Moonlight in the Gardens has become one of our favorite WHAM family nights. Our families had an opportunity to enjoy the music sounds of Baton Rouge Music Studio and WHAM alumnus Sam Short performing with the band Frostbite. Whether it was from a food truck (Mr. Ronnies Hot Donuts and Hamburgers, Geaux-Yo Frozen Yogurt) or a picnic brought from home, the food was delicious. The evening was filled with music, food, friendship, and fellowship!
On any given morning in Mrs. Johnson's kindergarten class you can find her students reading and taking Accelerated Reader comprehension test. Throughout the school year, with literacy at the forefront of learning, Mrs. Johnson has helped her students to develop a passion and love for reading. According to their independent reading logs the students have read 1232 books this year!
At WHAM our 3rd - 5th grade students have become very proficient with the recorder. Students have been working through a recorder unit of study and progressing through one of eight levels of mastery. In a recent lesson, the 4th grade music students used a familiar melody of Hot Cross Buns and a newly learned descant to accompany. The students used a performance planning checklist to plan small group presentations for their class. Each group presented and received feedback from their peers. A "rockin" recorder time was had by all!
Westdale Heights Academic (WHAM) is proud to be one of the first nationally certified magnet schools. The Magnet School Standards of Excellence define the essential elements and characteristics of high-quality magnet programs. WHAM is proud to be a nationally certified magnet school based on these standards.
Every nationally certified magnet school, regardless of neighborhood or zip code, is held to the same high standards, meeting the five pillars of magnet schools as well as the Standards of Excellence. Nationally certified magnet schools like WHAM provide high-quality, innovative programs that promote choice, diversity and excellence.
Thank you to our school community of students, parents, staff, and stakeholders who help to make WHAM an AMAZING school where learning is truly MAGICAL!
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the WHAM Garden Workday scheduled for Sunday has been postponed.
Yes that’s pi, not pie. Today marks the 30th anniversary of the math-inspired holiday.
Pi, denoted by the Greek letter “π”, has been part of human knowledge for millennia, but it wasn’t until 1988 that physicist Larry Shaw organized what is now recognized as the first “Pi Day” celebration at the San Francisco Exploratorium science museum. Shaw chose March 14, or 3.14 — the first three digits of pi — as Pi Day. Shaw died last year, but Pi Day is still celebrated by lovers of mathematics around the world.
Today the WHAM 5th grade students learned how to apply the circumference formula to find the radius, diameter, or the circumference of of a circle all while enjoying a little pie. Happy Pi Day!