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Principal's Message

Phone: 503-663-3323

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Mrs. Kadrmas

Welcome West Orient Families and Community,

As the principal of West Orient Middle School, it is my pleasure to serve the West Orient community. My goal is to work with students, staff, and the community to create a school environment where every student, regardless of their background, identity, or circumstances, has the opportunity to shape their own success in all areas of our school. In addition, our school needs to be a place where ALL students, staff, and community members feel they belong without the burdens of bias. Overall, we strive to create and support a school community at West Orient that will embrace inclusive culture where student aspirations for learning are valued.

At West Orient, we believe that in order for our students to be successful, we need to work together. It is only through true collaboration between home and school that we can best support our middle schoolers! I encourage you to reach out to your student’s teachers and the building staff to share celebrations and concerns throughout the school year.

Our school provides a variety of opportunities for students to excel in areas beyond the traditional classroom subjects. We have AVID electives at 7th and 8th grade, STEAM electives at all three grade levels, a strong band program, and other electives to engage and support our students. Our OST (Outside of School Time) offerings include: homework club, volleyball, Old-time Fun club, basketball, and track. West Orient students are known for participation in OST and we encourage everyone to get involved!

Finally, a quick bit of information about me, I have over three decades of educational experience. I have spent half of that time at the middle school level as a teacher and administrator. Throughout my journey, I have served as principal for many  years and believe in the critical work that occurs at the building level to help students be successful. On a personal note, I am married and have two daughters who keep us busy, even though they are in their early 20’s. When I am not working, I enjoy cooking, baking, playing golf, and spending time with my family.

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Becky Kadrmas

Principal, West Orient Middle School