Thursday, November 16, 2017

5th Grade Basketball

Our youngest basketball players are off to a great start!  Our 5th graders play tonight, Nov. 16th, at EMGE at 4pm.  Let's go Warriors!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Boys Mentoring Group

Our Boys Mentoring Group has been spending their morning time greeting our students and families as they arrive to school.  They offer encouraging and inspiring messages to our students first thing in the morning.  It is a great way to start our day!  This group works hard to promote a climate of acceptance and inclusion in our school.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Those Who Excel: Dr. Hasenstab and Mrs. Flint

It was a great night with the Illinois State Board of Education honoring Dr. Hasenstab and Mrs. Tiffany Flint at the Those Who Excel Awards.  Dr. Hasenstab was awarded Excellence in School Support Personnel and Mrs. Flint received the Award of Meritorious Service in the Early Career Educator category.  We are very proud of both of them!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Spirit Week and Pack the Gym Night

It is time to show our Whiteside Pride during our annual Spirit Week!  The exciting week will take place from Monday, November 13-Friday, November 17. 

     Monday, November 13 - 'Merica Monday
     Patriotic Wear:  Red, White, and Blue

     Tuesday, November 14 - Chracter Day
     Disney, Superheros, Cartoons....Be Creative!

     Wednesday, November 15 - Twin Day
     Am I seeing Double?

     Thursday, November 16 - Wacky Warrior Day!
     Show off your school spirit, Warriors!  Join us for Pack the Gym Night.  It will be a great night of       cheering on the Warriors and listening to our talented Whiteside Middle School Band!

     Friday, November 17 - Color Day
     5th:  Orange, 6th:  Purple, 7th:  Green, 8th:  Pink

I hope to see you at Pack the Gym Night!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Parent Teacher Club Social

Please join us for the next Parent Teacher Club Social.  It is a great way to meet new parents!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Booster Club Meeting: November 13

There will be a Booster Club meeting on Monday, November 13th at 6 pm at Whiteside Middle School. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Red Ribbon Week

We celebrated Red Ribbon Week all last week.  Thanks to our NJHS students for organizing this week and educating all of us about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.  On Thursday, October 26th, students pledged to be drug free.  Our pledge poster is hanging proudly in the lobby.  The next time you are in the building, be sure to look for your child's signature on the poster!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Warriors of Whiteside (WOW)

Our Guidance in Operation Team was busy in October signing up new members for the Warriors of Whiteside (WOW).  Over 350 students signed up and we are looking forward to all the inclusive activities this organization will bring to our school.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fall Fest

These photos will get you in the mood for fall!  Thanks to Dr. Hasenstab for organizing our Second Annual Fall Fest.  It was a blast!  We had smores, a hay ride, roasted hot dogs, and outside games.  The best part was spending time with our old and new friends.  Thanks to our G.O. members for leading the stations.  Their leadership was valuable for this event.  Thanks to Mr. Bob Trentman for the pumpkins and all the hay rides.  We all appreciate his willingness to support our students.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Belleville Philharmonic Society

Our 5th graders enjoyed a visit from Angelina Mclaughlin-Heil from the Belleville Philharmonic Society.  Mrs. McLaughlin-Heil played the violin, viola, cello, and base and educated our students about orchestral music.  The students even got to play a few notes on the violin!  If your child is interested in joining the Youth Orchestra, please contact Julie Herr at

Friday, October 27, 2017

Basketball News

We are off to a fabulous start for the 2017-2018 basketball season at Whiteside Middle School!  The 8th grade girls and boys teams won second place after some intense, spirited games.  Way to go Warriors!  We are looking forward to a great season.

Those Who Excel: Mrs. Tiffany Flint

Each year the Illinois State Board of Education honors the top educators in our state at the Those Who Excel Dinner and Awards Ceremony.  Our own Mrs. Tiffany Flint is being honored as one of the state'stop Early Career Educators.  Select teachers in the state who have taught less than five years are honored with this prestigious award.  We are proud of Mrs. Flint!  She works hard each day on behalf of her students.  Mrs. Flint has high expectations and creates a classroom environment where all students can be successful. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Those Who Excel: Dr. Jean Hasenstab

Each year the Illinois State Board of Education honors the top educators throughout the state at the annual Those Who Excel Dinner and Awards Ceremony.  This year we are proud to announce that our own Dr. Jean Hasenstab will be honored with an award of Excellence, the highest honor for a School Support Personnel.  Dr. Hasenstab will receive her award from the Illinois State Board of Education on Saturday, October 28 at Illinois State University.  Congratulations to Dr. Hasenstab!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Soccer Team

The Whiteside Middle School Soccer Team got the opportunity to serve as ball girls/boys and the SIUE soccer game!  Thanks to Coach Dawn Vollmer for this wonderful opportunity!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Dine and Donate: McAlister's

Come out and have great food and support a wonderful opportunity for our Whiteside Middle School 8th Grade Washington, D.C. trip.  We will have a Dine and Donate at McAlsiter's Deli on Wednesday, November 1st from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  100% of all proceeds will help support the 8th grade trip.  Our students will be at McAlister's to meet, greet, and thank you for your support of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fall Fest

We are so excited about the Fall Fest that will be held on Friday, October 20th.  Please enjoy the latest video from our G.O. Team members!  They are inspiring leaders.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

8th Annual Family Science and Math Night

The Whiteside Middle School's 8th Annual Family Science and Math Night will take place on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:00-8:15 pm.  The events include STEM Science, Robotics, Spectacular Spectroscopes, Powerful Puff Rockets, and Innovative Ice Cream.  Registration is required to attend this family event.  This is not a drop-off and go event.  Families must attend with the students.  Whiteside Elementary School siblings are welcome to attend.  You must be present to win door prizes.  The registration form is due by October 20th. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Student Council: Great American Fundraiser

The Student Council Great American Fundraiser has been extended until October 20th.  Please consider supporting this fundraiser as it supports many important programs such as field trips and extra curricular activities in our District.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NJHS and the Belleville Marathon

Our NJHS students do so many service projects for our school and greater community.  Last month they ran a cheering section at the Belleville Marathon.  They spent their entire Saturday cheering on runners and representing our school.  They won the award for Most Creative!