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Westdale Middle Magnet School

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Welcome to Westdale Middle Magnet "World Language Immersion" School

"The Renaissance"

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Today is a day of celebration and excitement as we have some fantastic news to share with you all. 

I am thrilled to announce my 7th-grade Spanish immersion class has been selected as a State Winner in the 2023-2024 Solve for Tomorrow National competition. 

 

State Winners were selected from among 300 State Finalist public middle and high schools who submitted detailed lesson plans outlining how their students propose using STEM to address an important community issue.

 

We are now in the running to become one of the ten National Finalists! This is a massive achievement and as such I am asking you to please congratulate my students on this outstanding accomplishment (Domingo Carrasquel, Chelsea Castellanos, Kenna Cruz, Jayda Hunt, Autumn James, Scarlet Sanchez, Ashley Sevilla-Lara, Sara Soriano, Kimberli Torres)

 

As our students move on to the national competition, they'll be representing not just our school, and our district,  but our entire state. Let's show them our full support and wish them the best of luck as they continue to move into the competition. 

#SamsungSolve  #MagnetSchoolsMonth

WAFB's Interview With Madeline!

Maddie is truly a SUPER STAR! She continues to SHINE BRIGHT! 

Our Language Immersion Garden is a
2023 Certified Schoolyard Habitat !

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We are thrilled to announce and extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Language Immersion Garden for achieving our latest certification as a 2023 Certified Schoolyard Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). As America's largest wildlife conservation and education organization, the NWF recognizes the remarkable efforts of the garden in transforming the schoolyard into a thriving wildlife habitat. 

 

By joining the ranks of over 5,000 schools nationwide, Westdale Middle is now a vital part of the movement to provide essential elements for wildlife, including natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young. This certification not only underscores the commitment to ecological sustainability but also establishes the garden as an invaluable outdoor education site. 

 

Congratulations to the students, teachers, and community for fostering an environment where students can actively engage in cross-curricular learning in a hands-on and impactful way.

Jr. Beta Club Inductions

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Westdale Middle School is so proud of our newly inducted National Jr. Beta Club members!  Mayor Sharon Broome came to speak and celebrate our Hawks! #Westdale Proud

Back-to-Back Brilliance: Mr. Toscano's 7th Graders Shine Again in STEM Competition!

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"I'm thrilled to share that a group of my 7th-grade students have achieved state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow National Competition for the second consecutive year, placing above hundreds of other schools in the nation.  

This is a competition that challenges US public school students in grades 6-12 to explore the role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) can play in solving some of the major issues in their local communities.

 

We're proud to be the only middle school in the state with this achievement, highlighting our leadership in STEM education. This success comes with a $2500 prize package for the classroom, including valuable Samsung products, recognizing our students' hard work and ingenuity.

 

As we gear up for the national competition against high schools from across Louisiana and other states, your continued support and encouragement mean the world to our students!" - Mr. Toscano

We are so PROUD of the work that Mr. Toscano & our students are doing! Keep up the amazing work!!! 

Louisiana & EBR School District Middle School

Student Of The Year!

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Madilyn Nichole Whitmore is the middle school Louisiana Student of the Year winner. This bilingual student attends Westdale Middle in East Baton Rouge Parish (BESE District 6) where she excels academically and as a leader in her school student government association, soccer, track, and STEM competition team. Three years ago, concerned for the health of her goldendoodle pet, this young entrepreneur created a successful dog treat business which she continues to operate. Whitmore wants to pursue a career as a biochemist or biomedical engineer after completing studies at either Harvard University, Spelman College, Stanford University or Howard University. She states, “It is the progress, not the perfection that matters.” -LDOE

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Award-Winning Professional School Counselors

We are so proud of the WORK that our professional school counselors do for not only the school but our #HAWKS! 23-24 SY District Winners!

Magnet Schools of America Teacher of The Year! 

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Join us in congratulating CRISTINA MANZANARES MARISCAL She has been named Magnet Schools of America Teacher of the Year Region V Magnet Teacher of the Year (TOY) Award annually recognizes an outstanding, dedicated fulltime teacher who exemplifies excellence in academic achievement and executes innovative programs that promote equity and diversity for students in magnet schools. Ms. Cristina Manzanares Mariscal has been acknowledged by peers, parents and students for exemplary contributions made to the profession. She inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. The award honors a teacher who has demonstrated excellence in the teaching profession, community, and parental involvement. Check out her Congratulatory Billboards on I-10 and around town!

Westdale Middle School would like to thank our community partners for their support.

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Istrouma Baptist Church

Unum Insurance

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