August 23, 2018

WRMS Cheer Camp


WRMS Cheerleaders won the "Most Spirited" award at their UCA Camp this summer!



Hello, Wildcat Families!!!

We have enjoyed two amazing days to kick off the 2018-19 school year here at West Ridge MS.  Yesterday, I was inspired by the excited faces I greeted in the morning. I managed to make it into almost every classroom throughout the day, and I was entertained by the various ways teachers start to build relationships on the first day.  My favorite question I heard was, "Would you rather be dropped into a huge pool filled with marshmallows or jello?" I'll let you ponder that one…

Now, please hang in there as you read through some information items:


Schedule Changes:  Our counselors are still working through the last few schedule change requests AND getting classes as balanced as possible.  Please remind your student to continue to follow the schedule that is in Skyward until they receive notice that it has changed.  We appreciate your patience as they work through these as fast as they can. We also appreciate your understanding in the case that a change may not be possible.

Medications:  If your child needs to have medication at school - whether prescription or over the counter - please bring it to our nurse, Mrs. Murphy, rather than having your child carry it around with them.  Yes, this even applies to things like Advil or Tylenol.

Backpacks:  Yes, students at WRMS may choose to carry backpacks this year.  We do still encourage them to use their lockers rather than carry them to every single class, but there is no "ban" on backpacks.  Also, they do need their SMART tags for the bus, and connecting it to the backpack with the provided loop is a great way to keep up with it.

SMART Tags:  Speaking of SMART tags…  If your student does not yet have his or her SMART tag, they are available in the front office to be picked up.

Before School and After School:  We take the safety of our kids very seriously.  Please consider the following as you plan your family's day and drop off and pick up your Wildcat:


Crosswalks - Please watch carefully for the various crosswalks as you drop off or pick up your                        student(s), and be sure you don't block them.

Office Hours - Our office is open from 7:45am - 4:15pm.  Please do not be surprised if the                    phone is not answered outside of these hours.

Morning - We are not staffed to provide supervision in the morning prior to 8:00am.  The only                          students that should be in the building prior to 8:00am are those who are arriving for athletics                          practice or previously scheduled tutoring.

Afternoon - Unless a student is staying after school for an activity, club, practice, or tutoring,                          we are not staffed to supervise them.  Please make arrangements to either pick them up after                          school (which ends at 4:00pm) or have them ride the bus.


I'm looking forward to seeing you all at Back to School Nights next week:

Tuesday (8/28) 6th grade and Wednesday (8/29) 7th & 8th grade

Until then...ENJOY!

Dianne Carter



Back to School Nights

6th Grade Parents - Tuesday, August 28, 6-8pm (kick off in Cafeteria)

7th/8th Grade Parents - Wednesday, August 29, 6-8pm (kick off in Cafeteria)

Click here for an agenda & schedule template to fill out!  BTSN AGENDA & SCHEDULE


The Elite Visual Ensemble at Westlake High School is currently doing outreach for new cadet members from the Eanes ISD middle schools. They are hosting a clinic for all middle school students on September 8th so please see the following flyer and form if you are interested.


EVE Colorguard Clinic



Westlake Youth Basketball Association ("WYBA") is a non-profit organization serving the Eanes Schools and Westlake Community Since 1994.


They invite you to register for the upcoming 2018 Fall Skills/Workout Session and WYBA 2018-19 Winter Season.  The Fall Skills/Workout Session is for grades 3-6. It is designed to prepare the players for the Winter League. All Eanes eligible students, Kindergartners through 12th Grade are eligible to play in the Winter League.  Don't wait, join the 1100+ Eanes students for another great Winter Season and help us support the EANES schools. To learn about the programs and register go online at  



The Wildcat Club is happy to welcome everyone back and wish you all a bright and happy new school year!


We hope most of you got to join us at Wildcat Warm Up. A HUGE thank you to Aimee Cunningham and Suzanne Newhouse for their amazing work planning, organizing and executing this kick-off to the school year. And thank you to the many volunteers who helped before and during the event. We couldn't do it without you!!!


Thank you to Bee Cave Orthodontics and Launch – Code After School for their sponsorship of Wildcat Warm Up. The string bags are so appreciated and we couldn't be happier to have you as our community partners!!!


Another HUGE thank you to Christie Schultz and Emily Bien for planning the 6th Grade Pool Party! Over 250 kids got to cool off in the pool, enjoy some good food and get acquainted with their classmates. That's a lot of kids – and they loved it! Thanks to you and your volunteers!!!

A Shout-Out to our Volunteers


We've had a great response with parents signing up to volunteer throughout the year. We appreciate you so much!!! We still have some committee chair positions available and hope that a few of you will be willing to serve in this capacity. Just visit to see how you can help.


Our Executive Board is excited to get to work this year. This year's officers are as follows:


Co-Presidents:  Karen Martin and Terri Ganem-Budiselich

Treasurer:  Karra Guess

Secretary:  Jennifer Muyshondt

Co-Presidents Elect:

Treasurer Elect:  Lisa Dogget

No-Hassle Fundraiser Chair:


As you can see, we have a few vacancies. If you are looking to get more involved at WRMS this year or the next, we'd love to hear from you!!!

Feel free to contact us:

Karen (

Terri (


Wildcat Club General Meeting

Friday, September 14th, 9:00am

WRMS Library


Join us for our first Wildcat Club Meeting of the year! Carl Hooker, the Director of Innovative and Digital Learning for Eanes ISD will be our special guest to talk about the technology that our children are using and what we should be doing about it. This is always a very eye-opening discussion and shouldn't be missed!


For all of our new and returning WRMS families, this is a great way to meet other parents and get involved!


Keep in touch with all that is happening in the Wildcat Club by visiting

and joining us on Facebook!


Looking forward to a fantastic year at West Ridge!

Karen Martin and Terri Ganem-Budiselich

WRMS Wildcat Club Co-Presidents


The GT Consent for Assessment Form for Grades 1-8 is available until August 31, 2018 @ 11:59PM. There is a parent information meeting on Monday, August 27 @ 6PM. See details below.

GT Parent Meeting


Thursday - August 23, 2018
All day
Friday - August 24, 2018
All day
Monday - August 27, 2018
All day
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday - August 28, 2018
7:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
5:30 PM - 5:55 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday - August 29, 2018
All day
Thursday - August 30, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

9201 Scenic Bluff Drive, Austin, Texas 78733



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