Poetry by Sylvia Gray “Nonsense and Pineapples”

January 24, 2018

Filed under Clubs, Clubs & Activities

The sun is up, Yet I am down... My life is curved; It makes a frown. The people here In my hometown Are drenched in hate; I'll watch them drown. I love these fools; they are my love. I am in love... Wait,...

Not So Fun At Chuck E Cheese

Shannon Baumgartner

November 27, 2017

Filed under Comedy, Student Life/Teen Issues

"Being a game room technician sounds fun if there were no kids"says Gaven Shepard "working 8:30am to about 4 in the afternoon at a place filled with children is exhausting "When asked how he liked his job he responded as hone...

Seniors College Applications

kaylin hayes

October 20, 2017

Filed under Listen Up, Student Life/Teen Issues

Seniors have you done college applications YET???? Sharnae ; Yes I have but I can't use them because they aren't on my FAFSA application. Tayler ; I'm not going to college because I'm going to a two year institute to be a ...

Halloween Hustle

October 18, 2017

Filed under Student Life/Teen Issues, Student spotlight

Ninth grader Sylvia Gray works at the new Haunted Spanish Trail , located on Beaver Street. She's one of the best themed makeup artist there, her manager said. Though "Bloody Mary" is easy, her favorite theme is zombies. She also...

Freshmen Speak Frankly

October 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life/Teen Issues

Malik Fields and  Brittnay Davis Q: How is high school different from middle school? (Malik)A: “A lot more people and it’s a bigger school”. (Brittnay) A: “The classes are harder” Q: What is your favorite class about this year? (Malik)A: “Gym, bec...

Root of the Week

Sharnae Frazer

October 9, 2017

Filed under Academics

Root: port Meaning: to carry Examples: portable, transport, deportment, import, rapport, comport, support, insupportable

Instructional Strategy: Close Reading

Sharnae Frazer

October 9, 2017

Filed under Academics, Listen Up

Revisiting a text multiple times with a different purpose helps students really dig into a text and results in a deeper level of analysis and thinking. With a close reading, students revisit a short text 3 times: the first is...

Upcoming Ports

October 9, 2017

Filed under Admin, NEWS

Oct 16 - Planning Day (8:00 - 3:00) Oct 17 - 1st Day of 2nd Reporting Period Oct 27 - In School BB game (In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month) Nov 1 - Instructional Review  

First Mate Award: Ms. Aviance Wright

Sharnae Frazer

October 9, 2017

Filed under Admin

Ms. Wright was diligent and flexible as she had to completely revamp the testing plan after the hurricane. She was great about communicating and reorganizing so that we could test our juniors and seniors. Testing went smoothly,...

Crew Spotlights

Sharnae Frazer

October 9, 2017

Filed under Admin, Spotlight

Please welcome Ms.McGahee to the Westside family! She joining the reading dept. Thank you to all of you that participated in the parade: Ms.Megan Hendrix, Ms.Kaylynda Colson, Mr.Robert Rosales, Mr.Jeffrey Ackerman, Ms.Precious...

Captain’s Notes

Sharnae Frazer

October 9, 2017

Filed under Admin

We have noticed during observations that teachers are missing the mark on questioning and engagement. If you follow the instructional framework sent by your administrator, you should have quality instruction in your classroom. Below...

Comedy: “What had happened was,” by Sebastian Lee

Bash (Sebastian)

October 9, 2017

Filed under Comedy, Student Life/Teen Issues

I remember the day, as if it was two days ago, maybe because it was. But let me explain how I was falsely accused of skipping when I was just trying to get some exercise. Well, it was a beautiful day to play a little basketball,...

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