WOMS Wolverine Newsletter

March 13, 2023

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Mark Your Calendars

March 13 - Barlow HS team visits 8th grade classrooms

March 14 - 8th grade Band Festival

March 17 - 7th grade Band Festival

March 20 - Barlow HS team visits 8th grade classrooms (part 2)

March 23 - 8th Band to Barlow

March 27-31 - Spring Break

April 4 - Barlow Family Night (incoming 8th graders) from 5:30 - 8:15 PM

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Tuesday, March 14th

The Orient PTC will be holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30 PM in the West Orient MS library. We would love to have you join us!
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8th Grade Only - Panoramic and Individual Picture Day - March 15th

Each year we take a panoramic picture of the 8th grade class to commemorate their time at West Orient! Families may purchase a copy of the class picture for $15.00 and also purchase individual spring pictures. The easiest way to is to purchase on-line. Here is the link with more information on prices and how to purchase: Info for Families

Students should bring their order forms and money on Wednesday 3/15, to give directly to the photographer!

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Barlow High School Info Night!

Dear 8th Grade Families,

We wanted to formally invite you to our annual 8th Grade Family Night at Sam Barlow High School. This is a great event that will introduce you to Sam Barlow High School and all that we have to offer. We will be holding an Athletic and Activities Fair in the Main Gym prior to a detailed presentation on our academic programs at Barlow. It will be a very informative event for all.

We hope to see you on Tuesday, April 4th. The event begins at 5:45 pm. Details for the event are as follows:

  • 5:45pm – 6:15pm Athletics and Activities Fair in the Main Gym
  • 6:30pm – 6:50pm General Session in the Auditorium
  • 7:00pm – 8:15pm Elective Visitation
Welcome to the Class of 2027!

8th grade Family Night Flyer - English

8th grade Family Night Flyer - Spanish

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Track and Field Updates

First day of practice - April 3rd

Thank you to all the families that attended the informational track meeting. We apologize for any confusion that it may have caused for our West Orient families.

Here are some updates for all of you:

Coaching - we are finalizing our coaching staff at this time. We will have a combination of staff and community members on the coaching list which is a great balance for all!

Track Schedule- you can find the track schedule by following this link. Students are bused to the meets and families are responsible for their transportation home.

Track Gear - you can order optional track gear by completing and returning the form with a check or cash (exact change appreciated). We provide the basic uniforms for all participants. Orders should be turned in by Wednesday, 3/15 to have in time for the first practice! There will be additional orders placed after this date.

Sign Ups - if your student is interested in participating in Spring Track and Field, they need to complete the sign up forms and turn them into the main office. Students also need a current sports physical to participate. All 6th graders will need to complete and turn in the physical form. Any 7th or 8th grade students who have not participated in a sport during the 2021-22 or 2022-23 school year will need to turn a sports physical form too.

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Order Your Yearbook Today!

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.

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We are currently hiring Education Assistants across the district. Do you know someone who is looking for a job in education? If you know someone interested, please have them apply through the district site under Job ID 1673. Interviews will be ongoing until the 25 positions are hired.

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Deadline - March 31, 2023

Parent Requests For IN-DISTRICT Transfers

Accepted March 1-31, 2023 * Deadline is March 31, 2023

The Gresham-Barlow School District will accept in-district transfer requests for the 2023-2024 school year during the month of March only.

If you live within the Gresham-Barlow district and want your child to attend a Gresham-Barlow school outside of your attendance area, you need to request an in-district transfer. If your student currently has an in-district transfer and is moving from elementary to middle or middle to high, please submit a new request.

A digital transfer request form will be available on the Transfers section of the district website, http://gresham.k12.or.us/Page/2249. The link to this form can also be emailed to you directly if you request it from any GBSD school or district office. Forms must be submitted by March 31, 2023.

You will be notified in writing after review of all requests. Please note: kindergarten and first grade requests may not be decided upon until late summer after more registrations have been received. For further information, contact the Gresham-Barlow School District Office at 503-261-4575.

Solicitud de los padres para Transferencias DENTRO DEL DISTRITO

Se aceptan del 1º al 31 de Marzo del 2023 * Hay plazo hasta el 31 de Marzo del 2023

El Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow aceptará solicitudes para transferencias dentro del distrito para el año escolar 2023-2024 durante el mes de Marzo solamente. Si ustedes viven adentro del distrito y quieren que su hijo(a) asista a una de las escuelas de Gresham-Barlow afuera del área de su vecindario, necesitan una solicitud de transferencia del distrito. Si su estudiante tiene una transferencia dentro del distrito corrientemente y pasará de primaria a secundaria o de secundaria a preparatoria, ustedes deben entregar una nueva solicitud.

La solicitud digital de transferencia estará disponible en la sección de transferencias del sitio web del distrito, http://gresham.k12.or.us/Page/2249. El vínculo a esta solicitud también se puede enviar directamente por correo electrónico si lo solicita en cualquier escuela del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow u oficina del distrito. Las solicitudes se deben presentar antes del 31 de marzo.

Ustedes serán notificados por escrito después de haber revisado todas las solicitudes. Por favor noten: Solicitudes para kindergarten y primer grado no serán decididos sino hasta finales del verano después de las inscripciones para primaria. Para mas información por favor contacten a la oficina del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow al 503-261-4575.

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Please send your student to school with a fully-charged Chromebook and Earbuds!

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.
  • 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.