Westland Weekly Update for June 6

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THIS WEEK- The Week of June 6

8th Grade Trip to Smokey Glen Farm! On Monday, June 6th, our eighth graders head to Smokey Glen farm for a picnic and field day celebration.

MYP Exit Interviews- Our 8th grade exit interviews conclude on Tuesday, June 7th. Congrats to the students who rocked their interviews last week!

Looking Ahead to the Week of June 13

8th Grade Family Picnic- Families of 8th graders are invited to Westland on Monday, June 13 at 6 PM for a family picnic/photo opp!

Parent Meet and Greet- Our NAACP parent representative leaders invite you to a meet and greet in our courtyard on Tuesday, June 14. (see below)

8th Grade Promotion/Awards Ceremony- On Wednesday, June 15, 8th graders will have their promotion ceremony at school at 8:30 AM with students and staff in attendance. Parents may join for photos at 10 AM. (see below)

Last day of School- The last day of school is Friday, June 17. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM.

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Congrats to These Artists with Work on Display at the Mall

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8th Graders, Get Ready for Interviews!

8th Grade Families: In order for your child to be prepared for your MYP exit interview this week or next week they should do the following:

  • Check the MYP Exit Interview schedule here or in MyMCPS Classroom in their MYP Exit Interview Course so they know when their interview is scheduled.
  • Practice presenting their slides with a partner during STAR or at home with a family member. The more they practice, the more prepared they will feel.
  • Decide on a professional looking outfit that will make them feel confident and comfortable.
  • Charge their Chromebook the night before their interview.

Good luck to our phenomenal 8th graders! We're excited for them to rock these interviews!

Address Change?

If you are moving over the summer and will not be returning to Westland or your child will NOT be moving on to Bethesda Chevy Chase HS, please let our counseling office secretary know at Sara_A_Belott@mcpsmd.org.

Also, please update any new addresses with Ms. Belott (even if you are staying at Westland) as it is very important that we have current addresses in Synergy.

Deadline for Spirit Wear/PE Clothes extended to June 12

The online store is open until June 12.


8th Grade Celebration Events

Family Celebration/Picnic - Monday, June 13 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

  • Bring the family to Westland for an outdoor picnic and photo ops to celebrate your student's promotion to high school.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony - Wednesday, June 15 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

  • Students will participate in a ceremony in the cafeteria that will be LIVESTREAMED for family and friends.
  • Family may watch from Westland in designated classrooms from 8:30- 10:00 for convenient photo opportunities after the event.

~image credit Choong Deng Xiang/unsplash

STAR Lesson Archive

This week, students experienced a Leader in Me lesson and a lesson about Pride month.

~photo credit Steve Harvey

Calendar- New info in bold


  • Pride Month
  • M, 6/6- 8th grade Celebratory Trip to Smokey Glen Farm
  • Tu, 6/7- MYP 8th Grade Exit Interviews

  • NEW DATE- M, 6/13- 8th grade Family Picnic at 6 PM (was previously advertised as 6/14)
  • Tu, June 14- NAACP parents council meet and greet (WMS courtyard)
  • W, 6/15- Promotion/Awards Ceremony at Westland, 8:30 AM (students and staff only), Parents may join for photo opps at 10:00 AM
  • F, 6/17- Last Day of School for Students- Dismissal at 12:30 PM

  • M, 6/20- Juneteenth Holiday for MCPS

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