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Westside in Hawaii

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Dani, Lydia & Ms. T in Hawaii

Lydia Povolny and Dani Hillenbrand came to Oahu, HI for their Senior Trip, and were fortunate enough to be on the island at the same time as Ms. T! The three of them spent the afternoon in Ms. Tagayuna’s home town of Waialua and Haleiwa, swimming and snorkeling at the infamous Waimea Bay, eating Ted’s Bakery’s chocolate haupia pie (chocolate and coconut custard), and having dinner with Dani’s family at sunset.

How cool for two of our recent graduates to be invited into a slice of Mr. T’s Hawaii paradise with them!

Haupia pie from Ted’s Bakery!

Soli 3rd @ OSCCC

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Soli Deo Gloria recently won its division at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, and last week placed 3rd at the Oregon State Chamber Choir Championships! This was against schools of all sizes in our state who qualified for this chamber ensemble state championship. What an impressive performance by our students and school!

 

Soli Deo Gloria at the Oregon State Chamber Choir Championships

LO Review’s “Amazing Kid”

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Westside’s Jake Mount was nominated and recognized by the Lake Oswego Review as a finalist for their Amazing Kid Award this past week. Jake was acknowledged for the work he has done raising money for the Children’s Cancer Association through a basketball camp he has organized and run for younger children. 

Here is the excerpt from the article noting Jake’s impressive accomplishments: Mount has raised more than $5,000 for the Children’s Cancer Association in the past five years through a basketball camp for younger children (ages 4-12) that he holds during the summer. He organizes the camps in honor of Gage, a close friend who died of cancer on Valentine’s Day in 2011 at age 9. Gage was the only child of Lauren and Trux Dole, said Lauren Dole, who nominated Mount. “Jake wanted to do something to help other kids fighting cancer,” she says. She says what’s impressive is how long Mount has kept up this effort. He never forgot Gage, she says.

Read the full story here: LO Review – Amazing Kid

 

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

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Don’t miss out on Westside’s “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” playing Friday (7pm), Saturday (2pm & 7pm), and Sunday (2pm).

Westside Christian High School’s theatre program is excited to present its spring musical: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this broadway musical hit is based on Charles M Schulz’s famous comic strip, “Peanuts.” Come see a day in the life of that lovable “round-headed kid” and his quirky group of friends as they navigate school, baseball music practices, and the everyday complexities of childhood. You won’t want to miss this!

Location:

Alpenrose Opera House

Cost:

$8 for students and seniors

* $1 off for Westside students and Thespians (I.D. required)

$10 for adults

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Charlie Brown & Snoopy

Charlie Brown

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Westside Christian High School’s theatre program is excited to present its spring musical: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this broadway musical hit is based on Charles M Schulz’s famous comic strip, “Peanuts.” Come see a day in the life of that lovable “round-headed kid” and his quirky group of friends as they navigate school, baseball music practices, and the everyday complexities of childhood. You won’t want to miss this!

Charlie Brown

Dates:

April 28 at 7pm

April 29 at 2pm and 7pm

April 30 at 2pm

Location:

Alpenrose Opera House

Cost:

$8 for students and seniors

* $1 off for Westside students and Thespians (I.D. required)

$10 for adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Gala: April 24

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This coming Monday, April 24th from 7:00-9:00pm, Westside will host its first ever International Cultural Gala. It is a chance to see and hear our 36 international students from 7 different countries tell their stories and share their cultures with us in a special way.

Come sample some of their favorite foods, see demonstrations of some of their favorite art forms, hear them be interviewed about their passions and dreams. Some will share how school is different in their country than in the United States. You can come for all of it or just a little, but please come and join in the fun. You won’t want to miss it!

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Cultural Gala

Refugee Care Collective

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Megan Tragethon, Co-founder and Executive Director of Refugee Care Collective

In chapel this week we were challenged by Megan Tragethon, Co-founder and Executive Director of Refugee Care Collective, a locally-based non-profit that seeks to welcome refugees to the Portland area. Westside Senior David Xu, who partnered with RCC in his senior project, introduced his project mentor to the student body, as she highlighted what people of faith are doing to try to meet the needs of these families in crisis.

Take a look at one of their videos below!

 

WCHS Auction

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Westside’s auction “A Beach Getaway at the Westside Resort” is this weekend, April 8, from 5-9pm. The event will be held at Westside Christian High School, and you may purchase tickets online here: auction tickets. You may also pay purchase tickets via cash / check at Westside’s front desk. Tickets are $30 each in advance, and $ 35 at the door.

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WCHS Talent Show

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Westside students, faculty, and staff were the beneficiaries of some amazing acts at this weeks Spring Talent Show. From solo singing acts to our handbell choir, from tap and Irish dancing to the band playing snippets of John Williams classics, it was an impressive demonstration of student (and staff) skill!

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Soli girls singing ‘Cups’ around the campfire.

 

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Sammi Lopresti and Jessica Tosti doing a (super sweet) tap dance!

 

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Nat Gurnee had the whole school thinking they were at a concert with his solo guitar act.

 

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Dr. Miller, Dylan Maguire, Garrett Stevens, & Valerie Vreugdenhil on the handbells.

 

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The Westside band would’ve made John Williams proud with their Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and ET arrangement.

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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