Welcome to West for all incoming 5th and 6th Graders!

    Fifth & Sixth Grade Visitation

    Recently the fifth and 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 fifth and sixth grade make a smooth transition into the West community.
    Meet Our 6th Grade Teams 
    Meet Our 7th Grade Teams 
      Pride Team Letter

    Important Dates

    • New Student Days: Thursday, August 17th 1:00-3:00 PM; Tuesday, August 22th 9:00- 11:00 AM
    • 6th & 7th Grade Orientation - Thursday, August 24th Gr. 6 - 6:30 PM Gr. 7 - 7:30 PM
    • 6th Grade Fun Night - Thursday, September 7th, 6:30 PM
    • 7th Grade Fun Night  - Tuesday, September 12th 6:30 PM
    • 6th Grade Team Building Day - Friday, September 15th - School Day
    • 7th Grade Team Building Day - Wednesday, September 20th - School Day
    • 6th Grade Back to School Night - Wednesday, September 27th 7:00PM
    • 7th & 8th Grade Back to School Night - Thursday, September 28th 7:00 PM
    • Parent Conferences: Wednesday, November 15th 5:30-8:30 PM; Monday, November 20th 1:00-3:00 PM; Tuesday, November 21th 1:00-3:00 PM; Wednesday, January 31st 5:30-8:30
    Bear Ambassador Program

    The Bear Ambassador program allows sixth and 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 eighth graders who lead the sixth and 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 sixth and seventh grade year!