: Grand Blanc Prep Hockey will hold a tryout skate at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18th
. This event will be held at Iceland Arena and is open for any current seventh or eighth grader. Please contact John Wainio at (810) 845-5076 or email@example.com
for more information.
EDP CONTEST: Attention all eighth grade students: All students who have returned their signed EDP (Education Development Plan) will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 iTunes card. There will be ten total winners but you must have your EDP turned in by Friday, April 25th, to be eligible to win. If you have your EDP signed but never turned it in, please return it to the Counseling Office. If you lost your EDP, you can print out another copy by going to careercruising.com. Your login is grbl-studentID# and your password is edpstudentID#.
SUMMER FUN: If you’re looking for some great activities to participate in this summer, the Flint Cultural Center and the University of Michigan Recreation Center are both offering several exciting programs from which to choose. For more information, you may pick up a flier in the Main Office or visit FlintRec.com. Space in all of these programs is limited so be sure to register as soon as possible.
PDD CANCELLED: Thursday, April 24th, will now be a FULL DAY of school for students and staff in all Grand Blanc Schools. The Professional Development Day for staff previously scheduled on this date has been cancelled.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: The last day of school for students at West Middle School will be Tuesday, June 17th, and it will be a FULL DAY.
FINAL EXAMS: Final exams for Algebra, French, and Spanish will take place on Tuesday, June 10th, and Wednesday, June 11th.
EIGHTH GRADE RECOGNITION DATE CHANGE: The date for Eighth Grade Recognition will now be Monday, June 16th. The ceremony will take place in the gym at 7:00 p.m. The traditional eighth grade doughnut breakfast will take place at 8:25 a.m. on Monday, June 16th, immediately followed by practice for the evening’s ceremony.
HONORS PROGRAMS: The Honors Programs for this school year will take place during the day on Thursday, June 12th. Attendance at these programs is by invitation only.
EIGHTH GRADE DANCE: The annual Eighth Grade Dance will take place from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6th. Tickets will go on sale the week prior to the dance during eighth grade lunch.
END-OF-YEAR FIELD TRIPS DATE CHANGE: All end-of-year field trips will now take place on Tuesday, June 17th. Sixth graders will be going roller skating, seventh graders will be going to the beach, and eighth graders will be going to Cedar Point. IN ORDER TO ATTEND AN END-OF-YEAR FIELD TRIP, YOU MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE ON MONDAY, JUNE 16TH.
SEVENTH GRADE BASEBALL: The seventh grade baseball team practices daily from 3:30-5:00 p.m. The seventh grade coach this year is Mr. Phil Parker.
EIGHTH GRADE BASEBALL: The eighth grade baseball team practices daily from 3:15-5:15 p.m. The coaches are Mr. Irv King and Mr. Eric Little.
SEVENTH GRADE SOFTBALL: The seventh grade softball team practices daily from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The seventh grade coach is Mrs. Anita Matney.
EIGHTH GRADE SOFTBALL: Practices take place daily from 3:30-5:00 p.m. The eighth grade softball coach is Mr. Jack Garnett.
TRACK: Daily practices will start on Monday, April 14th, and will run from 3:20-5:10 p.m. every day unless there is a meet. The track coaches are Mrs. Mary Kennedy-Jacob, Mr. Chuck Schramm, and Mrs. Jennifer Abdella.
CYBER SAFETY INITIATIVE: On Monday, April 28th, there will be a presentation at the high school for parents and students interested in learning more about responsible/safe online behavior. Topics included in the presentation include internet safety tips, the impact of digital footprints, the risks of sharing photos with embedded location information, dangers and legal ramifications of sexting, and cyberbullying. This free presentation will take place in the auditorium at Grand Blanc East High School at 6:30 p.m.
POM TRYOUTS: Any eighth grade girl interested in trying out for the high school’s pom squad should pick up an informational flyer in the Main Office. Tryouts will take place from April 21st through April 25th at Grand Blanc East High School.
BASEBALL CAMP: Grand Blanc Varsity Baseball Coach J.D. Wheeler is holding his annual baseball camp, Tools of the Trade, on Saturday, May 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The camp is open to boys and girls up to age twelve. The cost is $50 per player and includes lunch. Information sheets are available in the Main Office, if you’re interested.
SHOES FOR SCHOOL: FISH of Grand Blanc is collecting new or gently used shoes, sneakers, or winter boots for less fortunate students in our school district. Donations can be dropped off at any Grand Blanc Community School from April 21st through April 25th.
FEED THE BUS: FISH of Grand Blanc is also collecting items to stock their pantry. They will gladly accept non-perishable food items, hygiene products, paper products, and laundry/cleaning products. All of these items should be brought to the parking lot of Grand Blanc High School on Saturday, May 17th, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
JAZZ BAND: The WMS Jazz Band rehearses every Friday after school in room 159 until 4:15 p.m. Anyone in seventh or eighth grade that is interested in participating is welcome to attend.
CHESS CLUB: Chess Club meets every Monday in Mr. Brandt’s room (126) right after school until 4:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend but basic chess knowledge is required.
SPANISH LAB: Mrs. Weldon hosts Spanish Lab in her classroom (115) every Wednesday morning for those students that would like some extra help with Spanish. Spanish Lab begins at 7:30 a.m.
YEARBOOK CLUB: The WMS Yearbook Club meets every Monday from 3:10-4:10 p.m. in Mr. Munley’s room (108).
HOMEWORK HELP HOUR: Homework Help Hour is open after school every Thursday throughout the school year. Homework Help Hour lasts from 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. and meets in the library. You will need to arrange for your own transportation home; there is no bus service. Students must stay for the entire hour. Everyone is welcome to attend but be sure to bring enough work to last the entire time. Homework Help Hour is a quiet time to work and is not a social hour. Adults will be present to assist you with any questions that you may have about your homework. For more information about Homework Help Hour, please see your counselor.