November 2011

Minute to Win It for Readers

Students at Westside were rewarded for their diligent reading.  All students who met their reading goal, participated in a series of Minute to Win It games.  These games ranged from how fast it took to eat a piece of licorice, to whether or not a student could keep a feather afloat in the air.  

Tyler Whitesides at Westside

Last week, students at Westside were entertained and motivated to explore their imaginations.  Tyler Whitesides, author of the renowned book Janitors, shared how his experience as a janitor helped him with ideas for his book.  Later in the assembly, Tyler helped draw tickets with the names of students who met their reading goal. Students were awarded prizes through the Ken Garff reading program.

Mummifying Chickens

Westside sixth-grade students mummified chickens as part of their unit on Egypt.  Students, under the direction of sixth-grade teacher Annie McKee,  are scheduled to come in every week to take part in the mummification process.

Halloween at Westside

Students and faculty at Westside Elementary celebrated Halloween ion Monday.  Part of the Halloween festivities involved a performance from the Westside choir and bell choir.  Later in the afternoon, all teachers and students participated in a Halloween parade outside to showcase some of the amazing costumes.

ComedySportz Assembly

Last week, membersof the ComedySportz company entertained students at Westside.  ComedySportz is a hilarious audience interactive-comedy competition between two teams of comedians, who perform a series of scenes  The assembly was part of Red Ribbon Week to remind students to stay away from drugs.