• Wildcat News Oct. 30, 2018

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 10/31/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Hello Westview family,

    Our first Book Fair of the year is here! Our library will convert to a book store during the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 2.  

    We are open for business during the week beginning each morning at 7:55 a.m., and closing daily by 4 p.m.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 30, we will be open from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. – the same date and time as our second annual STEM night! Visit the book fair, participate in Harry Potter themed STEM activities with your family, and help your student earn a free math or science homework pass. 

    Online shopping is also available, beginning Oct. 21. Simply click here: bookfairs.scholastic.com

    Hope to see you with your student Tuesday between 5 and 7 p.m. for a great night of STEM activities!

    On another note, we need your help completing a GPA Survey.

    Pflugerville ISD is conducting a community survey about Grade Point Average. Please take a few minutes to fill out the short survey by Friday, Nov. 9. Your feedback helps PfISD maintain a high standard of education and ensures that practices match students' needs.

    Tutorials have been cancelled due to staff development on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Tutorials will resume next week from Monday through Thursday.

    Thank you,

    Jorge Franco
    Principal

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  • Wildcat News Oct. 19, 2018

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 10/22/2018

    Happy Friday Westview Family!

    Elections:

    Elections are just around the corner and early voting starts on Oct. 22 ending on Nov. 2. Election Day is Nov. 6. 

    The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees has unanimously called for two elections in November 2018. If you would like more information on these two elections, please visit: www.pfisdbond.net

    You can also access the Tax Ratification Election YouTube video that explains what the T.R.E. consists of at youtu.be/gtBJ46HHohg

    Book fair & STEM Night:

    Our first Book Fair of the year is almost here! Our library will convert to a book store during the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.

    We will be open for business during the week beginning each morning at 7:55 a.m., and closing daily by 4 p.m.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 30, we will be open from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. – the same date and time as our second annual STEM night!

    Visit the book fair, participate in STEM activities with your family, and help your student earn a free math or science homework pass.

    On-line shopping is also available, beginning Oct. 21. Simply click here: bookfairs.scholastic.com/

    Please contact the librarian (Cheryl.michulka@pfisd.net or 512-594-2271) if you are available to help with set up (Friday afternoon, Oct. 10), if you are available to help during the book fair, and/or if you have questions- or if anyone has a large dragon, or a large unicorn you are willing to lend the library

    Happy Reading, everyone!

    Veterans Day Program:

    Our Veterans Day program is quickly approaching. For those of you who are new, this will be our third annual Veterans Day Program. It will be on Nov. 8. This program is for 8th grade students to attend, as well as any student who has a veteran in attendance regardless of their grade level. It begins with an 8 a.m. breakfast in the library, following by a small ceremony in the gym at 9:20 a.m. This program honors all veterans in our community who can attend! 

    Please register your veteran honoree at docs.google.com/.

    Have great and safe weekend!

    Jorge Franco
    Principal

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  • Wildcat News Oct. 9, 2018

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 10/10/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Greetings Westview Family!   

    We had a great professional development this week and we are back and ready to serve our students.

    Please be advised that KickStart, tutorials, football game and all of the afterschool activities have been cancelled today due to weather concerns.

    Below is a quick update on important dates:

    • PSAT for 8th grade – Oct. 10
    • STEM Night – Oct. 30 (5-7 p.m.)
    • Flu Shots – Oct. 30
    • Westview Fall Dance – Nov. 2 (4-6 p.m.) 

    Thank you and have a great week! 

    Jorge Franco
    Principal

     

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  • Wildcat News Sept. 24, 2018

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 9/24/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Good day Westview family! Please see below for important updates and information. 

    Go Time Revision

    We will begin our intervention and enrichment time for all students beginning Oct. 15. GO Time is a 25-minute intervention/enrichment class held every Monday and Friday. The purpose is to support the academic success of ALL Westview MS students. Students will be assigned to a teacher throughout the year and will engage in activities that develop them socially, emotionally and academically. 

    PfISD College Fair

    Join us for the PfISD College Fair hosted at Connally High School:        

    • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
    • Time: 6-8 p.m. 

    Over 70 college and universities will be in attendance.

    Come out and speak face to face with your favorite colleges.

    Upcoming Bond and TRE election:

    The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees has unanimously called for two elections in November 2018: A Tax Ratification Election (TRE) and a $332 million bond election. The TRE proposes the PfISD tax rate be lowered by two cents and could result in an additional $4.1 million in state funding. To stay informed on these elections, visit www.pfisdbond.net

    Please note: The Bond/TRE website may be displayed in Spanish, by clicking on the Google Translate button at the bottom of the website homepage. 

    • Oct. 9: Voter registration deadline
    • Oct. 22 – Nov. 2: Early Voting
    • Nov. 6: Election day

    Thank you, 

    Jorge Franco
    Principal

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  • Wildcat Newsletter: Sept. 19

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 9/20/2018 10:00:00 AM

    Greetings Westview family! Please read below for important campus information and activities.    

     En Español                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sept. 19, 2018

    Tutorial Buses Sept. 17:

    Tutorials started on Monday, Sept. 17, and are held Monday through Thursday from 3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Monday is Social Studies, Tuesday is Math, Wednesday is Science, and Thursday is ELA. Those particular days are considered priority days for those subject areas; however, students may schedule a time with a teacher in any subject Monday-Thursday. Parents will be informed by teachers when students have scheduled tutorials. We will provide tutorial buses, which will pick students up at 5 p.m. in the front of the school, and will take home students who are required to stay for tutorials.

     

    GO Time Oct. 15: 

    We will begin our intervention and enrichment time for all students beginning Oct. 15. GO Time is a 30-minute intervention/enrichment class held every day and the purpose is to support the academic success of ALL Westview MS students. Students will be assigned to a teacher throughout the year and will engage in activities that develop them socially, emotionally and academically. 

     

    PSAT 8/9 Oct. 3:

    PSAT 8/9 is an exam that will be given to all PFISD 8th grade students during the school day on Oct. 3. It offers students an opportunity to take a nationally-normed test in a timed-section format. The PSAT has no impact on your student’s grades, report card or permanent record. It is, however, a wonderful opportunity to gain experience and identify areas for potential growth. There is no prior preparation necessary for this exam. PSAT 8/9 Score Reports will be received in early January. 

    PSAT 8/9 is a test that provides practice for, and early exposure to, college entrance exams. PSAT 8/9 is the first exam in the SAT Suite of Assessments, which includes the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT. PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline for college and career readiness as students enter high school. Since the PSAT is vertically aligned with the PSAT/NMSQT, students may preview the content and test structure using the PSAT prep materials. Keep in mind, the PSAT/NMSQT is a junior level assessment and the PSAT 8/9 is targeted to 8th and 9th grade level students. For access to free resources, please click here.

     

    Veteran’s Day Program Nov. 8:

    On Nov. 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., WMS will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Program to honor all veterans within the Westview community. We are asking that, if you have a veteran in your family who would like to be a part of this ceremony, let them know about this event. Apart from the ceremony, we will also provide a small breakfast beforehand for Veteran’s and their WMS student at 8:00am in the library. Please let us know if you plan to join us for this event, as we want to make sure we don’t miss honoring anyone who attends! Please click on the link below to sign your honoree up for this event!  Please email Lisa Lopez at Lisa.Lopez@pfisd.net if you have any further questions or need additional information.  Click here to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/4o7JNfJ8k09AzJ5y2

     

    Title 1 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28:

    Join us in our 2018 Title 1 Annual meeting on Sept. 28 at 5:30 pm. In this meeting we will be presenting our Parent Involvement Plan and School Compact as well as some of the goals and strategies that Westview Middle School will be working towards to improve the academic performance of all our students.

     

    Upcoming Sports:

    Volleyball 7th grade

    Sept. 20 6:30 p.m. vs. Pflugerville MS @ Pflugerville Middle School

    Sept. 27 5:00 p.m. vs. Pflugerville MS @ Pflugerville HS

    Sept. 27 7 p.m. vs. Dessau MS @ Pflugerville HS

    Oct. 4 6:30 p.m. vs. Kelly Lane MS @ Kelly Lane Middle School

    Oct. 11 6:30 p.m. vs. Dessau MS @ WVMS Gym

    Oct. 18 6:30 p.m. vs. Park Crest @ Park Crest Middle School

    Oct. 25 6:30 p.m. vs. Cele MS @ WVMS Gym

    Nov. 1 6:30 p.m. vs. Kelly Lane MS @ WVMS Gym

    Nov. 3 8:30 a.m. vs. TBD @ Hendrickson High School

     

    Volleyball 8th grade

    Sep. 20, 6:30 p.m. vs. Pflugerville MS @ WVMS Gym

    Sep. 27, 5 p.m. vs. Pflugerville MS @ Connally High School

    Sep. 27, 7 p.m. vs. Dessau MS @ Connally High School

    Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. vs. Kelly Lane MS @ WVMS Gym

    Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. vs. Dessau MS @ Dessau Middle School

    Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. vs. Park Crest MS @ WVMS Gym

    Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. vs. Cele MS @ Cele MS

    Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. vs. Kelly Lane MS @ Kelly Lane Middle School

    Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. vs. TBD @ Pflugerville HS

     

    Football 7th grade

    Sept. 25, 6:45 p.m. vs. Pflugerville MS @ Pflugerville HS

    Oct. 2, 6:45 p.m. vs. Kelly Lane MS @ WVMS Football Field

    Oct. 9, 6:45 p.m. vs. Pflugerville MS @ WVMS Football Field

    Oct. 16, 6:45 p.m. vs. Park Crest @ WVMS Football Field

    Oct. 23, 6:45 p.m. vs. Dessau MS @ Dessau Middle School

     

    Football 8th grade

    Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m. vs. Pflugerville MS @ WVMS Football Field

    Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. vs. Kelly Lane @ Hendrickson High School

    Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. vs. Pflugerville MS @ Pflugerville HS

    Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m. vs. Park Crest @ Park Crest Middle School

    Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. vs. Dessau @ CHS Cougar Stadium

    Thank you for all you do to make Westview a great place!

     

    Sincerely,

    Jorge Franco
    Principal
    Westview

     

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