Westside Middle School

March 19, 2021

Important Dates to Remember:

NSCAS Testing Schedule for in person learners:

  • Language Arts - Wed, March 24 and Thurs, March 25

  • Science - Wed, April 7 and Thurs, April 8th (8th graders only)

  • Math - Tues, April 20 and Wed, April 21

March 29 - April 2 = Spring Break - No School

Week of Understanding

Week of Understanding is an annual educational initiative created by the Institute for Holocaust Education. The week is designed to deliver Holocaust survivor testimony to a maximum number of students in one school week throughout the state of Nebraska. Monday, March 22nd Westside Middle School Students will participate. Students will report to their homerooms at 9:15 to listen to the virtual guest speaker, Sarah Kutler.

Our schedule will be adjusted to accommodate this school wide event. Please see below for that schedule.

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Water Bottles and Masks

Please make sure your student is coming to school with a water bottle and a mask. We no longer have extra water bottles to hand out.

Thank you!!

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7th Grade Registration
- The counselors visited 7th grade language arts classrooms this week to present a lesson on registering for 8th grade classes. The deadline for students to enter their course requests in PowerSchool is Friday, April 9. Counselors will begin meeting with their assigned 7th grade students after that to verify course requests for 8th grade. The counseling team will be sending out a lesson to 7th grade extended campus students next week. We do ask that parents and guardians be involved in the process by having a discussion with their student on his or her elective choices for 8th grade. Please contact your student's assigned counselor with any questions.

Last Names A - G - Sarah Lieske - email lieske.sarah@westside66.net, phone (402) 408-8618

Last Names H - O - Doug Hauserman - email hauserman.douglas@westside66.net, phone (402) 408 - 8577

Last Names P - Z - Mike McCann - email mccann.michael@westside66.net, phone (402) 408-8591

Summer School at the High School for incoming 9th Graders

Current 8th Grade Parents - The date for sign up for summer school classes at Westside High School begins Wednesday, April 7th and begins at 8:00 A.M. and will take place in MySchoolBucks.

Here is a link to the list of courses and additional information (it is on the high school webpage at the bottom under happenings). This is a new link from last week:


Registration Procedure:

  1. Log into your parent PowerSchool account,

  2. Click on MySchoolBucks on the left hand side,

    1. Go to the school store

    2. Select categories and select summer school.

    3. There you will select the class(es) that your student will take. *This does not finalize registration. There will be an approval process that will take up to three business days. Upon approval, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from MySchoolBucks.

In Need of Westside Socks?

Community Club still has some extra socks to sell for $15 per pair. Orders can be placed securely online anytime at WMS School Spirit Wear and paid orders will be delivered to your student at school. Again, ONLY socks are available at this time and when they're gone, they're gone!

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WMS Track

As we move into our spring athletic season, we look forward to being able to get outside for our track season. Track practice will begin in mid-March. We are not sure of our exact start date yet, kind of waiting to see what mother nature brings our way in the next few weeks. Student-athletes interested in participating in track should listen closely to announcements in SPARK/Homeroom over the next few weeks for information about signing up for track.

Westside Girls Basektball

Here is a link from the WHS girls basketball team. https://youtu.be/Mo9UZtUosOo. More details on camps and clinics coming soon!
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Westside High School Soccer is looking for ball shaggers.

Please see the below flyer for more information on how to get signed up.
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Parents must call into the attendance secretary, Ms. Metzler, if your student is ill or not able to attend/participate in school that day. This is necessary no matter if your student physically attends school or is an extended campus learner. Please make sure this is done by 9:00 AM.

The attendance number is 402-408-8649 or 402-390-6464

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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.

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