Westside Middle School

October 14, 2021

Reminders for Next Week!!!

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Monday, October 18th

Yellow Ribbon Presentation for 7th Grade Students

On Thursday, October 21 7th grade grade students will have a presentation on the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. Teams 7A and 7C will have the presentation in the PAC beginning at 8:15. Students on 7B and 7C will be dismissed to the PAC from their 1st period class at 8:10 to report to the PAC. Students on teams 7B and 7D will have the presentation in the PAC beginning at 9:45. Students on these two teams will be dismissed from their 3rd period class at 9:40 to report to the PAC. The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is a nation-wide program designed to help students and communities recognize warning signs of suicide, what suicide is and is not, and give students a way to ask for help. Here is some more information on the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program:

It is not uncommon for teens to think about suicide. Every year nearly 1 in 3 teens seriously considers suicide and youth will most often seek help from their peers. It is imperative that youth are provided the tools to recognize other youth who may be at risk for suicide and the knowledge of how to respond if they are concerned. Studies have shown that youth peer training is an effective practice for education for youth. Designated a National Best Practice program, Yellow Ribbon utilizes a unique community-based model that increases the competence and confidence of youth to recognize and respond to suicidal individuals. Modified to be age and culturally appropriate, the curriculum follows the recognized safe messaging prevention practices.

We recognize that this may be a difficult topic for some students. Our counselors are prepared to help individual students process this presentation if it is needed. Sometimes the students for whom this topic is the most difficult are the most in need of hearing it. With that in mind, if you and your student believe it would in their best interest to not be in the presentation, please contact your student’s assigned counselor.

Boys Basketball

8th Grade boys will be signing up Monday and Tuesday and picking up information to bring home.

Tryouts will be on the following dates:

8th Grade:

Tuesday, October 19th 3:30-5:00

Wednesday, October 20th 3:00-4:30

Thursday, October 20th 3:30-5:00

Hood Expectations

This next week we are going to focus on the expectation of keeping hoods down during the school day. Please remind your student that we do not allow hoods to be on. This includes it being fully off, so that the student's ears are visible. This is a safety protocol, not only do we need to be able to identify students in our school building, but it also ensures that students are not wearing earbuds when an adult needs to get their attention.


I apologize I was one week ahead. This past week all students had a lesson on how to be kind to classmates. This coming week for both grades the lesson on Tuesday will be focused on the different between Rude, Mean, and Bullying behaviors.
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WMS Student Council will be sponsoring a spirit week during the week of October 25th. We are encouraging all students and staff to participate!! Below is the information about the theme for each day!

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Purchase a Westside Mask!

We have a new shipment of masks available to purchase for $8. These masks are a great way to show your school spirit. They are made of polyester, washable, have adjustable straps around the ears, and a wire that adjusts on the nose. If you are interested in purchasing a mask or several, please contact Mr. Carlson.
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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.

School work when your student is absent!!

If your student is gone for whatever reason, please have them check their Google Classrooms for all assignments. This is used by all WMS teachers and is updated daily.

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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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



Brian Stevens - Assistant Principal (He will handle all questions on Busing)

Dean for 8A & 7C



Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Director of Special Services



Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

Dean for 7A, 7B, & 8B



Corrie Philo - Dean for 7D, 8C, & 8D (Handles all questions on after school Library)