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District Announcements
LUNCH PRICES INCREASE TO COMPLY WITH USDA REGULATIONS
Please CLICK HERE to see the letter regarding the USDA required lunch price increase of $0.10 for the 2015-16 school year.
West Middle School Announcements
Bus Route Schedule for 2015/2016


Please click HERE to see students' specific route schedules. 

This bus route schedule is being provided for the 2015/2016 school year. The bus stops and routes have been created within the board policy of not more than one mile from a student’s home to a bus stop. Please do not request bus stop changes to get closer to your home as time and cost will not allow us to do door to door service. If you feel your child is walking further than one mile to his or her stop, please call the Transportation Department to have a bus stop request form mailed to your home. There will not be any changes made during the first four weeks of school. All bus routes and stops are subject to change throughout the school year.


Please visit our website at www.grand-blanc.k12.mi.us/transportation/ for updated routes.
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, 2015 ON FILE IN THE MAIN OFFICE.  THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!
West Midddle School Daily Announcements
BOOK FINES:  All book fines must be paid in full before a student can receive a schedule in the fall.  If you disagree with a fine, you need to settle the matter with the teacher that gives you the fine.  The Main Office will not dismiss or adjust any fine issued by a teacher.  All fines are payable in the Main Office.
  
FOOTBALL:  Seventh and eighth grade football will begin on Monday, August 24th.  Conditioning and practices will take place the weeks of August 24th and August 31st, Monday through Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each day.  Three days of conditioning are mandatory and a uniform will not be issued to any player that has not met this requirement.  If you are unable to attend one or both of these weeks, you MUST notify the Athletic Office in advance.  A physical dated on or after April 15, 2015 is needed in order to participate.  The seventh grade coaches are Mr. Therman Lusane and Mr. Tom Whitt.  The eighth grade coaches are Mr. Patrick Mullaly and Mr. Andy Torok.
 
CROSS COUNTRY:  Cross Country will begin on Monday, August 24th.  Conditioning will take place the weeks of August 24th and August 31st, Monday through Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each day.  If you are unable to attend one or both weeks of practice, you MUST notify the Athletic Office in advance.  A physical dated on or after April 15, 2015 is required in order to participate.  The coach will be Mrs. Mary Kennedy-Jacob.
 
BASKETBALL:  Seventh and eighth grade girls’ basketball will begin on Monday, August 24th.  Practices will take place the weeks of August 24th and August 31st, Monday through Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each day.  If you are unable to attend one or both weeks of practice, you MUST notify the Athletic Office in advance.  A physical dated on or after April 15, 2015 is required in order to participate.  The seventh grade coach will be Mr. Dave Thamm and the eighth grade coach will be Ms. Kara Chiano.
 
CHEERLEADING:  Seventh and eighth grade football cheerleaders should watch for correspondence from the coaches regarding summer programs and fall practices.  Remember that you must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2015 in order to attend any summer programs or fall practices and that the physical that allowed you to try out in the spring is no longer valid.  The seventh grade coach is Ms. Kina Hetherington and the eighth grade coach is Mrs. Leslie Powell-Stratton.
 
POM TRYOUTS:  Tryouts for the West Middle School pom squad will not take place until after school resumes in the fall.
 
SCHEDULE PICK-UPAny student that has not yet picked up their class schedule may do so at Open House or any day during summer office hours (7:30 am - noon, 1:15 - 4:00 pm).  A completed and signed Student Profile sheet is required to obtain a schedule.  Students that need to get an ID card and order school pictures may do so during Open House on Tuesday, September 1st, or on Friday, September 11th

LOCKERS:  Locker assignments will be available from team teachers during Open House on Tuesday, September 1st, or in homeroom on the first day of school.
 
OPEN HOUSE:  Open House for the 2015-2016 school year will take place on Tuesday, September 1st.  Sixth grade teachers will be available from 4:00-5:30 p.m.  Seventh and eighth grade teachers will be available from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  Elective teachers will be available from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Any student that would like to have their school picture taken and receive their WMS ID card may do so during Open House from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
 
YEARBOOKS:  Pre-orders for the 2015-2016 West Middle School yearbook are now being taken online at jostensyearbooks.com or by phone at 1-877-767-5217.  The cost for a pre-ordered yearbook is $30.  A limited number of yearbooks will be available for sale in June on a cash-and-carry basis and those yearbooks will cost significantly more than the pre-order price of $30.  The deadline to pre-order a yearbook is Friday, September 18th.  Flyers with complete information can be found in the Main Office.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:  The first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year will be Tuesday, September 8th.  This will be a full day of school.
 
GRIEF RETREAT:  Heartland Hospice is sponsoring a grief retreat for adults that have had a significant loss due to the death of a loved one.  Heartland provides a supportive, confidential place where feelings of grief and loss can be shared.  This September retreat will provide an opportunity for participants to work through the grieving process and learn constructive ways to cope with their loss.  If you know of someone that would benefit from this retreat, please contact Heartland Hospice at (888) 427-6818. 



 

 

 

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.