West Middle School Newsletter

Week of May 18, 2020


From the Desk of Principal Hawthorne

WMS Family,

I hope that you are all safe and healthy during this unique time in our history. Who would have thought that the world would change so quickly? Please be assured that our school community is here for you and we have assembled resources to help to provide structure and learning for our students during our time apart.

Please continue visiting our website and feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Principal Hawthorne via email at shana.hawthorne@desotoisd.org or at 214-356-2109.

DeSoto ISD Anytime, Anywhere Learning

DeSoto ISD is transforming the way it provides education to students through the innovative Anytime, Anywhere Learning. Learn more at DeSotoISD.org/AnytimeAnywhereLearning. #TheFutureofLearning

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Access to grade-level specific learning plans, support from high-quality teachers, tutorial videos and more can be found on the Anytime, Anywhere Learning website.


Help Us Make Anytime, Anywhere Learning Great

We understand that our families may have questions and concerns as a result of the district’s transition to remote education through Anytime, Anywhere Learning. Because we want this experience to be the best that it can possibly be for our students and families, we would like your feedback regarding your experiences to date via this brief survey.
Academic Helplines for Students

Designed to allow students the opportunity to connect directly with a grade-level content teacher for assistance and support. Various times are available. For more details be sure to log in to your student GMAIL account to access.

Student Support Services

SEL Journaling and College/Career Activities: Students who were receiving small group or individualized counselor or social-emotional learning support (SEL) will receive a 1-1 check-in with a member of the SEL team. Click here for more details.

DeISD Monthly Library Newsletter

Want to gain access to WMS ebook collection? Interested in participating in weekly book talks and poetry read alouds? Find out how! Click here to access!

Digital Citizenship - Etiquette for Google Classroom

It is important to recognize that online classrooms like Google Classroom is in fact a classroom, and certain behaviors are expected when you communicate. Read more about expectations in this link.