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Welcome to West Middle School

Home of the Pioneers!

West Middle School is located in Portage, Michigan and serves about 745 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.”

West Middle School News

5th grade Parent Orientation Meeting

West will host an informational meeting for parent’s of current 5th grade students coming to West next year on Wednesday January 31st at 7:00 p.m. in our Little Theater.  Our staff will give you information on our daily schedule, extra curricular opportunities in middle school  and important information for choosing the proper Math, English and Music classes.  We hope to see you there!


8th grade Parent Nights at Central & Northern High Schools

Parents of 8th graders: Join us over at Northern and Central high schools

Our Eighth-Grade Students’ and Parents’ Night are coming soon!

Portage Northern and Central high schools’ events are Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. At Portage Central it will be in the gym, and at Northern it will be in the auditorium. That evening we will give you nuts-and-bolts information you will need to help your daughter or son make decisions on class selections for the first year at Portage Northern or Central high schools. You will hear about required classes and what our sons and daughters need to do to make progress toward graduation.  We strongly encourage you to attend the event at the school where your son or daughter will be a freshman next year. Take a look at the high schools’ website for more information. https://portageps.org/chs/

It will be great to see you!

In thanks,

Jim French                                                                     Eric Alburtus

Principal for Portage Northern High School          Principal for Portage Central High School​


WMS February 2018 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

Wrestling: Home vs NMS, Linden Grove and Hillside

January 23 @ 9:30 pm - January 24 @ 2:00 am

Dream Club in Room 403

January 24 @ 7:00 am - 7:35 am

Jazz Band

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm

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