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This year, ten 8th grade French students participated in the National French Contest.  At long last, the scores and rankings have arrived.  Congratulations to these students who received the Lauréat du Chapître (Nebraska honors)  and the Lauréat National (national honors). Ava Steele ~~ 4th in Nebraska, 6th Nationally Brendan Pennington ~~ 5th in Nebraska, 7th Nationally Natalie Gill ~~ 9th place in Nebraska Also receiving “Mention d’Honneur” (Honorable Mention) are Ellie Evans, Daisy Friedman, Brooke Hester,…


Ms. Clark’s Retirement

If you happen to stop by the WMS Library any time soon, don’t forget to say goodbye to Ms. Clark, WMS Librarian. At the end of this school year, Ms. Rita Clark will be retiring. As WMS Librarian, she has impacted so many students and shared her love of books! She will truly be missed!


WMS Loves Public Schools

Westside Middle School Loves Public Schools


WMS Career Day = Success!

Westside Middle School Career Day = More than 400 fervent eighth graders and staff, over 30 Westside Community Council volunteers, 30+ presenting professionals from the Omaha community, over 400 student job shadows in Omaha, and excessive learning about the students’ potential careers!


WMS Wins At 4-4-4 and 7-7-7 Student Film Competition

Last night at the first annual 4-4-4 and 7-7-7 Student Film Competition sponsored by the OPS Career Center WMS was a huge winner! WMS teams took home 1st place and best show, 2nd place, Best use of Prop and Best Cinematography. This is a huge honor for these students! 1st place team – Erin Mosier, Luke Steiner, Caleb Dykhouse and Reese Young-Oestmann 2nd place team and Best use of Prop – Zola Madson, Lina Shukry,…


Westside Middle School Show Choir Camp

WMS Show Choir Camp Flyer


WMS Library Reader of the Month

The Westside Middle School library staff selects an outstanding reader each month based on the number of books checked out that month.  The winner each month is awarded a free paperback book.  The May Reader of the Month is Caleb Dykhouse. Congratulations Caleb!  


WMS Wins Third Place in the Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest


Congratulations to Ava Van Gelder for winning third place in the Virginia Frank Memorial writing contest sponsored by the Omaha Public Libraries. The Virginia Frank Memorial Writing contest is held each year in the spring to recognize the creative writing talent of our area students. This contest, sponsored by the Friends of Omaha Public Library, recognizes the top three winners from each grade. Each winner receives a cash prize and certificate, is recognized in a…


Warrior Walk About – 6th to 7th Grade Orientation Sign Up

Warrior Walk About – 6th to 7th Grade Orientation Sign Up will be open this Saturday, March 25, at 9:00 AM. Please only sign up for one day. To sign up for July 27th  – click here To sign up for August 2nd – click here


Language Arts 7 Working On Persuasive Writing

Language Arts 7 is currently working on persuasive writing.  This week Mrs. Case’s class debated whether water bottles are good or bad.  Student teams looked at both sides of the issue and drew their side, good or bad, prepared some main points to share and concentrated on a rebuttal.  It was a good opportunity to think about how we all have different opinions and that there are two sides to every story!