Can students wear any type of socks to the school or does it have to match their uniform?

For example - cartoon socks , sports teams socks

We haven’t ever had to wear a uniform till now .


CAPA stands for Creative and Performing Arts. CAPA at West Middle School provides arts pathways and CAPA: Creative and Performing Arts at West Middle School.

Operating as usual


CAPA Arts Integration Celebration/8th Grade CAPA Recognition
Tuesday, June 6 at 1:30 pm


Tonight (Monday, May 22nd) at 7pm! A recording of the May 13th Carmina Burana concert will be featured on WNIU's Encore program. Check it out here:

Photos from CAPA West's post 05/15/2023

Treble CAPA Choir students performing "Carmina Burana" with the Nielsen Chorale and members of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra at the Coronado Theater, May 13

Photos from Nielsen Chorale's post 05/12/2023

Thank you all for supporting West CAPA Annie Jr.


Come join us at West Middle School at 6:30pm Thursday-Saturday.


Sneak peek behind the scenes of “Annie Jr.”
We are opening tomorrow! You can also see this amazing show Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6:30!
Adult tickets are $8, kid tickets are $3.
Don’t miss the chance to see an incredible production!

Photos from CAPA West's post 04/24/2023

Our art students had an amazing opportunity to show their creations at All City Art Show at 314 N Main St Gallery. We’re so proud of them and can’t wait for the next year’s exhibition!


ALL-CITY ART THIS THURSDAY: Come check out an art exhibit featuring RPS 205 middle & high school students! The exhibition takes place Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. at 304 Main.


Parent-teacher conferences
Oct. 13th and 18th 4-7pm


BACK-TO-SCHOOL REMINDER: Thursday is the first day of school for all K-12 students in RPS 205! It’s also a late-start day for middle and high school students. Follow the schedule posted here. Early Childhood students start on Tuesday, Sept. 6.


BACK-TO-SCHOOL SCHEDULE: The first day of school in RPS 205 is Thursday, Sept. 1. It’s also a late-start day for middle and high school students! Follow the schedule posted here.


Introducing the Administration team for the 22-23 School Year!

From right to left: Ms. Turner (Building Principal), Mr. Cornacchia (8th Grade AP), Mr. Bandele (6th Grade AP), & Ms. Hamadeh (7th Grade AP)

Photos from CAPA West's post 06/04/2022

Happening now at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum from 1pm to 4pm. Ceramics showcase!


Next Saturday! 1-4pm


Congratulations Zion Gibson, Advanced Art student, for being selected for the 2022 Illinois Art Educators Association State-Wide exhibition.
Zion's work will be travelling across state with other 44 selected works from all of Illinois.
Attached is a picture of her collage.

Photos from CAPA West's post 05/06/2022

First batch of the year... Stay tuned for a ceramics show at Tinker Swiss Cottage House Museum on the 21st!


1 year ago... Now our next season is growing from seeds. Will announce a planting date soon!

Today we were able to bring the 10 raised beds that donated to our campus for our proud


2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR: The Rockford School Board approved the calendar for the 2022-23 school year at Tuesday’s meeting. Follow this link:, and save the dates below.

Sept. 1: K-12 First Day of School
Nov. 21-25: Fall Break
Dec. 19-30: Winter Break
March 20-24: Spring Break
June 9: Last Day of School

Photos from CAPA West's post 12/16/2021

Just a snapshot of the CAPAmazing performances this week!


Please visit our show featuring work of CAPA Art students!

Photos from West Middle School's post 10/29/2021
Photos from CAPA West's post 10/29/2021

We're back! This morning we were installing some of our amazing Art students' work at the New Towne Drive police station. More details to come soon!

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Our Story

CAPA: Creative and Performing Arts at West Middle School.

The CAPA Program reflects an investment in differentiation in and through the arts. Students are provided a rich environment to pursue an academic career in the arts. Commitment to arts integration creates learners prepared for exploration, higher level thinking, and exciting experiences.

Goals and Objectives

To create an educational environment rich in the arts. To integrate the arts into all content to address each child and their individual learning style. To develop a progression of skills and talents in the arts. To demonstrate proficiency in at least one art area by the end of our programs. To recognize and explore cultural diversity in the arts. To foster a wide-range of opportunities for students to create and perform.

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