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Spring Break - March 23-27
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District Announcements

Oregon's proposed funding level for schools would mean budget cuts
Community urged to contact state lawmakers [Read More]

 

Oregon's new state test - The Smarter Balanced Assessment
An academic "check-up" for your student [Read More]
West Orient Middle School Announcements
Wolverine News
The March edition of the Wolverine News is now available on this website.  Just go to "School Newsletter" on the left sidebar.
Track Season is Coming!
Track season will be starting when students return from Spring Break.  Here are some details:

Season:  Monday, March 30 through Friday, May 22.
Participants:  Boys and girls in grades 6-8.
Time:  3:45-5:15 p.m. for practices; 4:00 p.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m. for meets.
Practices/Meets:  Practices are at WOMS (occasionally at Barlow HS).  Meets at Barlow HS or other hosting schools.  
Coaches:  Cody Garrison, Scott Lustig, and Rich Kirstein.
Transportation:  Bus provided to BHS practices and all meets (one-way only).  Round trip bus only provided for the Hood River meet.
Gear:  Normal athletic wear plus weather gear.  Sprinters and some others may want to invest in specialty footwear as they progress in the events.  A team t-shirt serves as our uniform.
Events:  100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot, discus, relays.
Sign-up Information:  Need completed registration form, current physical on file in school office (no older than two years), fee paid ($80, $40-reduced lunch, $20-free lunch).
Questions:  Contact Cody Garrison, 503-258-4850 or garrison3@gresham.k12.or.us.


 
Spring Book Fair Coming in April
West Orient's Spring Book Fair will be April 27 through May 1. Come and check out the great selection of books! Online shopping will be available from April 18 through May 5. All books ordered online will be shipped for free to the school upon close of the online fair, which can be reached via this link:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/westorient.

Anyone willing to volunteer to help at the book fair should contact Carissa Strobel at strobel6@gresham.k12.or.us.  Volunteers will receive $5 gift certificates for book fair items.


 
End-of-Year Information for 8th Graders
Based on student and parent input, the West Orient teachers and administration have rescheduled the 8th grade end-of-year celebration event from the afternoon to the evening so that we can better accommodate the needs of our students, parents, and families.  For information on the plans for the 8th grade end-of-year field trip and celebration, click here.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education is an easy way to earn cash for West Orient!  Look for the Box Top coupon on hundreds of participating products.  Each coupon is worth ten cents for our school.  Just buy your favorite Box Tops products, cut out the coupon from each package, and bring them to the school office.  Thank you for supporting West Orient with this easy fundraiser!
Office Depot's 5% Back to School Program
Help West Orient earn free supplies through Office Depot's 5% Back to Schools Program.  Our school will earn credits for free supplies year round equal to 5% of your qualifying purchases.  Every time you shop at Office Depot remember to give our school identification number - #70083782 -  or just mention that you would like the credit to go to West Orient Middle School.
School Report Card
If you would like to view West Orient's school report card, click here for English version or here for Spanish version.
Assessment and Work Sample Guidelines
For information on the 2014-15 Assessment and Work Sample Guidelines, please click here.
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