Westside has year-round sports for 3rd-5th grade students to participate in. Students that participate in sports learn valuable skills that enhance their social-emotional development. Students learn how to be part of a team by working together, communication skills and showing good sportsmanship.
Fall Sports: Volleyball, Football
Winter Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Volleyball
Spring Sports: Softball, Track, Soccer
If you are interested in learning more about sports at Westside or signing your child up for a sport please talk with the Sports Coordinator, Ms. Shira at 414-934-5039.
Arts @ Large
Arts @ Large supports the vision of bringing the arts to schools. Our students engage in a variety of visual and performing arts – aligned projects to enhance their educational experience. Students participate in various arts-related activities to enhance their creativity and promote social-emotional development. Some activities include dance and movement, music, and art class.
COA Community Learning Center
Westside Academy partners with COA to provide our students and families with after-school and summer programming. COA provides a wide range of programs that engage children ages 4-18 in positive activities designed to help build character, achieve academic success, and promote health and wellness. Structured programs are offered in safe and nurturing environments supervised by trained staff. Some programs that COA at Westside partner with are Express Yourself Milwaukee, Girl Scouts, and the SPARK curriculum.
Please visit the website below for more information or contact our CLC Site Coordinator, at 414-934-5074.
Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom & Tap Dancing
Students in 4th and 5th grade have the opportunity to participate in either Mat Hot Ballroom and Tap through Danceworks throughout the school year. Students that participate have the opportunity to perform at the Bradley Center at the end of the year!
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. At Westside we have a girl scout troop for our students to participate in after-school!
At Girl Scouts, your girl will prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, no-limits place designed for and by girls! How? Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PBIS is a joint effort between Milwaukee Public Schools Office of Family Services and the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association to effectively reduce classroom disruptions and student suspensions through a school-wide systematic tiered-intervention approach. Data shows that schools that implement PBIS with fidelity see decreases in disruptions and suspensions and increases in student achievement.
At Westside, we are a school that promotes positive behavior and acknowledges students that are following our Westside school-wide expectations.
Please visit our Westside PBIS page to learn more about our incentives for attendance and behavior as well as upcoming PBIS events at the link below.
Head Start promotes school readiness for children, ages three to five, in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional, health, social and other services. Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. The program actively engage parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals.
Additional Westside Partners:
-Express Yourself Milwaukee
-Washington Park Partners
-Safe and Sound
-JA BIZtown-Junior Achievement of Wisconsin: Students in 5th grade participate in JA BIZtown where they learn entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills and show them to dream big and reach their potential.
-Milwaukee County Zoo-Zoological Society of Milwaukee: Students in the 4th grade have the opportunity to participate in educational sessions at the zoo.
-Pettit National Ice Center: Students in the 3rd grade have the opportunity to participate in ice skating lessons.