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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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  •  Homework Help at West Lee
     
    The Homework Help after school tutoring group will be starting onWednesday, Sept. 24th.  This group is for any student that would like additional help in any subject area.  Teachers will be on hand to help out.  We meet in the library every Wednesday until 3:30.  Rides must pick students up promptly at 3:30 at the Winterlocken parking lot.  A permission form must also be signed and on file for a student to participate.  Permission forms can be obtained through the homeroom teachers or by clicking on the link below and printing.
     
     

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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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  • 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.
     
    Author Skype 1  author skype2
    signature1  signature2

     
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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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