The anticipation for the opening of the new fitness center has been exciting to say the least! Doors opened for the official ribbon cutting the evening of January 31 to showcase the completion of the state-of-the-art Fitness Center at the Jr./Sr. High School. The jaw-dropping reactions at the wonder and creation of this new space was beyond imagination.
In West Side 5th grade science classes, students are currently studying "Matter." The Long Island Science Center visited West Side School, and students explored states of matter through their “Chemistry Concoctions” Program. During this program, students identified the physical states of matter - solids, liquids and gases. They also differentiated between physical and chemical changes.
On January 30, West Side second graders voted in a mock Caldecott Award. The American Library Association awards the Caldecott for the best picture book of the year. School Media Specialist, Erica Fraiberg, asked her students to study past winners. They learned that the pictures help tell the story. Next, students listened to many books that were eligible to win and voted for their favorite.
K-8 students will have the chance to learn from our high school students for an evening of hands on STEAM learning from their peers! Individual stations will be set up for event inquiry and design concepts to challenge knowledge and skills in the area of STEAM in science, technology, engineering, art and math!!! Be prepared to participate in this incredible evening of fun and problem-solving determination and grit!
Fourth graders in Ms. Glass’ Science class have been exploring energy and fuels that are derived from natural resources and how their uses affect the environment, as well as alternative energy sources and their pros and cons. In this electrical energy lesson, students learned about closed and open circuits and built a simple flashlight using a LED bulb, button battery, index card and aluminum foil.
Students in Ms. Duddy’s third grade class have fun exploring Sprites with “Click & Move” under the guidance of technology teacher, Margaret Diehl. Students learn coding challenges and problem solving to create their own Hatch projects, write music, do simple animation and so much more!
9:40 AM SEPTO Meeting 9:45 AM
9:30 AM CAC Meeting 9:30 AM (HS)
8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting 8 PM
8:00 AM PRESIDENTS’ DAY (NO SCHOOL)