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goodbye

Westside Staff wishes our students well for the summer!

goodbye

We will miss you!

hubbell

Mrs. Hubbell's 4th graders working hard on the last week of school!

care packages

6th Grade Photojournalism students raised money to send care packages to child cancer patients!

board games

Mrs. McGowan's class designs board games for their classmates to play! 

car

6th grade STEM students build a battery-powered car!

cancer

Westside's Cancer Run/Walk

Cancer

Westside's Cancer Run/Walk

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Westside's Cancer Run/Walk

cancer

Westside's Cancer Run/Walk

cancer

Westside's Cancer Run/Walk

cancer

Westside's Cancer Run/Walk

cancer

Westside's Cancer Run/Walk

cancer

Westside's Cancer Run/Walk

lavender

Westside wears lavender to show our support for those battling cancer!

lavender

Westside wears lavender to show our support for those battling cancer!

white

Westside wears white for lung cancer!

white

Westside wears white for lung cancer!

white

Westside wears white for lung cancer!

white

Westside wears white for lung cancer awareness!

gray

Westside goes gray for brain cancer awareness!

gray

Westside goes gray for brain cancer awareness!

gray

Westside goes gray for brain cancer awareness!

band

Band Class with Mr. Syrell

pink

Westside goes pink for breast cancer awareness!

pink

Westside goes pink for breast cancer awareness!

pink

Westside goes pink for breast cancer awareness!

Newcomb

Mrs. Newcomb's class

recess
purple

Westside purples up for Military Kids!

Circumference Day!

Circumference Day!

Circumference Day!

Circumference Day!

Circumference Day!

Circumference Day!

Circumference Day!

Circumference Day!

circumference

Circumference Day!

wear red

We wear red for Autism Acceptance!

wear red

We wear red for Autism Acceptance!

ART

Artwork done by 5th grader Lucy featuring quadruple cuts and quintuple cuts! 

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6th ladies
racism
art

Artwork by 4th grader Khalib L. 

The art assignment was inspired by Pop & Graffiti artist, Keith Haring.


art

Haring was known for his simple figures, his bold outlines, use of line for movement & emotion, and for art that was playful.

Potter

We love Mrs. Potter! She wears so many hats!

hubbell

Mrs. Hubbell rocks 4th Grade Reading and Writing!

green

Making green slime in celebration of Resiliency Day!

green

Making green slime in celebration of Resiliency Day!

britt

Coach Britt celebrates Resiliency Day!

Blasiole

Mrs. Blasiole's students learn how to count by rolling the dice. They would roll twice and count up the numbers they landed on!

lunch
fun
twins
things
twins
twins
things
twins
twins
twins
wacky

It's Wacky Wednesday!

wacky

It's Wacky Wednesday!

wacky

It's Wacky Wednesday!

wacky

It's Wacky Wednesday!

wacky

It's Wacky Wednesday!

wacky

It's Wacky Wednesday!

wacky

It's Wacky Wednesday!

wacky

It's Wacky Wednesday!

hats

We wear our hats in honor of Dr. Seuss on his birthday!

hats

We wear our hats in honor of Dr. Seuss on his birthday!

hats

We wear our hats in honor of Dr. Seuss on his birthday!

hats

We wear our hats in honor of Dr. Seuss on his birthday!

hats

We wear our hats in honor of Dr. Seuss on his birthday!

hats

We wear our hats in honor of Dr. Seuss on his birthday!

coding

Coding Class

McGowan

Mrs. McGowan's students take notes on cause and effect.

places

Oh the Places You'll Go!

Oh the Places

Oh the Places You'll Go!

Christiansen

Oh the Places You'll Go!

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student
Shelton's class
math

Mrs. Kelly's students practice rounding to the nearest tenth on a number line.

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work
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Mrs. Adcock's students getting ready to read!
St. George

We are so thankful for Mrs. St. George, who helps keep us safe and happy!

Proportions
Proportions
Proportions
proportions
counselor

Happy National Counseling Week! Thank you, Mrs. Carter!

counselor

We love our school counselors! Thank you, Ms. Hawkins!

holiday

Holiday Spirit!

holiday

Holiday Spirit!

charactes

Virtual Book Characters!

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characters
characters
characters
characters
characters
characters
skittles
skittles

Learning Integers with Skittles

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toy

2020 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Newcomb!

pe

Enjoying the beautiful weather while getting active in PE class!

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Enjoying the beautiful weather while getting active in PE class!

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Enjoying the beautiful weather while getting active in PE class!

Bullying Prevention Month Challenge

Bullying Prevention Month Challenge

bullying prevention

Bullying Prevention Month Challenge

veterans virtual

Click here for our Veterans Day tribute from our Virtual Students!

veterans

Veterans Day 2020

veterans

Veterans Day

veterans

Veterans Day - One Nation Indivisible

halloween
halloween
halloween
halloween
teachers
math
math
math
6th grade

6th Grade Returns!

6th grade
6th grade
unity day

Unity Day - Ms. Rosnik and her nephew, Tristan, wearing orange against bullying!

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Katherine
Connect 5

Update your Connect 5 information to ensure you are receiving important information. 

counselor
Seuss

Westside Staff rock Read Across America Week!

Wacky

Wacky Wednesday at Westside!

Wacky

Wacky Wednesday at Westside!

Wacky

Wacky Wednesday at Westside!

goodwyn

Mrs. Goodwyn's Class - Uniquely Us!

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volunteers

Fabulous Fourth Grade Library Volunteers!

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hat

Happy Read Across America Week!

laila

Laila McNair as Madam CJ Walker

logan

Logan Young as Jesse Owens

brinkley

Brinkley Scianalepore as Katherine Johnson

marcus

Benjamin Davis, Jr. as portrayed by Marcus Smith in Mrs. Rowe's Museum of African American History Makers

janet

Janet Jackson as portrayed by Canyon Gaulden in Mrs. Rowe's Museum of African American History Makers

gym
gym
reader
6th
reader

Westside loves reading!

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reader

Westside Eagles love reading!

reader

Westside Eagles love reading!

4th
4th grade
4th Math
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Bailey

Mr. Bailey's hard-working 5th graders!

Spirit
music

6th Grade Music with Mrs. Amit

Aydin
Christiansen

Mr. Christiansen goes red for Heart Health Awareness!

students red

Fifth Graders wear red for Heart Health Awareness!

books

Even our books go red for Heart Health Awareness!

notes

Sixth grade students write encouraging notes to help combat bullying!

talent

Jashire Shears, Jamyra Ridley, and Za'Hara Seaborne have talent!

Georgia

Georgia Rountree's Got Talent!

Leila

Leila Cameron's Got Talent!

Daniel

Daniel Province's Got Talent!

Campbell

Campbell Lowery's Got Talent!

awards

6th Grade House Honorees

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6th Grade House Celebration

st. george

Mrs. St. George rocks her Sabiduria House Spirit!

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Sabiduria House Awards

Ognisko

Ognisko Spirit!

Sabiduria

Ms. Fortner has Sabiduria Spirit!

Britt

Coach Britt has Vahvuus Spirit!

Sabiduria
Ognisko

Ognisko Spirit!

interview

Mrs. Satorre-Harris's class interviews a local resident for their Legacy Project.

math 6

Our sixth grade math ladies rocking their math shirts!

6th band
Christiansen
games

Game Time in Ms. McGowan's room

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Building relationships

coding

6th Grade Coding Class

mancala

A fierce game of Mancala with Ms. Kardos

SEARCH

SEARCH class

STEM

Future Engineers in STEM Class!

meditation

Meditation in Ms. Goodwyn's 4th Grade Class

veterans

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Fontana speaks to our students, staff, and guests for Veterans Day

veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

Vahvuus

Team Vahvuus in the House!

vahvuus

Celebrating our first House Champions . . . Vahvuus!

Lleva reads

5th Grade Readers from Ms. Lleva's Class

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6th Grade Readers from Mrs. Jones's class

McGowan

The Mystery of the Missing Bubble Yum in Ms. McGowan's Reading Class

drawing conclusions

Ms McGowan's 5th graders learning to draw conclusions based on clues they found in “What am I” riddles

drawing conclusions

Ms McGowan's 5th graders learning to draw conclusions based on clues they found in “What am I” riddles

primary colors

A color scheme found in art class: look at these dashing 5th graders in primary colors! Simply smashing ;)

self portrait

Self-Portrait in Art Class

house cup

6th Grade House Cup

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6th Grade House Cup

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6th Grade House Cup

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6th Grade House Cup

readers

Ms. K. Smith's 4th grade readers

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You can read anywhere!

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

6th Grade House Sorting and Slide Certification

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

iPad tower

Mr. MacLaren’s class competes to build the tallest tower that will support an iPad 

iPad tower

Mr. MacLaren’s class competes to build the tallest tower that will support an iPad 

#WestsideBestside

School News

Encore Selection for 2021-2022 School Year (click here)

Hello Westside Families! This is your principal next school year, Mr. Johnson. My administrative team and I are excited for a great school year ahead of us.

In order to ensure students are connected to their passions, below are 3 documents regarding information on their exploratory next school year (we refer to them as Encores).

4th Grade Families: no action needed; the information is for you and your student on what courses they will take next year.

5th Grade Families: please discuss which option you would like your student to take next school year. At school on Thursday, June 10th, students will select their choice via a Google Form (if your student is absent on June 10th, they will select an option upon their return).

6th Grade Families: please discuss which option you would like your student to take next school year. At school on Thursday, June 10th, students will select their choice via a Google Form (if your student is absent on June 10th, they will select an option upon their return).

I have also included below imperative information Encore selections:

REGISTRATION AGREEMENT: Student schedules will be crafted with great care and consideration. Changes to student schedules creates an impact on many other courses. Therefore, changes will be made on a limited basis after being approved by the principal. It is imperative that this registration form is considered and submitted carefully by a student and parent/guardian. Encore classes are subject to change at the discretion of the administrators.

SCHEDULE CHANGE AGREEMENT: Unacceptable reasons for schedule changes: 1) Student wants a different teacher; 2) Student wants to be with friends; 3) Student wants to change a class because he/she doesn't want to do the classwork; 4) Student does not want to be classmates with the students in a particular class.


Don't wait on discussing which option your student is interested in taking next year. If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the following administrators:

Matthew Johnson, principal (mjohnson@iwcs.k12.va.us)
Toni Brown, assistant principal (tbrown@iwcs.k12.va.us)
Deborah Oakes, assistant principal (doakes@iwcs.k12.va.us)

Leave a Legacy,

Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School (2021-2022)

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