WOMS Wolverine Newsletter

November 15, 2022

Mark Your Calendars

November 18 - Spirit Day - Chill Day and PJ Day!

November 21-22 - Student-led Conferences (through Advisory)

December 8 - Band Concert at 7:00 PM at Barlow HS

December 13 - PTC meeting at 6:30 PM

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Pajama Day Expectations

Pajama Day Expectations

Pajama Day will be on our school’s Chill day on November 18th.

All school dress code expectations will still apply on Pajama Day. Please make sure that pajamas are school appropriate.

Additionally, students should refrain from bringing pillows, blankets or stuffed animals on that day. Please leave these items at home.

If slippers are worn, they should have a solid sole, not soft sole.

Parent Teacher Conferences

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November 21 - 22

Update: Advisory Teachers are handling their own conference sign ups. If you have a question regarding your student's conference, please reach out to the Advisory teacher.

Parent Teacher Conferences are just around the corner and your student's Advisory teacher will be sending out a Parent Square sign up post on Wednesday, October 26th after school. Conferences will be student-led and can be done in-person or virtually. Conference times are first come, first served so everyone is encouraged to sign up early! If you have any questions, please reach out to the Advisory teacher or call the main office.
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2021-22 State Test Scores Now Available

The Oregon Department of Education recently released the state tests scores in reading and math for the 2021-22 school year.

Families can access the online state test score reports for their students by following the instructions linked below. The document below has instructions in both English and Spanish.

How To Access Your Individual Student Report - English & Spanish

Student Health Survey Coming in Soon

6th and 8th Grade

Student Health Survey: This is a reminder that the student health survey will open following the Thanksgiving Break. If you do not want to have your student participate, please return the opt out form that will be sent out by the 6th and 8th grade teacher who will be administering the survey. Please watch for a Parent Square post for more information.

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Boys Basketball

Update: Specific information and Important Dates can be found here: West Orient Basketball.

Schedule will be released soon and posted on our website. First games on Thursday, December 1st - 7th grade starts at 4:30 PM and 8th grade starts at 5:40 PM.

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Holiday Food Boxes

With the holidays quickly approaching, the Sunshine Division is offering food boxes for families in need. Please see the links below for more information:

Thanksgiving - English

Thanksgiving - Spanish

Holiday/December - English

Holiday/December - Spanish

West Orient Book Fair

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November 28 - December 2

We are looking for parent volunteers to support during the book fair. Please watch for a Parent Square post with dates/times to sign up!

More information can be found by following the link below:

West Orient Middle School Book Fair- Fall 2022

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Homework Club

Sign ups have begun

We are offering after school homework club from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday each week . Students need to sign up and turn in the permission form to participate. Busing will be available for those who need it. Homework club is a great way to stay caught up in classes and keep organized too. If you have any questions, please give us a call.
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Immunization Reminder

It’s that time of year to get your student up to date with their Required Immunizations for the 2022-2023 school year! Exclusion day is February 15th, 2023.

You can email your updated immunization records to Tamara Cochran at cochran20@gresham.k12.or.us. Feel free to contact the office for any questions at (503) 663-3323.

Yearbooks for 2022-23

You can pre-order a Yearbook for the 2022-2023 school year! It's a great way to capture the memories from the year. The cost is $15.00 and students will receive them on the last week of school!


Yearbook ID Code: 9883123

Get yours today! The deadline to pre-order is April 26th, 2023.

Contact the office at (503)663-3323 for any questions.

A few reminders for families

  • The rainy season has begun. We try our best to have recess outside whenever possible. Please be sure to send your student to school with a jacket or sweatshirt to help keep them warm and dry.
  • We will be sending home an 'at home' Covid test kit with each student free of charge.
  • If your student has medication needs during the school day, an adult is required to bring in the medication in the original container. Students may not transport medication themselves.
  • If your student plans to ride home on a different bus, please send a note with your student. The note must be turned in at the front office for approval at the beginning of the day.
  • Please make sure your student has money deposited in their lunch account. Free and reduced applications are available online or in our office. Breakfast is free for all students.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle to school each day.