BRIDGE Newsletter

May 2016


By: Yulissa Becerra

In Bridge Program we did the Bridge Tea on Thursday May 6th. At the Bridge Tea there was teachers, and the seniors gave out speeches. Teachers also gave out the awards to the seniors. The World Readiness class cooked all the food. What kind of food was there you ask? Well there was be oreo balls, cake pops, cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, punch, and pretzels hugs. The World Readiness class had a competition of the cookies and the punch and whoever won we used their recipe. All senior’s parents were invited to come to the Bridge Tea.

See a video of the BRIDGE Tea here:

Zoo Field Trip

By: Crystal Whitehead

In World Readiness we made sandwiches for the class field trip to Lincoln Park Zoo. There were different groups and we each had to do different things for the trip. One group make pb and j sandwiches, the second group packed the chips, and the third group packed cookies. There was some work on our field trip for math,science, and work program. The Juniors and Seniors led the groups that will have teachers, freshmen and sophomores. Each group did different class work from their Bridge classes. This was a whole Bridge class field trip.

World Readiness

By: Eddie Ortiz

In the interview, We went to Starbucks. We ask some questions to the barista. We wrote it in the employee interview question sheet. We bought some coffees, frappecinos, cupcakes, milk and cookies when we finished the interview. We only go to interviews on Thursdays.


By: Jessica Berns

In English we are writing poetry. The types of poems we are learning about are Free Verse, Acrostic,Haiku, Diamante, Bio Poem and Cinquain. Here is one poem that I wrote:


Zebras eat green grass

Zebras striped are white and black

Zebras are really cute

In Loving Memory: Mrs. Wick

By: Hunter Smith

Ms.Wick was a nice teacher’s aide. Ms.Wick always helped me when I raised my hand when I needed help. Ms.Wick was very kind to the students. Ms.Wick always made the students laugh with her jokes. She made everyone happy when Ms.Wick walked into the classes.

ExcELLence Club

By: Cesar Moreno

In Excellence Club we picked a place to go. The most votes was Navy Pier. We went to Navy Pier on Friday. In Navy Pier we just walked around with some people. We ate at Navy Pier. We ate McDonalds. The rides were closed when we went there. Then we left Navy Pier at 7:15.

Teacher Spotlight: Miss DeFilippis

By: William Zamani

Do you have any pets? I have a dog named George.

How long have you been working at West Leyden high school? I have worked at Leyden for 2 years.

What inspired you to work at West Leyden High school? I’ve always wanted to work with students in high school. I wanted to work at Leyden because I like to use technology in my teaching and they have a lot of techonology here.

What do you like about West Leyden High school? The students!!

Is it fun working at West Leyden High school? Yes. Everyday I look forward to coming to work because it’s such a great place to work.

Anime Club

By: Eric Lagunas

We had a party to celebrate the end of Anime club. We had a lot of food and a picnic. We don’t have any more meetings for the rest of this year. Anime will start next school year.

Special Olympics Track

By: Sebastian Hernandez

Every Tuesday we have track. In track we do warm ups every Tuesday. We sometimes run on the track and long jump. We also do shuttle run. We do practice run sometimes.

Final Exam Schedule

Friday, May 13

Period 1 7:50 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Periods 2 - 11 9:28 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. Inservice Schedule

Monday, May 16

Period 2 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Period 3 10:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Make-up 11:50 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17

Period 4/5/6 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Period 6/7/8 10:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Make-up 11:50 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18

Period 9 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Period 10 10:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Make-up 11:50 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Semester exam bus schedule will be as follows:

Friday, May 13 Pick-up Time

Period 1 6:50 a.m.

Departure times are as regularly scheduled

Monday, May 16, - Tuesday, May 17, - Wednesday, May 18

Pick-up Times Departure Times

7:50 a.m. 10:10 a.m.

9:35 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

11:15 a.m. 1:30 p.m.