Bulldog News

May 11th

Mission Statement:

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

Dear Families,

Where has this school year gone?! I can't believe that we only have 15 school days remaining! As the school year is winding down, it is very important that you continue to encourage your child to work hard each and every day. With EOG's right around the corner, it is imperative that your child is on campus for each of their face to face days, and spends 3-4 hours each remote day on their Canvas assignments. There will be lots of time set aside for celebrations and to reminisce on this whirlwind of a year, until then, we must finish strong!


Many of you may have noticed that we have a new smiling face in the car rider line. Her name is Meredith Ferguson, and she is our new school nurse. We are very excited that she has joined our staff! We are also excited to announce that Nurse Ferguson will be at West full-time! Please make her feel welcome and join us in celebrating her as Wednesday, May 12th is School Nurse Appreciation Day! Nurse Jones, who moved to ACHS, and Nurse Ferguson, ensure that our students are in good health and are physically prepared to be their best in class.


Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to partnering with you as we finish this school year on a high note!


Sincerely,


Jacob Lail

Principal

EOY Testing Schedule

May 19th - Virtual Academy Reading

May 20th - Group B Reading

May 21st - Group B Math

May 24th - Group A Reading

May 25th - Group A Math

May 26th - Virtual Academy Math

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

May 28th - Make ups

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

June 2nd - Make ups

June 3rd - Make ups


*Virtual Academy students will need to arrive at school by 7:40 on their Reading and Math testing dates. Lunch will be available before Virtual Academy students are dismissed at 11:30.


*8th grade Virtual Academy students will have a staggered arrival time for their Science EOG. These students will need to be on campus by 8:30.


* Face to face students will follow our traditional arrival/dismissal times.


*Students will need to arrive at school with a charged Chromebook and their charger.


*Bookbags will be placed in the front of the classroom.


*Cell phones/smartwatches will be turned off and placed in a designated location in the classroom.


*Students are allowed to have water. Must have a lid.


*Students can bring a book to read when finished.

Device Collection Schedule

Chromebooks and Chargers will be collected on these dates. Please be sure to send your child to school with both items. If chargers are lost, a replacement will cost $35.


6th and 7th Grade (Group A) - 12:00 on Tuesday, May 18th

6th and 7th Grade (Group B) - 12:00 on Friday, May 21st

8th Grade (Group B) - 12:30 on Thursday, May 27th

8th Grade (Group A) - 1:00 on Monday, June 1st

All Virtual Academy Devices - Monday, June 1st

Report Cards

Report cards are scheduled to go home with Group A students on Tuesday, June 1st and with Group B students on Thursday, June 3rd.

Yearbooks

Yearbooks have arrived! They will be given to Group A students today and to Group B students on Thursday, May 13th. There are a few copies left for purchase and are $40. If interested, please contact Mrs. Jenkins (renee_jenkins@alexander.k12.nc.us). Remaining yearbooks are first come, first serve.

ACHS Coaches Set to Meet with 8th Grade Athletes

ACHS coaches will be on campus to meet with Group B students on Friday, 5/14 and Group A students on Monday, 5/17. If your child is interested in playing sports in high school, it is very important that they are at school on these dates.

Bulldogs in the News

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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.