Spanish Immersion Program

Today all of the students in the third through sixth grades who are in the Spanish Immersion classes participated in a program for parents and students. Each grade performed a number, some singing in Spanish, and everyone dancing. As a finale, all four grades joined together to sing a beautiful song. Fantastic job to all of the kids who participated! 

Third Grade Program

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Today the third graders at Westside put on a fantastic program about world cultures. They shared information and pictures and sang songs about the people who live in different areas of the world, their clothing, languages, and customs. Great job third graders!

Congratulations to Mrs. Jensen, the Winner of This Year's Crystal Apple Award

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Each year the faculty of Westside vote on one teacher to win the Crystal Apple Award. This year, we chose Mrs. Jensen, one of our amazing second grade teachers. Mrs. Jensen is an incredible teacher. It is clear that she cares about her students and works hard to help them succeed. She also goes out of her way to make the faculty and staff feel supported and appreciated. She is sunshine in our school, and we are so grateful to have her!

5th Grade Scientists

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This week Discovery Gateway Children's Museum visited the fifth grade classes to present Reaction Time, all about matter. The kids watched a presentation filled with experiments and explanations about chemical and physical changes to matter. Later in the day, each class spent time with the presenter, doing experiments of their own. 

Twin Day!

In celebration of Read Across America Week, Dr. Seuss Day, and Thing 1 and Thing 2, Westside had a Twin Day today. All over the school we had kids, teachers, and office staff dressed as twins, and even a few Thing1s and 2s. 

Orchestra Mini-Concerts

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This week the Westside Orchestra broke into small groups and played for people around the school. They are directed by John Wells, and after only five months of instruction, they already sound great. Way to go Orchestra!

Dancing at Westside

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This week our Kindergarten, first, and second graders have the opportunity to work with Miss Kimble, our District Dance Specialist. Each class will spend time with her learning components of dance and relating them to their core curriculum. 

Third Grade Karate Assembly

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Last Thursday Mrs. Arroyo's class and Mrs. Wimmer's class were visited by an instructor from the Bobby Lawrenece Karate school. The kids watched a presentation and were taught about focus, self-control, and confidence. 

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