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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 Hearing Impaired 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  

West Middle School Talent Show - click here for more information

8th Grade Parent Night:
If you will have an incoming freshman at Portage Northern (Welcome Class of 2019!!), but were not able to attend the 8th Grade Parent Night on February 5, here are the opening presentation and the parent booklet from that evening. If you have further questions, please contact our Counseling department.

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Scheduling  for 2015-2016 at West Middle School- If you have a child entering 6th, 7th or 8th  grade at West Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year, click on the following links for scheduling forms and information 2015-2016 Parent Input Form ,
2015-2016 6th Grade Registration Form , 2015-2016 7th Grade Course Selection Form ,
                        2015-2016 8th Grade Course Selection

March Newsletter - click here

Concusssion Awareness Forms 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.

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

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