Upcoming Events


  • Welcome, West Orient Wolverines!
    We are so excited to meet you, 6th Graders! We will be sending information to you over the next few months and want to make sure you're well prepared for middle school. The forecasting form link below allows you to choose your elective class option. Your choices are:
    Option #1: Band (full year)
    Option #2: STEAM (full year)
    Option #3: Elective Wheel (One trimester of each: STEAM, Coding, Exploratory Art)
    Please complete this form by Wednesday, May 19th. You can contact our Main Office at 503-663-3323 if you have any questions. 
    Please also mark your calendars for 6th Graders First Day of School - Tuesday, September 7th. More details to come. 
    Thank you and #LetsGoWOMS!
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  • Dear Families,

    Here are the Immunization Rates for March 2021

    English & Spanish versions.


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  • Wolverine Newsletter 5/10/21

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  • Wolverine Newsletter 5/3/21


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  • Dear Parents,

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

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  • Dear West Orient Parents,

    The West Orient Staff is excited to be welcoming our students back in the building starting Monday, April 19th for Cohort A and Thursday April 22nd for Cohort B!

    The Bus information has been updated and is available for you through your ParentVue account. You will find your student pick-up and drop off locations, bus routes and times. 

    When you log into your ParentVue account, go to the "Student Info" tab on the left side of the screen, then scroll all the way down to the bottom of that page for the bus information.  

    If you have any questions, please contact the office for assistance at (503) 663-3323.

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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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  • Dear West Orient Families,

    Are you needing Technology help or have general questions? Here is some helpful information to help problem solve some of the most common issues and answer questions regarding technology and distance learning. 

    You can contact the Family Tech Assistance line at (503)258-4733 for help or contact our office staff at (503) 663-3323 for further assistance.

    Technology Help

    Distance Learning Help

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  • View English Calendar

    View Spanish Calendar

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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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  • 2020 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.

    2020 Immunization & Exemption Results

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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