FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2024




MONDAY ~ 7th grade Boys Basketball ~ East A @ West A 4:00, West Blue @ SW Silver 4:00, West White vs South Black @ North 5:15; 8th grade Boys Basketball ~ South Red @ West Blue 5:15

TUESDAY ~ 7th grade Boys Basketball ~ West A @ STM A 4:15; 8th grade Boys Basketball ~ West A @ STM A 5:15

WEDNESDAY ~ HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ; 6th grade Boys Basketball ~ Festival 3:30


FRIDAY ~ 7th grade Boys Basketball ~ SW A @ West A 5:15; 8th grade Boys Basketball ~ SW Hawks @ West Blue 4:00






Thank you all for your donations to help support Builders Club’s food drive for Feeding South Dakota! A total of 353 items have been donated. Mr. McGeehon’s E/I class was the winner of the pizza party with a total of 102 donations!


February is American Heart Month ~ Take good care of your hearts and tell Nurse Jill about it to be entered in the drawing for a prize! Do something good for your heart, write what you did or what you learned, and bring the note to the office. Remember the 5 topics we discussed this week at lunch: Physical activity ~ Eat healthy ~ Get quality sleep ~ Reduce stress ~ Avoid smoking.  Happy Heart Month everyone!  – Nurse Jill




·        $30.00 per team (make checks out to WMS PTA and leave in the office)

·        Only 12 teams…first 12 teams to sign up get to play

·        Registrations due by Friday, March 1 @ 3:00pm

·        Participants must be current students at WMS

·        All teams are CO-ED with minimum of 4 girls on each team

·        All teams MUST provide a parent volunteer who is in attendance for the entire event (parents do not play, but will either referee or keep score/time

·        1st and 2nd place will play a teacher team at the end of the tournament

·        Awards will be given Monday, March 11 during lunch

You must have your roster sheet filled out with parent volunteer and money to be turned in. Once you have turned in your sheet you cannot switch any players!  Roster sheets and dodgeball rules are in the information center located outside the main office.

 The Doodle for Google Contest has begun.  Please stop by the art room to pick up your official entry form.  The theme this year is “My wish for the next 25 years….”. 

The deadline for this contest is Wednesday, March 13th.  Thank you.  Mrs. Penfield


The 2024 Railroad Ledger Art Project is underway! Please stop by the art room to sign up for your historic ledger page and permission slip for this art contest. Any media may be used, e.g., oil, watercolor, charcoal, collage, etc. and the subject must relate to the railroads. The artwork and permission slip are due to Mrs. Penfield on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024. Stop by the art room today!


“Students who are planning to run the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Relay on Sunday, June 2, need to have your families confirm with Ms. Welch either with a phone call or text message within the next week. We will be submitting paperwork for sign-ups in the next couple of weeks. I’m grateful for those who are stepping up to the plate to do something truly wonderful for Shelby Lillebo and her family. We want to keep her spirit thriving here at West. Shelby impacted many of us with her positive outlook on life. It is a big commitment on your part as a participant, and I’m already so proud of you! We have a team of freshmen at Stevens who are putting together a relay as well! Thank you! 🙂


After school academic interventions will be held in the following rooms for the week of  

                FEBRUARY 12-16

6th grade – Ms. Welch room 224

7th grade – Mrs. Peterson room 126

8th grade – Mrs. Hast room 121


BREAKFAST IS SERVED DAILY FROM 7:30AM – 7:50AM       Breakfast price is $2.40 Lunch price is $3.45 – MILK served with every meal

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 ~ French Toast Sticks, Sausage Patty & Hash brown Rounds; Build your own salad; Hardboiled Egg & Cheese, Breadsticks; Peanut Butter & Jelly Uncrustable Bundle


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 ~ Cheese & Marinara Meatball Sub Sandwich; Italian Combo & American Cheese Sub Sandwich Bundle; Peanut Butter & Jelly Uncrustable Bundle


 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY ~ Kiernan Dover 6th grade; Ainsleigh Hallock 7th grade;

                                                                                                                                       Athan Dobbs 8th grade

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEKEND ~ Braylinn Jensen, Tristyn Fox, Jacob Martinez


                                                                                                                                                                                                         West Middle School
Extra-curricular Activities/Clubs

1st Nine Weeks – Cross Country

Girls Volleyball

7th/8th Grade Boys Football

2nd Nine Weeks – Boys Wrestling

Girls Basketball

3rd Nine Weeks – Boys Basketball

8th Grade Girls Choice

4th Nine Weeks – Track


Knowledge Bowl – Knowledge Bowl is a competitive trivia/knowledge activity. As a team, compete against other schools to answer questions on various topics. Meets after school twice a week and only goes until November, with competitions on Saturdays.

Builders Club – Builders Club is a student-led club in which students collaborate and brainstorm projects that benefit the school and those in need in our community. Past projects include activities to spread kindness in partnership with the Live Like Lilli Foundation, food drives for Feeding South Dakota, and fundraisers to raise money for local non-profit organizations. We meet after school about once every two weeks.

Student Council – Student Council is a group of students interested in student government and the betterment of West. Student Council Officers plan and organize many activities at the school; dances, spirit days, and holiday activities. Officers are in  7th and 8th grade and student representatives are from all grade levels.

Coding Club – The West Coding Club is for any student interested in learning more about coding.  Various coding languages are available to learn.  GWC (Girls Who Code) is an organization focused on raising interest in coding for girls.  The online learning platform will be utilized through GWC for both girls and boys.  The club will run this fall to complement the Robotics Club.  The club will meet on Mondays after school starting mid-September.

Robotics-LEGO – Robotics Club gives students the opportunity to learn about robotics, coding, engineering/design, and culminates with a team competition in the First Lego League Robotics competition in November.  The robotics club will meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45.

Gamers Club – Gamer’s Club is an extracurricular club hosted on Tuesday’s after school from 3:15-4:15. Club members will play card games/board games/video games with other students! All grade and skill levels are invited!

West Wolves Teen Choice Book Club meets twice a month during lunch starting in late October and ending April 1.  Students commit to read from the SDSL Teen Choice nominated books.  A minimum of 5 books needs to be read by April 1.  Student rate/vote on the books they read to help determine the South Dakota State Library Teen Choice winner.  This club is for reading enjoyment and book club lunch in the library consists of open, friendly discussions.