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Wednesday, November 26th is a half day of school.á West Middle School students will be released at 11:34 a.m. and the building will officially close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 4:00 p.m. We would like to wish all of our families, students, teachers and staff members a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
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West Middle School Announcements
SCHOOL BREAKFAST
We encourage all students to eat a nutritious breakfast which will prepare them for their school day.á Research shows that students who eat breakfast score better on standardized tests, improve academic achievement, have fewer health issues, and behave better in class.á A school breakfast can provide peace of mind for parents who are often rushed in the morning trying to send children off to school.á ALL STUDENTS are eligible to participate in the school breakfast program.á If your child walks, takes a bus, or arrives to school by car, they may still have breakfast at school.á If your child receives a free or reduced price lunch, they also receive a free or reduced price breakfast.á There is no extra paperwork required.á Please call your kitchen staff with any questions.á Kitchen phone numbers are located on the back side of each monthly menu.á School breakfasts costs $1.60 and reduced price breakfasts cost 30 cents.á Free breakfasts are, obviously, free!
WMS ROBOTICS
Dear Parents and Guardians of West Middle School students:

We are fortunate to have start-up funds to begin a middle school level robotics programs at WMS in the fall.á We hope that this will be an enriching experience in the sciences for some of our students.áá We are seeking assistance with two things.á First, if you are a parent/guardian who has an engineering or techinical background andáhave an interest in providing some mentoring to young students, please send your name to Mr. Mike Munley or Mrs. Jennifer Kent-Bryant so that we might include your expertise as we start the program next fall.á Second, we also must seek sponsorships to build our robot and our program.á If youáown or know of a firm that might like to invest in young students and support this venture, we would appreciate sponsorships.á If you are an individual who believes in this venture andáwishes to make a donation to the program, we gladly and gratefully welcome your support!
West Midddle School Daily Announcements
THANKSGIVING:á West Middle School will close for our Thanksgiving break at 11:34 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26th.á School will resume on Monday, December 1st.á The building will be completely closed during the holiday break so make sure that you take everything that you may need with you when you are dismissed on the twenty-sixth.
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QUIZ BOWL:á Are you especially good in math?á Do you read a lot?á Do you have a brain filled with trivia and other factual information?á If so, please come to the Quiz Bowl tryouts to be held on Thursday, November 20th, in room 125, from 3:15-4:00 p.m.á Students in grades six, seven, and eight are welcomed and encouraged to come.á Once established, the Quiz Bowl team will have practices on Thursdays from December 4th through the end of January.á Starting in February, actual matches between WMS and other middle schools will begin.á If you cannot attend tryouts on November 20th, please see Mrs. Sidebotham for an alternate date and time to answer the tryout questions.
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PARKS & REC:á Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation is offering several different basketball programs for kids as young as three years old up to those in grade six.á They are also offering basketball cheerleading for girls in grades one through six.á All of these programs will begin in mid-January and end in February.á For more information, please pick up a flyer in the Main Office, visit www.gbparks.com, or call 694-0101.
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VOLLEYBALLDaily practices take place from 3:15-5:00 p.m.á The seventh grade coach is Ms. Kimm Briones and the eighth grade coach is Mrs. Lauren Talsma.
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WRESTLING:á Daily practices take place in the cafetorium from 3:15-5:00 p.m.á The coaches are Mr. Gregg Mulholland and Mr. Chris Dellorso.á
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HOMEWORK HELP HOUR:á Homework Help Hour takes place every Wednesday in the library from 3:10-4:10 p.m.á Homework Help Hour is for those students that would like a quiet place to work and for those that need help with any subject.á Homework Help Hour is not a social hour nor a place to kill time.á You must come with something specific to work on and you must stay the entire hour.
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SPANISH LAB:á Mrs. Casper will be offering her help with Spanish every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in room 113.á You must come with specific questions or materials to work on.
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ROBOTICS:á The West Middle School robotics club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in room 108.á The sponsors are Mrs. Jennifer Kent-Bryant and Mr. Mike Munley.
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FUTURE CITY:á Future City meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in room 125 from 3:15-5:30 p.m.á The sponsor is Mrs. Marilyn Sidebotham.á
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YEARBOOK CLUB:á The West Middle School Yearbook Club meets in room 108 every Monday from 3:10-4:10 p.m.á The editors are Mr. Mike Munley and Mr. Gregg Mulholland.
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3M Cloud Library eBooks

Reading at GBCS goes mobile.

The GBCS Library Program introduces eBooks.á Students can now discover, borrow, and read books from the library on personal devices at home or on the go from nearly anywhere.á Instructions and compatibility information is located on the West MS Library website.


WMS Annual Education Report
Please clickáHERE to read the Annual Education Report which provides key information on the 2013-14 educational progress of the West Middle School.