Students and faculty at Westside Elementary celebrated Halloween ion Monday. Part of the Halloween festivities involved a performance from the Westside choir and bell choir. Later in the afternoon, all teachers and students participated in a Halloween parade outside to showcase some of the amazing costumes.
Last week, membersof the ComedySportz company entertained students at Westside. ComedySportz is a hilarious audience interactive-comedy competition between two teams of comedians, who perform a series of scenes The assembly was part of Red Ribbon Week to remind students to stay away from drugs.
The fourth grade at Westside Elementary enjoyed a fabulous fall day hiking to Timp Caves!
Mrs. Matis, principal at Westside, dresses in her 60's attire during Red Ribbon Week. The theme of the day was, "Drugs are out of style." Each day of the week students are encouraged to dress up according to different anti-drug themes, and hope it reminds them to stay drug free.
Students in sixth grade recently learned how mold grows the best, and what it needs to survive. Each class inoculated cups with jello in them, with mold. They placed these cups in warm, cold, dark, and light places. After a few days the students made their observations.
On October 7th, sixth-grade students played a rousing game of indoor soccer against several of the teachers. Intramural sports are offered to 5th and 6th grade students during their lunch recess time. At the end of each intramural session, students have the opportunity to use the skills they have learned to play against their teachers.
Mari Kadish, preschool teacher at Westside Elementary, demonstrates how to use the listening center. Students listen to the story as they read along in their own copy of the book.
Westside technician Cara Boyer works daily with sixth-grade students. All technicians at Westside work with students one-on-one and in small groups to reinforce core curriculum concepts.
Recently, upper-grade students at Westside Elementary were privileged to hear from LaMarque Ward and other gues speakers. LaMarque Ward is a former professional basketball player and is the founder of the Cincinnati Dream Academy, a youth athletics organization that teaches basketball skills and character development to at-risk youth. He and his team talked about how we can pursue our dreams and goals and what it takes to accomplish them.
Sixth grade students at Westside Elementary recently visited the Christa McAuliffe Space Center in Pleasant Grove. Students participated in a flight simulation where they were presented with various challenges to overcome. After the flight simulation, the students learned about concepts related to the sixth grade science core curriculum including gravity and the solar system. Pictured is a teacher demonstrating the effects of gravity on the "fabric of space."