Middle School West Week in Review

November 23, 2022

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West Calendar

11/24/22 No School - School Resumes 11/29/22

11/29/22 Report Cards posted in IC at 4pm

11/29/22 Winter Sports begin

12/2/22 East-West Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM

12/6/22 Keystone Testing (through 12/7/22 ) - Adv Geometry

12/7/22 Coffee with the Principal at 9am

12/9/22 Winter Dance 7:00-9:00pm

12/9/22 Ned Hector assembly in 8th grade social studies

12/13/22 Angel Tree collection ends

12/15/22 Band Concert 7:00 PM

12/22/22 Holiday Music Assembly

12/23/22 NPFH activity - Autism Awareness

12/23/22 Early dismissal at 11:35am

New Information and Updates:

Conference Follow-Up

Thank you to our many families who participated in fall conferences this week. In order to help to improve our procedures, we request that guardians who attended conferences this week either virtually or in-person please complete the feedback form here. Thank you for your valuable input!

Ned Hector Day

The West social studies department is excited to bring back Ned Hector Day for all 8th grade students. Our Revolutionary War re-enactor will be here on Friday, December 9, to meet with our classes. To learn more about Ned Hector, check out this website.

The Spelling Bee is coming!

Our West spelling bee is coming up on January 11. Students who are interested have already signed up in their ELA classes to participate. More information on the spelling bee is available here.

Repeated Information and Reminders:

Kidney needed

With permission from the family and the approval of the Ed Center, we share the following plea for a kidney needed for the parent of a West student. Please help spread the word so we can find this family a donor!

Daniel Schiller Need a Kidney

Winter Concerts

Our East-West Orchestra concert is coming up on December 2 and our Band concert is on December 15. The district fine arts calendar is available here. There are a lot of great performances coming up throughout the district. We hope you enjoy them!

We are also looking forward to the return of our Holiday Music Assemblies on December 22. In addition to an assembly for our West middle schoolers, our musicians will also be hosting two assemblies this day for some of the students from our sending elementary schools.

YAG Dance on December 9

The following guidelines have been established for Middle School dances:

• Dances will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Admission is $5. Snacks will also be available for purchase.

• Students should be picked up promptly at 9:00 PM. Sixth grade will be picked up on the parent pick-up side of the building. Seventh and eighth grade will be picked up in the main lot facing BES. Families picking up children in multiple grades should use the main lot.

• No guests are permitted.

• Students on the restricted list, suspended, or absent the day of the dance will not be permitted to attend.

• Students will be required to show his/her student ID prior to entering the dance. Students should enter the building at the gym entrance.

• Dances will be chaperoned by school staff.

• All actions and conduct must reflect appropriate social behavior. Students refusing to cooperate or to conduct themselves in an orderly manner will be required to contact guardians and will be removed immediately from the dance. Additional consequences may also be issued based on the severity of the behavior.

• Students are not permitted to use their electronic devices.

• Students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct.

• Dance Dress Code: Tucked in shirt and tie or collared shirt (polo, button down) with pants/slacks and shoes. Dresses, dress pants or skirts, blouses, and shoes. Strapless, single strap and open back dresses are not permitted. Shirt/blouse must have two straps with widths of at least two inches. Skirts and dresses must be at least fingertip length. Spaghetti straps are only permitted on dresses. No work boots or denim. Student dress should be in good taste reflecting modesty.

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News from the Nurse

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Locker care

Students are reminded that they should not be putting pencils in the lock mechanism of their locker. We understand that it makes it easier to open without the combination, but it damages the locker and it also creates a situation where items can be stolen from a locker. Students will be charged the cost of damage to locker mechanisms.

Yearbook Sales are now open!

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MackinVIA- Free eBooks & Audiobooks for Students!

Just a reminder that MSW is a member of the MackinVIA Connected Library Consortium. This allows our students to access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks from anywhere they have internet access.

The MackinVIA app can be downloaded on phones and tablets, or you can use the website on any desktop computer/laptop/Chromebook (www.mackinvia.com). Students simply login using their BASD username and password.

An entire new year’s worth of titles were added to MackinVIA last week. This brings us to 1,412 total ebooks and 831 audiobooks.

Email Mrs. Palopoli (spalopoli@boyertownasd.org) if you have any questions.

School Meals

The federal government has discontinued free breakfast and lunch for all. Families who wish to apply for free or reduced meals can find the application here: https://www.schoolcafe.com/

Governor Wolf has instituted free breakfast for all students for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year.