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
WMS Presents Roger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Shows will be March 5-8 at
7pm. Tickets are on sale for $7. Come and join us for this terrific
March Newsletter - Click the Blue Link
7th Grade ACT Parent Presentation:
Interpreting ACT Explore Results
March 13th @ 7:00pm
West Middle School’s Little Theater
Learn how to read your Student Score Report
Understand what “College Ready” means
Why ACT, Why now?
*Please bring your student’s Score Report & ACT
Staff from all three Middle Schools will be in
If you have any questions, please contact your
school’s principal or guidance counselor.
Middle School is proud to present
The hour-long musical adaption of this enchanting
fairy tale is perfect for the entire family. Hearts
of adults and children alike will soar when the
slipper fits! Show dates are
March 5 – 8 at
7 pm. Tickets are
$7 and on sale at the West Middle School office
Feb. 24. Tickets
will sell quickly, buy them early.
March is Reading
West Middle School has
an exciting opportunity with Barnes & Noble to help
raise funds during the week of March 16-22.
There will be a special kick off event on Sunday
March 16 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Westnedge Barnes
& Noble location. West will receive 20% of
purchases made in store (including bakery and
March 16-22 -
click here for an instore reading voucher.
In addition, West will receive 20% of all online
purchases March 16-27click
here for an online reading voucher.
Please use our bookfair ID: 11313947.
Please make sure that you try to get your student
an athletic physical this summer if you can to
avoid any kind of situation during the school year
where your student surprises you with needing one
in order to participate in a sport.
Athletic physicals are good on or after April 15th
of the current school year until the following
April. Mr. Helsom does not carry athletic
physicals over from one school year to another.
When in doubt, please email him to confirm that
your student has a physical on file for the current
school year. He can be reached at
Concussion Awareness Forms
can be found at this
Please click on the link, print the form off, sign
the second page and turn it in to the main office.
Students must have a form signed and on file in the
office in order to participate in
school activities. Questions about concussions or
the materials? Feel free to contact Mr. Helsom,
Athletic Director at West Middle School at
Pay to Participate Information: Please
for information regarding the new Pay to Participate program for middle and
Portage Middle School
Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits: The following link provides information
for parents on the new free and reduced meal benefit application process.
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!