Westside Middle School

September 3, 2021

Please make sure you are sending your student with a mask each day. It is also a great idea to send them with an extra one especially on PE days. Overall the students are doing a great job of wearing their mask, but please continue to remind them to make sure it is covering their mouth and nose at all times.

Please also have your student bring a water bottle to school. The water fountains are shut off, but we do have water bottle filling stations.

NO School on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day


This coming week in homeroom students will be completing their first 2nd Step Lesson on Tuesday. 2nd Step is our district K-8 SEL program. 7th graders will be doing a lesson on Starting Middle School while 8th graders will be doing a lesson on setting norms when working with groups.
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We hope your student joins us for WMS Fun Night!!!

Please see the flyer below for details. We are also looking for any parent help that night beginning at 6:30 p.m.; but if that doesn't work for you, let us know what time you could arrive.

If you're available to help for part or all of the evening, please reply to bolamperti.crystal@westside66.net and include the information below.




Volunteer Time Frame:

Many thanks!

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WMS Clubs and Activities

It is important for students to feel a part of a school community and one way to do that is to get involved. This past week we have shared the list of activities and clubs that are being offered here at WMS. You can find that list on our website or by looking at the document attached.

MAP Assessment

Your student will soon be taking the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessment. This is one assessment tool our school district uses to help determine what your child is ready to learn and to measure academic growth throughout the school year. MAP® assessments are untimed, but each will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

MAP assessments will begin the week of Sep. 13. Math will be taken in Math class on Sept 13th and 14th. Reading portion will be done in Language Arts class Sept 20th and 21st.

MAP® assessments are aligned with Nebraska State Standards and also provide early projections for college and career readiness. MAP® assessments are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of readiness to learn. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward the MAP® assessments.

MAP® assessment results, in the form of a RIT score (Rausch Unit), let teachers know where a student’s strengths are and what support may be needed in specific areas. Teachers use this information to guide their instruction in the classroom. MAP® outcomes also help to inform decision making in program offerings.

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.


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

WCS Technology Sale

The details for the Second Life Mac sale of 11” MacBook Air laptops and 9.7" iPads previously used by Westside students have been finalized. The details are available at: techsale.westside66.org

Free Rides on Metro Transit for Students

K-12 Rides Free is a pilot program that offers free access to bus, MOBY, and ORBT services for kindergarten through 12th-grade students in the Omaha region during Metro’s regular service hours. The program started on May 10, 2021 and will run until June 1, 2022. All K-12 students in the Omaha metro and surrounding area are eligible. High school students must show a valid school-issued ID when boarding. For those who do not have a school-issued ID, Metro will provide one. Identification is not required for elementary and middle school students. Details can be found at ometro.com/k-12.

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!!

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Free and Reduced Forms

If you are interested in filling out the paper work for Free and Reduced Lunch, please go to the District Website (westside66.org), click on meals, scroll down until you see My School Apps Logo. Under the logo click on Free and Reduced application and begin entering your information.

If you have questions you may contact Michele Divoky at 402-390-3382 or email her at divoky.michele@westside66.net.

Parent AHERA Notifications for 2021-2022 School Year

Annual AHERA Notice

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA) requires each public school district to annually notify parents, staff, and employee groups of its asbestos management plans. A management plan is in place for Westside Middle School and is available for review either at the school building or at the Westside Service Center, 9437 J St. Omaha, NE.

This school building was originally inspected in the1980’s and re-inspected by a certified inspector every three years thereafter. The three-year re-inspection and a ceiling tile inspection was conducted in 2019, and periodic surveillance will be conducted as required. No abatement activities are currently in progress or scheduled for the 2021-2022 school year at this building.

The Designated Person responsible for managing the District’s AHERA compliance and the contact person for questions or to review a management plan is the Director of Facilities, Russ Olsen (402) 390-8331.

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)