Welcome Back Message from Mrs. Clare

August 2, 2018

 

Dear West Middlesex Community,

 

We are looking forward to a great 2018-19 school year.  We hope you have enjoyed your summer! School will be back in session on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, and we wanted to inform you of a few items to prepare for the new school year.

  • First, please look carefully over your child’s schedule (found online) for the upcoming school year.  There were a great deal of changes made to student schedules over the summer, and we ask that all additional schedule change requests be made prior to the start of the school year.  Locker assignments are also listed on this online schedule. You may request a schedule change by calling the main office at (724) 634-3030 to make an appointment or by emailing me at eclare@wmasd.k12.pa.us.

  • Student drivers may register for student parking before the start of the school year.  Student parking will be located in the parking lot in front of the auditorium, and spaces will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.  Please stop by the HS office and see Mrs. Preston for a registration form. You will need to pay a $10.00 non-refundable fee (checks made payable to West Middlesex Area School District). Students will not be permitted to park on school property without a 2018-19 parking tag.

  • For students attending the Mercer County Career Center, classes begin on August 23rd, 2018.  The Career Center bus will be departing promptly at 7:45 AM from the high school and returning at 10:55 AM.

  • ABC Homeroom assignments will be posted at the main entrance of the high school beginning August 13, 2018.  Students will only need these assignments for the first day of school.

  • Physical Education Reminder:  Students are not permitted to wear any jewelry during physical education classes. The only exceptions are those that contain medical alert information. Students with piercings must remove them before class each day.  When considering new piercings, please keep this in mind.

  • In an effort to “go green,” interim reports and report cards WILL NOT be printed and sent home with students during the school year.  These grade reports will be available online through our parent portal. Please stop in or call the main office if you are unsure how to access the online parent portal.  The final report card for the 18-19 school year will be mailed home.

Dates to remember:


August 22              Fall Sports Preview at the BIG REDS Stadium - 7:00 PM

August 23            7th grade/New Student Orientation at the High School Auditorium - 1:00 PM

August 23         First day of school for Mercer County Career Center students

August 28           First day of school for West Middlesex students         

September 21       2018 Homecoming Parade @ 6PM / Football game vs. Cochranton - 7 PM.

November 6           2 Hr. Early Dismissal (HS only) - West Middlesex High School Open House - 5:15 PM

November 6        HS Underclass Picture Day


Exciting things are happening at the Jr/Sr High School, and one sneak peek announcement I would like to share is the transformation of an unused classroom space into the CREATE Lab.  Thanks to generous donations from the local company Autosoft and our local Kiwanis organization, the CREATE Lab will serve as a collaborative learning space for students to use creativity and collaboration in project-based learning units designed by their teachers.  All parents will have an opportunity to visit the CREATE Lab during the November 6th Open House, and you can support our efforts to enhance our space by donating any of the following supplies:
  • Glue Sticks

  • Hot glue sticks

  • Play-doh

  • Colored duct tape

  • Pipe Cleaners

  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel Rolls

  • Newspapers/ Magazines

  • Crepe Paper

  • Shoe boxes

  • Yarn

We look forward to showcasing the projects our students design with these supplies in the CREATE Lab.  If you are able to donate one or more of the listed supplies, please drop your donation off at the Jr/Sr High School main office.  Thanks in advance for your support.


We recognize and value the part that you play in the education of our students.  Please let us know if you have any questions/concerns.                  


Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Emily Clare                                                   Mr. Aaron Pernesky                                                                   

WM Jr/Sr High Principal                                      WM Jr/Sr High Assistant Principal


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