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Upcoming Events
June 6th
8th Grade Promotion
7:00pm MS Gym 
 
June 7th
Last Day of School
 
August 13th
Conquer Your Locker Day for 6th Grade
9:00-10:00 and 11:00-12:00 MS Cafeteria
(Times are based upon last name) 
 
August 13th
7th and 8th Grade New Student Orientation
1:00-2:00pm MS Cafeteria 
Welcome 5th Graders to WGMS!
Our Student Ambassadors helped to welcome the 5th graders from Westwood and Lindsey to the middle school in the month of May!
 
 
Student Quotes from College and Career Day 2018
 
Overall, do you think College and Career Day was helpful to you? 
Why or why not?
"Yes, it gave me a chance to see what I could be and what the future holds which helped ease fears.  My complaint was it wasn't long enough."
 
"Yes, now I have a great understanding of what I want to do for work, in high school, and college."
 
"It was.  It informed me on my options I have in high school.  When I think about my future, I sometimes worry.  Now, I think I'm ok."
 
"Yes, it teaches people very valuable lessons about the real world."
WELCOME TO THE DISTRICT!
Welcome New Students!
 
When moving into the West Geauga School District, be sure to stop into the central office and pick up a registration packet. After completing the packet, providing the central office with 2 proofs of residency (usually gas and electric bills), the original birth certificate, and custody/divorce papers (if applicable), you may then meet with Mrs. Timmons, the school counselor, to create your child's schedule.
PLEASE BRING ANY RECORDS FROM YOUR CHILD'S PREVIOUS SCHOOL (i.e., grades, test scores, etc.) WHEN MEETING WITH MRS. TIMMONS TO ENSURE PROPER PLACEMENT.

Once your child is scheduled, he/she will be given a tour of the building and will be paired with one of our Student Ambassadors on his/her first day of school. Always remember that we are all here to provide support in those first few days when the nerves are at their highest!
 
New Student Breakfast
 
Those students enrolling before the beginning of the school year will enjoy our New Student Breakfast during the second week of school. Here, the students will get to introduce themselves to other new classmates and hear what WGMS has to offer (while enjoying a tasty breakfast!) This year's New Student Breakfast was held on August 30th during 2nd period!
 
Peer Tutoring Program
 
After the first grading period, the guidance department works with WGMS students to find Peer Tutors for the school year. Peer Tutors must meet high academic and behavioral standards. Once selected, Peer Tutors volunteer their time, at least one study hall per week, to help their fellow classmates with homework, study skills, and/or organization. Students who would like to be a Peer Tutor must submit an application to be a tutor, have 3 teacher recommendations, and have received a 3.0 or higher GPA for the 1st grading period.

Peer tutoring takes place in the guidance office and is overseen by the counselor. Parents requesting Peer Tutoring for their child should contact Mrs. Timmons. Students who require additional help may report to guidance during study hall times to get help from a tutor in the Learning Center.
 
Course Selection Guide
 
Please review our current Course Selection Guide for course descriptions, school policies, and a list of extracurricular activities.
Contact
Mrs. Dusty Timmons
West Geauga Middle School Counselor
(440)729-5943
dusty.timmons@westg.org
Resources
Naviance/Family Connections Link
Check out this site for Naviance
 
Social Media/Cyber Security Tips for Parents
 
 
 
Student Staff Survey
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8th Grade Learning Styles Inventory - STEP 1
Please click here to take the following Learning Styles Inventory.  
8th Grade Learning Styles Feedback Form
After you have taken your Learning Styles Inventory, please click here to enter your results. 
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