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On Tuesday, December 17th, the Springville Junior High School Choir performed for Westside students. Many former Westside students were showcased in the performance. During a portion of the program, students from the audience were brought up to participate in an interactive Christmas song.
During the week of December 9th-13th, students at Westside Elementary participated in the Penny Wars. The Penny Wars were a way to raise funds through a school-wide competition. Each grade level competed by earning points, or bringing pennies. One point equaled one penny, whereas a dollar bill equaled 100 points. Other classes, however, could bring silver change to counteract the positive penny points. On Tuesday, December 17th, the student council who helped count the money and organize the penny wars, presented a check to Dave Smith, the food bank manager from Community in Action, fo
On Friday, December 13th, sixth grade students at Westside played a game of basketball against several teachers and staff. During the fall months, these students have the opportunity to participate in intramural sports during their recess time. Mr. Fox, a fifth grade teacher, supervises the intramural games.
A Penny War, to raise funds for charity, is currently underway. This fundraiser is sponsored by the Westside student council. Classes can 'bomb' each other with silver change which detracts from points they earn by bringing pennies or dollar bills. Employees at Central Bank in Springville are assisting in the counting of the money which involves hundreds of pounds of change.
This year's classified employee Crystal Apple Award was presented to Dustin Crandall. Dustin is part of the custodial staff at Westside Elementary, and has been for several years. He is always smiling and willing to help anyone in need. David Swenson, head custodian at the school had this to say about Dustin, also known as 'Big D':