October 15 2017

Week of 10.16.17

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

As we leave Parent Teacher Conferences behind us we head into Quarter Two. During the first quarter students built foundational skills and concepts in the various content areas and will be continuing to gain new learning as they head into the rest of the year.  Your partnership is very important to us and is a key element in ensuring the success of your child in middle school.  One of our areas of focus this year is around supporting literacy in every content area.  Literacy is more than reading and writing including listening and speaking as well.  Check out this article and video from Parent Toolkit around helping support literacy at home.  Please reach out to us any time with questions or concerns any time.


Opportunity for Part-time work

Are you looking for part-time work as well as ways to be involved at Westlake Middle School?  Then the check out the Student Monitor position we have available currently at Westlake.  Follow this link to access the job posting for more information as well as to apply.  If you have any questions please call Dr. Heide at 720.972.5200 or e-mail rachel.e.heide@adams12.org.  Come join the Westlake team!

Latino/Latina Heritage Celebration

Westlake Middle School’s Culture Club would like to invite you to participate in our first of many cultural events for our school community.  This first event will focus on celebrating and learning about Latino/Latina heritage.  The goal is to give our school community a first hand experience with the various cultures that make up our school community.  Students will receive a passport book for their “travels” through the various cultures through the year with stamps for the countries they visited. Please join us October 25th from 6pm-8pm for this exciting opportunity to come together as a community and learn about one another.

If you are interested in sharing your Latino/Latina heritage through sharing a cultural tradition, cuisine, art work, performance, or by any other means please contact Veronica Martinez at veronica.martinez@adams12.org or Rosie Fryhover at rosemarie.fryhover@adams12.org.

Student of the Month- Looking for Sponsorship

We are excited to be starting up a new tradition at Westlake to recognize students who are doing exceptionally well in areas related to our school expectations of PRIDE and our Vision.

Positive Choices

Respect and Responsibility




Vision:  Igniting a passion for learning and service:  Dream, Risk, Achieve!

This is going to be called Student of the Month.  During the first week of each month, each core will nominate two students to be recognized.  Then these students and their parents will be invited to a breakfast here at the school for them to be publicly recognized by the principal for their hard work and growth and achievements.

To make this happen, we are looking for businesses or individuals that would like to sponsor a breakfast.  We are anticipating that each breakfast will be $200 – $300.  This would be similar to a race or other event that has sponsors.  We would advertise in writing through our website, principal’s blog, Twitter, etc. and at the breakfast what business sponsored the event.  If you are interested or know a business that would be, please contact Jon Novotny (Asst. Principal – 720-972-5204) or Dr. Heide (Principal – 720-972-5203) by phone or email.


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Posted October 15, 2017 by wlmsad12 in category Weekly Blog Posts