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All seventh and eighth grade students will take the M-STEP series of state mandated tests on the mornings of Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  Seventh grade students will continue testing on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 and Thursday, May 7, 2015. Please be sure all students are present and arrive on time during the testing dates.

 
District Announcements
2015-2016 SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

Grand Blanc Schools will be accepting, 105 Schools of Choice applications (within Genesee County)
and 105c Schools of Choice applications (Contiguous Counties to Genesee County) beginning Monday June 15, 2015.

Click HERE for additional details.
 
105/105c Schools of Choice application deadline,
July 14, 2015 at 4pm
SUMMER SCHOOL 2015
Summer School 2015 Middle School
June 22, 2015 - July 23, 2015 (Mondays - Thursdays) 8 a.m. -12 noon

Middle School Summer School Flyer
Middle School Registration Form
Middle School Online Registration Form


K-5 Enrichment Program
Programs offered from June 22, 2015 - July 17, 2015


K-5 Enrichment Flyer
K-5 Enrichment Registration Form
K-5 Enrichment Online Registration Form


Elementary Special Education Enrichment
Elementary Special Education Enrichment Flyer

CAMP INVENTION 2015
July 13-17th - Grand Blanc East Middle School
Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children. Boys and girls  spend time pushing the limits during high-energy games, working with teammates to construct a freestyle racing cart and taking apart electronics to assemble something new. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Discounts are available, so register today!  Visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 for information.
Click HERE for the informational flyer.
West Middle School Announcements
SPORTS APRIL 22ND
ALL GAMES, MEETS, AND PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015.
CHILDREN'S GRIEF CAMP
THE MEDICAL TEAM Hospice is sponsoring a two-day children's grief camp for children ages 6-16.  It is a safe place for children to learn to cope with their own grief and to learn that many other children are also coping with the loss of loved ones.  The camp will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6th, and Sunday, June 7th, at Covenant Hills Camp & Retreat in Otisville, Michigan.  The application deadline is May 18th.  For more information, please pick up a packet in the Counseling Office or contact Sandra Johnson at sjohnson@medteam.com
8th Grade Cedar Point Trip
Cedar PointWednesday, April 15, 2015, 8th grade students receive the information.
DUE: Friday, May 15, 2015 to team leader.
For a copy:  CLICK HERE
District Transportation Survey
School Bus by Nathan ProudloveDear Grand Blanc School Parent,
Grand Blanc Community Schools Transportation Department invites you to take the following survey to help improve our services.  Please log onto http://tinyurl.com/gbtransurvey2015 from now through midnight, May 22, 2015.  This link must be typed exactly how it is written above.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Jeff Wilson
Director of Transportation
Grand Blanc Community Schools
Image: School Bus by Nathan Proudlove
 
ATHLETICS
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
JAZZ BAND:  The WMS Jazz Band will rehearse on Friday, April 17th, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in room 159.
 
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.
 
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:  Daily practices take place from 3:20-5:15 p.m.  The coach is Mrs. Anita Matney.
 
EIGHTH GRADE SOFTBALL:  Daily practices take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m., with pitchers and catchers staying until 6:00 p.m.  On Wednesdays, practice will end at 5:00 p.m. for everyone.  The coaches are Mr. Tom Whitt and Mr. David Fitzpatrick.
 
SEVENTH GRADE BASEBALL:  Daily practices 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:  The official season has begun 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.
 
CHESS CLUB:  Chess Club meets every Monday in Mrs. Rose’s room (126) from 3:15-4:15 p.m.  Mrs. Sidebotham and Mr. Mucciante are the club sponsors. 
 
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. 
 
YOUTH SOFTBALL:  Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation will be offering a summer softball league for girls ages nine through thirteen.  The league begins on Monday, May 18th, and ends on Monday, July 27th.  The cost to participate is $83 and includes a full uniform.  For more information, please pick up a flier in the Main Office or visit www.gbparks.com.
 
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.  It 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.

 

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.