Student engagement with the school community is strengthened when a student finds connections beyond the classroom. West Side offers a variety of before/after school clubs to support students in the performing arts, leadership, and community service. Participation is voluntary, and students must complete required applications to participate.
The following are tentative clubs/organizations for the 2019-2020 school year. The “opt out” form is included with the Parent Guide signature document and should be returned to your child’s school.
K-Kids (3rd-5th Grades)
Encouraging and fostering in student leaders the desire to serve and take responsibility for initiatives and change in their school and community. Sponsor: Brittany Hornsby
Safety Patrol (5th Grade)
Students demonstrate and model responsibility and appropriate behaviors as they assist in maintaining a safe school environment. Sponsor: Brittany Hornsby
Singing Stingers (4th-5th Grades)
To instill a love of singing in participants, to teach participants how to use their gift of singing and to entertain West Side and the community through song. Sponsor: Lydia Grant
Stinger News Network (4th-5th Grades)
Gain hands-on experience in all aspects of news production, including writing scripts, presenting news, and using closed-circuit television production equipment. Produce and present daily news, announcements, and school promotions to entire student body. Sponsor: Laura Moseley
Drama Club (1st-5th Grades)
Build confidence and self-awareness through theatrical training and experience (after school/fee-based). Students will rehearse and perform a theatrical production at the Strand. Sponsor: West Side PTA
Girls on the Run (3rd-5th Grades)
Girls on the Run® is a character development program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Sponsor: Nancy Swanson