Every month, two sixth-grade students from Westside Elementary are recognized in each class for their efforts. Teachers select students who show academic achievement, positive attitude, and willingness to go above and beyond expectations. The students of the month for January are Noni Mike, Beau Mattinson from Mrs. Bird's class, Spencer Marshall and Julie Haws from Mrs. McKee's class, Payton Beerli and Cami Terry from Mrs. Bair's class.
Mrs. Miller, the new art teacher at Westside this year, does an AMAZING job in teaching both art technique and appreciation. She is pictured above teaching an art concept with alphabet letters based on the artwork of Paul Kree.
The scientific method of investigation is a unit of study the sixth-grade students have been learning recently. Students have conducted many experiments to learn how many drops of water will fit on the head of a penny, how many chews it takes to finish a Tootsie Roll, and many others to reinforce the process. Sixth-grade students will use this knowledge to apply it to their own science fair project due on February 8th.
Recently, students in Mrs. McKee's sixth-grade class explored the science of sound with various experiments.
Students in the third grade recently learned about Native Americans from Mrs. Larsen, a parent from Mrs. Manning and Mrs. Arroyo's class. They finished up a unit on Native Americans learning about different traditions of the Crow Indians From Mrs. Larsen.
Mr. Top, a parent in Mrs. Couch's class who just came back from a deployment with the Navy, came to visit with her class. He talked about his different experiences while he was gone and showed videos and pictures of the ship they were on.
Choir students from Springville Junior High School performed at Westside on December 18th. The performance involved several Christmas musical numbers. During one of the songs, the teacher had all of the students stand up and take part in a Christmas chant in rounds. The performance was made all the more special as Mrs. Bird's son performed a solo.