Upcoming Events


  • Sam Barlow High School 8th Grade Student/Parent Information Night

    Save the Date:

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    5:45 - 6:15 pm   

    Co-Curricular fair in the Main Gym where representatives from various athletic, activities and academic groups will be available.

    6:30 - 6:50 pm   

    A general session will be held in the auditorium for a conversation with the administration about the transition to high school.

    7:00 - 8:15 pm   

    Students and parents will have the opportunity to see presentations offering more specific information about freshman electives and our Honors and Advanced Placement programs.

    This is a great opportunity to become acquainted with Sam Barlow HS. We look forward to seeing you.  Welcome Class of 2022!

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  • Panda Express Fundraiser Event

    • Raise Money for: Orient PTC
    • When:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018  from 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    • Where:  Panda Express 2402 SE Burnside Road Gresham, OR 97080
    • How:  In-Store:  Show paper or digital version of this flyer
    •           Online: Enter 245634 in the promo code box during online checkout.

    20% of event sales will be donated to: Orient PTC

    Fundraiser Event Flyer-Click Here


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  • Transfer Information for 2018-2019

    Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.

    Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.

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  • iReady Math Lab & Homework Club on Wednesday Mornings!

    Dear Parents & Students,
    We have some great news! We will now be offering an iReady Math Lab along with Homework Club on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:30am in the computer lab beginning Wednesday, Jan 10th.  This will be in addition to our Tuesday afternoon session. We know weekends and evenings are hard for some students.  Others don't have computer access at home. So hopefully this will meet the need for more of our students. Parents will need to provide transportation to school in the morning. Students should check in at the front office when they arrive. At 9:35am students will transition to the cafeteria until the bell for school entry.
    You can learn more about iReady by visiting www.i-ready.com/tour. If you have questions about the iReady program or your child's math progress, please feel free to contact your child's teacher. 
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  • Parent Survey

    If you have not yet completed our Parent Survey for the 2017-2018 school year, please take a few minutes of your valuable time to complete our survey.  Your opinions and comments are very important to us.

    WOMS Parent Survey - Link

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  • School Calendar

    School Calendar (English)
    School Calendar (Spanish)

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  • Attendance Information Sheet

    Attendance Information Sheet - English
    Attendance Information Sheet - Spanish

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  • New Student Enrollment

    Student Registration Form - English
    Student Registration Form - Spanish
    Student Registration Form - Russian

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District News

Principal's Message

Ms. Catanese

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.

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.
  • Engaging arts program that includes band, choir, and world music.
  • New STEAM elective classes at 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
  • New technology including interactive whiteboards and projectors, amplification devices, chromebooks, and an updated infrastructure!
  • Strong level of parent and community support.

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

Our school theme for the 2017-18 school year is “Use the FORCE: Friendships, Opportunities, Respect, Cooperation, Excellence.” 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, but we know we can not accomplish this goal alone. We believe it takes a “FORCE” from all stakeholders—parents, students, staff, and the community— to accomplish our goals with the greatest success.

Effective communication is our priority and key to student success! 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 to our School News page. 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. Parents and students are encouraged to utilize ParentVUE weekly to track progress. Tuesday News can be found under Our School > School News and ParentVUE can be found under Parents > ParentVUE.

I am honored to serve as principal of West Orient Middle School. If I can ever be of assistance, please call me at 503-663-3323 or email catanese@gresham.k12.or.us
In the meantime...May the FORCE be with you!

Elise Catanese
West Orient Middle School