Westside Elementary
Our Attendance Contest is ON....and 3rd grade is currently in the lead with five classes getting perfect attendance since the contest started Wednesday. The contest runs through Feb. 13th!!
3 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Searcy School District is celebrating 100 DAYS of school today!! Checkout Facebook later for our album! Facebook.com/westsideelem
3 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
REMINDER: Searcy Public Schools will be closed Monday, in observance of MLK, Jr. Day. Have a great extended weekend!
4 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
It was BEAUTIFUL day for outside recess. Kindergarten students got an extra treat by having Mr. Hunt push them on the merry-go-round!!
11 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
As part of our Great Kindness Challenge, Westside's PAWS group (Positive Actions With Students), along with Searcy High School's FTA (Future Teachers of America), made Thank You cards for the Searcy Police Dept. & the Arkansas State Police. #GreatKindnessChallenge #KidsForPeace
11 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
REMINDER: Westside Elementary Yearbooks are on sale now for $25 (additional options available). Our yearbooks are available to order ONLINE ONLY this year. You will receive email confirmation as a receipt. To order, please go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our school code: 13310519 . For more information, please see: http://www.searcyschools.org/article/68761?org=westside-elementary
12 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Spring Book Fair is coming! This time with a Dinosaur Theme. Let's Stomp, Chomp, and Read!! Online sales start January 27th and ship free to the school and can be delivered to your student. Be on the lookout for the flyer later in January.
13 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Westside students are invited to join Ms. Fischer and Ms. Martin in the library on Wednesdays and Fridays for yoga!
13 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Kindergarten Students will have their cap and gown photos taken at the end of this month!
14 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
If you would like to attend your child's Valentine's Party, please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/XXS14ANez9IPfPzn1. For more information on our Hall Pass system, please see: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news--238/articles/how-to-rsvp-for-a-westside-event
20 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Westside Faculty & Staff want to say Happy Holidays to our students and their families!! See you next year!
28 days ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at Westside!! The students had fun at their parties this morning. Check out our Facebook page later today for more pics!!
about 1 month ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Westside had a wonderful pajama day with many classrooms watching Polar Express and getting jingle bells from the North Pole!! Checkout Facebook for more pics!
about 1 month ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Mrs. Anderson's class had a special presentation this week from Mr. Green, a fireman, who came to talk about his job and the equipment he uses.
about 1 month ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities for kids. Educators believe every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. The Hour of Code takes place this year during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9) but we are scheduling our grade levels on different dates. First Grade participated in their Hour of Code on Wednesday, Dec. 5th by learning about coding as they participated in unplugged activities and coding on Code.org. An album of pics will be shared on Facebook!!
about 1 month ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities for kids. Educators believe every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. The Hour of Code takes place this year during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9) but we are scheduling our grade levels on different dates. Third Grade participated in their Hour of Code on Friday, Nov. 30th. An album of pics will be shared on Facebook!!
about 1 month ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Our First Grade students had a marvelous time reading to family and guests at their Campfire Stories last week. Thank you to all who came! Check out our Facebook page for more pics!!
about 1 month ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Westside Faculty and Staff would like to wish our students and their families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy your break and look forward to seeing you next Monday!
2 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Ms. Martin's Class had a harvest feast for Thanksgiving in class yesterday complete with guests!! See Facebook for more pics!
2 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Our third graders had a wonderful time on their field trip to Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park. Check out Facebook for more pics!
2 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Second grade held their 'Spy in the House' themed STEM Day yesterday! STEM Days are meant to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These kids had a great time learning hands-on today. We cannot say how much we appreciate the parents, our volunteers, and Harding University for helping our school pull this off! Please check out Facebook for more pics!
2 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Our first graders had a wonderful time at Pioneer Village last Friday. Check out Facebook for more pics!
2 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Westside's Canned Food Drive wrapped up today. We ended up collecting 2,900 cans!! Congratulations to the Pride of Turney, Ashenberger, Shirley, Mabry who won the contest with 1,172 cans collected (13 cans per person in their Pride!). Thank you to all who graciously donated.
2 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
We want to thank all of our Veterans and Military Service Members who came this morning to participate in our Muffins for Military Veteran's Day Celebration. Our students were filled with pride to honor and celebrate our guests. Please see our Facebook page for our entire album! www.facebook.com/westsideelem
2 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Harding professor, Dr. Henderson, (aka Fisher Myers' granddad) came to visit Westside first graders Thursday and taught them about sounds and vibrations. See Facebook for more pics!
2 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Yesterday was our first ever Pride gathering. Some Prides read to each other, some watched a movie, and some played games while others did art or music. Fun was had by ALL!! Checkout Facebook for more pics!!
3 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Happy Halloween!! Our PTO has been selling pumpkin cutouts every Tuesday and Thursday this month!! They were able to raise almost $750 !!! PTO kept a running tally and THE PRIDE with the most cutouts at the end of October wins an extra recess or PJ day!!! Today is the day! The winning PRIDE was....drum roll....PRIDE#3 (Garner, Williams, Buterbaugh, and Cortes). Congratulations cubs!! Thank you to all who participated!!
3 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Lena Grady from Ms. Marino's 2nd grade class was the Prize Drawing Winner from Thursday's Family Night at the Book Fair! She won fairy wings, unicorn horn, and a tub full of great prizes as well as a book fair book! Congrats Lena and thank you to all who came out to help benefit the school's library!
3 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
A shout out to all the parents who made their child's education a priority and took the time this week to speak to your child's teacher. We can't do it without your partnership! With busy lives, we appreciate you making time for us!
3 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Westside faculty and staff would like to thank our PTO for feeding us last night. The soups and cupcakes were the bomb!! You guys really DO make a difference and we so appreciate all that you do for us!
3 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Kindergarten's Box Car Derby was a smashing success on Friday! Check out Facebook for more pics!!
3 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
First graders did some coding today using Robot Mice. They programmed them giving them commands to go forward, back, turn right and turn left which allowed the mice to travel to different places in the community of Searcy.
3 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Third grade held their Jurassic World themed STEM Day today! STEM Days are meant to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These kids had a great time learning hands-on today. We cannot say how much we appreciate the parents, our volunteers, and Harding University for helping our school pull this off! Check out Facebook for our album!
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Today is National Custodial Worker's Day. It is a day set aside to show appreciation to the men and women who keep our schools and workplaces across the nation running smoothly. Custodial workers operate behind the scenes and are often under-appreciated for the hard work they do day after day. So the faculty and students took the time to make cards and present gifts as a way to say THANK YOU to Ms. Joyce, Ms. Karen, and Ms. Ana for all they do for us each and every day!!
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Second graders have been learning about landforms and created their own this past week! See Facebook for more pics!!
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Our Kindergartners are thoroughly enjoying their Attendance Winner Party this afternoon (and Mr. Hunt may be having a little fun as well!!). Check out Facebook for more pics!!
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
REMINDER: A law prohibiting use of cell phones in school zones and highway work zones took effect Oct. 1, 2011. State law prohibits all motorists from using a mobile phone while in a school zone or passing a school building when children are present. For more information please visit http://handsfreeinfo.com/arkansas-cell-phone-laws-legislation/
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Parents: Our school day begins at 8:05. At this time, all doors to the building are locked and faculty and staff are inside and no longer attending driveway duties. If you arrive with your child after 8:05 and no staff is present, you MUST bring your child to the doors, be buzzed in, and sign them in at the office. Children should not be dropped off outside the locked building and left unattended. We appreciate your help in this matter. Also, a reminder, any child arriving after 8:30 is marked as half-day absence.
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Friendly Reminder: Books and water bottles in backpacks don't mix. Normal wear and tear of books in a K-3 library is to be expected. When water gets on a library book, even if you do your best to "dry it out", mold will still grow and covers and pages will still warp. Most books are $15+ these days and I hate charging parents for damaged book fines, but as a trusted steward of the library funds I sometimes have to so I replace books that were otherwise in great shape. This book just got a little water on it in a backpack, but you can see the damage and mold has taken over. These books HAVE to be thrown away for the health safety of students. Thanks for your understanding and help! ~ Ms. Kim
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Thank you so much to WESTSIDE PTO for the wonderful sliders, chips 'n dip, drinks, and yummy desserts Friday! It was a great way to finish a long week and we appreciate all that you do for us. You truly are THE BEST!!
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
It’s International Dot Day! Watch Facebook for our album of our kiddos who are MAKING THEIR MARK ON THE WORLD!!
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Dads Of Great Students........... It is time to start considering participating in the Watch D.O.G.S. program here at Westside!! If you have completed a background check with the school and completed the necessary paperwork, you are ready to help! Students love having Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, and other positive male role models here at school. If this is an area you would like to help us in, please contact Lincoln Dias or Jackie Starks. diasl@searcyschools.org starksj@searcyschools.org
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Thank you SO much to all the grandparents who came last week to celebrate Grandparent's Day with our kindergartners! Check out Facebook for more pics!!
4 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
We have updated our Home Access Center website address. The HAC is where parents can see their students absences and grades online. You will be given log on information via your child's teacher in the near future, but you can bookmark our new site now! https://hac40.esp.k12.ar.us/HomeAccess40/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fHomeAccess40
5 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
We had a great turnout this morning for our WatchDog Dad and Volunteer training! Westside P.T.O. elected the following new officers this morning as well: Amy Gustke (Co-President), Jamie Tate (Co-President), Robbie Hare (Treasurer), Jacob Weeks (Asst. Treasurer), and Jennifer Shank (Secretary). We look forward to working with these great parents to have a successful school year. Stay tuned for many more opportunities to become involved. Our first PTO meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 8:30AM . All parents are invited to attend!!
5 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
PARENTS: Please put your child's name inside their backpacks, lunchboxes, jackets, etc. We have a lost and found and it fills up rather quickly, but we can get the item back to the owner if we know who it belongs to! Thank you!!
5 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
Our car line is designed for six cars to pull up, unload, and pull away. If your child is having separation issues, please park, calm them, walk them up, and a duty teacher can escort them to the gym or cafeteria. If your child cannot exit the car independently, this may also be your best option. Thank you for helping things move smoothly.
5 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
To see what books Westside has in its library available for you and your student to check out, go to: https://spsdlibrary.follettdestiny.com and choose our school. Browse by title, author, or subject!! #RISEArkansas
6 months ago, Westside Elementary
Westside Elementary
If you have questions or feel you are missing important information, please like our Facebook page and check out the "News" section of our website. You will find lots of answers to FAQs there!!
6 months ago, Westside Elementary