Middle School West Week in Review

November 18, 2022

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West Fall Calendar

11/21/22 Parent Conferences 1:00 - 3:00 PM, 5:30-8:30 PM

11/21/22 Early Dismissal - 11:35 AM

11/22/22 Parent Conferences 1:00 - 3:00 PM

11/22/22 Early Dismissal - 11:35 AM

11/23/22 Early Dismissal - 11:35 AM

11/23/22 In-school yearbook orders end

11/24/22 No School - School Resumes 11/29/22

12/2/22 East-West Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM

12/6/22 Keystone Testing (through 12/7/22 ) - Adv Geometry

12/7/22 Coffee with the Principal at 9am

12/9/22 Winter Dance 7:00-9:00pm

12/15/22 Band Concert 7:00 PM

12/22/22 Holiday Music Assembly

12/23/22 NPFH activity - Autism Awareness

12/23/22 Early dismissal at 11:35am

New Information and Updates:

Kidney needed

With permission from the family and the approval of the Ed Center, we share the following plea for a kidney needed for the parent of a West student. Please help spread the word so we can find this family a donor!


Daniel Schiller Need a Kidney

Trimester Reset

Today is the end of the first trimester. Report cards will be posted on November 29 at 3pm. Class meetings were held today to review expectations with all students. The presentation is posted below.

Winter Concerts

Congratulations to our choral students on a fantastic concert last night! The auditorium was standing room only! The audience enjoyed a selection of Beatles tunes. Choral students will now be learning holiday music throughout the month of December.


Our East-West Orchestra concert is coming up on December 2 and our Band concert is on December 15. The district fine arts calendar is available here. There are a lot of great performances coming up throughout the district. We hope you enjoy them!

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YAG Dance on December 9

The following guidelines have been established for Middle School dances:


• Dances will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Admission is $5. Snacks will also be available for purchase.

• Students should be picked up promptly at 9:00 PM. Sixth grade will be picked up on the parent pick-up side of the building. Seventh and eighth grade will be picked up in the main lot facing BES. Families picking up children in multiple grades should use the main lot.

• No guests are permitted.

• Students on the restricted list, suspended, or absent the day of the dance will not be permitted to attend.

• Students will be required to show his/her student ID prior to entering the dance. Students should enter the building at the gym entrance.

• Dances will be chaperoned by school staff.

• All actions and conduct must reflect appropriate social behavior. Students refusing to cooperate or to conduct themselves in an orderly manner will be required to contact guardians and will be removed immediately from the dance. Additional consequences may also be issued based on the severity of the behavior.

• Students are not permitted to use their electronic devices.

• Students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct.


• Dance Dress Code: Tucked in shirt and tie or collared shirt (polo, button down) with pants/slacks and shoes. Dresses, dress pants or skirts, blouses, and shoes. Strapless, single strap and open back dresses are not permitted. Shirt/blouse must have two straps with widths of at least two inches. Skirts and dresses must be at least fingertip length. Spaghetti straps are only permitted on dresses. No work boots or denim. Student dress should be in good taste reflecting modesty.

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Repeated Information and Reminders:

Fall Conferences

November conferences are coming soon! We will be utilizing Sign Up Genius again this year. Guardians will be offered the option of attending in-person or virtually this year and will be able to indicate their option when they sign up. Conferences will be held:


11/21/22 Parent Conferences 1:00 - 3:00 PM, 5:30-8:30 PM

11/22/22 Parent Conferences 1:00 - 3:00 PM


Sign-up Genius closes TODAY @ 4:00PM. The link is available HERE for sign-ups. A document with links to the virtual meetings will be sent to guardians on the morning of 11/21.


Please be aware that Mrs. McDonough will be out on medical leave during conference week. If your child has Mrs. McDonough and you would like to schedule a conference with her, please reach out to her via email to set up a mutually available time.

Book Fair - November 14-22


  • Students will visit the book fair with their ELA teacher:
    • Mon., 11/21: Piccione
    • Tues., 11/22: Dentith

  • The book fair is also open during conferences on 11/21 & 11/22

  • Don’t want your student carrying cash to school? Set up an eWallet for your student at www.scholastic.com/fair.
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News from the Nurse

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Locker care

Students are reminded that they should not be putting pencils in the lock mechanism of their locker. We understand that it makes it easier to open without the combination, but it damages the locker and it also creates a situation where items can be stolen from a locker. Students will be charged the cost of damage to locker mechanisms.

Yearbook Sales are now open!

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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.

Winter Sports are starting soon!

Middle School sports are available for students in 7th and 8th grades. Winter sports at the middle school level include boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, and cheerleading.

Winter sports paperwork is due on November 18 and middle school sports will begin on November 29. Registration documents can be found here.

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/


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