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Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Photo Archives

Photos that were previously featured on other web pages will usually end up here. We do not have enough bandwidth to reserve these photos idefinitely, and will remove them periodically.

For the latest news check the home page. Below you’ll find some older news, galleries, and images of student activities.

(The Well Water Consumer Confidence Report has moved to the Accountability page.)


Enjoy some highlights below from the last few weeks of school 2015-16:

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Second Graders' Recycled-Materials Cars! ...and for a video of the race on YouTube: click!
Our Parade participants made it into the Press Democrat! »»»
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««« Lego Robotics in Room 5 – Lots of learning about engineering, programming, and team work! (...and fun!)
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Spirit Friday – Cape Day! May 23rd »»»

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««« Look what hatched in TK Kindergarten!!! Baby chicks started hatching in our incubator on May 17.

2016 Science Award Winners are:
Best of Group – Clare McGowan,
Rube Goldberg Competition – 1st place to Alex Johnson, Matthew Teldeschi and Cevaun Gilbert,
Life Science Award- 3rd place Hailey Webb, 1st place Clare McGowan and 2nd place Aiden Overdorf,
Physical Science Award – 2nd place Hailey Davis, and 3rd place Kiran Meyer.

Fourth Grade Collected $762.14 for Lake County Fire Victims (click here to read letters)Valley Fire Check

Read more background at the SCOE website. This link- www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase to the CDE site for more info about the official notice, as well as objection forms for parents, etc.

The photos reflect the Healdsburg AAUW (American Association of University Women) providing a new book to each first grader to take home and keep, a new book for Ms. Kettmann to share with her first grade students, and a table full of school supplies to give to the teachers for their unending dedication to our young people. Happy Holidays! AAUW’s “Reading Rocks” program brings in tutors every week to work with first graders to improve their literacy skills with one on one assistance.
Pat Bertapelle, WSS Trustee and AAUW member


Classroom Self-Portrait Posters — 2014-15 Classes
Still can be viewed online. (Click here to see them all)

2015-16: Enjoy these few memories from the recently ended schoolyear.

2015 FFA — West Side’s incredible Float Won Second Place!!

Thank you to our fabulous FFA Float team. Sandy Gee coordinated the committee again this year. She was assisted by Rob Gee and daughter, Bella; Angie Bauman; Joe, Lyne and Dominic Duri; Manny and Marta Rodriquez and Eddie and Lali Saenz; Anne Gradek; Alex Davis; Mario and Cameron Pippi; Mrs. Hoffman; Gary Johnson and the West Side Band; Wrights Feed Store; Bobs Signs; and Valasquez Maintenance Construction.


Six Grade Performs Greek Plays 2015

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Operation Jazz Band

Operation Jazz Band, in its 15th year, is a week-long music program brought to our schools by Healdsburg Jazz Festival.

West Side fifth graders with internationally-known jazz drummer, Babatunde Lea.

Fifth graders with pianist Joe Warner and vocalist Faye Carol.

Healdsburg Jazz Black History
These two talented writers were selected from West Side to read at the Healdsburg Jazz Black History Month Program at the Raven Theater on Friday, February 27: Leilani Navarro and Claire Conard(click thumbnail for full text)

Gather 'Round Fundraiser Gather 'Round: Celebrate West Side School was a tremendous success! Special thanks to our event coordinators, Jen Stark, Wendy Holland, and Kate Gomes. A BIG thank you to Felta Education Foundation, our volunteers, guests, and donors.

First Grade Egg Drop 2015

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Sixth Graders challenging themselves during the Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14, 2014).


Healdsburg Kiwanis brought a dictionary for each third grader today (Nov. 6).


Harvest Time at West Side

The first grade class takes care of the school chickens. This morning they scrambled up some eggs and shared in their nutritious bounty.

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Kindergarteners making applesauce with parent volunteer.

West Side students served up scrambled eggs by board president, Ann Davis.

First Grade Explorations

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West Side School FFA Float 2014

West Side School’s FFA parade float won Second Prize!!!
Was it all the students on the float shouting “We Are West Side!” at the top of their voices, or Mr. Johnson and the band’s wonderful playing that tipped the judges our way? Who knows?! Whatever the reason, and whatever the prize, a great time was had by all, and we’re very grateful to all who played a part!
Very extra-special THANK YOU shout-outs go to Bella’s mom and dad, and to Sandy and Rob Gee!!

(Click here to find more float photos you can download)


Thank you to Dalton’s mom and grandma, Jennifer Ortiz and Nell Mortenson, for taking great care of our roses.


Access to some videos of some 2013-14 fun activities:

Watch snippets of the Jog-A-Thon, the West Side Happy Flash Mob at the Windsor Farmers Market, and the 2014 2nd Grade  Play... and more! (YouTube Channel). (Please let us know of any problems).


West Side Dad's Club

Thank You West Side Dads' Club!

West Side's Dads' Club presents FEF President with a whopping check for $7,400 from the recent Texas Hold'em fundraiser!

Pictured here, from left to right, Todd Brandt, Sherri Johnston, Isabel Lickey, Parker Brandt, Milton Brandt, and Joe Lickey

Science Fair Winners:
Life Science–2nd Place to second grader Leilani Navarro, 2nd Place to fifth grader Uly Olney, 3rd Place to fifth grader Zoe Navarro; Physical Science–1st Place to fifth grader Fiona Davis; and Rube Golberg Machines–2nd Place to 4th graders, Cevaun Gilbert, Adyn Grooms, and Jackson Scheibal.

AmeriCorps NCCC Green 5 Visits WS School
See the info and photo gallery (click here)

Operation Jazz Band: April 7-11 was Jazz Education week for our fifth graders. Thank you, Healdsburg Jazz Festival for providing this unique music education and history program for our students!

West Side students with musician Gary Brown during Operation Jazz Band

Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to fourth grader, Zoe Katz (first place), and sixth grader, Ian Cabeen (second place), who went on to represent West Side at the North County Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 11th.

Kinders at Work

4th Graders Prepare for Fort Ross

Fourth graders prepare for the annual overnight field trip to Fort Ross' Environmental Living Program. Students assume the roles of cooks, militia, artisans, hunters, and clerks while parent volunteers assist.

  • Carpenters

  • Father-Son

  • Balclutha Flag

  • Making the Balclutha Flag



Martin Luther King Jr. Poster

December 15th Letter from Superintendent re: Connecticut

2011-12 Third Grade Steelhead Trout Display

Life cycle of Steelhead

First Grade very eggsciting egg drop this Spring.

Click to see photos of their experiment with eggs.

First Grade Eggsperiment

Spelling Bee

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Congratulations to Spelling Bee winners Emma Esquivel and Cole Gradek. Great job representing West Side at the Sonoma County Regional Spelling Bee.

Martin Luther King Jr. 2012 Click for the 3rd Grade Gallery –> MLK I have a dream

Fourth Grade Remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. January 2012
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At the December 2011 Holiday Show

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Kindergartners ready for the Thanksgiving Holidays

Thankful Kindergarteners

Photo Galleries

Check the links below for some photo galleries of students and their works:

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Third Grade 2011 - First Week of School

2010-2011 Harvest Festival
Check out the photos!

2010-2011 Third grade
Science and Art activities photos

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Click to see Third Grade Waterfall Simile Poems