Westside Middle School

January 1, 2021

Important Dates to Remember:

Semester 2 will begin in Yellow Mode - First day is Tuesday, January 5th.

See graphic below for when to attend in person.

Students L-Z should check email and google classroom for their classwork for Tuesday 1/5 and Wed 1/6. Students A-K will do the same on Thursday 1/7 and Friday 1/8.

January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL for Students/In-Service for Teachers.

Big picture

2nd Semester Schedules

We will be handing out schedules on Tuesday, January 5th and Thursday, January 7th for all in person students. Extended campus students will be able to access their schedules on powerschool Monday, January 4th. All students will report to their Homeroom on Tuesday 1/5 and Thursday 1/7 to obtain these schedules. We will follow the schedule below for Tuesday 1/5 and Thursday 1/7 only!
Big picture

Extended Campus Learners - 2nd Semester

If you have not already picked up your materials in the main office, please do so as soon as possible.

WebEx meetings will begin right away on Tuesday, January 4th. Please look for invites from your teachers.

Please make sure you have reviewed the expectations for this semester. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WcQuuCaq_WWMK0suGRZ39LjMfuBpkb11poTE8O2-ArY/edit?usp=sharing

Big picture

Girls Basketball and Wrestling Information

Girls Basketball

Any girls interested in playing basketball should have signed up before winter break. If you have a daughter that is interested but didn't get signed up, please have them contact Virgie Widdowson. Her email is widdowson.virgie@westside66.net. Tryouts for girls basketball will be held Tuesday, January 5th and Wednesday, January 6th for last names A-K. Tryouts for girls with last names L-Z will be held on Thursday, January 7th and Friday, January 8th. Tryouts will run from 3:30-5:00 on all days.


Any student interested in wrestling should have signed up before winter break. If you have a son or daughter interested in wrestling but didn't get signed up, please have them contact Andrew Mantzaris. His email is mantzaris.andrew@westside66.net. A meeting for all wrestlers will be held on Tuesday, January 5th from 3:30-4:00, wrestling practice will begin Thursday, January 7th. Practices will run from 3:30-5:15. We will have a wrestling parent meeting on Monday, January 11th at 5:15 in the WMS auditorium.

Big picture

MAPs Testing

Students will be participating in NWEA MAPs testing January 25-February 5th. These exams will take place in their Math and Language Arts classes. We will be sending out more information as we get closer.

In addition to NWEA MAP, some students will participate in the FastBridge reading and/or math screening assessments. Results from these assessments help determine appropriate course placements for next year. From this data, you will be informed in the spring of any course recommendations for your child.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Help WMS earn free money through TAGG

Attached is a flyer featuring TAGG businesses near Westside Middle School. If you or any family members are going to any of these places, please TAGG Westside Middle School on the app by submitting a photo of you receipt in order for us to get a free donation.

Westside Community Schools is Hiring!!!

Here is a direct link to all available positions, with quick links to apply immediately: https://westside.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Kim Eymann - Principal



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

Dean for 8A & 7C



Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Special Services Department Chair



Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

Dean for 7A, 7B, & 8B



Corrie Philo - Dean for 7D, 8C, & 8D