West Middle School Newsletter

Summer 2020

From the Desk of Principal Hawthorne

WMS Family,

The end of the school year is always a bitter sweet time for me. That is certainly the case this year; the spring of 2020 is not one we will ever forget!

I am so fortunate to have been a part of West Middle School and our great community! Through all of our efforts, we have overcome the many difficulties imposed by our current situation and continued to focus on the success of our students. I am forever humbled and grateful for the sacrifices and efforts you have all put forth, thank you!

Stay safe, be healthy and enjoy your summer!

Principal Hawthorne

District News

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Anytime, Anywhere Learning (AAL) and Survey

DeSoto ISD is excited to support educational choice and flexibility for our families which are focused on mental, physical and emotional health, safety and wellness during these unprecedented times.

Read more about these options at DeSotoISD.org/Reconnect
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From Teaching and Learning Services

DeSoto ISD Anytime, Anywhere Learning

DeSoto ISD is transforming the way it provides education to students through the innovative Anytime, Anywhere Learning. Learn more at DeSotoISD.org/AnytimeAnywhereLearning. #TheFutureofLearning

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Access to grade-level specific learning plans, support from high-quality teachers, tutorial videos and more can be found on the Anytime, Anywhere Learning website.


From Library Services

Digital Citizenship - Etiquette for Google Classroom

It is important to recognize that online classrooms like Google Classroom is in fact a classroom, and certain behaviors are expected when you communicate. Read more about expectations in this link.

DeISD Monthly Library Newsletter

Want to gain access to WMS ebook collection? Interested in participating in weekly book talks and poetry read alouds? Find out how! Click here to access!

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From Counseling and Nursing Services

Academic Helplines for Students

Designed to allow students the opportunity to connect directly with a grade-level content teacher for assistance and support. Various times are available. For more details be sure to log in to your student GMAIL account to access.

Student Support Services

SEL Journaling and College/Career Activities: Students who were receiving small group or individualized counselor or social-emotional learning support (SEL) will receive a 1-1 check-in with a member of the SEL team. Click here for more details.

From Technology Services