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Clark Planetarium at Westside

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:11am
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Upper grade Westside students were entreated to a visit from Clark Planetarium.  During this presentation, students learned about electricity, weather, and the solar system with several fun and entertaining experiments.

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BYU Literacy Visit

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:07am
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On Tuesday, October 21st, BYU education students came to Westside to teach grade-specific writing lessons.  Students in 3rd and 6th grades were divided into small groups and taught important writing concepts.

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Westside Carnival

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:40am
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On October 11th, the annual PTA sponsored the annual carnival and fun run took place at Westside.  Westside students and their families were able to participate in a fun run in the morning, and afterward with carnival games and treats.  Teachers and PTA volunteers, manned the various games and stations.  

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Mountain Man visits Westside

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:23am
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Recently, students in the fourth grade were treated with a visit from Mountain Man.

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The Rotary Club Visits Third Grade

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:57am

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Recently, the Rotary Club visited Westside third-graders.  During their visit, the students were each gifted with a dictionary.

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Discovery Space Center

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:48pm

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On Tuesday, October 14th, Westside sixth-grade students had the opportunity to go to the Discovery Space Center in Pleasant Grove Utah.  Here, students were challenged to work as a team to complete their mission on a simulator.  They were also required to make group presentations on child slavery, how it is wrong, and what the effects of it are in the world.  Part of the field trip involved the star lab, where students were able to learn where different stars and constellations can be located in the night sky.

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This is the Place Field Trip

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:43pm
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On October 9th, Westside fourth-grade students traveled to This is the Place Monument in Salt Lake City.

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Birthday Cards for Rhett

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:41pm
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Last week, the student council and many of the students at Westside wrote birthday cards for Rhett. Rhett is 8 years old and has Down syndrome. Over the past few years some of his Facebook friends and family have joined in in sending him Birthday cards.  This year, however, Rhett wanted 999 cards! 

Rhett has been through so much in his short life. He's had open heart surgery, a diagrammatic hernia repair, a tethered spinal cord repair, a palate reconstruction and a UPPP repair on his airway, as well as a g-tube and a Nissen. Currently his heart is having some more issues and his tricuspid valve needs to be replaced. 

According to the Facebook page, "Rhett LOVES cards. They are his favorite thing in the world. He will spend hours in the card aisle reading every single one if you would let him. Please help us make our little guy happy. It's something so small to us that would mean the world to him. Even if it's a home made card he would be more than thrilled."

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What's in a drop of pond water?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:41pm
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On Monday, Westside sixth grade students discovered that you can find all kinds of organisms in a drop of pond water.  Their experiment comes after a study of several different protist structures. 

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Parents and Pastries

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:22am

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On Tuesday, September 23rd, the PTA sponsored the annual Parents and Pastries event at Westside.  Parents were invited to join their students for a donut and chocolate milk breakfast.  This was also a wonderful opportunity for parents to read with their children.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Bugs Around the School

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:42pm
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For the first part of the school year, sixth grade students at Westside have been learning about how microorganisms are everywhere, and how they affect us both in negative and positive ways.  Students had the opportunity to swab areas around the school to see which areas are most germ-ridden.  They also simulated the reproduction of bacterial cells with beans.  This experiment helped students visualize what happens to one bacterial cell after a few hours.  

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Orchestra Introduction

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:38pm
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Creating the Magic at Westside.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:19pm

To begin the new school year, Principal Matis encouraged teachers to 'Be the Magic'.  Not only did Mrs. Matis dress up as famous Disney characters during teacher development (Mulan, Belle, the list goes on), but she also motivated the entire faculty to look for and create little "Wow!" moments that promote a positive learning environment. As a part of the teacher development, teachers will be reading a copy of the book Lessons from the Mouse which is a guide for applying Disney World's secrets of success an organization, a career, and life in general.  "It's not the magic that makes it work, it's the way we work that makes it magic."

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Upcoming All Student Registration July 31

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:40am

We are excited to see all of our Westside families on July 31st for our Kindergarten through Sixth Grade Registration.  All new and returning students are invited to attend!  See you soon!

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