Westside Middle School

November 6, 2020

Important Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, November 26th, Thursday, November 27th, and Friday, November 28th - NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 9th - No in person learning, Virtual School Day for all students.

We will be administering the MAPs test on the following dates in Math and Language Arts classes:

  • Math = 12/7 and 12/8
  • Language Arts = 12/10 and 12/11

Extended Campus Information for 2nd Semester

Please see the information included below about our K-12 Extended Campus Learner program for second semester.

The application for secondary families is embedded in the newsletter. All applications are due by November 13th.

Information/Newsletter Link: https://www.smore.com/etpk0

For problems with that link, please cut and paste this into your browser: https://www.smore.com/etpk )

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Career Development

Counselors will be coming to 8th grade classrooms next week to teach a lesson on career development. 8th grade students recently completed a career interest survey called the Self-Directed Search. 8th grade students will further explore their career interests next week by exploring career clusters related to their Self-Directed Search results. If you'd like more information on career development and career clusters, check out the Nebraska Department of Education website https://www.education.ne.gov/nce/careerdevelopment/

WMS Presents: Bad Auditions.....On Camera

Click on on the document below to watch WMS production of Bad Auditions. We were sad we couldn't have a live production, but so glad that students were able to still participate and show off their talents.
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Help WMS earn free money through TAGG

Attached is a flyer featuring TAGG businesses near Westside Middle School. If you or any family members are going to any of these places, please TAGG Westside Middle School on the app by submitting a photo of you receipt in order for us to get a free donation.
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PowerSchool Help

Please access these two resources for help on how to navigate PowerSchool. Remember PowerSchool is the best place to see your student's progress in their classes.
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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

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