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The 2014-2015 school supply lists are now available. Please click here to download your student's list.

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:: Blue Jay Bulletin for July 16, 2014 ::


West End News

Welcome Karen Mondary, New 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Karen Mondary received her B.S. in English-Education from Austin Peay State University in 2007 and has taught English-Language Arts for seven years in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. She is joining West End Middle School as an 8th grade English-Language Arts teacher. A strong advocate for project-based learning, she involves her students in hands-on, real-world relevant activities throughout the school year. Her professional interests focus on growing every student she teaches through motivation and her current projects include writing a series of novel guides to incorporate common core standards and physical movement to inspire reluctant learners. In addition, she serves as an Edmodo ambassador, fostering collaboration between educators world-wide.

In the course of her seven years of teaching, Mrs. Mondary has been honored with two consecutive Green Apple Awards, a Spotlight Award, and the Distinguished Educator Award. Her greatest ambitions are to publish a novel, travel to all seven continents, and to make a difference in the life of her students.

World Language Selection for Band Students
In the interest of continually improving our school programs, we are are making an important change to our related arts program for students in band. This year, band students will receive world language on Thursdays during related arts time. Band students will need to choose which world language class they would like to study: Chinese or Spanish. If you are in band, please take this survey so that we may schedule you accordingly. Availability in both world language options will be determined on a first come, first served basis. 

We will additionally keep a sign up list in the main office if you prefer to declare in person at school.

Students not in band will continue to receive Chinese, PE, Spanish, and Art this year.

Upcoming Back to School Events
There are many important back to school events taking place over the next several weeks. Please see the list below for information on each night.

  • West End's 5th Grade Transition Camp: This half-day event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, from 8:55 to 12:25. Students will have the opportunity to meet the 5th grade team, learn their way around our historic building, and find out why West Is Best!
  • 5th/6th Grade "Sneak Peek" Night: This event will beMonday, August 4th from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Students will receive their schedules and have the chance to meet teachers and other students and families.
  • 7th/8th Grade "Sneak Peek" Night: This event will be Tuesday, August 5th from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Students will receive their schedules and have the chance to meet teachers and other students and families.
  • Parent Open House: On Thursday, August 14th, from 6:00-7:30, West End will be hosting an open house. This is a great opportunity to hear about all the great things happening this year, meet teachers, mingle with other families, and tour the school. 

Shopping for SSA?
Check out the new SSA guidelines for this year by clickinghere (dress code is on page 8). And remember that West Wear can be worn as your SSA shirt! New designs will be on sale at all the back to school events. 

Don't Forget Summer Reading
Download West End's summer reading lists and assignments here. These will be your first two assessment grades for the first nine weeks due on August 6, 2014. 

Reminder—Immunizations for Rising 7th Graders
Students entering the 7th grade on August 6 must provide the school an updated Tennessee Immunization Certificate with proof of two additional immunizations:

1. Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis booster ("Tdap"; required regardless of Td history (2013 update)

2. Verification of immunity to varicella (2 doses or history of disease)

Incoming 7th graders will not be permitted to enroll/begin the 7th grade without the immunizations, so please schedule your child now to address this requirement!  

School Supply Lists Coming Soon!
Look for an email with information about school supplies for the 2014-15 school year in the next few days.

Community News

Hillsboro Golf
If your student is interested in trying out for golf for the upcoming season, please contact Coach Missy Humphrey Tryouts will be July 30th and July 31st.  The first match is Aug. 6th. You must have a physical to play any sport at  Hillsboro High School.