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Welcome to Grand Blanc West Middle School!  We are dedicated to inspiring all of our students to live their lives with integrity, perseverance, responsibility, respect and empathy.  Success is our only option!
 
 
West Middle School Announcements
SPIRIT WEEK
*** Only a few days left ***
 
Monday Neon Day
Tuesday Crazy Hat Day
Wednesday Wacky Clothes Day
Thursday College Day
Friday
[1/2 day of school]
BOBCAT COLORS DAY

Homecoming Parade
~ 5:00 Friday, September 19, 2014

Homecoming Game
~ 7:00 Friday, September 19, 2014
STUDENTS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS & MEDICATIONS
As the new school year kicks off, many have children in the building who have medical needs for conditions such as asthma, severe allergies, diabetes, etc.  Please help the staff in caring for your student.  There are mandatory forms in the office for parents to complete in order for students to use medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, while at school.  If your child plans to carry their medication (e.g., inhalers, epipens, etc.), the school MUST have documentation that they are carrying it and it is approved by both the student's parent/guardian and doctor.  If your child needs to have medication stored in the office and distributed to your child there, forms must be completed for that as well.  Please do not send your child to school with medication that the school does not know about!  We hope to have all student needs documented within the first week or two of school.  This system helps us keep everyone safe and healthy. 
WMS ROBOTICS
Dear Parents and Guardians of West Middle School students:

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 Abdella 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!
West Midddle School Daily Announcements
HOMECOMING:  Homecoming will be celebrated on Friday, September 19th, in the Grand Blanc school district.  It will be a half-day for our students and staff.  West Middle School will dismiss at 11:34 a.m. and there will be no after-school activities or practices.
 
YEARBOOKS:  If you would like a 2014-2015 West Middle School yearbook, be sure to PRE-ORDER it before September 28th.  The cost of a pre-ordered yearbook is $30.  Only a limited number of yearbooks will be available for cash-and-carry sale in June and the cost at that time will be $38.  To order a yearbook now, visit jostensyearbooks.com.  Informational flyers with full details are available in the Main Office, if you didn’t pick one up at schedule pick-up or Open House.
 
CURIOSITY ACADEMY:  Seventh and eighth grade girls, are you interested in learning about science and technology?  Curiosity Academy is an off-campus after-school club being sponsored by Kettering University, The University of Michigan-Flint, and Longway Planetarium.  Participants will work in groups as companies developing a science project resulting in a new product.  Girls in the program will learn about several different roles in the process including learning about the chemicals used; making, testing, and reformulating the product; and marketing the product.  The goal of the project is to demonstrate how science applies in several career paths and to show what working in a science field is actually like.  If interested, please ask your counselor, math teacher, or science teacher for a brochure.  Brochures are also available in the Main Office.  Applications for the Curiosity Academy are due by Wednesday, October 15th.
 
PTO FUNDRAISER:  Orders and payments for our PTO’s “Fun Pasta” fundraiser are due back by Friday, October 3rd.  All checks should be made payable to: GBWMS Partnership.
 
ROBOTICS:  The West Middle School robotics club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in
 
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.
 
SEVENTH GRADE FOOTBALL:  Daily practices take place from 3:25-5:25 p.m.  The seventh grade coaches are Mr. Therman Lusane and Mr. Steve Miller. 
 
EIGHTH GRADE FOOTBALL:  Daily practices take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  The eighth grade coaches are Mr. Patrick Mullaly and Mr. Phil Parker.
 
CROSS COUNTRY:  Daily practices take place from 3:20-5:00 p.m.  The cross country coach is Mrs. Mary Kennedy-Jacob.
 
SEVENTH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Daily practices take place from 3:15-5:00 p.m.  The seventh grade coach is Mr. Dave Thamm.
 
EIGHTH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Daily practices take place from 3:15-5:00 p.m.   The eighth grade coach is Ms. Kara Chiano.
 
CHEERLEADING:  The cheerleading coaches are Mrs. Kerri Hesse and Ms. Leslie Powell-Stratton.
 
POM:  The pom coach is Ms. Lauren Burtrum.
 
 
3M Cloud Library eBooks

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.

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.