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

Incoming 6th Graders for 21-22 School Year:  Follow this link for the 5th grade family night recording and to access videos and information about 6th grade.  It’s a one stop shop for all your middle school questions!

Back to School 2021-2022 Supply Lists

Fall 2021 Sports

WMS Football:  Portage West Football starts Monday, August 23rd at 3:00.  

WMS Volleyball:   Portage West Volleyball Tryouts Monday, August 23rd – Wednesday, August 25th, 3:00-4:30.  

WMS Cross Country:  Portage West Cross Country starts Monday, August 23rd 3:00.  Questions?  Email Mr. Helsom, Athletic Director at [email protected] or Mr. Tony Moon, Head Cross Country Coach at [email protected]

Athletic Physicals: You must have an athletic physical on file next fall in order to participate in West Middle School Athletics.  Your physical must be dated on or after April 15th, 2021 to count for the 2021-2022 school year.  If your physical is dated before April 15th, then it will not be valid.  Questions? Contact Mr. Helsom, Athletic Director at [email protected]

Please visit our WMS Athletics Page https://portagewest.bigteams.com/ for more information.


Power Up Weekend Packs are sent home at the end of the week, or the last day of school before a holiday.  If you are interested in receiving a Power Up Pack for your child please read this letter, and fill out this application.

Pioneer Parent News

Partnership PPS and PDL

Good News…ALL of our students can now access Portage District Library resources with no further requirements–all they need to know is their student ID number! Here is everything you need to know to make this happen.

Sports News:

Athletic Web Site

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Newsletters – What’s happening at WMS

Concussion Awareness Form  Feel free to contact Mr. Helsom, Athletic Director [email protected]

Information on School Lunches and Student Accounts 

Request a repair by clicking Technology/Chromebook Support Form.

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