Thank you for visiting Westside Elementary School! Our mission is to maximize student learning by providing challenging and engaging educational experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
This week your child's teacher will be sending home the Title I compacts. This is a document that describes the expectations for parents, students, and teachers at Westside Elementary. Please read it carefully, sign the separate form, and return it to school as soon as possible. We appreciate your help!
Our Fall Festival will be on Friday, October 19 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Please make plans to join us!
Westside Elementary's spring 2018 Lexile Framework for Reading scores were above both the district and state in grades 3, 4 and 5. Lexile is a tool that measures a text's complexity and a reader's skill. These scores provide valuable information about your child’s reading ability and helps optimize reading growth.
Each year, the Title l Reward Schools Program recognizes and honors two categories of Reward Schools: Highest-Performing Reward Schools and High-Progress Reward Schools. We are pleased to announce Westside Elementary is a High-Progress Reward School and is among the highest 10 percent of the Title l schools in the state!
With identity fraud being more and more of a problem, it is time to start considering our children's identity as a viable and very desired item by identity thieves. According to the Detroit Free Press, 1.3 million kids have their identity stolen annually, and 50% of them are under the age of 6.
This is a plan that describes how Westside Elementary will provide opportunities to improve parent engagement and to support student learning. Westside Elementary values the contributions and involvement of parents to establish an equal partnership for the common goal of improving student achievement.
Este plan describe cómo la Escuela Primaria Westside proveerá oportunidades para mejorar la participación de los padres y para apoyar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. La Escuela Primaria Westside valúa la contribución y participación de los padres para establecer una asociación equitativa en la meta común de mejorar el éxito estudiantil.
All persons who wish to attend field trips must complete the attached Mandated Report Notification for Volunteers form as well as online Mandated Reporter Training. Both of these steps must be completed and forms must be turned into the school no later than three (3) days before the field trip in order to attend the trip.
In Georgia, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
As of November 1, the Department of Education has published its new financial data reporting tool as required by HB 139. HB 139 required the aggregation and publication of a variety of financial information for all school districts, such as revenue and expenditure data, capital construction costs, recent audits, and similar reports. The reporting system can be found at the link above.
The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. For parents who do not have access to the Internet, school administrators will allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents are encouraged to participate in the survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods recognized Whitfield County Schools as an Economic Development Partnership (EDP) District at the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) conference Sept. 21 in Savannah, GA. The EDP program seeks to promote improved relationships between school districts and local businesses and industries. Whitfield is one of the first districts in the state to receive this recognition after being selected as a pilot participant in 2017.
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act, Whitfield County Schools would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional(s). Please click the link in the headline to learn more about what information may be requested. If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s and/or paraprofessional’s qualifications, please contact your child's principal or Title I/IIA Director Scott W Houston at (706) 217-6733.