Confident, Capable, Empathic, and Compassionate Human Beings
8th grade is a year of preparation as students get ready for the transition to high school. Students think critically and delve deeper into their world-view as they evolve from an observer of the world to a participant. As leaders of Westside’s Middle School, students focus on self-reflection, empathy, connection to one another, and legacy. Students are stretched to look inward in order to identify and pursue their passions and to explore many subjects that will shape who they are.Students engage in transformational experiences in the classroom and in the community in order to grapple with tough problems, learn through service, and apply what they have experienced to create real-world solutions now and in the future. Also pushed to look outward, students explore questions like “how can I come to embrace, not just tolerate, what makes others different from me?”, “how can I lift others up, and make their experience a better one?,” and “how can I critically question the world around me?” The end result is graduates that are confident, capable, empathic, and compassionate human beings.
8TH GRADE HIGHLIGHTS
- Propaganda Projects
- Shakespeare Festival
- Chinese Night Market