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High School Preparation




    As the Class of 2018 approaches the middle of its eighth grade year, we will begin preparing our students to schedule their freshman year at West Morris Central High School (WMCHS). 


    A series of orientation programs has been established to facilitate both proper placements in courses and a smooth transition for students. 


   These programs have been developed in cooperation with the guidance department at WMCHS and will be implemented by REACH, a student peer leadership group comprised of juniors at WMCHS.  For the orientation programs, eighth grade students will be assigned to small groups facilitated by a REACH peer leader.


  Below you can view the dates to remember for the 2017-2018 school year.  It is important to keep in mind that your child’s academic achievement this year can impact his/her eligibility and selection for high school courses.  Please reinforce with your child the importance of this academic achievement and its relationship to placement in the WMCHS program.


***Please note that the Gettysburg/Hershey Trip is June 4-5 NOT June 11-12 as previously stated via an emailed blast in December.  The revised, correct date is listed below within the schedule.***



Week of December 18, 2017

Letter via Blackboard explaining high school orientation process to eighth grade parents.


January 31, 2018


Copies of birth certificates are due to LVMS by January 31, 2018.  LVMS guidance office will forward student birth certificates to WMCHS.


January 31, 2018


WMCHS will mail home online registration directions and information. Registration must be completed ELECTRONICALLY by January 31st.




WMCHS articulation with eighth grade staff at LVMS about programs and recommendations.


January 17, 2018 (snow date January 23, 2018)


REACH students will meet with their assigned eighth grade groups during support time.


January 26, 2018


9th Grade Course Recommendation forms will be distributed to eighth grade teachers for completion online by January 26, 2018.


February 5, 2018 (snow date February 7, 2017)


REACH students will meet with their assigned eighth grade groups during support time to discuss WMC programs, course selection, and the WMCHS goal planner.


Last week of Jan/1st week of Feb


Invitations to WMCHS Parent Curriculum Night and individual scheduling conferences at WMC will be mailed to parents by WMHCS.


February 3, 2018

(End of 2nd MP – January 26th)


LVMS will send course recommendations home @ same time 2nd marking period report cards become available online.


January 23rd, 2018 (snow date January 30th)


Director of Special Services at WMCHS, will host a meeting for all classified students and their parents/guardians at WMC at 7:00pm.



February 12, 2018

(snow date

February 14, 2018)


LVMS eighth grade to WMCHS for discussion of high school programs by Mr. Ryan, Mr. Ferreri, and Department Supervisors 10:30-12noon


February 12, 2018 (snow date

February 14, 2018)


Eighth grade Parent Curriculum Night at WMCHS at 6:45pm


February 20-

March 23, 2018


Eighth grade students will attend scheduling conferences at WMCHS with their parents/guardians and high school guidance counselors.


March 5,6,7,8,9,12, 13,14 2018

(snow date March 15-16, 2018)


IEP annual review meetings and scheduling conferences with LVMS Child Study Team, WMCHS Team, teacher, parents/guardians, and students at LVMS.


April 4, 2018


REACH student will meet with their assigned eighth grade groups during support time to review athletic and activity options available at the high school, as well as rotational schedule.


May 8-15, 2018


PARCC Testing for 8th Grade


May 22, 2018


New Jersey Student Learning Assessment- Science for Grade 8 (NJSLA-S) will be administered.


June 4-5, 2018


Eighth grade class trip to Gettysburg/Hershey Park


May 31, 2018


WMC Athletic Trainer to LVMS to speak to students during PE about Baseline Impact Test.


June 7, 2018


Eighth grade visitation, by Houses, to WMCHS for program 1:00-2:00pm.


June 18, 2018


Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony (Date tentative depending on use of snow days).
Transfer of records to WMCHS.  Students who will be attending private high school should request records from LVMS prior to this time.  After the Promotion Ceremony, all transfer of records must be requested through WMCHS.