May 19 2019

Week of 05.20.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

What an amazing year this has been!  Westlake students have worked so hard this year in gaining academic and social learning and I’m so proud of all they have accomplished!  There are so many highlights from this year from the amazing growth seen in musical performances from the beginning of the year to the end, exhibitions of knowledge at the Social Studies Celebration of Learning, daily interactions with students, and the list goes on and on.  Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with your children this year and be a part of their lives.  We look forward to our continued partnership into next year and hope you all have a wonderful summer!

End of Year Awards Events and Last Days of School Schedule (repeat)

Every year, our staff select students to receive awards for various demonstrations of success at Westlake.  The Awards Ceremonies for each of the grade levels are on the dates below:

Wednesday, May 22nd

  • 8th Grade Awards Ceremony at 9am
  • No school for 6th and 7th graders; last day for 8th graders

Thursday, May 23rd

  • 7th Grade Awards Ceremony at 8:45am
  • 6th Grade Awards Ceremony at 11:00am
  • No School for 8th graders

More information about the awards ceremonies will be forthcoming.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.  We hope you will plan to join us!

Summer School Closure and 2016 Bond Project Update (repeat)

Thanks to our voters, Westlake will be receiving the bulk of the 2016 Bond Project this summer!  The designs for various parts of the building look amazing and I’m so excited for you all to see the results!  Please take a moment to click on the link below to access a letter regarding the work we will be doing and building access during the summer months.

WLMS 2016 Bond Project Letter- English and Spanish

 

Back to School Bash!

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools is hosting a Back to School Bash so be sure to mark your calendars!  Checkout the fliers below:

 

Upcoming Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

 

  • Student/Staff Basketball Game @ 2:30pm
  • Drama Club cast party @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45pm

 

  • 6th Grade Picnic
  • 7th Grade Field Day
  • 8th Grade Field Trip- CANCELLED due to weather
  • Early Release Day
  • No School for 6th and 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade Awards @ 9am

 

  • No School for 8th Grade
  • 7th Grade Awards @ 8:45am
  • 6th Grade Awards @ 11am

 

  • Enjoy your Summer!  See you in August!

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

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May 13 2019

Week of 05.13.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

This is the last full week of school!  We start the week off with a blast of color at our Color Fun Run.  If your child is interested in attending this very fun event and they aren’t registered yet there is still time.  We are taking day of registrations for $30.  Please consider having your child participate as this event is one you don’t want to miss.   Information about the Color Fun Run is below.

Color Fun Run- Let’s get registered!

Did you know the 2019 WLMS PTO Color Fun Run Registration is open??  This exciting event is taking place on May 13th, during school hours in the afternoon.  We are raising money to support technology needs for WLMS.  The Color Fun Run is a very fun event and students can choose to walk, run, skip, dance, whatever moves them!  No distance is required.  All we ask is that students wear white or light colors and be prepared to gl which is so hard to believe!  There are many exciting events coming up including the Color Fun Run!  If your child isn’t registered yet please consider getting them registered as this event is a great deal of fun.  Last year I so enjoyed watching and engaging in the color blasts and just enjoying the fun of the event!  This is a fundraising event which goes to supporting technology replacement and improvement at our school.  We are so grateful for our PTO in putting on this event and supporting our school.  It makes a difference in the lives our students!

 

Check out this video of last year’s event!

2018 Color Fun Run

Get COLORFUL!

Register students by clicking on this link- Color Fun Run Registration. 

 

Assistant Principal Opening (repeat)

Our Assistant Principal, David Weisbart, will be leaving us at the end of this school as he has accepted a position in another district.  Mr. Weisbart has been not only a wonderful administrator at Westlake Middle School, but has given much of his career to Adams 12.  We wish him the best in his future and are grateful for the time we’ve been able to spend with him at Westlake!

We will be engaging in interviews in the next couple weeks to find our next Assistant Principal to join our school community.  Parents have been asked to be in the interview committee itself and I would love to have your input around the attributes you would like to see in the next Assistant Principal we hire.  Please take a moment to fill out the survey to share your thoughts on the attributes of the next AP at Westlake by clicking on the link below.  Thank you for your time and the sharing of your thoughts in this survey.

Attributes for AP at Westlake

End of Year Awards Events and Last Days of School Schedule (repeat)

Every year, our staff select students to receive awards for various demonstrations of success at Westlake.  The Awards Ceremonies for each of the grade levels are on the dates below:

Wednesday, May 22nd

  • 8th Grade Awards Ceremony at 9am
  • No school for 6th and 7th graders; last day for 8th graders

Thursday, May 23rd

  • 7th Grade Awards Ceremony at 8:45am
  • 6th Grade Awards Ceremony at 11:00am
  • No School for 8th graders

More information about the awards ceremonies will be forthcoming.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.  We hope you will plan to join us!

Summer School Closure and 2016 Bond Project Update (repeat)

Thanks to our voters, Westlake will be receiving the bulk of the 2016 Bond Project this summer!  The designs for various parts of the building look amazing and I’m so excited for you all to see the results!  Please take a moment to click on the link below to access a letter regarding the work we will be doing and building access during the summer months.

WLMS 2016 Bond Project Letter- English and Spanish

Outstanding Student Fees

If your child has outstanding fees on their student account it will be important to take a look a pay the fees or make arrangements for payment.  Outstanding fees may cause delays in high school registration if you still have middle schools fees.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

 

  • Color Fun Run Today!!!! Wear your t-shirts or white out today! 
  • Drama Club cast party @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45pm
  • Sailing Club @ 3:45pm- CANCELLED

 

  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Spring Play Day for new WEB Leaders @ 8:45am
  • WEB Meeting @ 4pm
  • 5th Grade Ice Cream Social @ 6:30pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Spirit Week!- Hawaiian Shirt Day
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm

 

  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • NJHS @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm

 

  • 8th Grade Orchestra Music Field Trip

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

 

 

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May 6 2019

Week of 05.06.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

I am so excited for this week!  There are so many events this week to get a glimpse of what our amazing students have learned this year such as the various music concerts this week! I hope you will be able to join us to hear our amazing band, choir, and orchestra perform as the students have been working so hard up to this point. Also, at the end of this week we have our Color Fun Run!  Last year was such a fun and amazing event that I’m really looking forward to this year.  Getting blasted with color was, well, a blast!  There is still time register so don’t miss out on this event.

Color Fun Run- Let’s get registered!

Did you know the 2019 WLMS PTO Color Fun Run Registration is open??  This exciting event is taking place on May 10th, during school hours in the afternoon.  We are raising money to support technology needs for WLMS.  The Color Fun Run is a very fun event and students can choose to walk, run, skip, dance, whatever moves them!  No distance is required.  All we ask is that students wear white or light colors and be prepared to gl which is so hard to believe!  There are many exciting events coming up including the Color Fun Run!  If your child isn’t registered yet please consider getting them registered as this event is a great deal of fun.  Last year I so enjoyed watching and engaging in the color blasts and just enjoying the fun of the event!  This is a fundraising event which goes to supporting technology replacement and improvement at our school.  We are so grateful for our PTO in putting on this event and supporting our school.  It makes a difference in the lives our students!

 

Check out this video of last year’s event!

2018 Color Fun Run

Get COLORFUL!

Register students by clicking on this link- Color Fun Run Registration. 

 

Assistant Principal Opening

Our Assistant Principal, David Weisbart, will be leaving us at the end of this school as he has accepted a position in another district.  Mr. Weisbart has been not only a wonderful administrator at Westlake Middle School, but has given much of his career to Adams 12.  We wish him the best in his future and are grateful for the time we’ve been able to spend with him at Westlake!

We will be engaging in interviews in the next couple weeks to find our next Assistant Principal to join our school community.  Parents have been asked to be in the interview committee itself and I would love to have your input around the attributes you would like to see in the next Assistant Principal we hire.  Please take a moment to fill out the survey to share your thoughts on the attributes of the next AP at Westlake by clicking on the link below.  Thank you for your time and the sharing of your thoughts in this survey.

Attributes for AP at Westlake

 

 

End of Year Awards Events and Last Days of School Schedule (repeat)

Every year, our staff select students to receive awards for various demonstrations of success at Westlake.  The Awards Ceremonies for each of the grade levels are on the dates below:

Wednesday, May 22nd

  • 8th Grade Awards Ceremony at 9am
  • No school for 6th and 7th graders; last day for 8th graders

Thursday, May 23rd

  • 7th Grade Awards Ceremony at 8:45am
  • 6th Grade Awards Ceremony at 11:00am
  • No School for 8th graders

More information about the awards ceremonies will be forthcoming.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.  We hope you will plan to join us!

Summer School Closure and 2016 Bond Project Update (repeat)

Thanks to our voters, Westlake will be receiving the bulk of the 2016 Bond Project this summer!  The designs for various parts of the building look amazing and I’m so excited for you all to see the results!  Please take a moment to click on the link below to access a letter regarding the work we will be doing and building access during the summer months.

WLMS 2016 Bond Project Letter- English and Spanish

Outstanding Student Fees

If your child has outstanding fees on their student account it will be important to take a look a pay the fees or make arrangements for payment.  Outstanding fees may cause delays in high school registration if you still have middle schools feeds.

Counseling Blog

Check out the counseling blog for updates from our wonderful counseling department! Click on the link below….

Counseling Corner Blog

 

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

 

 

Upcoming Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

 

  • Spirit Week!- Sports Day
  • DHH Field Trip
  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am
  • 5th Grade Visit- Coyote Ridge
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45pm
  • Sailing Club @ 3:45pm- CANCELLED
  • Orchestra Concert @ 7pm

 

  • Spirit Week!- Wacky Tacky Tuesday
  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Drama practice @ 3:45pm
  • Club 3:16 @ 3:45pm
  • 7th and 8th Grade Band Concert @ 7pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Spirit Week!- Hawaiian Shirt Day
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm
  • Drama practice @ 4pm LHS
  • Choir Concert @ 7pm

 

  • Spirit Week!- School Colors Day- Red, White, and Westlake Blue
  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Drama Club Performances @ LHS
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • NJHS @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • Color Fun Run T-shirt distribution

 

  • All School Fundraiser- Color Fun Run!
  • Spirit Week- Tye Dye Day 

 

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April 28 2019

Week of 04.29.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

We are in the final weeks of school which is so hard to believe!  There are many exciting events coming up including the Color Fun Run!  If your child isn’t registered yet please consider getting them registered as this event is a great deal of fun.  Last year I so enjoyed watching and engaging in the color blasts and just enjoying the fun of the event!  This is a fundraising event which goes to supporting technology replacement and improvement at our school.  We are so grateful for our PTO in putting on this event and supporting our school.  It makes a difference in the lives our students!

 

Check out this video of last year’s event!

2018 Color Fun Run

Color Fun Run- Let’s get registered!

Did you know the 2019 WLMS PTO Color Fun Run Registration is open??  This exciting event is taking place on May 10th, during school hours in the afternoon.  We are raising money to support technology needs for WLMS.  The Color Fun Run is a very fun event and students can choose to walk, run, skip, dance, whatever moves them!  No distance is required.  All we ask is that students wear white or light colors and be prepared to get COLORFUL!

Register students by clicking on this link- Color Fun Run Registration. 

In this month’s promotion, your student can request their favorite song to be played at the event!!

Get registered today!

 

End of Year Awards Events and Last Days of School Schedule

Every year, our staff select students to receive awards for various demonstrations of success at Westlake.  The Awards Ceremonies for each of the grade levels are on the dates below:

Wednesday, May 22nd

  • 8th Grade Awards Ceremony at 9am
  • No school for 6th and 7th graders; last day for 8th graders

Thursday, May 23rd

  • 7th Grade Awards Ceremony at 8:45am
  • 6th Grade Awards Ceremony at 11:00am
  • No School for 8th graders

More information about the awards ceremonies will be forthcoming.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.  We hope you will plan to join us!

Summer School Closure and 2016 Bond Project Update

Thanks to our voters, Westlake will be receiving the bulk of the 2016 Bond Project this summer!  The designs for various parts of the building look amazing and I’m so excited for you all to see the results!  Please take a moment to click on the link below to access a letter regarding the work we will be doing and building access during the summer months.

WLMS 2016 Bond Project Letter- English and Spanish

Upcoming Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

 

  • Book Fair Today!
  • Eagle and Grizzly Field Trip
  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am
  • 5th Grade Visit- Meridian and Cotton Creek
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45pm
  • Sailing Club @ 3:45pm

 

  • Book Fair Today!
  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • 5th Grade Visit- Centennial
  • WEB Meeting @ 1:30pm
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Drama practice @ 3:45pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm
  • Drama practice @ 3:45pm

 

  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • NJHS @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • 6th Grade Band Concert @ 7pm

 

  • Phoenix and Wolf Core Field Trip
  • Drama Club @ 4pm at LHS
  • Saturday School tomorrow!

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

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April 21 2019

Week of 04.22.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

Did you know that Westlake students recently partnered with artist Michael Gadlin on designing and creating a new mural?  Thanks to Think 360 we received a grant and got connected with Michael to support students throughout this amazing project.  This project also was recently featured in the Broomfield Enterprise.  I enjoyed how, each day, a new element of the mural took shape and watching students across our building enjoying seeing this artwork come to life.  I even got an invite from our students to do a little painting myself!

Check out the photos below for the before and after pictures and consider coming by the school to see this work of art yourself!

One view of the final project

The blank slate….before

Buy one get one Book Fair and Summer Reading Tips

We have a couple more days for the BOGO Book Fair at Westlake!  Students can pay for items directly at school or you can even load an account for students to purchase books.  This book fair is a great way for students to get ready to read over the summer.  Its important for students to continue to practice reading and summer is a great time to dive into some books!

 

We need you!  Would you like to volunteer at the book fair?  Click on the link below to sign up!

Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

Student ID’s Reminder

For the safety of all our students and staff at Westlake I wanted to take a moment to remind our school community that at Westlake we wear ID’s on lanyards everyday.  This practice allows us to quickly see if there is an individual who is not a student, staff member, or visitor that is supposed to be on our campus.  Students received a school issued lanyard at the beginning of the school year which they

can wear or they may choose to wear a school appropriate lanyard of their choice.  We ask that students wear the lanyard around their necks and not stick the ID’s in their pockets.  ID’s in pockets are not visible and we’re unable to easily see if a student or adult is meant to be on our campus.   Please see the snapshot below of the ID policy taken from our Student Handbook.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the school.

 

 

Love and Logic Parenting Class

Do you want to put the fun back in parenting? Want to learn how to avoid un-winnable arguments and power struggles? How to discipline them without losing their love and respect?  How to build cooperative relationships with resistant kids?   Kids don’t come with manuals…..so come to our Love and Logic class  to learn for parenting for success!
Come to our Love and Logic
6 week course (On Monday’s)
Starting Monday April 15th (there’s still time for you to sign up)
6:00 -800pm
Westlake Library
Child care will be provided.
If you have questions please call Mrs. Martinez at 720-972-3179

Upcoming Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

 

  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am
  • 5th Grade Visit- Mtn View Elem.
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45pm
  • Sailing Club @ 3:45pm
  • Peru Trip meeting @ 3:45pm

 

  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Club 3:16 @ 3:45pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Book Fair in Library
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm

 

  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Book Fair in the Library
  • All Grades Social Studies Celebration of Learning @ 4pm
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm

 

  • $1 Hat Day!
  • Book Fair in the Library
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm

 

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April 14 2019

Week of 04.15.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

I’m always looking for ways to be a better, more informed parent especially when it comes to technology.  I don’t know about your households, but Netflix is a bit of a staple in mine.  While I really enjoy the programming available on Netflix not all of it is appropriate for the various ages of kids in my household.  I came across this article about parental controls on Netflix from Common Sense Media and wanted to share it with you.  While you’re looking at this article check out the vast amount of resources available for parents!

 

How to Set Parental Controls on Netflix

 

Color Fun Run- Let’s get registered!

Did you know the 2019 WLMS PTO Color Fun Run Registration is open??  This exciting event is taking place on May 10th, during school hours in the afternoon.  We are raising money to support technology needs for WLMS.  The Color Fun Run is a very fun event and students can choose to walk, run, skip, dance, whatever moves them!  No distance is required.  All we ask is that students wear white or light colors and be prepared to get COLORFUL!

Register students by clicking on this link- Color Fun Run Registration. 

In this month’s promotion, your student can request their favorite song to be played at the event!!

Get registered today!

 

End of Year Awards Events and Last Days of School Schedule

Every year, our staff select students to receive awards for various demonstrations of success at Westlake.  The Awards Ceremonies for each of the grade levels are on the dates below:

Wednesday, May 22nd

  • 8th Grade Awards Ceremony at 9am
  • No school for 6th and 7th graders; last day for 8th graders

Thursday, May 23rd

  • 7th Grade Awards Ceremony at 8:45am
  • 6th Grade Awards Ceremony at 11:00am
  • No School for 8th graders

More information about the awards ceremonies will be forthcoming.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.  We hope you will plan to join us!

Westlake Socks for Sale!

Do you have Westlake spirit from your head to your toes?  Then you need some Westlake socks!  Follow the link below to purchase your socks:

Westlake Spirit Socks

Upcoming Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

 

  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am
  • 8th Grade CMAS Testing
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45

 

  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • 8th Grade CMAS Testing 
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • WEB meeting @ 3:45pm
  • Drama Practice @ 3:45pm
  • Pies with the Principals @ 6:30pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm

 

  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • NJHS @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm

 

  • Student of the Month Breakfast @ 7:30am
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm

 

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

 

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April 7 2019

Week of 04.08.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

It has been wonderful week back with students from Spring Break!  There are so many exciting events coming up through these last weeks of school and we cherish getting to spend them with your children.

We are committed to our mission at Westlake, “The relentless pursuit of learning for ALL students and staff.”  Because of this commitment we are making some changes to the office in order make the space and work more effective and efficient so the the administrators can dedicate more time in the classrooms with students and teachers focused on teaching and learning.

We ask that in order to help us commit more time to our children in the classroom with their learning that if you need to speak or meet with an administrator on a non-emergency issue please make an appointment.  If there is an emergency the office staff will locate one of the administrators in order to support the need immediately.  Scheduling our time both to meet the needs of parents/guardians as well as the needs of the teaching and learning in classrooms will help us make our school vision, “Igniting a passion for learning and service: Dream, Risk, Achieve!” a reality.

If you have any questions about the adjustments we are making to better our school community please feel free to reach out to me.

King Soopers Card Changes

As some of you may have heard, the King Soopers Gift Card Community Fundraiser program has ended in its current form as of April 1st. The good news is they have made it even easier for Westlake to earn! All you have to do is log into your King Soopers account online (use the membership number on the back of your card) and go to Community Rewards Program. You can search for Westlake Middle School or just type in our enrollment code IK890 and submit. We start earning rebates every time you swipe your King Soopers Card, or make an online purchase starting today! Follow the links below for more information. 

https://www.kingsoopers.com/asset/ks_customer_faqs

www.kingsoopers.com

If you have money loaded on a King Soopers gift card, you can still use it. Westlake already earned a rebate when you loaded the money on. Nothing else you load on the card going forward will go to the school.

New STEM and Sailing Club @ Westlake!

Westlake is welcoming a new club for students at Westlake.  We have partnered with Community Sailing to provide students the opportunity to learn about the science behind sailing and then get a chance to get out on the water at Boulder Reservoir.  The club will meet at Westlake on Mondays starting on April 22nd from 4pm-5pm.  There is a $15 fee for this club, however, we can help with the cost if there is a need.  Please stop by the office for a flyer or reach out to Dr. Heide with questions.

Upcoming Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

 

  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am
  • 8th Grade CMAS Testing
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45

 

  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • 6th Grade CMAS Testing 
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Club 3:16 @ 3:45pm
  • Drama Practice @ 3:45pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm
  • School Accountability Committee @ 4:15pm

 

  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • 6th Grade CMAS Testing
  • Community Sailing @ lunch 
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • NJHS @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm

 

  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm

 

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March 17 2019

Week of 03.18.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

This week begins our annual CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) testing.  This is a great opportunity for students to shine and show what they know…..which is a lot!  We are excited to support our students around CMAS and look forward to seeing the huge amounts of progress they have made over the year.  We want students to do their best and we also want them to not feel unnecessary stress around testing.  Please take a moment to click on the article link below about testing tips and review the 7th grade CMAS testing schedule for this week.  If possible, please make every effort to have your child at school for testing as make-up testing can be challenging.  We certainly understand illness occurs and if your child is sick please keep them home.

Testing Tips

7th Grade CMAS Testing-

Tuesday- ELA 1 8:40am-10:40am; ELA 2 1:40pm- 3:40pm

Wednesday- Math 1 8:40am-9:55am; Math 2  12:30pm-1:40pm

Thursday- ELA 3 8:40am-10:40am; Math 3 1:30pm-2:40pm

 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the school.  We are so proud of our students and know they will do wonderfully on CMAS and finishing the school year strong!

 

2nd Annual Color Fun Run!  Register today!

Don’t forget to get signed up for the Color Fun Run!  There is still time to get in on the best price of season for registering so be sure to register today.  If your child would like to participate and you’re experiencing financial hardships please contact the WLMS counseling department and we can help support you in getting a scholarship for this fun event.  You definitely don’t want to miss out!

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

  • Wear Green Today!!!!
  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am
  • Galatic Core Field Trip
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45
  • Peru Travel Group Meeting @ 4:15pm

 

  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Avenger Core Field Trip
  • 7th Grade CMAS ELA 
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • WEB Meeting @ 4:15pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • 7th Grade CMAS Testing- Math
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm
  • 5th Grade Open House @ 4:15pm

 

  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • 7th Grade CMAS Testing- ELA and Math
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • NJHS @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • Math Counts @ 7:30am
  • Student of the Month Breakfast @ 7:30am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Spring Picture Day!
  • Fusion Core Field Trip
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Happy Spring Break!  See you on April 2nd

 

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

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March 10 2019

Week of 03.11.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

I hope you remembered to move your clocks forward an hour for Daylight Savings!   It is hard to believe that Spring is officially just around the corner.  We’ve got a lot of exciting events coming up including our Color Fun Run!  Registration is now live and during the month of March is the cheapest registration fee of the season.  If you are in need of financial assistance and your child would like to participate there are scholarships available so please see one of the counselors or call the main office for more information. Don’t miss out on this annual event!

Community Safety Night

The district is putting on a Community Safety Night March 13th.  Come to this special event to learn about the various processes in the district to keep students safe.  If you have any questions feel free to reach out to the school or district.

 

 

 

Breakfast in the Cafeteria Available!

Students, come join us in the A La Carte Cafe for Breakfast We serve from 8:00AM-8:30 AM Breakfast is just $1.80 and remember if your student is on free or reduced lunch, breakfast is free. Al La Carte items are also available for purchase.

Pay It Forward- Book Adoption

The Sixth Grade Language Arts Department has applied for book approval of Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde, the “Young Readers Edition.”  The story is about twelve-year-old Trevor who is challenged by his social studies teacher to come up with a plan to impact the world.  He develops a “pay it forward” strategy in which an individual does something kind for someone else and then asks them to do the same for three other people.  The book is considered historical fiction since it is based upon the author’s experience of having been helped out of a dangerous situation.

The purpose of requiring the reading of this book is to help students focus on their “charity” argument project in Unit 6,  addressing the schools’ vision for all students: “Igniting a passion for learning and service; Dream, Risk, Achieve,” as well as a foundation for social, emotional learning which is a focus of the District 12 “Elevate” program.

The book will be available at Westlake for you to look at from March 11 – 19, as part of the approval process.  Please feel free to contact your child’s Language Arts teacher with any questions.

Upcoming Events

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  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45

 

  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • Math Counts @ 3:45pm
  • Club 3:16 @ 3:45
  • Early Release Day
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm
  • Parent/Guardian Wellness night @ LHS @6:30pm

 

  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • 8th Grade Spring Musical
  • 8th Grade Band Festival
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • Math Counts @ 7:30am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • DHH Field Trip
  • Battle of the Books @ Lunch
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • Battle of the Books @ 2:15pm
  • Saturday School Tomorrow!

 

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March 3 2019

Week of 03.04.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

If you’re anything like me as a parent you may constantly be trying to figure out how to find the balance of time on and off technology with your kids.  I recently came across an organization called Cultures of Dignity that sent out an interesting article about this exact issue.  I hope you find something meaningful for yourself and your family in this article.  Click the link below.

Bridging the Technology Gap

WLMS Color Fun Run

We Are LIVE! Registration is OPEN for you to sign up your student(s) for the 2019 WLMS PTO Color Fun Run on Friday May 10th, 2019 (the event is during school – at school). This event was a huge success last year! We had over 800 students participate AND we raised $16,000 for the school.

* New this year – Round 1 Registration is called – MARCH MADNESS! In the month of March you get the LOWEST REGISTRATION PRICE AVAILABLE ($20) and your student is guaranteed an event t-shirt.  *Note if you signed up as a Family/Friends Sponsor you do not need to register again.

Sign up today – https://goo.gl/forms/XVIYNjPUCq6f9CRx2
*This offer will end March 31, 2019.

 

WLMS Needs you!  Testing Volunteers

Please consider volunteering during PARCC testing.  We are looking for adults to be stationed in the various hallways, with a chair.  Your main objective will be to assist us with noise control and maintaining a good testing atmosphere.  You are welcome to bring a book during those times when the halls are not active.  please see the following dates and times needed.

As always, thank you in advance for all your support!

Upcoming Events

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  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am- CANCELLED
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45
  • Legacy HS Info Night @ LHS 6:30pm

 

  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • Math Counts @ 3:45pm
  • WEB Meeting @ 3:45pm
  • 7th/8th Grade Choir Concert @ 7pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Battle of the Books School Battle @ lunch time
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm
  • 7th/8th Grade Band Concert @ 7pm

 

  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • NJHS Meeting @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • 7th/8th Grade Orchestra Concert @ 7pm
  • Math Counts @ 7:30am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm

 

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

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