March 2016

3rd - 6th Grade Spanish Program

Submitted by lindsey.smith on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:53

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!

Lindsey Smith

Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Franks

Submitted by lindsey.smith on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:48

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.

Lindsey Smith

Sign up NOW for SEPs on Wednesday, March 16th

Submitted by heather.balli on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 16:09


Westside Elementary is excited to invite you to sign up online for SEPs using SignUp Genius! Please go to for the links to sign up. You will need an access code to be admitted into our sign-ups. The access code for this SEP is spring. To sign up you will not be required to create a SignUp Genius account. However if you choose to do so, SignUp Genius will send you text/e-mail reminders about your upcoming appointments and will make signing up for next SEPs even easier.

Mrs. Franks' Class Play

Submitted by lindsey.smith on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 08:01

Mrs. Franks' Class put on a play last week called Persephone and the Four Seasons. The students did an outstanding job performing for parents and other classes. It was amazing to see the students work together to create a spectacular show. 

AnnaMarie Franks

Crystal Apple Winner

Submitted by lindsey.smith on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 07:58

Each year, the faculty of Westside votes on one teacher to receive the Crystal Apple Award. This year's winner was Ms. Thomas, our fantastic third grade teacher! Ms. Thomas is kind, knowledgeable, dedicated, and loves her students. We are so grateful to have her here at Westside!

Lindsey Smith