Westside Middle School

January 28, 2022

Masks and Water Bottles

Please send your student to school with a mask and water bottle. It is extremely important that students are wearing masks appropriately, which is covering their nose and mouth. We will be wearing masks until February 4th.

PBIS - Looking for Donations!

Hello Westside Middle School Parents!


In Westside Community Schools, we use a framework called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, to promote positive behaviors throughout our schools. At WMS, we have a "Warrior Buck Store", where students can trade in tickets for rewards. In efforts to "up the ante" and offer more than the usual candy and pop, we are excited to introduce raffle items! This is where you come in...


We are looking for donations of Westside gear, IPad pencil cases, water bottles, gift cards, or anything else that would suit a raffle for our middle school students. Cash or check donations are always awesome, too; we can purchase items we know students will love! Please drop any donations at the front office or you can


We will also be raffling the opportunities to win competitions with teachers or teams during pep rallies, and opportunities to win spirit days for the whole team! There's a lot of fun to be had at Westside Middle School celebrating amazing positive behaviors from amazing students!

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Registration for Westside High School classes


The middle school counselors will then be meeting individually with their assigned students to go over their course requests for high school. This process will go through approximately mid to late February. The high school counselors will come to the middle school on Friday, February 25 to meet with 8th grade students to finalize student course requests.


We encourage you (parents/guardians) to please have your student login to the scheduler and go over their course requests with them. The scheduler is located at https://westsideweb.azurewebsites.net/account/login. You can see student course requests by clicking “Cart” on the top menu bar.


You can access the WHS Course Planning Guide here. Information about all of the courses offered at the high school is available in the course planning guide.High school counselors gave a brief overview of the high school on Monday, January 10. Topics discussed included high school terminology, an example of modular scheduling, and some information about clubs. You can access the PowerPoint here.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact your student's counselor!

National Assessment of Educational Progress

This test will be held February 24th not February 25th.


Westside Middle School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 24, 2022. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The assessment is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.


Only 100 8th grade students will be selected to participate. If your student was selected by NAEP, a letter will be sent home with them on Friday, January 21st. This letter will give specific information about the test and who to contact if you have questions.

We-Side Unified Newsletter

Find important information on the Polar Plunge by clicking on the We-Side Unified Newsletter.


https://www.smore.com/5hya7

Homeroom

Week of January 28th all students will complete a lesson on Black History Month and continue to work on their Door Decorating contest. Teams will also have their weekly celebrations!
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Buy a Yearbook NOW!

This year we have an extraordinary yearbook to sum up this school year!

We hope you can send an order in to purchase a book early at

https://shop.yearbookmarket.com

School work when your student is absent!!

If your student is gone for whatever reason, please have them check their Google Classrooms for assignments. However, remember instruction is still taking place in class and this is not intended to be used for e-learning.
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Need some volunteer hours? Check out these opportunities...

  • Join the WMS Unified Sports Club (Email teacher sponsors sterling.abigail@westside66.net and/or summers.katherine@westside66.net for more information)
  • Offer to help teachers with classroom/organizational tasks
  • Help at the food pantry
  • Write letters of appreciation to first responders in our community
  • Write letters of appreciation to veterans
  • Contact a nursing home to see if you can make holiday signs for residents' doors, write letters, play games, etc.
  • Ring bells over the holidays (https://www.registertoring.com/)
  • Share Omaha is great local resource - there's a "suitable for kids" section on the left

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.

WMS Bell Schedule

7th Grade Bell Schedule

Pd 1: 8:00-8:40

Pd 2: 8:43-9:23

Pd 3: 9:26-10:06

Pd 4: 10:09-10:49

Pd 5: (7th) 10:52-11:32

Pd 6: (7th) 11:35-12:15

Spark/Lunch: 12:18-1:18

Pd 8: 1:21-2:01

Pd 9: 2:04-2:44

Warrior Time 2:47-3:15


8th Grade Bell Schedule

Pd 1: 8:00-8:43

Pd 2: 8:46-9:26

Pd 3: 9:29-10:09

Pd 4: 10:12-10:52

Spark/Lunch 10:55-11:55

Pd 6: (8th) 11:58-12:38

Pd 7: (8th) 12:41-1:21

Pd 8: 1:24-2:04

Pd 9: 2:07-2:47


WarriorTime 2:50-3:15

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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

402-390-8670