Community/School Events and Announcements
Westland Save the Dates
Your child will have 3 opportunities to visit Westland
prior to the first day of school. These
opportunities are optional. RSVP’s not
School Visits – Welcome to Westland
This field trip is for the elementary
schools that feed into Westland. They
will bring their 5th grade students to Westland for a tour. Students will also be treated to a
performance by the Westland orchestra, band, and chorus. If your child is
future enrolled, but not from a feeder school, please contact Ms. Kohlerman in
the counseling department at 301-320-6525, in order to attend.
May 23, 2018 – 10:15 to 12:00
2. Sneak Peek Visits
This is a counselor initiative for new
students. The counselors will provide
students with an overview of Westland and give them an opportunity to meet other
students who will be joining them in the fall.
Time is available for them to practice opening lockers.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
9:00 – 10:30
11:30 – 1:00
3. County Wide Student Orientation
This is a half day for new students to
meet the teachers and follow a 7 bell schedule.
Busses are running on this day.
School will be from 8:15 to 12:00.
August 30, 2018
Career Star Program
The counseling office is
excited to announce our Career STAR program for the 2017-18 school year. Westland
Middle School offers programs that will foster positive work behaviors and
future career options for students. We
would greatly appreciate your help in providing Westland students with a
first-hand look into the work world.
Your experiences will provide valuable information as they plan their
future. We are looking for one parent
volunteer each month to share information and insights into their career.
Career STAR is held once a
month from 8:15-9:00 AM. Presentations are given in the Media Center. Please use the Sign-up Genius link below to
register for and upcoming date.
Gallery of Career Star Presenters
STUTI KHEMANI is a Senior Economist in the Development Research
Group of the World Bank. Her work consists of research and data analysis
to understand problems of economic growth, prosperity, inequality, poverty,
health and education. Based on technical analysis of data, and generation
of evidence, she provides advice to powerful policy-makers around the world, in
governments and beyond. Her research and advisory work spans a diverse range of
countries, including Benin, Bolivia, China, India, the Philippines, Nigeria,
Tanzania and Uganda.
| ENGDA HAGOS – “I was born and raised in Tigray, located in Northern
Ethiopia. After high school, came to US and attended the University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign where I earned my Bachelor of Science from the Department of
Cell and Structural Biology in May of 1998. I obtained my PhD in Cellular and
Developmental genetics from the University of Georgia in 2007. After I earned
my PhD, I decided to study Cancer Biology focusing on Colon Cancer research. I
did postdoctoral work at Emory University from 2007-2010. Currently, I am
tenured associate professor in the Department of Biology at Colgate University,
Hamilton NY. My research background in the Biology Sciences generally, and
Cancer Research specifically focused on human health. My research mainly
focused on molecules that prevent cancer.”
p.s. For the fall semester, I
am at the NIH as a director of off-campus director and teaching courses
including cancer biology to 16 Colgate students.
Star Lessons 2016-2017
Counting by 7's - A lesson on overcoming personal struggles, cooperation and
Empathy - A lesson on developing empathy and being caring in an MYP
Kindness - A lesson on kindness as a universal language that transcends
race, religion, ethnicity and nationality.
Let's Talk About Inclusion - A lesson on reflecting on our own prejudices and stereotypes.
Mindset - A lesson on Growth and Fixed mindsets and the
power to change oneself.
Personal Body Safety - A lesson on knowledge is power: how to recognize abuse and
knowing when and how to get help.
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