Happy 100th day of school from all of the Westside students, faculty, and staff!
Congratulations to Kyler in Ms. Alderks fourth grade class, who won a poster contest from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality! Winners of the contest, along with their parents and teachers, were invited to meet the Lieutenant Governor, Spencer Cox. They had a great time meeting him at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City.
Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. See the event flyer for more information.
This week the sixth grade classes at Westside were visited by the Living Planet Aquarium. They learned about ecosystems as they played a game simulating the life of a turtle and discussed the effect of animals on their habitats. The kids also saw and had the chance to pet a three-banded armadillo, an African pygmy hedgehog, a Bredli carpet python, and a giant cave cockroach.
To kick off learning about the Middle Ages, several sixth grade classes were visited recently by a Viking knight, Sir Bailey. The sixth graders learned all about what it meant to be a knight during the Viking times, what they wore, weapons that they used, and what their lives were like. It was so interesting to have a visitor from the past to bring history alive!
In late December Westside received a special treat with a visit from Santa! He came to say hello to each class, passed out candy canes, and reminded the children to do their best. Westside is always grateful for such wonderful visitors!
Just before the Christmas break, sixth grade orchestra students displayed their talents in an assembly. The sixth graders, some of who had never played their instrument before this year, played Christmas music as the school listened. Several students also showed their instrument and played a solo to demonstrate the sound.
In December fourth grade students used their division skills to figure out how to successfully create several fleece blankets to donate to Primary Children's Hospital. Great work fourth graders, those blankets will be very much appreciated!