Student life at wchs
Student life during high school is not just a complement to academics; it is an integral part of a student's educational journey. It offers opportunities for personal growth, skill development, social connections, and self-discovery that are invaluable in shaping well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the challenges of adulthood.
At Westside, a students high school experiences starts with student life. A few reasons student life can foster a healthy high school experience include:
- A sense of belonging: being part of clubs, teams, or other student organizations can help students feel a sense of belonging and connection to the school community. This can have a positive impact on their mental and emotional well-being.
- Diverse Experiences: Student life provides opportunities for students to explore a wide range of interests and activities, from sports and arts to clubs and community service. This diversity helps students discover their passions and talents.
- College and Career Opportunities: Colleges and universities often look for well-rounded students who have been actively involved in high school activities. In addition, the skills and experiences gained through student life can be valuable in the college application process and later in a student's career.
Fall 2023 Student Activities
Our First Pep Rally was a glowing success. We enjoyed both our Cheer program & Stuco's hard work as they created an entertaining Rally highlighting and honoring our fall sports teams. We had a great time learning a staff, STUCO & cheer dance that was performed at the Rally for our student body under the effects of the black lights. I think it's safe to say those who participated had a great time and good laughs. Lets='s Glow Eagles. We are now ready to head into fall and enjoy our Fall Fest Dance at Sauvie's Island. It's now time to get our flannels out, kick up your boots for fun time as we enjoy our annual Fall Fest at the pumpkin Patch. See y'all there.
Students took a break from the classroom to enjoy reuniting with old friends, make new friends, and have fun with many different activities all over campus. Student were also able to choose amazing eats from two different food trucks. To top it all off - students were surprised with a truck dedicated to a yummy ice-cream cookie.
Our Senior class was able to participate in some of the excitement on campus before leaving for their retreat at Canby Grove Conference Center for the weekend. This was a sweet time of students leading each other as a handful of staff got to watch the students interact all together as a class. The time of worship which was led by students was beautiful and a sweet weekend of simply unplugging and fellowshipping together.
Seniors take a moment to capture this memory. Seniors look forward to this time as juniors in anticipation for their senior year. This retreat is an important way to start their senior year and many seniors returned feeling differently about their senior year.
Senior retreat was a refreshing and bonding experience. I think that spending time outside of school with my senior class was amazing, you could feel the bonding happening between everyone. It was also a very spiritual experience, I loved being able to help out leading worship, just watching and listening to everyone worship with such a passion for Christ made me so happy and left me completely amazed at how God was moving throughout the whole time at retreat.
Powdertuff, one of our newer events at Westside, is on Thursday, April 6th! Get ready for laughs, competition, and an all around fun evening!
The evening begins at 6pm and will go until 9pm in the gym.
The boys form volleyball teams by class and are coached by our very own volleyball girls! We have faculty participate through reffing, announcing and scoreboard. Come out and cheer our students on!
Activities Throughout the Year
Click the link below for a summarized list of Westside activities with descriptions!