• 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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  • AVID Teachers Attend Dallas Summer Institute
     AVID Texas

     
     
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  • Exploratory Night
     
    On Wednesday, May 7th, the West Lee MS Exploratory Department, Exploratory Night for our rising 6th grade students.  We understand that coming from elementary school to middle school can be intimidating and confusing. Exploratory Night is a chance for rising 6th grade students to come and find out more about the Exploratory classes that they can take while here at West Lee.  We hope that will relieve some of the anxiety of the unknown world of middle school.
    Mr. Blake's Band and Miss Ray's Chorus students performed solos and in small ensembles.

    Miss Shonka's Art classes had artwork on display.  

    PE, AVID, Computer Skills/Business, STEM and Biotechnology had displays with information about their classes.

    STEM and FFA also had information available about their clubs.


     
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  • West Lee Middle Takes First Place in Lee County’s 2nd Annual STEM via Robotics Competition
    The Robotic Pride, West Lee Middle School’s Robotics Club, successfully competed at the Lee County Schools robotics competition held Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center. West was matched against teams form East Lee and SanLee to see which team’s robots could be programmed to maneuver various obstacle courses as quickly and efficiently as possible. The Pride brought home a trophy for most points during the floor competition as well as the grand prize trophy for total points overall. Coaches Shawnteya Hayes and Elizabeth Jackson are extremely proud of all club members and appreciate their hard work in designing, building, and programming their robots for the competition. We would like to thank all of our parents for their continued support throughout the year. Thank you to East Lee and SanLee for a job well done.
    Robotics Team

    The Team Members photographed are:

    1st Row (left to right): Mrs. Hayes, Timothy U, Dominic R, Jeffrey P, Irvin C, James P, and Zion C.
    2ndRow (left to right): Ms. Jackson, Crystal K, Joey D, Echo N, Dalton P, and Luke B.

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  • NCSU Chemistry Field Trip
    They did a chromatography experiment assisted by professors from the Chemistry department and graduate students at Fox Lab on the NCSU campus. Also, members  the Chemical Honor Fraternity took them on a tour of campus.Students experienced the Free Expression Tunnel and stopped at the Bell Tower for a picture.  After lunch, Dr. Feducia and Dr. Ghiladi did one last chemistry "show stopper" demonstration. The Field trip is the culminating activity of a semester long Chemistry Partnership between the NCSU chemistry department and West Lee Middle School.
     

     
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  • Mr. Christopher's Class Skypes
    With A Famous Author
    On April 24th at West Lee Middle School, Mr. Christopher’s AVID students enjoyed an awesome opportunity to converse with a real author via Skype.  After reading The House of Dark Shadows, Mr. Christopher’s students Skyped with Robert Liparulo, the author of the book.  Mr. Liparulo spent an entire class period answering questions the students had about the book and the writing process in general.  On top of the Skype conversation, the author was also generous enough to send each student a personalized autographed bookplate.
     
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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.
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  • Joan Scott Memorial Poetry Contest 
    Congratulations to Addie Mejia! Her poem "As the Leaves Fall" has won honorable mention in the Joan Scott Memorial poetry contest, sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society. It was selected from dozens of entries from elementary and middle school students across the state. As a winner, she will receive a certificate and a free copy of this year's Pinesong book, the anthology collection of contest-winning poems from the NC Poetry Society.  Addie received her prizes and read her poem at the annual Awards Day at the historic Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, NC on May 24, 2014.

     
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  • NCSU+WLMS=SCIENCE
    NC State chemistry professors, Dr. Reza Ghiladi and Dr. Jeremy Feducia, came for the first of several visits, to Amy Braren's sixth grade science classes this week. Mrs. Braren had completed a unit on the study of energy and the professors brought several exciting lab demonstrations and hands on energy activities.
     
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    Students saw water separated into Hydrogen and Oxygen and were shocked when a balloon full of Hydrogen atoms were excited and exploded. They were amazed when salt particles in a pickle were energized causing the pickle to glow. Gummy Bears were sacrificed in the name of science and students got to see a very rapid, and explosive, example of what happens during digestion. Creating a battery out of potatoes was the last challenge of the day. The professors will be back again in March and April and a field trip to NCSU is planned for May. This program is funded by a grant by the American Chemistry Society and specifically designated for outreach to schools. Mrs. Braren is also a participant in the county's Essentially Science Math-Science Partnership grant with NC State.
     
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 Art Work from Samantha Shonka's Students

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