The Warhawk Weekly

#WestISBest #WarhawsLEADtheWay, Volume 1, Issue 26

From the Desk of Dr. Kempf

Warhawk Families:

Next week are Math state assessments. Please make sure your in-person student is ready by having a fully charged iPad, a restful nights sleep, and a good morning breakfast. The ELA assessment seemed to be condensed compared to past years and did not take the allotted time to complete. Hopefully, we see that same in Math. Distance learning students should have received communication this week about their opportunity to take the assessment at Allen Field House. If you still have not received this communication please call Students Services (785-330-2227) and we can help problem-solve with your family.

Kind Regards,

Dr. Kempf



2021-22 WMS Cheer Tryouts!

Cheer Clinic: May 10, 11, 12

ALL three days of the cheer clinic ARE MANDATORY!

Cheer Tryouts: May 13th

Time: 3:30 (all days)

Any questions please contact Ms. Krieger (

National History Day

Students interested in applying for National History Day should email Mrs. Miescher-Lerner at to set up a time to discuss the project. According to " Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives, and museums, conduct oral history interviews and visit historic sites. After you have analyzed and interpreted your sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of your topic, you will then be able to present your work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website." For more information about National History Day view these sites: and

Solo Music Festival

This past weekend a plethora of students participated in the music solo festival that was held here at West Middle School.

Everyone is invited to play, no one is required. Participants receive double extra credit, one waived playing test, personalized instruction, professional contest feedback and recognition and awards at the spring concert.

Congratulations to all who entered and the ratings that were achieved!

Get Your Warhawk Gear!

Hello, West Families! COVID-19 may have all of us learning from a distance (whether it's 6 feet or miles apart) but it's still a great day to be a Warhawk! School spirit is one way for us all to feel a little more connected to our school community until we can be together again in person. You can get your West gear at the Warhawk Shop which is now available for browsing online! If you see a design that you like, use the order button to email me with what you'd like to buy. After receiving your order, I will reply with your order total, payment instructions, and arrange a pick up time. Get your Warhawk spirit on (even from home)!

You can browse the Warhawk Shop here:

Holden Kraus

West Student Council Sponsor

A Big Shout Out of Thanks!

During our Parent Teacher Conferences and our current Best Bucks drawings, one local company who has always stepped up to the plate to help is Eileen's Colossal Cookies. Sarah Guy has always been a delight to work with this year. Thanks for all the yumminess at WMS!



LHS Cheer Information

If you will be attending LHS in the fall and would like to try out for their cheer and pom squad please see Ms. Salisbury in the front office for a copy of their cheer packet!

Any Outgoing 8th Grader Can Learn Russian This Summer!

From our colleagues at the University of Kansas, an opportunity for Kansas high school students to study Russian!

Please share this information with students, teachers, and counselors at your high schools.

  • Interested high school students can study Russian for free at KU during the 2021-22 academic year.

They can sign up on this link to register. Students can earn 3 college credits for each semester:


QOTW - Quote of the Week

Mrs. Kathryn Branson, Assistant Principal's favorite quote is:

"A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway."

Michael Stuhlbarg, (as Griffin in MIB III)



WMS Spirit Week!

Monday, April 26th, 8am to Friday, April 30th, 3pm

2700 Harvard Road

Lawrence, KS

Monday- PJ Day

Tuesday- Jersey/Sport Day

Wednesday- Color by Grade Day (6th - Red, 7th - Green, 8th - Blue, Staff - Striped)

Thursday- Throwback Thursday

Friday- Beach Day (Tourist Day)

Kansas Math Assessments

Monday, April 26th, 8am to Friday, April 30th, 3pm

2700 Harvard Road

Lawrence, KS

Assessments will be taken during the student's math class.

Boys Tennis vs BMMS @ West

Wednesday, April 28th, 3:30pm

2700 Harvard Road

Lawrence, KS

Keenen Brooks Invitational Track Meet

Wednesday, April 28th, 3pm

2700 Harvard Road

Lawrence, KS

Boys Tennis Match @ BMMS

Wednesday, April 21st, 3pm

2734 Louisiana Street

Lawrence, KS

Boys City Tennis Tournament @ LHS

Friday, April 30th, 2pm

Lawrence High School