Westside Middle School

May 613 2022

Important Dates

Friday, May 20th

  • All library books must be turned in!


Friday, May 20th

  • Last day for After School Library Program


Friday, May 27th

  • Last day of school- Dismissal at 12:00 (all buses will run to and from school).
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End of the Year Expectations

We are seeing an increase in students bringing water guns to school. These are not allowed and will be confiscated with possible consequences.


Students are expected to be off school property by 3:30 (3:00 on Wed) unless they are working with a teacher.


All lockers will need be cleaned out by Thursday, May 26th.

After School Library

The last day for after school library will be Friday, May 20th. It will be closed the last week of school (May 23-27). Please make sure you arrange for your student to be picked up by 3:30.

Important Information From the Nurse

Parents please pick up your students' medications/EpiPens/inhalers. Whatever is left in the health office will be discarded at the end of the day on the last day of school on Friday, May 27th. Remember students may not take the medication home--they must be picked up by a parent/guardian.



School Physicals and Immunizations: All incoming 7th graders are required to have a physical on file in the health office before starting school in August. Please turn in your school physical forms and updated immunization documentation.


All incoming 8th graders participating in sports will need a sports physical dated after May 1, 2022.

Last Day of School Information

What to Bring:

  • Students will not be allowed to bring anything but a pen/pencil and a lunch if they choose to.
  • If they anything more than that, they will have to check it in and pick it up in the main office at dismissal time.


Logistics:

  • School day will be from 8:00-12:00.
  • All buses will be running. There will be NO Late bus.
  • If they want a school sack lunch they will need to sign up for one in their homeroom by Monday, May 23rd.


Yearbooks:

  • If the student ordered a yearbook, it will be distributed to them in homeroom at the beginning of the day.
  • There will be a few extra yearbooks for sale the last day of school starting at 7:30. This is first come first serve and there will NOT be another way to order them.

Homeroom

During homeroom this week 8th graders will do a Career Day follow-up activity and then on Tuesday, we will have a panel of high schools students for them to ask any questions they have about high school.
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Come see what the Westside Warrior Golf Program is all about!

Open House

When: Thursday, May 19th 7-8pm

Where: Westside High School/ Swede Center

All incoming 9th graders and all ages welcome! Meet Coach Hellman and current players to ask questions and get a tour of the new indoor facility!

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Westside Unified Events

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Attention current 8th Grade Students!

Class of 2026 Transition to Westside High School


We wanted to share upcoming opportunities to help your future 9th grade student transition from middle school to high school. The following are planned to help make this transition smooth.

  • August 9, 2022 6-8 pm 9th Grade Parent Orientation (Parents)

    • We will host an opportunity for parents to learn about the high school and how to access resources for your student and family.

    • Learn more about modular scheduling, IMC, lunch, how to put money in lunch accounts, parking, where to pick up/drop off, how to call your student out of school, and time for questions.

    • Become more familiar with the building, school counseling services, and a variety of programs offered through the high school.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022 First Day of School (Students)

    • First day of school at Westside High School. Only incoming 9th grade students and 10-12 grade students new to Westside attend on this day.

    • Homeroom teachers and classroom teachers will focus on helping new students be ready and knowledgeable before all students come to school.

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Westside Show Choir Camp

Have you always wanted to be a part of Westside show choir? Maybe you want to improve your voice or learn how to shake those bad dancing habits? Sorry parents, this ad is just for the kids. Westside Middle School is hosting their annual summer show choir camp June 7-11 at Westside Middle School for any student entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2021. Students will learn to sing and dance a full show as well as gain insights into the audition process for Westside Middle School Show Choir. Registration and more information can be found at the website: https://sites.google.com/westside66.net/westside-middle-school-choirs/edge-show-choir-camp.

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Does your family need assistance?

Westside Community Schools provides clothing and food assistance through the Family Resource Center to students and their families who may need extra support. Families can contact the school social worker, Kim Schenkelberg, by email or at 402-452-3147 to arrange a time to meet there. Additional resources can be located in the Social Work Newsletter.

Attendance

Parents must call into the attendance secretary, Ms. Metzler, if your student is ill or not able to attend school that day. Please make sure this is done by 9:00 AM.


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


Check out the attendance handouts below on the importance of attendance here at school.

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TAGG

Westside Middle School participates in TAGG. TAGG has a growing list of participating businesses who will donate a portion of what you spend there to our school. WMS uses these funds to help support our school PBIS store and extra supplies teachers need throughout the year.


This is a fast and easy way to help our building without fundraising. Watch this video to see how it works. https://youtu.be/WS2u4s1J63c


Below is a list of business that participate in TAGG. Remember to select Westside Middle School!!

Student Handbook

Kim Eymann - Principal

eymann.kimberly@westside66.net

402-390-8211


Brian Stevens - Assistant Principal (He will handle all questions on Busing)

Dean for 8A & 7C

stevens.brian@westside66.net

402-390-6494


Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Director of Special Services

allen.jenni@westside66.net

402-408-8589


Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

Dean for 7A, 7B, & 8B

carlson.daniel@westside66.net

402-390-8669


Corrie Philo - Dean for 7D, 8C, & 8D (Handles all questions on after school Library)

philo.corrie@westside66.net

402-408-8670