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

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  • 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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