Middle School West Week in Review

January 20, 2023

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West Calendar

1/20/23 and 1/27/23 NPFH activity - cyberbullying prevention with Officer Perez

1/21/23 InterCounty Band

1/24/23 Program of Studies presentation for 8th graders during period 10

1/25/23 Early Dismissal at 11:35am

1/25/23 NPFH activity - autism awareness

1/26/23 BASH scheduling info meeting for current 8th grade families - 7pm at BASH auditorium

2/8/23 Coffee with the Principal at 8am (new time)

2/9/23 Spring Sports meetings during 10th period

2/17/23 Early Dismissal at 11:35am

2/20/23 No School - Presidents Day

2/25/23 Jazz Fest

3/1/23 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30pm

3/1/23 End of Trimester 2

New Information and Updates:

Cybersafety Lessons

Our school police officer, Officer Perez, visited phys ed classes today to talk to students about the importance of online safety. He addressed topics such as cyberbullying and the dangers of online trafficking. He will be visiting again next Friday to meet with the rest of our PE classes in all three grades. Students will be completing an exit ticket in homeroom to reflect on what they have learned. Cybersafety and bully prevention is one of our No Place for Hate lessons for this school year.

Chromebook Reminders

  • Be sure to charge your Chromebook every night so that it has a full charge for the next school day.

  • Bring your charger with you to school every day in case your battery gets too low.

  • Completely power down your Chromebook at night when you’re finished using it.
    • This helps to keep your Chromebook safe because when a Chromebook powers on, it goes through a safety procedure that keeps the operating system up-to-date with Google. It will automatically replace the operating system with the current version if it detects any discrepancies.
    • It also resets what is stored in your memory and helps to keep your Chromebook working properly.

  • Keep your Chromebook’s keyboard and trackpad clean with the help of an adult.
    • Always power down your Chromebook before cleaning it.
    • You can use an alcohol pad or a cotton ball/paper towel lightly dampened with isopropyl alcohol to wipe away dirt and film.
      • Do not saturate the keyboard or trackpad.
    • You can also use a can of compressed air blow away dust, crumbs, etc. from around the keys.

Yearbook deadline has been extended!

Pre-orders for the yearbook are now over. However, you can still order a book until we reach our final order number. Once all of those copies are sold, ordering will be turned off.

To order, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter order number 5476.

Please email Mrs. Palopoli at spalopoli@boyertownasd.org if you have any questions.

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Coffee with the Principal

Our next Coffee with the Principal is scheduled for February 8 at 8am. Guardians are invited to attend in person or via Zoom. If attending in person, please bring your driver's license to be checked in via our Raptor system.

Zoom Link:


Meeting ID: 961 2341 8401

Passcode: 918524

BCTC Career Camp

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Repeated Information and Reminders:

Notes form the Nurse

Please see our monthly tips from our West nurse. It has come to our attention that there was an inaccurate rumor circulating on social media last week claiming that we are experiencing a lice outbreak at West. That is not true. However, this is the time of year that schools typically experience an increase in incidences of a variety of conditions, including lice. Therefore, some information on lice prevention is included below.
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BASH Program of Studies Info for Rising 9th Graders

Attention 8th grade families! The scheduling process for high school begins during the month of January. On the evening of January 26, there will be a Program of Studies presentation for current 8th graders and their guardians in the BASH new Auditorium at 7pm. This presentation will explain some of the aspects of course selection for high school. The presentation will also be available via Zoom for those interested in viewing from home:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 915 5348 2328

Passcode: 402427

One tap mobile

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West Road Warriors has begun!

Please check out the info below for West Road Warriors. This is a great opportunity for students and staff alike to get some exercise and enjoy each other's company over the next few months.
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Winter Sports

Our winter sports are in full gear. We look forward to great seasons! Spectators will be admitted to the gym entrance 15 minutes prior to the start of games or matches. Students are reminded that they must be accompanied by an adult in order to attend sporting events.

Winter Sports Schedule

No Place for Hate

Middle School West continues to participate as a No Place for Hate school. Our next school-wide activity is our autism awareness lessons paired with the movie, Temple Grandin. Students will be viewing the film on January 25 (new date) and completing a variety of lessons to promote autism awareness, appreciation, and acceptance.

MackinVIA- Free eBooks & Audiobooks for Students!

Just a reminder that MSW is a member of the MackinVIA Connected Library Consortium. This allows our students to access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks from anywhere they have internet access.

The MackinVIA app can be downloaded on phones and tablets, or you can use the website on any desktop computer/laptop/Chromebook (www.mackinvia.com). Students simply login using their BASD username and password.

An entire new year’s worth of titles were added to MackinVIA last week. This brings us to 1,412 total ebooks and 831 audiobooks.

Email Mrs. Palopoli (spalopoli@boyertownasd.org) if you have any questions.

School Meals

The federal government has discontinued free breakfast and lunch for all. Families who wish to apply for free or reduced meals can find the application here: https://www.schoolcafe.com/

Former Governor Wolf instituted free breakfast for all students for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year.