Students in Liz Kim's 6th grade science class are exploring the practices of scientists and engineers by creating and flying rubber band-powered trolleys along fishing lines to think critically about motion.
Ms. Houser's fifth grade math class recently tackled a hands-on design challenge combining math and art. After learning about area and volume, students were tasked with creating a 3D city or community with a specific total volume, using prisms constructed out of paper.
In planning for remote learning this fall, Dr. Ryan Skophammer wanted to find ways to engage students that give them a break from looking at their computer screens. He found the solution in the form of a podcast for his AP Biology class, which gives students more flexibility in their schedules and their eyes a break. It has also served as a valuable platform to give students access to more guest speakers than it would be possible to do in a typical year.
The October 14 Westridge Wednesday divisional assemblies were each devoted to the topic of microaggressions: What are they? What is their impact on students? What should be our commitment to interrupting microaggressions in our community?
Although International Day of the Girl is officially Sunday, October 11, we celebrated yesterday on #WestridgeWednesday with assemblies led by our Middle School Student Voices leaders for each grade level.
Congratulations to the Westridge Speech & Debate Team for big wins at their first tournament of the season, the Jack Howe California State University Long Beach Tournament.
This summer, senior Kathleen C. watched as incidents of anti-Asian racism continued to escalate following the spread of COVID-19. After hearing a news story about an 89-year-old Asian American woman who was set on fire by attackers in New York, she was inspired to stand up and speak out. She formed an organization called Vocal Asians for Change — a “youth-organized movement dedicated to speaking out against racism in our communities.”
Students in Ms. Sivers’s Photography II class have been learning about Surrealism, an art movement that “uses irrational combinations of imagery to explore desires and psychosis.”
Big and Little Sisters families spent some quality time getting to know new family members (aka new students) yesterday during the first Big & Little Sister activity of the year!
Congratulations to our new students, faculty, and staff who were initiated into their Greek or Roman families this week!
The Class of 2021 gathered on Zoom for the annual Ring Ceremony yesterday, joining a long line of Westridge students who have celebrated this rite of passage since 1936.