Welcome to Western Middle School
An authorized International Baccalaureate School
Gordon Beinstein, Principal
Albert Sackey, Assistant Principal
Thomas Healy, Assistant Principal
Great News! Congratulations Mr. Sackey!
Western Middle School Assistant Principal Albert Sackey has been named the 2014 CT Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Read the press release on the GPS home page.
Western Weekly, December 6, 2013 Edition. (English Version). Haga clic aquí para ver la versión en español.
The last Boys and Girls Basketball try-out is today, December 6th.
Times: Boys try-out today from 4:15-5:45.
Girls try-out today from 2:45-4:15.
Don't forget our holiday concert next week!
Help us celebrate the accomplishments of our fine musicians.
Winter Concert 2
Tuesday, December 10, 2013- 7:00 PM
Band and Orchestra
The word is that the Winter Choral and Orchestral concert on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 7:00 PM was amazing and if you missed it, YOU MISSED OUT!
Click below to go to the sign up form for the holiday gathering.
More important dates!
WMS PTA is having a Scholastic Book Fair!
To be held in the MEDIA CENTER December 9 - 12. The book fair will be open prior to the holiday concert and the holiday celebration. All proceeds go to the PTA. Watch the PTA pages for more details.
LAST CHANCE!!! PRICE INCREASE!
Year books can be ordered NOW for only $31! Early orders = DISCOUNT. This special price is only available until December! Order yours today from the link below or with the order form attached! Any questions see Ms. DeBlasio or Ms. DeFeo. Click the link for information. http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01039200 Click here for the order form.
The WMS Musical for 2013-2014 is Peter Pan!
Performance dates are April 4th and 5th 2014.
Auditions begin in January. All 6th,7th and 8th graders are invited to try out.
More information later.........
The updated list of afterschool clubs and activities is available! Click on activities link in the menu bar above. The current list is available as a pdf file to print, as well as text on the Web Page.
When should you keep your child home from school for an illness?
Kathy Mignone RN, MS , School Nurse Supervisor, published the "GUIDELINES FOR CHILDHOOD ILLNESS". Please click on the document title for a link to her letter.
"LINEAMIENTOS PARA ENFERMEDADES DE LA INFANCIA". Haga clic aquí para ver la versión en español.
Flu season is coming! Help us prevent the spread of illness.
On Thursday, September 26th, Tim Green, author of more than 25 books and former NFL player, spoke to WMS sixth and seventh grade students in the auditorium. During this one-hour assembly, he talked about the importance of education and strong character as well as the joys of reading and writing.
Photo courtesy of John Friel
Updated Schedules for 2013-2014: click the link for:
"Regular Day Bell Schedule"
"Early Release/Late Opening Bell Schedules"
Grade 6 Parents : Click here for Nature's Classroom information. Forms and updated information is coming soon.
IB Update 9-16-13
On September 4, 2013 Western Middle School was recognized as an authorized International Baccalaureate School.
- Mr. Crawford
The link for the digital science textbook is available here.
Practices for fall sports: field hockey, coed volleyball and boys and girls soccer are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:45 -4:30.
Fall sports intramurals began on September 3rd. Intramurals run every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:45-3:45. We offer basketball, flag football and soccer! There are no sign-ups, all are welcome to come after school! Late buses are available for transportation home.
The 2013-14 Parent Handbook is posted. Click the quick link in the menu on the left for the current version.
Click the link on the quicklinks on the left for the GPS Parent Portal.
Homework Online and the student E-portal
are up and running. With a few exceptions, most teachers should have their homework posted. For directions on how to use the E-portal, click here.
The school building is closed at 4pm on a daily basis except during special events
Bus Reminder - For everyone's safety students are NOT allowed to ride any school bus other than the one they are assigned to and for which they have received a bus pass.
Reminder: Skateboards should not be brought to school or used on school property at any time!
NEW! 4-11-13 Items removed from this page are available on our news archive page.
Page Last updated 12/06/13 by S. Stedman