January 2021

Exemplary Wildcat Recognition

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 08:20

This week we celebrated 100 Westside students who earned "Champion Notes." These students are recognized for being exemplary students in all different areas. We appreciate their hard work and being positive examples to others in our school. Wildcats ROAR!

Westside Kindness Squad

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 08:53

Introducing Westside's Kindness Squad! Representatives from Ms. Price's class: Adrian Solis and Preston Kuhnz, representatives from Mrs. Herrmann's class: Ally Mammen and Owen Fagnant, representatives from Sra. Vargas's class: Aulia Leauane and Alex Mateaki, and representatives from Mrs. Litchfield's class: Brightyn Langhof and Lexi Lee. The Kindness Squad's main focus is to spread kindness and joy to our school and to help stop bullying. Remember, kindness is the mark we leave on the world.

Jane Price

Spirit Day Class Winner!

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:08

The 1st grade Spanish DLI Green class had the most school spirit last Friday and earned a visit from Whiskers the Wildcat this week.

This Friday (January 29), to show our school spirit, we are dressing up like we are 100 years old. The class who has the most students dressed up will win a visit from Whiskers the Wildcat next week. 

Shannon Arroyo

Student Council Kindness

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:29

Last week, one of our younger students had glasses on in the playground. Somehow one of the lenses fell out into the woodchips. Some of our  student council members were outside at the time, and decided to help look for the lens. If you know how many woodchips are on the playground, you know that it was a major undertaking to go through them to find the lens.  These amazing kids found the missing lens and returned it to the student.  What great examples of kindness and perseverance these students exemplified. Thank you for being positive role models for all of us.

Lori Nielsen

Symbolic Funeral for English

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 08:04

Sra Diaz's First Grade Dual Language classes celebrated a symbolic funeral for English in her class.   After putting their promises that they would not use English, into the casket, Sra. Diaz gave them a "promise necklace."

Alexandra Diaz

Ice Cream Sandwich STEM

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:43

6th graders used their knowledge of insulators to attempt to insulate ice cream sandwiches in pencil boxes. These stayed outside of the freezer for 3 hours in the insulated boxes. Sadly, none of the groups reached success as each were mushy after 3 hours, but it was a great STEM learning experience.

Susan Crook

Sixth Grade Science

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:51

6th graders have discovered that cold water is more dense than warm water proven by this experiment showing that cold water sinks and warm water rises to the top.

Susan Crook