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Principal's Message

June 2, 2023

Dear Westlake Middle School Families,

Whether it is at the National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony or the great learning environment in classrooms every day, it is great to see and celebrate:

  • Academic achievement rooted in a dynamic, learner-centered environment
  • Kindness, respect, civility, and empathy that direct words and actions
  • Deep levels of active engagement and collaboration among students, staff, parents, and community members
  • The voices and perspectives of all stakeholders
  • Tenacity in the pursuit of growth and continuous improvement

We appreciate everyone for amplifying our values.

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Important New Information

National Junior Honor Society and Other Recognitions

Thank you to Diana Jativa, our NJHS Advisor, for all of your hard work in joining and facilitating a year's worth of work to get us to a great ceremony. Thank you to our Building Leadership Team Members for the cumulative work over the past years to diversify the way we recognize achievement and growth with NJHS, Principal's List, Honor Roll, and On-A-Roll.

A Special Thank You

Thank you to Maria Slippen for capturing our concerts and ceremonies. You're always there and the pictures are perfect!

NOTE CHANGE OF DATE - June 12th - Community Leader Project Celebration Night

8th Graders have completed their Community Leader Project and are in the process of presenting their projects to their supervisor and classmates. As a culminating activity for the hard work your son/daughter has put into their project, there will be a Celebration Night on June 12th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the middle school. All CLP students are required to attend the Celebration Night.

Upcoming Dates

May 23rd and June 5th - 8th Grade Science Exam

Students not taking the Living Environment Regents will take the 8th Grade New York State Science Exam.

  • May 23rd - Performance Component
  • June 5th - Written Component

June - End of Year Schedule

June 14th - June 22nd are early dismissal days for all students.

Students are dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

June 14th:

  • 7th Grade Field Day
  • Living Environment Regents in the afternoon

June 15th:

  • 6th Grade Field Day
  • Algebra Regents in the afternoon.

June 16th:

  • 8th Grade Field Day
  • 8th Grade Yearbooks Distributed

June 19th: Juneteenth - School Closed

June 20th: 8th Grade Moving Up Rehearsal and Breakfast

June 21st: 8th Grade Field Day - Rain Date

June 22nd: 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

June 23rd: 8th Grade Moving Up - Rain Date at 9:30 a.m.

June 22nd - 8th Grade Moving Up Dance

The PTA is hosting a dance for 8th Graders. Ticket information was sent to families.

Principals' Leadership Group - Snapshots of What's Happening at WMS

Spring Concerts

The 6th Grade Chorus, 6th Grade Band, Mesitersingers, and Jazz Band put on an amazing show this week. Thank you Mr. Appel and Mrs. Sica

They're Here!

Teachers are great at motivating students to learn. Thank you to Ms. Campbell for incorporating STEM and so much more into reading and learning by engaging students in the process of hatching ducklings.

Live Streaming

A live video feed of the hatching was a fun way of making the opportunity available across the school. More to come!

Looking Ahead - Save The Dates