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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