Middle School West Week in Review

January 13, 2023

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West Calendar

1/13/23 TSA Dance from 7-9pm

1/16/23 No School - MLK, Jr. Day

1/17/23 Road Warriors begins

1/20/23 and 1/27/23 NPFH activity - cyberbullying prevention with Officer Perez

1/24/23 Program of Studies presentation for 8th graders during period 10

1/25/23 Early Dismissal at 11:35am

1/25/23 NPFH activity - autism awareness

1/26/23 BASH scheduling info meeting for current 8th grade families - 7pm at BASH auditorium

New Information and Updates:

Yearbook deadline is tomorrow!

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Our West Spelling Bee Results!

We had one of our largest pool of participants in recent years for our West spelling bee! Congratulations to our champion, Declan Smith,and our runner up, Abby Smythe. Our champion has been invited to participate at the regional spelling bee in the Lehigh Valley next month.
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Souper Bowl of Caring

Mrs. Stamm's Trimester 1 sixth graders made and donated 12 ceramic bowls to Opportunity House’s Souper Bowl of Caring. This event raises money for the Opportunity House in Reading, whose mission is to empower people to improve their lives, and assists homeless people and those facing hard times.

Souper Bowl is an annual event where local restaurants create a soup and attendees purchase one of the hand made bowls and get to try up to 30 different soups. Voting takes place at the end of the tasting and one restaurant gets the bragging rights as this year’s Best Soup.

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Notes form the Nurse

Please see our monthly tips from our West nurse. It has come to our attention that there was an inaccurate rumor circulating on social media this week claiming that we are experiencing a lice outbreak at West. That is not true. However, this is the time of year that schools typically experience an increase in incidences of a variety of conditions, including lice. Therefore, some information on lice prevention is included below.
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Repeated Information and Reminders:

TSA Dance on January 13

Our next dance is coming up on Friday, January 13 from 7-9pm. Details can be found below. Proceeds benefit for our Technology Student Association as they prepare for state competition.

BASH Program of Studies Info for Rising 9th Graders

Attention 8th grade families! The scheduling process for high school begins during the month of January. On the evening of January 26, there will be a Program of Studies presentation for current 8th graders and their guardians in the BASH new Auditorium at 7pm. This presentation will explain some of the aspects of course selection for high school. The presentation will also be available via Zoom for those interested in viewing from home:

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Student Council Fundraiser for Mont. Co. SPCA

West Student Council is conducting a fundraiser to benefit the care of the animals at the Montgomery County SPCA. Student Council will be selling Jibbitz, those cute charms that students wear on their Crocs. See below for more details from Student Council.
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West Road Warriors is starting soon!

Please check out the info below for West Road Warriors. This is a great opportunity for students and staff alike to get some exercise and enjoy each other's company over the next few months.
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Winter Sports

Our winter sports are in full gear. We look forward to great seasons! Spectators will be admitted to the gym entrance 15 minutes prior to the start of games or matches. Students are reminded that they must be accompanied by an adult in order to attend sporting events.

Winter Sports Schedule

No Place for Hate

Middle School West continues to participate as a No Place for Hate school. Our next school-wide activity is our autism awareness lessons paired with the movie, Temple Grandin. Students will be viewing the film on January 25 (new date) and completing a variety of lessons to promote autism awareness, appreciation, and acceptance.

MackinVIA- Free eBooks & Audiobooks for Students!

Just a reminder that MSW is a member of the MackinVIA Connected Library Consortium. This allows our students to access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks from anywhere they have internet access.

The MackinVIA app can be downloaded on phones and tablets, or you can use the website on any desktop computer/laptop/Chromebook (www.mackinvia.com). Students simply login using their BASD username and password.

An entire new year’s worth of titles were added to MackinVIA last week. This brings us to 1,412 total ebooks and 831 audiobooks.

Email Mrs. Palopoli (spalopoli@boyertownasd.org) if you have any questions.

School Meals

The federal government has discontinued free breakfast and lunch for all. Families who wish to apply for free or reduced meals can find the application here: https://www.schoolcafe.com/

Governor Wolf has instituted free breakfast for all students for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year.