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.
Whitfield County Schools participates in a gifted screening process each year. The consideration window and nomination for the testing process for elementary and middle schools will begin in January. School personnel and parents may nominate their child for this consideration. Testing will be conducted in February. Please contact your child's school if you have any questions.
The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 provides Georgia public schools with a measurement system to satisfy all requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The survey is also used to guide school prevention and intervention programs and for grant funding. The GSHS 2.0 for middle and high school students covers topics such as school climate and safety, graduation, school dropouts, alcohol and drug use, bullying and harassment, suicide, nutrition, and sedentary behaviors. The GSHS 2.0 for elementary students includes school safety and school climate questions.
Whitfield County Schools is one of four recipients in Georgia to receive an Innovative Fund grant from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement. The grant, totaling over 550 thousand dollars, will fund Beyond the Classroom, a program that will serve over 1,500 children and parents throughout the year in Learning Academies, Power Lunches, Summer Literacy Camps, and other literacy events through partnerships with Dalton State College, the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, and the Northwest Georgia Regional Library.
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.