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Kids OVERVIEW FOR Monday, May 25, 2015

Lowry Spring Concert Offers Amazing Performance

The Lowry Spring Concert was held on April 29 at Sickles High School. This year’s theme was Annie. Our students practiced hard throughout the year to put on an amazing performance for friends, family and school faculty.

Jonathan Sims: Honors Band Proves Amazing Experience

Jonathan Sims, right, with a favorite composer, Steven Bryant.

February’s WOW carried the story of Kingsford’s Jonathan Sims, who overcame significant adversity in his childhood to pursue his dreams of becoming a high school music teacher. In February, Sims undertook a crowdsourcing campaign to help him pursue another dream – attending Honors Band of America. Sims had applied for band and was accepted as one of the top eight tubists in the nation. He lacked only one thing: the money to get there.

Davidsen Approaches End of Successful Year

The end of the school year is now in sight. It has been another successful year thanks to the hard work of all of our students, teachers, staff and administrators. We also take a moment to thank our generous business partners, who contribute so much to the success of our school.

Alonso Mourns Administrator Brian Grantham

Alonso Assistant Principal Brian Grantham, who died March 30.

After a courageous three-year battle with colon cancer, Alonso High School assistant principal Brian Grantham died on March 30. He was 45. He is survived by his wife, Laurie, and their two sons, Pierce and Wyatt. That is the truth. Those are the facts. They are the basic antiseptic sentences of an obituary. And they cannot hope to capture the essence of what Grantham meant to Alonso’s students, teachers, parents and administrators.

Wizards Celebrate Hard Work

Dads Club Poker Tournament winners (l to r), John Gambino, second place; Jim Westmoreland, first place, and Toan Pham, third place.

This school year is slowly winding down. To celebrate the achievements and hard work of our students and faculty, fun festivities are planned throughout this month.

MOMS Club Hold Egg Hunt

Moms and kids of the MOMS Club enjoy their Easter egg hunt.

April was another fun-filled month for the MOMS Club. We began the month with a fantastic turnout at our Easter egg hunt, where our children not only enjoyed the egg hunt, but also shared snacks provided in our Easter potluck.

New Westchasers, March 2014

Elise Marie Longnecker

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.

New Westchasers, September 2014

Brendan Richard Gorecki

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.

New Westchasers, December 2013

Mia Keely Schoenfeld

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.

Westchase School Supply Drive for Just Elementary Organized

Sophie Moss and Publix Manager Dan Damron prepare for Moss’ school supply drive.

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.

Pack 46 Holds Sweet Bake Off

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.

Casino Night Proves a Successful Fund-Raiser

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.

New Westchasers, March 2012

Jack Richard Tamulski

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.

Football Success Triggers Surge in Alonso School Spirit

Alonso High School football players wear navy blue polo shirts to school on game days as a display of their team unity.

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.

Short in Stature, Alonso Hoopsters Grow in Respectability

Alonso junior Greg Robinson, Coach Todd Price and Malachi Christopher are hoping to build upon Alonso High School

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.

Davidsen Dragons Discover Newly Painted School

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.

Cub Scouts Mark Year’s End with Xtreme Fun

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!