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Academic Achievement Ceremony

We need volunteers ! Please note that these ceremonies can not exist without strong volunteer involvement and even if your child is attending, there are opportunities that exist before and after the ceremony; you don’t have to miss the ceremony. Sign up here! Volunteer Sign Up (contact Barbara Koch directly to sign up for the 8/4 ceremony, it is not listed on the Sign Up Genius)

Any student who achieved an A or AB report card for academic Quarters 1, 2 or 3 ( one OR a combination thereof) will be invited to attend the AAC’s. The Diligent Double Dozen and Special Recognition students will also be invited to this event.

When : Track 3 (April 22) - Track 2 (April 23) - Track 1 (April 25) - Track 8/4 (May 2) - Track 6/4 & 7/4 (May 13)
Where: WLM Auditorium
Time: 8:15 – 9:30 (Seating for parents / guardians will begin at 8:05 a.m.)
Invitations: Distribution the week of April 7th, 2014 & the week of April 21st, 2014

Due to the high number of students, each family is being asked to donate 1 dozen doughnuts/pastries towards the reception after the ceremony. No outside donations will be provided this year so it is very important that everyone participate. These should be sent to the school front office the day before your relevant ceremony OR can be collected at the door the morning of the ceremony by a ceremony volunteer.

Beginning of the 2014-15 School Year dates:

Walk-Through Dates (Students: pick up your schedule and locate your classrooms)

  • July 3
    • Track 1 - 1:00
    • Track 2 - 2:00
    • Track 3 - 3:00
  • July 24
    • Track 4 - 2:45
  • First Day of School
    • July 7 - Tracks 1, 2 and 3
    • July 28 - Track 4
  • Open House Dates (Parents: meet your child's teachers)
    • July 17 - 6:30 - 8:00 - Tracks 1, 2 and 3
    • August 7 - 6:30 - 8:00 - Track 4
  • School Tour Dates
    • Tuesday, May 6th at 9:00
    • Tuesday, June 3rd at 9:00

Drama Club

The drama club is presenting the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.Click here for more information.

The cast will be:

Dorothy - Michaela Cash
The Wicked Witch of the North - Makenzie Mendler
Scarecrow - Aaliyah Johnson
Cowardly Lion - Kamali Padilla
Tin Woodsman - Hannah Jablonski
The Guardian - Caroline O'Dekirk
The Wizard of Oz - Aaron Sugarman
The Wicked Witch of the West - Bethany Saha
Glinda the Good Witch - Mariana Pearson
Munchkins - Perry Elkins, Lauren Clark, Elizabeth Morley

See meeting schedule on Calendar.

Makeup Days

Saturday, April 26 - Track 1 Track 2, and Track 4 students
Saturday May 3 - Track 1 Track 2, and Track 4 students

As always, please pay attention to forecasts and closings/delays posted by local news and WCPSS themselves. If you wish to receive email notifications of closings and delays, please sign up.
To see all Wake County Make-Up Days, click here.


LAST CALL to purchase your 2013-2014 West Lake Middle School Yearbook! The price, which has not increased in 5 years is $35 and guarantees your student will receive a yearbook. This year we will not be ordering as many extra books as previous years. Cash sales after the yearbooks arrive will be very limited or may not happen at all. The only way to make sure you get a yearbook is to place an order today. The deadline for Name-stamped yearbooks has ended, and online sales will end without notice, so please order quickly!


Order Number (new sale) 10561

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 Schedule.

West Lake Middle School testing of End of Grade, NC Final Exams (ie MSLs), Extend 1 or 2, EOC, including make ups for absent students, will occur only during the following dates:

Track 1: May 16 to May 30
Tracks 2, 3, 4: June 16 to June 27

"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.

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

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.

Transportation questions?

In order to better serve our families, the WCPSS Transportation Department has created a centralized Customer Service Center. Visit the WCPSS Transportation website here. Or you can call 919-805-3030.

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?

Learn more here

Team Supply Lists and Team websites


EOG Score Interpretation

Learn the score correlations for each level and the description of Level 1-Level 4 performance

Click here to log in to Home Base Parent Portal

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Enrolling a New Student

The Arts at West Lake

National Geographic Space Timeline

Middle School Math Resource

Math Counts

Wildcat Newsletter

Band Information

Dance Permission Form

WLMS Talent Show

WCPSS Year Round Calendar

Testing Calendar

WCPSS Traditional School Calendar