Daily Announcements & Activities

  • Friday, March 23, 2017



    Fuel Up to Play 60 will be hosting a dodge ball tournament this Friday, March 31 from 2:45 - 4:00. Any student that has signed up for Fuel Up online is welcome to attend. If you plan to attend, please wear sneakers and arrange for a ride at 4:00 or take the late bus. This will be a fun way to get your 60 minutes of physical activity!

    Lost and Found: We are trying something new with our Lost and Found! A couple times a month, we will be taking pictures of our Lost and Found items, and sharing them with you via email each day in an attached PDF, and then boxing them up for storage. Please call the main office (854-0830) if you recognize something that belongs to your child. 

    Jazz band students: Good luck to our Jazz Band students as they travel to Millinocket tomorrow for the Maine State Jazz Festival. 

    Totally Trades: Twenty-five of our 8th grade girls traveled to the High School VOC today for a workshop. They will leave at 7:45 a.m. and return at 1:00 p.m.

    MEA Testing: Is ongoing this week for 5th and 7th graders. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a nutritious breakfast in preparation for these tests!!

    Spring Picture Day:  Spring pictures day has been changed to Monday, April 3.   Please see flyer on our Thursday folder link to the left of this page.

    Box Tops for Education: We need your help! We would like to collect as many Box Tops as possible by May 1, 2017. The money we earn from collecting Box Tops goes towards funding various activities and equipment purchases for our school.  We will be holding a contest to see which homeroom can collect the most completed sheets. The winner of this contest will be awarded an ice cream sundae party, so get clipping!  Please glue or tape all Box Tops to the sheet provided (in homeroom mailboxes). Please be sure your name and homeroom are clearly marked on each sheet. This will make it much easier to count and to accurately track each homeroom’s progress.  Thank you for supporting Westbrook Middle School!

    The following is News from our Band and Chorus Teachers:

    March 25th is the Maine State Jazz Festival (7th and 8th grade jazz band) will take place at Stearns High School in Millinocket.   Departure time is at 9 a.m. Performance time TBA.  

    March 29th, the 6th grade Concert Band is attending the Maine Band Director’s Association Concert Band Festival at Scarborough High School. They are being dismissed from school at 1:15 p.m. The performance is at 2:30 p.m. with a clinic at 3:00 p.m. We expect to return to WMS at 4:00 p.m.

    April 7th and April 8th is the Honors Jazz Festival for accepted 7th and 8th grade honors jazz students. Concert at 3 p.m. at WHS.

    Yearbooks: The deadline for ordering a yearbook is Friday, April 7. Please see flyer on our Thursday folder link to the left of this page.

    Sports News:

    Swimming: Home meet today at Davan Pool vs. Saco @ 4:00 p.m – Bus will still leave @ 2:10 p.m.

    Indoor Track: 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.- relay only. Meet tomorrow vs. SP schools @ the Expo @ 3:00 p.m. Bus leaves @ 2:00 p.m.

    Wrestling: 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Please meet in Mr. Makin’s room at dismissal.

    Spring sport sign-ups will take place this week in the main office – Season starts the week of 4/3. The following sports are offered in the spring:

    Baseball – Softball – 7th & 8th grade only

    Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse – 7th & 8th grade only

    Boys & Girls Outdoor track – 6th – 8th grade

    You will need a medical packet filled out and returned along with proof of a physical within the past 2 years to participate unless you have previously played a sport this year at WMS.

    Other News:

    Geography Bee:  Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 WMS Geography Bee - Ryan Ball!!  Ryan is a 7th grader on Team Dirigo, and has won the Bee for 3 straight years.  Congratulations also goes to our runner up - Sydney Fickett and all our participants!

    Ryan has qualified for the State of Maine Competition to be held at the end of March.  Congratulations again, Ryan!

    WMS Facebook Page:  Please be sure to check out our new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/westbrookmiddleschool/. We will share stories, videos and photos of what we're doing as well as have helpful information available about upcoming events.

    Yearbooks: Yearbooks are now on sale and can be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  The cost for our yearbook is $17. You can upgrade your yearbook with a hardcover for $6.00, and/or a personalized cover for $5.00. Our Yearbook ID code is 11037517. The deadline for ordering is Friday, April 7, 2017. 

    MLTI Presentation Video:  If you were unable to attend the 7th and 8th Grade MLTI Parent Meeting, please click on the following link to view a video of the presentation.  WMS Laptop Meeting Presentation  After watching the video, please contact the school at 854-0830 to speak to Principal Wood and answer some questions about the video presentation.  After speaking with Principal Wood, she will make sure your student gets laptop insurance paperwork to bring home.  Again, this information is for 7th and 8th Grade parents only.

    School Expansion Project:  The Westbrook School Expansion Project, which includes a proposal to add 12 classrooms to Westbrook Middle School has passed.   For more information about the expansion, please visit www.wsdgrows.org.  Also, keep checking for dates of upcoming informational meetings and forums around the city.


    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 11:48 AM by WMS Daily Bulletin
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Early Drop Off: 7:40 AM (Students report to Cafeteria)

Bus Drop Off: 7:40-7:45 AM

Student Start Time: 7:50 AM

School Dismissal Time: 2:30 PM (M/T/Th/F)

School Dismissal Time, Early Release Days: 1:30 PM (Wednesday)

Teacher and School Hours: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM

Students will be marked as being late after 7:50 AM.

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