Westside Middle School

October 22, 2021

Picture Retakes

We will have picture retakes on Friday, October 29th starting at 8:00 am. We will call students down by teams to have their pictures taken. They only need to show up if they have NOT gotten their picture taken this year, or if they want retakes. We ask that all students get their photo taken so we have an updated picture on file, even if they don't want to purchase any.


WMS Student Council will be sponsoring a spirit week next week (October 25th-29). We are encouraging all students and staff to participate!! Below is the information about the theme for each day!

Big picture

Keeping Hands and Feet to Self

This next week we are going to focus on the expectation of keeping hands and feet to self. It is extremely important for students to not be touching each other. This includes play fighting, hugging, poking and slapping. Often times the touch is unwanted and many students have a hard time letting peers know it is not wanted. This is one of many reasons why we discourage students touching each other at school. Please have conversations with your student about this important expectation.

Kleenex Donations

If any families are willing and able, WMS teachers would gladly accept Kleenex donations. You may drop them off in the main office.

Thank you!


Next week lessons are:

7th Grade = Smart Digital Branding

8th Grade = Learning from Failures

Big picture

Need Assistance through our School Social Worker ?

It's hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner. Some of our Westside families may find they need additional support this holiday season. Please visit the Social Worker Newsletter at https://www.smore.com/x1r27-community-resources for resource options for gifts and meals. You may also reach out to the School Social Worker, Kim Schenkelberg via email or at 402-452-3147.


We invite you to take part in our WE-SIDE Community Dialogues, with two opportunities to get involved depending on what works best for your schedule:

  • Tuesday, November 2 at 6:00pm at Westside High School (auditorium)
  • Monday, November 8 at 6:00pm at Westside High School (auditorium)

Come learn more about what WE-SIDE is, what our goals are, and help provide feedback through interactive table-talks on what you’d like to see us pursue as we move forward. Inclusive Communities will be joining us to facilitate discussions on social issues and strategies to create a better sense of belonging for all.

Snacks and water will be provided; several attendees will win gift cards each night! Please mark your calendar and bring a friend to come learn with us and share your experiences.

Big picture


Our popular and inspiring district contest is BACK for 2021! We invite ALL students and staff members to create a poem, drawing, photograph, sculpture, digital/electronic art, or painting using the theme of Belonging Builds Community.

We will be awarding prizes for different grade levels and buildings throughout the district, and your work could be featured on Westside websites, social media and in future publications!

All entries are due by November 16th at 4:00pm. Bring your art to school or email it to Dr. Lucas at lucas.mike@westside66.net.

Big picture


Save the date for the WHS Vocal Music Program's Cabaret! The award-winning choirs and show choirs will have two shows - 2:00 and 6:00 pm - on Sunday, November 7th. Tickets will go on sale soon and are $12/adult and $8/student. All proceeds support the WHS Vocal Music Program!

Big picture


Parents must call into the attendance secretary, Ms. Metzler, if your student is ill or not able to attend school that day. Please make sure this is done by 9:00 AM.

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

Check out the attendance handouts below on the importance of attendance here at school.

School work when your student is absent!!

If your student is gone for whatever reason, please have them check their Google Classrooms for all assignments. This is used by all WMS teachers and is updated daily.

WMS Bell Schedule

7th Grade Bell Schedule

Pd 1: 8:00-8:40

Pd 2: 8:43-9:23

Pd 3: 9:26-10:06

Pd 4: 10:09-10:49

Pd 5: (7th) 10:52-11:32

Pd 6: (7th) 11:35-12:15

Spark/Lunch: 12:18-1:18

Pd 8: 1:21-2:01

Pd 9: 2:04-2:44

Warrior Time 2:47-3:15

8th Grade Bell Schedule

Pd 1: 8:00-8:43

Pd 2: 8:46-9:26

Pd 3: 9:29-10:09

Pd 4: 10:12-10:52

Spark/Lunch 10:55-11:55

Pd 6: (8th) 11:58-12:38

Pd 7: (8th) 12:41-1:21

Pd 8: 1:24-2:04

Pd 9: 2:07-2:47

WarriorTime 2:50-3:15

Big picture


Westside Middle School participates in TAGG. TAGG has a growing list of participating businesses who will donate a portion of what you spend there to our school. WMS uses these funds to help support our school PBIS store and extra supplies teachers need throughout the year.

This is a fast and easy way to help our building without fundraising. Watch this video to see how it works. https://youtu.be/WS2u4s1J63c

Below is a list of business that participate in TAGG. Remember to select Westside Middle School!!

Student Handbook

Kim Eymann - Principal



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

Dean for 8A & 7C



Jenni Allen - Assistant Principal & Director of Special Services



Dan Carlson - Dean & Athletic Director

Dean for 7A, 7B, & 8B



Corrie Philo - Dean for 7D, 8C, & 8D (Handles all questions on after school Library)