Library RemindersDid you know?Overdue books often become lost books. Our library loses an average of 50 books per year. At a median cost of $10.00 per book, that is $500 of lost inventory and over 1/2 of our library book budget every year!How can YOU help?* Stay on top of overdue notices by checking in with your student when books are overdue.* Search high, low, in, out and at Grandma's house for missing books.*. Refund the school for lost items.* Donate popular titles for our Free Little Lending Library.
Get Ready for OBOB!Calling all readers! It's time to start thinking about OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books).Find the 2023-24 book titles here:https://www.
oregonbattleofthebooks.org/ title-list/ and visit the library to start reading!
Lifetouch Picture Day
Picture Day will be September 22nd for all students! Picture packets have been distributed to students.
Students need to bring their picture packet and money with them on picture day or you can order online at lifetouch.com
School Name: West Orient Middle School
Picture Day Date: Friday, September 22
Picture Day ID: EVT2SK42X
Feel free to contact the office at (503)663-3323 if you have any questions.
Free & Reduced Lunch Applications
Attached are applications and instructions to apply for Free or Reduced lunch. It is important to get these completed by the start of the school year if possible!
- Breakfast is free for ALL students.
- Lunch is $2.65 a day.
To confirm the status on your application, you can email Tracy Swartz or call (503) 261-4595.
Please contact the office at (503) 663-3323 if you have any questions.
Online Student Store for WOMS Gear!
We are partnering with a local business to provide access for students to purchase West Orient t-shirts and more through an online store. A few items are currently available and more to come, so be sure and check back regularly!
New ParentSquare Communication
We are excited to announce that we adopted a new form of school-to-home communication at West Orient Middle School called ParentSquare. This unified communications platform is designed to keep parents and guardians informed and encourage greater engagement and connection with [school or district name]. It provides a safe way for district administrators, school principals, teachers, staff, and parents to:
- Send and receive school and class information
- Share pictures and files
- See calendar items
- Sign up to volunteer
- Schedule parent-teacher conferences
- and much more . . . all in one centralized place!
Parents—Getting Started Video
All district and school, grade level and classroom information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text. For even more convenience, download the ParentSquare app (available for free for iOS and Android devices).
Have questions? Click the question mark in the top right corner of the desktop version or the Help tab on the app (tap the triple bar icon at the top left) to find answers to most of your questions.
Nos complace anunciar que adoptamos una nueva forma de comunicación entre la escuela y el hogar en West Orient Middle School llamada ParentSquare. Esta plataforma de comunicaciones unificadas está diseñada para mantener informados a los padres y tutores y fomentar una mayor participación y conexión con [nombre de la escuela o del distrito]. Proporciona una forma segura para que los administradores del distrito, los directores de escuela, los maestros, el personal y los padres:
- Envíe y reciba información de la escuela y la clase.
- Comparta fotografías y archivos.
- Vea los elementos del calendario.
- Inscríbase para ser voluntario.
- Programe conferencias de padres y maestros
- y mucho más. . . ¡Todo en un lugar centralizado!
Padres: vídeo de introducción
Toda la información del distrito y la escuela, el nivel de grado y el aula ahora se enviará a su computadora o teléfono por correo electrónico y / o mensaje de texto. Para mayor comodidad, descargue la aplicación ParentSquare (disponible de forma gratuita para dispositivos iOS y Android).
¿Tiene preguntas? Haga clic en el signo de interrogación en la esquina superior derecha de la versión de escritorio o en la Ayuda pestaña de la aplicación (toque el icono de la barra triple en la parte superior izquierda) para encontrar respuestas a la mayoría de sus preguntas.
Sports Participation & Insurance Waiver Form
If your child plans on participating in a Fall or Spring sport, please complete the OST Participation form, Insurance Waiver and submit a current physical (not older than 2 years).
Feel free to contact the main office if you have any questions @ (503) 663-3323 or FAX documents to (503) 663-2504
OST Participation Form English
OST Participation Form Spanish
Cook, Ravenberg, and Collins to serve in different capacities
Chartwells K12 and GBSD partner to serve up happy and healthy meals in school cafeterias
Degrees and Certifications:
Good Afternoon West Orient Families and Community,
I am excited to be joining the West Orient community as the new principal of West Orient Middle School! It is also great to be returning to the Gresham-Barlow School District where I spent the first eight years of my administrative career. GBSD has always had a special place in my heart and it feels great to be back!
I have had the pleasure to work with Ms. Catanese and Mr. Gestrin throughout the past few weeks to ensure a smooth transition for the 2022-23 school year. My goal as the incoming principal is to continue to support all of the great work that has occurred at West Orient Middle school over the past several years for students, staff, and families!
A quick bit of information about me, I will be starting my thirty-first year in education this fall. I have spent half of that time at the middle school level as a teacher and administrator. Throughout my journey, I have been a principal for seven years and believe in the critical work that occurs at the building level to help students be successful. On a personal note, I am married and have two daughters who keep us busy, even though they are in their early 20’s. When I am not working, I enjoy cooking, baking, playing golf, and spending time with my family.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet all of you in the days to come.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer break!
Principal, West Orient Middle School