Beginning Tuesday, March 10, the school day at West Lee will be extended 15 minutes.  Classes will now end at 3:00 pm.  This change in schedule will be in effect until the end of the school year. 

 
 

 
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  • West Lee Students Show Off Their Talent

    On Friday, April 10, West Lee held a talent show giving students a chance to display their skills to the school. Acts ranged from dance to acrobatics and from singing to playing musical instruments. Teacher Amy Braren spearheaded the show as well as MCing it. The student body had a great time seeing and hearing their peers perform and greeted each act with enthusiasm. The winners received a beautiful—and tasty—candy bouquet. Those receiving recognition were:

    Sixth Grade:

    First Place Ellie B.

    Second Place Ariel D.

    Third Place Gustavo C. and David R.

                 Hallie H., Riley V., and Emily S.

    Seventh Grade First Place: Alex C.

    Eighth Grade First Place: Sy H.

    Congratulations to all the students who were brave enough and talented enough to perform. You are all winners, and we look forward to seeing what you and others have to show us next year. 

     


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  • West Lee Hosts Exploratory Night

    All rising sixth graders who will attend West Lee Middle next year are invited to our Exploratory Night, April 22, 5:00-6:30 pm.  Exploratory Night features information about the elective offerings at West along with Health and PE. The night is designed to give current fifth graders a chance to learn about the options they have for classes outside of the required Core requirements. In addition, students can learn about Exploratory clubs and be entertained by the West Lee Chorus and Jazz Band.  The evening promises to be enjoyable and informative.  Please click on this link to learn more about the evening.  We hope to see you there.

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  • Yearbook Logo

    West Lee's 2015 yearbook is now available for preorder. There are a limited number of books in production, so reserve your copy early.

     

    Yearbooks may be purchased online with a credit card at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/Use order number 10569 to quickly reach West Lee's information. Nameplates for yearbooks may only be ordered with the online sales. The online sales will remain open through April but may close early if the books sell out.

     
    Non-preordered copies will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis when books arrive in May. The cost will then be $30; so order a copy now to be sure to get your yearbook and save a little money.

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  •  Voices Into Action Awards West Lee Mini Grant
     
    Voices Into Action, an organization that partners with communities to support access to healthy, affordable food and safe places to be active, has given Ms. Melanie Parker, West Lee's Biotechnology teacher,  a mini grant to build and maintain a garden at our school. Below is the article published on the Voices Into Action website.
     

    West Lee Middle School Garden:

     

    West Lee Middle School received a 2014 mini-grant from Voices into Action to start an educational garden on school grounds. Melanie Parker, an agriculture education and biology teacher at West Lee, will bring her students outside for hands-on learning as they cultivate fruits and vegetables that will then be shared with other students and their families. Melanie and her students, along with West Lee Middle’s Student Council, are learning how to build garden beds, thanks to help from the high school FFA. All of Melanie’s students, 6th through 8th grade, will get a chance to work in the garden as part of their agriculture education curriculum.
     
     
    Soon, Melanie and her students will plant fall and winter seeds—like broccoli and lettuce—in the school’s greenhouse; these seedlings will then be planted in the new garden beds when they are complete. Working in the garden will give students a chance to get out of the classroom and enjoy some physical activity in the outdoors, while giving them the skills and knowledge to tend to and grow healthy and delicious garden fruits and vegetables.
     
     To learn more about Voices Into Action and see what other projects are going on in the region, visit http://voicesintoaction.org

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  • Bring Your Own Device at West Lee Middle

     
    West Lee Middle School is participating in Lee County Schools’ Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.  Students will be allowed to bring internet capable devices for use in class work in lieu of using a school-provided device.  All devices must meet minimum standards, and parents and students must sign an agreement regarding the use of such devices.  If you are interested in participating in BYOD, click on the link below to download the appropriate documents and forms.   Please read the documents very carefully before submitting the paperwork. If there are any questions, contact Andy Booth (abooth.wlms@lee.k12.nc.us) or Omar Macias (omacias@lee.k12.nc.us).
     
     English: BYOD English
     
    Spanish:  BYOD Spanish

     
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  • AVID School Supply List 
     
    West Lee Middle is implementing AVID school wide (Advancement Via Individual Determination) this year.  We're very excited about putting in place strategies and practices that encourage students to prepare for whatever school or career path they follow.  One of the strategies we will be using is having a common set of tools to organize note taking. We ask that all students bring the following supplies with them to school.
     West Lee Middle School AVID Supply List

    • ž 3-inch 3-ring binder
    • ž Set of 10 dividers
    • ž Loose leaf paper
    • ž Glue sticks
    • ž Highlighter
    • ž Color pencils
    • ž Handheld pencil sharpener
    • ž Pencils
    • ž Pens
    • ž Post it notes
    • ž School agenda

     

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  • WLMS Music and Chicks 
    West Lee Middle Band, Chorus and Orchestra joined Save The Children and Great American fundraising to send chicks to underprivileged families in Guatemala, Bangladesh and South Sudan.  During our fundraiser, instead of receiving a free item from the catalog, students sent a chick to one of these countries.  These chicks will grow up to provide eggs for the families to eat as well as be able to sell at the market for extra income.
    chicks chicks2

     
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 Art Work from Samantha Shonka's Students

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