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!
It is time to sign up for our final SEP on Thursday, March 16th. SignUpGenius is again being used to schedule conferences for Kindergarten through sixth grade students.
To sign up for a 1st-6th grade SEP appointment:
To sign up for a kindergarten SEP appointment:
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.
This morning Westside had our school Spelling Bee. The third through sixth grades each sent a winner from their classes to participate in grade level competitions. Though the words were tricky, and standing up in front of the school to compete took some bravery, the students tried their best and did a great job. The third grade winner was Ben Boucher, in fourth grade the winner was Kaden Cook, in fifth grade the winner was Kate Christensen, and the sixth grade winner was Bria Hammer.
Today the fifth grade classes went on a field trip to the Capitol in Salt Lake City. They were able to watch sessions in the Senate and House of Representatives to learn more about the legislative process. Later in the afternoon they were able to meet with Senator Hinkins and Representative Thurston, who talked with them about their jobs and answered questions.