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about 15 hours ago, CPS Communications
teachers with balloons
It has been clear that Westside students are glad to be back from a holiday break and spending time with friends. Second grade couldn't hide their excitement. These Westies formed an impromptu conga line on the playground! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
1 day ago, Westside Elementary
Small group activities allow for focused instruction and lots of fun! Check out these groups exploring various new skills. Mrs. Gilbreath's group played rhyming Bingo, Mrs. James' crew read "Moosletoe", and Mrs. T's Westies used team building to make Christmas trees. Keep up the wonderful work, Westside Family! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
1 day ago, Westside Elementary
Running Club is canceled this Wednesday, 11/30, due to cold weather. The forecast is predicting 44°. However, there is supposed to be a 10-15 mph north wind. Also remember, no Running Club in the months of December and January. We will resume in February. Thanks so much!
1 day ago, Westside Elementary
Running Club
This week's Staff Showcase features the wonderful, Mrs. Kellie James. Mrs. James has been in education for 25 years and teaches computer and technology skills to K-5 students. Mrs. James began her educational journey in Tempe, AZ at Arizona State University. She later returned to school to receive her bachelor's degree in Technology from RSU and completed her teaching credentials at OSU-Tulsa. When she's not teaching she enjoys reading, walking, attending 5 & 10K races with her husband, practicing photography, and spending time with her grandchildren and family. When asked why she teaches she shared, "I think the obvious answer here is THE KIDS. I hope every day I can make a difference in their lives and help them along on their life path. I find joy in sharing my days with all of them, even on those days that are hard." We are so happy to have Mrs. James as part of our Westside Family! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
2 days ago, Westside Elementary
Kellie James
OSU music major, Katie Bains, volunteered her time playing the clarinet for fourth grade students. These students were very impressed by the complexities of the instrument and Katie's incredible playing. This was such a fun experience for Westside Students! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
4 days ago, Westside Elementary
4th grade
Running Club members had a successful pre-holiday run. Lots of Westside Students and their families completed three miles together! Everyone had an incredible time together. Way to go, Westies! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
4 days ago, Westside Elementary
Running Club
Westside recently celebrated National Substitute Educators Day. We couldn’t be more grateful for the substitutes that step in when the unexpected happens. Claremore Public Schools is incredibly lucky to have wonderful substitute teachers. One of these selfless educators is Mrs. Connie Miles. After retiring as the Westside receptionist in 2012, Mrs. Miles heart called her to continue working with our wonderful students and staff. Ask any student at Westside about Mrs. Miles and they will have something incredible to say about her amazing spirit and kind heart. Thank you to Mrs. Miles and all others who devote their time to assisting in the classroom! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
7 days ago, Westside Elementary
Connie Miles
We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for our Westside Families! Tell us what you're thankful for this holiday season. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
7 days ago, Westside Elementary
Happy Thanksgiving
Safety Patrol members continue to observe and assist students and staff in the hallways. Safety Patrol Member, Payton D., took the time to celebrate a second grade teacher with a character recognition award. Mrs. Collins always shows love and support to those around her. Way to go, Westies! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
9 days ago, Westside Elementary
Mrs. Collins
Character Recognition
Westside's fearless leaders prepped their staff for the holiday with a delicious caramel apple bar and endless toppings. What a sweet way to start the break! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
9 days ago, Westside Elementary
Caramel apple bar
1st Grade Teachers
Fourth grade students had the opportunity to attend a Tulsa Oilers hockey game this week. This field trip was a wonderful event that many students had never experienced before. After being limited with the pandemic, we are so glad to be able to have these opportunities again. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
9 days ago, Westside Elementary
Check out Mrs. Sagely’s class as they review vocabulary using competition and new technology! What a super fun way to practice new skills. Great job, Westies! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
9 days ago, Westside Elementary
The Westside Fall Food Drive was a success! Thank you to everyone who assisted with donations and helping make sure our Westside Families have a delicious warm meal during the holidays. Thanks to your support, we were able to provide meals for 32 families. Huge shout out to the Westside PTO for heading the food drive, passing out meal bags, and putting in so much work. You all are truly phenomenal! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
9 days ago, Westside Elementary
Food Drive
Thanksgiving is this week and everybody loves that Chick-Fil-A sweet tea and lemonade! Bring it to your holiday gathering, corporate party, or home for dinner. This month Chick-fil-A will donate $1 to the Claremore Public School Foundation. CPSF funds class and teacher grants district-wide. Go by and grab a gallon or two... or three this month. #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
9 days ago, CPS Communications
lemonade and tea
Westside artists have been wrapping up pumpkin zentangles. We love the creativity and joy displayed with these beautiful works of art! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
13 days ago, Westside Elementary
This is just a reminder that we are still taking orders for shirt sales. These shirts were designed by one of our very own Westies!
14 days ago, Westside Elementary
Shirt Sales
With the seasons changing, please assist your child in selecting weather appropriate attire. We want to be sure your child is ready to play outside during recess. If you have a younger student, it is always a great idea to label their winter gear. Thank you!
15 days ago, Westside Elementary
Winter Wear
Safety patrol members Emersyn & Christian have recognized these wonderful teachers for being extraordinary examples around the building. Thank you to Mrs. James and Mrs. Whitaker for helping make our school a brighter place! #CPSZEBRAPRIDE
15 days ago, Westside Elementary
Mrs. James
Mrs. Sayre
Teacher Character Recognition
With winter weather upon us, here are some frequently asked questions regarding winter weather scenarios.
15 days ago, CPS Communications
girl with winter hat