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Mid-winter break for Grand Blanc West Middle School will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11 and the building will close at this time. West Middle School will remain closed with school not in session on both Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15.  School will resume at its normal time on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.  

 
District Announcements
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
Future Bobcat Tennis Clinic
The program is on Saturday, February 27th at the Genesys Athletic Club.  The program will start at 6:00 pm and run until 8:30 pm.  All participants will receive a T-shirt, an evening of tennis instruction, games, drills, and pizza for $30.00.   Flyer and Registration Form
RESOURCE PARENT WORKSHOP
If you are the caregiver of a child that has experienced trauma, helpful workshops are offered by Genesee Health System, Child and Family Services.  These six-week classes will provide valuable information to help you deal with changes in behavior that interfere with learning and relationships.  Classes will be offered in the winter, spring, and fall of 2016, as well as in the winter of 2017.  There is no cost to attend but these classes are strictly for caregivers and childcare will not be provided.  For more information, please pick up a flyer in the West Middle School Counseling Office or call Katherine Boucha at (810) 496-5112.
LUNCH CHARGING POLICY
Grand Blanc students in grades six, seven, and eight may charge their lunch anytime they forget their lunch or lunch money.  They are required to repay the charge back on the next school day.  If a student has an outstanding charge, they will NOT be allowed to charge another lunch.  A small snack will be provided for your child instead.  Once the outstanding charge has been repaid, the student is free to charge again when necessary.  If you would like to see if your child has an outstanding charge, please check out your child's lunch account through the gblunch.com website.  If you have misplaced your login or password, please call Trish at (810) 591-6928.
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
MID-WINTER BREAK:  There will be no school for students or staff on Friday, February 12th, and Monday, February 15th.  Enjoy the long weekend!
 
PINK SHIRT DAY:  On Thursday, February 11th, everyone is asked to show their heart.  Please wear a pink shirt to show that you take a stand against bullying.  Show that you care about other students here at West.  In fact, you can even wear red since it will show you have a true heart for others. 
 
BELL-RINGER DAY:  On Thursday, February 11th, the WMS kitchen staff will be hosting another “Bell-Ringer Day.”  Timers will be placed at all cash registers during lunch time.  If you are at the register paying for your lunch when the timer goes off, you will win a Valentine’s Day treat. 
 
SOFTBALL:  Any seventh or eighth grade girl that is thinking about trying out for softball this spring should note that VOLUNTARY conditioning will begin on Tuesday, February 23rd.  Conditioning will take place every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6:30-7:30 a.m. in the gym and will be run by Coach Tom Whitt.  If you would like to attend any of the conditioning sessions, you must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2015 on file in the Main Office. 
 
SUMMER SCHOOLEighth grade students that want to take summer school classes at the high school should pick up a registration form in the West Middle School Counseling Office or online at the high school’s website.  (Just click on the “Summer School” link.)  If you are interested in Health/PE classes, you must have the form signed by a counselor and then take the form to HS EAST along with payment. The high school has a computer set up to accept “Pay Schools.” Otherwise, money orders and cash are accepted in the office.
 
8th GRADE STUDENTSCourse request sheets are due to your homeroom teacher by Thursday, February 11th.  If you do not return the course request sheet by that date, your counselor will select your elective classes for you.
 
FRONTLINE:  This after-school Christian youth club meets every Thursday from 3:15-4:00 p.m. in room 227. 
 
CHESS CLUB:  Chess Club takes place every Monday in Mrs. Rose’s room (126) from 3:15-4:15 p.m.  Students in all grades are welcome but you must have at least some basic knowledge of how to play the game.
 
STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will next meet on Wednesday, February 17th, at 7:30 a.m. in room 135.
 
POM:  The pom squad practices daily from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  The coach is Ms. Kristen Kelly. 
 
BASKETBALL:  Practices for the seventh and eighth grade basketball teams take place daily from 3:15-5:00 p.m.  The seventh grade coach is Mr. Dan Morey and the eighth grade coach is Mr. Larry Harris. 
 
CHEERLEADING:  The seventh grade cheerleading coach is Ms. Kina Hetherington and the eighth grade coach is Mrs. Leslie Powell-Stratton. 
 
SWIM & DIVE TEAM:  Practices take place daily at West High School and end at 5:30 p.m.  The swim coaches are Mr. Dan Command and Mrs. Kelli Weber.  The diving coach is Mrs. Paula Douglas.
 
DRAMA CLUB:  The West Middle School Drama Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in the cafetorium.  This year’s production will be The Princess King and the director is Mrs. Jennifer Dellorso.
 
SOLO SINGING CLASS:  Mrs. Stockton holds solo singing classes on Wednesdays, after school, in the choir room (155) until   4:00 p.m. 
 
SPANISH LAB:  Mrs. Casper will host Spanish Lab every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:00 a.m. in room 113.  You must come with specific questions or something on which to work.
 
QUIZ BOWL:  The Quiz Bowl team practices EVERY Thursday after school from 3:15-4:30 p.m. in room 125.
 
HOMEWORK HELP HOUR:  Homework Help Hour takes place in the library from 3:10-4:10 p.m. every Wednesday. 
 
PARKS & REC SOFTBALL:  Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation will be offering several different softball leagues this spring for girls ages 5-13.  An informational flyer is available in the Main Office.  You may also get complete details at www.gbparks.com
 
GRAND BLANC LITTLE LEAGUE: Grand Blanc Little League offers several different baseball leagues for boys ages 4-16.  Registration is already underway for some of these leagues with others slated to begin soon.  For complete information, please visit www.grandblancittleleague.com or pick up a flyer in the Main Office.
 

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.