With the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, the Sunset CHAS clinic will serve students and families on site at Westwood every Thursday from 11am to 4pm providing the following: common health problems, sports physicals, oral health screenings, medicine checks and referrals. Call 509.444.8200 to access these services for your student.
Westwood Wolverine Pride and ASB leadership students spent Wednesday through Friday this week preparing video lessons to teach expectations for student behavior to all students the first day of school. Additionally, they design and facilitate our assemblies such as the Fund Run, Spirit Week and Veterans’ Day. These students are our role models for Westwood and we appreciate their hard work and willingness to serve!
We had 61 students attend this year. 37 entering 6th graders learned how to open lockers, organize binders for 7 classes, where to go to find the help that they may need at Westwood.
Not only did we keep up on our reading in our book club, but we did so much more!
· we learned Olympic style archery,
· how to use a sewing machine,
· the science of baking bread,
· how to build circuits,
· wrote stories, developed characters and made masks,
· what it takes to launch a weather balloon,
· practiced our fishing techniques,
· played games with EWU athletes,
· built and launched rockets, and
· worked as a film crew to make a video
We got a lesson on drowning prevention and visited a college campus (and went swimming) at the EWU pool. We caught fish and played Disc Golf at Fish Lake. We learned about Lasers (Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation) and Mazes from the staff at Laser Quest, then we all ganged up on Mr. Jensen in a game of laser tag.
SCHOOL YEAR SUMMIT – School year Summit will begin a few weeks after school begins. Registration packets will be distributed shortly after school begins. School year summit helps students learn study skills, keep organized and on top of school work, and provides enrichment activities that are designed to complement the school day learning. An after school snack is provided along with recreation activities led by the Cheney Parks & Rec department. Transportation home is offered at 5:30 on the Westwood Activity busses.
Communities in Schools Services offered at Westwood – 2015/16 School Year
Prime Time Mentoring – Students meet once a week with an adult mentor, usually an EWU college student, to discuss what is going on in their lives and how they can be successful in school.
Free Notary Service – For students needing notarization on their Cheney School District extra-curricular activity packets.
Weekend Food Program – Food is discreetly provided to students who may not have enough to eat over the weekend.
Toothsavers - A twice a year dental screening and sealant program provided onsite by a local dentist.
Strengthening Families- An evidence based Parenting and Youth and Family strengthening program designed for parents of 10 to 14 year olds.
Give Kids A Smile – Students who need fillings or dental work are transported to a local dentist who provides low or no cost services.
Clothing Closet – An onsite clothing bank accessible to any student at no charge.
Safe Sitters (Offered by the YMCA) – A Life Skills program for students who may care for others, or be home alone
8:15 AM - 3:15 PM FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Cross Country Practice Begins (7th, 8th & 6th Intramural Only)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Softball Practice Begins (7th & 8th Grade Only)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Staff Meeting--Library
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM Safety Committee Meeting
11:42 AM - 12:27 PM ASB Officers Meeting-
3:15 PM - 5:45 PM Year Book
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM ASB Council Meeting (ASB rep. elected)
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Fund Run Assembly