West Middle School Newsletter

Week of Nov 11, 2019

Special Events for West Middle School

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DeISD to Host Its First Virtual Town Hall

On Tuesday, November 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., DeSoto ISD invites all community members, district supporters, partners and stakeholders to login to the DeSoto ISD Facebook page to participate in the first in a series of virtual town hall events planned for this year.

The District aims to use this platform as a means to reach inform, engage and empower our stakeholders and to extend our message to a broader audience.

This school year is truly about “the work” being done in our school district and is concentrated into five FOCUS priorities - an acronym for Finance, Organizational Redesign, Campuses and Classrooms, Unity and Systems and Sustainability.

During this first virtual town hall meeting, the majority of the discussion planned will center around the 'C' in the FOCUS priorities, the Campuses and Classrooms.

Other topics may include:

  • Plan for Computer Science Coding course
  • Unprecedented Approach to the Community-based Joint Strategic Plan
  • The Katherine Johnson Curriculum Development Partnership with UT Austin


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November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

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The MINT Foundation Launched Its Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway Campaign...


Realizing that families were in need of thanksgiving meals, THE MINT food pantry expanded its role in the community during the Thanksgiving holiday to include a Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Giveaway.

REGISTRATION: The registration for our Let's Talk Turkey event opens the first Friday in October and is open to families living in the following zip codes:

• 75115

• 75134

• 75146

• 75138

• 75116

• 75104

Individuals or families that reside in the above listed zip codes are eligible to register for Let's Talk Turkey. This year's distribution for Let's Talk Turkey will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the DeSoto High School located at 600 Eagle Dr. DeSoto, TX 75115.

If you have any questions regarding our Let's Talk Turkey Event, feel free to contact us at info@mintcares.org. To register please visit: https://www.mintcares.org/lets-talk-turkey.html

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DeSoto ISD: Together, We Will.

The Tyro Champion Dads Program are now offering workshops on relevant topics for our students and families. These sessions are open to mothers and fathers. The program runs for 12 weeks and will be located at the Beltline Conference Center.


Campus Communications for Families

Remind for WMS Families

Stay on top of what’s happening at school. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, get important school updates right on your phone. To sign up for remind notifications, please visit your classroom teacher's campus website.

Letter to Parents about Remind

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DeSoto ISD Calendar 2019-2020

Please view calendar for the DeSoto ISD school year for important times and dates including holidays, early dismissals, grade reports and more!