Message from the Principal:

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Westside Middle School Academy is committed to providing all of our students with a high-quality educational experience that prepares them for the future.  Our district curriculum is aligned to Connecticut's Core Standards in mathematics and ELA, as well as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  In addition, we firmly believe that our project-based learning environment prepares students for real-world experiences while providing an engaging learning environment. 

By law, Connecticut schools are required to administer specific assessments annually to measure student progress.  At the middle school level, ELA and mathematics use the Smarter Balanced Assessment (Grades 6-8), and science uses the NGSS Assessment (Grade 8 only).  This year the NGSS is a field test, so the State will not report results to the District or families.  However, the State Department of Education does hold the school accountable for student participation on all of the State-mandated assessments.

Westside Middle School Academy will administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment from May 1 to May 7 (one 75-minute testing block per day), and the 8th Grade NGSS from May 14-16.  The assessments are administered on district computers.  In all of these assessments, additional supports are available for students with special needs, as determined by an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan.

The Smarter Balance and NGSS assessments are an important way to showcase the great work our teachers and students complete at our school. Each and every child's performance is important to us.  I kindly ask that you encourage your child to work to the best of his or her ability on the assessments, get a good night's sleep prior, and approach the assessments with a positive attitude. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Many thanks,
Dr. Frank LaBanca, Principal

School Safety Letter from the Superintendent
Please review the following letter from the superintendent regarding school safety. (English) (Español) (Português) (School Safety Tips)

As of 4/3/2018 we've had 9 snow days. Tentatively the last day of school will be June 28, 2018. High School graduation will be held June 22. Revised 2017 - 2018 School Calendar (Link)

Important Note Regarding Honor Roll Calculation
The Danbury Board of Education recently made changes to the Honor Roll Regulations for Danbury middle schools.  Please refer to the following links to see levels for both Honors and High Honors at the middle school level and at Westside.  (Reg 7-305 Honor Roll Calculation) (WSMSA Honor Roll Criteria)


School Announcements

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  • Storm Letter
    Please refer to the attached letter from Dr. Sal regarding last week's storm.
    Posted by WSMSA Webmaster
  • Parent2Parent
    Good evening Middle School parents, guardians, and students. DHS PTO is hosting a "Parent 2 Parent" presentation. This event will be geared towards all incoming 9th graders and promises to be highly informative.  It will tell you all you need to know when entering DHS as a Freshman. It will held on Monday night May 7th at 7pm in the DHS auditorium.  We strongly encourage all parents to attend this informational session. Please refer to the following link for more details:
    Posted May 4, 2018, 10:54 AM by WSMSA Webmaster
  • CoDA - A Celebration of Danbury Arts
    On May 19th, from 11-4, Danbury Public Schools will be hosting a celebration of Danbury arts at Broadview Middle School.  Please refer to the following PDF for more information:
    Posted May 4, 2018, 10:31 AM by WSMSA Webmaster
  • Important Information for Hot Temperatures
    Please refer to the following PDF document for important information to keep safe during hot weather:
    Posted May 4, 2018, 10:28 AM by WSMSA Webmaster
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Daily Announcements

  • 5/22/18 Announcements
    Reminder, the end-of-the-year field trip permission slips and money are due by this Wednesday, May 23rd. 

    Wednesday will be a day 2B.
    Posted by Sandra Sanchez
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