Did you know that Mr. Hutcherson's GT classes showed the highest growth out of all GT students at ANY school in the region this past school year? He was also named the 2011 CCTM Outstanding Math Teacher, awarded the 2010 Raytheon Math Hero Award, and named one of the 2012 Best of Springs Teachers? Mr. H also earned his National Board Certification in November 2012.
Welcome to another exciting year at West Middle School!
I am the GT Math Teacher for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. This is my 14th year here at West, and it has been one of the best choices I have ever made. I also run the MATHCOUNTS program. West Middle School is definitely the place to be if you are looking for an environment where teachers genuinely care about the success of the whole student. We run a "hybrid" classroom of a flipped class and instruction in the classroom. Students are expected to complete work at a minimum pace, but they are allowed to move ahead in most classes. They are also expected to understand the material at an 80% or higher level and asked to study parts that they have not demonstrated 80% or higher understanding of yet. Students are allowed to retake one test per quarter. The easiest place to find updates and important info are the announcements below.