Welcome To  West Middle School

8654 Homerich Ave SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
616.878.6500

 

BCWMS CALENDAR

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Upcoming Events

  • 25 Apr
    thru Apr 26
    • Hastings Jazz Festival
      Date: Apr 25 - Apr 26
      Calendar: Byron Center West Middle School
      Exact Time and Date TBA
  • 7 May
    • NJHS Meeting 7:25 AM to 7:55 AM
      NJHS Meeting
      Date: May 7
      Time: 7:25 AM to 7:55 AM
      Calendar: Byron Center West Middle School
  • 8 May
    • Musical Rehearsal 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Musical Rehearsal
      Date: May 8
      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Van Singel Fine Arts Center, 8500 Burlingame Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315, USA
      Calendar: Byron Center West Middle School
  • 9 May
    • 8th Grade Lewis and Clark Day
      Date: May 9
      Time: 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM
      Calendar: Byron Center West Middle School
    • Musical Rehearsal 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Musical Rehearsal
      Date: May 9
      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Van Singel Fine Arts Center, 8500 Burlingame Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315, USA
      Calendar: Byron Center West Middle School
  • 10 May
    • Meijer Garden Field Trip 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      Meijer Garden Field Trip
      Date: May 10
      Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      Location: Meijer Gardens, 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA
      Calendar: Byron Center West Middle School
  • 11 May
    • West Middle School Musical - Mulan Jr.
      Date: May 11
      Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
      Location: Van Singel Fine Arts Center, 8500 Burlingame Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315, USA
      Calendar: Byron Center West Middle School

WMS SPOTLIGHTS

Arts A La Mode
Bulldog Enhancement and Support Time Does your student need extra homework help? How about a quiet place to work on assignments? If so, please encourage your son/daughter to attend BEST (Bulldog Enhancement and Support Time)! BEST is offered on the following days in the Library: Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:20am-7:50am Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:50pm-3:20pm Students can check-in inside the Main Office and then head to the Library. If they are attending after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will need to arrange for a ride home as transportation is not provided. Please call the office at 878.6500 with any questions!

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

It's a great time to be a Bulldog!

As we head into our final marking period at West Middle School, we are looking forward to all of the fun activities and events that will be taking place.  We have some very important state assessments approaching as well, beginning on Tuesday, April 9th, with our 8th graders taking Michigan's state assessment for ELA and math, the PSAT 8/9.  Attendance is extremely important. Please communicate with our office if a planned absence will be taking place on the testing days. We will have makeup days available.

The following are the dates that our students will be taking the state assessments in each content area and grade-level at West:

8th Grade:
Tuesday, April 9th - PSAT 8/9 ELA and Math
Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 16th - M-STEP Science
Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd M-STEP Social Studies

7th Grade:
Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th - M-STEP ELA
Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th - M-STEP Math

We are excited to have the opportunity to have our students perform to the best of their ability on these assessments.  Everyone has been working extremely hard all year long, so this will be just one opportunity for our students to put that hard work into action.  The information we receive from these assessments is extremely valuable for future decisions for our school and district, as well as for your daughter and/or son with their path in education.   

Thank you to all of our parents and guardians for the continued communication to all of our teachers and staff.  This communication continues to provide for a safe environment for all of our students to come to school and maximize their potential. We have many activities going on, both in and out of the classroom, so please continue to reach out if you have any questions.

We will continue to to send out our weekly newsletter with updates, schedules, and any other pertinent information.  As always, I am committed to helping all of our students reach their potential, prepare for their high school years, and to continue to build their success story!

Go Bulldogs!

Jeff Wierzbicki, Principal