Bulldog News

April 8th

Mission Statement:

West Alexander Middle School will create a community of lifelong learners by encouraging students to learn, achieve and reach success.

Dear Families,

I hope everyone is having a relaxing Spring Break and is able to spend some time with loved ones! We are in the homestretch for the school year and it will be June 3rd before we know it! I want to congratulate our Football, Cheerleading, Boys Soccer, and Softball teams on their great seasons. Football and Softball were both Conference Champions! Having parents on campus and hearing the cheering lets me know that we are getting closer to normalcy. Our Spring sports teams will start tryouts on Monday, April 12th. Those teams are Baseball, Girls Soccer, and Wrestling. Group A and Group B students will tryout together. Tryouts will begin right after school and will go until 5:00 P.M. Students must have an active physical on file to participate.


On an instructional note, it is extremely important for students to continue completing one Reading lesson and one Math lesson in iReady each week while at home. That, paired with a consistent remote learning schedule, will ensure students are prepared to finish this year strong.


Parents, I look forward to partnering with you to ensure that we finish this year strong!


Sincerely,


Jacob Lail

Principal

Tryouts for Girls Soccer, Baseball, and Wrestling

Monday, April 12th, 3pm

85 Bulldog Lane

Township of Taylorsville, NC

All athletes must have a physical on file to participate.

Proposed EOY Testing Schedule (More Info to Come)

May 19th - VA Reading

May 20th - Group B Reading

May 21st - Group B Math

May 24th - Group A Reading

May 25th - Group A Math

May 26th - VA Math

May 27th - Group B Science (8th Grade/VA Students)

May 28th - Make ups

June 1st - Group A Science (8th Grade/VA Students)

June 2nd - Make-ups

June 3rd - Make-ups

Bulldogs in the News

Heading to Nationals!

Brianna Jimison (8th Grade Virtual Academy student from WAMS) wins Regional Spelling Bee in Charlotte on Sunday, March 21st. She will move on to the national preliminary rounds in June.

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Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Josh Stone for being selected as the March Teacher of the Month!


One of his peers said the following "Mr. Stone maintains a positive attitude everyday. He is always looking for opportunities to encourage students in and beyond his classroom. Students sense his caring attitude and respond respectfully to him. Mr. Stone should "run away" with teacher of the month!!!"

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Student Artwork

Please make sure to see WAMS student artwork featured on the NC Public Schools Facebook page.
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Informational Video for Rising 6th Graders

StrongSchools NC Public Health Toolkit Update

District Message:


"Alexander County Schools follows the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit for K-12 Guidance. The symptoms for exclusion for staff and students have been updated to align with the CDC. Starting on Monday, April 12, 2021, students and staff that present with at least one of the following COVID-19 symptoms will be excluded from school:


· Fever of 100.4 or greater

· Sore throat

· Difficulty breathing

· Cough

· New loss of taste or smell

· Diarrhea or vomiting

· New onset of severe headache


We are learning more every day about COVID-19 in school settings and are using that data and research to make our school guidance and approach better."

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West Parents in Action

If you are interested in volunteering for the West Parents in Action during the 2020-2021 school year, please contact WPA President, Carol Teague. Her email address is cwteague@huntingtonhouse.com.