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 Middle will be closed for Easter Break starting Friday afternoon, March 27.
    We will resume classes Monday, April 6.
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  • Last Day to Order Yearbooks Online
    Is April 15.
    See the post further down on this page
    for ordering information.
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  • West Lee Celebrates Black History Month

    On Thursday, March 12, 2015 the Pride Connections Club hosted the annual Black History Month Celebration at West Lee Middle School. The theme for this year's celebration was "The Harlem Renaissance." There were performances by the West Lee Pride Steppers and songs from Ms. Shaylena Wood and Ms. Melanie Parker.  Mrs. Lisa Bellini, Ms. Lavonne Stover, and Ms. Edna Stephens read poetry selections from Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou.  The West Lee Jazz Ensemble, led by Mr. Devin Rauson, gave beautiful performances of “Killer Joe” by Benny Golson and Cannonball Adderley’s “Work Song.”  Mrs. Valerie Nelson read the poem, "My Goal," written by Ruby Wallace, the same age as many of our students. The poem was an inspiring look into the goals and dreams of a young girl of color written a couple of generations before.  Although much delayed by the effects of weather on our schedule, the Black History Month Celebration was a moving and thoughtful event that was well worth the wait.




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  • So How Do You Know When

    It’s the Pi Day of the Century?

    When you see West Lee students (the self-proclaimed Tie-Dye Pi Groupies) in tie-dye shirts with numbers on their back, of course.  Two of Mrs. Susan Davis’ Math II students, Marissa R. and Ashlyn S., decided that celebrating the Pi Day of the Century required a special touch.  So they took it upon themselves to collect tee shirts, tie dye them, mark them with the first ten digits of Pi, and share them with their classmates.  Though you can’t tell it from the picture, the students are lined up in the appropriate Pi order.

    And what, you may be asking, is the Pi Day of the Century?  This year is the only time this century that the date (3-14-15 at 9:26 and 53 seconds) matches the first 10 digits of Pi (3.141592653). And for the math lovers out there, it happens twice!   Enjoy your Pi (Day).

    Pi Day Tie Dye


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  • Learning Math the Angry Bird Way

    Students in Mrs. Susan Davis’ Math II classes have been getting into the math of Angry Birds.  The students are studying quadratics, which form the basis of the flight paths taken by the birds in the game.  For a two-day project, each student was given a bird with specific information regarding its flight. Some were given an equation, some a table, some a graph, and some just points.  From the information given, each student had to figure out the path—a quadratic equation—his or her bird flew and give the maximum height, roots, axis of symmetry, and the distance traveled.  In addition, the students had to tell whether the bird would hit one of the two pigs placed on the chart.  As you can see from the pictures, the students took their game calculations very seriously. 



     
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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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  • West Lee Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
     
    On Thursday, September 25, West Lee staff accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.  Students were able to purchase buckets of ice water to dump on the staff member of their choice.  The event was scheduled after school on the early-release day. The “lucky” staff members who were selected took their freezing showers like troopers despite a temperature that hovered only around 69 degrees. In total, $490, representing 98 buckets of ice-cold love, was raised.  All proceeds will be donated to the Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter of the ALS Foundation.  Both West Lee staff and students are very proud to have participated in this service learning project.  Go Pride!

     

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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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