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!
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!
Westside's Girls Basketball team attended Team Camp at the University of Georgia last week. Top high school teams from all over the state of Georgia attended to participate in team development and play in a round-robin tournament. Westside's girl's team is shown chillin' in the UGA Ladies BBall locker room. Getting a taste of good things to come! Westside's girls BBall team was chaperoned by Coach Roberson, Mr. Davis, and Coach Mathis.
Westside Senior Mya Ford and Central Georgia Tech student Darren Newberry weld washers together to make dragonfly wings. Girls learned about welding at the M.A.G.I.C. Construction Camp for high school girls. Photos by Woody Marshall - Macon Telegraph article 6-10-16.
Congratulations to Jaron Jackson, who was recognized as one of the Georgia State Winners of the "Most Positive Athlete" award at the June 7 Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards Banquet. Shown with Jaron are Mr. and Mrs. Sheddrick "Spoon" Risper. Keynote speaker at the event was Hines Ward, NFL veteran, Superbowl MVP, and NBC Sports Analyst.
Summer office hours begin Monday, June 6 through July 14 >> Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm. All BCSD schools and offices will be closed on Fridays.
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!"
Towering the Arts Theatre Camp and Towering Your Success Scholarship Camp will be held June 20-30, 2016 at Westside High School. Towering the Arts Theatre Camp is an opportunity for Westside High School students to become exposed to theatrical concepts: Acting, Directing, Design, Technical Theatre, and Playwriting. Towering Your Success Scholarship Camp is designed to teach students the art of scholarship writing, the scholarship process, resume' building, and successful college admission techniques. Join us this summer for these FREE summer camp opportunities as we prepare all students to be college and career ready. REGISTRATION @ http://thelronpleas.com/westside/
GEAR UP and The Museum of Aviation will be having a Summer STEM Experience for 10th and 11th graders. July 11-15 from 9am-4pm. Transportation will be provided from WHS to the MOA. Please stop by or email Ms. Ana Hernandez for an application. Deadline to apply is May 23!
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.
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.
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.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Beta Club- National Convention
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Summer Opportunity Program - Westside High School
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cheerleaders
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.
Westside Teacher of the Year 2015-16
Westside's Faculty is proud to present our Teacher of the Year for 2015-16: Dr. Keturah Reese - Science Department Chair, STEM Teacher, a member of the Leadership Team, and Coach/Mentor to our Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Intern. Dr. Reese exemplifies dedication as an Educational Professional to the learning of both her students, and her own continued professional development as a true "Lifelong Learner."