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Wellness Tip: Spring has Sprung
Published by Flora McLain on April 20, 2018
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photo of sneakersAlthough the weather is not predictable, Spring still has sprung! Celebrate the warmer season by finding new and creative ways to get active outdoors when the weather permits. Be sure to engage in activities you enjoy so you will be more likely to incorporate it into your daily routine. Try these 10 Tips: Physical Activity at Home, Work, and Play and/or Tips for increasing your physical activity. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

        
Career Day 2018
Published by Flora McLain on April 16, 2018
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Group picture for Career Day 2018Westarea Elementary recently hosted the annual Career Day.  This event provided the students with a meaningful, informative, and educational opportunities to explore a variety of professions.  Over forty individuals took time out of their schedules to present their careers to the boys and girls.   Students were able to meet and interact with a wide variety of professionals, including police detectives, canine officers, retired educators, medical professionals, elected officials, judges, athletes, firefighters, and bankers.  This experience also allowed the students to become familiar with the skills and educational requirements for each profession.  Westarea Elementary appreciates our community volunteers. Read more

        
Summer Camp 2018
Published by Flora McLain on April 16, 2018
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Graphic with information on 2018 Prime Time Summer Camp

UPDATED 2018 Summer Flyer

        
Teacher Job Fair
Published by Flora McLain on April 9, 2018
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Graphic for the Teacher Job Fair on April 28, 2018

        
Mentoring Matters
Published by Flora McLain on April 1, 2018
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Be a Mentor!

        
Every Minute Counts!
Published by Flora McLain on April 1, 2018
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Read Across America 2018
Published by Flora McLain on March 6, 2018
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photo of Ms. Butler, a reader, with the Cat in the HatWestarea Elementary recently hosted a large group of community members for annual Read Across America celebration.  Held on Dr, Seuss’ birthday, March 2, this annual event helps to motivate students to read every day. The Junior League, the Fayetteville Senior Federated Club, the Future Educators Club of Fayetteville State University,  the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America of 71st High School,  the Cape Fear Quilters, the Elementary Education Club of Fayetteville State University, and various other community organizations and individuals were represented.  Seeing community members take the time to read a Dr. Seuss book to the class helps students remember how important reading is.  The Cat in the Hat also visited each classroom, interacting with students, teachers, and readers.  The rhythm, rhyme, and general silliness of Dr. Seuss books create positive memories for the students.  Read more

        
Civic Oration 2018
Published by Flora McLain on March 6, 2018
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Photo of the Civic Oration speakersWestarea Elementary recently held it’s annual Civic Oration Contest recently. The Modern Woodmen of America developed this contest to offer students an opportunity to develop skills in clear thinking and public speaking.  This year students wrote and gave speeches on the topic “Inventions that Have Improved the Quality of Life”.  Each speech had to be at least three minutes, but no more than five minutes, long. The speeches were scored by a panel of judges.  Points were awarded on how well the student organized and presented their speeches as well as on the students’ overall effectiveness.  Congratulations to Toria C., DeKoaven S., Chazidy W., and all the other participants.

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