Robert J. West Middle School

WHAT'S NEW: 

8th Grade Farewell Parade June 2

8th Grade Parents and Students,

We know this has been a challenging year and our 8th Graders usually have school farewell events planned for June. We would like to recognize and say goodbye to our 8th Grade students by having a farewell drive-through parade at West. In order to abide by social distancing guidelines and make sure everyone is safe, we would ask that parents and students drive-through in a vehicle. We know we have students that live in the West neighborhood and may walk through the parade, please do so safely on the sidewalk.

Sincerely,

Mr. Doyle, Interim Principal Mrs. Skopczynski, Interim Assistant Principal & West Staff

 

  • Who: All West 8th Grade Parents and Students

  • When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 12:45-1:30.

  • Please display your child’s name on an 8½x11 sheet of paper on the passenger side of the vehicle. Feel free to decorate your cars! Where: West Middle School.

  • Please enter from William St. off of Goddard Road and proceed along the south and west side of the building along the sidewalk. Staff will be there to guide you!

  • Why: We cannot let you go and say goodbye virtually! We also will hand out certificates and treats!

  • Safety: Please drive slowly as you go through the parade.

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WEDNESDAYS ARE ASYNCHRONOUS

Asynchronous days require students to complete an assignment or check in (check Google Classroom) for each class.  Teachers are still available by appointment, office hours, or via Remind messaging. 

FREE VIRTUAL TUTORING FOR K-12 STUDENTS

Grand Valley State University is offering free virtual 1:1 tutoring for students K- 12.   They are using the Zoom format and students can sign up for one session or recurring weekly sessions.  Students need to bring their homework or content to work on to every session.  Please use this link to sign up!

K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring - K-12 Connect - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu)

COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR FIGHTING HUNGER 

Food Bank Information: Fish & Loaves: www.downriverfishandloaves.org

Call to schedule an appointment: 734-442-0031 Gleaners website: www.gcfb.org

FIND ALL WEST STAFF EMAIL ADDRESSES BY CLICKING HERE

TECH HELP

Our Family Technology Support Site is up and running.  We will continue to add information to help families learn about the technology and be able to do some problem solving.  The link is also available in Clever so all staff and students have easy access.

http://support.taylorschools.net/

Then, go to Classroom.Google.Com and sign in with your 8-digit student id email address

Example:  (xxxxxxxx@students.taylorschools.net)

Enter the class code for your teacher's class and hour.  Your teacher may have already added you to a class. 

West Middle School misses our students.  We hope you are staying inside and staying safe.  Keep learning spending time with your family and make the best of this moment in history.  West is the best.

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WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A REWARD SCHOOL!


West Middle School has been named a Michigan Reward School. This is a great achievement, and Principal Kaechele and the faculty and staff at West Middle School are to be commended for their hard work.
 

Reward Schools are those that did not receive a red overall scorecard status and have achieved one or more of the following distinctions:
1) top 5% of schools on the Overall School Rankings
2) top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric) or
3) "Beating the Odds" by outperforming the school's predicted ranking and/or similar schools.

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West has been awarded a grant, along with other neighboring schools, for on-sight mental health and substance abuse counseling.   

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The West School Community mission is to enhance student achievement while maintaining high expectations for all.  All Stakeholders at Robert J. West Middle School are committed to continous improvement and will embrace the unique social, physical, emotional, and academic needs of the individual learner. 

Students at Robert J. West Middle School will become active and engaged learners ready to meet the demands of a challenging and changing world through the collaborative efforts of stakeholders, thus ensuring success for all. 

West Middle School Vision Statement

All stakeholders are committed to continuous improvement and will embrace the unique social, physical, emotional and academic needs of the individual learner.  Students at Robert J. West School will become active and engaged learners ready to meet the demands of a challenging and changing world through the collaborative efforts of the stakeholders, thus ensuring success for all.

West Middle School Mission Statement

The West School Community will enhance student achievement while maintaining high expectations for all.

West Middle School Improvement Goals

Students at West will improve in Reading and writing.  Students at West will improve in Math. 

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NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Taylor School District Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Dr. Mary Ann Cyr, Assistant Superintendent, 23033 Northline Road Taylor, Michigan 48180 (734) 374-1200 

Patricia DeLaTorre, Executive Director of HR/LR, 23033 Northline Road Taylor, Michigan 48180 (734) 374-1200