Academic Excellence 2018-2021
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.
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.
GoFan online ticket information for parents and students
You will need to update the district URL in order to use the ParentVue/StudentVue App. Please see the directions below.
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
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 .
We're excited to start our social-emotional groups via the Family Branch meetings. Mrs. Starry and Mrs. . . .
Congratulations to Ms. Paige Swaim for being the recipient of the Hatcher and Frey's Teachers Wish List . . .
Congratulations to Ms. Eileen Scott on receiving the Bruin Ambassador award. This award is presented . . .
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.
“ 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)