Two of the Garden Beds at Westwood Terrace

Extracurriculars

At this time all extracurricular activities are on hold due to distance learning and Covid-19.  More information will be coming soon. 

Sponsor
Angelica Schwartz-Hernandez

Bronco Book club is for 3rd grade students who love to read and travel on adventures through books! It is a fun way to read and talk about books as a group.

During the meetings, students will choose books based on the selected genre and on their interests. Upon completing the book, students will have an opportunity to discuss their reading material through group discussions and writing activities. Students will also work in groups to create a project pertaining to the book.

At the end of the year, students will have the opportunity to present their projects, and the books that they have read, to family and friends.

Sponsor
Leslie Wogstad

Cardboard Arcade Overview Cardboard Arcade is a tuition-based after-school program for 2nd grade students in Northside Independent School District. It is an engineering program where students work in teams or individually to design, test, redesign, retest, and eventually create a working arcade-type game. Students consider game design, rules for playing, and prior science knowledge when designing their games.

Sponsor
Deborah Miller
Meeting Time & Location
(Strings) Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:00 and 4:00-5:00 pm (Choir) Mondays 3:00-4:00 pm Rm D105

Choir is ending January 31 performing at the Rampage game.  The only thing left is awards banquet for them.  More information to come.

 

Strings is a year round group of 5th grade students who are interested in learning how to play a stringed instrument.  We meet twice a week and perform throughout the year. For example, Turkey Cluster, a combined performance with other area elementary  strings students and the middle and high school we perform in the fall.  We perform by spreading holiday cheer on campus and at Assisted living facilities,  and in the spring we perform for solo and Ensemble Contest  and with Coffee house at the end of the year.

Sponsor
Brenda Carrillo

WWT Coding Club

Students learn to code with Google CS and Scratch, a free, block-based programming tool developed by MIT. It’s ideal for beginners to learn coding. Students ‘snap’ together blocks of commands that the computer can carry out.

 

Our goal is to increase confidence when using computers, instill courage to try new things, grow perseverance when tackling difficult problems, provide a sense of belonging in technology for underrepresented students, and demonstrate the impact that CS has in careers and communities.

 

Sponsor
Maria Alcaraz

The Flight Club is an engineering program where kindergarten and first grade students are introduced to the engineering design process.  We meet once a week after school for a total of 8 weeks, during our spring semester.

It is an engineering program where students work in teams or individually to design, test, and modify 4 tools that interact with air - kites, parachutes, paper airplanes, and simple rockets. Students learn about the basic principles of flight and design when creating each of these tools.   With each new focus, the students learn background information about the object, look at existing designs, try out a design, test it, and modify it. They also develop perseverance through the failures and missteps  all while having fun along the way 

Sponsor
Johanna Santos

Girls on the Run

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through a research-based curriculum which includes dynamic discussions, activities, and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Sponsor
Jessica Kelley

Green Team is an after school club for 3rd-5th grade students that focuses on environmental literacy. Students learn valuable science concepts while gardening, birding, and composting.

Green Team is run as part of a Project ACORN grant and encourages community involvement. Students engage in hands-on activities that teach them about plants, life cycles, biodiversity, and sustainability.

Green Team is in its 3rd year at Westwood Terrace and growing and expanding each year. We currently have 9 garden beds, which include organic vegetables, flowers, and a pollinator bed. We will also be adding a wildflower bed and a birding area this year.

Sponsor
Martin Shanley
Meeting Time & Location
Tuesdays 3:00-4:15

WWT ROBOTICS CLUB

The WWT Robotics can consist of up to 6 members. Members are a mix of 4th and 5th graders. Robotics is a school sponsored club that uses the Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robot to build and program. The robot will be programmed to complete a set of missions supplied by First Lego League. WE DO NOT BUILD LEGOS! This is important to understand.   The team will be selected based on the applications submitted. Two WWT teachers will review and rank the applications. FIRST LEGO League (FLL® ) challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. Teams will choose and solve a real-world problem. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®. 

NO PRIOR Lego MINDSTORM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. But there are a few requirements

 ∙ Student must be self-motivated in work 

∙ Student can spend 30 minutes per week outside of meetings on Robotics related homework/tasks 

∙ Student are willing to work on tasks outside their comfort zone 

∙ Student class conduct must be of the highest quality 

∙ Students can work in a team focused environment

See more at https://www.first-lego-league.org/en/season/topic.html 

 

Sponsor
Enue Phillips

 

Scrabble Club is a fun group where members are able to learn how to play the word board game, Scrabble. Scrabble players compete with each other to make the biggest words and earn the most points! Watch out for those double and triple word spots! We are word building champions!

 

Solar Cars

The Solar Car Club is offered to 4th and 5th grade students. Students will work in teams of 3 to design and build their own miniature solar powered race cars from scratch. The teams will only be provided with a solar panel, gear box, and axle rods. 

 

Solar Cars offers students hands-on lessons in teamwork, renewable energy, problem-solving, science and engineering.The students’ hard work will be put to the ultimate test at the end of the season, when they will compete in the Texas Solar Race Car Event - an entire day of racing against other competing schools from Northside as well as other competitors from school districts all around Texas.

Sponsor
Leslie Wogstad, Ms. Norman

STEAM Team Overview

The club where failure is not an option - it's a necessity!

STEAM Team is an after-school program for 3rd grade students. It is an engineering program where students work in small groups design, test, redesign, retest, and eventually create a working Rube Goldberg machine that performs a simple task. Students use science knowledge, creativity, and grit to work through each challenge.

 

Sponsor
Brenda Saldana and Brenda Winters

Westwood Terrace is excited to announce our new STEM Sisters' club as an after school engineering program for Fourth and Fifth grade students.  

STEM Sisters is a program that is designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This program's goal is to encourage female students to become more involved in these fields and ultimately follow an educational path that will lead them to a career in a STEM related field.

We meet weekly and use the interdisciplinary curriculum from the Boston Museum of Science to learn more about STEM through engaging, hands-on projects. 

This program is sponsored by STEM Teacher Brenda Saldana and Academic Support Teacher/ Science Coach Brenda Winters.

Sponsor
Angelica Aldana

 

Student Council:

Student Council is a leadership organization. We strive to contribute to a warm, welcoming environment here at Westwood Terrace. Through involvement on campus, as well as service projects in the community, we hope to create a lasting impact on the lives of others through teamwork and dedication to our school. 

Sponsor
Alicia paez

Young Astronauts is a tuition-based after-school science enrichment program for fourth and fifth grade students. The topic changes each year, and all lessons and activities focus on building student interest and understanding in the area of space science. The program culminates in February with our annual Stargazing event for fifth grade Young Astronauts.

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