Upcoming Events


  • Wolverine Newsletter 6/7/21

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    Want an opportunity to take charge of your student’s future? Give them a summer filled with in-person learning and fun!

    It’s Fun: Your student will take part in fun learning activities with their friends. Hands-on activities and plenty of time spent outdoors with other students will make this the highlight of their summer!

    It’s learning: Academics is mixed with the fun! Your child will sharpen the math, reading, and writing skills needed to start strong when school begins in the fall!

    It’s no-cost. All transportation and breakfast/lunch included.

    Click on the links below for more information!

    Summer Camp Flyer - English

    Summer Camp - Spanish

    Summer Camp - Russian


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  • 6th and 7th Grade Materials Return Plan 2021

    The 6th and 7th grade materials return event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th from 2 PM - 6 PM and on June 17th from Noon - 4 PM. Students will need to return their Student ID badge and any books that have been checked out to them. If the student has checked out a wifi hotspot, that will also need to be returned at this time.

    Drop-offs for 6th and 7th grade will be in front of the building. Just pull through the drop-off lane and leave your books, badge, and wifi hotspot (if one was checked out)  with the staff member on duty.

    6th and 7th graders will keep their assigned Chromebook over the summer and will bring it back to school in the fall.

    Students in Hybrid learning cohorts may drop-off their badge as they leave the school on the last day of school for their cohort. If all of their books have been returned, there will be no need for these students to return any materials during these scheduled drop-off hours.

    6th & 7th Materials Return Spanish 


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    The last day for 8th graders is rapidly approaching, and with it a time to celebrate and get ready for the transition to high school.

    On the afternoon of June 14th from 4 PM - 6 PM we will be hosting a reverse parade at West Orient for families to drive through and celebrate students’ accomplishments and achievements. All students and families are invited to attend this drive through celebration of students’ middle school experience and promotion to high school.

    Students will receive a certificate in recognition of their completion of 8th grade. As a special feature of the event, all 8th grade students will also receive a special transition gift bag to help them on their way to high school. Students won’t want to miss this!

    At the end of the parade route, there will be collection stations for student door badges, library materials and technology - including Chromebooks, chargers, and hotspots. Students should plan to bring these items with them so they can be turned in all at the same event.

    If a student or family is not able to attend this event, students can return materials and pick up their certificate and gift bag by contacting the office and making separate arrangements.

    We’re looking forward to seeing you at this special event!


    8th Grade Parade Spanish




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  • Wolverine Newsletter 6/1/21

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  • Dear Families,

    Here are the Immunization Rates for March 2021

    English & Spanish versions.


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  • Dear Parents,

    There are New Student Health Centers avaialable. Please see the Flyer

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    First Student is working hard preparing the bus routes for the start of in-person hybrid learning beginning April 19. With that said, the information currently in Synergy & ParentVue for student bus routes may not be necessarily accurate. If you've checked your student's transportation information in ParentVue prior to this communication, please check it again after this Thursday in the case that anything has changed. If you have any questions regarding your bus route, please contact First Student at 503-665-8193.

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    The new CDL/Hybrid schedule will begin April 19th.
    Please note the new start time of 8:20 AM for advisory class.
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  • Rights & Responsibilities English Link

    Rights & responsibilities Spanish Link

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  • Parents & Guardians,

    Communication with our families and safety for all students are very important to us at West Orient Middle School.  Here are a few key items to to help ensure communication and student safety.

    • Please update your contact and emergency contact information often.  Many time we are unable to contact families when needed. In case of an emergency it is imperative that we are able to reach you.
    • ParentVUE is an important tool to track your students grades, absences, class schedule, change demographic information and much more. If you do not have a ParentVUE account please contact the office at 503-663-3323. 
    • Log into ParentVUE
    • Download ParentVUE Getting Started Guide (pdf)
    • Periodically we send out School Messenger Broadcast email messages.  Please do not unsubscribe from receiving these messages.  We try to only send out important information to you as we do not want to overwhelm you with too many messages. If you unsubscribe you will miss receiving important information.  Please contact the office if you would like to re-establish the email connection and begin receiving our email messages.
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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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District News

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 newsletter, Wolverine News, contains the most current information including school announcements, upcoming events, important dates, and school celebrations. Wolverine News is emailed to parents weekly and we upload a copy under the Wolverine News link on 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 2020-21 school year is Mission PossibleOur mission is to prepare our students for the best comprehensive distance learning experience possible. I can assure you that our teachers have been working relentlessly to prepare lessons and activities and provide outstanding opportunities for online learning. However, we can not accomplish this mission alone. I encourage you and your student to join us in this mission. We ask that you guide and support your child's learning by ensuring that they:

  • Attend all classes, arrive on time, and be prepared and ready for the day's learning.
  • Complete and turn in all assignments on time.
  • Consistently communicate with their teachers.
  • Know that you expect them to succeed in school.

 We are strong and we are EPIC (Engaged, Persistent, Intentional, Career & College Ready) and together we will make this Mission Possible!

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

Go Wolverines!

Elise Catanese
West Orient Middle School