Weekly Wednesday Update - October 31, 2018

Weekly Wednesday Update - October 31, 2018
Posted on 10/31/2018
No school this Friday. Stay warm!

Good afternoon, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for October 31, 2018.

Thank you to all the students and staff that dressed up for Halloween today. Everyone looked great!


School News


Interact will be meeting Thursday, November 1st after school, 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the library.


SEACAMP Information Meeting

Is your seventh grader interested in attending SeaCamp San Diego in June 2019? There will be an informational meeting for seventh grade families next Thursday, November 1st, at 6:00 pm in the West Jeff library. Registration materials will be available. Please contact Mr. Malcolm if you are interested but unable to attend.

Sea Camp is an optional summer trip for 7th graders (going into 8th grade). The program is a combination of marine science workshops and labs with field activities that include snorkeling in a marine reserve, a trip to sea on a marine research vessel, a visit to Sea World or the San Diego Zoo, study at Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Stephen Birch Aquarium, and exploration of living tidepools, kayaking and snorkeling in Mission Bay.


November 2nd

Please note there will be no school on Friday, November 2nd, for staff development.

Lost and Found at West Jeff Middle, October 2018 The contents of the Lost and Found will be sorted and usable items donated to the Mountain Resource Center at the end of next week. Please come in to see if you can claim any of the lost items.


8th Grade Drama Performances

On Monday, November 5th, our 8th grade drama students will be performing original one-act plays, including a rewrite of the movie Titanic, a parody of The Office, an improvised play inspired by Jimmy Fallon, and more. Their performance will take place at 6:30 pm in the cafetorium.


7th Grade Writing Composition Blog

Earlier this month, students in 7th grade Writing Composition started to blog. Many of their pieces are honest, powerful, and full of voice. They can be accessed through Ms. Kavanaugh's Classroom Blogs; scroll down to see students' blogs on the right. Please feel free to comment and share any insights you may have.


Social Change Day Fair

On Thursday, November 15th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, the 8th grade students in Mr. Fisher’s classes will be conducting a Social Change Day Fair, which will consist of over 50 students running dozens of tables on a variety of social issues and causes: homelessness, animal rights, space exploration, gun rights, capital punishment, domestic abuse, and many others.

Our students have been working very hard on their tables and need an audience! Adult relatives and community members are invited to attend Social Change Day and provide real-world feedback to our students. Please email Mr. Fisher at to let him know if you can attend.


Yearbook wants your sports photos!

If you would like photos of your athletic activities considered for inclusion in this year’s yearbook, please share them with Mrs. Kavanaugh by November 29! You may send action shots or team photos by email to or leave prints, discs, or thumb drives in her teacher mailbox in the main office. Please include the names of all athletes in the photograph and the team name. For more information see your friendly neighborhood Yearbook staff.


PTA News

Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, November 15th at 2:30 pm in the library. There's no pressure to volunteer, just come and check out what's going on.

Please feel free to reach out to or follow the West Jeff Middle PTA via e-mail, the PTA website, the PTA Facebook page, or join online.


Community News

High School Musical JR at StageDoor: StageDoor’s Junior Company is performing High School Musical JR the first two weekends in November. Tickets for evening and matinee shows on November 2, 3, 9, and 10 are $12-14 at

Wrestling: Mountain Grapplers practice begins November 5. Please direct questions to Coach Ryan at or 303-870-2372.

Scouts BSA: An informational meeting for girls ages 10-17 and their families interested in Scouts BSA, the new program offered by Boy Scouts of America, will take place at 6:30 PM on Monday, November 12th at Evergreen Lutheran Church.

Conifer Christmas Parade: The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme for the 2018 Conifer Christmas Parade, sponsored by RE/MAX Alliance, is Candy Land. Applications are open for both organizations that want to participate in the parade and businesses that want to sponsor a parade entry.

AFW School Program: West Jefferson Middle has partnered with American Furniture Warehouse to receive a donation of 2% back on all purchases and 4% on Simmons products purchased from AFW using our school code: WJMS68. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Jefferson County Public Library events: Please follow the links for more information on upcoming programs at the Evergreen and Conifer branches.

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