HWMS staff members have been preparing students to take State Assessments. Testing starts March 13th 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:

March 13,14 Social Studies— Webb/Gamble
March 15,16 Social Studies—Nuss/Rausch
March 27 -29 ELA—Alexander/Shipman
April 3 - 4—Howard
April 5-9 ELA—Hicks/Davis
April 10-12 ELA/Math—Cook/New
April 13-17 Math— Johnson/Jones
April 18-20 Math—Peck/Gamble
April 23-25 Math—Make-ups/Lewallen
April 26—Make ups

Mark Your Calendars

March 9: No School - End of Nine Weeks

March 19 - 23: No School - Spring Break

March 30 - April 2: No School - Non-contract Days


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Spring Break

Selecting New Members

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 sixth and seventh grade students who maintain the minimum 3.5 GPA during Guided Study on Thurs., March 1st. Candidate Forms will be available at that time and due to the HWMS office by 3:30 on Friday, March 16th. Contact advisor Lisa Slade at lslade@usd261.com if you have any questions.

Vocal Concert
March 1 @ 7 PM

Orchestra Concert
March 6 @ 7 PM

Band Concert
March 8 @ 7 PM

Spring Concerts

New to Kansas this year, every 8th grade student will need an Individual Plan of Study before they move onto high school. Haysville students will get to do this through the Career Cruising website. All 8th grade students have already completed the Matchmaker on Career Cruising, an interest inventory that matches 40 careers to their interests. Ask your student about their top five careers they saved to their page! You can also check out your child’s Career Cruising account through PowerSchool. Next month we will be taking the assessment, My Skills, to see if they have the skills necessary for their top job picks. In late November we will be setting short-term and long-term goals. Sometime between December and February I will meet with every 8th grade student individually. Together we will look at their career interests, skills, goals, and pick out 9th grade classes. This will all be done before going to Campus during spring conferences to enroll. Career Cruising is the best career exploration website I have ever seen. It’s amazing how much information can be found about different occupations, colleges, the branches of military, financial aid, etc. This is a great preparation tool to help our 8th graders plan for their future! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me in the HWMS counseling

The 2017-18 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 availa-ble so reserve your copy now!

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. Students are REQUIRED to get their ID picture taken at HWMS before the school year starts.


If your phone is capable of receiving emails and you have a photo gallery, you can keep your I.D. card on your phone.

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Exciting Improvements Are Happening At HWMS!

Watch the drone video of all the construction around our district!

Capturing Kids Hearts

After researching programs used by some of the nation’s most successful schools, Haysville USD 261 leaders chose to join hands with the Flippen Group to bring Capturing Kids’ Hearts to its district. Five years ago, Haysville USD 261 began an initiative to transform it’s schools into emotionally safe and relationally connected places for students, staff and parents to come alive with a love for learning. “Capturing Kids’ Hearts provides us with an intentional set of tools to build connections among staff and students. We are excited to have four of our schools nominated as Capturing Kids’ Hearts Showcase Schools,” said Teresa Tosh, Assistant Superintendent Of Learning Services. “I am so proud of all of the hard work that happens throughout our district. To have that celebrated by CKH truly validates their efforts and work through this process. ”District schools nominated for the honor were Haysville West Middle School, Freeman Elementary School, Nelson Elementary School and Ruth Clark Elementary. Over the next several months, a Flippen Group site team will visit Haysville’s four nominated schools to observe and experience for themselves the remarkable impact taking place. Capturing Kids’ Hearts campuses across the country are considered for this award based on the following criteria: 1) nomination based on observation, 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. Haysville West Middle School Principal Ildo Martins - “Capturing Kids’ Hearts has transformed HWMS. Greeting students with a handshake, and establishing Social Contracts that guide positive behavior have moved HWMS from Good to Great!” Representatives of the Flippen group visited HWMS on Tues., Feb. 7th for their site visit; they spent the day observing classroom instruction, walking the halls, and visiting with HWMS students and staff members. HWMS submitted a short video portraying the implementation of CKH tools as part of the process, you can find it posted on our Facebook and Twitter. At this point we are anxiously awaiting to hear if HWMS will receive the recognition of being a Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase School award winner!

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: 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
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