Westwood Middle School
We hope this update finds you well and looking forward to some warmer, summer days ahead. We are in the final stretch of the school year and excited to celebrate all of our successes over the year in the weeks to come. We have many activities planned during the month of May and beginning of June. Please see the calendar below for specifics.
We hope you are able to watch the state of the school address by Superintendent Ann Schloss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_aGVsTuCRw&t=1s
Here is the full newsletter from the district: https://www.smore.com/r0xye
Please feel free to contact the Main Office at 284-8017 with any questions.
Theresa Lengel- Principal
James Rollence- Principal
Sparkle & Shine
Westwood Middle School students will be going to Mercy Health Stadium in Avon on May 25th 2022. Students leave Westwood at 10:00 a.m. and will return by 2:00.
The student cost of the trip is $15.00 (cash or check made out to Westwood Partners) and must be turned in with the permission slip .
Admission to the game, lunch and transportation is included in the cost of the ticket.
This trip is being made available on a first come/first serve basis to the first 250 eligible Westwood students.
Permission Slips will be sent home the week of May 2
From the Counselor
Next Stop Summer Vacation
As we quickly approach the summer months, a reminder to Westwood students that there are a few stops before we arrive! With the weather improving, the great outdoors calls us to leave responsibilities of schoolwork and academics to play ball, barbecue, and enjoy nature, but there are several weeks of school left.
It is more important than ever to maintain focus and finish the school year strong whether you are finishing the 5th grade and looking forward to 3 more years at Westwood Middle, or transitioning to high school for the remaining chapters at Elyria High. State testing is over , and 3/4ths of the school year is behind us, but there are still field trips, incentive activities, and awards to be attained.
There is still plenty of time to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of summer, but more important are the remaining days of the 2021-2022 school year.
From the Nurse
After working as a nurse in the emergency room, here are some tips I learned to help you stay safe during the nice weather ~
Make outdoor time a safe time – wear a helmet when riding bikes, skateboards, and scooters. Knee pads and elbow pads are easy to wear and add more protection. Watch for cars if riding on or near the roads.
Limit outdoor exposure when the pollen or mold counts are high if you have allergies. They are especially high when it’s windy. This is a great time to wear a mask.
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac contain oil causing an allergic skin reaction that looks like swollen itchy red bumps and blisters appearing wherever the oil has touched the skin. Check the areas around your home and teach your kids to recognize and avoid it. If your dog goes into the woods, be careful of the oils getting on their fur and giving it to you when petting them. No not burn poison ivy or other poison weeds as the oils can get into your lungs and cause lung damage.
Stinging insects are back – If you are stung, remove the stinger as soon as possible with a scraping motion. Wash with soap and water and apply a cold compress. If trouble breathing, severe swelling or fainting occurs, call 911 or an emergency number right away. Ice helps the pain and swelling.
Animal bites – don’t disturb a sleeping dog or a dog that’s eating! Wash wounds well with soap and water and call a doctor or go to the emergency room right away. A tetanus or rabies shot may be needed plus antibiotics.
Ticks are already a problem in our area – use tweezers to grasp as close to the head as possible and pull the tick away from where it is attached. Call the doctor for symptoms of a rash or fever. Use flea and tick medicine on your pets that go outside in the grass. Check them for ticks too, they like to burrow into the areas around the ears and neck. You may not see them but you may feel the lump. They are the size of a small appleseed.
Make sure you drink plenty of water, especially when it’s hot. Dehydration can make you dizzy and nauseated. Eating fruits and vegetables helps with staying hydrated too.
Have fun and stay active! You’ll feel better physically and mentally if you go outside and enjoy the nice weather. Take the dog for a walk, it keeps them happy too:)
May 2- Drive through food pantry @ EHS
May 10- Band/Choir Concert
May 16- DARE graduation
May 17- DC Meeting @ WW
May 17- Orchestra Concert
May 20- 8th grade Formal
May 24- 7th trip- Greenfield Village
May 25- Crushers Game
May 27- Learn at home day
May 30- Memorial Day, no school