Wildcat News


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In this newsletter you will find...

  • Principal's Message
  • Wayside Students wins 2nd in Area Spelling Bee
  • EMS ISD Calendar Links
  • Yearbook information
  • Important information for 8th graders and their parents
  • Counselor's week coming up
  • COVID reminders
  • Upcoming events

Principal's Desk

Wayside Families,

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable week. As we head into 2nd semester we will be communicating important dates and information regarding local and state testing, scheduling deadlines, and upcoming events for students. The following dates are days that student will either have no school or early release:

February 12 - Early Release for Students

February 15 - No school for Students/Teacher Professional Development

March 12 - Early Release for Students

March 15 --19 - Spring Break

During the month of February we will have our local benchmark testing. During this time we will pick one day for each grade level to administer the benchmark in a STAAR testing environment. This will allow for students to understand their room assignments and environment for STAAR, as well as help our campus prepare for all logistics prior to an actual STAAR testing day. The following are the dates this will occur for each grade level:

February 11 - 8th Grade, Science Benchmark

February 16 - 6th Grade, Math Benchmark

February 24 - 7th Grade, Reading Benchmark

We thank you all in advance for your support. It's a great day to be a Wildcat!


John Fahey


“Wayside Middle School: Our Teachers are the Advantage”

Wayside Winner!!

One of our Wayside Middle School seventh-graders qualified as the Area 12 runner-up. This is a great accomplishment. To find out more click here. We are #WildcatPROUD

Attention 8th Grade parents- scheduling information below

Due Now: signed 4 year plans to their Advisory teacher, as well as signing electronically. Parents must add their signature through their Skyward Family Access and students through their Skyward Student Access.

January 25: Virtual CTE Showcase

Link goes live at 6:30 pm can be accessed here: https://www.emsisd.com/PersonalizedCourseSelection

January 25: High School Preview Nights for Current 8th Grade (see information below)

· Links go live at 6:30 pm and can be accessed here: https://www.emsisd.com/PersonalizedCourseSelection

Advanced Academics Night at Boswell
Join us virtually January 27th from 6-7:30PM to learn about the amazing advanced academic opportunities that Boswell has to offer! More information coming soon! #PioneeringNewPaths

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Feb 1- Feb 5 is National School Counselors Week

We are so LUCKY to have amazing Counselors at Wayside.
Past Parent Newsletters

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Upcoming Events/Important Dates

Basketball Vs PVMS- January 28th

Early Release - February 12