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Last week, students and teachers were entertained by the Slick Rock Gypsy. He performed “Roots of American Music” for which integrated various music from all around the world. Students were able to come up and participate in the program and use authentic instruments from different countries and time periods.
As a culminating event for Red Ribbon Week, Steve James visited Westside and entertained the students during an assembly. Steve James is a musician who performs all over the country. His music is focused on building positive self-esteem through making good choices and living a good life. This music is often incorporated into character education in the schools.
Recently, sixth grade students at Westside traveled to the Christa MacCauliffe Space Center in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Here, they partcipated in a flight simulation where they had to work together to overcome obstacles they faced in their space ship. Part of the day was spent learning about the stars and solar system which are a part of the sixth grade science curriculum.