M-STEP to Replace MEAP Test
Click HERE to read a letter from Curriculum Director Amber Hall regarding the new state assessment called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP).
West Middle School Announcements
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SPORT AT GRAND BLANC WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL, YOU MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL DATED ON OR AFTER APRIL 15, 2014 ON FILE IN THE MAIN OFFICE. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!
LATE START DAY CHANGE
The Late Start Day originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 6th, has been moved to Wednesday, May 13th, to accommodate mandatory state-wide testing. Please adjust your calendars accordingly. Thank you!
West Midddle School Daily Announcements
SPRING BREAK: Grand Blanc West Middle School will be closing for Spring Break at noon on Thursday, April 2nd. The building will be completely closed until 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 13th, so be sure to take anything that you may need with you when school is dismissed at 11:34 a.m.
JAZZ BAND: The WMS jazz band will rehearse from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1st.
HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS: Any eighth grade student interested in joining the Grand Blanc High School robotics team should plan on attending an informational meeting on Monday, May 4th. The meeting will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Premier Tooling Systems in Grand Blanc. If you want more information, please ask Mrs. Kent-Bryant for a team flyer.
678s: The 678s club welcomes all sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to their next meeting on Tuesday, March 31st, in room 125 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Come be part of the fun!
TALENT SHOW: Mark your calendars! Tryouts for this year’s talent show will take place after school on Wednesday, April 15th, in the lecture hall. The mandatory dress rehearsal will take place on Saturday, April 25th. The shows will take place on Tuesday, April 28th, and Wednesday, April 29th. Information packets with complete rules and details will be available in the Main Office soon. The sponsors are Mrs. Weldon and Mrs. Sidebotham.
KOLOR RUN: The Grand Blanc High School yearbook classes are sponsoring a 5K run/walk “fun run” fundraiser on Saturday, April 18th. This event will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot of EAST High School. Early registration (prior to April 2nd) is $25 and includes a free t-shirt. Registration on or after April 2nd will be $30 and will not include a t-shirt. For complete details, please pick up an informational flier in the Main Office or visit www.gbyearbook.com
SEVENTH GRADE SOFTBALL: Voluntary conditioning will take place in the gym from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30th, and Wednesday, April 1st. Tryouts will take place on Monday, April 13th, and Tuesday, April 14th, from 3:20-5:00 p.m. You MUST attend both days of tryouts in order to be considered. Also, in order to condition or try out, you must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2014 on file in the Main Office. Daily practices will take place from 3:20-5:15 p.m., beginning Wednesday, April 15th. The coach is Mrs. Anita Matney.
EIGHTH GRADE SOFTBALL: Daily practices take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Pitchers and catchers stay until 6:00 p.m. There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, March 30th, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafetorium. The coaches are Mr. Tom Whitt and Mr. David Fitzpatrick.
SEVENTH GRADE BASEBALL: Daily practices will begin on Monday, April 13th, and will take place from 3:20-5:10 p.m. The coaches are Mr. Irv King and Mr. Eric Little.
EIGHTH GRADE BASEBALL: Daily practices take place from 3:20-5:00 p.m. daily. The eighth grade coach is Mr. Phil Parker.
TRACK: Voluntary conditioning for track will be held on Tuesday, March 31st, from 3:20-5:00 p.m. All interested students must have a current physical on file in the Main Office in order to run. Conditioning will take place outside, if the weather permits, so please dress in layers. The official season will begin on Monday, April 13th, with mandatory practices taking place daily from 3:20-5:00 p.m. The coaches are Mrs. Kennedy-Jacob, Mrs. Jennifer Abdella, and Mr. Chuck Schramm.
CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS: Any sixth or seventh grade girl that is interested in being a football cheerleader next year should take careful note of the following information: There will be two cheerleading clinics prior to tryouts. You MUST attend at least one of these clinics in order to try out. The first clinic will be held on Wednesday, May 20th, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. The second clinic will take place on Thursday, May 21st, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Tryouts will take place on Friday, May 22nd, with individual tryout times being assigned during the clinics. Both the clinics and tryouts will be held in the gym. In order to participate, you must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2014 on file in the Main Office. The coach is Mrs. Kerri Hesse.
SUMMER ENGINEERING PROGRAMS: Baker College of Flint will host its annual summer engineering programs in July. Through “Explore Engineering and Technology,” high school students entering grades 9-12 in the fall will experience a week-long integration into the high-demand engineering fields of mechanical, civil, industrial, and electrical. Students will also be exposed to architecture, CAD, computer science, and photonics. “Explore Engineering and Technology” will run from July 6th-10th from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Middle school students, entering grades 6-8 in the fall, are eligible for the “Robotics and Photonics” component of the camp which includes exciting hands-on exposure to basic robotic and electronic fundamentals used in the field of engineering as well as competitive high school robotics teams. “Robotics and Photonics” will run July 20th-24th from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Interested students should contact Baker College of Flint Admissions Office at (810) 766-4000.
GRASP: Any student interested in taking advantage of a nine-week correspondence program entitled GRASP (Grand Rapids Academic Summer Programs) should pick up an informational flier in the Main Office. This program is geared for students in grades K-8 and helps them maintain reading and math skills over the summer. It should take only about one hour per week to complete each weekly lesson. The cost is $36 for one subject and $59 for both. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, April 15th.
CHESS CLUB: Chess Club meets every Monday in Mrs. Rose’s room (126) from 3:15-4:15 p.m. You must possess at least basic chess skills in order to attend. Mrs. Sidebotham and Mr. Mucciante are the club sponsors. There will be no chess club on Monday, March 30th.
YOUTH SOFTBALL: Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation will be offering spring and summer softball leagues for girls ages five through thirteen. The spring league (for ages 5-9) begins April 13th and ends June 4th. The summer league (for ages 9 through 13) begins May 18th and ends July 27th. The cost to participate in either league is $83 and includes a full uniform. For more information, please pick up a flier in the Main Office or visit www.gbparks.com.
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. There will be no Spanish Lab on Wednesday, April 1st.
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.
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.
|Please click HERE to read the Annual Education Report which provides key information on the 2013-14 educational progress of the West Middle School.|