Reminder: No school tomorrow - Teacher's Workshop Day
Creative Writing: Is cancelled for today
5th Grade Math Team: will meet today after school in Mr. Fortin’s room.
Leadership Club: We will be having an important trip meeting this evening at 6:00 p.m. in Mr. Moulen’s room. This meeting is for all students and their parents who are traveling to Costa Rica.
Student Council Food Drive: This week and next, we will be having our annual food drive. The items will be donated to the Community Center. We always have a TON of food and items to donate and they are always very appreciative.
GT Math: The Annual Challenge Plus (G/T) parent nomination forms are due back by this Thursday, 3/15/18. Please have students turn them in to the main office or they can be turned in to Mrs. Urban.
Band and Chorus News: It’s a busy month in the band and chorus realm. Make note of the following dates in case you want to attend one of these wonderful concerts!:
The 6th Grade Band and Chorus concert will be rescheduled. Please look for an email from Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Andrade as our original reschedule date will not work. Please note: The concert will NOT be held on Thursday, March 22nd, as stated in a previous email from her.
March 19 (Monday) - Westbrook Jazz Night (Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band) 6:00 p.m. @ WMS PAC
March 20 (Tuesday)- 5th Grade Band and Chorus Spring Concert 7:00 p.m. @ WMS
March 27 (Tuesday) & March 28 (Wednesday) - Concert Band Fest. (WMS Wind Ensemble & 7th Concert
5th grade band news: We will have three full band rehearsals to prepare for our upcoming concert. Please mark these dates and be sure your child has their instrument! Thank you for your help! Students have concert music to practice in addition to their assignments! The remaining date is: Monday, March 19. SPRING CONCERT: Tuesday, March 20 @ 7 p.m. in the WPAC.
Spring Picture Day is coming up on Wednesday, March 28th. Students will bring home a form this week that will allow you to choose a pose and a background. NO MONEY needs to be sent in with this form. Students will get their pictures back in April and they will be sent home for you to look at. If you choose to keep some or all of the pictures, you will send in the appropriate payment at that time. If you do not wish to purchase pictures, please send them back to the school for collection.
Northern Star Recipients: Alexis Mangal, Faith Beaulieu, Madison Brown, Jordan Velez-Saylor, Aubrey Blake, Ali Jalil, Keo-Boramey Chhay, Liam Backman, Henry Huntley, Faith DiFazio, Zaineb Dherib, Amjed Al Jashaam, Jackson Sanders. And the winner of the drawing is: Ali Jalil! Congratulations to all!
Yearbook: The Westbrook Middle School Yearbook is now on sale. Please order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Yearbook code: 11037518.
Laptop News: If you were not able to attend the MLTI meeting and you are a parent of a 7th grade student who has not attended a previous meeting, a video has been posted on the WMS website (westbrookschools.org) that you will be required to watch. After watching the video, please call the main office at 854-0830 to speak with Principal Wood regarding the video.
Westbrook swam in their second meet of the season on Friday against Windham. The Falcons had a strong showing from the following swimmers...
Placing first in their events were: 200 Medley Relay - Ethan Aube, Maxim LaPlante, Kaleb Dubay, Ryan Howard; Girls 50 Butterfly - Ava Lamontagne; Girls 50 Backstroke - Sydney Frazier; Boys 50 Backstroke -
Maxim LaPlante; Girls 50 Breaststroke - Ivy Manning; Boys 50 Breaststroke - Jason Blake; Girls 50 Freestyle - Sydney Frazier; Boys 50 Freestyle - Kaleb Dubay; Girls 100 IM - Ava Lamontagne; Girls 200 Freestyle Relay - Sophia Schildroth, Hoyam Zackaria, Sheylan Hamm, Sydney Frazier; Girls 100 Freestyle
Ivy Manning, Boys 100 Freestyle - Maxim LaPlante
Our next meet will be on Monday, 3/19, at the Community Center against South Portland. The meet will start at 4:30 because South Portland gets out of school late. Next Friday 3/23, we are away at the Biddeford Y.M.C.A. This is a late meet at 7:00p.m. That means that the swimmers will go home right after school and return to Westbrook Middle School to catch a bus at 5:30.It is the only time this year that this will occur. Please make me aware of any issues.Thanks in advance. We will also swim at Riverton on 3/30.
Indoor Track: The second meet of the indoor season resulted with a victory over King and Windham middle schools. Saturday saw Westbrook’s Sarah Muka set a new record in the sr shot with a throw of 35’3” (breaking her new record set earlier in the same meet). Other first place finishers for the girls were Graca Bila (hurdles), Rose Dihn (hurdles), Haley Ball (600), Lilly Ranco (440), Madison Boucher (shot), Karla Melgar Chinchilla (240) and the 7th grade relay. On the boy's side first place finishers were Herlin Martinez (hurdles), Aidan Pecoraro (hurdles and the open 100), Bronson Damon (440), Raheim Burke (shot), Reid Garber (hurdles), Tristan Rost (40 and 300), Jakob Neptune (240), William Kosoff (440) and the 7th and 8th grade relay teams. Here is a list of other top 4 finishers (scoring points):
For the Girls:
Kiya Dow (shot), Morgan Shibles (hurdles), Sarah Muka (40), Marie Ange Lomomboli (240), Leah Cromarty (shot), Brianna Lopez (hurdles), Madeline Taber (240), Amelia Buxton (440) and the 6th grade relay team.
Marie Ange Lomomboli (high jump), Kayla Rairdon (1000), Nyagoa Yoy (shot), Natalie LaBrie (hurdles), Amelia Buxton (40), Leah Cromarty (150), Mackinna Campbell (240), and the 8th grade relay.
Morgan Shibles (hurdles), Izzy Griffith (open mile), Alexis Karantza (300), Hillary Carroll (shot), Madelin Taber (40), and Madilyn England (240).
For the Boys:
Ayden MacWhinnie (open 1000), Joaquim Bila (shot), Caleb Toman (240), Hunter St Cyr (300), Dominic Brunner (shot), Ilios Millett (40), Stephen White (150), and Sharpman Muhirwa (240)
Camden Bessey (open mile), Mukutar Ibrahim (open 1000), Logan Wiley (300), Matthew Bodman (shot), and Jason Shakley (440)
Caleb Toman (high jump), Garrett Bosse (hurdles), Joaquim Bila (240), Ahmed Omar (300), Jason Shackley (40), and Abifatah Mohamed (150)
To those reading, scoring takes place in each division (except the open mile, 1000, and high jump). That is why you see multiple same place finishers for the same event. Congratulations to all and all that participated! Next meet on Saturday vs. Bonny Eagle and Moore @ 6:30 p.m. Students will need to be at WMS at 5:30 p.m. to catch their bus.
Wrestling: Meet cancelled for tonight. Practice/meeting with Mr. Maken 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. @ WMS. Athletes will be participating in a tournament on Saturday, March 17th, @ Sanford HS. Bus leaves @ 6:00 a.m.
Indoor Track: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Swimming: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. @ Davan Pool
Spring sports sign-ups will begin today. All students wishing to participate in a spring sport should check their email and fill out the form to sign up. All students must have doctor’s proof of a recent physical (within the last 2 years) and turn in completed athletic paperwork. Any student who has NOT participated in a sport this school year must click on this link: WMS Athletic Participation Forms & have these forms filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. We offer the following spring sports: Girls & Boys Outdoor Track – Open to grades 6.7 & 8; Girls & Boys Lacrosse – Open to grades 7 & 8 only; Girls Softball – Open to grades 7 & 8 only; Boys Baseball – Open to grades 7 & 8 only
Students wishing to participate in sports MUST complete the Athletic Participation Form and must have written proof of a physical within the last 2 years. Any student without proof of a recent physical will not be allowed to participate until this is received. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Foye at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click here for Westbrook Middle School Athletic Participation Form. For information regarding sites for sport activities for the year: https://sites.google.com/site/smmsacathletics/facilities.