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  • Harvest Hustle Fundraiser

    A message from Orient PTC: This week we kicked off our 4th annual Harvest Hustle fundraiser!  We are EXCITED to make this the BEST YEAR YET!

    Our Goal is to raise $15,000!!! This fundraiser supports our school’s investment in technology, school improvements i.e. a new PA system in the gym, student furniture, STEAM lab equipment, our Positive Behavior program and Teacher Grant Fund.  These programs touch every classroom and every student at West Orient.

    This FUNdraising event creates SCHOOL SPIRIT and RAISES MONEY for INNOVATIVE and CREATIVE LEARNING opportunities for your STUDENTS!

    A flier was sent home last week! (Flier attached).

    For every $20 your student turns in, they will be entered into a Prize raffle!  We will be giving away tons of prizes!

    ~Students can turn in Cash or Check donations to the Front Office.  Please include STUDENT NAME and Homeroom Teacher when turning in $$.

    ~Online donations can be made here: https://squareup.com/store/orient-parent-teacher-club   (Enter the STUDENT NAME in the NOTE to MERCHANT when checking out, so that your student receives credit for the donation)

    ~Turn in Donations from NOW thru OCTOBER 18.  FINAL DAY is 10/18.

    Please ENCOURAGE your student to FUNDRAISE. TOGETHER, We can ACHIEVE this GOAL!!  

    SIGN UP to VOLUNTEER at the HUSTLE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4aaca82ba7f94-2019

    Questions??  Email - WOVolunteer@gmail.com

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  • Lifetouch Picture Re-take Day!

    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    9:05am-11:30am

    Photo Day ID:FO739643Q1

    Click here to view picture packet prices

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  • SafeOregon.com

    All kids should feel safe at school and in their communities.  

    SafeOregon gives kids, parents, schools and their communities

    a way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence. 

    Together, we'll empower people to speak out and spark a change. 

    Report A Tip

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  • West Orient's Calendar of Events for the 2019-2020

    West Orient's Calendar of Events is a great source of information all in one easy to view format.  This is a compiliation of activities and events happening this year at West Orient Middle School.

    West Orient's Calendar of Events - Click Here

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  • Student Registration Information

    Enrollment Packet  (New students to our district)

    Spanish Enrollment Packet (New students to our district)

    Registration Fees

    Supply List             

    School Calendar     

    Spanish - School Calendar

    Immunization Requirements 2018-2019 

    Immunization Requirements 2018-2019 - Spanish

    Immunization Requirements 2018-2019 Russian

     

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  • New, updated GBSD Mobile App coming soon

    Learn more

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  • Fred Meyer Rewards Card Fundraiser

    You can help WOMS earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

    • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to West Orient Middle School at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
    • You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number, TN147.
    • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping West Orient Middle School earn a donation!
    • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
    • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.

     

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  • Proposed Social Science Resources


    A teacher selection committee has recommended the adoption of McGraw Hill’s Networks as the new primary Social Science resource for GBSD middle school classrooms. Networks is a combination of digital and print resources aligned with the new social science standards adopted by the Oregon Department of Education. With school board and budget approval, these resources will begin being used in classrooms in the fall of 2019.

    Stop by the school to see a sample of the student textbooks, or click on this link https://www.gresham.k12.or.us/Page/8164 to see digital samples.

    Reach out to Director of Teaching and Learning at kautz@gresham.k12.or.us with your feedback or questions.

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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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  • Thank you Orient PTC & Local Businesses

    for helping with our school's Harvest Hustle fundraiser!

    Receiving these funds will allow our school to purchase Chromebooks, water fountains and more.

     

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  • Early Arrival & Late Departure of Students

    West Orient’s school hours are 9:05am – 3:35pm.

    There is morning supervision available in the cafeteria beginning at 8:35am on M, Tu, Th & F and 9:35am on Wednesdays.

    Students should not arrive to school prior to these times unless they are attending our Wednesday morning Math iReady from 8:30am – 9:30am. Students should be dropped off at the cafeteria door and not the front office. 

    In the afternoon there is no supervision of students after 3:35pm. Students should be picked up no later than 3:45 pm. There is no after school supervision available. Thank you for your understanding while we work to keep all children safe.

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  • West Orient's Bus Snow Routes 

    Flyer of snow routes

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at West Orient Middle School

    Let's Talk!

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  • 2019 Immunization Results

    The State of Oregon requires schools to notify parents of their immunization rates for each required vaccine.  These rates will be posted on our school’s website, in our school office, and sent home to parents.  The rates attached are the exemption rates as of the February exclusion date - which is always the third Wednesday of that month.  Schools are required to publish this information twice each school year.  These rates will be posted within thirty days of the February exclusion date.  The same information will be shared again during the first month of school next school year.  Again, these rates are collected and tallied each February.

     2019 Immunization & Exemption Results

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  • Receive School Reminders/Updates via Text Message!

    Sign up to receive messages from your child's school and GBSD!

    Learn more here

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  • Attendance Information Sheet

    Attendance Information Sheet - English
    Attendance Information Sheet - Spanish

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Principal's Message

Ms. Catanese

Phone: 503-663-3323

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Catanese

Greetings,

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.

What we celebrate:

  • High academic and behavioral standards.
  • Dedicated and collaborative staff that focuses on teaching and learning to improve student growth and achievement.
  • Positive and safe school climate & culture.
  • Strong level of parent and community support.
  • New STEAM elective classes at 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
  • New technology including interactive whiteboards and projectors, amplification devices, chromebooks, and an updated infrastructure!
  • New bond improvements such as new classroom furniture, floors & paint, and new security upgrades.

We are proud of these accomplishments and look forward to building upon them in the upcoming school year.

School Theme

Our theme for the 2018-19 school year is “DOn’t quIT”  At West Orient, our common goal is to prepare every student for success, NO EXCUSES! We want each and every student to improve, grow, and achieve! We will accomplish this together with a DO IT, Don’t Quit mindset.

Student Registration

Student registration will be on Tuesday, August 21, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Please note that school pictures will be taken during registration. We strongly encourage you to register your child at this time to ensure a smooth enrollment.

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, Tuesday News, contains the most current information including school announcements, upcoming events, important dates, and school celebrations. Tuesday News is emailed to parents on Tuesday afternoons and we upload a copy under the Tuesday 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. You can sign up for ParentVUE during registration on August 21. Both Tuesday News and ParentVUE can be found on our school website. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WOMSwolverines.

Bond Update

Our school is getting a new and refreshed look! We are very excited about our new classroom furniture, fresh paint, new floors, security upgrades and more! We can’t wait for you to see it! Thank you again for supporting the bond and Gresham/Barlow schools!

 

I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at 503-663-3323 or catanese@gresham.k12.or.us.  I look forward to an amazing year! 

Sincerely,
Elise Catanese
Principal
West Orient Middle School

"DOn't quIT"

 

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