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11/6/2014
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Welcome to Westside Middle School 
Principal: Russ Olsen
Assistant Principal: Cindy Vann

Westside Middle School
8601 Arbor Street
Omaha, NE 68124-2199
Phone:(402)390-6464
FAX(402)390-6454

Attendance: 402-390-6484

Click here to view the 2014-2015 Student Handbook
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School Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 3:22 p.m. (Wednesdays:  8:00 a.m. - 2:36 p.m.)
Fall Conferences Parent Survey
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What's Happening In Eighth Grade Science
For the past few weeks 8th grade Science students have been studying fossils. This unit included tracing fossil evidence. The activity took Mrs. Blome and Mrs. Lowther's students outside to examine different dinosaur tracks. Students then had to use observations to conclude what activities the dinosaurs had been doing when the tracks were created.
Computational Thinking in Digital Media & Literacy

In Mrs. Shabram’s Digital Media & Literacy class, students are starting their Intro to Computer Science Unit.  One of their beginning activities was to learn about the steps of computational thinking.  Students practiced their computational thinking skills by creating a picture using Tangrams and then writing an algorithm (a list of steps) so that other students in class could recreate their picture.

WMS SkillsUSA Donates To Habitat For Humanity

eld a fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Omaha.  From September 22 - October 3, SkillsUSA Club members collected money before school, raising a total of $602.35.  This money will go directly towards the cost of building decent, affordable housing right here in the Omaha metro area.  Pictured is Christiana Roenne from Habitat for Humanity of Omaha receiving a donation check from SkillsUSA Club members. Also pictured are SkillsUSA Club members Georgia Wimmer, Beca Podariu, Neha Khalid, Madison Jagels, Amelia Coulter, Madigan Brodsky, Ciara Baumert, Emily Bauer, Samantha Alvarez-Olvera, Daniel Wood, Malcolm McGuire, Ethan Goldner, Brett Upton, and Patrick Voller, SkillsUSA Club sponsors David & Kristeen Shabram, and Principal Russ Olsen.

Greatest Scientist Of All Time

Students in Mr. Allemang’s class have been working nearly every Friday this past quarter to determine who is the greatest scientist of all time.  During the first round of the tournament one scientist is matched against another.  Students must find five facts about each scientist and then write five complete sentences about each.  Based on their research, each student votes for the scientist they felt had the most important contributions to science.  The winning scientist moves on to round two of the tournament.  Students have completed the first six match-ups.

During round two student will create trading cards for the scientist they like best.  During round three students will create a social media page for the scientist they like best.  Finally, during the championship round, the class will have a debate and vote for the greatest scientist of all time.

This project was designed to integrate reading, writing, research, debate, product creation, and awareness of major scientific contributions. 

Encuentro Hosted By Sra. Schulz

Sra. Schulz recently hosted an Encuentro (meeting night) for her students and their families.  Families came to her classroom to build strong school-home connections, discussed what works best for their own student, had pizza from "Hawk's", and saw students' work thus far.  It was a great night of families interacting and engaging with one another.

Speaker Visits Sra. Skinner's Spanish Classes
Simón Silva visited Sra. Skinner's 7th Grade Spanish classes today! A huge "Thank You" to the Durham Heritage Museum and their Education in Residence program for providing this free experience for these kids.

In partnership with the Durham Heritage Museum and their "Scholars in Residence" program, WMS has the opportunity to host Mexcian-American artist Simón Silva. He'll be speaking to the students about Hispanic Heritage Month, overcoming obstacles and sharing his artwork in a piece titled, "Cultivating A Creative Mind".

 
Learning Ratios and Proportions in Math 8

In Math 8, students are learning about ratios and proportions. Students had to set up proportions to determine how many sugar packets were in some of their favorite drinks: Starbucks Frappuccino, Arizona Tea, Mountain Dew Kickstart, Amp, Fruit Shoot, etc.  They considered grams of sugar in the entire the can, serving size, and had to know how many grams were in a single packet of sugar. After their predictions and calculations, students were able to taste test!

WMS Curriculum Night Presentation & Club Fair

Click for the 2014 WMS Curriculum Night Presentation.

 

Click on the following link to learn about Clubs at WMS.

WMS Clubs

 

Any student interested in a club should see the club sponsor to sign up. Club sponsor information can be found in the club descriptions in the above link.


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