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Welcome to Grand Blanc West Middle School!  We are dedicated to inspiring all of our students to live their lives with integrity, perseverance, responsibility, respect and empathy.  Success is our only option!

The McGrath repairs passed both state inspections today (fire and electrical) so, McGrath Elementary will be in session on Tuesday, October 21.
West Middle School Announcements
The Be The Change Group at WMS will be getting the word out to students and staff next week for our first really BIG…
PINK OUT! on Friday, 10/24
We want to highlight and support two issues we care deeply about.  One, is that October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we wear pink to take a stand against bullying.  Second, it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we wear pink to honor our mothers, sisters, grandmothers and friends who fight breast cancer. 
We will be doing a count on Friday during homeroom to honor the grade level which has the most students and staff wearing pink!!!!!  Let’s cover this school in pink next Friday!!!!!  Challenge your friends and yourself!  Support these great causes!

Are you an engineer?
Do you know someone who is?
The GBWMS Future City team is seeking an engineer to mentor our team. We meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:15-5:30 from September to late January when we take our completed project to competition. The engineer would be welcome any/all days, but at least once a week for an hour would be most helpful. (We are looking for a few more students also!!)
Please contact Marilyn Sidebotham (room 125) at 591-7567 for more information or to sign up!
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.  We hope that this will be an enriching experience in the sciences for some of our students.   We are seeking assistance with two things.  First, if you are a parent/guardian who has an engineering or techinical background and have 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.  Second, we also must seek sponsorships to build our robot and our program.  If you own or know of a firm that might like to invest in young students and support this venture, we would appreciate sponsorships.  If you are an individual who believes in this venture and wishes to make a donation to the program, we gladly and gratefully welcome your support!
West Midddle School Daily Announcements
LATE START DAYWednesday, October 22nd, will be a Late Start Day for all schools in the district.  The doors to West Middle School will open at 10:15 a.m. and homeroom will begin at 10:30 a.m.  If you ride a bus to school, you will be picked up at your bus stop two hours and twenty minutes later than normal.  For those of you that eat breakfast at school, only cold foods will be served this morning.
FUNAPALOOZA!:  Teams 1 and 2 are sponsoring the first Funapalooza! of the school year on Friday, October 24th.  It will take place from 3:15-5:15 p.m.  The cost of admission is $5 with snacks and beverages being sold for an additional amount.  Funapalooza! activities include an open gym, inflatables in the lecture hall, dancing in the cafetorium, and a fun-filled good time for everyone.
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:  Any sixth or seventh grade boy or girl interested in participating in a 5-on-5 basketball tournament should pick up a registration form in the Main Office.  The tournament will take place on Thursday, October 23rd, from 3:10-5:30 p.m. here at West Middle School.  The cost to participate is just $6 and that includes two slices of pizza and pop.  The tournament will be limited to the first forty students that turn in their money and permission slip.  Any additional players will be put on a wait list.  The teams will be created by adults and “balanced” as much as possible in terms of boys and girls and ability level.  There will be no refunds should you change your mind.  All students will play a minimum of two games and a maximum of four.
VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS:  Tryouts for the seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams will take place on Monday, October 27th, Tuesday, October 28th, and Wednesday, October 29th, from 3:15-5:00 p.m.  You must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2014 on file in the Main Office in order to try out. 
WRESTLING:  Conditioning for the wrestling team will take place in the gym from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23rd.   Wear shorts, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes for the first day.  There will be no practice on Friday, October 24th.  Daily practices will begin on Monday, October 27th, in the cafetorium from 3:15-5:00 p.m.  There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, October 29th, immediately following practice.  Sixth graders are welcome to join the team but will not be allowed to compete at wrestling meets.  You must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2014 on file in the Main Office in order to participate.  The coaches are Mr. Gregg Mulholland (room 107) and Mr. Chris Dellorso.
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.
PARKS & REC BASKETBALL:  Any seventh or eighth grade boy interested in playing basketball for Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation should pick up an informational flyer in the Main Office.  The cost is $87 if you register before October 24th and $102 if you register between October 24th and October 31st.  Practices begin the first week of November and games start on November 10th.  For more information and to register, visit www.gbparks.com.
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 to work on.
ROBOTICS:  The West Middle School robotics club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in room 108.  The sponsors are Mrs. Jennifer Kent-Bryant and Mr. Mike Munley.
FUTURE CITY:  Future City meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in room 125 from 3:15-5:30 p.m.  The sponsor is Mrs. Marilyn Sidebotham. 
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.
SEVENTH GRADE FOOTBALL:  Daily practices take place from 3:25-5:25 p.m.  The seventh grade coaches are Mr. Therman Lusane and Mr. Steve Miller. 
EIGHTH GRADE FOOTBALL:  Daily practices take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  The eighth grade coaches are Mr. Patrick Mullaly and Mr. Phil Parker.
SEVENTH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Daily practices take place from 3:15-5:00 p.m.  The seventh grade coach is Mr. Dave Thamm.
EIGHTH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Daily practices take place from 3:15-5:00 p.m.   The eighth grade coach is Ms. Kara Chiano.
CHEERLEADING:  The cheerleading coaches are Mrs. Kerri Hesse and Ms. Leslie Powell-Stratton.
POM:  The pom coach is Ms. Lauren Burtrum.
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.

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.