Each year the faculty of Westside Elementary chooses one classified employee (an employee who is not a teacher) as Employee of the Year, sponsored by Horace Mann. This year Mr. Poulson, our school custodian was chosen. Mr. Poulson is a wonderful custodian! He is caring and kind, and does all that he can to help both teachers and students. Whether it be moving furniture, getting balls down from the roof, or tirelessly cleaning the lunchroom each day, Mr. Poulson is always there, with a smile on his face. We are so grateful to have Mr. Poulson working at Westside!
This year marks the second year of Mr. Lovell’s “Pennies For Peace” reading marathon. During the reading marathon students had family members, friends, and neighbors pledge to donate a certain amount of pennies for each minute that they read during a one week period. Students then did their part by reading for multiple hours each day.
Mr. Fox, one of our amazing fifth grade teachers, has taught at Westside for 30 years. Sadly, this will be his last year, as he is retiring. Last week we had a retirement party to celebrate with friends, family, co-workers, students, and former students. Thank you Mr. Fox, for all of your years of wonderful service!