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Westport Middle School, Springfield Missouri 1/11/2019.4

This Just In! Deadline is Thursday! Basketball Season is upon us!

The boys have started practice and are working hard. They would love to see you at any of the games. Their first game is Saturday, January 26th. Attached, you will find a t-shirt order form. These will be the same long-sleeve shirts that we had last year. The boys will be using their shirts as warm-up jerseys for the game. If you would like a t-shirt, please return the order form and money to the office by January 17th. Also, we currently have 24 boys going out for basketball. Some of these boys may have difficulty paying for a t-shirt. If you would be willing to sponsor a boy, email me separately, dgordon@sps.org. Thanks! Looking forward to a great season and year. Thanks for supporting the Westport Wildcats!
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Dr. Justin Herrell, Principal, Westport Middle School

I was born in Mansfield, MO in August of 1970. I am one of six children and I grew up in Ava, MO where my parents were small business owners and raised beef cattle and Missouri Fox-trotting Horses. Ava is still home to my Mother and several of my siblings. I graduated from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) in 1992 and began my teaching career. I taught and coached for 8 years (4 outside of Springfield) prior to entering into administration. I have been fortunate to be an Administrative Intern (Dist. Offices, 1 yr); Asst. Principal, Parkview H.S. (3yrs); Principal, Hillcrest H.S. (3 yrs); Executive Director-Secondary Education, (7yrs); Associate Superintendent (4 yrs); and Westport M.S. Principal, present. I have enjoyed an experienced filled career and look forward to many years at Westport. I have been married to my beautiful wife Nicole for 23 yrs and we have two sons, Colton (20) and Alex (16). Nicole is a Reading Specialist at Study Alternative Center, PALs program, Colton is a jr. at MSU where he is majoring in Cellular Molecular Biology and Alex is a Sophomore at Catholic High School where he participates in numerous clubs, wrestles and is big into drama/acting. Alex also plays lead guitar in a local band and pursues other musical interests. We are active in our Church and enjoy outdoor activities, reading, and going to the movies. We live close to Westport which allows me to participate more easily in activities at the school and connect to our neighborhood. I am very proud of my family and their activities, as well as, the work I have done throughout my career and I look forward to what the future will bring here at Westport. Go Wildcats!

FOOD FIGHT!

Monday, Jan. 14th, 8am to Friday, Jan. 25th, 3pm

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“Springfield Public Schools will participate in Food Fight 2018-19, Ozarks Food Harvest’s 8th annual district-wide food drive competition, Jan. 14 – 25.


There will be donation boxes located in Library (thank you Mrs. Young) and also outside the Nurse’s office.

Parkview High School Parent Night

Thursday, Jan. 17th, 6:30-8:30pm

Auditorium

Come learn about the different programs and opportunities for your future Vikings. We will have coordinators from our

* A+ Program

* Leadership School

* Special Education Program

* Honors and Advanced Placement


Come with questions, and we will prepare all the answers we can give. Spend the evening with us planning a great year. We appreciate having you all here!


Westport was the first Middle School Parkview scheduled classes. Remember to get those schedules turned in ASAP!


For questions contact Freshmen Counselor, Carlen Sims at csims@spsmail.org or 417-523-9261.

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