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West Lake Middle School's Arts Department and Career and Technical Education Department have come together to present an evening honoring West Lake Middle School students and displaying their talents. Come join us on Tuesday evening, December 10, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:00pm. There will be Art and CTE displays, Jazz Band and Chorus performances, and we will even have refreshments. Come out and have a good time and see what our WLMS students can do!
WLMS Fall 2013 Scholastic Book Fair
Nov 25 - 27 & Dec 2 - 9
Pajama Family Night is Dec 6th (6:30-8:30pm)
The Book Fair will be open each day from 7am-2:40pm
Please join us for Pajama Family Night at the Book Fair this Friday, Dec 6th from 6:30-8:30 in the media center! We'll have an insightful seminar for parents on internet safety presented by the Cary Police Department. Come dressed in your comfy PJ's and enjoy some hot chocolate and Christmas cookies while you shop. We have many popular novels, cook books, diaries, posters and fun novelty items for sale. Great ideas for Christmas gifts! Many teachers have wish lists posted and gift cards are also available.
All profits made from the Book Fair directly benefit our media center. Visit our website for more information.
WLMS Book Fair Website
December School Dance
The next school dance is Friday, December 13th from 6:30-9 PM in the gym. Download a dance permission for here, or pick up a form in the office.
"We Are Thankful for Our School" Donation Drive
The PTSA is kicking off a new program called "We Are Thankful for Our School" donation drive. This is not a fundraiser that sells any products, this is a donate only fundraiser. That means you can donate any amount you wish and if your company matches donations that can double your donation. For more information, click here.
Prospective Student Open House Dates
West Lake Middle School will host open houses for prospective students and parents on Jan. 7 and 28 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. The evenings will include a formal presentation held in the auditorium, question and answer period, and tours of the school.
Calling All Book Lovers!
Volunteers are needed for the PTSA Fall Book Fair: November 25 - December 9; 7:00am-2:40pm and on Family Night: Dec 6th, 6:30-8:00pm
Duties include helping students select books for purchase, straightening book shelves and taking inventory, running cash registers, and helping parents and students with wish lists.
Please visit the Book Fair website for more information and to sign up to volunteer, or you may contact the Book Fair chair, Kathryn O'Dekirk.
Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and decorating on 11/22 starting at 1:00pm, as well.
Scripps National Spelling Bee
The West Lake Spelling Bee Contest will be held on January 22, 2014 and the local Spelling Bee will be on March 15, 2014 at the Mckimmon Conference Center on the North Carolina State University campus.
The Scripps Spelling Bee Club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The Cost is $15.00 for a club tee-shirt and snacks. Please have your ride pick you up at 3:30.
Club Meeting Dates
Contact the club adviser Mrs. Price if you have questions.
Magnet & Application Schools Fair
The Magnet and Application Schools Fair was held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. The magnet application period will be January 28 - February 9, 2014.
We want to ensure that every WCPSS family is aware of their magnet middle and high school options including the early colleges, leadership academies and the new CTE high school. (Note - the early colleges, leadership academies and CTE high school require a pre-application that will be due on December 6, 2013. They must also participate in the magnet application.)
Home Base Parent Portal
The Home Base Parent Portal will go live for our school on Monday, August 19. This is the program that has replaced SPAN. If you have submitted the Home Base form, you may pick up your pass code from the front office starting on Monday. Please make sure to bring your photo ID. Our office hours are from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. If a student has parents who do not live at the same address, the pass code will be given to the parent whose address matches that of the student.
If you have not yet submitted the form for getting a HomeBase login, please choose an option below:
- If you can come to the school to present a photo ID, choose this form.
- If you cannot come to the school, you will need to have this form notarized and sent in with your child.
This process has had some issues, so if you are not able to log in, there will be instructions on the Home Base page that will tell you who to contact. These issues cannot be corrected at the school.
For more information about HomeBase, please click here.
Starting this Tuesday, a new way to help our students improve their math skills is coming to Trailer #3 at WLMS!!!! All grades and skill levels are welcome. Whether your student needs help or wants to advance their current skills, this is the place to be!!! 2 WLMS math teachers will be donating their time to provide their knowledge to assist our students. This will be a structured program, not a study hall type situation.
Get help with Math in the WLMS MATH LAB
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:30 - 4:30 in Trailer 3
ALL GRADES WELCOME!
For more information, please contact Mr. Stafford
K-12 Student Accident Insurance
Protect your child with student accident insurance. If you don't have other insurance, this student accident insurance is vital. If you have other insurance, student accident insurance can help with deductibles and copays.
- At-School Accident Insurance
- 24-Hour Accident Insurance
- Extended Dental
You can enroll online by going to http://www.studentinsurance-kk.com and clicking on the "Enroll Now" button.
- You can use the form that will be coming home with your child
- You may pick up a form at school
- You can print a form here: Student Accident Insurance Form
Dress Code/Electronics Policy
West Lake has a set of dress guidelines and we also follow the guidelines of WCPSS Board Policy number 1-5 which states "students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with an effective learning environment. Presenting a bodily appearance or wearing clothing which is disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive or obscene, or which endangers the health or safety of the student or others is prohibited."
In order to better serve our families, the WCPSS Transportation Department has created a centralized Customer Service Center. Visit the WCPSS Transportation website here.
New Student Registration
New student registrations are by appointment only. Please contact Consuelo Cabrera at 919-662-2920.
WLMS Spirit Wear Store
Get your Spirit Apparel here. Get Shirts, sweatshirts, caps, etc.
Interested in Volunteering in our Media Center?
Team Supply Lists and Team websites
All continuing volunteers approved for the 2010-2011 school year MUST reactivate as a volunteer no later October 31, 2012. Learn more here
Student Insurance Information
Our school/district has selected the Student Insurance Plan from K&K Insurance to make reliable coverage available to parents. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by visiting: www.studentlnsurance-kk.com.
EOG Score Interpretation
Learn the score correlations for each level and the description of Level 1-Level 4 performance