March 18 2018

Week of 03.19.18

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

Spring is in the air for sure at Westlake Middle School!  This time of year is so exciting for us as educators because just as the flowers and plants begin to bloom students do too!  Over the past many months students have been learning new skills and concepts, practicing, and adjusting.  Now, the hard students have put in is paying off as students are making connections, “light bulbs” are coming on, and students are feeling more confident in their new skills and understandings.

Spring Break is very near!  Please remember that students return to school on April 3rd. 

CMAS Testing Begins

This week we begin the state standardized testing called CMAS (Colorado Measure of Academic Success).  This is one of many measures we look at as a school to determine how well students are being prepared academically at Westlake Middle School.  We use this information to help improve our instruction and, along with other measures, determine some class placements for students.  We begin testing this week in the 8th grade.  Please take a moment to reference our calendar or the yellow sticky note above to see what specific tests are being given during the week.

Westlake Middle School Events Calendar


Breakfast at Westlake Middle School

Did you know that Westlake Middle School offers breakfast in the morning before school starts?  Students can come into the cafeteria before school starts and purchase a breakfast to ensure they have the energy to get through the day.  Check out the menu by accessing the district link below and let us know if you have any questions.  Come enjoy breakfast!

District Nutrition Services Menu

Mascot Name- Voting Open!

Students and staff have received the following communication regarding the voting for the new WLMS mascot.  Please encourage your children to vote for their choice if they have not done so already.

Dear future and current WLMS students and staff:

Thank you all for the wonderful name submissions for our new mascot!  There were approximately 150 name submissions and our Student Council has narrowed the submissions down to the top four.

Please take a moment to cast your vote for our new mascot name by selecting the link below.  Each student and staff member will have the opportunity to vote one time. Voting closes at 3:45pm on Friday, March 23rd.

If you have any issues submitting your vote please let us know in the office.  The winning name will be announced on April 10th.

Happy voting!

Cast your Vote Here!!!

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Posted March 18, 2018 by wlmsad12 in category Weekly Blog Posts