On October 7th, sixth-grade students played a rousing game of indoor soccer against several of the teachers. Intramural sports are offered to 5th and 6th grade students during their lunch recess time. At the end of each intramural session, students have the opportunity to use the skills they have learned to play against their teachers.
Recently, upper-grade students at Westside Elementary were privileged to hear from LaMarque Ward and other gues speakers. LaMarque Ward is a former professional basketball player and is the founder of the Cincinnati Dream Academy, a youth athletics organization that teaches basketball skills and character development to at-risk youth. He and his team talked about how we can pursue our dreams and goals and what it takes to accomplish them.
Sixth grade students at Westside Elementary recently visited the Christa McAuliffe Space Center in Pleasant Grove. Students participated in a flight simulation where they were presented with various challenges to overcome. After the flight simulation, the students learned about concepts related to the sixth grade science core curriculum including gravity and the solar system. Pictured is a teacher demonstrating the effects of gravity on the "fabric of space."