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 Hearing Impaired middle school for Kalamazoo county.
"The West Middle School community will offer students preparation for a lifetime of learning, enabling the student to meet
5th Grade Parent
Orientation: Our Parent Orientation will be
Wednesday Jan. 28th at 7:00 pm
in our Little Theater
Parents of 8th
graders: Join us over at Northern and Central
Parents Night are coming soon!
Portage Central High School's event is
Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30
p.m. in the PCHS gym, and
Portage Northern's is
Thursday, February 5 at 6:30
in the PNHS Auditorium. Those evenings we will
give you nuts-and-bolts information you will
need to help your daughter or son make the
decisions on class selections for the first
year at Portage or Northern or Central high
schools. You will hear about required classes
and what our sons and daughters need to do to
make progress toward graduation. We strongly
encourage you to attend the event at the school
where your son or daughter will be a freshmen
next year. But if you have a scheduling
conflict, feel free to attend the event at the
other high school;
the content will be essentially the same. And
take a look at the high schools' website for
It will be great to see you!
Principal for Portage Northern High School
Principal for Portage Central High School
At West Middle School we are always looking to
learn more and do better. In order to do so, we
would like your input for our School Improvement
Process. Please take some time to fill out this
short survey (link below) and our team will process
the feedback sometime in late February. Thank you
for taking the time to do this. "
Concusssion Awareness Forms
can be found at this
link. Feel free to contact Mr. Helsom,
Portage Middle School
Voluntary Student insurance is now available.
Find out more
Help Student Leaders Get Cash For Your Trash!
Student Leaders would like you to keep your eye out for the following recyclable items
for empty inkjet cartridges and empty laser cartridges. West Middle School can earn cash for the used items you bring in. Just bring in your recyclables for donation to the media center or front office. This collection will be ongoing - we will collect items all year round. Help us get cash for your trash!
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
Find information fast using these links!