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District Announcements
Grand Blanc Sinking Fund Renewal Election - May 6, 2014
Click HERE to see the fast facts on this renewal and how it help to keep our buildings repaired and our students safe, warm, and dry.

Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative - Community Seminar
During the months of April and May, many of our students will be participating in a Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative assembly presented by the Michigan Attorney General's Office.  On April 28, 2014, a community seminar for parents and members of the community will be held beginning at 6:30PM at the Howard Pepper Auditorium located at Grand Blanc High School.  The Community Seminar presentation provides practical tools including Internet Safety Tips and how to: 1) access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; 2) understand the impact of digital footprints; 3) appreciate the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information; 4) recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting; and 5) identify cyberbullying warning signs and develop a plan of action if needed.  For an event flyer please click HERE.
Camp Learn-A-Lot 2014
Check out the video below for information on Camp Learn-A-Lot 2014, Grand Blanc Community School's summer school program.  More information and registration forms are below.
Elementary Registration Form Middle School Registration Form
Enrichment Events 2014
Online Registration Form





Navigating Our District Technology: Parent and Guardian Help Sheet
Parents, need help with website log-ins, Synergy grades, Pay Schools, and lunch account information?  Click HERE for a Technology Help Sheet.
West Middle School Announcements
West Midddle School Daily Announcements
HOCKEY: 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 jwainio@peranis.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 CANCELLEDThursday, 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. 
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.

ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY POLICY
GRAND BLANC MIDDLE SCHOOLS
(Revised 4/11/13)
  • Teachers will submit their cumulative marking period grades every two weeks for student athletic eligibility.
  • Students may have no 4’s in citizenship or E’s academically in order to participate in athletic contests.
  • Eligibility lists will be handed out to teachers on Wednesdays and will be due to the athletic office by Friday at noon. Teachers will indicate on this list any student who is receiving an “E,” a “4,” or a “W.” (A “W” is a warning that the student is in danger of receiving an “E” or a “4.” It will not make the student ineligible.)
  • Teachers will inform students on Friday that he/she received a “W,” an “E,” or a “4.” Students will be given an Athletic Eligibility Report that is to be taken home, signed by a parent or guardian, and then returned to the Athletic Office.
  • Students that are ineligible will be permitted to practice with their team until they are declared eligible. Ineligible students will NOT be permitted to attend away games with their team. It is expected that academically ineligible students will make the necessary effort to become eligible.
  • Students that are ineligible cannot participate in any athletic contests until such time as they are eligible.
  • A student must pass all classes for the marking period immediately prior to trying out or participating for the next sporting season (subject to review by the athletic committee).
  • If an athlete is ineligible two times during an athletic season, the athlete may be dismissed from participating for the remainder of the season.
  • A retained student’s athletic eligibility will be reviewed, on an individual basis, by the school’s athletic committee.
  • Final cumulative grades for exiting 6th and 7th grade students and for new 7th and 8th grade students must meet the eligibility requirements or their participation in fall athletics will be subject to a probationary review by his/her school’s athletic committee. 
     
WMS Annual Education Report
Please click HERE to read the Annual Education Report which provides key information on the 2012-13 educational progress of the West Middle School.