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WMS Weekly Updates and Schedules

2021-2022

4/25-4/29

D Week

 

West Middle School is committed to providing a safe, caring environment in which students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. 

Students Will:

Staff Will Model:

Parents and other Community Members Will:

  • Be Nice

  • Do their best

  • Be Respectful

  • Have a growth mindset

  • Never give up

  • Kindness

  • Effort

  • Respect

  • Belief in and support of all students

  • Embracing mistakes and failing forward

  • Support learning at home and school

  • Value students attendance and engagement

  • Believe in and support all members of the WMS community

 

April: Finish Strong

Teacher Checklist

 

Click the icons next to each item for more information.

 

Reflect on new ways to continue empowering your students with student-led launches  

 

Keep the Social Contract alive with these connections to perseverance and effort 

 

Include some social-emotional check-ins with students to X-plore needs 

 

General News/Information

 

Here is the link to the Major Referral Form that we discussed on Friday. Please bookmark and complete this document when a student is sent to the office for a major incident.

 

Remember that all students need either a bathroom pass or gold paper pass for hallway travel. If you need extra passes, please request them from the main office.

 

CELL PHONE CONFISCATION LIST

  • Please document and notify parents/guardians when a phone issue occurs.

  • You can send the phone to the main office if you do not want to keep it in your classroom.

 

Request for Amplify Consumable Refills

NEW  ⭐

For select middle school science units, science teachers can request consumable refills to be purchased and delivered to replenish their Amplify kits. Please use this Google Form to request refills for consumable materials for Amplify Science. The form contains more information related to the contents of the refills and the specific units served. The deadline to submit refill requests is April 29th.

Contact: Britny Walker, Science Specialist

 

Classroom Library Book Study and Guidance Team (Stipend)

NEW  ⭐

Love to read? Want to get paid to read engaging books while at the same time helping students, teachers and parents in matching readers with great titles?


The Curriculum Department is looking for middle school and high school ELA teachers, library media specialists, counselors, instructional coaches, GT teachers/coaches, and administrators to form a Classroom Library Book Study and Guidance Team. Members of the team will read fiction and nonfiction titles adopted for middle school and high school classroom libraries, creating informational sheets that will serve as literature preview, communication tools, and instructional resources in the coming year. These informational sheets will provide guidance for students, teachers, and parents to inform student choice in reading. Please see the  LINKED document for more information.

Contact: Kristin Gross, Secondary ELA Content Specialist ext.13111

Middle School Classroom Library Resources

NEW  ⭐

Our community has raised some concerns about one title in the 6th grade social issues book club unit, Optimists Die First. This title was part of the Follett curated purchase for above-grade level texts as part of the 2020-2021 adoption. Current guidance about this text and resources for all texts can be found in the ATTACHED document.

Contact:  Kristin Gross, ELA Content Specialist ext.13111

 

Important Date(s)

  • April 27 (Wednesday)

    •  Conferences  

      • 3:30-7:30

  • April 28 (Thursday)

    • CDE Diagnostic Review for West Middle School

      • 8-3:00

    • Please speak to your ILT representative for additional details or come see me if you have any questions.

    • Please come to the conference room during your first planning period to meet with CDE representatives.

 

Day

Scheduled Events

Monday

  • NIC team is at HBBR (am)

  • Content Planning

Tuesday

  • Team Meetings with Admin-Behavior (first plan)-Please meet in the       conference room


  • Graphic Tee Tuesday

Wednesday


  • NIC team is at HBBR (am)

  • Conferences

    • 3:30-7:30

Thursday

  • SPED Meeting @ 7:20 am

  • CDE Diagnostic Review

    • Please come to the conference room during your first planning period to meet with CDE representatives.

    • Exploratory teacher please attend at 11:00 am.

  • Staff meeting

    • 3:15 in the WMS Library


Friday

  • Social Studies Resource Meeting

    • 7:20-7:50 in the conference room

  • Team meetings (first plan)-parent contact


 

Have a great week!

 

 

Scott Swartwood
Principal, West Middle School


WMS Weekly Updates and Schedules

2021-2022

3/28-4/1

D Week


West Middle School is committed to providing a safe, caring environment in which students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. 

Students Will:

Staff Will Model:

Parents and other Community Members Will:

  • Be Nice

  • Do their best

  • Be Respectful

  • Have a growth mindset

  • Never give up

  • Kindness

  • Effort

  • Respect

  • Belief in and support of all students

  • Embracing mistakes and failing forward

  • Support learning at home and school

  • Value students attendance and engagement

  • Believe in and support all members of the WMS community

 

March: Step Up

Teacher Checklist

 

Click the icons next to each item for more information.

 

Lower social anxiety and grow confidence in your classroom  

 

Use the Teacher CKH Self-Assessment activities to grow your skills 

 

Keep the Social Contract alive with a focus on courage 

 

 

 

General News/Information


Here is the link to the Major Referral Form that we discussed on Friday. Please bookmark and complete this document when a student is sent to the office for a major incident.


Remember that all students will need either a bathroom pass or gold paper pass for hallway travel. If you need extra passes, please request them from the main office.


Please remember to be cognizant of the bell schedule start and end times for each class period.


CELL PHONE CONFISCATION LIST

  • Please document and notify parents/guardians when a phone issue occurs.

  • You can send the phone to the main office if you do not want to keep it in your classroom (first violation).


Important Date(s)


  • CMAS Testing Dates

    • April 12, 13 & 14–All grade levels ELA and MATH

    • April 19–8th grade only–Science

    • April 18-27=makeup testing for all grade levels 


  • CMAS Proctor Training

    • Thursday, March 31 @3:10 pm in the WMS Library 

    • All certified staff must attend training



Day

Scheduled Events

Monday

  • -Content Planning

Tuesday

-Team Meetings with Admin-Behavior (first plan)-Please meet in the       conference room


-Graphic Tee Tuesday

Wednesday


  • ILT @ 7:20 in the library

  • Wednesday Instructional Coach Meetings 

    • We will meet in the conference room at our regular times. Please bring the next assessment that you will be giving along with the rubric. 

Thursday

  • SPED Meeting @ 7:20 am


  • Team meetings (first plan) for Advisory planning.

  • CMAS training @ 3:10 in the WMS Library (All certified staff must attend training)

Friday

  • CMAS make-up training @7:00 am in the WMS Library (All certified staff must attend training)

  • Team meetings (first plan)-parent contact




Have a great week!


Scott Swartwood
Principal, West Middle School







WMS
Weekly Updates and Schedules

2021-2022

3/28-4/1

D Week


West Middle School is committed to providing a safe, caring environment in which students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. 

Students Will:

Staff Will Model:

Parents and other Community Members Will:

  • Be Nice

  • Do their best

  • Be Respectful

  • Have a growth mindset

  • Never give up

  • Kindness

  • Effort

  • Respect

  • Belief in and support of all students

  • Embracing mistakes and failing forward

  • Support learning at home and school

  • Value students attendance and engagement

  • Believe in and support all members of the WMS community

 

March: Step Up

Teacher Checklist

 

Click the icons next to each item for more information.

 

Lower social anxiety and grow confidence in your classroom  

 

Use the Teacher CKH Self-Assessment activities to grow your skills 

 

Keep the Social Contract alive with a focus on courage 

 

 

 

General News/Information


Here is the link to the Major Referral Form that we discussed on Friday. Please bookmark and complete this document when a student is sent to the office for a major incident.


Remember that all students will need either a bathroom pass or gold paper pass for hallway travel. If you need extra passes, please request them from the main office.


Please remember to be cognizant of the bell schedule start and end times for each class period.


CELL PHONE CONFISCATION LIST

  • Please document and notify parents/guardians when a phone issue occurs.

  • You can send the phone to the main office if you do not want to keep it in your classroom (first violation).


Important Date(s)


  • CMAS Testing Dates

    • April 12, 13 & 14–All grade levels ELA and MATH

    • April 19–8th grade only–Science

    • April 18-27=makeup testing for all grade levels 


  • CMAS Proctor Training

    • Thursday, March 31 @3:10 pm in the WMS Library 

    • All certified staff must attend training



Day

Scheduled Events

Monday

  • -Content Planning

Tuesday

-Team Meetings with Admin-Behavior (first plan)-Please meet in the       conference room


-Graphic Tee Tuesday

Wednesday


  • ILT @ 7:20 in the library

  • Wednesday Instructional Coach Meetings 

    • We will meet in the conference room at our regular times. Please bring the next assessment that you will be giving along with the rubric. 

Thursday

  • SPED Meeting @ 7:20 am


  • Team meetings (first plan) for Advisory planning.

  • CMAS training @ 3:10 in the WMS Library (All certified staff must attend training)

Friday

  • CMAS make-up training @7:00 am in the WMS Library (All certified staff must attend training)

  • Team meetings (first plan)-parent contact




Have a great week!


Scott Swartwood
Principal, West Middle School




WMS
Weekly Updates and Schedules

2021-2022

2/28-3/4

A Week



West Middle School is committed to providing a safe, caring environment in which students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. 

 

Students Will:

Staff Will Model:

Parents and other Community Members Will:

  • Be Nice

  • Do their best

  • Be Respectful

  • Have a growth mindset

  • Never give up

  • Kindness

  • Effort

  • Respect

  • Belief in and support of all students

  • Embracing mistakes and failing forward

  • Support learning at home and school

  • Value students attendance and engagement

  • Believe in and support all members of the WMS community

 

February: Spark the Heart

Teacher Checklist

 

Click the icons next to each item for more information.

 

Good Things: Start with heart  

 

Affirmations: Kindness in the classroom   

 

Keep your Social Contract alive - kindness   

 

Listen with heart: SOLER listening  

 

General News/Information


CELL PHONE CONFISCATION LIST

  • Please document and notify parents/guardians when a phone issue occurs.

  • You can send the phone to the main office if you do not want to keep it in your classroom (first violation).


Important Date(s)


  • The Interim Assessment window is now open

    • All testing needs to be completed by March 8.

 



Day

Scheduled Events

Monday

  • Content Planning

  • AM Fire Drill


Tuesday

  • Hearing and Vision Screening

    • 8-10

  • Graphic Tee Tuesday


Wednesday


  • ILT @ 7:20 am in the library

  • Wednesday Instructional Coach Meetings 

    • We will meet in the conference room at our regular times.

Thursday

  • SPED Meeting @ 7:20 am


  • Team meetings (first plan) for Advisory planning.


Friday

  • Team meetings (first plan)-parent contact




Have a great week!


Scott Swartwood
Principal, West Middle School