WMS Summer News- July 1, 2023
A Note from the Desk of Ms. Serino, Westland principal
Summer MYP Exploration for All Westland Students/Staff
An all-school read (It Wasn't Me) and online assignments
Each summer, Westland students and staff read a text that explores a compelling issue(s). (This year our issues are focused on building community and repairing harm to a community.) Students also complete several assignments within an online classroom. This work leads into further school-wide exploration and action in the fall.
Please come by the school between 8:30-3:30 to borrow a copy of the text, It Wasn't Me by Dana Alison Levy or get a copy from your local library! You can borrow it for the month of July or the month of August.
Click here for details. MYP Summer Read/Exploration
Summer Learning for All Westland Students
Summer Math- practice exercises
We encourage Westland students to complete material for the math class they are enrolled in this fall to keep their math brains sharp. Click here. Westland Summer Math Practice
Summer Reading- book (of your choice) and postcard
We ask Westland students to read a book of their choice and complete a post card-sized review that can be mailed, dropped off over the summer or submitted to English teachers when students arrive to school in the fall. Click here. Westland Summer Reading Postcard Template
Brief, Sneak Peek Orientations for Students New To Westland
Order Westland Clothes- For PE or for Hanging Out- STORE CLOSES AUG 1
PARENT/CAREGIVER INFO SESSIONS- AUG 17 and SEPT 11
On August 17 at 6 PM join Ms. Serino, principal, and other key staff who will review the most important information for the start of school.
On September 11 at 6 PM, after your kids have had nine days of school, Ms. Serino will offer another session to fill in any gaps.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Meeting ID: 973 2464 3856
A 3-ring binder with locking rings or an accordian file
A pencil pouch
Pens, pencils, highlighters
A set of colored pencils
Headphones or earbuds
Non-aerosol deodorant (for PE)
Athletic shoes (for PE)- wear them or leave them in a PE locker
We supply a Chromebook and charger- you label them!
We supply combination locks
A change of clothes for PE
A planner/calendar book
A reusable water bottle
A case or sleeve for your Chromebook
A sharpie or labels to label your stuff
Me? I use a sharpie for my kids, but if you are already going to purchase labels for your kid's water bottle, lunch box, trumpet case, etc. why not support a Westland fundraiser?
20% of Back to School Sale in progress!
SAVE THE SAME DATE for Back to School Night for PARENTS/CAREGIVERS! IT IS SUPER EARLY!!!!
Main Office (240.740.5850)
Principal- Ms. Alison Serino, Alison_L_Serino@mcpsmd.org
Assistant Principal- Ms. Vernitta Tucker, Vernitta_Tucker@mcpsmd.org
Administrative Secretary- Ms. Terri Howells, Mary_T_Howells@mcpsmd.org
Financial Specialist- Ms. Suzanne Marcou, Suzanne_W_Marcou@mcpsmd.org
Counseling/Registrar Office (240.740.5860)
Counseling Chairperson/7th grade counselor- Ms. Caryn Fischer, Caryn_Fischer@mcpsmd.org
6th Grade Counselor- Ms. Laura Williams, Laura_K_Williams@mcpsmd.org
7th Grade Counselor- Ms. Lauren Geissel, Lauren_Geissel@mcpsmd.org
8th Grade Counselor- Ms. Ashley Harper, Ashley_Harper@mcpsmd.org
Counseling Office Secretary- Ms. (Sara) Sally Belott, Sara_A_Belott@mcpsmd.org
CALENDAR- NEW EVENTS ADDED IN BOLD
- Tu, 8/15- 2-4 PM- Chromebook distribution for new students- no appointment necessary
- Th, 8/17- 6:00 PM- Zoom info session for parents/caregivers (bilingual in Spanish)
- F, 8/18- 8:30-10:30 AM- Chromebook distribution for new students- no appointment necessary
- Tu, 8/24- 8:15-12:00 noon- Mini Day for students new to Westland (MCPS buses will run)
- Tu, 8/24- 6:30-8:20 PM- Back to School Night for ALL Parents and Caregivers
- M, 8/28- 8:15-3:00- First Day of School for Students
- F, 9/1- Student ID/yearbook photos taken during PE classes
- M, 9/4- Labor Day Holiday- No School
- M, 9/11- 6:00 PM- Zoom info session for parents/caregivers (bilingual in Spanish)
- F, 9/22- Early Release Day- Student Dismissed at 12:30 PM
- M, 9/25- No School for Students and Teachers
Westland Middle School
Location: 5511 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD, USA