August 19 2018

Week of 08.20.18

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

From talking to many students and parents it sounds like the first few days have been a success!  Students have already been engaged in various learning across the school from collaborating on solving break out boxes (think escape room, but in the form of a box on the box), reading and playing rhythms in music, getting to know one another and classroom expectations through various activities, and so much more!  We are so fortunate to spend each day with your children.  Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Westlake.

Over the summer I heard a newscast on Colorado Public Radio that got me thinking and I’d like to share it with you.  Recently, a parent in our community brought this same newscast up as we were talking about technology and school.  I hope you find something useful from this for you and your family.

Follow this link to listen to the newscast.


Welcome our New Campus Supervisor!

Across the district all the middle schools were given a new position called Campus Supervisor in order to support our efforts around school safety.  The Campus Supervisor is a person who serves our school community by ensuring the safety of our students, staff, and campus.  We are extremely fortunate to have hired Chris Laws for this position!  Mr. Laws comes to our school community with a wealth of experience as a retired law enforcement officer with Adams County having served most recently as a Commander.  He has a heart for students and ensuring their safety in our school.  If you see Mr. Laws please be sure to stop by and say “hello.”

WLMS Wolverines Spirit Wear Store

Our wonderful PTO has set up a Spirit Wear store online and it is now open.  Check out the link below and stock up on your WLMS gear!

WLMS Spirit Wear Store


Mark Your Calendars!  Back to School Night and BBQ

This Wednesday is our Back to School Night and BBQ!   Parents and Guardians will have the opportunity to see each of your child’s teachers by running through your child’s schedule.  There will be two time frames available to you to go through your child’s schedule so please join us for the time frame that fits best for your schedule.  Please see the outline of the schedule below:

4:30-5:45 – Opportunity #1 to go through your child’s schedule

5:30-6:30 – BBQ- come enjoy some delicious food and chat with members of our school community

6:15-7:30 – Opportunity #2 to go through your child’s schedule

As you will be following your child’s schedule please take a moment to login to the parent portal on Infinite Campus so you know what schedule you are following.  Sixth grade parents, your child will receive their full schedule on the 22nd so be looking for that piece coming home.   This is a great opportunity to make sure you have what you need in terms of accessing Infinite Campus.  If you have any trouble with this or don’t have a login for Infinite Campus yet please reach out to Jeanne Morrison at 720.972.5200.


Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School


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Posted August 19, 2018 by wlmsad12 in category Weekly Blog Posts