A word from the superintendent……
It is that time of year again, a new year is beginning. I hope everyone has had a great summer and has been able to spend valuable time with family and friends. As is the case every year, summer brings a lot of hard work around a school district on facilities and in training. The maintenance and custodial staff along with the numerous student employees have worked extremely hard to get our facilities ready for a new year. The custodial staff have been moving teachers in and out of classrooms, painting, cleaning out old closets, as well as, the major task of cleaning and waxing floors. The maintenance crew have been working to fix our many water issues around both campuses. They are finalizing repairs to a drainage issue along our Tornado Shelter sidewalk, replaced topsoil and sodded the area around the outdoor classroom, added topsoil and sod along the elementary sidewalk, moved and installed old playground equipment, moved and installed white boards, as well as, the numerous other issues that arise and need maintenance on a daily basis. The elementary campus has a new piece of playground equipment, border, and safe zone. There has also been an addition of a gate at the south entrance to Collier Street. This gate will be closed during the day to minimize the traffic and maximize the safety of our students. We will work to maintain consistency with our drop off and pick up plans.
There are many other employees that work during the summer and their hard work is greatly appreciated. The technology team has installed new interactive TV’s at the elementary. They have also worked hard getting the technology ready for students on the first day of school.
Teachers have spent time over the summer receiving professional development which will help them stay at the top of their profession. There are numerous hours above the contracted days that our excellent teachers work to ensure they are ready to provide the best education possible to our students.
The faculty and staff at Westside are a great group of people. I have enjoyed working with them this past year and look forward to getting to know them, students, parents, and community members better this upcoming year. The faculty and staff here at Westside continue to go the extra mile to improve the education of our students. These improvements come from the hard work and dedication of everyone including the students, parents and community. On behalf of the Westside School District School Board, Administration, Faculty, and Staff, I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the Westside School District. We will continue working together to provide the best education for our students, our future!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and positive experience this school year!
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If you need additional information about the Westside School District, you can call the district office at, (479) 497-1991.
Shane Gordon, John Elms, Mike Hayes, and Taylor Hatch
Westside Public Schools participates in the Arkansas Public School Choice Act 1227 of 2013. Any parent residing outside the Westside School District that desires to send their child to the Westside Schools beginning with the 2013-2014 school year may obtain an application in the superintendent’s office at 1535 Rabbit Hill Road Hartman, AR 72840. The application must be postmarked no later than June 1 of the year in which the pupil would begin the fall semester at the nonresident district. Parents are encouraged to have the application submitted as soon as possible as the new School Choice Law has a 3% cap limitation on the number of applications that can be accepted. Applications do not have to be resubmitted for any students currently attending Westside Schools under the School Choice Act. This notice is prepared in accordance with Arkansas statute 6-18-227.