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Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on March 10, 11, and 12.  Click on the Sign Up Now! link below and follow the directions. If you need help in signing up, please call the main office at 591-7309.

 
District Announcements
M-STEP to Replace MEAP Test
Click HERE to read a letter from Curriculum Director Amber Hall regarding the new state assessment called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP).
Grand Blanc “Future Bobcats/Bobkitten” Tennis Clinic 2015
Please join the Grand Blanc Girls /Boys Varsity and JV Tennis Players and Coaches for an afternoon of tennis instruction, games, drills and pizza!  The fun starts on Saturday March 7th at the Genesys Athletic Club.  We will start at 6:00 p.m. and finish by 8:00 p.m.  All participants will receive a T-shirt.  Please return your application form by February 27th.

Click HERE for an application.
West Middle School Announcements
Parent Teacher Conferences
Sign Up Now!
Please follow the instructions below: 
1. Click on the Sign Up Now! image above. 
2. Choose a teacher or team you would like a conference with.
3. Choose an available time and click on “Sign Up”

4. Enter your student’s name in the “My Comments” box.
5. If you are new to SignUp Genius then fill in the boxes and click “Sign Up”
    If you are already a member, log in.
6
. Repeat these steps to sign up for all teachers that apply to your students.

A reminder email will be sent two days prior to your conference.
Do not have an email? - Contact the teachers as you normally do to set up a conference.
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
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE:  The Late Start Day originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 6th, has been moved to Wednesday, May 13th, to accommodate mandatory state-wide testing. 
 
iPOD DAY:  On Friday, February 27th, our Be The Change club will be sponsoring an iPod Day fundraiser.  The money raised will be split between four very worthy causes:  a scholarship for a Grand Blanc High School senior, the Flint Children’s Museum, the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor, and a service dog for a young Grand Blanc girl.  For a donation of one dollar in homeroom, you will be allowed listening privileges during that day.  For a donation greater than ten dollars, you’ll be rewarded with a candy treat as well.  There will be some extra excitement for the teams that bring in the most money.  Remember, it’s not just about listening to music for a day… it’s about helping to make a difference!  Be The Change!
 
STAFF VS. STUDENTS BASKETBALL:  Make plans to attend our Staff vs. Students Basketball Game on Wednesday, March 4th.  Game time is 3:30 p.m. and admission is $3.  The game will last about one hour so make sure that your ride home is here no later than 4:30 p.m.
 
AFRICAN-AMERICAN QUIZ BOWL:  African-American Quiz Bowl meets will take place in the lecture hall from 3:20 p.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays:  February 26th, March 5th, and March 19th
 
DODGEBALL:  The annual West Middle School dodgeball tournament will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27th.

GRASP:  Any student interested in taking advantage of a nine-week correspondence program entitled GRASP (Grand Rapids Academic Summer Programs) should pick up an informational flier in the Main Office.  This program is geared for students in grades K-8 and helps them maintain reading and math skills over the summer.  It should take only about one hour per week to complete each weekly lesson.  The cost is $36 for one subject and $59 for both.  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, April 15th.
 
LITTLE LEAGUE:  Any boy or girl aged four to sixteen that is interested in playing Grand Blanc Little League Baseball this summer should pick up an informational flier in the Main Office.  Registration ends on Saturday, February 28th.
 
YOUTH SOFTBALL:  Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation will be offering spring and summer softball leagues for girls ages five through thirteen.  The spring league (for ages 5-9) begins April 13th and ends June 4th.  The summer league (for ages 9 through 13) begins May 18th and ends July 27th.  The cost to participate in either league is $83 and includes a full uniform.  For more information, please pick up a flier in the Main Office or visit www.gbparks.com.
 
QUIZ BOWL:  The WMS Quiz Bowl Team practices every Thursday from 3:15-4:30 p.m. unless it is a week with a competition.
 
SEVENTH GRADE BASKETBALL:  The seventh grade basketball team practices from 3:15-5:00 p.m. daily.  The coach is Mr. Dan Morey.
 
EIGHTH GRADE BASKETBALL:  The eighth grade basketball team practices from 3:18-5:30 p.m. daily.  The coach is Mr. Dave Thamm.
 
SWIMMING & DIVING:  The swim team practices daily at WEST High School until 5:30 p.m.  There is a bus that provides transportation to the high schools each day but the students are responsible for providing their own transportation home.  The swimming coaches are Mrs. Kelli Weber and Mr. Dan Command.  The diving coach is Mrs. Paula Douglas. 
 
CHESS CLUB:  Chess Club meets every Monday in Mrs. Rose’s room (126) from 3:15-4:15 p.m.  You must possess at least basic chess skills in order to attend.  Mrs. Sidebotham and Mr. Mucciante are the club sponsors.
 
DRAMA CLUB:  Meetings take place every Tuesday and Thursday from right after school until 5:00 p.m.  The director of this year’s production, Law & Order: Nursery Rhyme Unit, is Mrs. Jennifer Dellorso.
 
CHEERLEADING:  The cheerleading coaches are Mrs. Kerri Hesse and Mrs. Leslie Powell-Stratton.
 
POM  SQUAD:  Practices for the West Middle School pom squad will take place every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. for the remainder of the season.  The coach is Ms. Lauren Burtrum.
 
PARKS & REC LACROSSE:  Informational flyers regarding boys and girls lacrosse leagues sponsored by Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation are available in the Main Office.  Registration ends on Saturday, February 28th
 
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.
 
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.  Homework Help Hour 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. 
 
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.
 

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.