Announcements With Love Donations Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <h4><a href=""><strong>Help Foster Youth by donating gifts this Christmas Season. All gift purchases are due by December 5th.&nbsp;</strong></a></h4> <p>There is still time to help Oregon youth in Foster Care. With Love has made it simple for WCHS families to donate, all you have to do is click on the link below and choose the gift(s) you would like to purchase.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>For the mailing address, simply click on the With Love address and it will go directly to them. &nbsp;They will then deliver your donated gift to a child in foster care for Christmas. This list has been especially populated for the WCHS community, so let&rsquo;s work together to bless these children by clearing the entire list.</p> AP Biology Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>AP Biology students have been learning about how proteins are created and transported in cells. This image shows students studying a watercolor painting of the interior of a cell. Everything in the painting is to scale and drawn from images taken with electron microscopes and other scientific imaging techniques.</p> No Cohorts Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>There will be no school or cohorts the week of November 23rd for Thanksgiving Break.&nbsp;We hope you enjoy your time together with your families and look forward to seeing you on November 30th. &nbsp;We are thankful for all the families of the WCHS community!&nbsp;</p> All-State Band Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>Congratulations to David Dugan for his inclusion in the Oregon All-State Wind Ensemble, the highest form of honor band recognized in the state! David auditioned in October and received his acceptance to the band over the weekend. He works very diligently on playing the trumpet with consistency and excellent tone. A junior at Westside, David is now recognized as a one of the finer trumpet players in Oregon.&nbsp;</p> Cross Country Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>Sports have looked very different this year. With Fall being a season with an opportunity for schools to create friendly competition, WCHS Cross Country Coach Ball took advantage of the opportunity for his team to run and compete against other Christian Schools in the area.&nbsp;</p> <p>Westside&#39;s Fall Cross Country Season ended on October 30th at the&nbsp;COVID Christian School Championship meet held at Horizon Christian School.</p> <p><img class="cke_image" alt="" height="525" src="" width="700" /></p> <p>On November 2nd, Coach Ball hosted an Awards Celebration for the student-athletes who participated. Three athletes were singled out for special recognition. As the only girl runner, junior Meg A.&nbsp;received the &ldquo;Girls Team Award&rdquo; since she was the entire girls&rsquo; team this fall. Freshman Miles C. was honored with a &ldquo;Rookie of the Year&rdquo; award as the&nbsp;fastest freshman. And junior David Dugan was recognized as the season&rsquo;s &ldquo;Most Outstanding Runner&rdquo;. Congratulations to each athlete for their accomplishments this season.</p> <p>And thank you, Mr. Ball for creating a safe opportunity for Westside Christian High School students to compete and work together in a team environment.&nbsp;</p> Fall Fest Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>Fall Fest will be tomorrow, October 8th!&nbsp;We&#39;ll have a spirit day on the day of the event - so be sure to wear your flannels to school!&nbsp;</p> <p>Just a quick - the event&nbsp;will be from 7:00-9:30 at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island (16511 NW Gillihan Rd, Portland, OR 97231), and ALL WESTSIDE STUDENTS are encouraged to attend the event and participate in the spirit day.&nbsp; Make sure to dress warmly and wear shoes that can get dirty.&nbsp; Be sure to wear your mask, and there will be several safety measures put into place to&nbsp;keep everyone safe.</p> Going to College Events Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <div>Each Fall our School Counselor, Scott Ball, hosts an evening series of &quot;Going to College&quot; workshops for parents and students. Topics covered include Entrance Exams, College Search, College Application, and College Funding. These events also include outside Finance presenters and a panel of former Westside parents who&#39;ve recently gone through this process with multiple children of their own. Mr. Ball has 20 years of experience as a School Counselor at Westside as well as guiding his own 3 adult children (all Westside alumni) through this process.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 16px;">We hosted our first event on Monday, September 28th. We hope our community will plan to join us on the following dates for this event:&nbsp;</span></div> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Monday, October 12th&nbsp;</strong></div> </li> <li> <div><strong>Monday, October 26th&nbsp;</strong></div> </li> <li> <div><strong>Monday, November 9th</strong></div> </li> <li> <div><strong>Monday, November 16th&nbsp;</strong></div> </li> </ul> Health Screening Waiver Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>Dear&nbsp;WCHS&nbsp;Families &amp; Students,&nbsp;<br /> <br /> All parents and students currently over the age of 18 must sign the Waiver of Liability and Health Screening if they are planning on coming onto campus for any reason. This form is available&nbsp;in FACTS Family Portal. Go to the school header and then select web forms. This is all located on the left side. Or you can access the&nbsp;<a href="">PDF form&nbsp;here&nbsp;to print</a>, sign and have your student being on the first day of their cohort.<br /> <br /> If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;WCHS&nbsp;at 503.697.4711.&nbsp;</p> Hall of Fame Update Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>This past January, Westside Christian High School&rsquo;s Athletic Department inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame Class. There was a Formal Banquet held on January 20th celebrating the four individuals and two teams of the inaugural class.&nbsp;</p> <p>As we head into the 2020-2021 academic year, The Hall of Fame committee has remained active. The committee consists of WCHS Athletic Director, Rob Casteel; Head of School, John Hynes; Teacher, Scott Wright; Administrative Staff, Caroline Hottman and Cassandra Tyner; WCHS Boys&rsquo; Basketball Coach, David Henry; Former WCHS&rsquo; Girls&rsquo; Soccer Coach and former WCHS parent, Mike Staropoli.&nbsp;</p> <p>Due to COVID-19, a date has not been set for the second banquet. We are currently contacting our second class to inform them of their induction. This class includes one of Westside Christian&rsquo;s current teachers, coaches, and alumna&nbsp;- Kayla (Brase) Wicks.&nbsp; As we continue to contact inductees, we are working with families, getting memorabilia, videos, and conducting interviews. This process of working with the families is very rewarding, I hear stories of what God continues to do in the lives of these athletes. The Hall of Fame committee will continue to update you on our progress.</p> <p><strong>Rob Casteel, Athletic Director</strong></p> Graduation 2020 Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <div>Dear Westside Christian Community,&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On August 1st, WCHS celebrated the Class of 2020 in the most unique graduation to date. We wanted to share with you the final video of the event that includes the invocation, valedictorian speeches, music, the drive-thru event, the presentation of diplomas, and the senior slideshow. <a href="">Here is the link to the final video of the Graduation Ceremony.</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Special thank you to the Sprague Family for filming and creating this video, especially Brooke Sprague for her editing. We appreciate the time and energy their family took to capture this event.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you to the Friesen family for the drone footage; Will Fox for coordinating the music; Denise Rose for coordinating the event.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you to JP Watson for technical support, audio-mixing, and the live stream of the event. Thank you to <a href="">Marty Huie</a> for professional photography.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you to WCHS Parent Teacher Fellowship, especially Sheila Adams for the picnic baskets, decor, and signage. Thank you to all the countless volunteers who helped support this event through set-up, clean-up, and help.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,&nbsp;</div> <div>Amanda Howard</div> <div>WCHS Marketing</div>