Westside Middle School

September 18, 2020

We have had a great two days with 100% of in person students. Please don't forget no school on Monday, September 21st! We will have in person school Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week. There will be no Wednesday WebEx meetings for extended campus learners. However, please make sure all extended campus learners are getting on WebEx during SPARK every day next week.

It is hard to believe that we are at mid-quarter. Please make sure you are checking Powerschool for your student's progress in their classes. First quarter ends, October 16th.

Kim Eymann - Principal



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

Dean for 8A & 7C



Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Special Services Department Chair



Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

Dean for 7A, 7B, & 8B



Corrie Philo - Dean for 7D, 8C, & 8D



Before and After School Drop Off/Pick Up

Before School - This is a reminder that students will remain outside the PAC entrance until 7:30. To help with de-densifying, students should be dropped off as close to 7:50 as possible. We will serve breakfast from 7:30-7:55.

Don't forget you can drop your student off on Arbor Street and they can walk down to the doors. This will help with the congestion in the parking lot in the mornings.

After School - All Students need to be picked up and off school property by 3:30 unless they are working with a teacher or involved in an after school activity.

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We-Side Poster Contest

Please help us encourage your student to participate in the We-Side poster contest.
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National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society chapter of Westside Middle School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Students in the second semester of seventh or eighth grade are eligible for membership. If students were inducted as a seventh grader, they will NOT need to reapply.

Those students who meet the scholarship criterion of a 3.8 on the 4.0 scale are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service. This will be sent out late January-early February. A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is also required. Examples of leadership may happen within the school building (student council) or outside of the classroom (team captains, scouting honors, etc.). Service to the community is considered volunteering in a capacity that does not benefit the student (getting paid for a service or merely helping an extended family member) services considered would be volunteering at a non-profit organization (Film Streams, the zoo, Do Space, among many others). Service learning is not considered volunteering for a team activity to raise money for team expenses (car washes for a soccer team, selling concessions for a concert the student might participate in at a later time.) A student should have at least 5 hours of service learning when filling out the application.

Once again the Student Activity Information Form will be sent out in late January-early February.

Westside Community Schools is Hiring!!!

Here is a direct link to all available positions, with quick links to apply immediately: https://westside.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
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Parents must call into the attendance secretary, Ms. Hilt, if your student is ill or not able to attend/participate in school that day. This is necessary no matter if the student physically attends school or is an extended campus learner. Please make sure this is done by 9:00 AM.

The attendance number is 402-408-8649 or 402-390-6464