Welcome to West for all incoming 6th Graders!

Sixth Grade Visitation

Recently the sixth grade students visited West JHS for our annual concert and tour. They arrived at about 9:00 and were treated to a concert with our orchestra, show choir and concert band. All three groups did a great job and gave a sneak preview of what to expect for our upcoming spring concerts. The concert was followed by a tour of our school which was given by next year’s Bear Ambassadors. This visit is part of many steps we take to help the sixth grade make a smooth transition into the West community.
Meet Our 7th Grade Teams 
  Pride Team Letter  

Important Dates

  • New Student Days: Thursday, August 13th 1:00-3:00 PM; Tuesday, August 18th 9:00- 11:00 AM
  • 7th Grade Orientation - Thursday, August 27th 7:00 PM
  • 7th Grade Fun Night  - Wednesday, September 9th 6:30 PM
  • 7th Grade Team Building Day - Wednesday, September 16th
  • Back to School Night - Thursday, October 1st 7:00 PM
  • Parent Conferences: Wednesday, November 18th 5:30-8:30 PM; Tuesday, November 24th 5:30-8:30 PM
Bear Ambassador Program

The Bear Ambassador program allows seventh grade students to become better acquainted with their school, fellow students, and themselves through a series of activities, events, and experiences throughout seventh grade. The Bear Ambassadors are a select group of ninth graders who lead seventh graders in many activities throughout the year. The ambassadors are chosen for their leadership, character, and school spirit.

Six-Day Cycle

In Junior High School, students are scheduled for classes within a six-day cycle. Rather than scheduling certain classes for Monday and Thursday each week, a 2 periods/cycle class may be scheduled for “days 2 and 5” or “days 3 and 6”, and a 3 periods/cycle class may be scheduled for “days 1, 3, and 5”. In the event of a school closing (e.g. snow day), the scheduled number day is lost and we move to the next number in the cycle.

We hope that all new students have a great seventh grade year!