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Memory Books (Wednesday) 

A limited number of Memory Books are available to purchase on Wednesday, May 29th during 4th period ($35 Cash or Check Only).  To check and see if you have paid for a memory book, check Skyward under "Fee Management". 

Graduation Checkouts 5/30/19 (Thursday) 

Please contact the attendance office earlier than later if you plan on checking your students out for graduation. This helps us alleviate wait times and get students to the office in an orderly fashion.

Thursday is the last day of school for 7th Graders (Thursday) 

Buses will run their regular schedules on Thursday. Both 7th and 8th graders should arrive home at their regular times.

Thursday 9th Grade Lagoon Day (Thursday) 

We received updated information regarding 9th Grade Lagoon Day... See Below

We are looking forward to helping you provide an exciting, successful, and safe experience for your students this year. Following the same procedure as last year, as each bus is loaded and an adult chaperone is on board (at least one chaperone is required on each bus), please let it depart for Lagoon.  Your assistance with this process last year helped alleviate some of the waiting on the bus and congestion at the ticket gates.

Please remind your teachers and staff that only 9th-grade students from your school and adult chaperones may ride the bus.  In accordance with District Policy AA416, children of chaperones are not allowed to ride the bus.

This year, the rides close at 4:00 p.m. and the park closes at 5:00 p.m.  Several of our buses will be completing their take-home routes and navigating possible traffic on the way back to Lagoon, so please be patient.  Pick-up buses should arrive to Lagoon around 5:00 p.m.  For the safety of everyone, please have your designated chaperones report to their assigned school bus loading area no later than 4:45 p.m. for a short procedural meeting with Transportation staff.  Students and chaperones may begin loading at 5:00 p.m.  All buses will depart by 5:15 p.m.  As mentioned above, buses will not depart until an adult chaperone is on board.

If you have questions, let us know.

Friday is the last day of school for 8th and 9th graders (5/31/2019) 

School ends at 11:50 am and buses are scheduled for that time. Movers want to have everything out of the building ASAP, so please make sure your student has a way home immediately after school.

Registration and Schedule Releases for 2019-2020 school year 

Online registration begins on August 5th, 2019. Once registration/class fees are paid (Skyward Fee Management), your child's schedule will be released. We will continue to send Skylerts during the summer with more information.  Counseling, Attendance and Main Office will be housed at Copper Hills High School during the summer construction.  All offices can still be reached using West Hills phone numbers.

2019-2020 JSD Middle School Calendar 

Next year's calendar.

Greetings WHMS Families!

CALENDAR

* The last performance of High School Musical is Monday, March 18.  It is sold-out, but stand-by seating may be available.

* 9th Grade PCCR meetings with WHMS counselors is WednesdayMarch 20 from 4-7pm.

Thursday, March 21 is the last day of 3rd Quarter.  No school on Friday (Grade Transmittal Day).

* Tuesday, April 2nd is Copper Hills High School Sophomore Orientation Night.

NEWS

* Please remember to drop off and pick up students in the NORTH and SOUTH driveways only.  Schools must keep a separate zone for buses.  the EAST driveway is for buses only between 7:20 - 7:45 and 2:50 - 3:10.

* The school closes at 3:00.  Unless a student has made arrangements for tutoring, all students should be on their way home by 3:00.

* As the weather warms up, please make sure your student is wearing dress-code appropriate clothing.  When arms are hanging at the sides, no skin should be visible from fingertips up, including mid-riffs, and shoulders should be covered.

* Information about construction will be sent next week.

Thank you for sharing your amazing students with us!

WHMS Administration

WHMS Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, March 4 - Homeroom

Tuesday, March 5 - RTI

Wednesday, March 6 - RTI; School Community Council @ 4:30

Thursday, March 7 - RTI; In-school musical preview during RTI

Friday, March 8 - Late Start

Other Information

  • Parents, we would love your feedback!  Please take 5 minutes to take the survey sent out to your email.  Survey results help us know what we are doing well and what we need to improve.  There is also a place where you can leave specific feedback for a teacher, counselor, or administrator.  We want to hear from you.  Thank you!
  • Please remember to use only the north and south driveways for drop-off and pick-up. Even if there is not a bus in the bus zone, we need to keep it clear.

Save the Date!! Students will perform High School Musical on March 14, 15, 16 and 18.  Tickets will soon be available.

WHMS Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, February 25 - Homeroom

Tuesday, February 26 - RTI

Wednesday, February 27 - RTI

Thursday, February 28 - Minute-to-Win-It Rewards Assembly

Friday, March 1 - Late Start

Other Information 

  • Parents, we would love your feedback! Please take 5 minutes to take the survey that was sent in a Skylert on Monday.  Survey results help us know what we are doing well and what we need to improve.  There is also a place where you can leave specific feedback for a teacher, counselor, or administrator.  We want to hear from you.  Thank you!
  • Please remember to use only the north and south driveways for drop-off and pick-up. Even if there is not a bus in the bus zone, we need to keep it clear.
  • The attachment includes information about our upcoming remodel. Construction will begin before the end of the school year.  Please watch for updates.
  • Save the Date!! Students will be performing High School Musical on March 14, 15, 16 and 18.  Tickets will soon be available.

WHMS Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, February 18 - No School

Tuesday, February 19 - Homeroom

Wednesday, February 20 - RTI; WIDA TESTING

Thursday, February 21 - RTI; WIDA TESTING; All 8thGraders to the state capitol; Teacher                     Transfer Fair 4-6pm @ Copper Hills High School

Friday, February 22 - Late Start

Other Information

N/A

WHMS Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, January 28 - Homeroom

Tuesday, January 29 - RTI; After-School Math Tutoring (Room 221); 2019-2020 Course Selection Parent Night (6pm for 7th-going-to-8thgraders; 7pm for 8th-going-to-9thgraders)

Wednesday, January 30 - RTI

Thursday, January 31 - RTI; New Student and Group Pictures

Friday, February 1 - Late Start

Other Information

Announcements, scheduled activities, and RTI schedule

WHMS Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, January 14 - No School

Tuesday, January 15 - Homeroom; After-School Math Tutoring (Room 221)

Wednesday, January 16 - Homeroom

Thursday, January 17 - Homeroom; Mid-Year Reminder Assembly

Friday, January 18 - Late Start; 9am MESA Passing for Pancakes in Mr. Smith’s room

Other Information 

  • NO SCHOOL Monday,January 21 (MLK Day)
  • On Thursday, January 16 we will have a Mid-Year Review Assembly to review critical school and district policies.  We will post the information on the website for parents to access.
  • On-line middle school registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open on January 28.  Help for parents will be available on January 29 at 6pm in the Media Center.
  • Thursday, January 31st is scheduled for Club/Group pictures in the morning (e.g., Choir, NJHS, Be the Change, Band, SBO’s, etc…).

Announcements, scheduled activities, and RTI schedule

WHMS Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, December 17 - Homeroom; After School Tutoring (Lab 215); 5:30 WHMS Jazz Band plays at Smith’s

Tuesday, December 18 - RTI; After-School Math Tutoring (Room 221)

Wednesday, December 19 - RTI; Wear Your Favorite Holiday Color; After-School Tutoring/Study Hall (Lab 215); 7pm Choir Holiday Concert

Thursday, December 20 - RTI; Wear Holiday Sweater (ugly or not); After-School Math Tutoring (Room 216); 2nd Quarter Failing Notices are Sent Out

Friday, December 21 - Late Start; Wear Holiday-Themed Head Gear (Santa hats, elf ears, Rudolph antlers, etc…)

UPCOMING EVENTS:

December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019Winter Recess (No School). School resumes on January 2.

January 11, 2019 Last Day of 2nd . Quarter

January 14, 2019 Grade Transmittal Day (No School for Students)

A weekly summary of school activities, RTI schedule, assemblies, and announcements.

WHMS Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, December 10 - Homeroom; Musical Auditions; After-School Tutoring/Study Hall (Lab 215)

Tuesday, December 11 - RTI; After-School Math Tutoring (Room 221)

Wednesday, December 12 - RTI; After-School Tutoring/Study Hall (Lab 215)

Thursday, December 13 - RTI; 3pm MESA; 7pm Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert; After-School Math Tutoring (Room 216)

Friday, December 14 - Late Start

UPCOMING EVENTS:

December 19 : 7pm Holiday Choir Concert

December 24 – January 1, 2019 : Winter Recess (No School). School resumes on January 2.

A weekly summary of school activities, RTI schedule, assemblies, and announcements.

WHMS Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, November 26 - Homeroom; 1st Day of New College/Career Awareness Classes for 7th Graders

Tuesday, November 27 - RTI; PRIDE Breakfast; 3pm “Be the Change” Activity

Wednesday, November 28 - RTI; 4-6:50pm Counseling Center PCCR

Thursday, November 29 - RTI; 4-6:50pm Counseling Center PCCR; 7pm Army Band Performance

Friday, November 30 - Late Start (9:50); Mid-terms

Other Information:

* Thank you for keeping the Bus-Only entrance/exit clear of cars.  While it may not look full, it is important that we keep the bus drop-off and pick-up driveway strictly for busses only before and after school.

* As the mornings grow darker, please heighten your awareness of pedestrians.  We have crossing guards, but some students continue to dart through traffic.

* If you have an 8th grader, counselors ask that you schedule a PCCR before Winter Break.  PCCR's are intended to help you and your student prepare for high school graduation and consider possible college and career pathways. Counselors have scheduled two evenings this week to accommodate working parents.

* You will CERTAINLY want to attend the Army Band concert on Thursday.  It is a significant honor for West Hills to have the privilege of playing with such a highly trained and recognized band.  The concert is FREE and begins at 7pm in the WHMS auditorium.  Seating is first-come, first-served.army band poster 2018.pdf   See attached flyer.