Westside Middle School

March 7, 2022

Important Dates

Thursday, March 10th = No School

Friday, March 11th = No School

April 11-15 = No School, Spring Break

After School Reminders

As weather gets warmer, please remind your student that they must be off school property by 3:45 unless they are working with a teacher, club, or are in our after school library program. Also, please be courteous to other drivers as you are picking up your students. We encourage you to drive slow, be patient, and be respectful.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held next week on Wednesday, March 9th and Thursday March 10th.



  • Wed March 9th Schedule

    • WebEx Wed 400-500

    • In person 500-800

  • Thurs March 10th Schedule

    • WebEx 800-1130

    • Lunch 1130-1230

    • In Person 1230-400

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Westside Unified Activities

WE-Side Unified has several upcoming activities. Click on the links below to see how you can be involved or support WE-Side Unified!

NSCAS - State Testing

State Testing Season is upon us. 7th and 8th graders will be tested in Language Arts and Math. 8th graders will also test in Science. Students will be testing in their classes on the following dates. We will have a special block schedule in order to ensure the students have enough time.


It is important that you know the following information:

  • Testing all students is a part of both state and federal law.
  • Testing results provides useful data for schools, districts, state, and national policy makers.
  • It is extremely important that students are in school on these testing dates.



Schedule

  • Thurs/Fri 24 & 25 March = Science 8th grade only, regular schedule used

  • Mon/Tues 28 & 29 March = Math both grades and will use block schedule (Both A Days)

    • 3/28 students will attend odd periods

    • 3/29 students will attend even periods

  • Wed 30th = Math finish in class using regular schedule

  • Mon/Tue April 4 & 5 = LA both grades and will use block schedule (Both B Days)

    • 4-4 students will attend odd periods

    • 4-5 students will attend even periods

WMS Spirit T-Shirt

Thank you to all students who submitted a WMS Spirit T-Shirt design for the Student Council contest! A big CONGRATULATIONS goes to 8th grader Ruby Stoller, who created the winning design! Support WMS and purchase your t-shirt using the link below!


https://stores.inksoft.com/westside_ms_fundraiser/shop/home

Deadline is March 9th!

Buy a Yearbook NOW!

The final day to purchase a yearbook will be April 10th!


This year we have an extraordinary yearbook to sum up this school year!

We hope you can send an order in to purchase a book early at

https://shop.yearbookmarket.com

Westside Show Choir Camp

Have you always wanted to be a part of Westside show choir? Maybe you want to improve your voice or learn how to shake those bad dancing habits? Sorry parents, this ad is just for the kids. Westside Middle School is hosting their annual summer show choir camp June 7-11 at Westside Middle School for any student entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2021. Students will learn to sing and dance a full show as well as gain insights into the audition process for Westside Middle School Show Choir. Registration and more information can be found at the website: https://sites.google.com/westside66.net/westside-middle-school-choirs/edge-show-choir-camp.

PBIS - Looking for Donations!

Hello Westside Middle School Parents!


In Westside Community Schools, we use a framework called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, to promote positive behaviors throughout our schools. At WMS, we have a "Warrior Buck Store", where students can trade in tickets for rewards. In efforts to "up the ante" and offer more than the usual candy and pop, we are excited to introduce raffle items! This is where you come in...


We are looking for donations of Westside gear, IPad pencil cases, water bottles, gift cards, or anything else that would suit a raffle for our middle school students. Cash or check donations are always awesome, too; we can purchase items we know students will love! Please drop any donations at the front office.


We will also be raffling the opportunities to win competitions with teachers or teams during pep rallies, and opportunities to win spirit days for the whole team! There's a lot of fun to be had at Westside Middle School celebrating amazing positive behaviors from amazing students!

Does your family need assistance?

Westside Community Schools provides clothing and food assistance through the Family Resource Center to students and their families who may need extra support. Families can contact the school social worker, Kim Schenkelberg, by email or at 402-452-3147 to arrange a time to meet there. Additional resources can be located in the Social Work Newsletter.

Homeroom

Homerooms will begin their Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament. On Tuesday will have a lesson on Hygiene.
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School work when your student is absent!!

If your student is gone for whatever reason, please have them check their Google Classrooms for assignments. However, remember instruction is still taking place in class and this is not intended to be used for e-learning.

Attendance

Parents must call into the attendance secretary, Ms. Metzler, if your student is ill or not able to attend school that day. Please make sure this is done by 9:00 AM.


The attendance number is 402-408-8649 or 402-390-6464


Check out the attendance handouts below on the importance of attendance here at school.

WMS Bell Schedule

7th Grade Bell Schedule

Pd 1: 8:00-8:40

Pd 2: 8:43-9:23

Pd 3: 9:26-10:06

Pd 4: 10:09-10:49

Pd 5: (7th) 10:52-11:32

Pd 6: (7th) 11:35-12:15

Spark/Lunch: 12:18-1:18

Pd 8: 1:21-2:01

Pd 9: 2:04-2:44

Warrior Time 2:47-3:15


8th Grade Bell Schedule

Pd 1: 8:00-8:43

Pd 2: 8:46-9:26

Pd 3: 9:29-10:09

Pd 4: 10:12-10:52

Spark/Lunch 10:55-11:55

Pd 6: (8th) 11:58-12:38

Pd 7: (8th) 12:41-1:21

Pd 8: 1:24-2:04

Pd 9: 2:07-2:47


WarriorTime 2:50-3:15

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TAGG

Westside Middle School participates in TAGG. TAGG has a growing list of participating businesses who will donate a portion of what you spend there to our school. WMS uses these funds to help support our school PBIS store and extra supplies teachers need throughout the year.


This is a fast and easy way to help our building without fundraising. Watch this video to see how it works. https://youtu.be/WS2u4s1J63c


Below is a list of business that participate in TAGG. Remember to select Westside Middle School!!

Student Handbook

Kim Eymann - Principal

eymann.kimberly@westside66.net

402-390-8211


Brian Stevens - Assistant Principal (He will handle all questions on Busing)

Dean for 8A & 7C

stevens.brian@westside66.net

402-390-6494


Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Director of Special Services

allen.jenni@westside66.net

402-408-8589


Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

Dean for 7A, 7B, & 8B

carlson.daniel@westside66.net

402-390-8669


Corrie Philo - Dean for 7D, 8C, & 8D (Handles all questions on after school Library)

philo.corrie@westside66.net

402-408-8670