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Portage Education Foundation

Portage Athletic Foundation

Welcome to Portage West!
Moving to new frontiers.

West Middle School is located in Portage, Michigan and serves about 690 students in grades six, seven and eight. West also serves as the Deaf/Hard of Hearing center based middle school for Kalamazoo county. 

Mission Statement

"The West Middle School community will offer students preparation for a lifetime of learning, enabling the student to meet life's challenges."

School News 

​Parent Teacher Conferences Feb. 9 & 11 from3:30-7:15
Parents and Guardians, please join us for our Winter Conference session onTuesday Feb. 9 or Thursday Feb. 11.  Attached is a more detailed letter regarding schedules and set up. ( This was e-mailed to all homes on Jan. 24.) Click Here for attachment

West Middle School February Newsletter -Click Here

West Middle School gets national recognition for its work as a Professional Learning Community -Click here to read more

PTSO December Minutes - click here

Concusssion Awareness Form can be found at this link. Feel free to contact Mr. Helsom, Athletic Director


Portage Middle School Harrassment/Bullying Guidelines Click here.

Voluntary Student insurance is now available.  Find out more here.

Support WMS When You Shop by taking advantage of the fund raising offers made by these businesses. Click here to see the list.

Safe Routes to School Initiative:
Walking & Biking Safely to School
Safe Walking & Biking Routes to West Middle

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