Important Dates:  

December 17, 2014:  4th Grade Caroling to Businesses

December 17, 2014:  Bruce Amato Magic Show is a Gift to Students

December 19, 2014:  Classes out at 10:00 a.m.  Christmas Parties from 8 to 10

December 20, 2014 through January 5, 2015:  Christmas Break

January 5, 2015:  Faculty In-service - No School For Students

January 6, 2015:  First Day of Spring Term

 January 12, 2015:  Oral Spelling Bee for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades - Open to all families

 


School Menus can be viewed by clicking the image above

For January's Lunch Menu, please click here January Menu.pdf

2014 - 2015 school calendar now available!!!  click the image below to open and view the calendar!!

Download the new school system app School Connect!!!  It is available for both Apple and Android platforms.....email your child's teacher, always have the master school system calendar available and get notifications for events like school closings!! 

Below are the 5 Goals of the current Westside Elem. School Improvement

-Increase the percentage of students within the “Students With Disabilities scoring proficient/advanced on the TCAP test in Reading and Math

-Expand the K-3 Reading First Approach into 4th and 5th grade and Implement  intervention strategies for 4th and 5th grade students identified as in need of service

-Merge Science and Social Studies skills from the Tennessee State Framework for grades K-2 into the existing Reading and Math program for grades K-2.

-Implement a No-Bullying program for students in grades K-5 that also involves  parent/community input and participation to reduce the percentage of students involved in bullying incidents both at school and while riding school buses.                                  

-Increase parent/community involvement opportunities for school stakeholders to provide  more information about important school events and opportunities for parent involvement in their child's education.



Check out the Westside Facebook Page....login to your Facebook Account and then search for our school....like our page and stay up to date on events happening at school!


Weatherbug is up and running!  Now all you have to do is click the WeatherBug logo above to see the real-time
data being broadcast from Westside School!  Find out the temperature, wind speed, heat index, and more just by
clicking!  This information is current all the time and is the most accurate weather data for our area.  We all know
there is a good bit of difference in temperatures between Macon Co. and Nashville or Bowling Green...so check
our weather station out anytime you want accurate information for our area!!  Also, while visiting the site, be sure
sure to click on Weather Cam and check out our cam!  Now, from anywhere, you can keep a watch on the sky and follow
storms or see if severe weather is in the area of your child's school!! 

 


Westside is 1 of 2 SMART Showcase Schools in Tennessee!  Click the SMART logo below to learn more!!

 

VISION, MISSION AND BELIEFS

Below are the core values of the school and system.  We work each day to provide the best possible
education to each child.  "Inspiring and Empowering Students" all year long!

Vision

It is the vision of the Macon County School System to provide all children with a safe and inviting environment
to ensure their success.  We want to instill in each student high expectations, morals, and respect enabling them to
graduate with the knowledge and skills to become productive and responsible citizens.

Mission

The Macon County School System inspires and empowers students to meet high academic standards, lead ethical
lives, and demonstrate responsible citizenship.


Beliefs

Education, which is an on-going process that begins at birth and continues throughout the adult years, is the responsibility
of educators, parents, businesses, and community populations. 
All students have the right to educational opportunities that will provide them with the skills, knowledge, and resources
which enable them to become healthy, successful, productive citizens.
Student achievement is directly related, but not limited to, a high degree of parental and community involvement
through meaningful communication in planning and implementing educational programs and opportunities.
Our system maintains a high focus on improving the achievement of all students.

 





****STUDENT PICKUP****
 If your child is going to be a pickup everyday, then we must know ahead of time so they will know what to do at the end of the school day.  Please notify your child's teacher in writing at any time your child's pickup status changes.  PLEASE DO NOT ONLY TELL YOUR CHILD ABOUT A CHANGE IN A BUS OR PICKUP...THEY MAY NOT REMEMBER TO TELL US.  Only you or someone you have listed on your child's registration paperwork will be allowed to pick up your child.  A pick-up card will save you time.  You must contact the school in person to allow anyone else to pick up your child.

Afternoon pickups will be located at the front office.  A Westside staff member will meet you at this door with your child.  Please do not block the parking lot or driveway.  Pickups will begin at 2:40pm.  Pre-K pickups begin at 2:30pm.  The parking lot/driveway will be need to be clear by 3:10 to allow for busses to enter the school campus.

All Westside busses drop students off at 7:15am.  MCJH and MCHS students are not allowed to board busses at Westside. 
Busses load each afternoon at approximately 3:20pm.  All not riding a bus must be picked up by 3:30pm.  Students being dropped off in the mornings need to arrive no earlier than 7:15am.  School doors are locked until this time each morning.  Any child that wishes to eat breakfast at school must arrive by 7:30am. 

HOMEWORK HOTLINE

Need some help working through your child's homework? Westside is proud to again this year offer the Homework Hotline! To get help for your child, simply call 1-888-868-5777. The hotline is open from
4:00-8:00pm each day Monday thru Thursday.

**REMEMBER**
SPECIFIC GRADE LEVEL CONTENT CAN BE FOUND ON THE FACULTY PAGE BY CLICKING ON THE GRADE LEVEL LOGO!!

 


Click the logo above to learn about the Books From Birth Program!  Your child can receive a free book in the mail each month up to their 5th birthday!  It's an outstanding program that puts books into the hands of parents and children and best of all it is ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE!!! 
 

Westside Elementary School is located on the western border of Macon County and serves students in Pre-K through 5th grade.  Westside is a Title I School offering instruction based on the Tennessee Curriculum Framework.  More information on specific curricula in place can be found below. 
There are 17 classrooms at Westside in addition to library, Computer Lab, Resource, Physical Education, and Accelerated Reader.  Click the Faculty Page link to find more information about teachers and programs at Westside!

Curriculum Information

Kindergarten:  26 Letters in 26 Days
Kindergarten-5th grade:  Envision Math, Journeys HMH
Kindergarten-5th grade: Computer Lab - IXL Math, Discovery Education, Brainpop and Brainpop, Jr., Scoot Pad
Students will attend the lab to enhance their academic studies in math, reading, English, and science using windows based computers as well as Key Boarding Skills

Visit Us!
Visitors are welcome anytime at school, however Tennessee state law prevents visitors from staying all day.  Also, a security door is in place at the front door.  To enter, simply buzz the intercom to the right of the front door, identify yourself and come in!  Once inside the school, all visitors must stop by the office, sign in and receive a visitor's badge.
We hope to see you at school!

To visit other schools in Macon County as well as the school system web site, click the schoolhouse!

SUGGESTIONS?  WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU-ESPECIALLY PARENTS OF WESTSIDE STUDENTS!  WHAT CAN WE ADD TO OUR WEBSITE TO HELP YOU?  LET US KNOW AND WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!

Westside Elementary School Webmaster is:
        Nicole Bilbro, Computer Lab