Starting in January, the enrollment process for the 2017-2018 school year will begin. The HWMS counselors will be going into 6th and 7th grade Social Studies classrooms the first week of February to cover information about overall requirements, available electives, and core class information. Your child will be bringing home an enrollment sheet for you to look at and sign after the counselors have made their visits. It is extremely important for you to have a conversation with your child about their class selections. CHS Freshman counselor, Mr. Michael will visit with 8th graders on February 1st and 2nd during Social Studies regarding their enrollment for next year at Campus High School. Each student will receive a packet with an enrollment booklet detailing the Kan-sas Curriculum requirements. Please review this information thoroughly with your child in order to prepare them not only for the mandates set forward by the state for achieving a high school diploma, but to help them establish their plan of study for college entrance requirements. CHS will be hosting a Freshman parent informational meeting on Mon., Feb. 6th at 6:30pm in the auditorium regarding freshman enrollment, followed by an Enrollment Preview in the commons. CHS teachers will be contacting HWMS 8th graders to schedule an appointment the week of Feb. 13th—16th to complete their Freshman enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.

Don't Miss Conferences

The administrators and staff at HWMS would like to welcome and encourage you to attend conferences. As parents you will have the opportunity to meet and visit with your child’s/children's teachers about their classroom performance, achievements, and concerns. HWMS conferences are student led so be sure to bring your child/children with you. Students have set their goals and developed a plan of action to achieve these goals. Your child should have discussed their goals with you and are preparing in class to lead you through these conferences. Upon arrival to HWMS simply visit with any or all of your child/children’s teachers. Once again, we encourage you to attend and make sure to have your child/children accompany you to these conferences. HWMS staff feels that students who are held accountable for their performance achieve at a higher level.

Please note the conference times listed.

Monday, February 13: 3:15 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, February 15: 3:15 - 8:00 PM

No School Dates in February

February 16 & 17: Conference Release Days
February 20: President's Day

Important Calendar Change: The last day of school is Thursday, May 18.

It’s almost Book Fair time! Our Scholastic Book Fair brings a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level to our school! They are the books kids want to read! Please make plans to visit our Book Fair Wilderness and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair Dates: Feb 10-15, 2016
Shopping hours: During school hours and Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences

If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/hwms. Our online Fair is available from Feb. 1st — Feb. 20th. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

The HWMS Chapter of National Junior Honor Society will be selecting new members in March. The selection criteria for the NJHS are based on the pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. There will be an informational meeting for current 6th/7th grade students who meet the minimum 3.5 GPA during guided study on Fri., March 3rd. Candidate Forms will be available at that time and are due to the HWMS office by 3:10pm on Thurs., March 16th. There will be an Induction/Awards Ceremony to recognize the new members on Fri., May 4th at Haysville Middle School. Contact advisor Lisa Slade at lslade@usd261.com if you have any questions.

Just one example of NJHS:

This past December members of the National Junior Honor Society at Haysville West volunteered their time to help spread some Gorilla love to pediatric cancer patients. The NJHS students sold candy canes with personalized messages that students could send to their friends at HWMS. In the second year of this project the NJHS students raised $600. The money raised is used in partnership with Gold Glove Charities to purchase stuffed gorillas that are then delivered by the NJHS students to children with cancer at Gorilla Love Dr. Rosen’s office in Wichita.

The LAST day to reserve a Yearbook is Friday, February 24, 2017

The 2016-17 HWMS yearbook is for sale now! It captures the years events, activities, friendships, experiences and memories from HW. The cost is $40 and you can place your order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com or contact the HW office. A limited quantity of yearbooks are available so reserve your copy now!

Parents, don't let your child run out of lunch money. My School Bucks is an online program to deposit money into your child's meal account. Create an account at www.myschoolbucks.com. This program has replaced mylunchmoney.com.

To ensure the safety of our students all parent volunteers must fill out a district volunteer application. All perspective volunteers will be subject to a background check and may be interviewed by the building principal.

MARCO’S PIZZA COUPONS– Available in the main office. The cost of the coupon is $10 for $150 in discounts. All proceeds go directly to HWMS. See SAMPLE coupon attached.

BOX TOPS 4 EDUCATION- Students can dropBox Tops Labels in the container provided in the front entrance by the main office. The school will receive a check to spend on student needs when they are redeemed.

RECYCLABLE CARTRIDGES- HWMS will Also recycle your inkjet cartridges, laser toner cartridges and cell phones. Just have your child drop them off in a plastic bag in the main office.

Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Get Kansas policy here

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School Facts

Haysville West Middle School is one of two middle schools in Unified School District 261 - Haysville Public Schools. The school opened on August 13, 2008.

Student Enrollment: 512

Grade Levels: 6-8

Feeder Schools: Oatville and Prairie Elementary Schools

School Colors: Purple and Black

Mascot: Gorilla

Bell Schedule

1st Hour 7:35 - 8:24
2nd Hour 8:28 - 9:14
3rd Hour 9:18 - 10:04
4th Hour 10:08 - 10:54
5th Hour 10:58 - 12:22
6th Hour 12:26 - 1:12
7th Hour 1:16 - 2:02
8th Hour 2:07 - 2:50
Staff List

View Staff List for email addresses and teacher websites.

Administrators at Haysville West Middle School
L-R: Mr. Martins, Mrs. McMullin, Mr. Hamilton

HWMS Administrators

Ildo Martins, Principal
email: imartins@usd261.com

Nicki McMullin, Assistant Principal
email: nmcmulli@usd261.com

Ty Hamilton, Athletic Director
email: thamilton@usd261.com

Secretaries at Haysville West Middle School
L-R: Ms. Long, Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. Boes

HWMS Secretaries

Tammy Boes, Principal's Secretary
email: tboes@usd261.com

Cindy Elliott, Attendance Secretary
email: celliott@usd261.com

Misty Long, Athletics Secretary
email: mlong@usd261.com

Counselors at Haysville West Middle School
L-R: Mrs. Quinn, Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Wood, Ms. Kahmann

HWMS Counseling Department

Keven McDonald, Counselor
email: kmcdonald@usd261.com

Stacy Kahmann, Counselor
email: skahmann@usd261.com

Jessica Quinn, Psychologist
email: jquinn@usd261.com

Debbie Wood, Secretary
email: dwood@usd261.com