Westside Middle School

October 2, 2020

Next week we will continue to have in person learning Monday (A day), Tuesday (B Day), Thursday (A day) and Friday (B day). Extended campus learners will attend their WebEx meetings on Wednesday and in person learnings will obtain their work from Google classroom.



Students need to be dropped off no later than 7:55 in order to make it to class on time. The WMS parking lot and drop off lane can get very congested around 7:55. Please consider using Arbor St. to drop off your student.


Please reach out with any questions or concerns.



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

402-390-8669


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

philo.corrie@westside66.net

402-390-8670

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WMS Book Fair

WMS will celebrate the power of reading at our upcoming virtual Scholastic book fair! You are invited to help our school create a culture of reading, build our school libraries, and have the opportunity to shop and select books with your child for your home library. A portion of all proceeds will go back to our school--your support makes a difference!


Please mark your calendars to visit our online book fair and help your student discover their next favorite read:



Book fair dates: October 5-18


Shopping hours: 24/7!


Shop the Scholastic Store online and choose from over 6,000 items! All book orders ship directly to home with any $25 order. Visit our fair's homepage to get started:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=westsidemiddleschool5


To view middle school-specific books that are featured at this year's fair, please take a look at the attached flyer:

Middle School Digital Book Fair Flyer (Fall ’20)

After School Library

Beginning 2nd quarter (October 19), the After School Library program will be open on Wednesdays as well! The updated hours are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 3:15 - 5:00

Wednesday - 2:45 - 4:00


If your student is already signed up, there is no need to complete the form again. If you would like to sign your child up for the after school library program, please complete this form.


Please contact me if you have any questions.

Corrie Philo

402-408-8670

philo.corrie@westside66.net

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Parent - Teacher Communication

Parent-Teacher Conferences will look a little different and be referred to as Parent-Teacher Communication. Teachers will begin reaching out to families on October 10th and will continue through Friday, October 16th. Teachers will spend all day on Thursday, October 15th to reach out to families. More information will be coming to you from your student's team on Monday, October 5th.


Quarter 1 ends Friday, October 16th. Please check your Powerschool for your student's grades.


Please let your student's dean or counselor know if you have any questions.

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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.

We-Side Poster Contest

Please help us encourage your student to participate in the We-Side poster contest.
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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
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