WMS classroom

Parents & Students

Below you will find information, resources and links to the most commonly asked for information.

PowerSchool Public Portal

PowerSchool Public Portal can be accessed by both students and parents to view class schedules,  keep track of grades and attendance, set up email notifications, and receive comments from teachers. 

Snow Days

There are multiple ways you can find out if school is closed due to inclement weather:

  • All local radio and televisions stations announce school closings on a regular basis
  • Call the bus hotline - 231.933.1955
  • Visit the External Linkdistrict website or the school website. A pop up will come on the screen if there is a closing alert (pop up blocker must be turned off)
  • Follow the district on External LinkFacebook and/or External LinkTwitter

Want more information? View PDF DocumentSnow Day FAQs

For Students

Academic Assistance

Learning Center

Students may access the Learning Center for academic assistance, tutoring, help with study skills, etc. Computers are available for student use.

  • Learning Center Hours:   7:50 AM - 1:53 PM (closed during resource period)

WMS Counseling Staff 

Anti-Bullying Program

Bully Prevention: What's Best for West?

West Middle School believes that all children want to be successful and feel connected to a caring environment. We are committed to creating a school environment that promotes empathy. By teaching, modeling, and reinforcing interpersonal skills, as well as consequences in response to bullying, we empower students and staff to keep our school a safe and caring place for all.

Clubs & Academic Teams


  • Math Club: For more Information, contact Mrs. Taplin

Library Media Center

WMS Catalog



Library Hours

Monday - Friday
7:15 AM - 2:45 PM

Library Contact

Bonnie Smendzuik


Volunteers are always welcome in the library. Please contact Bonnie Smendzuik for more information. Thank you

School Store

WMS school store photo

Visit the School Store For All Your Titan Needs! 

Store Hours

We're looking forward to celebrating our 10th year! New 2016-2017 school store hours will be determined with student volunteers after school resumes in the fall. Stop by and see us during fall registration and open houses. 

Contact Information

Brandy Gallagher, Advisor

For Parents

Attendance Procedures

Attendance Lines

  • 6th Grade Attendance Line: 231.933.8220
  • 7th Grade Attendance Line: 231.933.8300
  • 8th Grade Attendance Line: 231.933.8260

Regular school attendance is important and a major factor in the academic success of each student.  Active participation and interaction by students in the classroom is an essential part of the instructional process and is only experienced through regular attendance. The primary responsibility for ensuring regular school attendance rests with the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the student. Through the cooperative efforts of parent(s)/guardian(s), it is hoped each student will develop attendance habits and attitudes which will be helpful to his/her present and future endeavors.

All student absences and lateness (tardies) must be communicated with the school office. 

Please be sure to include the following information when communicating with the school office:

  • Student’s full name (with spelling)
  • Teacher's name
  • Applicable date and time
  • Your name and relationship to the student 
  • Reason for the student’s absence (If ill: report student's symptoms and diagnosis by doctor if applicable)
  • Length of time you expect the student to be absent or tardy
  • Number where you can be reached

Busing & Transportation

If your busing needs change at any time, please contact your school office or call the transportation department at 231.933.1933 for more information.

Translation Services

Translation of any documents, or during any meeting, will be provided for any parent who requests translating. The process to request translation is: 

Contact your school and make a request. The school will then make the request through the Human Resources Department, and a translator will be provided. A school may use the Tele-Interpreter Service if no translator is available, or if translation services are an immediate need.


Throughout the school year, West Middle School looks for parent volunteers to help in various positions. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the main office or speak with your child's teacher. All volunteers will need to complete the district's online volunteer application and a background check before volunteering at the school. To complete the application and for more information on volunteering, please visit the External Linkdistrict's volunteer page. Thank you for your support!