September 2014

Parents and Pastries

On Tuesday, September 23rd, the PTA sponsored the annual Parents and Pastries event at Westside.  Parents were invited to join their students for a donut and chocolate milk breakfast.  This was also a wonderful opportunity for parents to read with their children.

Bugs Around the School

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For the first part of the school year, sixth grade students at Westside have been learning about how microorganisms are everywhere, and how they affect us both in negative and positive ways.  Students had the opportunity to swab areas around the school to see which areas are most germ-ridden.  They also simulated the reproduction of bacterial cells with beans.  This experiment helped students visualize what happens to one bacterial cell after a few hours.  

Orchestra Introduction

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Westside sixth-grade students were recently given a demonstration of various orchestral instruments. The purpose of this presentation was to motivate students to join the orchestra program that is offered through the school district. Many students signed up for the program, which involves them coming to school two-three times per week throughout the school year. Mandy Bartholomew is the orchestra instructor.