Friday, September 22, 2017

Soccer News

Congratulations to our Whiteside Middle School Soccer Team for winning 4th place in the Belle - Fair Soccer Tournament.  Our student athletes did an outstanding job representing our District.  They worked hard and made us all proud!  Thanks to Coach Dawn Vollmer for her leadership and dedication.





Thursday, September 21, 2017

Basketball Tryouts

It is that time of the year to get ready for 5th-8th grade girls and boys basketball tryouts.  In order to try out, students must have a physical and sports packet on file by September 27th.  In addition, 6-8 students must sign up in their physical education classes and 5th graders must sign up in their homerooms.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NJHS and Eden's Army Blood Drive

Every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood.  By donating blood this Thursday, you can help.  One donation has the potential to save as many as three lives!  Your blood donation helps our local hospitals which are currently experiencing a shortage.  Need another reason to donate?  Donating blood burns 650 calories!  So, skip the gym this Thursday 3-6:30 and donate blood at  Whiteside Middle School.  This event is sponsored by National Junior Honor Society and Eden's Army.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Soccer Tournament, Baseball and Softball Regionals

Our soccer team plays Shiloh tonight, September 19, in the soccer tournament.  We are a three seed and we will play Shiloh at 7:45 under the lights at Belleville East High School.

Our baseball and softball teams start regional play on Wednesday, September 20th, at Whiteside Middle School at 4:15.  The Booster Club will have a full concession stand complete with Chik-Fil-A.  Come on out and cheer for your Warriors!


Monday, September 18, 2017

7th Grade Night

All 7th grades are invited to attend our 2nd annual 7th Grade Night on Friday, September 22 from 5:30-8pm at Whiteside Middle School.

This event will be an opportunity for all 7th graders to work with their peers and fellow students through fun, non-competitive activities.  The emphasis will be on positive communication, discovering common experiences, and sharing and listening to one another.  The more students share in common, the more apt they are to encourage each other and build up their peers!

We will begin this action packed and fun filled evening at 5:30pm with pizza and we hope that all 7th graders are able to join us for this 2nd annual event.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. Trip

All 7th grade parents are invited to an important meeting about Whiteside's Washington, D.C. trip.  The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 19 at 6pm at Whiteside Middle School.  Please attend this brief, interactive meeting for parents and students.  The trip dates are October 4-8, 2018.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dance Team Tryouts

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Dance Team tryouts will be held on Wednesday, September 20th from 2-4pm.  Mandatory clinics will be held on September 18 and 19 from 3-4:30.  All students trying out must have a current physical and sports packet on file in the middle school office.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Softball News

Our softball team beat Shiloh Middle School 16-10 yesterday, September 12th.  The team plays Joseph Arthur Middle School at 4:15 on Thursday, September 14th.





Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Broadcasting Club

The registration form for Broadcasting Club is due in the middle school by Wednesday, September 13.  We are looking forward to all the wonderful news broadcasts that we will be receiving this school year!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Baseball Photos

Our baseball team remains undefeated!  On Tuesday, September 12th, we play Shiloh at Shiloh Middle School.  Let's keep the winning streak going!





Friday, September 8, 2017

Science Club

The Science Club meets once a month.  Students have the opportunity to compete against or investigate with other members in science related events.  Many of the events challenge students to create a device that will accomplish a specific task, such as to protect an egg from breaking in the Egg Drop Challenge or design/build a paper airplane that flies further than the rest.  The Science Club is for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

Students must complete a registration packet in order to be in Science Club.  The registration packet includes a one page design challenge essay and diagram.  Students must return the registration form, essay, and activity fee to Mrs. Stald by September 11 in order to participate in this year's events (Mrs. Stald cannot accept registration forms without the design challenge essay and activity fee).

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Soccer

The Whiteside Middle School Soccer Team beat Central Junior High School on Wednesday, September 6.  The team plays at home against High Mount on Thursday, September 7th.  Go Warriors!







Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Softball News

Our softball team beat  EMGE on September 5th.  Our team plays against Central Junior High on September 6th.  Go Warriors!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sports Packets for Cheerleading Tryouts

7th and 8th graders interested in trying out for cheerleading must attend the cheer clinic on September 13th and 14th from 3:15-4:30.  Tryouts will be held on Friday, September 15th, 3:30-5:00.  All students trying out MUST have a current physical and sports packet on file at the middle school office no later than September 6th.  Students can signup to tryout during PE.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Whiteside Spirit Wear

Whiteside Parent Teacher Club and the Booster Club are offering back to school fall 2017 spirit wear with many style choices and colors.  There are also two new items: lanyards (middle school students can order) and clear water bottles with the Whiteside decal. You will be able to order online through September 4th  with deliveries the week of September 18th.  You can use the link below to place your order.

Student Video: Hurricane Harvey Service Project


As part of our  service learning and current events curriculum, some of our 8th graders created this video for our students.  They wanted to do their part to help the people in Houston.  In times of crisis it is important to remind ourselves of our basic human kindness.  Thank you to our 8th graders for organizing this service project.  Click the link below to view their video.


https://youtu.be/zAWLFTBGYbA




Thursday, August 31, 2017

Harvey Hat Day

Our hearts go out to the people in Houston suffering due to Hurricane Harvey.

In our 7th and 8th grade social studies classes, our students study current events.  After learning about Hurricane Harvey, some of our 8th grade students decided that they wanted to do their part to help.  They have been busy this week planning a hat day that will take place on Friday, September 1.

Thanks to our 8th graders for leading this effort.  Service learning is an important subject that is weaved throughout our curriculum.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

5th Grade Visitors: Homer and Mr. Parker

On Wednesday, August 29th, 5th grade had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jeff Parker, investigator with the St. Clair County State's Attorney and his support dog, Homer.  Mr. Parker discussed important safety precautions with the students and of course, Homer was a big hit!  Thanks to Mr. Parker for meeting with our 5th graders.





Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. Trip

Whiteside Middle School students are going to Washington, D.C.  This will be a great educational opportunity for our students.  There will be a parent meeting about the Washington, D.C. trip on September 19th at 6pm.  More details will be announced this week.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Baseball, Softball, and Soccer

Our teams had six games this past week and we won all six games!  Our next games are against West Junior High at Whiteside Middle School on Tuesday, August 29th at 4:15.  Let's cheer on our Warriors to more victories!

Photo Club

There will be a Photo Club introductory meeting on August 30th from 3:00-4:00 in room 802.  The Photo Club is open to all 7th and 8th grade students.  Thanks to Mrs. Schleipman-Burke for her leadership with this art organization.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Student Council Applications

The Student Council applications are due to Mrs. Mentzer on Monday, August 28.  Thanks to Mrs. Mentzer and her leadership with the Whiteside Middle School Student Council.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Great American Solar Eclipse

The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year will always be a memorable one due to the Great American Solar Eclipse.  What a great opportunity and educational moment to be in public schools.  The best part was being able to watch and listen to the reactions from our students, faculty, and staff during this historic event.  I am grateful that we got the opportunity to experience the solar eclipse together as a school community.  It was "totality" awesome!



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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Successful First Day

Thanks to our students, faculty, and staff for a great first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are off to a fantastic start and I look forward to all the growth and learning that will take place this year at Whiteside Middle School.  One of the highlights of the day was greeting all our students and their families at the door in the morning.








Monday, August 21, 2017

First Day of School

The moon may block the sun today, but nothing can stop our Whiteside students, faculty, and staff from shining every day!

Our theme this year is "Aspire to Inspire."

We are inspired to create a safe, secure learning environment that is inclusive and respectful.

We are inspired to create a life long love of learning in our students.

We are inspired to help our students meet challenges with a growth mindset.

It is an honor to serve in public education and we look forward to learning and growing together.

Thank you for sharing the gift of your child with us.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Booster Club meeting on Wednesday, August 23rd at 5pm at Whiteside Middle School.  Please join this dedicated group of parents who work hard to provide opportunities for our student athletes.  Our athletes look sharp in all the new uniforms that have been purchased in the last year, thanks to our Whiteside Middle School Booster Club.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Warrior Welcome

On August 16, our Whiteside Ambassadors helped us welcome 40 new students.  Let's give them a warm Warrior Welcome!