Aug 6, 2014

Welcome Back

 

Westgate 2014-2015 Open House
Thursday, Aug.14
3pm-5pmopenhs2*Middle School schedule changes will not be possible during the open house. Contact the guidance department for change of schedule requests.

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Apr 17, 2014

Westgate’s community walk for autism a huge success!

autismwalkWest Gate K8’s second annual Community Walk for Autism Speaks was a huge success! Over 1,500 community members came out to bring awareness to a condition that affects 1 in 62 children. The event featured West Gate’s former student Mozart Sobrinho performing his song, “Stay with You.” The family fun walk also included bounce houses, DJ Calvo, face painting, information on services for people with autism, and more. Five other schools formed teams to participate in the walk and West Gate alone collected over $1010.00.  Along with the St. Lucie County Firefighters, West Gate’s walk for Autism Speaks raised $18, 850.00 online and $8,364.97 at the walk.

Making an event like this a success is no easy task and we’d like to recognize the West Gate teachers and staff who worked hard to make this possible. From left to right: Sherry Petrino, Jessica McLaughlin, Lisa Landis, Shequita Merelus, Valentina Whyte and Mozart Sobrinho coordinated the event at Tradition Square for the second year.

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Oct 29, 2013

Honor Students

Look what Mr. Edgecombe and Mrs. LaSasso’s Honors students have been up to.

Students use proportions to solve indirect measurement by measuring their shadows to find actual measures of various objects around campus that aren’t easily measurable. (Trees, Flag pole, etc…)
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Oct 18, 2013

Westgate Art Students Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Mrs. Palmer’s Elementary Art Classes, were busy preparing for Westgate’s Hispanic Heritage Festival. All the first through third graders made Aztec crowns to celebrate the culture of Hispanic nations. Art students learned about line and pattern, how to string beads, and IMG_0135how to  apply feathers to paper.  The halls of  Westgate were adorned with Talavera Lizards and Geometric Jaguars, bringing the art culture of Hispanic nations to life.

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Oct 8, 2013

Westgate Second Grade Scientists

20130926_111610Second graders in Ms. Schumacher’s class explored apples this month using the scientific method. As scientists, they posed several questions they wanted answers to, and generated hypothesis. After gathering the necessary materials, they went to work in the classroom and the science lab to find out if their work supported their hypothesis. After the investigations were over, they wrote conclusions and shared their findings with each other. Mrs. Brewi, a middle school science teacher, even had her students come and ask the scientists questions about their work!
Submitted by Ms. Schummacher
2nd grade

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Sep 26, 2013

2nd Grade Investigates Spiders

151102...Jayden Soto, Jourdan Bell and Tamas AmbrusOur class hit the books and the web to learn a little more about spiders this week. After reading Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin, we read several informational texts. Then, as teams, we took a “sticky” topic to research on our own.

Jayden Soto, Jourdan Bell, and Tamas Ambrus are working together on the group project. The students used what they learned about spiders to create their own spider, design its web, and add adjectives about their spider, (just like Charlotte does in Charlotte’s Web)

 

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Sep 19, 2013

Reading With a Friend

DSCN0028Colin Berggren and Micaiah Frazier, students in Mrs. Sloan’s second grade class, were reading to each other in our Read to Someone center.  They later wrote about the picture “We were reading a book with Fox at our Read to Someone Center.  The book was awesome!”
submitted by:

Adrienne C. Sloan
2nd Grade Teacher
West Gate K-8

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