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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  

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 high schools
Our Eighth-Grade 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 more information.
It will be great to see you!

In thanks,
Jim French                                                                              Eric Alburtus
Principal for Portage Northern High School                                   Principal for Portage Central High School


February Newsletter - click here

Parent Survey: 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, 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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