Welcome to West Lake

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WLMS Spirit Night is TONIGHT!

Thursday, May 28 2:30-9pm
Pelican’s SnoBalls
401 Mini Golf, & Driving Range
5715 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh
Mention WLMS
25% of proceeds go to PTSA Making a Difference in our School Technology Purchases


Yearbooks will be availabe for purchase on a first come-first served basis. The cost of the yearbooks is $35 and you can get them from Ms. L. Williams. Both cash and checks made out to WLMS are acceptable.
Yearbooks will be distributed to Track 1 students tomorrow. Tracks 2,3 & 4 will get their yearbooks on June 22. Track 2,3, & 4 students who purchase now will reserve a copy, but not get it until June 22.

NJHS Application Period Extended

For rising 8th graders - If you missed the application period for National Junior Honor Society, we are re-opening the Application period for a short period of time. click here for an application.

Remaining Winter Weather Make-Up Day

Saturday, May 30 is the final Winter Weather Make-Up day. Schools will operate on a normal weekday schedule. We WILL have a full day on Saturday. Come prepared for learning as classes will run on a normal schedule.

8th Grade Ceremonies

The 8th Grade End of Year Ceremonies will be held on the following dates and times.

  • Track 1: June 2nd at 8:30
  • Track 2: June 29th at 10:30
  • Track 3: June 29th at 8:30
  • Track 4: June 29th at 12:30

West Lake Remind

Get text messages from West Lake to keep you informed. Text @wlmsp to 81010.

National Junior Honor Society Inductees

2015-2016 Beginning of School Year Dates

  • Tracks 1, 2, & 3
    • July 6 - Walk Through
      • Track 1 at 1:00
      • Track 2 at 2:00
      • Track 3 at 3:00
    • July 16 - Open House 6:30-8:00
  • Track 4
    • July 23 - Walk Through 3:30
    • August 6 - Open House 6:30 - 8:00

West Lake Testing

Proctors needed for ACCESS, EOG, EOC and North Carolina Final Exams. The end of year testing which includes EOG, EOC, and NCFE are listed below by track.

  • Track 1                       May 18- May 28
  • Tracks 2, 3, and 4       June 16- June 23

If you are interested in proctoring for any or all of these tests, please contact the school at (919) 662-2900.

Who can proctor? Any WCPSS employee or volunteer who has successfully completed the volunteer application process and is 18 or over can proctor. You can complete the volunteer application at any WCPSS on Mondays - be sure to add West Lake to the list of schools where you are willing to volunteer. Proctors must attend a test administration training session and agree to fulfill the duties described to assure ethical and fair test administration. The only restriction is that you can't proctor on your child's grade and track.

Please contact the school if you can help us with our testing.

Calling All 8th Grade Parents

The 8th Grade Graduation Dance is in URGENT need of a Committee! Time is running out to put this event together. For detailed information, please visit the PTSA website or please email Barbara Koch.

School Tours

West Lake Middle School counselors will offer tours of our school for prospective students and parents on the following dates and times. We look forward to providing information about our school and to give prospective families a glimpse of the wonderful learning opportunities we offer. Also, the two new student orientation/registration nights will be held in March or April on dates to be determined. We are unable to provide private tours at other times so we encourage interested families to plan to attend one of these scheduled tours or orientation nights.

Tour Dates

One school tour date remains. The tour will begin at 9:00am in the front lobby of the school and will last approximately one hour. No registration is required.

  • Thursday, June 4

Earning Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

Under the state's new Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option, uniquely qualified students may 'test out' or bypass a course if they have already mastered the content.

The program provides another opportunity for students to learn new content, to challenge themselves with the next level of rigor in a subject, and even graduate early. This option is not designed to replace existing accelerated pathways, such as the Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program at WCPSS.

School Bus Information

This is a message from the Wake County Public School System for families at year-round schools who ride the bus.
Your student's school bus may serve both year round and traditional calendar schools.

You may notice your bus arrives a little later once traditional calendar schools open on Monday, August 25th.

We want you to know that arrival times will improve as traditional calendar school families become familiar with new routines. Please know that our ridership grows dramatically with the start of the traditional calendar schools and the steps we put in place this year are geared to improve efficiency and increase on-time delivery of students to school and home.

We provide Live Bus Updates online at www.wcpss.net/transportation. Choose your school to see news for your bus.

Thanks for your support of the Wake County Public School System.

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."

Dress Code, Cell Phones/Electronics, and Tardy Policies and Consequences

Student Accident Insurance

As a result of the low participation in our voluntary student accident insurance (less that 2% of student participation), enrollment forms will no longer be provided to each school for distribution. Please be advised that you can enroll your child effective July 1, 2014 in this Voluntary Student Accident Insurance coverage by completing the application and mailing your application and check to Bollinger for processing coverage. Your coverage will be effective the date you sign the application.

Effective August 1, 2014 you can enroll your child online at www.BollingerSchools.com. Student Accident Insurance options available for the 2014-15 school year include:

  • School Time Only (includes all sports except football)
  • 24 hour Only (includes all sports except football)
  • Football
  • Dental
  • Life

For More information, please visit the WCPSS StudentAccident Insurance page at http://www.wcpss.net/parents/insurance.html

If you have questions with the coverage or completing the application please contact: Doug Young, President, The Young Group at 919-846-9798.

If you have a claim, the form is available here.

WCPSS Transportation Website

WCPSS will put new practices into place for the 2014-15 school year with the goal of improving yellow bus service for families. Please refer to the WCPSS website for more information. Parents can also find out bus stop information by click on "What's Your Bus Stop".
Transportation Website

West Lake Middle School Testing

Per G.S. §115C-174.12(a)(4), all annual assessments of student achievement adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to G.S. §1125C-174.11(c)(1) and (3) all final exams for courses shall be administered within the final 10 instructional days of the school year for year-long courses and within the final five instructional days of the semester for semester courses. Click here to see the Wake County Year-Round Testing Calendar.

Home Base Parent Portal

The Home Base Parent Portal is your way to make sure you can keep up with how your child is doing in school. You can see grades, missed assignments, etc. You can come to the school to sign up. 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.

WLMS Spirit Wear Store

Get your Spirit Apparel here. Get Shirts, sweatshirts, caps, etc.

Interested in Volunteering in our Media Center?

Learn more here

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