Adopt-A Family Collection Day

December 7, 2018



Happy Friday, Wildcat Families!


Please forgive this being a day late, but it was for a very good reason.  That reason? Joy…

I know I talk about joy often, and anytime you use the same word over and over it can start to become almost too common.  This is one of those times that there is no better word to use. The Season of Giving provides an opportunity for so many people to experience true joy.  I have seen the faces of the families on the receiving end. There were tears of joy and gratitude. Yesterday (and for the last week) I got to see the faces of those on the giving end (of all ages).  There were literally tears of joy and gratitude as well. This is special...this is what makes us human...this is what helps us connect to others in a deep and meaningful way. I am so grateful for all those in this community that have played a role in continuing this tradition.  

I have to take just a second to give a shout out to our Theatre Program for some great entertainment this week!  I think the 5th graders really enjoyed it, and I hope some of you have been able to catch it!

I also have to brag a little on 7th grade science.  They have been working through all the systems of the human body.  The most recent was the digestive system, and the highlight was when they got to code Spheros to take a journey through the digestive system!  It was pretty cool, and the narratives were terrific.

There is really only one info item this week for our Orchestra parents.  Unfortunately, the Orchestra concert that was scheduled at COTA this weekend has been cancelled due to weather.  We do have the holiday concerts right around the corner for all of our fine arts programs.  We are also enjoying our basketball season as they are now a few games into it. I love getting to see our kids doing things they are proud of and that are outside the classroom.  It is rewarding entertainment!

I hope you are all able to spend some relaxing time this weekend and stay dry tonight.  




Dianne Carter


Counseling Department Request


We are trying to make our waiting area a more tranquil space and are in need of a few items (gently used is always welcomed):


tall lamps

small fountain

clorox wipeable furniture

diffuser and essential oils

stress balls/interesting tactile objects for kids
snacks (cheez-its, goldfish, pretzels, chips, fruit snacks, gluten-free alternatives)

Thank you in advance for your donations!!!


WRMS Counselors 






We are wrapping up (pun intended) our Season of Giving event this afternoon. Thank you to all of our WRMS families that that donated wish list items and gift cards! After school, our volunteers will be organizing and packing up your generous donations to get them ready to deliver to the 50+ families that we are supporting this holiday season. Please know that your generosity will touch the lives of many folks who will have a brighter holiday by knowing that the community at West Ridge cares.






Mark your calendar...The Holiday Cookie Exchange is Wednesday, December 19!

West Ridge holiday tradition includes the Cookie Exchange for our wonderful staff!  Every WRMS staff member will receive a plate of homemade holiday cookies to take home on December 19.  Who bakes the cookies, you ask?  Our amazing Wildcat families!  Please click HERE to sign up!

Cash donations also welcome at the office.  Questions, please contact  Ho ho ho!




 Don't want to miss a thing this year at WRMS? Join the Wildcat Club on Facebook!



It's a GREAT Day to Be a Wildcat!

Karen Martin and Terri Ganem-Budiselich

WRMS Wildcat Club Co-Presidents

Yearbook photo of the week


In November, the Board heard reports on several topics including the official and final enrollment update, new course proposals for 2019-20, the third category review (facilities) for a potential bond and the annual college admissions report. You will notice there are numerous opportunities for discussion and involvement; please participate as you are able.

We invite the community to join the discussion on our fourth category, Student Programs & Support on Dec 11. Visit for more information.

Everything is marked down. Come get Westlake merchandise, including the famous $5 t-shirts! 100% of the proceeds benefit every player, team and coach at WHS. Chap Store is located inside the Chaparral Stadium. Sale runs December 12, 13, 14 & 19 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Learn, share & celebrate the history of our community on Dec 10, 11:30 AM at the Westbank Community Library.


Friday - December 7, 2018
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Saturday - December 8, 2018
All day
Monday - December 10, 2018
4:05 PM - 5:05 PM
Tuesday - December 11, 2018
All day
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday - December 12, 2018
All day
3:39 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday - December 13, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday - December 14, 2018
All day
Saturday - December 15, 2018
All day

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