Today Westside was visited by Cole from NetSmartz for two assemblys (one for younger kids and one for older kids) to learn about using the internet safely. The kids watched some video clips and participated in discussion to learn about several different topics. A few of the things they talked about included being careful with social media, not giving out personal information, and cyber-bullying, as well as counteracting cyber-bullying through kindness.
This week the faculty at Westside voted on an outstanding employee for this school year, and that person was our wonderful sweeper, Dustin! He is kind to students and teachers, is cheerful, and makes people feel better for having been around him. Dustin is a hard worker who conscientiously fulfills his job with a smile. We are so grateful to have Dustin at Westside!
This summer Nebo School District will also be holding an art studio workshop, which is open to all students, Kindergarten - 12th grade. There are options for both one and two week sessions, with a cost of either $32 or $42 depending on the session that you choose. Registration starts on April 26th, and is open online at nebo.revtrak.net, then select "Nebo District Programs."
This summer Nebo School District will be holding a drama workshop for 3rd - 6th grade students. There will be two sessions, one from June 6 - 17, and one from June 20 - July 1. The cost is only $42 and the workshop runs from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday through Friday. Registration starts on April 26th, and is open online at nebo.revtrak.net, then select "Nebo District Programs."
On Tuesday our 6th graders displayed their mold projects that they have been working on this month. Students had to come up with a question, hypothesis, collect and analyze data, and write a conclusion. They got to share their projects with other students and their parents. We are so proud of all their hard work. Way to go future scientists!
Today the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classes that participate in the Dual Immersion program shared a performance with the rests of the school. Each grade sang a song in Spanish, and several grades danced as well. All of the performers did a fantastic job, and the audience had a great time watching the show!
This week our Staff Spotlight is our incredible 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Franks. Mrs. Franks comes from Omaha, Nebraska and is the second oldest with four brothers and two sisters. She also has one niece, who she loves to visit every chance that she gets. Some of her favorite things to do include folk dancing, especially clogging, country dancing, mountain biking, playing tennis, and basketball. One very cool thing that you might not know about Mrs. Franks is that she has danced in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade! She also likes to travel and would love to see more of the world.