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


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


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


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!