The Warhawk Weekly

#WestISBest #WarhawkReady Volume 1, Issue 23

From the Desk of Dr. Kempf

Happy Friday West Families,


This has been an amazing week as we welcomed 65% of our students back to full in-person learning. By the looks of our students and staff this morning we need to adjust back to the new “normal” type of school. We need to build up a routine and increase our school stamina over the next couple of weeks. The building looks exhausted, so I hope everyone gets a relaxing weekend with great weather to enjoy.


Just a reminder for in-person learners about school day arrival. The school building opens at 7:45 a.m. and classroom instruction begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Parents need to make sure students have adequate time to make it into class before 8:00 a.m.


Also, drop-off is still following our COVID protocols. 6th grade enters on the north side of the building (courtyard area), 7th grade enters at the front of the building at the west end (door nearest the track), and 8th grade enters at the front at the east side of the building (door closest to Crestline Rd). Siblings can enter together at any one of those locations. All of these doors close at 8:00 a.m. Students will need to enter the front main entrance after 8:00 a.m. for an admittance slip to class. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. and they enter the theater entrance on the north side of the building.


Thank you for your help with all our transition this year,


Dr. Kempf

School Information!

From the Library

If you still have materials that were not returned from last school year (2019-2020) please return them as soon as possible. You can return items to any school, no matter which school they came from. This includes library books, textbooks, keyboards, Kajeets, etc. Questions? Contact Lisa Greenwood, Library Media Specialist, lgreenwo@usd497.org, 785-330-2177

Do You Need WMS 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: https://sites.google.com/usd497.org/warhawkshop/home


Holden Kraus

West Student Council Sponsor

Washington, DC in 2022!

Hi Parents,


Don’t let your student miss out on a 2022 trip to Washington D.C.! Save your space at our virtual meeting on Monday, April 19th at 7:30pm to learn more about our itinerary, what’s included, and flexible payment options. You must RSVP to receive the meeting link, so don’t forget to fill out the interest form below:


RSVP here >>> https://bit.ly/2OQpL9D


Unable to make it but still want to learn more? Use the RSVP link to enter your contact information and I’ll reach out to you after the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kendra Metz at kmetz@usd497.org.


All the best,


Kendra Metz (6th Grade S.S. @ Southwest Middle School)

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Student/Teacher Successes!

School Sport Schedules!

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OTHER DISTRICT INFORMATION

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WMS Weekly Calendar

Track Meet vs BMMS @ home

Wednesday, March 31st, 3pm

2700 Harvard Road

Lawrence, KS

Notable Quotables!

QOTW - Quote of the Week!

Alison Banks, Health/PE, favorite quote is:


"It's okay to fall apart sometimes, tacos fall apart and we still love them."

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