Westside Middle School

November 20, 2020

Important Dates to Remember:

We will now have No school the week of Thanksgiving. Monday 11/ 23 - Friday 11/27. We will resume in person learning on Monday, November 30th in 50% yellow mode.

Last day of Semester 1 - Friday, December 18th.

First day of Semester 2- Tuesday, January 5th

Yellow Mode

Starting Monday, November 30th we will return to 50% attendance in our Yellow Mode.

Students with the last name A-K will attend Mondays and Tuesdays for in person learning.

Students with the last name L-Z will attend Thursdays and Fridays for in person learning.

There will be no in person learning on Wednesdays. However students will use this day to work on assignments such as additional practice, iXL, library lessons, and/or extension lessons.

Students will be expected to attend SPARK (homeroom) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays. When in person students are at home they will log into WebEx on those days. Extended Campus students will log onto WebEx all four days. Attendance will be taken!

ALL Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom!

Click on the link to see the information sheet that was shared with students today. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AHdLEOf4jKcYml9Li5NKDsmH2sDft-hAKWg2CpAd62k/edit?usp=sharing

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PBIS Update

Warrior Bucks

We are bringing back Warrior Bucks as part of our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for students. Warrior Bucks are used to reinforce positive student behavior in alignment with our building expectations of Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. All students have the opportunity to earn Warrior Bucks from staff throughout the day. Then once a month they can redeem their Warrior Bucks for items in our store.

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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.
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PowerSchool Help

Please access these two resources for help on how to navigate PowerSchool. Remember PowerSchool is the best place to see your student's progress in their classes.
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National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society chapter of Westside Middle School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Students in the second semester of seventh or eighth grade are eligible for membership. If students were inducted as a seventh grader, they will NOT need to reapply.

Those students who meet the scholarship criterion of a 3.8 on the 4.0 scale are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service. This will be sent out late January-early February. A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is also required. Examples of leadership may happen within the school building (student council) or outside of the classroom (team captains, scouting honors, etc.). Service to the community is considered volunteering in a capacity that does not benefit the student (getting paid for a service or merely helping an extended family member) services considered would be volunteering at a non-profit organization (Film Streams, the zoo, Do Space, among many others). Service learning is not considered volunteering for a team activity to raise money for team expenses (car washes for a soccer team, selling concessions for a concert the student might participate in at a later time.) A student should have at least 5 hours of service learning when filling out the application.

Once again the Student Activity Information Form will be sent out in late January-early February.

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