Superintendent's Welcome
from Dr. Bryan Duffie...Click Here
 
Mission Statement...Click Here
 
On behalf of the Westside Board of Education.....Click Here
Shannon Davis, President
Westside Board of Education 



Interested in Joining the Alumni Association?
Fill out the form and you will be contacted with more information.

NIXLE:
To Opt-In for Westside Text Messages, please text WESTSIDE to 888777.

BUYING A PIANO IS A GROUP EFFORT!
Please click on the link below to help us purchase a piano for our new auditorium.
Click on the Piano Keyboard to see prices.

News and Announcements: 

Thank You!
The Scouts Team would like to personally thank the WMS PTO and all of the parents who assisted the 6th grade class with their Thanksgiving Basket Project for our local Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers.  

We had an abundance of basked goods that we used to fill our baskets.  Your participation meant a lot to the people that received the baskets.  They were very appreciative and pleased.  The students were able to meet a lot of people that serve our community.  We could not have done this without your assistance.  Thank you very much!

WHS Drama Club Presents:
"It's a Wonderful Life"
December 12th
7:00 pm
Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $5 per adult, $3 per child
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940's radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Snow Days
The following dates are the designated snow make-up days as approved by the board on April 21, 2014.  These dates have been posted on the school calendar since this date.  The color-coded calendar is posted on the school website.

January 2, January 5, January 19, February 16, March 20, March 23, March 24, March 25, April 3, May 29, 
June 1, June 2, June 3, June 4, June 5

To see the snow routes click here

Immunizations
WMS and WHS parents--if you received a letter from the school nurse stating that your child needed immunizations, please make those appointments ASAP and let the nurse know when they are scheduled. These are new state regulations-not our changes--but it is our job to enforce them within the school. For appointments, please call the Craighead county health unit at  933-4585 or you can contact Lawrence county at 886-3201 (they may have appointments available at a sooner date). Contact Holli Crowe (WMS) or Lori Kercheval (WHS) if you have any questions about what immunizations your child might need.

Donation to Operation Tucker Freedom
Thanks to all who volunteered, sponsored and/or participated in the 1st Annual Warrior Fun Run on October 11. You all showed up in a big way and as a result, our school district was able to donate $2,545.00 to Operation Tucker Freedom!! Awesome job Westside!

Monsanto Grant

Monsanto awards grants to schools in our area every year.  This grant is simply a "lottery drawing" of those farmers who complete a very short online form.  HOWEVER, later this year we will apply for a $25,000 grant which is based on merit; we were a finalist for this grant last year.  We hope to receive it this year, and we will again need our farmers' support in completing a second short, online form once we've completed that application in March.  The Monsanto web site has even more information. 


Grant Opportunity:

Americas Farmers Grow Communities sponsored by Monsanto:  If you are a farmer or farm family in Craighead County and meet the requirements shown below, please take time to follow the link to complete the short form.  If your name is “drawn” for Craighead County, please consider making a Westside School District program your chosen cause to support.  One random entry per county will receive a $2500 award.  Please share this with other farmers/wives who support the Westside School District..  DEADLINE:  November 30, 2014     Thank you.

Follow the link above and click enroll from the list on the right side of the screen.

Farmer Eligibility – Entrants must live or farm in an eligible county, be 21 years old or older and actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn, soybeans, and/or cotton; or 40 acres of open field vegetables (as defined above), or at least 10 acres of tomatoes, peppers, and/or cucumbers grown in protected culture (glasshouse, nethouse, plastic). Entrants are limited to one entry per qualified person (regardless of the form of entry). A farmer is "actively engaged in farming" if he or she performs the work, or hires and actively manages others who do so. 


Farmers:  We appreciate your going to this link to apply.  Thank you!!


Important ESchool Information


To use the Home Access Center, go to the following address


You will be prompted to enter your login ID and password that you received in the mail. Login ID and passwords are case sensitive. Click here for instructions on how to use the HAC system.

Westside has been selected to participate in NAEP Testing
Parents, please read the letter regarding Westside being selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to be given on March 3, 2015.