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Lincoln-Douglas Debates

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Students in AP Language and Speech classes have been exercising their argumentative skills through Lincoln-Douglas debates. They’ve been spending weeks researching and writing arguments on topics that are fundamentally VALUE driven. Such topics include juvenile delinquents and the justice system, socialism vs capitalism, compulsory immunizations, and more! They are required to debate within the confines of a given resolution and be able to articulate the foundational values that drive their stances. They are quite an impressive lot!

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Bailey McKay and Catalina Gillis

 

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Andrew McCormick and Simon Griffin

 

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Will Geib and Ali Mills

 

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Chris Kaetzel and Anna Laporte

Health Final

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For their health final, students were asked to make a health-advocacy Public Service Announcement that demonstrated knowledge about a lifestyle related disease. Students could choose to create their project in a way that was interesting to them, as well as choose their more specific topic.

Take a look at one well done student PSA on Obesity

 

Screen Printing

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Students recently completed a screen printing project in Introduction to Art. Students were required to create 4 prints total. A self portrait, 3 or more color prints, a positive and negative print of the same item, and something of their choice.

Azul Pereyra

Azul Pereyra

 

Lizzy Lea (portrait and lion) Amy Nguyen-Phuc (cartoon) Elise Reinholtz (portrait)

Lizzy Lea (portrait and lion) Amy Nguyen-Phuc (cartoon) Elise Reinholtz (portrait)

 

Hollyn Dugan

Hollyn Dugan

 

Jake Mount (portrait & Kanye West) Lily Randall (horse)

Jake Mount (portrait & Kanye West) Lily Randall (horse)

 

Kaylee Becker

Kaylee Becker

 

Lilie de la Motte

Lilie de la Motte

 

Rachel Hultgren (van), Garret Stevens (portrait)

Rachel Hultgren (van), Garrett Stevens (portrait)

Kyra Hartigan

Kyra Hartigan

WCHS 5th Quarter!

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Come join others from the Westside community at Pizza Caboose after the basketball games on Friday night!

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Finals Schedule

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Wednesday, February 1st

Period 1     8:00-9:30 am
Break         9:30-9:45 am
Period 2     9:45-11:15 am

Thursday, February 2nd

Period 3     8:00-9:30 am
Break         9:30-9:45 am
Period 4     9:45-11:15 am
Break         11:15-11:45 am
Period 5     11:45-1:15 pm

Friday, February 3rd

Period 6     8:00-9:30 am
Break         9:30-9:45 am
Period 7     9:45-11:15 am

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Anthem Review

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Mr. Trine’s English classes needed creativity and comprehension for a recent assignment in class: create an Anthem board/card game.

Review the grading rubric and see some excellent examples below!

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Knowledge Gained Participants could not correctly state facts about the topic used for the game without looking at the game. Participants could easily and correctly state 3-5 facts about the topic used for the game without looking at the game. All participants could easily and correctly state 5-7 facts about the topic used for the game without looking at the game. All participants could easily and correctly state 10 or more facts about the topic used for the game without looking at the game.
Accuracy of Content 3 pieces of information used in the game are not accurate. 2 pieces of information used in the game are not accurate. 1 piece of information used in the game is not accurate. All pieces of information used in the game are accurate.
Rules The rules were not written. Rules were written, but participants had some difficulty figuring out the game. Rules were written, but one part of the game needed slightly more explanation. Rules were written clearly enough that all could easily participate.
Cooperative work The group often did not work well together and the game appeared to be the work of only 1-2 students in the group. The group worked fairly well together with all members contributing some work. The group generally worked well together with all members contributing some quality work. The group worked well together with all members contributing significant amounts of quality work.
Creativity Little thought was put into making the game interesting or fun. The group tried to make the game interesting and fun, but some of the things made it harder to understand/enjoy the game. The group put some thought into making the game interesting and fun to play by using textures, fancy writing, and/or interesting characters. The group put a lot of thought into making the game interesting and fun to play using textures, fancy writing, and/or interesting characters as shown by creative questions, game pieces and/or game board.

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Snow Sculptures

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After watching videos related to snow sculptures, Introduction and Advanced Art students created their own snow sculptures for a Digital Learning Day assignment. Sculptures has to meet a required size and could not be a snowman.

 

Sammi Lopresti

Sammi Lopresti

 

Melody & Azul Pereyra, Gabrielle Reed

Melody & Azul Pereyra, Gabrielle Reed

 

Mary Nordlund

Mary Nordlund

 

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Eva Lammers

 

Snow Day Assignment 2 (Thursday January 12, 2017 9-41 PM, PST)

An ice fortress!

Jane Eyre

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In Mrs. Hultgren’s class, senior students created artistic representations of themes in recently read Jane Eyre.

Sarah Oh shares about her artwork with the following:

My piece is meant to embody two central themes of Jane Eyre: the titular character’s independent spirit and her fiery defiance.

Throughout the book, Jane changes as she grows older, becomes more mature, and learns from new experiences. However, these two themes always remain the same as Jane always remains who she is, never truly becoming a completely different person. This piece depicts the earlier portion of the book where Jane lives at Lowood Orphanage; while it’s a safe home where she is fed, clothed, and educated, the administration is generally spartan and almost oppressive. Jane gets the worst of the situation, as the headmaster has an initial aversion for Jane thanks to the cold-hearted Mrs. Reed. Despite her unfavorable circumstances, Jane remains true to herself and never surrenders herself to anyone.

 In a sea of subservient bonnets, Jane, illuminated in a patch of sunlight, maintains a piercing glare in the opposite direction of the other meek girls swarming around her. Her warmer color scheme reflects her fiery independence and contrasts against the cooler tones of the girls around her. I chose to depict Jane as clearly as possible while blurring out the other girls in order to draw the eye towards her, since the other girls are unextraordinary and bland in comparison to the main character.

Jane Eyre Project

Sarah Oh

 

Jinbao

Jinbao Xu

 

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Kate Pitcher

 

Lilie de la Motte

Lilie de la Motte

 

McKenzie Turner

McKenzie Turner

 

Rachel Nordlund

Rachel Nordlund

 

Weitong

Weitong Shang

 

Younse Park

Younse Park

 

Julie Lee

Julie Lee

 

Emily Curtis

Emily Curtis

 

Elisabeth Gouge

Elisabeth Gouge

National Coach of the Year

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Westside Christian High School’s Scott Ball was selected as only one of twenty-two high school coaches from across the country to be honored as 2016 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.

The selection process consisted of following the following criteria: nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character and carry the endorsement of the respective state high school association, be successful in their respective sport, be successful as an individual in their schools and communities, longevity in coaching, and they must be a member of the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association.

Congratulations Coach Ball!

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Still got it!

 

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It’s the waffles…