Welcome to West Lake

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Please wear orange on Wednesday as we show that we are United against bullying! Students who sign an anti-bullying pledge will receive a maroon lei to show support for the Wildcats as they play Fuquay Varina Middle School Wednesday afternoon.

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

All tours will begin at 9:00 am in the front lobby of the school and will last approximately one hour. No registration is required.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 3
  • Tuesday, January 20
  • Friday, January 30
  • Friday, March 6
  • Thursday, June 4

Digital Safety

Our school is educating students and parents about digital safety. We have a simple message borrowed from the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell Phone Communications -- Everything you do with your digital device is Public and Permanent. If we approach all use of digital devices with this digital consciousness, we will keep ourselves and our children safe. Please check out our Digital Safety page.

Town of Cary Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest

Demonstrate your commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by creating a poster with the theme "iTune Out Drugs" during Red Ribbon Week – October 23-31. Red Ribbons are worn during the week each year to remind us of the importance of a drug-free life-style and to show those needing support we are there for them.
The Town of Cary’s Police and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Departments coordinate this event as an opportunity to unify the Cary community through a visible commitment to empower youth to stay away from drugs. The top 5 representatives from each school will be notified and will be invited to attend a celebration November 5, 2014. Acknowledgement and prizes will be given, as well as a reception will follow.

Red Ribbon PosterContest Flyer

Magnet and Early College Fair

Visit with representatives from each k-12 magnet and Early College school.
Exp and your knowledge of educational options within the Wake County Public School System.

Magnet and Early College Fair
Saturday, November 1st 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Southeast Raleigh High School
Magnet Program Application

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.

MCHS Winter Wonders Holiday Craft & Vendors Fair

MCHS PTSA is hosting a holiday craft and vendor fair on 11/15 this year. They are looking for craftsmen and vendors from the community to participate. For more information, visit the Middle Creek PTSA website.

MCHS Winter Wonders Craft and Vendor Fair

If you have any questions, email Mandi Loftis

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 Schedule.

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.

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


Click here to log in to Home Base Parent Portal

Digital Safety

Student E-mail

Path Driver




Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

Middle School Unit Guides

Dance Permission Form

Print What You Like

Enrolling a New Student

The Arts at West Lake

National Geographic Space Timeline

Middle School Math Resource

Math Counts

Wildcat Newsletter

Band Information

WCPSS Year Round Calendar

Testing Calendar

WCPSS Traditional School Calendar