Upcoming Events


  • Bruin Camps and Athletics Information

    Dear 8th Grade Families,

    Please see the attached PDF's for the upcoming Bruin's Summer Camp and Fall 2022 Athletics Information.


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  • District Calendars for 2022-2023

    Dear Parents,

    Here are the District Calendars for all levels for the 2022-2023 school year.


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  • In-District Transfer Requests

    Parent Requests For IN-DISTRICT Transfers

    Accepted March 1-31, 2022 * Deadline is March 31, 2022

    The Gresham-Barlow School District will accept in-district transfer requests for the 2022-2023 school year during the month of March only.

    If you live within the Gresham-Barlow district and want your child to attend a Gresham-Barlow school outside of your attendance area, you need to request an in-district transfer. If your student currently has an in-district transfer and is moving from elementary to middle or middle to high, please submit a new request.

    A digital transfer request form is linked below and also will be available on the Transfers section of the district website, http://gresham.k12.or.us/Page/2249. The link to this form can also be emailed to you directly if you request it from any GBSD school or district office. Forms must be submitted by March 31, 2022.


    English Transfer Request Google Form

    Spanish Transfer Request Google Form

    You will be notified in writing after review of all requests. Please note: kindergarten and first grade requests may not be decided upon until late summer after elementary registration. For further information, contact the Gresham-Barlow School District Office at 503-261-4575.


    Solicitud de los padres para Transferencias DENTRO DEL DISTRITO

    Se aceptan del 1º al 31 de Marzo del 2022 * Hay plazo hasta el 31 de Marzo del 2022

    El Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow aceptará solicitudes para transferencias dentro del distrito para el año escolar 2022-2023 durante el mes de Marzo solamente. Si ustedes viven adentro del distrito y quieren que su hijo(a) asista a una de las escuelas de Gresham-Barlow afuera del área de su vecindario, necesitan una solicitud de transferencia del distrito. Si su estudiante tiene una transferencia dentro del distrito corrientemente y pasará de primaria a secundaria o de secundaria a preparatoria, ustedes deben entregar una nueva solicitud.

    La solicitud digital de transferencia estará disponible en la sección de transferencias del sitio web del distrito, http://gresham.k12.or.us/Page/2249. El vínculo a esta solicitud también se puede enviar directamente por correo electrónico si lo solicita en cualquier escuela del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow u oficina del distrito. Las solicitudes se deben presentar antes del 31 de marzo.

    Ustedes serán notificados por escrito después de haber revisado todas las solicitudes. Por favor noten: Solicitudes para kindergarten y primer grado no serán decididos sino hasta finales del verano después de las inscripciones para primaria. Para mas información por favor contacten a la oficina del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow al 503-261-4575.

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  • 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

    Insurance Waiver Form

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  • Immunization Rates March 2021

    Dear Families,

    Here are the Immunization Rates from March 2021.

    English & Spanish versions.

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  • WOMS Bell Schedule 2021-2022

    Here is our Woms Bell Schedule for 2021-2022


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  • OST Out of School Sports & Physical Forms

    OST English Registration

    OST Spanish Registration

    Physical Form

    Insurance Waiver

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  • Dear Parents,

    This is the initial letter that informs parents of their rights in regards to student testing by the state. 

    The 30-day Opt-Out forms will be sent home later in the year.

    English Annual Notice

    Spanish Annual Notice

    Russian Annual Notice

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  • School Calendars 2021-22 

    School Calendar (English

    School Calendar (Spanish)

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  • Rights and Responsibility Handbook

    The Parent/Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook for the 2021-2022 school year is available to review.

    R&R English Handbook

    R&R Spanish Handbook

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  • West Orient now has apparel and shoes available for purchase

    Apparel: westorient.gearupsports.net

    Shoes: gearupsports.net/shoes

    West Orient Gear Up Sports - Flyer

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at West Orient Middle School

    Let's Talk!

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Principal's Message

Phone: 503-663-3323


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Catanese


I’m Elise Catanese, principal of West Orient Middle School, home of the WOLVERINES. As a community of learners, the students and staff at West Orient Middle School strive to practice respect, responsibility, relationships, and results. High standards and expectations for each student in regard to academic performance and responsible citizenship are the foundation of our school. It is with pride that we hold these high standards and ask each of our students to commit to maintaining the extraordinary record of achievement and contribution that has been the legacy of West Orient Middle School students.

School Mission

Wolverines are EPICEngaged Persistent Intentional Career and college ready

School Vision

All students are socially, emotionally, and academically prepared to reach their fullest potential.

School Communication

Communication is key to student success! All school information can be found on our school website, westorient.gresham.k12.or.us. Our weekly newsletters, Wolverine News, are created on the Smore website and contain the most current information including school announcements, upcoming events, important dates, and school celebrations. Wolverine News is emailed to parents weekly via School Messenger and uploaded to our school website. ParentVUE is another valuable communication tool that provides parents and guardians access to information regarding their child’s academic progress, current grades, attendance activity, and class schedules via the internet. Both Wolverine News and ParentVUE can be found on our school website. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WOMSwolverines.

School Theme

Our theme for the 2021-22 school year is Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It.  At West Orient we feel that if you have a dream and believe in yourself, that you are more likely to achieve whatever it is you set your mind to. It's called a positive mindset. Research shows that by practicing a positive mindset every day you're better able to handle stress and have better mental and physical well-being. This year our goal is to have a positive mindset and encourage everyone to behave in a more positive and optimistic way! 


If I can ever be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Go Wolverines!

Elise Catanese
West Orient Middle School

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney