Westside Middle School

January 7, 2022

Important Dates


  • No School Monday, January 17th - Teacher Inservice/Martin Luther King Day

Semester 1 Grades

You may view your students semester 1 grades by logging into PowerSchool. You can view them by clicking on Grade History or Historical Grades to view S1 grades. OR you may view them on the mobile app if you have that downloaded.

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.

Registration for Westside High School classes

High school counselors will present to 8th grade homerooms on Monday, January 10 about high school courses and registration. Middle school counselors will be going to 8th grade classes the week of January 18 - 21. At that time, students will enter their courses into the scheduler. Students will then meet individually with their assigned counselor to go over their high school course requests. The high school counselors will be back at the middle school on February 25 to meet with 8th graders to finalize course selections.


This year, the WHS Course Planning Guide is available as a pdf. The link to download the course planning guide is https://drive.google.com/file/d/145echodqOOkxPDmtifJm4tUOzRxdeVGz/view?usp=sharing

Current 8th Graders - Open House for WHS

What: Open House for Future 9th Grade Students

Where: WHS High School

When: January 25, 5:30-7:30 pm


This will be a great opportunity to get an overview of Westside High School, modular scheduling, course offerings, and more. A general information session will be repeated every 30 minutes in the auditorium, tours will be provided, and students/families will have an opportunity to speak with teachers from each department about course offerings and choices.


Current 8th grade students and parents can come any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

Homeroom

On Tuesday both grades will have a lesson on Martin Luther King Day. They will also have a lesson on the expectations for the Gretel the Therapy Dog!
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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