Westside Middle School

February 11, 2022

Hallway Expectations and Referral Data!

We are seeing an increase in students receiving referrals for not following expectations in the halls. The behaviors that we are seeing are running (playing tag) and not keeping hands to self. Please remind your student the importance of following hallway expectations in order to keep everyone safe.



Referral Data

Q1: 91% of the students had 0-1 referrals

Q2: 88% of the students had 0-1 Referrals

Q3: 91% of the students so far have 0-1 referrals.


So far this year: 81% of our students have 0-1 referrals.

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National Junior Honors Society

Invitations to apply for WMS National Junior Honor Society were sent out February 4. Students who earned a 3.5-4.0 GPA during Semester 1 were invited to apply. Eighth graders already in NJHS do not need to reapply. The NJHS application is online and is due by February 25. Application help sessions are being offered in the next few weeks. Check out the dates and times by visiting the EY Website at https://ey.westside66.org/category/njhs/


Acceptance letters will be mailed the 2nd week in March and the induction ceremony will be on April 6. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Spady at spady.lynn@westside66.net

Student Council Spirit Week

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 9th and Thursday March 10th. Specific information will be shared out with you soon.

Westside Soccer 2022


We are so EXCITED to get the season started and could use a little help from our fellow westside students! The JV and Varsity boys soccer teams are looking for ball boys and girls, grades 4th and up to shag balls at each of our HOME JV and Varsity games. We would like 2-4 volunteers at each game. Grab a friend and let’s start shagging balls!


BONUS

Free admission, T-shirt and hot dog for each volunteer! Plus, you will get to meet the players and coaches!

CLICK HERE to sign up.

Questions: email Gabby Mormino at gabwithu@gmail.com or call/text (402) 681-3917

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!

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.

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!

Homeroom

Week of February 14th 7th graders will have a lesson on Friendships while 8th grader lesson will focus on Following Instructions. 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.

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