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Congratulations go out to
Mr. Kyle Cook, WBMS Choir Director, who is moving on to the semi-final round for the National Music Educator of the Year award.
Way to go, Mr. Cook!
We Bruins are all very proud of you!

 

Mrs. Howell facilitated the Student Advisory Council at our outdoor classroom.
Great student voice and feedback came from our talented Bruins

Attention Parents and Guardians:
Impact Aid Survey Cards will go home on Tuesday, October 19th
All cards should be completed, signed, and returned on October 26th

A huge thank you to Orange Theory Fitness in Suffolk!

Through their school supply drive, they donated all of these supplies to our school for students in need. 

Handle with Care

If your family is experiencing difficulties at home, we would like to provide additional support at school. We understand that you are not always able to share details and that’s okay.  If your child is coming to school after a difficult night, morning, or weekend, please email “Handle with Care,” to your assistant principal and/or guidance counselor.  Nothing else will be said or asked.  This will let us know that your child may need extra time, patience, or help during the day.

6th Grade

Jodi Howell, Assistant Principal
Vicki Moore, Counselor

7th Grade

Stephanie Galloway, Assistant Principal
Ray Hines, Counselor

  8th Grade

Kathy Clifford, Assistant Principal
Kari Kiser, Counselor

GoFan online ticket information for parents and students

  • Beginning this school year 2021-22, Chesapeake Public Schools is providing an opportunity to purchase online and mobile tickets for ALL middle and high school athletic events (which includes all sports for home and away games). Search for “Western Branch Middle School” Purchasing tickets online permits fans to easily access and share tickets (email or text) without standing in line.
  • All middle and high schools will have a dedicated GoFan page for ticket sales. The service, which enables attendees to pay and access tickets electronically. This service will begin for high schools on Monday, August 23, 2021. The middle school tickets will be available prior to the start of their season.
  • High School and Middle School students will be able to purchase a student athletic event pass to attend regular season athletic contests in Chesapeake. The cost of the pass is $20.00.  The pass will be available on each school’s GoFan page.  Students will redeem their passes using their smartphones.
  • Students will also be able to purchase a student athletic event pass card at each high school and middle school.  This card must be presented at each athletic contest.  The cost of the card is also $20.00
  • All school accounts can be accessed using the GoFan.co (not .com) website. (There is a link to an apple iOS App for GoFan located on the website)
  • Provided are two video links giving instructions for redeeming tickets and transferring/sharing tickets with friends and family

GoFan Information for Schools

Accessing ParentVue and StudentVue – App Users:

You will need to update the district URL in order to use the ParentVue/StudentVue App. Please see the directions below.

1.   Open the ParentVUE / StudentVUE mobile app on your phone or tablet
2.   Click the gear in the bottom left corner to access Settings
3.   Click “Add another district URL”
4.   Look for “Chesapeake Public Schools” and the new entry should have the path https://va-cps-PSV.edupoint.com
5.   Click YES after selecting the new entry to link to the new servers.
6.   Login to access your information.

ParentVUE/StudentVUE Web (Browser) Users:

The web address (URL) to access ParentVUE and StudentVUE on a computer has changed. Please update any bookmarks, favorites, or links you may have set on your personal computer, smart phone, or tablet to access the new log-in screen. The new web address is https://va-cps-psv.edupoint.com .

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BRUIN NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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WBMS Positivity Breeds Success!

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Quotations

When I think about what brings a smile to my face, the first things that come to mind are all the organizations we have at Western Branch Middle School. … What separates Western Branch Middle from the pack is all the clubs that our teachers volunteer to sponsor so that our students can feel connected to Western Branch Middle School. With more than 45 clubs here, it’s not uncommon during the week to find 10, 12, 15 organizations here after school. It’s a very active school, and that’s what we love about Western Branch Middle; it always brings a smile to my face to see kids heavily involved with our activities.
(Kambar Khoshaba, Principal)

Remember to be kind and always remember that you are loved.
(Avery Eure, Student)

I love the principals. I love the teachers. I love the staff. They are very supportive. They’re helpful. I love the fact that they reach out to you. They make sure that you know what’s going on concerning your children. Even more so, I love the fact that my son feels safe and he loves being here.
This is a tremendous school.
(WBMS, Parent)

Amy Daniel

“ As a former student and now a teacher at WBMS, I continue to be amazed at the resilience and creativity of our WBMS family of students, parents, staff, and administrators. Although we could not physically be together for the last few months, we were able to stay connected and showcase our Bruin spirit through videos, virtual events, spirit weeks, and social media. I will always be proud to be a Bruin!.
(Amy Daniel, 8th Gr. History Teacher)

Remember that every rainbow follows a storm; so, always stay positive even when times get hard.
(Tremayia Dotson, Student)

Tremayia Dotson

WBMS Parent

Kambar Khoshaba

Avery Eure

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MILITARY

Western Branch Middle School | 4201 Hawksley Drive | Chesapeake, VA 23321
Office: 757.638.7920 | Fax: 757.638.7926
Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 2:53 p.m.

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