Battle of the Books is a reading competition. The books we read are based on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award books. This list is new each year. There is a list for 3rd - 5th grade and 6th - 8th grade. The club starts in September and ends with the annual competition held in the Spring.
The Battle of the Books club meets a couple of times a week to read books, write questions, and quiz each other. Five students from elementary and five from middle are chosen for the annual competition team.
The Student Council promotes leadership skills and service. In addition to discussing school issues, student council also holds a helping hands program to assist teachers after school. Contact Michelle Celio, social studies teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student elections are typically held in October. Positions include: president, vice-president (per grade level), council members (per grade level), secretary and historian. Student council hosts the Spring Fling Dance (Crowning Westside's King and Queen, Prince and Princesses, Lord and Lady). Student Council meetings are the first Thursday of every month.
Students learn a variety of music and perform multiple times throughout the year. Students must be in 4th or 5th grade and adhere to behavior guidelines including prompt pick up at 5 p.m. Club cost $10, which includes one soprano recorder. The club's sponsor, Ms. Crabtree, uses the Orff Methodology of teaching and has been certified twice in Orff Schulwerk Level One. Contact Claire Crabtree, music teacher, at email@example.com.