November 2017

Native American Dance Assembly

Submitted by lindsey.smith on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:01

On Friday, Westside students and teachers had the opportunity to watch a wonderful assembly put on by a family from our school. The Groves family taught about Native American traditions, culture, and dress and did an incredible job of sharing their talents through music and dance.

Third Grade Program

Submitted by lindsey.smith on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:53

On Thursday our third graders put on a fantastic program about countries and cultures around the world. They shared information and sang songs to teach about language, dress, food, and other ways that cultures show their individuality.

Veteran's Day Assembly

Submitted by lindsey.smith on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:20

On Friday Westside honored our nation's veterans in an assembly. The student council spoke about each branch of the military and asked members of those branches present to stand and be appreciated. Mrs. Krabbe's husband, Staff Sargent Moxey of the National Guard, then spoke to the students about the importance of respecting those who serve. The assembly ended as the student body sang "God Bless the USA."

Honoring Veterans

Submitted by lindsey.smith on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:48
In honor of Veteran's Day, the students in Mrs. Boyer's class wrote thank you letters to a local hero, the father of one of our students.  S.Sgt. Gehret  is currently serving our country across seas as part of the Army National Guard.  We are grateful for his service as well as the service of all the other brave men and women serving our country!

Discovering Science Through STEM Activities

Submitted by lindsey.smith on Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:32

This week sixth graders learned about the relationship between the transfer of heat through convection and the density of different temperatures of water. Students poured (red) hot water and (blue) cold water in two sides of a density box. When the partition between the two of them was removed, the denser cold water moved to the bottom, while the less-dense hot water moved to the top.