Westside Middle School
April 14, 2023
2022-23 WMS Administration:
Kim Eymann - Principal email@example.com
Jordan Rhodes - Assistant Principal (Dean 7C, 8A). firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal and Special Services Department Chair. email@example.com
Dan Carlson - Dean and Athletic Director (Dean 7A, 7B, 8C). firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellon Johnson - Dean (7D, 8B, 8D). email@example.com
NSCAS Testing Dates
Mon/Tues April 17 & 18 -- LA 90 min block schedule (B days)
- Mon/Tues April 24 & 25 -- Math 90 min block schedule (A Days)
No School = Monday, May 1st - Teacher Work Day
No School for 7th Graders Only = Friday May, 12th due to Career Day and 6th Grade Walkabout
Last Day of School = Friday, May 26th
If you have any extra Kleenex Boxes laying around and would be willing to donate them, we would greatly appreciate it. We are very close to running out and we have 6 weeks left of school.
Westside Foundation Award
3rd Q Report Cards & Winter MAP scores
If you did not attend conferences, your student will receive a print out of 3rd quarter progress report card and a copy of their winter MAP scores. These will be handed out to them in homeroom this week.
8th Grade Career Day
When: Friday morning, May 12, 2023
Who: 8th Grade Students (Bus transportation provided)
Where: Westside Middle School
Why: Increase awareness about career interests!
Important Info.! Professionals will share firsthand information about their careers. Students will also become familiar with the Westside High School service learning requirement.
Important Information from the WHS School Nurse
Future Westside High School Parents,
Greetings from the WHS nurse’s office! As we are preparing for your student(s) to enter high school, we want to make sure we are well prepared and send a few helpful hints out in order to keep your children safe, healthy and off to a great start at Westside High.
1. If your child has any of the following conditions, an action plan is needed:
- Asthma or Allergy, requiring an inhaler/rescue medication (epinephrine) to be kept in health office and/or carried by student
- Diabetes, Seizures or other Chronic illness
Please take time to explore the health information for WHS parents and students, at https://westside 66.org/health-information/. This website contains the medical forms, action plans for the above-mentioned conditions and helpful health links for all students. Providing the most current, correct documentation to the health office ensures if a medical situation arises, emergency response personnel in the school are aware of your student's medical status and can provide individualized care. All medical action plans are only kept on file for one calendar school year and are required to be updated and resubmitted yearly.
2. All medication (prescription and non-prescription (“as needed” medications) must be unexpired, provided to the school by the parents/guardian, in the pharmacy bottle or manufacturer container, and with a prescription from a medical provider. Non-prescription medications will be accepted for a maximum, two week period, with a signed medical authorization from a parent. Non-prescription medications accompanied with a prescription for a specific ailment will be kept in the health office and administered for the entire school year or designated period of time.
3. Students leaving school early due to illness should go through the health office to be excused. These students will be required to get permission from a parent/guardian to leave, will be excused by the nurse to leave school, and transported in a manner that reflects the guardians’ wishes.
4. Medical excuses and/or medical needs that require accommodations should be brought to the health office or have the physician fax this paperwork to the WHS health office at 402-343-2608.
Please reach out to the WHS Health Office with any questions, concerns or comments regarding your child’s medical needs. We look forward to meeting your student(s) and helping them with their medical needs.
Niki Olson, RN BSN CPN
Westside High School
7th Grade Registration - Counselors are wrapping up their meetings with 7th grade students to go over their course selections for 8th grade. If you have questions or concerns about your student's course selections, please contact your student's assigned counselor. Here are the counselor assignments:
Sarah Lieske - Teams 7B - email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (402) 408-8618
Doug Hauserman - Teams 7D - email email@example.com, phone (402) 408 - 8577
Mike McCann - Teams 7A, 7C - email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (402) 408-8591
Homeroom Lessons - Counselors will be going to 7th and 8th grade homerooms beginning the week of April 24 to present a lesson on Self Control.
Either scan the QR code or click on the links below to purchase new gear!
Main Store - https://soldiersports.us/collections/westside-middle-school
Elite Store - https://soldiersports.us/collections/westside-elite-team-store
News from our Social Worker
Phase II Bond Issue
Our school district is pursuing "Phase II" of our bond issue program that was first established in 2013. Below you will find information about this bond issue. This will be decided by our voters on May 9th through a MAIL-IN election.
Check out all the exciting things going on with We-Side Unified in this months newsletter:
PBIS Donations Needed
PBIS Donations Needed
We Need Your Help!!!
As you may know, as part of our Positive Behavior Interventions and Support for our students, WMS has both a Warrior Bucks Store and website. Students' positive behaviors are reinforced by receiving a Warrior Buck from a staff member. In turn, they can then use their Warrior Bucks in the store or online. As you can imagine, our students are pretty fantastic and earn quite a few Warrior Bucks. It is expensive to stock this store. We have three awesome ways you can help!
1 - Shop on Amazon?? Here is the WMS Wish List where you can have things directly shipped to us here at school.
2. Purchase things from where you would like and bring them to the main office, labeled PBIS.
List of items in our store that our students love: Mini soda, gum either in packs or individually wrapped, small bags hot/flaming of chips, small packages of cookies, mini candy bars or other types of candy, Slim Jims, airheads, little debbie snacks, granola bars, mini gatorade, fruit snacks, blow pops.
3 - Purchase $5 gift cards for students to use their Warrior Bucks in drawings. Bring them to the main office.
Popular places include: Any coffee place, Smoothie King, any fast food restaurant.
Thank you in advance for any help with these items!!
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 2022-2023 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 School Calendar
W-CLUB: JOIN TODAY
Make a gift that is meaningful to you to show you are proud to be part of Westside Community Schools. Funds raised through the W-CLUB get redistributed back into all Westside Community Schools. Every teacher has the opportunity to apply for W-Club grants annually. Westside Middle School has received funding for robots, traveling exhibit for German Class, and cameras for our journalism club in the past.
Donating to Westside Middle School
To make a tax-deductible donation please donate through the Westside Foundation. You can specifically note that funds should be designated to Westside Middle School community club, fun run, etc. Your gift is not tax deductible if it comes directly to our school. If you have questions, please contact Westside Foundation at email@example.com.