Kids OVERVIEW FOR Friday, July 31, 2015
June was a fun-filled month for the MOMS Club. And we are so excited to have all of our school-aged children now at the monthly events!
With its student population bursting at the seams, parts of Alonso High School will be under construction this fall. The new addition will ensure the school’s growing enrollment can be better accommodated for the 2016-17 school year.
WOW Scholar Connor Raab, a 16-year resident of Westchase, graduated from Alonso High School with a weighted GPA of 6.29. The son of Lisa Raab of Stonebridge and Matthew Raab of The Eagles, Raab was ranked an impressive fifth in a class of 521.
The Davidsen Middle School eighth graders topped off their year with "A Night Under the Stars.”
Troop 46 has been preparing for their annual trip to summer camp. This year we will be returning to Woodruff Scout Reservation. Woodruff has both a variety of merit badges to choose from and a great facility.
Call them the Comeback Kids. And never, ever count them out. On Thursday, May 28, Team Watson, the Fourth Grade Battle of the Books winners from Westchase Elementary School completed against 18 other school teams and returned the Area 2 Battle of the Books winners.
In June Westchase Elementary wrapped up another successful school year with a very busy last week of activities for its exiting fifth graders. The fifth grade Wizards enjoyed a yearbook signing and breakfast, a formal banquet, a fun field day of games and activities and an awards ceremony with a “clap-out” send off.
When asked about a significant book she’s encountered in her academic career, 2015 WOW Scholar Julie Williams cited Nella Larsen’s Passing. “I love how the book explores racial and gender identity by inverting the tragic mulatta stereotype (one of my favorite literary characters),” she stated. “Passing has shaped the way I view myself as a young, biracial female and empowered me to embrace my unique racial identity.” Who is this bright, talented young lady?
As the school year drew to a close, Davidsen Middle’s Seventh Grade Math Bowl Team and Westchase Elementary’s Third Grade Math Bowl team saw great success in district-level math competitions.
Carmen and Carl Longnecker of The Shires welcomed Elise Marie Longnecker on January 15 at 7:17 p.m. Elise Marie weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches. She was greeted home by big brother, Nathan, 3, and big sister, Anna, 21 months.
Brie and Mike Gorecki of Stockbridge welcomed Brendan Richard on June 23 at 3:19 p.m. Brendan Richard weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21.75 inches. He is their first.
Alyson and Jeremy Schoenfeld of Stockbridge welcomed Mia Keely on September 16 at 9:19 p.m. Mia Keely weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches. She is their first.
Life is good, but not for everyone.Imagine getting to school ready to learn, but not being able to because you have nothing to write with and nothing to write on. Now imagine working so hard at school, and then losing all of your homework and projects because you have no binder or folder in which to carry everything.
The cake bake off challenged the kids to use their imagination. For the event the Pack 46 Cub Scouts had to come up with ideas to fit the Scout, animal, holiday, sports, movie/TV or cupcake categories – and the scouts came through! Their designs also proved that Scout skills extend to the kitchen.
If you missed it, February’s Casino Night to Remember was a blast! The Westchase Elementary Ways and Means Committee would like to thank the families, teachers and staff for their support in a very successful fourth Casino Night to Remember on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Bayanihan Arts and Event Center. The event raised money to enhance computer technology at Westchase Elementary.
Andrea and Dave Digdo of Castleford welcomed Anna Noelle on December 28 at 3:52 a.m. Anna Noelle weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 inches. She was welcomed home by big brother Luke, 5, and big sister Grace, 3.
Before the summer break, the lasting memory for Alonso High School’s year was its baseball team capturing a Class 6A state championship. Two months into a new school year, Alonso’s football team tied a program record by starting 5-0.
When Alonso High School boys basketball coach Todd Price sees kids waiting for space on pick-up courts in the Westchase area, he gets encouraged. When Price notices heavy enrollment for youth basketball leagues at the YMCA, he smiles. Heck, if Price spots a young boy dribbling a basketball in the driveway, that’s a positive.
September brings cooler weather and the first full month of school. With summer now a memory, the students are focusing on new classes and teachers. The newly painted hallways of Davidsen are busy with the sounds of students shuffling through textbooks and scurrying to classrooms before the bell rings.
After a year of hit or miss temperatures and precipitation, weather was finally of no concern for the Cub Scouts of Westchase Pack 46. When the Scouts celebrated their end-of-year party at Xtreme Fun Center, all the activities took place inside! The Scouts had a wide range of fun activities to choose from, including baseball hitting ranges, video games and, of course, laser tag!