Westport Middle School Newsletter
March Wildcat Students of the Month
Victoria Cabral (Grade 8)
Kylie DeCambra (Grade 7) - Not Pictured
Angel Ledesma Gassmann (Grade 5)
Talon Medeiros (Grade 7)
Nathaneil Swauger (Grade 8)
Congratulations Wildcats! We are so proud of you!
Welcome Mr. Pacheco!
I am a K-12 graduate of Westport Schools. I played soccer and basketball as a student. In fact, the first thing I said when I found out I got the job here in Westport was "I'm really excited to be a Wildcat again!" I've been teaching science for 22 years. Teaching science has been awesome because it's easy to relate the material to the real and it's super fun. In my free time, you can find me enjoying watching my daughter play basketball, my son skateboard or play lacrosse, and marveling at my wife as she continually adds more chickens and peacocks to her flock. I am also an avid guitar player who records music in my home studio.
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MCAS Schedule and Reminders
- April 5 and 6: Grade 7 and 8 ELA
- April 7 and 8: Grade 6 ELA
- April 13 and 14: Grade 5 ELA
- May 10 and 11: Grade 5 Math
- May 12 and 13: Grade 6 Math
- May 17 and 18: Grade 8 Science
- May 19 and 20: Grade 7 Math
- May 24 and 25: Grade 5 Science
- May 26 and 27: Grade 8 Math
In preparation for the upcoming assessments, please note the following:
- All assessments are taken digitally on student Chromebooks. Students should arrive to school on their testing dates with a fully charged Chromebook. They should have their charger with them in the event their device needs to be recharged.
- Students should get plenty of sleep the night before their assessments and eat a healthy breakfast prior to arriving at school.
- Exams will begin promptly at 7:30 AM. Tardies are disruptive to the testing environment, so students arriving to school after 8 AM will need to makeup their exam on a different day.
- Makeups will be given for students who are absent on their given testing day.
If you have any questions regarding this year's MCAS administration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or your child's respective guidance counselor.
Scheduling for Next School Year
Last week, all students in Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 were given a Music Choice letter to be brought home for guardian signature. We kindly ask that these letters are returned to Homeroom teachers no later than Thursday, April 14 so that all students have an identified music class choice for next school year.
If your student did not receive a letter, please email email@example.com.
Additionally, if you have any questions regarding your child's schedule for next year, please reach out to their respective guidance counselor. Contact information is as follows:
If your student is experiencing any issues related to their assigned Chromebook, please have them come to the Main Office to have it looked at by Tech as soon possible.
Email for Grade 5/6 Students
Public Workshop on Bullying
On Thursday, May 19, WMS building administration will be hosting a public workshop on bullying at 6 PM in the WMHS Auditorium. There will be two presenters for the evening - Christine Leeman of the Bristol County Sheriff's Department and Attorney Colleen Shea of Stoneman, Chandler, and Miller LLP. We encourage parents, guardians, students, and staff to attended this workshop and learn more about bullying and cyberbullying and their impact on the learning environment of schools.
We would like to Thank everyone who volunteered for and donated to the Middle school dances. Also, For those who donated or attended the Casino night in March: We appreciate your support. A Big Thank You to our board members: Kathy Gillet and Rebecca Krzyszton who worked with our sisters on the Wes/ Mac PTO to make this event fabulous. These ladies work tirelessly for the youth in our town. All of our activities and events were fun and successful. Let’s keep it going…..
The Westport Middle-High PTO has some exciting events planned for students this spring!
Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:
April 8th, 2022 - Tentative 5th, 6th & 7th Grade Dance - details to follow
April 9th, 2022 - Harlem Wizards Game Sponsored by the WES-MAC PTO
June 1-4th 2022 - 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
June 17, 2022 - 8th Grade Semi-Formal @ Rachel’s Lakesider - more info to come….
2022 MA Walk Challenge - sign up after 4/1/2022 and get ready for the October walk/run for Westport.
We need New Board Members and New Volunteers - without the support of parents, teachers and community we could not run successful events. Please volunteer your time, talents or donate to our organization. Every contribution helps! We can’t continue to offer events for the students and staff without you!!
Visit our Website for the latest PTO information and updates! There you will also find a link for donation and the link to purchase mugs or bracelets. If you have questions or need to contact us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-493-7671.
Thank You for your support,
All of Us at The Middle-High School PTO
Attention Wildcat Families!!
A note from the Westport Athletic Boosters!!
The Athletic Boosters would like to Congratulate all of our Winter Athletes and the Pep band for a terrific season. Also, to our Spring athletes: We wish them a great season ahead!!!
Thank you to everyone for the support at the Mattress Fundraiser!! WE sold over 35 Mattresses!!!
To everyone who donated or who purchased our Gift Card Calendars, we thank you! The drawing will start this Friday: April 1st. One name will be drawn each day and the winner posted on facebook and contacted by the board.
Did you know the WAB supports our Wildcat athletes each year with stipends for team wear, varsity jackets, senior game posters, flowers, and more. In the past we have purchased score boards, flags, and provided celebratory breakfasts at the end of each season. We also provide scholarships to 4 Athletes each year in the amount of $500.
We need your help to keep our organization going!!! We are looking for new board members, volunteers, and ideas for the new year, new school, and a new and bright future for our Wildcat family.
Our Next meeting is on Monday, April 11th at 7 PM:
It is in the Media Center at the New School and always a fun time!!!
Please join us!!!!
Music Boosters Updates
Congratulations to both the Middle School Drama Club on their performance of Matilda, Jr. and the High School Drama Club on their performance of Pippin. Our audiences were spellbound by the exceptional talent that was exhibited on stage! Many thanks to our staff: Mrs. Carvalho, Mrs. Dennis, Mr. Shivers, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Frost, Mrs. Bedard, our costume coordinator, Tayla Page assistant director and choreographer, our pit orchestra musicians and conductor, Mr. Russell for dedicating countless rehearsal hours to our students after school. Finally, thank you to our students for sharing your talents and your passion for the theater arts with our community. We were extremely proud of you!
Project 351 Update
Spring Donation Drive to Benefit Cradles to Crayons!
Project 351's Spring Service Project is being led by 8th-Grade Ambassador Abigail Krzyston. The drive is collecting donations of new socks, underwear, and pajamas in sizes newborn to size 14. The drive runs from March 23rd - to April 6th, 2022. Donation bins are located at all Westport Community Schools and at StacyCakes on Main Road in Westport, MA.
Thank you for supporting Project 351 and Cradles to Crayons!