Last week, sixth grade orchestra students performed a medley of songs specifically for the fifth grade students. The performance was to show the younger students how great it is to be in orchestra! Next year, sixth grade students will again have the opportunity to enroll in the orchestra program.
On April 28th, Westside Elementary, in conjunction with the Scholastic Book Fair, hosted a community reading event. Miss Springville, and fireman from Springville, took their time to come and read with groups of students. A performer from Scales and Tales enchanted students, and gave them an opportunity to interact with some of the animals.
Throughout the week of April 21-24, students at Westside participated in the annual shoe drive to benefit children in Ghana. Hundreds of pairs of shoes were brought in, counted and sorted. The top three classes were: Mrs. Hansen's PM kindergarten class, Mr. Fox's fifth grade class, and Mrs. Paynter's fifth grade class.
The Tunes and Tales Trio visited Westside on Wednesday, April 22nd. Here, they performed a variety of songs using a flute, harp, viola and violin. Part of the presentation to the upper grades was to explain how the instruments work, and what they are made of. Students were delighted as they listened to the various sounds and songs the instruments produced.
The three highest scoring mathletes at Westside were recognized for their efforts last Wednesday, April 15th. Cam Monson, Michelle Mumford and Ariana Hammer were recognized for their high achievement on their test. Mrs. Matis, principal, and Mrs. Jordan, mathletes instructor, were on hand to recognize these participants with a special plaque.