Communications is a fun filled, action packed class that allows students to further their education in writing and telecommunications. A select number of students are chosen to be members of the communications staff.
The communications staff completes a vast number of school issued projects throughout the school year. For example, the school newspaper is a student run publication that is written by the communications class. The West Press celebrates diversity in student activities and other interests. The newspaper also encourages student involvement in school activities. In addition, the most prodigious assignment the communications class has to accomplish is the completion of the yearbook. Many hours are spent creating the yearbook; this includes a vast amount of time spent during and outside of class. Students can also be spotted taking pictures at many games and school sponsored activities. These photos are not only used in the West Press and the yearbook, but are also compiled into a DVD available for purchase at the end of the year. Along with their print obligations, communications staff members also anchor and produce the daily W.E.S.T. news with Mr. Mike Hankins.
EDesign applies the studentsí computer skills because it is an online program that allows them to be more involved in the yearbook making process.
Communications is a wonderful class for all students who are interested in writing, photography, and telecommunications. To get involved with this course students need to complete an application when they are made available in the spring.
2012-2013 West Middle School Journalism Staff
The West Middle School communications class is made up of seventh and eighth grade students who excel in writing and photography. The students are responsible for the school newspaper, the annual yearbook, and sending pictures to the Reporter for publication. Miss Leah Armstrong has been teaching this class for thirteen years. The editor is eighth grader, Megan Hallam.