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.
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.
During the summer months when our kids are out of school, they still need to eat healthy, stay safe and continue to learn. At georgiasummer.org you can: find summer meals in your community, locate safe, licensed summer programs, access GPB's summer learning programs for families, and gain access to high-quality summer learning experiences. Click the link above to learn more.
Whitfield County Schools will provide a meeting for parents and community members to share input on the WCS Parent and Family Engagement Policy for the 2019-20 school year. Two opportunities for input are scheduled on Tuesday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Whitfield County Central Office. The purpose of the meeting is to review this year’s Parent and Family Engagement Policy and for parents and community members to provide input to revise the 2019-2020 Policy. Haga clic para ver la información de la reunión en español.
Through a partnership between Get Georgia Reading – Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and myON, all educators, librarians, students and parents in Georgia have free access to thousands of enhanced digital books available in myON through August 31, 2019. Read anywhere, anytime with online and offline access! Click the link to learn more.
Save the date! The 8th Annual Book Blast Literacy Celebration will take place Saturday, June 1 at Stage 123 and Burr Park in Downtown Dalton from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This FREE event will have reading circles with story book characters, literacy games, crafts, door prizes, information booths and more! EVERY CHILD RECEIVES A BOOK!