West Middle School Newsletter

Special Edition - Week of March 23, 2020

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Distance Learning Plan

DeSoto ISD has created a plan for student learning and a collection of resources for families to accommodate our immediate and indefinite closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Click here for details.

Student Device Check Out

DeISD is working to get student devices in our learners hands. Once Device Check Out form has been submitted we will work on a time for you to pick up the device. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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Find out about WMS Library eBooks

Want to gain access to DeSoto ISD ebook collection? Click here to access!

What You Need To Know About Handwashing

What You Need To Know About Hand washing

When it comes to keeping yourself safe from Coronavirus and influenza, your safety is literally in your own hands.
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Black History Month Art Contest Winners!

West Middle School won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in our district’s Black History Month Art Contest sponsored by the DeSoto Police Department and the City Council of DeSoto. I believe there were over forty entries from all three of our Middle Schools, and West won all of the prizes.

The students will be recognized at the DeSoto City Council meeting on March 17th at 7:00pm. You are all invited to attend. [In addition, a few of our students painted the DeSoto ISD Logo at the police department about a month ago, and the police department contributed $500 to our art budget in return. (Mr. VanWinkle and I already spent the money.)] I believe our art department will receive an additional $200 for each winner of the Black History Month Art Contest. The students will receive gift cards as well.

The winners are listed below:

  • 1st Place- Shane Williams 7th Grade
  • 2nd Place- Berenice Meza 8th Grade
  • Tied for 3rd- Damien Roblow 8th Grade & Marquez Hudson 6th Grade


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Celebrate Women’s History Month 2020

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.

The 2020 theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote,” pays homage to the 100 anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The theme honors "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."

Women’s History Month 2020 takes place from Sunday, March 1-Tuesday, March 31

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DeSoto ISD Calendar 2019-2020

Please view calendar for the DeSoto ISD school year for important times and dates including holidays, early dismissals, grade reports and more!