Westside Middle School

July 13, 2021

Planning for the upcoming 21-22 School Year!

As we prepare for the upcoming 2021-22 school year, the administration at WMS wanted to provide you with some information to help prepare you and your student for the start of the school year.


Below you will find our contact information, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


WMS Main Office

402-390-6464


Kim Eymann - Principal

eymann.kimberly@westside66.net

402-390-8211


Brian Stevens - Assistant Principal (Handles all questions on Busing)

stevens.brian@westside66.net

402-390-6494


Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Special Services Department Chair

allen.jenni@westside66.net

402-408-8589


Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

carlson.daniel@westside66.net

402-408-8669


Corrie Philo - Dean

philo.corrie@westside66.net

402-408-8670

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Important Information from the Nurse

By law, all incoming 7th graders must present evidence of having a complete physical examination, updated immunizations (Tdap is required by state law), and a dental exam prior to entering school. For missing immunizations, state law allows us to accept only valid medical exemption forms, signed by a physician or notarized religious exemption forms. A signed waiver form from parents/guardian refusing to provide physical exam documentation is also required. All forms are available from the District’s ABC Welcome Center on the westside66.net website under the Departments tab > Student Services > Health Forms section.


Physicians may print out results of the physical exam and immunizations on their forms (must have a MD signature) or you may print off a form on the Westside Middle School Website under Health Forms, a visit summary is not a physical form. Exams must be completed anytime after March 1, 2021, and before school starts in the Fall. Students planning to participate in sports must have a physical dated after May 1, 2021.


If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma, allergy, diabetes, or epilepsy, a health action plan is required. All action plans must be completed and signed by a doctor and may be found on the westside66.net website under the Departments Tab > Student Services> Health Forms section or can be picked up from the WMS main office. I will be checking my email periodically during the summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or contact the main office at WMS for general information.



Prescription medications required to be given at school must be brought in the original labeled prescription bottle with a medication authorization form signed by a physician AND a parent/ guardian. All over-the-counter medication (including cough drops) must be brought in the original, unexpired, container accompanied by a parent/ guardian-signed medication authorization form.

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Orientation

We will have orientation for both incoming 7th and 8th graders. This is an open house style, so you may attend at a time that is convenient for you and your student.


Activities for Students at orientation include:


  • Get their schedule
  • Take a tour/find classes
  • Get their locker and practice opening it
  • Turn in any forms (physical/health or sports forms)
  • Sign up for buses (in district only)
  • Get your picture taken (Attached is the form you can bring with you or you can order direction using this link www.martinphotography.hhimagehost.com)


7th Grade Orientation = Thursday, July 29th from 2:00 - 6:30

8th Grade Orientation = Monday, August 2nd from 2:00 - 6:30


If you are unable to attend on your day you may come to WMS any time Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00 starting Tuesday, August 3rd. Students will not be able to take their photo at this time, but we will have another opportunity on Friday, August 20th for those students who did not get their photo taken during orientation.

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Counseling Department

Each student is assigned to a counselor to help them with scheduling classes, problem solving, and peer conflicts. If you have any concerns,you may contact your students counselor at any time, they will be happy to help. Below is list of counselors and to which students they are assigned to.


Last Name starting with A-G = Sarah Lieske

Last Name starting with H-O = Doug Hauserman

Last Name starting with P-Z = Mike McCann



If you have any questions about your student's schedule or classes, please contact their counselor!

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Information on Athletics

With the beginning of each school year, numerous questions arise concerning athletic programs at WMS. I hope that the information that is attached below is useful in answering some of these questions. All students will need a have a


Athletic Program Information

The attached welcome has a list of our athletic programs, general length of each season, and coaching contacts. Coaches will conduct tryouts to determine team placement for football, volleyball and basketball. We want our students to try new things and participate in athletics! All coaches listed can be contacted at 390-6464 or through district email.


Athletic Physical Examinations, Parental Consent Form, and Athletic Participation Fee

Each student athlete must have a Physical Examination and Parental Consent form completed and signed by all necessary individuals prior to the beginning of athletic practice. For 7th grade students, the physical examination requirement has likely been met as part of the WMS enrollment process. 8th graders, however, will need to have a current Athletic Physical Exam on file with the Athletic Director dated after May 1, 2021.


A Parental Consent Form is attached below and can be printed, signed, and returned at student orientation. Students not completing the consent form at orientation, will need to have this form completed prior to the 1st practice of the season.

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First Day Of School

This year our first day of school for 7th graders will be Tuesday, August 17th. 8th grade students will not attend until Wednesday, August 18th.


Tuesday, August 17th

First Day of School 7th Grade ONLY

From 8:00-12:00



Wednesday, August 18th

First Full Day of School for both 7th and 8th Grade

8:00-2:44

**Wednesday's school is dismissed at 2:44. Every other day it is 3:15.


Please bring a backpack the first day of school.