Spotlight Stories

  • Class 4L American Revolution Project

    As part of the American Revolution unit, and a collaborative effort between Ms. Levesque and Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Fraiberg, students in Class 4L worked in pairs to research people of the American Revolution, and they made interactive eBooks. The unit began with a highly motivating problem . . .

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  • WS 4th Grade Ellis Island Reenactment

    The annual Ellis Island Reenactment Day was held at West Side as parents and students arrived for their voyage to America. Dressed in unique clothing, with suitcases in hand, they followed the footsteps of immigrants as West Side was transformed into a port of departure, a steam ship, and the Ellis Island processing center. It was an unforgettable experience for all. Thank you to everyone involved for making this day such a success!

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  • WS Vinyl Album Craze Art Project

    West Side 6th graders learned about the vinyl album craze! They manipulated their own photographs in Adobe Photoshop and mod-podged their images to a real vinyl record! They painted their records with unique designs and voila! They are superstars! Thank you to art teacher, Ms. McLaughlin.

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  • WS Sixth Graders Teach Promethean

    As part of the H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Reach Out) project at West Side, a group of helpers called “Techsperts” united together for hands-on technology support when needed in classrooms. This team of sixth graders Muhammad Hajee, Milan Lustig, Raymond McNulty, Peter Munyak and . . .

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  • WS Do Si Do

    West Side sixth graders showed off their skills as they trained and honed their steps becoming expert square dancers with just a few practice sessions. Promenade and Half Sashays had the kids swinging their partners round and round. Their competition at George Weir Barn was amazing, showcasing colorful costumes, smiles, and wonderful team . . .

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  • WS Student Council Smile Train Fundraiser

    Smile Train President, Susannah Schaefer, was a special guest at a morning assembly in April. Student Council held a fundraiser asking everyone to donate coins to benefit Smile Train, nonprofit organization and charity providing free . . .

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