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.

Influenza (Flu)

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has notified the school district that any students or staff members diagnosed with influenza will need to be isolated for 7 days from the time of the onset of symptoms. If your child is diagnosed with the flu, or you are a staff member diagnosed with the flu, please check in with your school nurse to determine when it is appropriate to return to school.

If you would like more information about seasonal influenza, visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by clicking HERE!

 

Flu Season

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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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: 587

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