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Westside Christian High School’s annual Serve Day is coming up on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021. This event provides our students and staff an opportunity to come alongside our neighbors and serve.WCHS has 22 Focus Groups serving more than 19 locations throughout Tigard, Beaverton, Newberg, Portland and Sherwood. We are partnering with local nonprofits such as With Love, Toy and Joy Makers, Inc., Union Gospel Mission, The Salvation Army, Quiet Waters Outreach and Love, Inc.This year we are asking students to arrive at their Focus Group’s designated location ready to serve. Focus Group leaders will be sending out an email with all of the details for the day. If you have questions about the day please email your student’s Focus Leader or Cindy Streimer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder:Students may not participate if they are feeling ill, especially with COVID symptoms, nor if they have been exposed in the last 14 days to someone who has tested positive for COVID or have been determined to be presumed COVID positive by a medical professional. Masks, good hygiene, and social distancing will be required for participation.Thank you to all of our Focus Group leaders and students that make Serve Day possible. We look forward to a great day of stewardship and community!
Congratulations to the Westside Christian Soccer Teams, Volleyball Team, and Cross Country Team on a great 20-21 Season.
The Girls' Soccer placed second in their league play-off games, which wrapped up on Saturday, April 10th with a match against Catlin Gabel. The girls had a very successful win against OES last Wednesday, which qualified them for the finals.
The Boys’ Cross Country Team placed 3rd in the 3A State Championship Meet. They were just six boys behind 2nd place LaPine. Four of our seven boys ran personal records, and six out of seven ran faster than they did on that same course just 22 days ago. It was a great end to their season!
The volleyball team also had a successful season and placed 3rd in their league off play-off matches. They were victorious against De La Salle North, and then Horizon Christian advanced to the finals.
Boys soccer made it to the first round of their play-off matches. Despite having one of their best games of the season, De La Salle North came away with the win and advanced.
Dear Westside Christian Community,Join us from April 25th through May 2nd for Westside Christian High School's virtual auction! Proceeds from our auction will be used to support Financial Aid; giving all students the opportunity to receive a quality Christian education.We will send a link to register in the following weeks. Visit us online at wchsonline.org for the latest information and updates. We look forward to your participation in this event that will support our current and future Westside Eagles!If you have any questions, please contact Leah Yevseyev at email@example.com.Thank you,John Hynes | Head of School
Sports EventsThis week in sports, OSAA’s Lewis and Clark League begin Playoffs. This week, we have three playoff games lined up to start. Please continue to check our website for the most up-to-date information on athletic events at WCHS.
You can reserve a ticket to the Girls’ soccer game here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-soccer-wchs-vs-dlsn-home-registration-149500406741 and if you are unable to attend, it will be live-streamed here: http://webca.st/190149You can watch the volleyball game live here: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/westside-christian-high-school-tigard-orIf you reserved a ticket for one of these events, please bring your ticket or mobile confirmation with you to the game. Please remember to wear a mask and social distance. We want to have a safe and healthy season for all.Please continue to check the calendar on FACTS for the latest updates as all games and times are subject to change.
- Girls’ Soccer Playoff Game vs. De La Salle North | Monday, April 5th at 6:00 PM
- Boys’ Soccer Playoff Game at De La Salle North | Monday, April 5th at 6:30 PM
- Volleyball Playoff Game vs. De La Salle North | Tuesday, April 6th at 6:00 PM
Congratulations to our District Champion Boys Cross Country team and our individual champion David Dugan. Last Tuesday at Southwest Christian High School, our team outpaced 2nd place Warrenton 30-46 to easily win the meet and advance to the State Meet in Lebanon on April 10th. (This was the boys team’s second District Championship in the past 3 years.)Other top 10 place finishers were Lukas von Koch (2nd), Ryder Harris (5th), and Evan McReynolds (9th). Joining those boys at the State Meet will be Miles Corrigan, Andre Steyn, and Daniel Vermillion. Their goal is to bring back a third top 4 trophy in as many years.Our girls had a complete team of 5 runners for only the second meet of the season and placed 3rd with Bella Harris leading the way for our team.Congratulations to all our runners for a great season of competition.
Westside Christian High School was featured on KOIN 6 - AM EXTRA this morning. You can view the news segment online here: https://www.koin.com/am-extra/westside-christian-enrolling-new-students/?fbclid=IwAR2lr1ebFbbFvHhNFIoCjSZ1WYJeUhrAtSqdGSIEY_ULZeCI1Y5ZqlsDQVI
*Some footage and photos were pre-COVID and does not reflect the current safety guidelines at WCHS.
Westside Christian has prepared a space on campus, which we will refer to as THE NEST, where two chaplains will be available from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM each Monday and Friday. Students will be free to come and go as they please, no sign up is necessary, and teachers will be informed that students may leave class should they desire to visit with a chaplain.
Learn more about our Westside Chaplains.
HOLLY MIGAS - On Campus Mondays
Holly is a Chaplain with Tualatin Valley Fire Rescue and Tualatin Police Department. She also serves as a Prayer Pastor at Mannahouse 217 Campus in Tigard Oregon. She and her husband, Dan, have been married for 32 years and have two adult sons, Daniel and Luke. Holly is an avid traveler and has a passion to see others understand their worth and value and to communicate the great love of Jesus for each person.
DELIA COKER - On Campus Fridays
Delia, and her husband William, have two miracle births, Syra (14) and Kingston (11). She loves Jesus and has a passion for helping people who have experienced trauma.
She went through the program at George Fox University and is 13 credits shy of my Master’s degree in Marriage and Couples Counseling but God has steered her in a different direction. Delia is currently a student at Western Seminary working on my Master of Divinity. She is honored to be a chaplain working for and with our first responders.
She serves on the board for a local anti-trafficking agency, she ia a certified co-facilitator for Mending the Soul, a faith based trauma informed program that offers curriculum to walk survivors of abuse and complex trauma through the healing process gently and holistically. And in her free time you’ll find her out in nature walking my mini Aussie doodle or reading a book.
While we've been on Spring Break, our running Eagles were tearing it up on a couple of Cross Country courses around the state. On Friday the 19th, our boys placed 2nd out of 8 teams at the Champs Invitational in Lebanon. Juniors Lukas von Koch and Ryder Harris dueled throughout the race with Ryder placing 2nd and Lukas 3rd overall. On the girls' side, another duel pitted freshman Bella Harris against her sophomore teammate Megan Blodgett who was running her first-ever Cross Country race. Bella came out on top, with the girls placing 5th as a team.Last Tuesday, Westside competed against SW Christian, Vernonia, and Trinity Academy at SW Christian HS. Ryder Harris placed first, Evan McReynolds second, and the boys' team took 1st overall. None of the girls' teams fielded a complete team of 5 runners so there were no team scores for them. The girls were again led by Bella Harris who placed 5th overall.The District Championship Meet will be held next Tuesday, March 30 at SW Christian HS in Beaverton. The boys' race at 3:00 while the girls compete at 4:00.
This week in Sports:
If you reserved a ticket for one of these events, please bring your ticket or mobile confirmation with you to the game. Please remember to wear a mask and social distance. We want to have a safe and healthy season for all.Please continue to check the calendar of FACTS for the latest updates as all games and times are subject to change.
Girls Soccer at Catlin Gabel, Monday, Mar 15 |6:15
Boys Soccer at Catlin Gabel, Monday, Mar 15 | 4:30
Cross Country Meet, Tuesday, March 16 | 4:00
Girls Soccer vs Portland Christian, Thursday, March 18 | 6:30
Boys Soccer vs Portland Christian, Thursday, March 18 | 4:15
Volleyball vs DLSN, Thursday, Mar, 18 | 6:15
Cross Country Meet, Tuesday, March 19 | 4:00
This weekend, Westside Christian High School hosted its annual Sadie Hawkins event. In order to successfully follow Oregon guidelines, there were two separate events for the WCHS students.
Freshman and Sophomores celebrated on Friday, March 12th at Bullwinkles Family Fun Center in Wilsonville where they participated in mini golf, arcade games, and go karts.
On Saturday, March 13th, Westside Christian High School juniors and seniors celebrated on campus with karaoke, games, and a photo booth. They enjoyed an evening themed "Dancing through the Decades."
Thank you to the WCHS Student Council, Parent-Teacher Fellowship, parent volunteers, and staff who made these events possible for the students.
Congratulations to our Junior and Senior Sadie Hawkins Court announced on March 8th!
Junior Court (front left to right): Caleb Foss, Natalie Fagen, Ryder Harris, and Ava Kelley
Senior Court (back left to right): Emma Moloney, Will Golsan, Morgan Petersen, and Thomas Handick
Our Cross Country teams participated in their first meet of the season last Saturday at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton. Our boys placed 2nd to Valley Catholic but juniors Lukas von Koch and Ryder Harris placed 1st and 2nd respectively as individuals. Lukas, along with both freshmen Miles Corrigan and Daniel Vermillion all ran personal record times.
Our girls were incomplete (less than 5 runners) so we didn't score as a team. Our girls were led by freshman Bella Harris who was running in her first ever Cross Country meet.
Westside Christian High School Will be hosting two Sadie Hawkins events.
Westside Juniors and Seniors!This year's Sadie's theme is Dancing Through the Decades! Highlighted decades are the 1920's, 1950's, 1970's, 1980's, and 2000's. Watch the reveal video here.WHO: In order to keep in line with the guidelines set by the county, this will be an event for only Juniors and Seniors.
WHAT: Sadie's is a girls-ask-guys dance! There will be a wide array of events, each specifically tailored to fit the COVID-19 guidelines. We will have karaoke, dancing, a lounge, individually-wrapped snacks, and other fun games and activities!
WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, March 13th from 7-9 PM, on Westside's campus.WEAR: Dress is semi-formal, or dress to theme! Westside's dress code still applies.
Please don't hesitate to ask anyone on Student Council any questions you may have! We hope to see you all there! Please vote for two guys and two girls from your class for the Sadie Hawkins court. Remember to chose people who you believe are great representations of your class and Westside Christian High School. A link to voting will follow.
Westside freshmen and SophomoresThis year's Sadie's theme is 1980's!
WHO: In order to keep in line with the guidelines set by the county, this will be an event for only Freshmen and Sophomores.
WHAT: Several homes will be open for dinners with friends, and a sign-up for dinner locations will be sent out later today. This event will take place at Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center, where you can choose from go-karting, bumper boats, mini-golf, and arcade games!
WHEN & WHERE: Friday, March 12th from 5-9 PM, at the home you signed up for dinner and Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center (chaperones will carpool). Students must be picked up at Bullwinkles by 9 PM.WEAR: Dress is semi-formal, or you can dress to the theme! Just keep in mind that the event is at Bullwinkle's - don't wear anything you can't be somewhat active in. Westside's dress code still applies.
Please don't hesitate to ask anyone on Student Council any questions you may have! We hope to see you all there!We are looking for a few more parents who can drive from the homes to Bullwinkles, so if you are available could you email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Thank you to our community!We have completed and succeeded in our All Community Giving Campaign. Your generosity has provided $175,000 in funds.
Thank you for investing in Westside students.Your generosity will help Westside Christian students receive financial aid. In the 2020-2021 academic year, Westside Christian High School provided more than $280,000 in financial assistance to families. This supports us in keeping our tuition affordable for all students while maintaining a quality educational experience.
Thank you for keeping Westside safe.Your gifts will support us as we continue to prioritize the safety of our students, staff, and the greater community by providing perimeter fencing for our property.
Thank you for optimizing our technology.Your donations will help with technological advancements and optimization to ensure learning can happen year-round for all our students. We were grateful to provide a flipped classroom model this fall that allowed education to continue both in and outside of the classroom.Thank you for the donations, the continued prayer, and support as we enter our 40th year of providing exceptional Christian education.If you did not get a chance to give, and still want to, you have time as these needs will inevitably require further resources going forward. Donations can be made by clicking here.Blessings,Amanda Howard, Marketing & Alumni RelationsJohn Hynes, Head Of School
The Student Council is so excited to be hosting class parties this month. These events provide opportunities to connect with your classmates and engage in the community. Each class will receive additional event details. Below are the outlines of each student’s party.Friday, February 26thJuniors: Bullwinkles: 6:00-8:00Saturday, February 27thFreshmen: Sherwood Ice Arena-for Broomball and Open Ice SkatingSeniors: Bullwinkles 4:00-6:00Saturday, March 6thSophomores: Tubing at Ski Bowl. Leave WCHS at 12:30 and return by 6:00
Westside students, do you want to be involved with Westside Christian’s spiritual life? Students can apply to be a Student Ministry Team Representative. These students work with student chaplains and staff to create opportunities for the community to pray, serve, and lead in faith.If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact Mrs. Rose at email@example.com.
The Little family will be headed overseas next school year. Mrs. Little will be working at Yongsan International School of Seoul in South Korea. This is one of several schools under the Network of International Christian Schools umbrella. Mrs. Little has been at Westside for nearly 12 years. She will be missed! Her family would greatly appreciate your prayer and support as they prepare for this big adventure.
Governor Kate Brown and Director of the Oregon Department of Education, Colt Gill, proclaimed today, February 4th as Oregon Private Schools Appreciation Day.We are proud to be one of Oregon's 550 private schools serving Oregon students. With nearly 40 years of educational experience, we are grateful to have served many than 2,000 Oregon high school students.
In a letter from Colt Gill to the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools he stated the following:"Governor Brown has proclaimed February 4 as Oregon Private Schools Appreciation Day. I’m
privileged to join her in honoring you for serving Oregon’s students.
Oregon has approximately 550 private schools offering around 50,000 students an array of
high-quality, specialized learning opportunities. These schools represent and serve the diverse
communities that make up our state.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought about a new level of coordination and communication between the Oregon Department of Education and the private schools of our state. My hope is that some of our learnings from this year and the deep cooperation can continue in new and creative ways in the future. While the Department does not oversee the activities of private schools in a typical year, we do have much to learn from one another and we should strive to maintain the lines of communication that have opened.I am deeply grateful for our partnership and excited about the progress we’re making for
Oregon’s students. Together, private and public schools equip the future leaders,
entrepreneurs and engaged citizens of Oregon."
Concurrent Credit Program
I’m pleased to share that all 11 WCHS courses which generated college credit through Warner Pacific University will now earn credit through George Fox University. The change is effective for this school year, and students will register for the courses later this month. The change was precipitated by WPU’s decision not to offer credit for our 4 Concurrent Credit Science classes this year. The move to GFU creates a partnership with a stronger post-secondary institution and reduces the cost of these courses for our students. Instead of $65 per credit hour, GFU will only charge $50 per credit hour. Everything else about our program, including the number of college credits for each WCHS course, remains the same as it has been over the past 7 years.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Ball, Academic Counselor
You can view the art show live: https://wicks37.wixsite.com/winterartshow2021
Please join us in celebrating Westside’s artists and the work they’ve created throughout this first semester. There will be a link sent out to our community, where we will be showcasing pieces from Introduction to Art, Advanced Art, AP Art, and Digital Design. The website is live at this link: https://wicks37.wixsite.com/winterartshow2021. It will be available for you to view at anytime. We hope you will participate in viewing and celebrating our students' work!
Mrs. Wicks, WCHS Art Teacher
On Tuesday, December 15th Westside Christian High School’s music department will be hosting our Annual Christmas Concert.
Enjoy an evening of Christmas music as Westside's Music Department presents a YouTube Live Premiere of "A Westside Christian Christmas: Christ is Coming to the Earth this Night" on Tuesday, December 15th, at 7:00 p.m.
The concert will feature live recorded footage of this year’s Concert Choir, Soli Deo Gloria, Concert Band, and Ignite Worship Team, singing and playing selected Christmas favorites, as well as a few other selections
We hope you will join us to celebrate these students and this season. You can access the link online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghb5unrjIBE&feature=youtu.be.
We look forward to you joining us for a night of music and community.
This upcoming spring break of 2021, a group of 20 or so travelers from among Westside students and their families were intending to travel to France and Spain. This trip has now been postponed until Spring Break of 2022.This means that the invitation to come along with us has just been reopened. As the group leader, I would therefore like to invite anyone interested in learning more to join me on Wednesday, December 9th at 6 PM for an informational meeting via Zoom. Come listen in and take time to ask any questions you might have.Please RSVP for the virtual meeting here: https://bit.ly/371GMmjAs well, feel free to explore more details of the tour here: www.eftours.com/2436954xzI look forward to seeing you.Jason Normansen | Spanish and French Teacher at Westside
AP Biology students have been learning about how proteins are created and transported in cells. This image shows students studying a watercolor painting of the interior of a cell. Everything in the painting is to scale and drawn from images taken with electron microscopes and other scientific imaging techniques.
Congratulations to David Dugan for his inclusion in the Oregon All-State Wind Ensemble, the highest form of honor band recognized in the state! David auditioned in October and received his acceptance to the band over the weekend. He works very diligently on playing the trumpet with consistency and excellent tone. A junior at Westside, David is now recognized as a one of the finer trumpet players in Oregon.
Sports have looked very different this year. With Fall being a season with an opportunity for schools to create friendly competition, WCHS Cross Country Coach Ball took advantage of the opportunity for his team to run and compete against other Christian Schools in the area.
Westside's Fall Cross Country Season ended on October 30th at the COVID Christian School Championship meet held at Horizon Christian School.
On November 2nd, Coach Ball hosted an Awards Celebration for the student-athletes who participated. Three athletes were singled out for special recognition. As the only girl runner, junior Meg A. received the “Girls Team Award” since she was the entire girls’ team this fall. Freshman Miles C. was honored with a “Rookie of the Year” award as the fastest freshman. And junior David Dugan was recognized as the season’s “Most Outstanding Runner”. Congratulations to each athlete for their accomplishments this season.
And thank you, Mr. Ball for creating a safe opportunity for Westside Christian High School students to compete and work together in a team environment.
Fall Fest will be tomorrow, October 8th! We'll have a spirit day on the day of the event - so be sure to wear your flannels to school!
Just a quick - the event will be from 7:00-9:30 at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island (16511 NW Gillihan Rd, Portland, OR 97231), and ALL WESTSIDE STUDENTS are encouraged to attend the event and participate in the spirit day. Make sure to dress warmly and wear shoes that can get dirty. Be sure to wear your mask, and there will be several safety measures put into place to keep everyone safe.
Each Fall our School Counselor, Scott Ball, hosts an evening series of "Going to College" workshops for parents and students. Topics covered include Entrance Exams, College Search, College Application, and College Funding. These events also include outside Finance presenters and a panel of former Westside parents who've recently gone through this process with multiple children of their own. Mr. Ball has 20 years of experience as a School Counselor at Westside as well as guiding his own 3 adult children (all Westside alumni) through this process.We hosted our first event on Monday, September 28th. We hope our community will plan to join us on the following dates for this event:
Monday, October 12th
Monday, October 26th
Monday, November 9th
Monday, November 16th
Dear WCHS Families & Students,
All parents and students currently over the age of 18 must sign the Waiver of Liability and Health Screening if they are planning on coming onto campus for any reason. This form is available in FACTS Family Portal. Go to the school header and then select web forms. This is all located on the left side. Or you can access the PDF form here to print, sign and have your student being on the first day of their cohort.
If you have any questions, please contact WCHS at 503.697.4711.
This past January, Westside Christian High School’s Athletic Department inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame Class. There was a Formal Banquet held on January 20th celebrating the four individuals and two teams of the inaugural class.
As we head into the 2020-2021 academic year, The Hall of Fame committee has remained active. The committee consists of WCHS Athletic Director, Rob Casteel; Head of School, John Hynes; Teacher, Scott Wright; Administrative Staff, Caroline Hottman and Cassandra Tyner; WCHS Boys’ Basketball Coach, David Henry; Former WCHS’ Girls’ Soccer Coach and former WCHS parent, Mike Staropoli.
Due to COVID-19, a date has not been set for the second banquet. We are currently contacting our second class to inform them of their induction. This class includes one of Westside Christian’s current teachers, coaches, and alumna - Kayla (Brase) Wicks. As we continue to contact inductees, we are working with families, getting memorabilia, videos, and conducting interviews. This process of working with the families is very rewarding, I hear stories of what God continues to do in the lives of these athletes. The Hall of Fame committee will continue to update you on our progress.
Rob Casteel, Athletic Director
Dear Westside Christian Community,On August 1st, WCHS celebrated the Class of 2020 in the most unique graduation to date. We wanted to share with you the final video of the event that includes the invocation, valedictorian speeches, music, the drive-thru event, the presentation of diplomas, and the senior slideshow. Here is the link to the final video of the Graduation Ceremony.Special thank you to the Sprague Family for filming and creating this video, especially Brooke Sprague for her editing. We appreciate the time and energy their family took to capture this event.Thank you to the Friesen family for the drone footage; Will Fox for coordinating the music; Denise Rose for coordinating the event.Thank you to JP Watson for technical support, audio-mixing, and the live stream of the event. Thank you to Marty Huie for professional photography.Thank you to WCHS Parent Teacher Fellowship, especially Sheila Adams for the picnic baskets, decor, and signage. Thank you to all the countless volunteers who helped support this event through set-up, clean-up, and help.Thank you,Amanda HowardWCHS Marketing