Excellence in Youth
Westside Community Schools
November 2021 Recap
INTEREST & TALENT DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL LEARNERS!
Academic Competition Season In Full Swing!
McMillan Math Contest
The Rockgate Lane team of Cooper K. and Ben B. (from Rockbrook), Smith D. (from Westgate), and Mohammad A K (from Prairie Lane) came in 3rd place overall for the 6th grade team division and came in 1st place for the Quizizz competition.
The Swanson Superstar team of Parthiv M., Oliver L., Megan K., and Max R. came in 1st place overall for the 6th grade team division and came in 2nd place for the Quizizz competition.
Congratulations to these mathletes who represented WCS at the competition.
Spelling Bee Finals
Eight Westside elementary students competed at the ESU 3 Quiz Bowl on Nov. 23. The team consisting Dakota S. from Westgate, Leia K. and Daniel L. from Paddock, and Henry H. from Sunset were tough competitors and made it through 5 close rounds before going out. The team of Will U. and Smith D. from Westgate, Gavin L. from Sunset, and Max R. from Swanson made it to the final four and ended up winning 3rd place overall.
Congratulations to all of these WCS Quiz Bowl competitors.
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!
First Digital Dozen Winner for 21-22!
SPARK YOUR LEARNING!
‘Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo’ is a grammatically correct sentence. How? Emma Bryce explains how this and other one-word sentences illustrate some lexical ambiguities that can turn ordinary words and sentences into mazes that mess with our minds.
Check out this mini spark to get you started creating your own ridiculous sentences to share with your friends!
Congratulations to Sonali from Loveland for completing the Perplexor Badge! To earn the badge, Sonali completed 10 Perplexors and then created her own for peers to complete. Way to go, Sonali!
The 6th grade honors pre-algebra students used Desmos (an online graphing tool) to create an image using math functions. Sanjay from Swanson took his image to the next level by adding additional features to his turkey.
Keira from Loveland did an exceptional job completing the Imagineering Badge. This badge is all about choosing your favorite story and creating a imaginary land based on the theme, storyline, characters and setting.
WMS Students Visit Durham Museum
Central High Math Contest
The entire WMS team consisting of BingYi W., Violet Y., Axel L., Caden M., Zahraa A., and Emily A. placed 2nd place overall.
Violet Y. came in 8th place overall for the 8th grade division and BingYi W. came in 1st as the top 8th grade performer.
The "Sample Text" team of Violet Y., BingYi W., and Caden M. came in 3rd place for the team competition.
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