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Portage Education Foundation

Portage Athletic Foundation

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 Deaf/Hard of Hearing center based middle school for Kalamazoo county. 

Mission Statement

"The West Middle School community will offer students preparation for a lifetime of learning, enabling the student to meet life's challenges."

New Student Orientation Monday Aug. 31st
Attention any incoming 6th grade students, or any new 7th/8th grade students. Our Orientation program will be on Aug. 31st at 9:00am in the WMS Little Theater. After a 30-40 minute program: Sixth grade students can get their schedules, lockers, meet some of their teachers and explore the building. New 7th/8th grade students will meet with the counselors after the main program to learn more about WMS.

School News  

West Middle School gets national recognition for its work as a Professional Learning Community -Click here to read more

Are you wondering what supplies we suggest for the 2015-2016 school year?  
Click here for the 6th Grade Supply List
Click here for the 7th and 8th grade Supply List

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Scheduling  for 2015-2016 at West Middle School- If you have a child entering 6th, 7th or 8th  grade at West Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year, click on the following links for scheduling forms and information 2015-2016 Parent Input Form ,
2015-2016 6th Grade Registration Form , 2015-2016 7th Grade Course Selection Form ,
                        2012015-2016 8th Grade Course Selection

August/September Newsletter. The beginning of school is just around the corner. Here is our summer newsletter with some helpful information and calendar items to help families plan for the beginning of the year. See you soon and Go Pioneers!

Concusssion Awareness Form can be found at this link. Feel free to contact Mr. Helsom, Athletic Director


Portage Middle School Harrassment/Bullying Guidelines Click here.

Voluntary Student insurance is now available.  Find out more here.

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

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