Keeping busy after school!
Westside is so proud to offer so many afterschool activities to meet our students’ diverse interests. At Westside, we feel that it is important to foster the “whole child” and offer a variety of clubs that will generate excitement for our students.
We have so many dedicated teachers that are willing to sponsor our clubs. They spend many countless and payless hours to make sure our children receive these great experiences. Below is a list of the clubs, sponsors, and specifics on each club.
Ballet Folklorico- Sponsors- Patricia Hall & Maria Vela- Practice is after school one day a week from 3:15-4:30. The club accepts Kindergarten-5th graders, and there is an application process with required teacher recommendations. The club performs at events around Brazoria County, and at many Westside functions.
Kick Cats Drill Team- Sponsors- Britney Fischbach & Jamie Landon- Practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:25 after school. There is a try out in the Spring, and 2nd-5th grade kids can participate. The drill team performs around town, with our AJH and AHS Aristocats, and at Westside functions.
Running Club- Sponsors-Amy Morgan, Angie Leija, Deborah Rosental, & Dayna Messec- The running club meets one day every other week after school from 3:15-4:00. The club accepts members from 3rd-5th grade. Applications will be available in September. They set running goals and participate in various fun runs throughout the community.
Robotics- Sponsors-Cecilia Teater, Katy Medina, JJ Ortiz, & Amanda Duarte- The Robotics Club accepts 10-15 members in 4th and 5th grade. There is an application process with essay questions that are connected to the challenge the club will be working on for that year (as set out by the Robotics League). There is also a teacher recommendation component. The club meets Tuesday and Thursday after school until 5:00 and more often during competition times.
PALS- Sponsors- Tracy Tigner, Carmen Cook, Veronica Cabrera, & Enedelia Olvera- PALS meets after school on Thursdays 1-2 times a month 3:15-4:00. The club accepts 4th and 5th graders, and there is an application process with teacher recommendations required. The PALS mentor our younger students and also help with various community outreach programs.
Spanish Club- Sponsors- pending- They accept 4th and 5th graders with an application process and teacher recommendations. They meet one day a month after school and coordinate activities that support our Westside community and bring cultural programs to our school.
Student Council- Sponsor- Dayna Messec & Vivian Henegar- Student Council is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students with an application process that includes a teacher recommendation, which will be done in September. They meet the first Thursday of the month 7:15-7:40. Student Council provides activities that raise funds for our students to bring exciting programs and various incentives to Westside.