Welcome to West Lake


This PTSA sponsored event will see that all students who made “A” or “AB” Honor Roll for the 2nd quarter of this school year are invited to attend the first WLM Honor Roll Social Hour. There will be music, dancing, games, and a photo-booth and absolutely no textbooks or studying will be allowed! Honor Roll Students will be receiving a general invitation letter a few days before the event which will provide further details.

Honor Roll families are being asked to please donate 1 dozen cookies and/or 1/2 dozen small water bottles. Donations should be handed in no later than Jan. 31st for Feb. 1st and Feb. 7th for Feb. 8Th at the front office and will be enormously appreciated. Limited funds have prevented us from purchasing these items and we need your help to feed our 500, always hungry, achievers!

Track 1 & 2 - Feb. 1 (1:15 – 2:15 / volunteers to arrive at 12:30pm)

Track 3 & 4 - Feb. 8 (10:45 – 11:45 / volunteers to arrive at 10:00am – early release day)

Volunteers are still needed for this event - please contact Barbara Koch for further information.


Parent Academy/Academia de Padres - Free Classes/Clases Gratis

The Winter/Spring Parent Academies begin January 15, 2013. We are very excited to offer a variety of workshops presented by the WCPSS subject matter experts (see attachments). The objective is to provide parents with the tools needed to support their children's academic and social success. These workshops are free to WCPSS parents, and free child care for children ages 4-13 years old will be provided. Topics, presented in English and Spanish include:

  • Understanding Common Core and Essential Standards
  • Technology Tips for Academic Success
  • Planning your Pathway to College and Beyond
  • Supporting Health and Nutrition at Home
  • K-12 Assessments
  • Transitioning from Elementary to Middle and from Middle to High School
  • Keeping Children Safe in School
  • Is Life in the Digital World Useful or Dangerous
  • Preparing your Child for the EOG
  • Identify and Protect Your Child Against Bullying

Parent Academy/Academia de Padres
Free Classes/Clases Gratis


Order your WLMS Yearbook online

Pre-Order price is still only $35. Pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee a student will be able to purchase a 2012-2013 WLMS Yearbook!

Click here for more information.



Transportation questions? Call the Transportation Customer Service Center

In order to better serve our families, the WCPSS Transportation Department has created a centralized Customer Service Center.

Beginning Monday, September 24, WCPSS parents from any school transportation district may dial (919) 856-7890 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to reach a customer service representative.

In addition to calling the Customer Service Center, parents may continue to contact transportation by filling out our online feedback form, or emailing transportation@wcpss.net with the school name, student’s route number (indicate morning or afternoon), bus stop, student’s first and last name and parent’s daytime contact information.

To request a new stop, parents may continue to use our current stop request form.

2012-2013 Testing calendar

Before making plans to be out of town during Track-in times, please check the 2012-2013 Testing Calendar.

West Lake Middle School's Got Talent!

The "West Lake Middle School's Got Talent!" show will be held earlier this year: Feb 22, 2013. Click here for more information about auditions.

Student Recognitions

STUDENT RECOGNITIONS would like to welcome back all students to the 2012/13 year! For all matters concerning recognition of Honor Roll, Incentives, Academic Achievement Ceremonies, volunteer opportunities, etc. please be sure to click here now and through-out the year.

Does West Lake Have a Dress Code?

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

PTSA Newsletter

The September 2012 Wildcat Newsletter is now available.

2012 September Newsletter

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


Volunteer Information

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

C.A.T. - Curriculum Advancement Time

Enrolling a New Student

The Arts at West Lake

Math Counts

Wildcat Newsletter

Band Information

WCPSS Year Round Calendar

Testing Calendar

WCPSS Traditional School Calendar