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2017-2018 Academic Year

December 11, 2017

West Stuff-a-Bus  2017!

by Wade D., Carter W.

    What is yellow, has six wheels, flashing lights, and it is full of toys?  It’s the West toy bus!  On Dec.15th,  the 14th Annual Stuff- a- Bus will be held at Perkiomen Valley Middle School West. Operation HELP, led by Ms. Emers and Mrs. Nehila, hosts the event each year. They started the tradition to help children in the area who might not have much of a holiday without Toys for Tots. According to Mrs. Nehila, the event serves to remind West students and the community of the “gift that you get through giving.”  New, unwrapped toys will be collected for distribution in this area by Toys for Tots. There will be food, raffles, a D.J, and dancing. Activities include Pie the Teacher, Junk in Your Truck, and many more.  Operation HELP students will be selling gray, long sleeve T-Shirts for $15.00 at lunch and the event. In-school activities the week before include Spirit Week with a door decoration contest, beach day clothing, and color wars.

    On Friday, the doors open for students at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00 or a new unwrapped toy. Students should be picked up promptly at 7:30pm.

Fall Sports Wrap-up

by Cam C, Owen P, and Christian K.

This year’s West teams had a great fall season. Student athletes in seventh and eighth grade gave their all. Give a special thanks to the coaches for stepping up and leading these teams.  Congratulations to all the athletes who participated.

7th grade football

The 7th grade football team  went 1-4. They were able to pull out a win against Upper Merion, but it was a blowout winning 36-6!!

8th grade football

The 8th grade football team battled through injuries and low roster numbers to compete for a winning season. They  finished with 4 wins and 3 losses. Despite the challenges, they can take pride in their record.

8th grade field hockey

The Varsity field hockey team finished up with a 5-5-1 record.  Team captain Julia Downing scored 23 goals in the season which set a new school record.  Assistant captain Kiki Rotay scored five goals and had a team high of eight assists.  Assistant captain Lauren Keyte scored four goals with two assists during the season.


7th grade field hockey

JV field hockey finished their season with a 3-5-1 record.  Grace McKinley scored one goal, Lauren Leibensperger had one goal, Lauren McMahon with one goal and two assists, Elizabeth Weaver with one assist, and Jenna Moccia with one goal and one assist during the season.

Cross Country

West Cross Country teams put forth a great effort, working hard throughout the season.  Each team had a great season with strong runners helping to produce wins for the team. They improved upon many of their personal times and continued to grow as athletes.

November 17, 2017

Green Team Hosts Turkey Trot This Saturday

by Sierra A., Abbey P., Matt C., Carter W.

    Do you like music, food, fun, and running? If you said yes to any of these, come on out to the 1st annual PVMS West Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk! Green Team is hosting the Turkey Trot to purchase reusable trays and sporks for the cafeteria to reduce West’s consumption of single use plastics. The 5K will take place this Saturday, November 18, 2017 on the beautiful West campus.  Registration opens at 8 a.m.; the race starts at 9 a.m.  Runners should dress in their turkey best because  prizes will be awarded for the best individual and group costumes! There will be  fun activities, music by Mr. Ellis, and a food truck that will serve yummy oatmeal, smoothies, and delicious hot chocolate.

Runners can sign up at the event or online. Registration is only $25!

To register early, go to:

    Those who register early will get a free t-shirt.  Come on out to Perkiomen Valley Middle School West at 220 Big Road in Zieglerville, PA  for the Turkey Trot!