WBMS October 10th Updates
West Bloomfield Middle School Updates
Whats Happening at WBMS this week?
Tuesday, Oct 11th: 7th grade girls basketball away @ West Hills MS (7th Grade Only)
Cross Country away meet @ Cranbrook
WED: Football away@ Novi High School 5pm
Wednesday: Oct 12th: PTO meeting 7pm in person at WBMS
Thursday, Oct 13th: Girls basketball home 4:30
vs. Country Day (8th Grade)vs. Norup (7th Grade)
Friday, Oct 14th: Bagel fundraiser: Students will have the opportunity to purchase a Detroit Bagel Company bagel for 2$ (cash only please no lunch account funds can be used) and this will serve as our annual school fundraiser.
Halloween Dance 6-8pm tickets required (more information below)
The STEMi is HERE!
In an innovative partnership with Oakland Schools, we’re excited that our sixth graders can experience the STEMi coming to West Bloomfield Middle School from October 10-14. All sixth graders will explore the STEMi as part of West Bloomfield’s technology integration initiative while incorporating our Portrait of a Graduate 4C’s with the rest of their Science class peers.
In the weeks leading up to the STEMi visit, students will experiment with STEMco kits in our all new innovative WBMS iCenter. They’ll have the opportunity to code an animated character related to video game design, connect circuitry to complete engineering challenges, and program a robot to follow multiple commands.
See below for photos
2022-23 Dates and Times for Middle School
Fall 2022 Dates for Middle School
Start and end times: 8:20 am to 3:12pm students will be allowed in the building at 7:45 am.
Dismissal is 3:12 pm. All students should be picked up by 3:30 pm.
Retake Picture Day is on 10/26 this year. This event date is for any new students moving into the school district after Sept 12th, and for those that were not satisfied with their previously taken portrait.
If you placed and order online with LifeTouch, your online order will be applied automatically, when your student has his/her portrait taken. There is nothing special required for you to do.
They will match your online order, to your student's portrait when we (LifeTouch) do (does) photograph them.
If you placed an online order with Lifetouch, and your student never gets photographed, please request a "refund" and we will gladly refund you your order.
Additional dates to make note of:
Wednesday, Nov 2: Informational Parent meeting sponsored by the WB Coalition about vaping (student presentation during the day, parent in the evening)
Parent-Teacher Conferences are VIRTUAL (ZOOM) Dates are November 16th and 18th-details to come soon
Volleyball tryouts will begin Monday, January 23
A Byte of Robotics Event
Saturday, Nov 5th, 11am - 2pm
West Bloomfield Middle School 6000 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322 Fee: Donations for OC Foster Closet requested West Bloomfield Robotics Community Engagement and Community Service Project - to support Oakland County Foster Closet, and to share our robotics experiences with the community.
A Byte of Robotics is an event that our West Bloomfield Robotics students will be hosting as an introduction to robotics. Instead of an entry fee, we will take donations that will benefit the Oakland County Foster Closet.
Within this event, we will be showing a few of the main things we do in robotics. This includes an overview of FIRST LEGO League (K-5) and FIRST Tech Challenge (6-8), along with hands-on activities such as coding an EV3 LEGO robot, and a LEGO free build.
Donation items requested (please note – all items must be New/Unopened to be accepted): Baby Shampoo Baby Lotion Toys (we hear that they could really use new LEGOs) Socks - toddlers Box cake mix Frosting
The Oakland County Foster Closet offers support services, supplies, and aid to children in the foster care system and to those in crisis situations. It is our mission to foster hope, love, and community one child at a time! https://www.ocfostercloset.org/
Donations will also be accepted leading up to the event. They can be dropped off in our collection box in WBMS, or contact us and we’ll make arrangements to pick them up from you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for further information
WB Orchestra Families
8th Grade Sweatshirts Orders!
Students calling and emailing home
Of course if a student wants to talk to a parent directly we always facilitate that request.
Sometimes we allow students to use their cell phones to call or text as well from the main office.
We acknowledge that cell phone signals are not as strong especially in the back of the building and calls can be dropped. Parents are welcome to call the main office and we can call your student to the landline to speak with you. Of course, we appreciate that this would be emergency calls only during the school day as we do not like to interrupt instruction for messages.
In the past, the feature where students can email outside domains has been on and off. Currently, due to heightened online security the feature is off for many domains so you may not get emails from your student if the student is using the WB student email address. We have enabled the final forms domain to reach students at their WB student email addresses.
Lakers of the Week
Braylynne Young, nominated by Mrs. Kreger: Talk about someone who means business when it comes to their education? Braylynne is the epitome of someone you want in your classroom as an educator. Braylynne is always polite, respectful, and the best part is she is always helping others.
Carolina Rubio, nominated by Mrs. Kreger - Carolina is such a hard working and helpful student in my advisory and social studies class. She is kind and responsible. It is a pleasure having her in my classes! It is great to start and end the day with her!
Home Sporting Events--procedure for spectators (students and adults)
Student Spectators: if the event begins at 4:00 or earlier, students may stay in the building, supervised before attending the game.
Games that start after 4, like the one coming up this week at 4:30, require student spectators to go home and come back.
This does not mean a student can walk to Orchard Lake Mall and return, students must be dropped off by a parent to attend games after 4:00 pm.
Adult spectators: we request that if you drive a vehicle to an onsite event that your vehicle be parked in the front parking lot in a lined space rather than in the loops or on the side in the lanes as cars in these 2 areas would prohibit emergency vehicles from getting to students in the event of an emergency. It is also school policy that pets (unless approved by the superintendent or designee) not be brought to indoor or outdoor events. See below for specific details.
If you have questions, email: Lisa.Graff@wbsd.org
Cross Country News
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH THE BOYS AND GIRLS VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS ON THEIR RUNS AT THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP THIS PAST FRIDAY.
Aiden Scheidt led our boys with a time of 14:35, followed by Josue Martinez, Brooklyn Raahman Bixler, Liam Alban, Esteban Polonio Pedraza,and Brodie Grubbs.
Charlotte Hartley led the girls with a time of 14:28, followed by Olivia Berman, Calista Calloway, Monisola Fagbamila, Hailey Jarco, Sophia Sanchez, Avery Robrahn and Sabrina Phillips.
Congratulations to all our Varsity runners! JV results below
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH THE BOYS AND GIRLS JV CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS ON THEIR RUNS AT THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP THIS PAST FRIDAY.
Kevin Fekaris led our boys with a time of 15:44, followed by Ryan Burrows, Hudson Stamper, Daniel Thomakos, Owen Burrows, James Pearsall, Esa Rodd, Henry Ritter, Jacob Hughey, Jack Crane, Blake Hurley, Anthony Pawlety, Kente Rosser Jr., Maximo Calderon, Tyler Ivory, Alexander Hampton, Mahdi Raza and Aiden Obeidy.
Chloe Hecker led the girls with a time of 19:19, followed by Mya Porter, Rebekah Kim, Brilynne Young, Bralynne Young, Melanie Smith, Aali’Yonna Rhineheart, Zahibiya Bohra, River Nichols, Liliana Portillo, Rebecca Barber, Jocelynne Abdul, Brynn Walker, Zoe Craig, and Ananya Gupte.
Congratulations to all our JV runners!
Bagel Fundraiser and Parent Volunteers
Parents who wish to support this fundraiser can volunteer by clicking on the link below. Once you choose a date/time on the Sign Up Genius please complete the parent volunteer form and return the completed form and a copy of your driver's license to the main office for processing at least 48 hours prior to the date. Thank you!
From the I-center
RAP: Reading Appreciation Program
ALL WBMS students are expected to choose one RAP book to read. Students will accept the CANVAS course, developed by Mrs. Carson. Students earn a digital badge & be eligible for a variety of fun incentives!!
Thank you to our West Bloomfield Township Public Library for providing books “on deposit” at WBMS.
Follow WBMS_iCenter on TWITTER https://twitter.com/wbmsicenter
FOR SMore October
School wide dance: October 14th
This is a drop off event for students only.
Costumes are encouraged (this is our Halloween dance).
No weapons (fake or real) no costume masks and no fake blood please.
Only WBMS students can attend.
This would take the place of dressing up and coming to school in costume on Halloween.
Tickets will be on sale for 5$ every day at lunches from Oct 3rd-14th.
Location: The dance (we have a DJ) will be in the gym
Concessions will be in the auditeria and everything will cost 1$
More info to come!
Our new neighbors and car pick up and drop off
If you drive your student to school or pick your student up, we ask that you utilize our car line and parking lots. Our neighbors prefer that you not park and wait in their neighborhoods (neighborhoods surrounding WBMS).
Although parking on the neighborhood streets is not illegal and the township cannot restrict people from parking on a public roadway in order to retrieve their children as long as they are parking legally, we would appreciate your assistance in respecting the request of our new neighbors.
Cross Country Updates
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM ON A GREAiden Scheidt led our boys with a time of 15:10, followed by Liam Alban, Josue Martinez, Esteban Polonio Pedraza, Brooklyn Raahman Bixler, Brodie Grubbs, and Zachary Ankawi.
Charlotte Hartley led the girls with a time of 15:35, followed by Olivia Berman, Monisola Fagbamila, Calista Calloway, Hailey Jarco, Sophia Sanchez, and Sabrina Phillips.
AT RACE VERSUS EAST HILLS YESTERDAY! THE COURSE WAS HILLY AND 2.1 MILES LONG.
Pre season Wrestling Opportunity
Ages: Kindergarten thru 8th Grade (boys and girls)
Location: West Bloomfield Middle School
Days of Week: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Season: November (11/1) thru March (3/21)
Coaches: Tom DeGrand, Carlos Acosta, Mike Zimnicki, James Hitchcock, & Tim Burzynski
Cost: $175 (includes a West Bloomfield Wrestling Club T-Shirt)
Required Equipment: Wrestling shoes, headgear (competitions only), hair cap (boys/girls with long hair- competitions only)
Optional Equipment: Headgear (for practice), hair cap (boys/girls with long hair- practice)
They have a facebook page: "West Bloomfield Wrestling Club"
STEMi publicity writeup
Safeline--call for absence and/or tardy
The line is open 24/7
Absences must be excused within 24 hours of the date
Order your 2022-23 School Yearbook Today!
Yearbooks are not automatically included in school picture orders like elementary school.
Our yearbook is a hard cover book.
West Bloomfield Middle School PTO Board:
President: Katie Palazzolo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President: Kristi Law: email@example.com
Treasurer: Kelly Robrahn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Renai Mayle: email@example.com
PTO Fundraising Goals:
Our main fundraiser for the school year will be a weekly bagel sale. We will be selling bagels for $2 before school every Friday starting in October. We will be looking for parent volunteers to help with the sales. If sales go well, this will be our ONLY fundraiser of the year!
What we support:
· Community Outreach Programs (Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition, Family Fun Night, etc.)
· Fun Day (end of the year celebration for the students)
· House Party
· Staff Appreciation Week
PTO Meetings: in person at the middle school
· Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm
· Wednesday, January 11 at 7pm
· Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm
· Wednesday, May 3rd (Elections and Staff Appreciation Planning) at 7pm
Please join our “West Bloomfield Middle School PTO” Facebook page!
Medication at school
This includes, but is not limited to Tylenol, Tums, prescriptions, and Advil. Under no circumstances can a student be in possession of medication without the proper forms on file. Students possessing medication without the forms on file or distributing medication to other students will be subject to discipline following the district's Code of Conduct.
Superintendent's Excellence Award
Students will be nominated by WBSD staff and administration each month. Each month the staff will be reminded of the nominations and sent a link to complete the nomination application. Each staff member can only nominate one (1) student per month.
A student cannot receive the award more than once within a year.
Parent presentation attached below
Any questions, email:
Your Middle School Administration Team
Jermaine Evans, Assistant Principal
Blaine McDowell, Dean of Student Services
Lisa Graff, Assistant Principal