About west middle school

DeSoto West Middle School will be guided by its core values of respect, accountability, and responsibility as we strive to become a collaborative, all-inclusive, and safe learning-centered campus for a diverse student and teacher population. DeSoto West Middle School will strive to provide all the tools necessary for our students to have the confidence, competence, and information needed to compete successfully in a global society.

What's Happening at West!!!

New NJHSMale Leadership teachersMale Leadership BoysNew NJHS 2018-19

Congratulations to West Middle School’s new members of the school’s National Junior Honor Society pictured at their May 8 induction ceremony with Trustee Sandre Moncriffe.

Adeola, John Adebola Heath, Chanson Rodriguez Rangel, Angel
Alexander, Tori Elise Henry, Cardasha E. Samples, Andrea
Allen, Matthew Hernandez, Alena Sanchez, Angel
Allen, Rickie Dwayne Hernandez, Laci E.  Sands III, Jerry Leigh
Altamirano, Veronica Hernandez, Olivia  Sharp, Decatur
Amador, Alyza Marie Hill, Indiya R.  Shepherd, Jackson
Amos, Devin   Hill, Layan Naimah Silas-MeShack, Skylar
Anderson, Kaylin  Hill, Maya Nicole Smith, Cartier 
Arbuckle II, Stonie B.  Holiday, Jesikah Simone Smith, Henry
Arellano, Natalia  Howard, Devin Smith, Rajah Synai
Baccus, Dylon  Hunter,  LaDarius D. Stewart, Anique Moya
Barnett , Caleb  Ingram, Trinity Stinson, Anzynia 
Bedford, Justus Carl Jackson, Kayla Michele Sturgeon, Samuel Nasif
Bell, Erin Danae James, Jaz'Lynn Janae Tennell, Kianna
Berry, Toriana  Jaylen R. Critton Teodoro, Jovany S. 
Blackshire, Aj’ia Johnson, Brandon R. Texada, Royce 
Blade, Paris  Johnson, Kailey A'mya Thomas, Ameera Imani
Bostwick-Bullock, Carmello Johnson, Vivica Tucker, Kiyah Leilani
Bowens, Quentin  Jones, Emonn El Vernon, Mijah Ann'Marie
Brignac, Mathew  Jordan, Erica Michele Wade, Carlie Jewell
Brown, Cerinity  Jurode, Zakaya  Walker, Catherine Inez
Brown, Za’Niya Kato , Sirisombath  Wallace, Za’Niya
Burnette, Bleu La Count, I'Asia  Washington, Aamarae B. 
Burns, , Kaleb  Lacey, Zachary Lee Washington, Lexis 
Burrell, Jada  Larkin, Amore   Washington, Lyrick 
Bursey, Kavon Juan Lester, Skylar  Weimar, Riley Andrew
Cameron, Marques Donnell Lewis, A’Mari R Wells, Dylan Hayden
Campbell, Isabel  Lipscomb, Kelin Rikole Westbrook, Tyra Renee'
Carden III, William Loften, Jahzarah Amarie White, Asheia 
Chancey, Daniel J.  Macias, Froilan Alfredo Whitten, Devyn 
Coe, Dynasty Grace Magana, Valeria Mariana Willey, Mark’Quisha 
Cokes, Jaden Andre Massey, Jim'neisha  Williams, Javvon 
Combs, Miah Honey Maston, London Williams, Patrick
Cooks, Micah Vernell Mays, LaDarius D.  Williams, Zaria Nicole
Cooper, Arrington Chase Mays, Makalia L.  Wilson, Sa'Moria 
Cotton , Timothy  McBride, Jamison  Wortham, Taylor 
Cyriak, Joshua Lee McClellan, Isaiah  Young, Yahir
Davis, Alexandria Gabrielle McMullen, Michori Denise
Davis, Yasmin McNutt, Mikayla Lyric
Diaz, Nevaeh J. McFarland, Stephon 
Dominguez, Aquetzalli Mendez, Tracy
Dunbar, Amiyah Rae'Anna Mitchell, Caleb William-Joseph
Dunn, Whitnii Elise Moncriffe, Abiba Imani
Eans, Coulaj Mikhal Morris, Tyren Latrell
El-Amin, Lailah Autianya Mosley, Ryan Nicole
Espinoza, Angelique Moten, Chrystie 
Espinoza, Yuridia  Moten, Elijah L. 
Esquivel, Ramon E.  Mubarak, Maddison Nicole
Esters, Charity  Murphy-Showers, Sanaa 
Fields, Aaron Eugene Murrillo, Erik
Fisher, Andrell Antoine Nguyen, Christine Tramanh
Fletcher, Deyanna M.  Ortegon, Sophia Kathleen
Flores, Gabrielle Marie Ortiz, Ashanti Marie
Fofanah, Charles Marcus Owens, Keneesia M. 
Fonseca, Isaack  Paige, Jaeda 
Fuller, Aiyana Shanta Williams Parker, Za'nyia Monae
Gafney, Lauren Sierra Parks, Chandler Alexander
Gandara, Leslie  Payne, Destinee Iman
Gardner, Trinity Reign Pena, Armando Christepher
Gillespie, Selina Monique Pierre, Chase Keiton
Gonzalez, Leslie Potts, Samaria 
Grant, Aidan Spencer Ravenell, Jamarion Charles
Grover, Jordyn R.  Razon Serrano, Eediel 
Harp, Taylor  Reed, Timaya LaShelle
Harper, Tyla Shanice Robertson, Michaela
Harris, Winter LeAmber

West IB MYP Candidacy Phase

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West Middle School is currently in the Candidacy Phase of the International Baccalaureate Program (IB). 

What is IB?

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programs of international education Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) Diploma Program (DP) and the Career Program (CP).  Each develops the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programs. The MYP starts in 6th grade and goes to the 10th grade; West is a part of the MYP.

What is MYP?

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP), sometimes referred to as pre-IB, is an educational program offered around the world as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum. MYP is intended to prepare students between the ages of 11 to 16 for the two-year IB Diploma Program.  This period, encompassing early puberty and mid-adolescence, is a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development and requires a program that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts. 1

How does MYP benefit my student?

Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique education.

They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • take part in programs of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.2


1 http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/guest/mypxx_home.cfm?subject=mypxx

2 http://www.ibo.org/benefits/benefits-for-students/


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