Westside Middle School

January 15, 2021

Important Dates to Remember:

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

January 19th we will return to 100% green. All students will come every day!

February 15th is President's Day - NO SCHOOL for Students/In-Service for Teachers.

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9th Grade Registration

On Tuesday and Thursday of this week, the high school counselors presented to the 8th grade students about modular scheduling and graduation requirements. The middle school counselors will be going into 8th grade math classrooms next week, January 19 - 22, to present to students on selecting their courses and entering the course requests. Here is the schedule of presentations:

8A Math Classes - Tuesday, January 19

8B Math Classes - Wednesday, January 20

8C Math Classes - Thursday, January 21

8D Math Classes - Friday, January 22

The middle school counselors will then meet with their 8th grade students to go over their course selections for 9th grade. The high school counselors will be at the middle school on Friday, February 26 to meet with students and finalize their 9th grade course requests.

High School Registration for 8th Grade Extended Campus Students - The counselors will be sending out a video to all 8th grade ECL students. It will be ready by the end of next week, or beginning of the week after next. It will have instructions on what your student needs to do in order to register for high school classes. Subsequently, the middle school counselors will schedule a WebEx meeting with your student to go over your student's registration. Finally, later this semester, your student's assigned high school counselor will also schedule a WebEx meeting with your student to finalize their registration. If your student does not have a high school course planning book, please contact their assigned counselor to coordinate getting a book. The counselor assignments are:

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

Here is a link to a video of the high school counselor presentation.

8th Grade Guest Speaker

We will have a guest speaker the week of January 19th for all 8th graders. This will occur during 9th Period and Warrior Time on Tuesday, January 19th for teams 8A and 8B and again on January 21st for teams 8C and 8D.

The speaker is Jarell Roach, a motivational speaker from here in Omaha. He will be discussing hope, character, and establishing a culture of belonging and inclusion at Westside Middle School.

Westside Masks For Sale!!

The masks pictured below will be on sale at school for $8 per mask(cash or check only). The masks are 100% polyester, 2 ply constructed with a filter pocket, washable, have adjustable rubber clasps for tightening and loosening, and have a bendable nose wire. See Mr. Carlson next week at lunch time if you are interested.
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MAP Testing

Students will be participating in NWEA MAPs testing January 25-February 5th. The MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Test is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote student's academic growth. 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.

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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.

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