This Friday, we will be hosting our first ever licensed TEDx event. We are so proud of the work that our students and community members have done to make this a wonderful and insightful event.

Our theme is "Becoming ONE"

Please see the schedule for the time and titles of each talk by clicking here!

Please see the live streaming links by clicking here!

Digital Organization for Student iPads

Check out a refresher lesson on digital organization for student iPads:

Wake Up West!

We have started a new endeavor with our morning announcements - Wake Up West has gone live this week, and we are amazed at the hard work and dedication of these students!  The live video feed is linked on our website - check it out under the student resources tab!

Managing Airdrop on your school-issued device!

iPads have officially been out to students for almost three weeks now!  We are still in the process of learning how to manage our own devices, and here are some tips to being successfully "un-distracted" during the school day!
If you want to avoid an Airdrop distraction, follow these steps: double-click the home-screen button to bring up your control center.  Airdrop is the icon in the red square.  Once you tap on that icon, the following options will appear: "Receiving Off", "Contacts Only", and "Everyone".  Tap on "Receiving Off" and you will no longer receive any Airdrop notifications!

New Flipster Subscriptions!

Happy Monday!  We've been learning about the digital resources WMS has to offer all students and staff!  Did you can have two books checked out from the library, 3 ebooks or audiobooks from Overdrive, and unlimited checkouts from Flipster??  We've added three new subscriptions to our collection that are highlighted in the picture: The Week, Eating Well, and Teen Vogue.  Check them out!

Requesting Apps (for teachers only!)

If you are looking to request apps, no email is needed this year!  All you have to do is fill out the "App Request" Google Form that can be found on your iPad.  Please see the picture below (the icon is circled in red) to know what it will look like!

Happy requesting!

Welcome to the WMSMC Chronicles!

Hello there!

My name is Maggie Eastman, and I am the new library media specialist for West Middle School!  This blog is to give updates on all things technology, books, authors, and Makerspace happenings in our school library.

I will work to post how-to's for students, teachers, and families on the many changes going on here in the media center.

Check back often to be in the know of what's going on!

~Ms. Eastman