that you do, please see Mrs. Kingston in the Main Office and she will check.
 
SWIMMING & DIVING:  Middle school swim and dive tryouts will begin the first day back from Winter Break on Monday, January 5th.  Tryouts and practices will take place right after school until 5:30 p.m.  There is a bus that will take swimmers and divers from West Middle School to the WEST campus of the high school every day but students are responsible for their own transportation home at 5:30 p.m.  There will be an informational parent meeting on Monday, December 15th, at 5:00 p.m. in room 225 at EAST Middle School.  The swimming coaches are Mrs. Kelli Weber and Mr. Dan Command.  The diving coach is Mrs. Paula Douglas.  You must have a current physical on file in order to try out. 
 
CHEERLEADING:  Tryouts for our basketball cheerleading squad will take place on Friday, December 19th, beginning at 3:30 p.m.  Clinics will be held on Wednesday, December 17th, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. and on Thursday, December 18th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  You MUST attend at least one clinic in order to try out.  Information packets will be distributed and tryout times assigned at the clinics.
 
POM  SQUAD:  Practices for the West Middle School pom squad will take place every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. for the remainder of the season.  The coach is Ms. Lauren Burtrum.
 
QUIZ BOWL:  Thanks to everyone that tried out for the Quiz Bowl team; the turn-out was great!  A list of members is posted outside room 125 and the Counseling Office.  The first practice will take place on Thursday, December 18th, from 3:15-4:30 p.m.
 
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.  The end-of-season party will take place in the cafetorium on Wednesday, December 17th, at 3:15 p.m.
 
PARKS & REC VOLLEYBALL:  Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation has a volleyball league for students in grades five through eight.  (They also have one for younger kids.)  The league games will start on Wednesday, January 7th, and end on February 23rd.  Games will be played at West Middle School and Reid Elementary on Mondays and Wednesdays.  The cost is $75.  For more information, please pick up a flyer in the Main Office or visit www.gbparks.com.
 
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.
 
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 on which to work.
 
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.  There will be no meeting on Friday, December 19th.
 
678s:  The 678s club will not be meeting again until the end of January.  Stay tuned for an announcement in mid-January.
 
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.
 
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WMS Annual Education Report
Please click HERE to read the Annual Education Report which provides key information on the 2013-14 educational progress of the West Middle School.