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Kids OVERVIEW FOR Friday, August 01, 2014

Who’s in Your Westchase Elementary Class?

A hugely popular resource for many Westchase Elementary parents returns this year. Greens resident Gail Frank maintains a helpful, back-to-school Web site called “Are You in My Class?” The site helps alleviate some of the new-school-year jitters kids experience.

New Westchasers, August 2014

Ellie Kate Robinson

Brittney and Steven Robinson of Kingsford welcomed Ellie Kate on May 9 at 11:59 a.m. Ellie Kate weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20.25 inches. She is their first.

Davidsen Open House Aug. 15

Dust off those uniforms, Dragons! It is time to get ready for another exciting year at Davidsen Middle School. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Aug. 19. In preparation, Davidsen will host its annual back-to-school open house on Friday, Aug. 15.

Westchase Baseball Standout Concludes Collegiate Career

Tyler Ding figures he has played his last baseball game. He accepts that intellectually. Emotionally, that’s another matter.

Lowry is Ready to Roar into New School Year

It’s already time for Lowry Leopards to start thinking about the school year ahead! Lowry Elementary students return on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The PTA will host a Boo Hoo Breakfast for parents of incoming kindergarten students at 8:20 a.m. The annual Kindergarten Clap-In will be held on Friday, August 22, at 8:20 a.m.

Westchase Fall Soccer Registration Opens in August

Registration for Westchase Soccer Association’s fall programs will be held in August. Please visit http://www.westchasesoccer.org for registration dates and important details about WSA’s fall programs.

Troop 46 Spends Summer Camp in Georgia

While enjoying the first days of summer break, the Scouts of Troop 46 embarked on their annual adventure to summer camp. The Scouts traveled to Camp Woodruff in the north Georgia mountains the week of June 21. There Scouts participated in numerous merit badge classes ranging from Aquatic Sports and Game Design to Emergency Preparedness and Astronomy.

2014 WOW Scholar: Olivia Moumne

According to biology instructor Tiffany Oliver, 2014 WOW scholar Olivia Moumne is destined for success. Oliver describes Moumne as “one of the brightest, most talented and most dedicated students that has ever entered my classroom.”

WOW Wants Your Back-to-School Photos

Westchase’s best and brightest return to school in August. As in past years, WOW wants your back-to-school photos. While the September WOW will already be at the printer when school returns, we’ll run your photos in the October WOW. To help make the influx manageable, please observe the following guidelines:

Westchaser Chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Madeleine Jousou, a senior at Steinbrenner High School, is headed to Washington, D.C. The Westchase resident has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on Nov. 14-16, 2014.

Wizards Announce Open House Dates

Westchase Elementary Second Grade Math Bowl Team

Westchase Elementary welcomes all Wizards back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 19. We hope everyone enjoyed their summer vacation and is looking forward to the new school year. Your child’s classroom assignment will be sent out by mail later this month.

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!