Friday, March 31, 2017

5th Grade PARCC Testing

5th grade paper/pencil PARCC testing will take place from Monday, April 3 through Tuesday, April 11.  The 5th graders will take one test a day at 9:30.  They will first take all of the English Language Arts tests and then take the mathematics tests.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

7th and 8th Grade Spring Dance

The 7th and 8th Grade Spring Dance will be held on Friday, April 7th from 7-9 pm at the middle school.  Admission is $2.00 for the dance.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Parent Teacher Club Social

The Parent Teacher Club is hosting another social for Whiteside School District Parents.  This fun event will take place on Friday, March 31st from 6-7:30 pm at Hop House on Central Park Drive.  Appetizers will be provided!  Your middle school children can attend game night while you attend the social (students must register for the game night by Wednesday, March 29).  Before we know it, the school year will be drawing to an end and we will be consumed with our hectic summer schedules.  Come meet other parents, provide feedback, and enjoy a good time with new and old friends at the social.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Game Night

I am excited to announce that our next WOW event will take place on Friday, March 31st from 7-8 pm.  I hope your child will join us as we have a great time playing a variety of board games, participating in life-sized games, having fun with friends, making new friends, and enjoying snacks. The admission to this fun night is free!

WOW activities are designed to encourage inclusion and acceptance of all of our students.  Space is limited so get those permission slips back to school by Wednesday, March 29th.  Your child can get a permission slip from the office.

Monday, March 27, 2017

8th Grade PARCC Testing

The 8th grade online PARCC testing will begin tomorrow, March 28th and go through Thursday, March 30th.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Papa Johns Night

Please support our school by ordering from Papa John's tonight, March 23rd.  Up to 25% of your order will be donated to Whiteside Middle School.  We earn a higher donation when families order online.  Families must enter the school promo code (SSW007) when they order online.  If our school achieves at least $150.00 in sales, one class party will be awarded to the school.  Orders must be placed at the 1630 Carlyle Avenue location.  All the proceeds from this sale will be used to purchase more technology for our classrooms.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Teen Trivia Night

It is not too late for your child to register for the Teen Trivia Night that will be held on Friday, March 24th.  The doors open at 6 pm and the trivia starts at 6:30 pm.  Admission is free!  There will be cash prizes, attendance prizes, popcorn, and soda.  Students can also bring in their own food.  Mrs. Tami Muren will take student registrations for this fun night all the way up to the morning of Friday, March 24th.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Photos from the Read-A-Thon

Who doesn't love to see photos of our students reading books at the Read-A-Thon?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Teen Trivia Night

The Teen Trivia Night will be held on Friday, March 24th at Whiteside Middle School.  The doors will open at 6:00 pm and the trivia starts at 6:30.  Admission is free, but 6th, 7th, and 8th graders must register in advance in order to attend the event.  Students can register a table of eight, or any combination of friends.  There will be cash prizes and attendance prizes.  Students may bring food, but there will be free popcorn and soda.  I hope to see your children at the Teen Trivia Night!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

7th and 8th Grade Visitors

Thanks to four Illinois State Police Officers for meeting with our 7th and 8th graders.  They discussed positive digital citizenship and the potential dangers of social media with our students.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scholar Bowl Season

The Whiteside Middle School Scholar Bowl Team had another successful season this year.  They placed second in the conference tournament.  We are proud of their hard work and representation of our school.  Enjoy the team photo!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

T.J.'s Pizza Fundraiser

Our T.J's Pizza Fundraiser kicked off yesterday, March 13.  Did your child bring home the information about the sale?

T.J's Pizza provides the highest quality products at a great dollar value.

All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to purchase more chrome books for our school.

Thanks in advance for your participation in this fundraiser!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Chess Team Photo

Congratulations to the Whiteside Middle School Chess Team on a great season!  The team finished third in the conference and 6th place in the tournament.  They did an outstanding job representing our school.  Thanks to Coach Penrod and all the members of the team.  Enjoy the team photo!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Broadcasting Club News Video

There is always so much going on at Whiteside Middle School!  Our broadcasting club continues to work hard to deliver the news every Thursday morning.  Click on the link below to get caught up on the latest news. 

Photos from Chess Team

Enjoy the photos from our outstanding Whiteside Middle School Chess Team.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Student Council Hat Day: Joshua's Great Things

  Every month our Whiteside Student Council organizes an important service project.  This Friday, March 10, the student council will be sponsoring a Hat Day for Joshua's Great Things.  Joshua was a Whiteside student who would have been in 7th grade this year, but he unfortunately lost his battle with brain cancer. The student council is also selling shirts for $5.00 in the school store all this week.  Wear your shirts and hats on Friday, March 10th to support the Joshua's Great Things Foundation and help families dealing with childhood brain cancer.  To find out more information, please click the link below to view the video.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Career Day

Thanks to Emily Sackett for organizing our third annual 8th grade career day.  We had excellent presenters who inspired our 8th grade students to educate themselves about possible career choices.  Enjoy the photos from this informative event.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Track and Field Tryouts

Track and field tryouts will be held on March 21st and 22nd from 3:10 to 4:45 at the Whiteside Middle School Track.  A sports packet and a current school physical must be turned in by March 15th in order for students to tryout.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Parent Teacher Club Meeting

There will be a Parent Teacher Club meeting at Whiteside Middle School on March 7 at 7 pm.  I hope to see you at the meeting!

Friday, March 3, 2017

McTeacher's Night

Come on out to support the Whiteside School District at the McDonalds McTeacher Night on Tuesday, March 7th from 4-8 pm.  Visit with other Whiteside families and teachers while you eat dinner.  A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to Whiteside!  (McDonalds located at 906 Carlyle Avenue, across from Belleville East High School).  I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Whiteside Spirit Wear

The Whiteside Parent Teacher Club  will be offering Spring 2017 spirit wear with many style choices and colors. You will be able to order online through March 10th with deliveries by the last week of March.  You can use the link below to place your order.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to show your Whiteside Pride!