Recently, several sixth grade students were able to showcase their soccer skills in a match against several faculty members. Mr. Fox, a fifth grade teacher, organized an intramural program where students may come in during lunch recess, and participate in a variety of sports. For the first part of the school year, the focus has been on soccer.
During the week of October 27th-31st, students at Westside were able to celebrate the importance of remaining drug free. The theme this year was, “WE HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN DRUGS” On Monday, students remembered to 'Follow their Dreams' and wore pajamas. Tuesday was to remember to 'Stay in the Game' where students wore team/sports attire. On Wednesday the theme focuse on not getting 'mixed up on drugs' where students could where mismatched socks and shoes.
Last month, Westside student council members attended leadership workshops at BYU. They learned about the importance of being effective leaders, and good examples to other students in the school. Westside's student council has opportunities throughout the school year to serve. They even organize a fundraiser in December to raise money for a local food bank.
On October 11th, the annual PTA sponsored the annual carnival and fun run took place at Westside. Westside students and their families were able to participate in a fun run in the morning, and afterward with carnival games and treats. Teachers and PTA volunteers, manned the various games and stations.