PROMOTION

Monday, May 13, 2019
7:00 PM at Campus High School

Students should arrive no later than 6:30pm and will need to find their assigned seat upon arrival. All students who meet the academic requirements for promotion and have no outstanding obligations are eligible to attend**. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this special occasion.

ACTIVITY DAY

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

This will be the 8th graders last day to attend school. A picnic lunch will be provided for them courtesy of several parent volunteers and donations. If interested in helping please contact Dusty Rymer —drymer@usd261.com or the main office. The PTO is asking for donations of hot dogs, buns, chips, cookies, can pop and water. $5 gifts cards would be appreciated for prizes. The rest of the day will be filled with activities for them to enjoy.

**Outstanding obligations for students could include, but are not limited to, enrollment fees, lost text or library books, and lost PE locks to list a few. Parents whose children have outstanding obligations will receive email notification in April of the obligation that your child owes; unpaid obligations will receive a reminder message the first of May both via School Messenger. Remember, students who have outstanding obligations will not be able to participate if those obligations are not taken care of. These may be paid in the HWMS main office.

CHS Stuco and AVID Information

CHS STUCO will visit with HWMS 8th graders on Thursday, March 21st, to encourage students to get involved in high school and run for STUCO offices. 8th graders interested in running for office will be campaigning beginning March 28th. An election will be held on Friday, April 5th. Winners will be notified, and all candidates will be members at large. The Student Council is made up of elected officers and a general population called Members at Large. The elected officers are voted on by the student body. The main responsibility of Student Council is to represent the student voice, much like the local and state governments are the voice of the citizens of Haysville and Kansas. Student Council serves as the liaison between the student body and the administration. Student Council also plans several activities for students to encourage student participation and spirit in their school along with community service projects.

What is AVID? Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a college readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in 4-year colleges. AVID is for 9th-12th grade students who face potential obstacles that may keep them from going to & graduating from college. All AVID students are required to take Honors English throughout high school & are expected to take Honors & Advanced placement classes in subject areas that interest them.

Components of AVID
Organization – students carry one large binder with all of their class work in it and are taught focused note taking methods so that they are prepared for upper-level courses.
Tutorials – Collaborative groups led by college tutors using the inquiry method of asking questions instead of providing answers.
Field Trips – visits to universities and hearing from college speakers take place multiple times a semester, so that students are introduced to their college options early.

State Assessments

State Assessment Schedule

HWMS staff members have been preparing students to take State Assessments. Testing starts April 3rd and continues through April 26th. Please discuss with your child the importance of these tests and help them achieve their best results by having them get plenty of rest and eating a nutritious breakfast before coming to school. We are aware that circumstances occur, but we appreciate your attention to having your child in attendance during their testing times. The testing schedule is:

April 3 - 5—SCIENCE
Howard/Peltier

April 10-15 LANGUAGE ARTS
Alexander/Cook/Davis/ Hicks/Shipman

April 16-23 MATH
Ankerholz/Peck/Gamble/New

ID Cards

Students are required to have their ID cards for lunch and Media Center purposes. There is a $5 fee to replace an ID card during the school year.

Replacement ID's are available on the Marketplace in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

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Haysville West Named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School.

Capturing Kids' Hearts

Haysville West Middle School has once again been recognized by the Flippen Group to receive a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2018-2019 school year.

Through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, the Flippen Group recognizes and celebrates campuses that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Capturing Kids’ Hearts campuses across the country were considered for these awards based on the following criteria: 1) nomination based on observation by Flippen Group personnel, 2) level of implementation of Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes by all staff as measured by online surveys, and 3) data demonstrating that Capturing Kids’ Hearts has made a significant improvement in attendance, discipline, climate/culture, or academics.

A Flippen Group team visited each nominated campus to gather additional quantitative and qualitative data, and to interview students, teachers, administrators, and parents. They used a matrix of key measurements to gather information during the campus walk-through. Finally, an additional survey was conducted to collect feedback regarding the perceived climate and culture of the campus and its conduciveness to learning. Following this visit, the selection team reviewed all accumulated data and selected the campuses to receive the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards.

 

Safety is our first Priority!

We are asking for your help. There have been several close calls in the parking lot where students/staff and patrons have almost been hit by cars. Please DO NOT park in the driving lanes before or after school, even if you are sitting in your car. The driving lanes have been totally blocked due to drivers parked three cars wide and parking the wrong direction on both sides of the driving lane. The only time you should be in our driving lanes is if you are entering or leaving the HWMS premises. When you are waiting for your child please park in a marked parking stall in the lot. If we ALL follow these procedures, traffic will flow in an orderly fashion and more importantly we will keep our kids safe in the parking lot.

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: 572

Grade Levels: 6-8

Feeder Schools: Oatville and Prairie Elementary Schools

School Colors: Purple and Black

Mascot: Gorilla

Member of the Patriot League for Athletics/Activities

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
Haysville West Middle School

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: Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. Boes, Mrs. Parks

HWMS Secretaries

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

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

Kim Parks, Athletics Secretary
email: kparks@usd261.com

 

 

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

HWMS Counseling Department

Keven McDonald, Counselor
email: kmcdonald@usd261.com

Shelly Swearingen, Counselor
email: sswearingen@usd261.com

Jessica Quinn, Psychologist
email: jquinn@usd261.com

Debbie Wood, Secretary
email: dwood@usd261.com