Principal Points

September 2014

Calling All Super Hero's!

Wednesday, September 18 is High Attendance Day!

All students and staff are invited to dress up as superhero's

  • Wulfe Brothers will be performing a concert
  • Prizes will be drawn out during the concert


We want to have the highest attendance in the district!


If we have the highest attendance on September 18, then one students from each grade level will get to throw a pie in Principal Young's face!


Parents - Please help us win by not scheduling doctor appointments on Sept. 18th. We need your children here ALL day and ON time!

Watch D.O.G.S

Watch D.O.G.S Pizza Night

Fathers and Father-figures,

On Thursday, September 18th from 5:30 – 6:30 we will be having our ‘Dads and Kids’ Pizza Night at our school. You will meet here at the school cafeteria at 5:30 PM for FREE pizza and drinks. At 6:00 PM we will have a presentation about our WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) Program. WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.

Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers . . . this is your chance to have a night out alone with your student in a fun atmosphere at school.

Eating Lunch with Loved Ones

We are so fortunate to have so many people wanting to come eat lunch with their loved ones! We know this is a treasured part of the day for kids and we want to make your experience as hospitable and comfortable as possible.


When visiting, please keep a few things in mind:


1. Restaurant food may only be eaten outside of the café. We have tables placed outside the office for your convenience.

2. Only purchase or bring outside lunch for your loved one.

3. You may ask 1 child to join you and your loved one. This is due to space.

4. Please stay in the café/foyer area when joining a loved one for lunch.

What is my Child Being Taught?

As a parent, you are the most influential teacher in your child's life. As a school, I believe we are second. It is important for you to know what we are expecting your child to learn while they are with us.


HOW IT WORKS

In the state of Kentucky, the School Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) decides the curriculum to be taught in the school. The SBDM committee bases this decision on a needs assessment of the school and on how the state will assess the school. Currently, the state assess 3-5th grade by using the annual KPREP assessment.


THE STANDARDS

The Kentucky Core Academic Standards were adopted by the Kentucky State Board of Education in June 2010. The KCAS contains content formerly in the Program of Studies (2006) for all content areas, except in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The ELA and Mathematics standards in KCAS are now the Common Core State Standards.


Purpose
The Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) Grades Primary-12 help ensure that all students across the commonwealth are focusing on a common set of core standards and have opportunities to learn at a high level.

This document provides administrators, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in local districts with a basis for establishing and/or revising their curricula (for additional guidance, see Kentucky Model Curriculum Framework).


CURRICULUM DOCUMENTS

This year, Westridge has been using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as their science curriculum. This is very exciting, because it incorporates, math and engineering practices into the science curriculum.


Link to Westridge Curriculum

We Need Your Feedback!

We have been developing our Vision/Mission/Belief Statement for Westridge.

Please comment below with any feedback.



Vision

Reach Them All

Mission

Reach every child, family and the community through

v 21st Century teaching practices

v extensive extra-curricular activities

v meaningful academic relationships

v targeted outreach opportunities

Belief Statements

Westridge is continuously working towards every:

v child being involved in a club or activity of their choice

v child being exposed to the Next Generation Science Standard

v child using thinking strategies in academic and social development


family/community member feeling welcomed to participate in outreach and educational opportunities

v family/community member being informed and educated about the successes of Westridge.