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.

New Hood Policy

Students were taught this expectation this week. We will begin practicing it on Monday and going live on Thursday, Jan 13th.


Hoods are not allowed to be worn in our building according to the Westside Community Schools Handbook. This is considered a safety issue, as it is extremely important for staff to be able to identify anyone in the building. We continue to have an issue with students not following this expectation therefore we will implement the following consequences for not having hoods off. Students will be given this information in Homeroom when we return from break. Since this will be pre-taught, students will not be given warnings upon implementation. When they have a hood on, they will immediately be issued a referral.


  • 1 offense - referral and conversation with dean
  • 2 offense - referral and conversation with dean
  • 3 offense - referral and conversation with dean
  • 4 offense - referral, conversation with dean and assign detention
  • 5 offense - referral, conversation with dean and assign detention
  • 6 offense - referral, conversation with dean, assign detention and parent meeting
  • 7 offense - referral, conversation with dean, assign 2 detentions
  • 8 offense - referral, conversation with dean, assign 2 detentions
  • 9 offense- referral, conversation with dean, assign 2 detentions
  • 10 offense - referral, conversation with dean and assign Wednesday or Saturday school
  • 11+ - referral, conversation with dean and assign ISS with the possibility of OSS

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

Join us for Westside High School 8th Grade Open House on January 25. All current 8th grade Westside students and all other prospective Westside High School students joining our district are welcome to attend WHS Open House Night at WHS.

General Information sessions every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 with the last session at 7:00 in the auditorium.

Topics included: Modular schedule, clubs, activities, etc.

Guided Tours every 15 minutes starting at 5:30.

Open to self guided tours 5:30-7:30.

Unified Activity

See Flyer below or click on the link to find out information regarding our next Unified Activity.

https://www.smore.com/b7cev

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Saturday School

Beginning in January, Westside Middle School will be utilizing a new behavior intervention on Saturday mornings. This will be used as an alternative to In-School-Suspension or Out-of-School Suspension. Students could be assigned Saturday School for Student Handbook infractions. It will be from 8am to 10am on Saturdays.

Homeroom

On Monday, 8th graders will hear a presentation from the high school counselors about classes and registering. And Tuesday they will have a Suicide Prevention lesson.


Next week 7th graders will have a lesson presented to them from WMS counselors about being an Upstander.


Both grades will continue to work on the t-shirt design contest from Student Council.

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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