6401 43rd St.
Lubbock, TX 79382
Principal: Clinton Smith
Feeds: Bennett Intermediate School
Excellence Indicator System report.
Westwind Elementary School, built
in 1995, is equipped to provide its students with skills designed to serve them
in the 21st century.
Each classroom has computers, and students have open
access to Internet education programs, as well as instructional computer labs.
Teachers keep cordless telephones in each classroom to maintain communication
with parents, and a wireless laptop-computer lab will be opened in 2002.
facilities include a basketball court, a running track, swing sets, sliding boards
and a Jungle Gym.
The school has a vibrant parent teacher association, a school
official said. Parents stay involved with their children's education through regular
open house gatherings and annual science fairs.
Annual special events include
the Transportation Parade, which involves parents helping students build a mobile
vehicle out of any material they choose. Students demonstrate the mobility of
the vehicle during a class session.
Along with open house gatherings during
the year, the school hosts an annual Reading Rally, which involves student teams
attempting to achieve specific reading goals. The winning team may select a costume
that the principal must wear for a day. Last year, Principal Darryl Fluschie dressed
as a character from the "Star Wars," film series. Roller skates were part of the
Reading is emphasized at Westwind Elementary, and outstanding readers
are recognized during assemblies throughout the year.
Each year, the school
hosts a field day at the end of the year, as well as a Cinco de Mayo festival.
The school promotes honesty and civic responsibility through a Character Counts
program, and televisions in each classroom broadcast student-formatted morning
news, birthday updates, weather and general information.
Westwind hosts an
Accelerated Reader program that encourages students to read by rewarding them
with points after they test their comprehension of text.
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a complete look at the state's report card for Westwind Elementary
School click here.