A message from our music staff:

Mr. Berger and Ms. Dudlak are glad you're here! Check back often for updates and info about our Westgate music program. Mr. Berger can be reached via email at gberger@sd25.org, and Ms. Dudlak can be reached at jdudlak@sd25.org. Follow Mr. Berger on Twitter! @WEMusic160

Friday, March 13, 2015

Final weeks with the World Music Drums and Progress Reports!

Next week will be our last week with the drums before they leave us and head off to another building. We have had a great time playing rhythm and beat games, reading rhythms, and just plain making some noise! I think the students appreciated letting off some steam after a few weeks of PARCC testing. We even had a contest to see how many times in a row a class could pass the beat from drum to drum without a mistake. The highest so far has been 321!

Congratulations to all Westgate teachers on completing progress reports to send home! You deserve a well earned sigh of relief and a pat on the back!

Have a wonderful, warm weekend!!

Mr. Berger ./`

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

News from the Main Office

March Progress Report Cards
Due to the snow days we've had thus far, we are not holding our annual spring parent-teacher conferences this year. Report cards will be sent home on Friday,March 13th. As we would do at any other time of the school year, should you have questions or concerns about your child's progress, you can contact your child's teacher at any time.

School Day March 19th and 20th
Due to the snow/cold days, students are expected to attend March 19th and 20th. Absence should be called in if students are not in school.

Spring Break 3/23 to 3/27 

World Music Drumming- Rhythms, Beats and Fun

We've been playing the World Music Drums for the past three weeks in Music class! Students are reading rhythms, playing steady beat, and games that focus on concentration and synergy. 
The drum equipment leaves us at the end of next week.