Westmoor
Middle School
Curriculum and Instruction
Westmoor Middle School is in CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT through the state and federal NCLB guidelines. The staff of Westmoor Middle School works hard to make sure all students reach their potential. We recognize the value of all students from special education to gifted and talented and all the learners in between! We do this by combining programs that include pull-out programs and in-class modifications for students of all levels.
 
Our sixth graders begin working in an accelerated math class to be ready for pre-algebra in the seventh grade and algebra in the eighth grade.
 
Our eighth grade students have the opportunity to take Spanish 1, Math 1, and Physical Science. Our eighth grade students leave Westmoor with a minimum of 2.75 High School Credits.
 
The use of technology is widespread in different classes throughout the school. Westmoor is a recipient of a technology grant that provides funds to work with staff and students to provide the most current and effective ways of integrating technology into all classes. We are also part of Project Lead The Way, a technology based elective course.
 
Most recently Westmoor received a grant from the federal government to begin an AVID program for our students. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a schoolwide transformation effort focused on leadership, systems, instruction, and culture, and is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school.
Music Program
The Westmoor Middle School Band is a musical organization that offers instruction and playing experience for players of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments in grades 6-8. Students meet 5 days a week for 48 minutes a day. Participation provides benefits such as learning to work together, building a sense of responsibility, and feeling a sense of accomplishment in doing something well. The primary purpose of the instrumental music program is that of making music together. It is the goal of the band program at Westmoor to offer instrumental music to any student who wishes to participate.
Special Education Services
In the MD units, our daily schedule includes work in all academic subjects as well as Unified Arts classes. We work on peer interaction, and social and life skills. We have many opportunities to participate in CCS Special Olympics, including both the Basketball Team and Skills competitions, and Track & Field.

TDH is a specially designed program using Ohio state extended standards of learning. We incorporate grade level text, along with interactive instructional level reading and math supports for Alternate Assessment. Student learn science, math, and social studies content in the Outdoor Learning Lab, thanks to a STEM grant from the SOIL program. Reading classes utilize interactive reading notebooks. Students also work using educational apps via a class set of Google Android tablets. Multimedia/technology programs used include BrainPop Jr., Moby Max, Flocabulary, Epic!, Starfall, Class Dojo, News To You, as well as audiobooks and read-along books.

Each month, students take a field trip to Lifetown, a "realistic indoor 'city' designed specifically for children with special needs to have fun while practicing important life skills through role-play." We also take field trips to The Ohio History Connection and the Columbus Zoo.
 
We have inclusion classes at each grade level and we also offer resource room instruction for students that need a smaller learning environment in math, reading and select science and social studies classes.
Principal - Paul Bailey
614-365-5974  |   3001 Valleyview Dr. Columbus, OH 43204
westmoorms@columbus.k12.oh.us
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