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The Millionaire Next Door

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Westside seniors are currently reading and taking notes on The Millionaire Next Door in Economics to learn the art of accurate budgeting, informed saving, and wisely planning for their retirement years. Here’s to the WCHS Class of 2017 being fiscally responsible graduates at the conclusion of their high school years!

 

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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

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

Winter Art Show

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The annual Winter Art Show showcased hundreds of student work from the Introduction, Advanced, AP Art and Digital Design classes. Students nominated their peers artwork for each category and looked for works that captured their attention in beauty, subject matter, technical skill, intent of the work, and creativity. Head of School, Dr. Miller, also presented Principal’s Awards to students who stood out in art technique and creativity. In total, 10 awards were given to students and their work. Congratulations to all recognized works!

Student voted awards:
Best Digital Media: Jack Wilson,  Inception/ Photoshop
Best Drawing: Mary Nordland, Emma/ Graphite
Best Mixed Media: Gabriela Sears, Smooshed Leaves/ pressed leaves, flowers, fabric, paper
Best Painting Bei Kai Nan, Chairman Mao/ Acrylic
Best in Show: Weitong Shang, Lingyin Mountain 2016/ pen, Chinese ink and brush, rice paper

 

Best Digital Media: Jack Wilson, Inception/ Photoshop

Best Digital Media: Jack Wilson, Inception/ Photoshop

 

Best Drawing: Mary Nordland, Emma/ Graphite

Best Drawing: Mary Nordland, Emma/ Graphite

 

Best Mixed Media: Gabriela Sears, Smooshed Leaves/ pressed leaves, flowers, fabric, paper

 

Best Painting Bei Kai Nan, Chairman Mao/ Acrylic

 

Best in Show: Weitong Shang, Lingyin Mountain 2016/ pen, Chinese ink and brush, rice paper

Best in Show: Weitong Shang, Lingyin Mountain 2016/ pen, Chinese ink and brush, rice paper

Principal’s Award:
Weitong Shang, Hangzhou/ pen, marker, watercolor, chinese traditional sketching on rice paper
Kylee Wiseman, Watercolor Stuffed Animal Still Life/ Watercolor
Grace Biggs,  Doodle for Google, What I see for the Future/Marker
Mary Nordlund, Gentleman/ Graphite
Jack Wilson: Jack Wilson,  Inception, Photoshop

 

Weitong Shang, Hangzhou/ pen, marker, watercolor, chinese traditional sketching on rice paper

 

Kylee Wiseman, Watercolor Stuffed Animal Still Life/ Watercolor

 

Grace Biggs, Doodle for Google, What I see for the Future/Marker

 

Mary Nordlund, Gentleman/ Graphite

Mary Nordlund, Gentleman/ Graphite

Jack Wilson: Jack Wilson, Inception, Photoshop

Lord of the Flies

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In Mrs. Hultgren’s classes, students created artistic representations of themes in recently read Lord of the Flies. Some students created art pieces like those seen below, while others represented themes by designing video games, composing character journals, or writing alternate endings to the novel.

Such talented students!

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Doodle 4 Google

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Art students participated in the National Doodle for Google competition where any K-12 student can submit a creative Google design for a chance to win prizes and have their doodle on google.com. Doodles must fit this years contest theme: What I See for the Future. Introduction, Advanced and AP Studio Art students brainstormed ideas as a class and then created their futuristic designs with applied markers, pencils, pen, watercolor, and colored pencils. A total of 53 students will be recognized and announced by March 1, 2017.

From Google:

At Google, we think about what’s next. We aim to make the future world a better place by building technology, investing in initiatives and making the Internet more accessible for everyone.

With out 9th annual Doodle 4 Google contest we’re asking kids to imagine what possibilities await in the years to come and to represent that vision through their art. In other words, we’re asking that this year’s doodles explain “What I see for the future…”

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What I see for the future…

 

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Justin Lee

 

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Gabriela Sears

 

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Maddie Pringle

 

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Hayley Sprague

 

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Clara Adams

 

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Jack Stevens