And the winner is...OTIS. Otis is a 25 year old brown bear who is now a 4 time winner in Fat Bear Week. Thank you, Mrs. Franzen for bringing this fun week to our students!
11 days ago, Teresa Birmingham
Otis
Mrs. Polly and Mrs.Peggy’s first grade class is learning about suffixes.
11 days ago, Teresa Birmingham
1st grade
1st grade
STAR STUDENT: Mrs. Rachel's 3rd grader, Emmett Brown, was recognized as the Star Student for the month of September. Emmett shows kindness to all he sees! Thanks for your example, Emmett!
11 days ago, Teresa Birmingham
Emmett Brown
The annual flu shot clinic for students and staff will be held Oct. 15. Students received take-home packets this week; they must be returned no later than Wednesday. A record number of flu vaccination doses were administered last year, when there were dramatically fewer flu illnesses and deaths.
12 days ago, West Side Staff
viruses
More bear fun in Mrs. Franzen's room! Students completed Fat Bear Week brackets to see if they could choose the bear who will gain the most weight prior to hibernation! 7th grader, Sophie Brandmeyer is checking out her bracket!
12 days ago, Teresa Birmingham
Fat Bear Week
Fat Bear Week
Emma Johnson, who last week finished as the state’s No. 2 golfer in Class 1A when the Lady Eagles captured a third straight Class 1A Golf Championship, signed a college letter of intent to continue her career at Lyon College in Batesville. Miss Johnson, daughter of Emma and Jacky Johnson, earned All-State and All-Conference honors for the second time. She signed the letter of intent today at Brady-Hipp Arena, with students, family, and coaches present, including Lyon coach Matt Sullivan and high school coach Shane Davis, who said, “Emma has always been a hard worker, and it paid off in a big way today!” In addition to being medalist runner-up, Miss Johnson was part of Lady Eagle golf teams that finished as district tournament champions and Fairfield Bay champions 4 years, Cougar Invitational Champs and State Champs 3 years, state runner-up 1 year. The team was 31-2 during her 4-year tenure. Lyon, https://www.lyon.edu/, is an NAIA member of the American Midwest Conference. Lake Area Sports provided a video of the signing at https://bit.ly/3lb5g4A.
12 days ago, West Side Staff
Emma Johnson signs with Lyon College
Mrs. Jessica Franzen has caused a bear craze in her science classes with her lessons about Fat Bear Week! Students researched the bears from the Katmai National Park in Alaska to determine which bear would gain the most weight in preparation for hibernation. Pictured here are 10th grade biology students working on a gummy bear lab!
12 days ago, West Side Staff
balance
measuring
calculating
the claw
October is College Application Month and West Side Seniors along with Career Coach Melissa Ritter, School Counselor Amanda Gentry, and Class Sponsors Holly Shaw and Randy Carr kicked off this celebration by discussing the importance of applying early and considering the various options. The goal of College Application Month is to provide a forum for all seniors to complete and file college applications. 24 West Side seniors completed college applications during this event!
12 days ago, Teresa Birmingham
West Side Seniors Apply to College
STAR STUDENT: West Side Elementary Star Student for Mrs. Renee Smith's 3rd grade is Sage Schopp. The September word was kindness, and Sage does a wonderful job of showing kindness to everyone! Way to go, Sage!
12 days ago, Teresa Birmingham
Sage Schopp
Tomorrow’s District Tennis Schedule on the West Side courts: Girls Singles Final was played today (CCvsCC) 7:30-7:45am warmup Order: 8:00am start Girls Singles 3/4 Boys Singles Final Boys Singles 3/4 Girls Doubles 3/4 Order: 9:30-10 (Approx.) Girls Doubles Final Boys Doubles 3/4 Boys Doubles Final 11-12:00 (Approx.) Awards at the brackets after the last match is played.
13 days ago, West Side Staff
West Side’s girls doubles teams (Sam Corpier/Sidney Severns & Kelby Smith/Sarah Carlton advance to day day of the 2A-5 Tennis District Tournament to play each other in the finals of girls doubles. West Side’s boys doubles Travis Gentry/Asa Carr will play in the boys doubles final & Zack Birmingham/Channer Smith will play for 3rd/4th tomorrow.
13 days ago, West Side Staff
girls doubles teams advance
Kendra Harness, who two days ago led the Lady Eagle in capturing a third straight Class 1A Golf Championship, signed a college letter of intent to continue her career at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge. Miss Harness, daughter of John & Brandis Harness, also earned medalist honors at the state golf match as the top golfer in Class 1A — for the third consecutive year. She signed the letter of intent today at Brady-Hipp Arena, with students, family, and coaches present, including Williams Baptist coach Zane Wright and high school coach Shane Davis, who said, “She is without a doubt, the most decorated golfer in the history of West Side.” In addition to being a three-time medalist, she was named all-conference and all-state three times, and last year was an All Arkansas Prep performer in golf, finishing in the Top 10 in the overall golf championship among the state’s best athletes. Williams Baptist, http://www.wbcoll.edu/, is an NAIA member of the American Midwest Conference. Lake Area Sports provided a video of the signing at https://bit.ly/3mfIIiw
16 days ago, West Side Staff
Kendra Harness signs to play with illiams Baptist
Reminder ... West Side dismisses school at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Bus routes and pickup times for car riders will be 1 hour 10 minutes early. Questions? Please contact the school at (501) 825-6258. #Soaring2NewHeights
17 days ago, West Side Staff
The tennis district tournament previously planned for today at Fairfield Bay has been rescheduled for Monday and Tuesday on the West Side campus. #Soaring2NewHeights
17 days ago, West Side Staff
image from pixabay.com
West Side NEST (PTO) will have their next meeting on Monday October 4th at 5:30. It will be held at the City Park.
17 days ago, Teresa Birmingham
NEST meeting
The honors come in three’s for the West Side girls golf team, which captured its third straight state championship today — the third year to have the Top 3 individual high scorers who were earned All-State honors. Kendra Harness made it her third year year in a row as the state’s top Class 1A golfer, known as the medalist, who shot better than all others in state tournament play. Emma Johnson was medalist runner-up, Kortnee Finch finished third — her third time in the Top 3 — and all three qualified individually and as a team for the overall state golf championship in October. Lollie Parker will also join the team against the state’s elite women golfers October 14 at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock. This is also the third year that three Lady Eagles qualified individually for the overall state golf match. West Side’s team score of 270 was 83 strokes better than state runner-up Viola. Bradford finished third.
18 days ago, West Side Staff
Girls win 3rd straight state title
Due to weather concerns, the tennis district tournament previously scheduled for this Thursday 9/30 @FFB has been rescheduled for Monday 10/4.
18 days ago, Michelle Blake
West Side Elementary Fire Marshalls for the 2021 school year are pictured left to right: back row - Triston Cowin, Ryan Schmidt, Kaleb McKinney, Haygen Smith, Marley Hunt front row - Weston Graham, Trinity McElroy, Emma Murphree, and Morgan Wixson
18 days ago, Teresa Birmingham
Fire Marshalls
Reminder ... West Side dismisses school at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Bus routes and pickup times for car riders will be 1 hour 10 minutes early. Questions? Please contact the school at (501) 825-6258. #Soaring2NewHeights
19 days ago, West Side Staff
2 p.m. Dismissal on Friday, Oct. 1
Special Board meeting today at 5:30 P.M. Meeting will be held in the boardroom.
19 days ago, WSSD