Westside Middle School

January 29, 2021

Important Dates to Remember:


February 15th is President's Day - NO SCHOOL for Students/In-Service for Teachers.

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MAP Testing

Due to the snow days we had to adjust our MAP testing schedule. This week we will complete the Math portion. We will now complete the Language Arts Test on Monday and Tuesday next week. Please make sure your student is eating a good breakfast and getting plenty of sleep prior to these test.

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WE-SIDE Black History Month Contest

In honor of Black History Month, the district is sponsoring a poetry, photography, and creative video contests in February.

  • Submissions should be about inclusion, equity, respect, teamwork, embracing diversity, Black History, or other relevant topics.
  • Entries need to be turned into your school office or emailed to lucas.mike@westside66.net by 10:00 AM on February 25th.
  • Gift card prizes and/or Westside gear/swag will be given out to contest winners.
POETRY CONTEST
  • Divisions for K-2nd graders, 3rd & 4th graders, 5th & 6th graders, middle school students, high school students, and staff.
  • Submissions should be about inclusion, equity, respect, teamwork, embracing diversity, Black History, or other relevant topics.
  • Any and all forms of appropriate poetry will be accepted.
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

  • Divisions for K-2nd graders, 3rd & 4th graders, 5th & 6th graders, middle school students, high school students, and staff.
  • Submissions should be about inclusion, equity, respect, teamwork, embracing diversity, Black History, or other relevant topics.
  • Appropriate photographs of all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. will be accepted.
1-2 MINUTE CREATIVE VIDEO CONTEST

  • Divisions for K-2nd graders, 3rd & 4th graders, 5th & 6th graders, middle school students, high school students, and staff.
  • Submissions should be about inclusion, equity, respect, teamwork, embracing diversity, Black History, or other relevant topics.
  • Appropriate videos no longer than 120 seconds will be accepted.

Message From the Community Club

Thanks to everyone who ordered items through our apparel fundraiser! We appreciate your support and your patience in receiving items in these Covid times. While the apparel store has closed, we were fortunate to have some remaining SOCKS that are now available for sale for $15 per pair. These were very popular and we have a limited quantity remaining. Orders can be placed securely online anytime at WMS School Spirit Wear and paid orders will be delivered to your student at school. Again, ONLY socks are available at this time and when they're gone, they're gone!
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Drop off and pick up reminders.

Please make sure you are following the drop off and pick up guidelines. Please drive slow and watch for pedestrians!


Before School - This is a reminder that students will remain outside the PAC entrance until 7:30. To help with de-densifying, students should be dropped off between as close to 7:50 as possible. We will serve breakfast from 7:30-7:55.


Don't forget you can drop your student off on Arbor Street and they can walk down to the doors. This will help with the congestion in the parking lot in the mornings.


After School - All Students need to be picked up and off school property by 3:30 unless they are working with a teacher or involved in an after school activity. If you are picking up along a street please make sure you are driving slowly and not weaving in and out of cars.


Finally, please follow all traffic rules and signs. The parking lot has one way arrows directing which way traffic should be going. Please do not ignore these, they are there for the safety of everyone!!

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Writing Sweepstakes - Why I Want To Go To College - NEST

The Omaha Storm Chasers are proud to once again partner with Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante for the “Why I Want to Go to College” writing sweepstakes. Entries will be due Thursday, April 1, 2021.


Prizes will be awarded to 12 winners in seventh and eighth grades who will receive contributions to the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts – including $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Three winners will be chosen from each of Nebraska’s three Congressional districts, and three winners will be chosen from outside Nebraska.

Each Nebraska winner will receive four tickets to an upcoming Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion at where they will be recognized during a brief ceremony.


Information about the writing sweepstakes is available on the Treasurer’s website at www.treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/. Entries are limited to 750 words and should be sent to Andrea Bedore, Omaha Storm Chasers, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046.

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Attendance

Parents must call into the attendance secretary, Ms. Metzler, if your student is ill or not able to attend/participate in school that day. This is necessary no matter if your student physically attends school or is an extended campus learner. Please make sure this is done by 9:00 AM.


The attendance number is 402-408-8649 or 402-390-6464

Westside Masks For Sale!!

The masks pictured below will be on sale at school for $8 per mask(cash or check only). The masks are 100% polyester, 2 ply constructed with a filter pocket, washable, have adjustable rubber clasps for tightening and loosening, and have a bendable nose wire. See Mr. Carlson if you or your student is interested in buying one.
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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.

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

eymann.kimberly@westside66.net

402-390-8211


Brian Stevens - Assistant Principal (He will handle all questions on Busing)

Dean for 8A & 7C

stevens.brian@westside66.net

402-390-6494


Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Special Services Department Chair

allen.jenni@westside66.net

402-408-8589


Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

Dean for 7A, 7B, & 8B

carlson.daniel@westside66.net

402-408-8669


Corrie Philo - Dean for 7D, 8C, & 8D

philo.corrie@westside66.net

402-408-8670