Welcome to West for all incoming 5th Graders!

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    Fifth Grade Visitation

    Recently the fifth and sixth grade students visited Middle School West 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 fifth grade make a smooth transition into the West community.
     
    Meet Our 6th Grade Teams 
     
     

    2018-19 Important Dates

    • New Student Days: Thursday, August 16th 9:00-11:00 AM; Tuesday, August 21st 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    • 6th Grade Orientation - Wednesday, August 22nd 6:00 - 6:30 PM
    • 6th Grade Fun Night - Thursday, September 6th, 6:30 PM
    • 6th Grade Team Building Day - Friday, September 14th - School Day
    • 6th Grade Back to School Night - Wednesday, September 26th 6:30 PM
    • Parent Conferences: Wednesday, November 14th 5:30-8:30 PM; Wednesday, January 30th 5:30-8:30
     
    Bear Ambassador Program

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

    Six-Day Cycle

    In Middle 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 sixth grade year!