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reading

Reading time in Mrs. Bradshaw's room!

Fun Run

Thank you to all who donated money and participated in our Fun Run to raise money for the Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter!

Fun Run

Thank you to all who donated money and participated in our Fun Run to raise money for the Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter!

STEM
STEM
test taking
Reid
great book

Winding down the day with a great book!

Bailey

Wrapping up the day in Mr. Bailey's 5th grade class!

STEM
5th Grade STEM
Author Expo
author
4th Grade Hulya Author
Autism

We celebrate Autism Acceptance at Westside!

Autism

We celebrate Autism Acceptance at Westside!

Niemi

Ms. Niemi's 5th Grade Class

Math
School Library Month

April is School Library Month!

STEM

4th Grade Fun in STEM

Freckle
Math
reading
Math

Mrs. Burnette's 4th grade class reviewing math facts for their upcoming test.

PE

6th Grade PE class

laps

Running laps

Aloha Day

It's Aloha Day! We are ready for Spring Break!

Decades

It's Decades Day at Westside!

phases of the moon

Ms. Grgurich's class living their best lives eating Oreos…and reviewing phases of the moon! 

library visitor
Mrs. Bradshaw's class hosted a visitor from Blackwater Regional Library!
Editing and Revising Task Cards in Ms. May's Class

Editing and Revising Task Cards in Ms. May's Class

Editing and Revising Task Cards in Ms. May's Class

Editing and Revising Task Cards in Ms. May's Class

Hirst

Mrs. Hirst's Language Arts Class

animal shelter

Sixth Grade Photojournalism students visited the Isle of Wight Animal Shelter. 

Sixth Grade Photojournalism students visited the Isle of Wight Animal Shelter. #WestsideBestside

Sixth Grade Photojournalism students visited the Isle of Wight Animal Shelter.

leprechauns

Mrs. Bradshaw's Little Leprechauns!

David
iTunes into Great Books

iTunes into Great Books

iTunes into a Great Book!

iTunes into a Great Book!

iTunes

iTunes into a Great Book!

Pawsitively Wild about Books!

Pawsitively Wild about Books!

Snuggle Up with a Good Book
Snuggle Up with a Good Book
Team Up with a Great Book

Team Up with a Great Book

Team Up
Team Up with a Great Book
Read Across America
Hats Off to a Great Book for Read Across America Week
Hats Off to a Great Book

Hats Off to a Great Book

Hats Off to a Great Book

Hats Off to a Great Book

Carey

Mrs. Carey's 5th grade math students

BETA

Jr. Beta at Beale Park for a Workday

work
Blasiole
Mrs. Blasiole's class 
Race
reading

Reading rocks!

May
McGowan

Mrs. McGowan's 5th grade language arts class

Butler

Ms. Butler's 5th grade language arts class

Bailey
Mr. Bailey's 5th grade science class
Twosday

It's Twosday!

Gay
Burnette
Mrs. Burnette's 4th grade math class
red
Westside goes red for heart health!
red

Westside goes red for heart health!

Hawkins

We love our school counselors!

Carter

We love our school counselors!

STEM

2021-22 STEM 6th Grade Electric Car Race

stations

Text Features Stations in the Library

5th grade
project
stations
Text Features Stations in the Library
animal abuse

6th Grade Photojournalism Impact Project on Animal Abuse

SOAR Awards

SOAR Awards

Niemi

Ms. Niemi's 5th Grade Language Arts class

Cruz-Vargas

Ms. Cruz-Vargas works with her students.

comic strip

Mrs. Hall's class working on a comic strip about the Boston Massacre.

holidays

Westside Staff show their holiday spirit! 

Ms. May's Class
It's Festive Friday!

It's Festive Friday!

It's Festive Friday!

It's Festive Friday!

Festive Friday
group work

Group work in Mrs. Newcomb's Science Class

family christmas

Westside "Family" Photos

family christmas
family christmas

Westside "Family" Photos

BETA

Junior BETA Induction Ceremony

BETA

Junior BETA Inductees

BETA

Junior BETA Inductee

Gambill
Teacher of the Year

Westside's Teacher of the Year, Mrs. McGowan!

teacher of the year

Westside's Teacher of the Year, Mrs. McGowan!

text features
Mrs. Butler's 5th grade students watch a video to get a better understanding of text features in language arts. 
energy

Mr. Bailey's Science class learns about different types of energy

Longest Math

Ms. Longest's 4th grade math class

Longest

Ms. Longest's 4th grade math students

Decimal Dinner

Designing a Decimal Dinner in Mrs. Ferguson's Math Class

sentences
learning
learning
Niemi

Ms. Niemi's class shares their Thanksgiving traditions using a craft!

Adcock

Ms. Adcock with her reading group

veterans

Westside honors our veterans.

veterans

Westside honors our veterans.

veterans
games

Ms. Jewett's 6th graders learn by playing online games!

Work
Search
Ms. Kardos's Search students
Search
Math with Ms. Kardos
hard at work
hard at work
SOAR Awards

SOAR Awards!

costumes

It's Costume Day!

costumes
It's Costume Day!
costumes
costumes
It's Costume Day!
costumes

It's Costume Day!

costumes

It's Costume Day!

Band

Mr. Syrell's 6th Grade Band Students

Band

Mr. Syrell's 6th Grade Band Students

sports team

It's Sports Team Day!

Niemi

Ms. Niemi's Class

decimals

Mrs. Pyrtle's students practice decimals and place value kinesthetically!

Word Problem Detectives!

Word Problem Detectives!

Word Problem Detectives!

Word Problem Detectives!

Word Problem Detectives!

Word Problem Detectives!

Unity Day

We wear orange to stand against bullying on Unity Day!

Hulya 5th grade
science

Hulya 5th graders continuing to live their best lifeParty popperScience experiment Friday Party popper Mixtures and Solutions

science

Hulya 5th graders continuing to live their best lifeParty popperScience experiment Friday Party popper Mixtures and Solutions

science

Hulya 5th graders continuing to live their best lifeParty popperScience experiment Friday Party popper Mixtures and Solutions

school board

Westside Bestside at the October School Board Meeing

SOAR
SOAR Award winner writes adds her name to the wall.
Media Arts
Pink Out

It's Pink Out Day!

Pink Out

Pink Out for Breast Cancer

Pink Out

Pink Out for Breast Cancer

Pink Out

Pink Out for Breast Cancer

apples

Science Fun with floating apples in Mrs. Blasiole's class

crunch

The Crunch Heard Around the Commonwealth

Blooket

Mrs. Newcomb's Class reviews with Blooket!

inferencing

Mrs. McGowan's students examine the crime scene in the principals’ office in an inferencing activity.

Pajama Day

Pajama Day 2021

Pajama Day
artwork

These 3 fifth graders worked together to create 6 different artworks from the same materials. 

principles of design


Principles of Design were used to achieve so many creations in a such a short period of time (10 minutes only).

artwork

These 3 fifth graders rock!

watershed lab

Mrs. Newcomb's Class and the Crumpled Paper Watershed Lab

watershed lab

Watershed Lab

Pajama Day

It's Pajama Day!

Twin Day 2021

Twin Day 2021

Twin Day

Twin Day

Twin Day

Twin Day

Twin Day

Twin Day

Tie Dye
tie dye

Tie-Dyed Day!

Tie Dye

Ms. May's class rocks their Tie-Dye!

Wacky Tacky

Wacky Tacky Day

Wacky Tacky

More Wacky Tacky Fun!

McGowant
Mrs. McGowan's class - Mudita Pride!
first week

Enjoying the beautiful weather for learning!

first week of school
recess
Ms. Grgurich's students are all smiles at recess.
recess
recess
Ms. Grgurich's Class at Recess
team building

Team Building in Room 28

first day of school

First Day of School Fun!

Open House

Epic Open House!

Open House welcome
looking forward
#WestsideBestside

School News

The Parent Huddle #34

View this week's huddle to learn more about upcoming SOLs, rising 7th grade exploratory sign-up, field day, summer programs, and more.

Join Westside PTA

Please consider joining Westside's PTA to continue to make Westside Bestside and future projects to enhance the experience for all students. Cost to join is $6. Click on the title to submit your payment (recommended). Payments may be also be accepted in the front office.

House Points

Follow your student's House to see who is winning throughout the school year. The House with the most House points at the end of the school year WINS!

The Parent Huddle #33

View this week's parent huddle and stay informed on information this week (yearbooks, fun run fundraiser, SMS parent exploratory night, and more) and upcoming weeks (SOLs, etc.).

The Parent Huddle #32

View this week's parent huddle to stay informed about teacher appreciation information, BETA fundraiser update, swing-set support, vaccination information, SOL letters and more.

The Parent Huddle #31

It is teacher appreciation week! Please view this week's huddle to learn more on how you can celebrate your child's teacher(s) and more!

The Parent Huddle #30

View to stay informed regarding this week's news: Autism Acceptance Support Day, BETA Fundraiser, Spring Book Fair (Family Event Night), and more.

The Parent Huddle #29

Stay informed with this week's news: Penny War Results, Spring Book Fair, Upcoming Events and more.

The Parent Huddle #27

Watch this week's huddle which includes important information regarding lost and found, yearbooks, family life and a lot more.

The Parent Huddle #25

Brief news this week regarding Soles4Souls, Band Concert and Upcoming Spring/Group Pictures.

The Parent Huddle #24

View this week's huddle to discover more information about masks, cell phones, substitute help, kids heart challenge, bus support, and more.

The Parent Huddle #23

This week's Parent Huddle includes information about Read Across America spirit week, Soles4Souls Shoe Drive, Dress Code, Masks, and more.

The Parent Huddle #22

Watch this week's huddle for information regarding masks, TWOSday, Soles4Souls, Academics and more.

The Parent Huddle #21

This week's parent huddle includes information regarding Heart Health Awareness, PTA Help, TwosDay, and more.

The Parent Huddle #19

Information regarding continued mandatory mask wearing, calendar survey and upcoming dates.

The Parent Huddle #17

Weekly newsletter (topics this week include: new mask mandate, virtual instruction, PTA Meeting, Chromebook Fees and more).

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Upcoming Events

Westside 6th Grade SEARCH Expo
Date: 5/25/2022, 1:45 PM 2:30 PM
Memorial Day--All Schools/Offices Closed
Date: 5/30/2022
5th Grade Reading SOL
Date: 5/31/2022
4th Grade Reading SOL
Date: 6/1/2022
6th Grade Reading SOL
Date: 6/2/2022
5th Grade Science SOL
Date: 6/3/2022
4th Grade VA Studies SOL
Date: 6/6/2022
6th Grade Math SOL
Date: 6/7/2022
5th Grade Math SOL
Date: 6/8/2022
Westside Band and Chorus Concert
Date: 6/8/2022, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
4th Grade Math SOL
Date: 6/9/2022
School Board Meeting: Robert C. Claud, Sr. Board Room, Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex-Route 258
Date: 6/9/2022
Location: Board Room - Board of Supervisors, Isle of Wight County, 17140 Monument Cir, Windsor, VA 23487, USA
School Board Meeting: Westside Elementary School
Date: 6/9/2022
Location: Westside Elementary School, 800 W Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430, USA
Westside - 6th Grade Dance
Date: 6/9/2022, 6 PM 8 PM
Laptop Collection
Date: 6/13/2022 6/16/2022, 11:59 PM
WSES Field Day (House vs. House)
Date: 6/13/2022
Westside Field Day (rain date)
Date: 6/14/2022
Westside Promotion Ceremonies (rising 7th graders)
Date: 6/14/2022
Three Hour Early Dismissal for All Schools
Date: 6/15/2022 6/16/2022, 11:59 PM
Last Day of School/End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester
Date: 6/16/2022
Staff Workday
Date: 6/17/2022
Bayport Savings Day
Date: 7/7/2022
School Board Meeting: Robert C. Claud, Sr. Board Room, Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex-Route 258
Date: 7/14/2022
Location: Board Room - Board of Supervisors, Isle of Wight County, 17140 Monument Cir, Windsor, VA 23487, USA
School Board Meeting: Westside Elementary School
Date: 7/14/2022
Location: Westside Elementary School, 800 W Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430, USA
Bayport Savings Day
Date: 8/4/2022