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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!

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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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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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Sunday Choir Concert

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You are invited to come hear Westside Christian High School’s Concert Choir perform a free, 30-minute Preview Concert Sunday evening, January 8th, 6:30 p.m., at Calvin Presbyterian Church at 10445 SW Canterbury Ln. in Tigard.

This Preview Concert will follow a special rehearsal that afternoon with two choral clinicians as the choir continues its preparation for a special Guest Performance on January 13th at the Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA) Annual Conference in Eugene. That concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Beall Hall on the campus of the University of Oregon.

The concert on Sunday, January 8th, will feature the same song set that the choir will perform at OMEA. Please join us!

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Choir Performing at OMEA

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Concert Choir Invited to Prestigious Guest Performance at OMEA

Westside Christian High School’s Concert Choir has received a prestigious invitation to be a Guest Performance choir at the Oregon Music Educators Association annual conference and All-State Weekend in Eugene in January 12-15, 2017. The choir will perform on the 4:00 p.m. Concert Hour on Friday, January 13th, at Beall Hall on the University of Oregon campus. The choir was selected from an audition sample that included song recordings of the last three years of choirs at Westside. We have our choir alumni, including some in this year’s current choir, to thank for helping us to be selected for this honor.

Check out this YouTube Link to Soli singing this powerful Christmas song: World for Christmas

Here is the bio for Mr. Fox and for the Concert Choir which will be in the OMEA program next month as the choir performs!

Will Fox is in his seventh year as director of choirs at Westside Christian High School in Tigard, Oregon. In addition to two choir classes and the combined Concert Choir, Will teaches a performing worship team class called Ignite, and he started a Concert Band program at Westside this past fall. He owns a private music studio where he teaches voice, piano, and guitar. Will worked as an Associate and Music Pastor for twenty years prior to his teaching at Westside.

Fox serves as one of the High School Repertoire and Resource Chairs for Oregon ACDA and is a certified choral adjudicator in Oregon. He is the Associate Director of the Oregon SenateAires Barbershop Chorus, one of the finest choruses of its kind in the country. He sings Lead in One Man Short, a champion barbershop quartet. He spent the past four years singing with the Marylhurst Choral Union and two years with the Marylhurst Chamber Choir.

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The Westside Christian High School Concert Choir is a 50-voice choir from a 3A, private high school located in Tigard, OR, with a population of 240 students. Westside does not have a graded choir program; it simply welcomes any student who has a desire to sing. The choir consists of students in grades 9-12. An auditioned class of fourteen singers (Soli Deo Gloria) and a non-auditioned class of thirty-six singers (Westside Voices) meets four days per week in separate classes, preparing music for each ensemble, as well as for the combined Concert Choir. The Concert Choir, joining those two ensembles, only meets together on select Thursday mornings for an hour about fifteen times per year and has a fall and spring retreat. Despite these limitations, the choir program has enjoyed numerous awards and honors.

Under Fox’s leadership, the Concert Choir has won the OSAA 3A Choir State Championship the past six consecutive years and Soli has won several jazz festivals in its division. Westside’s choral program strives to reach three goals: Glorify God, Share the Love of Christ with Others, and Sing with Excellence. The Performing Arts department at Westside Christian consistently exhibits excellence in its vocal and technical development of students who possess varied singing abilities and experience. Westside regularly receives comments on its broad and varied programming, in its presentation of various musical styles, in its commitment to excellence in musicianship, and in the growing character of its students.

Mr. Fox and the choir are deeply honored and humbled by the invitation to perform today for OMEA. Thank you!

Congratulations to Westside’s choir students, past and current, for their pursuit of excellence and for their opportunity to be used by God to minister in music.

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WCHS Choir

 

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Choir Director Mr. Fox

 

Lip Sync Battles

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Last week at Westside’s Pep Assembly, each class sent out a select group of students for a lip sync battle. The junior team comprised of Laura Staropoli, Brittney Martin, Grace Roach, and Catalina Gillis were crowned Lip Sync Champions.

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WCHS learning some new cheers

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High flyin’

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Freshmen Noah Pratt, Becca Gurney, and Davis Raz (Claire Shearer not pictured)

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Sophomores Hannah Gouge and Annabel Gillingham (Madelyn Pringle & Kellen Petersen not pictured)

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Junior (Champions) Laura Staropoli, Brittney Martin, Grace Roach, and Catalina Gillis

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Seniors Jacob Bloomfeldt, Lydia Povolny, Mia Cywinski, Christopher Cervetto, and Elisabeth Stefan

 

Snow Day(s)!!!

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Westside student’s didn’t sit around idle with school canceled yesterday and today. Check out some of their creative snowman creations!

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