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Genius Time Culminating Event

Posted November 20, 2018 The WMS Genius Time Culminating Event took place on November 20. During this event, students showed off the projects that they work on over the course of 9 weeks. Community members were invited to attend this event. Students in the Baking Genius Group chose to do a bake off and record a video. Ms. Raabe, their Genius Time Facilitator, was a guest judge in their video. The Let’s Build Genius Group…

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Genius Time Spotlight

Posted November 8, 2018 Students in the Abstract Painting Genius Time Group recently face-timed with a former Westside student that is now a successful artist living in Los Angeles. He shared with them how he was able to make a career out of his passion. Next week, students will be posting their work around the building for a gallery walk. At the end of the gallery walk, students will keep one or two of their favorite pieces and…

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Genius Time Spotlight

Posted November 1, 2018 Students in the Makeup Genius Time Group have been busy learning from the professional. Tyler, a student at Westside High School who works at Sephora, came and did a makeup tutorial on one of our group members and he talked about his role at Sephora. Mary Jane, who is a student in the group, had her mom come and do a tutorial on costume style/gore make up.  The group loved seeing pictures of…

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Genius Time Spotlight

Posted October 25, 2018 More LEGO fun! Students in the Lego Genius Group are working on creating some custom Lego are for Westside. Seniors from Mrs. Kleppinger’s Business class at WHS shared ideas with Ms. Schaben’s “Own Your Own Business” Genius Time this week. Some of the high-schooler students already have their own successful businesses, while others are in the planning stages.   Students in the Unified Sports Genius Group are having a ball! Playing…

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Genius Time Spotlight

Posted October 18, 2018 Students in Mrs. Johnson’s Graphic Novels Genius Group are working hard to create their own graphic novels. They are enjoying collaborating in small groups to create several novels for the WMS library.   Mr. McCann’s Jazz to K-Pop Genius Group are working on writing original compositions of music.  Joe Backer, our community expert, is a professional musician, who also happens to be the uncle of Ayden Smith, one of the students…

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Genius Time Spotlight

Posted October 15, 2018 Students in Ms. Dickerson’s Genius Time have explored cultures around the World and chosen one per group that is of interest to them. They are creating presentations related to their chosen culture and will also be presenting a focused project. Some have chosen foods, others have decided on presentation boards, or a surprise artifact related to things such as architecture or art. Students have been working very hard to provide dynamic…

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Genius Time Spotlight

Posted on October 11, 2018. Mrs. Germonprez and Ms. Carlson’s Genius time are planning a “Warrior 5K Run” that is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th!

Mrs. Shabram’s Genius Time got to video chat with a software developer. They learned a lot about the skills need to have a career in software development. Students are also working on programming their own apps.

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WMS Genius Time Spotlight

Posted October 4, 2018 The Dog Training Genius group had a visitor today from the Good Karma Dog Center. Isabella taught the kids about positive reinforcement dog training and gave them tips general dog care.   Students in the Outdoor Survival Genius Group have been working on building shelters.

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Westside Safe Schools Hotline Now Available

Posted August 31, 2018 Now more than ever, students face pressures and challenges that can contribute to depression, anxiety, and other problems. They’re also the first to know when their peers are behaving in ways that raise concern. Likewise, parents or other community members sometimes have concerns, either about their own child or someone else’s. Westside families now have another safe, easy-to-reach outlet for sharing their concerns and getting help when they need it. The Westside…

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2018-2019 School Supplies

Click the link below for the 2018-2019 School Supplies List for Westside Middle School. 2018-2019 School Supplies List

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