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Bright Ideas Grant
Published by Flora McLain on December 5, 2019
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Photo of Ms. Caldwell and Dr. Backman with the NC State mascotRecently, Ms. Caldwell was awarded a Bright Ideas grant. Funded by North Carolina’s electric co-ops, these education grants allow K-12 teachers across the state to implement innovative, classroom-based projects that would otherwise not be possible. Ms. Caldwell will use this grant to implement the Faces of Diversity research project for selected Westarea Elementary grade levels. Students will collaborate in a group to select and research a current political figure.  Students will present their learning two ways, digitally via a Google Slides Show and concretely via a sculpture of their chosen political figure.

        
December dates
Published by Flora McLain on December 2, 2019
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Photo of mother and child reading with a snowflake backgroundDecember 3      Bubba’s Fundraiser starts

December 6     4th grade field trip to the Nutcracker Ballet

December 12    Afterschool Clubs meet

December 17     Winter Concert 5:00 PM at E.E. Smith High School

December 19    Classroom celebrations after lunch

December 20   End of the grading period

December 23 – January 7     Winter Holidays

 

        
Student Art Contest
Published by Flora McLain on November 21, 2019
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photo of art contest winners Madison H., Ariell B. and Josiah W.The FSU College of Education announced the winners of its annual student art contest on Tuesday, November 18.  This year’s theme was “A Basic Right, Our Responsibility”. Westarea Elementary students were very successful as they interpreted this theme thru their artwork. Ariell B. won 2nd place for grades K-1.  Madison H. won 1st place for grades 2-3.  Josiah W. won 1st place for grades 4-5.

        
Camp Read-A-Lot
Published by Flora McLain on November 20, 2019
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photo of readers at Camp Read-A-LotWestarea Elementary had a great time at Camp Read-A-Lot. Our volunteer readers were Dr.Olion, Judge Siler-Mack, Judge King, Senator deViere and Chief Hawkins. Students sat around the “campfire” and listened to great stories read aloud. The readers commented on how well the students were able to discuss the stories.  The students commented on how much fun it was to have different readers enjoy the stories with them.  Read more

        
Veterans Day Program
Published by Flora McLain on November 8, 2019
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photo of Westarea community members celebrating Veterans DayWestarea Elementary held a program to honor our military veterans. Mr. McRae, Westarea Elementary social worker, served as emcee. The program began with the posting of colors by the Men of Promise color guard. Fifth grade student, Solomon T., explained the Read more

        
Veterans’ Day partnership
Published by Flora McLain on October 22, 2019
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photo of Ms. Caldwell with members of the Clerk of Superior Court displaying student made cardsRecently, 4th-grade students partnered with members of the Clerk of Superior Court to make Veterans’ Day cards. Led by Westarea Elementary art teacher, Ms. Caldwell, students created cards to be included in the care packages assembled by members of the Clerk of Superior Court. The care packages will be donated to the veteran residents of Community Living Center located at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.