West 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.Read More
Look what Mr. Edgecombe and Mrs. LaSasso’s Honors students have been up to.Read More
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 how 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.Read More
Our 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)
Colin 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!”
Adrienne C. Sloan
2nd Grade Teacher
West Gate K-8