Westside Elementary School
65 Garrett Rd | Greenbrier, AR 72058 | Ph: 501-679-1029 | Fax: 501-679-1049
It is our belief at Westside Elementary that we create a safe and positive learning environment that is respectful, trusting, nurturing, and fair. Our school utilizes rigorous instructional practices that engage students in the learning process.
We promote individuality, use of technology, and prepare students towards becoming life-long thinkers, learners, and educated adults who choose a healthy lifestyle. Westside Elementary parents and staff members understand that our children must be the change we wish to see in tomorrow's world.
W-Westside where everybody is SOMEBODY; E-Expect, Excite, and Excel; S-Success Happens!
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Panthers on the Run 5K
Saturday, December 1st, WES had their first Panthers on the Run 5K. Several WES families, students, staff, and friends came out and enjoyed the event. Coach Moseley and her team of helpers did an amazing job planning and carrying out the event. The students and their running partners did a wonderful job persevering through the 5K and crossing the finish line. The event was life-changing and very moving to watch as many lives were changed by this powerful event. Thanks Coach Moseley to your desire to make a difference in the lives of our students and families.
You can view the lunch menu on the Child Nutrition Page
Parents please check on‐line at
your child’s cafeteria balance .
Parents will be notified when
a child has reached a balance of $8.25.
Dr. Suess Literacy Night!
On March 5th, WES went out into our community and held a Dr. Suess themed Literacy Night. Families were greeted by various Dr. Suess decorations and energetic staff members as they entered the Greenbrier Event Center. Upon their arrival to the event center students received a “passport” that was completed by rotating to the various interactive, educational stations that were strategically set up around the event center. The stations included a library card station, a reading station, a bookmark making station, a book exchange station, a Suess character picture station, a run to read station, and a snack station. Technology, fun, food,kinesthetic activity, family/community involvement, and literacy were all integrated into a fun-filled night. We are very appreciative of all those who organized the event, donated items, volunteered their time, and participated in the event. This is just another reason why WESTSIDE is the BEST SIDE!
Spirit Day and
Welcome to Westside!
Where Everybody is Somebody!
Stephanie Newland, Principal
Kalyn Evans, Assistant Principal
Gina Ratliff, School Secretary
Kim Welter, Counselor
Gina Grider, Nurse
Notes from Mrs. Newland:
In effort to increase students exposure to various types of literature, Westside Elementary is adjusting it’s morning routine to allow students the opportunity to engage in reading. The atmosphere will be encouraging as we strive to provide a warm, welcoming environment for our students to enjoy reading self-selected, outstanding works of literature. PROWL Time will occur Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:55am - 8:20am in the PE building and in the cafeteria. Students will be allowed to AR test once they have finished their book. Students will also have access to the library during this time. Teachers will be available to assist students with reading strategies as needed during PROWL Time. This is a great opportunity for your child to have a designated time focused solely on reading literature that interests them. Teachers will be reminding students to put their books in their backpacks at the end of each day.
Please assist us in making sure your child has their book with them each morning!
Notes from Mrs. Evans:
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POLAR BEAR PLUNGE 2013
We are so proud of our students and staff for raising over $600.00 in just 2 weeks for the Special Olympics. Not only did we raise money but our "Duck Dynasty" team won BEST COSTUME at the Polar Bear Plunge. We had a great time for a great cause!
Duck Dynasty Team Members:
Stephanie Newland as Jase
Kalyn Evans as Willie
Gina Grider as Jep
Tracy Mosely as Si
Natalie Reynolds as Phil
Katie Taylor as Mountain Man
Curriculum and Instruction:
Are you interested in the learning expectations your child is accountable for each nine weeks of this school year?
If so, you can view
Greenbrier School District's
by grade level, subject and nine weeks.
Wellness Night -
Wellness night was on February 19th. Students, staff and family members enjoyed roatating between various dance stations where we learned how to Salsa, do a variety of line dances, and hip hop moves. Whether you had moves or not before you came - you definitely left with some! Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed this great family night of dancing. We also want to thank the dance instructors that volunteered their time to teach us our "new moves".
Need Information On Accelerated Reader?
Follow this link to get summaries, reading levels and Accelerated Reader Points for books. To view more media resources see the Westside Media Resource link under the useful links heading.
to treat others in a consistent, equal way.
ITBS and Benchmark Rewards!
WES students are entered into daily drawings for rewards during ITBS and Benchmark testing days. Students who come to school on time, put forth their best effort, and persevere on the test not only get their name in the daily drawing but also get their name in the drawing for a new bike or a wave-striker! Our first prize winner for 1st and 2nd grade was Joshua Ballew from Mrs. Ferebee's class and our second prize winner was Ryan Hansen from Mrs. Jackson's class. Our first place winner for 3rd - 5th grade was Charlie Lutz from third grade and Raeann Hefter from fourth grade. We are very proud of all our students and staff for the hard work they have put forth all year in order to prepare for these tests and their future! WES students and staff ROCK!