Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Click the picture below for access to all WHMS election speeches
(then follow directions on the brick wall)


Western Hills Middle School and Hope Highlands soccer teams unite for a moment of silence in memory of Maddie Potts! Photo Credit L.E. #maddiepotts

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

From the desk of Mr. Vesey

Hello Western Hills Community,
I want to thank all of the parents that were able to attend Open House last week.  We appreciate you coming in and especially for enduring the heat!  We hope that it was enjoyable and informative.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Your feedback is always welcome.
There are a number of attachments with this email from the PTO.  Please take the time to look through them all, as our PTO works very hard to support the students of Western Hills Middle School.

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Walkathon, will be taking place on Friday, October 20 at the Cranston West track.  Please see the attachments for this very important event. We would greatly appreciate doing all that you can for this fundraiser.   

5 Guys Fundraiser
Also attached to this email is the flyer for our 5 Guys fundraiser.  Please consider eating at 5 Guys (and bring along friends) on the dates listed on the flyer.

Flu Clinic
A flu clinic will be held at Western Hills Middle School on Wednesday, October 18 from 4-6:30 PM in the gymnasium. This clinic is open to anyone 3 years of age or older. You can register online at www.the wellcomp.com/school and your form will be sent directly to the clinic, or simply fill out a consent form when you arrive at the clinic. Although insurance will be collected, there is NO OUT-OF-POCKET cost for anyone regardless of whether or not they have health insurance.
We encourage all students, parents and grandparents to get vaccinated against flu.
For more information, visit www.health.ri.gov/flu or call the RI Department of Health information line at 401-222-5960.

The Fall sports season is in full swing with our soccer and cross country teams.  Our boys’ soccer team remains undefeated and will be facing Bain Middle School this afternoon.  The girls’ soccer team suffered this first defeat on Friday afternoon with a tough game against Warwick Vets.  I’m sure that Coach Edwards and the girls will be back with a vengeance at their next game!  Both the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams have been having great performances at the team level.  We have also had some outstanding individual performances as well.  This week, the Cobras will be heading to Coventry to take on division rival Feinstein Middle School (hmmm.... My two worlds are colliding...Should I wear Western Hills or Coventry gear to this race…?).

Opportunity for Parents and Guardians
The Rhode Island Association of School Principals (RIASP) is offering a program for parents and guardians titled, “Social Emotional Learning in the Home”.  Follow the link below for more information and to register for this event:

Student Council Officers
Congratulations to our student council officers.  I am looking forward to working with them throughout the year.  They are:

President - Mackenzie Bessette
Vice President - Nya Mainelli
Treasurer - Andrew Garcia
Secretary - Sophia DeSimone



Enjoy the rest of the week.  Let’s hope that the Patriots defense gets it together on Thursday night!

Tim Vesey, Principal


Hello Western Hills parents,
Just a few notes on Open House…
6th and 7th grade tonight (Wednesday), 8th grade tomorrow (Thursday); both begin at 6:30
Tonight, 6th grade parents (and 7th grade of the 6/7 split team only) will begin the night in the auditorium; 7th grade parents will begin with period 2 and end the night in the auditorium
Your child should have a copy of their schedule by now; please ask them for it
Many students have been texting a picture of their schedule to their parents - great idea in case it gets lost!
You can decide on which Unified Arts (UA) class you would like to see, however, not all UA teachers will be here for both nights.  You may want to have a backup class to go see
All PE/Health classes will meet in the gym
Intensive Reading teachers will be in the library
Readers’/Writers’ teachers will be in the following rooms - Mrs. Allison 232 (period 6), 215 (period 7); Mrs. Capaldi 015 (period 6), 013 (period 7)
Art - Ms. Budz (room 018) and Mrs. Brugnoli (room 016) will be here on Wednesday night and Mrs. Cox (016) will be here on Thursday night
Computers/Tech - Mr. Giorno will be here on both nights
I am looking forward to seeing all of you over the next two nights.
Tim Vesey, Principal