Excellence in Youth
Westside Community Schools
September 2022 Recap
INTEREST & TALENT DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL LEARNERS!
First Quarter Checklist
Have your child show you the following EY resources:
- EY Website
- Badge Page (show one you have completed or want to complete soon)
- Mini Spark (any subject)
- Student's Reading and/or Math Digital Notebook (show completed sections/modules)
Scholastic's Hardest Math Problem Contest!
The Hardest Math Problem Student Contest is an annual competition presented by Scholastic, The Actuarial Foundation, and the New York Life Foundation that challenges grades 6–8 students to solve multistep, grade-appropriate math problems with real-world situations and engaging characters. Plus, 5th graders are eligible to participate by reaching to a higher grade level! This year’s theme is food access.
Peculiar Pets Poetry Contest
Peculiar Pets Poetry Writing Contest is now open to elementary school students ages 6-12 years old.
What would your perfect peculiar pet be? An acrobatic bunny? A tech-savvy puppy? A vegan crocodile? A bird that’s scared to fly? A giraffe that likes to race? A superhero cat?
You can create an animal mash-up, be inspired by your perfect pet, or make your own awesome animal to write a poem about.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE!
Did you notice the EY Challenge tab when you visited the website? We encourage all students to participate in the challenge. Each month, a new challenge will be posted. We aim to keep the challenges timely and relevant to what is happening in the world around us.
You can find the current challenge by clicking the link below or visiting the EY website.
Challenge #1 Highlights
Thank you all for submitting your work for the 1st EY Challenge for the 2022-23 school year!
Great job to Ellie R. (Hillside), Karnitha K. (Swanson) and Lewis K. (Sunset) for submitting photos of their work on Challenge #1, What Melts in the Sun?
Click on the photo to go to STEAM badge page for additonal details. Be creative and have fun!
100th Badge Earned!
EARN A BADGE . . . or 12!
Earn 12 badges to achieve the acclaimed "Digital Dozen" and earn a prize and recognition! Choose from hundreds of badge options on the EY Website or choose one below to get kick started!
2022-2023 Digital Dozen Winners!
SPARK YOUR LEARNING!
Nonfiction poetry focuses on conveying facts about subjects through engaging and creative narratives. Nonfiction poetry can be a fun and thought-provoking way to tell a story or impart information. Learn about this historical event (Apollo 11), then practice writing a nonfiction poem about an event of your choice.
EY IN ACTION!
EY WEBSITE - YOUR ONE STOP INFORMATION HUB!
All students are encouraged to participate in the opportunities posted, regardless of whether they have been identified for the EY Program. Students can participate independently by accessing the opportunities at home or during tech time at school. Teachers may also facilitate these whole and small-group enrichment opportunities for students in the classroom.
Click below to check out all our website has to offer!