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At Westridge, we often say that we believe in the importance of students finding and using their voice. And in our Human Development (HD) program—a unique developmental and wellness support program that spans grades 4-12—Westridge eighth graders are doing just that! For more than fifteen years, students in HD 8 have participated in assertiveness training taught in collaboration with communication professionals from Esteem Communication.

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A Successful First Semester for Speech and Debate

Congratulations to the Westridge Speech and Debate Team for an a job well done in its fall competitions. Members received numerous awards in the novice, varsity, and JV categories at events including the virtual Yale Invitational and Jack Howe Tournament in September, the virtual Bargain Belt Tournament in October, and the virtual and in-person Fall Debate in November.

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Return to school delayed/PCR tests and upgraded masking required

Due to the significant increase in cases of COVID-19 over winter break and the high transmission rate of the Omicron variant, we have postponed the reopening of school until Thursday, January 6 and will require all students and employees to provide proof of a negative PCR test administered Monday, January 3 or later before returning to campus.

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Weeks of Work, Research, & Design Pay Off: 6th Grade Presents Innovative Eco-Homes

After weeks of tinkering away at cardboard boxes, decorations, insulation, and renewable energy sources and circuitry, the 6th grade class presented their incredible eco-homes at Ranney Court on Thursday. Families, faculty, staff, and fellow students walked around as the 6th graders explained how they made their homes, which were all based in locations around Mexico.

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4th Grade Flex Artistic and Engineering Skills With Laptop Stands Project

Westridge 4th grade students built their own laptop stands as part of an engineering project in Monica Sanchez's computer science class. They took apart and put back together a stand in order to write up instructions on how to do so. They also simplified these instructions to look like coding commands, and used their creativity to decoupage leaves onto the stands. 

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