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November 2012

Turkey Gobble-Off

Submitted by monica.bair on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 16:16

Before Thanksgiving break, representatives from each class at Westside were chosen to participate in the annual Turkey Gobble Contest.  Some of "gobble" sounds sounded very realistic, where others were not so realistic.  The above students were chosen as the overall winners.

4H Performance Evening

Submitted by monica.bair on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 16:13
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Recently, students who signed up for 4H programs at Westside were able to show parents, family and friends what they have learned the last couple of months.  4H programs offered through Westside included a volleyball class, bell choir, arts and crafts, Spanish class, etc.  A new session of 4H classes will begin on November 26th.

Indoor Soccer Faculty Vs. Sixth-Grade Students

Submitted by monica.bair on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 16:08
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On November 2nd, several sixth-grade students participated in an indoor soccer game against a group of faculty members from Westside.  Mr. Fox, a fifth-grade teacher, works with students during intramural games at recess time, to improve their athletic skills in a certain sport.  Students have the opportunity to sign up for intramurals at the beginning of each term.

4H Sign Ups for Classes Beginning the Week of November 26th

Submitted by sara.matis on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 17:25
4H Club Winter Flyer[2].pdf

Please see attachments below in order to find out description and information about upcoming classes.  A list of instructions is included for your reference.  This is the same information that students received last week at school.  Please sign up for only one class!  If you are interested in additional classes, please email Mrs. Hjorth ( to be placed on a waiting list.

Charlene Hall receives the Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by monica.bair on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 10:50

Charlene Hall, a first-grade teacher at Westside, received the Crystal Apple Award on Monday, November 5th.  Teresa Jordan, facilitator at Westside, presented Charlene with this prestigious award.  This award is peer-nominated and given to recognize excellence in teaching.  Charlene has been teaching for nine years, all of which have been in first grade.  When asked about why she likes to teach, she talks about her love of the students.  She loves their hugs and the idea that everything is new to them.  She is the one that gets to teach them how to be students.  Some of her reasons for teac

Halloween Fun at Westside

Submitted by monica.bair on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:59
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On October 31st, students, staff and faculty at Westside celebrated Halloween with a variety of activities.  Earlier in the day, many classes celebrated the day with classroom parties and games.  Later in the afternoon, every class participated in the annual Halloween parade.  Parents were invited to watch the parade that took place outside on the playground area. 

Westside Sixth Grade Students see Thoroughly Modern Millie

Submitted by monica.bair on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:46
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Recently, sixth-grade students at Westside Elementary visited Springville Junior High School to see the production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.  The students were impressed with not only the costumes, but with the acting and singing.  The teachers and students appreciated the opportunity to see such a great production.

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