Welcome to West Lake
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The next 3 make-up days are Saturday, March 8, Saturday, April 26 and Saturday May 3.
Saturday March 8th make-up day has been canceled due to icy roads. We'll post the make-up day when we find out.
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.
Rising 6th Grade Registration Open Houses Date AND Track changes
Parents, please make a note of the following changes for the 6th grade registration Open Houses:
Tracks 3 & 4 - March 18 - 6:30 - 8:00pm
Tracks 1 & 2 - April 8 - 6:30 - 8:00pm
General middle school information, opportunities to learn more about elective offerings and tour the building.
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. Online sales will end without notice, so please order quickly!
Order Number (new sale) 10561
High School Parent Information Nights
Tracks 1 & 4 - Feb. 25 - 6:30 - 8:00pm
Tracks 2 & 3 - March 11 - 6:30 - 8:00pm
General high school information will be discussed including high school registration process and deadlines. This same information will be presented to all 8th grade students and the powerpoint will be available following the Feb. 25 date on the guidance site.
Picture Day for 6/1 students only will be on 4/2/14. If you are having individual pictures made, you will not need to bring any money. If you want to have buddy pictures made, you will need to bring $10 to give to the photographer on February 28.
The drama club is presenting the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 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.
April schedule is not complete at this time.
Performance on May 1 and May 2.
West Lake Middle School Science Olympiad Team
West Lake's Science Olympiad made a GREAT showing at competition on Saturday, Feb 8th. The team was 8th place over all.
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Congratulations to our first WLMS Spelling Bee Champion: Megan Assante Megan will represent our school in the local competition on March 15, 2014 at the Mckimmon Center.
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."
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.
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?
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