Fourth graders enjoyed taking a step back in time last Friday at our pioneer day. We trekked to the Civic Center park for a day of games and past times enjoyed by the pioneers. Students learned to sew buttons, made rag dolls, hammered nails into wood, made buzz saw toys, and listened to tall tales, along with many other fun activities. We ended the day by trekking back to school and making our own ice cream! Students had a lot of fun living like pioneers for the day.
During the month of March the students at Westside worked just a little bit harder than usual on their reading. This week we had several assemblies to honor such outstanding work. Each assembly was attended by two to three grade levels, and at each one names were drawn for kids to choose prizes or to shoot baskets, with money awarded for each basket scored. Three grand prize winners were also chosen to receive $50 savings bonds. We are so proud of all of our Westside kids who work hard to improve their reading and have fun with it each day!