PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE: If you want your child to have an awesome educational experience, consider Westside Pre-Engineering Magnet High School. We love and respect ALL students. We believe ALL students can learn. It is our goal to understand and meet our students' needs. Contact me if you need us to serve your child. Also, if you want to be a part of our family... consider teaching, mentoring, volunteering, or serving as a business partner at Westside. We come to work early and stay late for our students!
GEAR UP and Upward Bound students from Bibb County High Schools enjoyed a great learning experience at Mercer University this summer! Students gather around Toby and Elvis for a farewell group photo...
Westside is host to an osprey nest located at the top of a bank of lights at the DeFore Sports Complex. A good example for our students and staff on how to "Fly High to Reach the Top!"
Westside is proud to host this year's Travis Jones Football Camp! Local youth ages 7-15 spend two free days of learning football fundamentals with Travis Jones, Seattle Defensive Line Coach and two time NFL Super Bowl Champion. The fabulous staff work with young people to help develop the fundamentals of football, teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, and importance of goal setting.
Selected Summer Opportunity classes were celebrated with a pizza party on June 16th. The students were honored for their consistent on-task behavior and work ethic. Kudos to the teachers and students! Ms. Barnett's Spanish I, Mr. Henriquez's Spanish II, and Mr. Womack's SAT/ACT Prep classes received this special PBIS celebration!
Westside's Summer Opportunity Program reaches the half-way point on June 16, 2016. Credit Repair students completing course requirements have received well-deserved "Certificates of Credit" that get them back on track and ready to move forward on the path of academic SUCCESS! Credit Recovery students will continue working for two more weeks to master course standards and concepts. Thanks to the dedicated SOP Staff for their time and commitment to improving the academic standing of our students!
Mark your calendar for Westside's OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, July 27, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Back-to-School Clothes >> Parents and students are asked to review the BIBB COUNTY UNIFIED DRESS CODE to help plan for back-to-school fashion selections. Thanks for your support in this initiative to help our students learn that appropriate appearance is an essential "College and Career Ready" habit!
Starting this Fall each Monday and Wednesday at WHS, students will Dress for Success >< Dress to Impress. This is a requirement for all students who are a part of Athletics, Beta, DECA, FBLA, TSA, National Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook, Academic Team, Band, Drill Team, Drama, Math Team, SAAB, and Mod Squad. We want ALL students to Dress to Impress as well! Higher expectations for our students!
"Dress How You Want to be Addressed!"
GEAR UP is offering free SAT workshops for all rising 11th and 12th grade students in the Bibb County School District. Prepare with Applerouth Tutoring Services and get ahead of the game with a thorough review of test-prep exam content and strategies.
CLICK HERE or on the graphic below for more information.
The Bibb County School District is partnering with the Middle Georgia Regional Library for the 2016 Summer Reading Program. When students don’t read during the summer months, research shows they can lose up to three months of reading ability over the summer. We are challenging all students to read every day during the summer for a minimum of 15 to 30 minutes, and the Georgia Department of Education and partners are offering a variety of free resources to make it easier for all. CLICK HERE or on the graphic below for more information, resources, and Summer Reading Lists for each high school grade level.
Through their hard work and focus on success during the 2015-2016 school year, the Westside High School Beta Club has been named a National Beta School of Merit! Throughout the year these dedicated student leaders have exemplified commitment to community service and academic excellence. Special commendation to BETA Club sponsors Mr. Dominique Nichols and Ms. Janita Henley.
Westside maintains the STEM focus and continues for another year on the list of "AP STEM Honor Schools" as announced this week by State School Superintendent Richard Woods. "AP STEM Honor School" recognition requires students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses.
CLICK HERE for the announcement from the Bibb Board of Education.
Congratulations to Dr. Julia Daniely, who has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for GASSP (Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals). Dr. Daniely will represent these Central Georgia counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Lamar, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Upson, Washington, and Wilkinson. This recognition follows an earlier announcement honoring Dr. Daniely as one of the 2015-16 GASSP Finalists for Georgia Principal of the Year.
El equipo de investigación del crimen del condado Bibb, visita la escuela secundaria Westside High School para demostrar las técnicas usadas en obtención de pruebas en una escena del crimen. Los estudiantes que participan están en la clase de Biotecnología del programa STEM de Westside. Esta clase es enseñada por el profesor Eric Thompson. YouTube LINK
Teacher of the Year 2016-17
This exemplary educator is a former Westside student who has returned to develop his career as a professional educator. His academic portfolio includes a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fort Valley State University, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching at Georgia College and State University.
His personal leadership and motivational skills have quickly led him to Language Arts Department Chair, Westside’s Leadership Team, as well as organizational and leadership responsibility for many special programs at Westside. Mr. Nichols maintains high personal standards, as well as high academic standards for his students, as he states “I believe in the capabilities of ALL students and I am persuaded that ALL students can learn.”
Congratulations to Westside’s STAR Student 2015-16, Jaron Jackson. Jaron chose Ms. Rosa Fossett-Gilbert, his middle school science and math teacher, as his STAR Teacher.