Shining Star News

Re-imagining the Star in 2016! Week of February 8-12

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Pre-Enrollment for Next Year!

It is time for pre-enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. Friday we sent pre-enrollment verification forms and the student profile home with each student. Parents, please update phone numbers and emergency contacts, etc. Please return the yellow form and the updated student profile back to school as soon as possible. Thank you!

Westridge Middle School Orientation

What: 6th Grade Parent Orientation When: Monday, February 8th, 2016 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Westridge Middle School Gym 9300 Nieman Road

Please make plans to join us for an informational meeting about Westridge!
This event - hosted by Westridge faculty, staff, and administrators - will give parents an opportunity to learn about our school, academic programs and hear an overview of the enrollment process.

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Valentine's Day Parties

Classroom Valentine’s Day parties will be Friday, February 12th.

Morning Pre-K and Kindergarten will have their parties at 10:15 a.m.

Afternoon Pre-K and 1st – 6th grades will have their parties at 2:15 p.m.


*There will be parking available in the back of the school if you are attending the parties*


Our PTA will provide cookies, drinks and games for the parties. If you would like to help with the classroom party, please let the teacher know.


Regarding the exchange of Valentines and boxes, every teacher has their own plan, please ask your child's teacher.

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Stomp It Out Musical

Our Rising Star 6th Graders are beginning to rehearse for their musical production, “STOMP IT OUT” At this time, our “rehearsals” will consist of thirty-minute music sessions. You will notice that the students will be presenting two performances. Students who are selected for speaking, acting, singing or solo parts will be randomly assigned to either the matinee or the evening performance cast and in some cases both.


We will also be needing some donated items...please see flyer below.

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This Week in Art


Students are helping design the outside of our new Starbuck Store. They are choosing colors and designs and painting the cabinet that will roll to classrooms. The students were thrilled to have input and loved painting. Many students have said "It is perfect!"

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Girls on the Run!

Registration for Rising Star's Girls on the Run starts January 30 and ends Feb. 27. Team fills up fast, so register early!

Our team will practice every Monday and Wednesday from 3:20-4:45. Season stars March 7!

The final spring 5k will be May 21 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Scholarships and more available at www.gotrkc.org.

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It's Carnival Time!!!

2016 RISING STAR SCHOOL CARNIVAL RISING STAR AROUND THE WORLD FEBRUARY 19, 2016, 5:30-8:30PM

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Are You a Member of the PTA?

Join PTA for just $7 per person or $12 for couples in the same household! And don't worry, by joining you are not committing to meetings and volunteering all the time. You are free to choose what you attend and volunteer for!



What does your $7 do? $3.50 goes tot he State PTA. The rest is used to help our kids! Last year our budget called for $8,000 for school field trips! We put on Family Fun nights and 2 class parties per year! And those are just a small amount of the awesome things our PTA does! So please join and help us continue to be able to fund these awesome items!

Forms are available in the office or email Ellen Sandelin ellenmarie2013@gmail.com

or Jen Hight jhight503@gmail.com.