Welcome to Portage West!
Moving to new frontiers.
West Middle School is located in Portage, Michigan and serves about 690 students in grades six, seven and eight. West also serves as the Hearing Impaired middle school for Kalamazoo county.
"The West Middle School community will offer students preparation for a lifetime of learning, enabling the student to meet
Students and Parents:
look for the following lists posted in the Main
Office window: Honors (3.0-3.49), High Honors
(3.5-3.99), 4.0 and Citizenship. The lists
will be posted until Friday, May 3rd.
These lists will be used for the Awards Programs at
the end of the school year. Please check
these lists and bring any concerns regarding grade
point to the Guidance Office. If you have
concerns regarding Citizenship or if you find an
error in spelling, please see Mrs. LeFevre in the
8th grade Healthy Choices survey on May 15,
Click Here for more information
West Middle School
May/June Newsletter- click on the blue link
Presentation by Officer Mayhew and Officer Doster
– a special thanks from Mr. Roehm and the PTSO to
the Officers for coming and speaking to us about
on-line safety. If you were unable to attend the
presentation, here is the powerpoint that includes
some of the information that was discussed.
Click Here to see the powerpoint.
School Spirit Wear Sale
Purchase your Spirit Wear before
it sells out.
Limited quantities available.
- Please contact Heidi Hively if you are
interrested in purchasing Spirit Wear
Red Dry fit short sleeve
Bright Pink short sleeve tshirt
Indigo Blue short sleeve
Blue/Lime Girls "football" 3/4 sleeve
Black hoodie sweatshirt $22
Checks payable to WMS
Sales only on sale dates, No orders please
Bright Blue long sleeve tshirt $12
Royal Blue back sack sold
Black sweatpants $18
sweatpants sold out
- For more information
Please make sure that you try to get your student
an athletic physical this summer if you can to
avoid any kind of situation during the school year
where your student surprises you with needing one
in order to participate in a sport.
Athletic physicals are good on or after April 15th
of the current school year until the following
April. Mr. Helsom does not carry athletic
physicals over from one school year to another.
When in doubt, please email him to confirm that
your student has a physical on file for the current
school year. He can be reached at
Pay to Participate Information: Please
for information regarding the new Pay to Participate program for middle and
Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits: The following link provides information
for parents on the new free and reduced meal benefit application process.
Help Student Leaders Get Cash For Your Trash!
Student Leaders would like you to keep your eye out for the following recyclable items
for empty inkjet cartridges and empty laser cartridges. West Middle School can earn cash for the used items you bring in. Just bring in your recyclables for donation to the media center or front office. This collection will be ongoing - we will collect items all year round. Help us get cash for your trash!
Support WMS When You Shop
by taking advantage of the fund raising offers made by these businesses. Click here to see the list.
Safe Routes to School Initiative:
Walking & Biking Safely to School
Safe Walking & Biking Routes to West Middle
Find information fast using these links!