Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Concert Band

Our Concert Band had an excellent performance at the Six Flags Music Festival.  Our Whiteside Band received straight superior ratings from all three judges!  We are so proud of our band students.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Geography Fair

The Geography Fair is one of the best family events at Whiteside Middle School.  Thanks to our 8th grade students and Mrs. Mertens for once again educating all of us at the Geography Fair!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Belleville East Student Athletes

Thanks to the Belleville East student athletes for attending our first annual Health and Wellness Fair.  We appreciate the time they took out of their busy schedules to meet and work with our Whiteside Families.  Our students loved interacting with this outstanding group of student athletes.  We look forward to working more with them in the future!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

1st Annual Whiteside School District Health Fair

The first Whiteside Wellness and Fitness Fair took place last month.  Kids and parents loved the free giveaways, jumping rope, bowling, shooting hoops, throwing footballs, karate chopping, making a spirit stick, competing in the burpee challenge, having a computerized free wellness test, planting a garden in a glove, and meeting athletes from Belleville East.

Special thanks to Mrs. Erin Connolly who started the Warrior 5k years ago and had a vision for a corresponding fair.  Thank you also to all of the teachers and volunteers who helped with the 5K. 

Thank you to all of the community businesses and organizations (many of which were parents, students, or former students) that participated in the event: St. Clair Bowl, Doterra, Eckerts, Advantage Family Chiropractic, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Monsanto, 3T Martial Arts, Crossfit Metro East, Little Devils, Belleville East Football, Belleville East Girls' Basketball, Belleville East Boys' Basketball, and YMCA. 

Special thanks to Dr. Candace Hamilton for working with Monsanto as a faculty advisor for the Garden in a Glove Activity as well as St. Elizabeth's Hospital for donating water and totes and the Hardy Family for donating Gatorade. Lastly, thank you to the Whiteside custodial staff as well as Mrs. Laurent and Mrs. Burke for helping with set up and take down for the event.  The first time event, in conjunction with the 5th annual 5k, was a great way to bring the community, families, students, former students, and staff together to promote healthy opportunities.  We hope that the first time event can lead to more opportunities in the future to connect to the community.

Kelly Remijan
2018 PTC Wellness/Fitness Fair Coordinator

Friday, May 11, 2018

Parent Teacher Club 5k Race

Thanks to Mrs. Erin Connolly and our Parent Teacher Club for organizing our annual 5k race.  Our families had so much fun participating and cheering for each other on the course and at the finish line.  We are already looking forward to next year's race!

5k Shirt Design

We are proudly wearing our Whiteside 5k shirts that were designed by one of our student artists.  Athena is a scholar, a writer, and an artist.  We love our new shirts!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

More Photos from the Play Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit

I have more great photos from the play production:  Law and Order:  Fairy Tale Unit.  This year's cast and crew had over 50 students!  Thanks to our students for all their hard work and for directors Mr. Murakami, Mrs. Phillips, and Mr. Poettgen.  All the students in the Whiteside School District enjoyed watching this entertaining production!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Law and Order Fairy Tale Unit

Our students put on an entertaining production of Law and Order Fairy Tale Unit.  We are very proud of their hard work, dedication, and creativity.  Thanks to Mike Murakami, Amber Phillips, and Mark Poettgen for their leadership for the production.

Monday, May 7, 2018

NJHS Service Project: Sustainable Fresh Water

Our National Junior Honor Society  educated our student body about the lack of fresh, sustainable water in parts of rural Africa.  We learned about this health crisis that could easily be solved by building fresh water wells in the affected areas.  We put our education into action by holding a fundraiser to build a well in rural Africa.  Each well costs $400.00 and our goal was to raise enough money to build one.  We surpassed that goal by raising $500.00!  Thanks to our National Junior Honor Society for leading us in this important fundraiser.