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School News

At West Brook, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often; we’ll update it regularly.

Essays are Universal!

Mrs. Kim’s ESL students are working hard to write a literary essay. They have selected picture books with great themes to analyze. We will publish their essays in December.

They also learned many new topics related to literary analysis. These topics include writing a good hook, supporting a claim, creating a five-paragraph essay, using symbolism, writing dynamic characters, providing text evidence, and more.

Writing an essay is universal—no matter what language you speak or where you live in the world, a well-written essay can be a powerful tool. It will be a challenging but meaningful experience for ESL students to write an essay in English!

Book Cover of The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. LewisBook Cover of Yard Sale by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Lauren CastilloBook Cover of Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco Book Cover of One Green Apple by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Ted LewinBook Cover of Ish by Peter H Reynolds

Halloween 2020

Check out these creative costumes from the West Brook Middle School Virtual Costume Contest! Can you identify them all? 

View more photos of halloween costumes

    Virtual Debate

    The 7th grade science classes at West Brook Middle School are having a great time presenting their energy debate group projects virtually on Google Meets. The students worked in virtual groups and are trying to convince their classmates that their energy source is the best! The class will vote on the best energy source after all the presentations are complete. Let the best energy source win!

    Virtual Debate screenshot
    Surprise Visit!

    5th grade violin and viola students received a surprise visit by YouTube violinist Rob Landes during their lessons! Rob performed Megolovania and Giorno’s Theme and showed students how they can use their instruments to mimic sounds from the video game, Among Us. Thanks for visiting us, Rob!

    Zoom meeting screenshot with Rob Landes
    Thank You to Our Grounds Crew

    We would like to give a shout out to our grounds crew for their work on West Brook's front gardens! Fresh mulch makes all the difference. Thank you for your work!

    New mulch around bushes and trees with school building in backgroundNew mulch and bushes with school building behindNew mulch in truck with grounds crew
    Welcome Back

    We recently welcomed back our students from Ms. Niemiec and Mr. Torr'Andell's classes! We are so happy to see our students and families!

    Teachers in hallway social distancing and wearing masksStudents entering schoolStudents in masks posing for photo while entering school
    Learning About the Water Cycle

    Have you ever thought about where your drinking water comes from? Was it once frozen in a glacier for 100,000 years? Did a dinosaur drink it over 65 million years ago? It very well could have been! Sixth grade students are using their knowledge of the water cycle to create short stories and comics about a water droplets journey through the water cycle. From evaporation to condensation to precipitation, these stories will have you on the edge of your seat!

    Water Cycle comic created by a student
    Water Cycle comic created by a student
    Water Cycle comic created by a student
    Visit the Virtual Library
    Welcome to the Virtual Library! Click the icons with the stars and explore what we have

    Welcome to the West Brook virtual library! Ms. Skrezec is here to help. She might even have some jolly ranchers too. Please visit the virtual library, and take a look around. 

    The library would like to encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to ensure your Paramus Public Library card is in good standing. In this time of remote learning, it is more important than ever to have access to e-resources the public library provides. Visit the Paramus Public Library website to access the library card form.

    World Day of Bullying Prevention

    We recently recognized World Day of Bullying Prevention, and West Brook Middle School students wore blue to stomp out bullying! From all of us here at the West Brook Counseling Department, thanks to our amazing WB students who are doing their part to bring awareness to bullying and cyberbullying! #BlueUp #BullyingPreventionMonth

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    School Safety

    We care here at Paramus! We have carefully built a foundation to represent a school safety/school climate team. This team consists of anti-bullying specialists, teachers, psychologists, and many others that care for the well-being of your children. For more information, please see our safety/school climate team breakdown in its entirety.