Craig Harvey, a representative from Horrace Mann Insurance Agency recently came to Westside Elementary School to award the 2010-2011 Crystal Apple Award to Karen Thomas, a fourth-grade teacher. Karen has taught both fourth and fifth grades over the course of the last nine years, almost half of which she taught in Alpine School District. Karen was nominated by her peers for this award because of her dedication to the profession and her ability to inspire students. Not only is she and excellent teacher, but she is a positive person who is always willing to help any teacher.
Before the Christmas break, sixth-grade orchestra students at Westside Elementary held their Christmas performance. From left: Alexis Brown, Orion Sadler, Lewis Fox, Nicole Wheeler, Mikinna McHoes, Emily Baugh, Annie Eppley, Jeremy Sumsion, Nick Luscher, Elizabeth Setzer, Roger Sauvageau and instructor Lindsay Priday
Last week, students at Westside Elementary enjoyed participating in an experiment with electricity. Clark Planetarium came to the school to teach students about electricity, matter, and the solar system. It was indeed a 'hair raising' experience!
On Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving, students at Westside Elementary participated in the Turkey Fun Run. Student council members were on hand to give out tickets for laps completed. At the end of the day, drawings for prizes were awarded. The Turkey Run is an annual event designed to keep students active before the big Thanksgiving meal.
Welcome back to Westside for another great school year, and welcome to all of our new students and parents!!
Come meet your teacher at the Open House on Monday, August 23rd from 1-3pm. School starts on Tuesday, August 24th at 9:00am.
Westside's 6th grade is all fired up about music! In an Orchestra Recruiting Assembly, the students learned all about the different string instruments they could learn how to play in Orchestra classes in Junior High. To give them a head start, they can start Orchestra in 6th grade!
Twice a week before school the students will meet with Orchestra teacher, Whitney Davies. They will share their new musical talent throughout the year performing concerts for the student and parents.