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And the Winner From West is...
With a close 2nd place to Legend!
Honorable Mention goes to False Prince, Starters & Cinder. Congrats all, it is not too late to read all of the SSYRA books to receive special recognition.
National Poetry Month
The month of April is National Poetry Month. National Poetry Month is when schools, publishers, libraries, and poets come together to celebrate poetry and it’s creative nature and culture. Since 1996, thousands of organizations across the country host and participate through readings, festivals, workshops and more. Below are some of the poems we are using at Charter West to celebrate National Poetry Month and how the students reacted to them.
“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, is a symbolic narrative poem where a man heard a tap at his door while he was half asleep trying to get over his lost love Lenore. The tapping was merely a Raven, and the man’s natural instinct was to talk to it. As he asked questions the Raven only would answer “Nevermore.” He continued to ask questions, each getting more personal, but the Raven’s vocabulary was limited to “nevermore.” Please click on the title to read the full poem.
“The Highwayman” By Alfred Noyes is a narrative poem about a robber on his way to see his girlfriend Bess after a robbery. The next day soldiers show up instead of the highwayman and they tie her up with a gun to her chest waiting for the highwayman to come back. He takes her life in order to warn him but when he tries to get away it does not work. Please click on the title to read the full poem.
“The Fable” by Ralph Aldo Emerson is a narrative poem about a squirrel and a mountain that fight about space. Please click on the title to read the full poem
Duke T.I.P.’s (Talent Identification Program) Award
Congratulations to the following students for state and grand recognitions from the Duke TIP’s Program. Duke TIP’s stands for Talent Identification Program. Seventh grade students who score extremely high on their FCAT’s and do well in school are eligible to take the SAT and the ACT along with 11th and 12th graders at local high schools. These students get a snapshot of what the test is like so they can prepare for when it really matters!
Congratulations to Maria Lakdawala for getting the Grand Recognition of Southeast U.S!
PPCMS-West Wins Award from Florida Department of Education
PPCMS-W does it again! National Blue Ribbon and School of Excellence has been our past passion.On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, it was no April Fool’s joke! Dr. Michael Olson, a representative from the Florida Department of Education School Of Choice Office presented Ms. Flowers, Mr. Castellano and our leadership team an award for being chosen the top three out of 144 schools as an exemplar school. This means that our teaching and learning is above and beyond – so much so that the Department of Education would like to tape some of our classes and showcase it to the entire state on how to implement the Florida State Standards! The other two schools that will be a part of this are the Aventura City of Excellence and the Tallahassee School of Arts and Sciences. When asked why our school was chosen, Dr. Olson said immediately, “Student engagement. It is clear that students express themselves and are participating in class.” Thanks, Dr. Olson, and expect to see a professional television crew on our campus in May 2014 so that we can share what we know!
West Campus Proudly Supports S.O.S.
For more information on how to Save Our Schools, please read more.
Announcements and Upcoming Events
PPCMS-West Middle 2014-2015 Dance Team and Cheerleading Tryouts
We are preparing for next year's 2014-2015 Dance and Cheering Team by holding tryouts to be held at Central Campus Middle from May 27-29 for dance at 3:30-5:45pm and May 30 for cheerleading. Participating students must have all forms, including the Sports Authorization 2014-2015 Form with copy of medical insurance and notarization, to board the buses (at dismissal) transporting students from West to Central Campus. Students must be picked up at the Central Campus Car Line by 5:45pm. Students who are not picked up at the designated time will not be eligible to participate as a member of these teams. For more information email Lhurbert@pinescharter.net
Spring Pictures are due on Monday April 28th. Please bring back the pictures if you do not want them or an order form if you keep them.
Band Solo and Ensemble
Congrats to the band members who went to the Band Solo & Ensemble Competition. There was a great turn out, with a total of 226 students participating. Out of those 226 students, 186 received Superiors, 20 received an excellent. PPCMS-west family congratulates all students and we will miss the live music in the hallways.
Last Day to Check Out!
Last day to check out books from our school library is May 7 for 8th graders and May 9th for the rest of the students. Please plan accordingly.
Honor Roll Breakfast
On May 16 there will be a breakfast honoring those who achieved straight A's 3rd quarter. The breakfast will be during 1st period. More on the morning announcements.
Talent Show, The Night of Stars
On May 16th, 2014 at Walter C. Young Pembroke Pines Charter West’s students will have a chance to showcase their wonderful talents. The show starts at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. It showcases between 20-25 acts including 6-8 graders. Tickets are $5 each and go on sale lunches and before school in room 223 starting April 21st. Raffles and food will be served during intermission. All proceeds come back to the school so come out to support us on the night of the stars.
Happy for the FCAT
Miami Heat FCAT Tips Video
Please click the image to watch your guide to acing the FCAT. Good luck from PPCMS-West. We know you will all do great!
Take Our Poll
Please click on the image above to take today's poll. Test your brain power or just provide us with your opinion. Polls consist of brain teasers, school related issues, word knowledge, and general trivia. Answers to trivia questions are provided the following day!
Fifth Grade Articulation - May 15th
On May 15th the Fifth Grade Articulation starts at 6:00 P.M. sharp. Parents only please. Topics such as classes, schedules, orientation for students and any questions, Parents are concerned with.
High School Matriculation
If your child will be entering the ninth grade at the Pembroke Pines Charter High School, please click the image above for a very important PowerPoint presentation concerning important information pertaining to your child's upcoming school year. Should you have questions or concerns, please call Ms.Thomas at 954-538-3700.
Click here to stay informed of all that is happening at the West Middle Campus.
General Information Links
Code of Student Conduct
Guide to Proactive Discipline
Promotion and Retention Criteria
Medical Authorization Forms
Before Care 2013-2014
After Care 2013 - 2014
Sports Permission Form
Parent Informational Videos
Click on the links below to find out more information on topics pertaining to your child's education.
Click on this picture to download the fourth quarter reading log.
Click image to see the top 5 books students are currently reading and the top 5 readers at the West Campus.