Because the last week of school can be a hard time to focus, the sixth-grade students participated in an activity to help them stay focused. Students were given a small set of materials including tape, string, popsicle sticks and rubber bands. With these materials, students were to design and build a contraption to keep an egg protected from a six foot drop. After all of the students were done, they met and tested their creations to see how they worked.
Julie Beckham, a Special Education teacher at Westside, recently received an Excellence in Mentoring Award given through the Department of Counseling and Psychology and Special Education at Brigham Young University. This award is given to exemplary teachers who convey a positive attitude toward the profession and have demonstrated a strong commitment to helping teacher candidates in the Special Education program acquire the skills necessary to become effective special educators. Julie's service as a cooperating teacher has aided in the preparation of several BYU student teachers and inter
Although the weather did not cooperate, Westside fifth-grade students attempted to reach nine miles on their hike up to Kelly's Grove last week. Although they had to cut their trip short, they were still able to hike 5+ miles. This hike is an annual activity the fifth-grade students look forward to.
Students participating in the flag football intramural program, had the opportunity recently to verse their teachers. The faculty team was comprised of teachers from all grade levels, and also included Principal Matis and the school counselor. Students not participating in the game were still able to enjoy the sunshine as spectators and cheered the players on.