1720 West 1460 North • Provo, Utah 84604 • Phone: (801) 374-4870 • Fax: (801) 374-4873





April  4 -8  - Spring Break

April 13 - 6th Grade Field Trip

April 15 - Kindergarten Registration and Immunization Clinic 1:45 - 3:30

April 21 - Community Council 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

                  3rd Grade ABC Countdown Begins

April 22 - Drop Everything and Read

April 29 - 3rd & 5th Grade Field Trip  

April 30 - Comcast Cares Day          


Drop Everything and Read With Me 

Friday, April 22
1:00 - 1:30
Please join us for another day of reading aloud with our children!  Bring a favorite book or two.
After signing in, go right to the classrooms.





 Upcoming Events 


    May 3  -  4th Grade Field Trip 

     May 10  -  Ballroom Dance Performance (After School Program), 6:00 p.m.
     May 12  -  Community Council Meeting, 10:00 a.m.
     May 16  -  Mrs. Hayes Student Celebration, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
     May 17  -  Fine Arts Spring Assembly, 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
                      5th Grade Entrepreneur Fair 
     May 19  -  Kickball Tournament 4th Grade
     May 20  -  4th Grade Field Trip
                       6th Grade Country Fair 
     May 23  -  4th Grade Egg Drop 9:15
     May 24  -  6th Grade Graduation  
     May 24  -  Early Out at 1:30 p.m.
     May 25  -  Field Day, Early Out at 1:30 p.m.
     May 26  -  Last Day of School, Early Out at 11:30 a.m.





Information on How to Register  Students for 2015-2016 

If you need to register a student who has not attended a school in
Provo School District this year or last school year, 
please follow the instructions below: 
Start the registration process at forms.provo.edu.
If you don't have access to a computer and/or internet,
please come to the school during the summer hours
and use one of our computers.   
If your child attended school in Provo School District,
please follow the instructions below.
To complete registration for a new student or a 
student who previously attended a school in Provo School district
you will need to bring in the following:
     - Proof of Address  (i.e.:  Provo City Utilities, Mortgage or Rental Agreement)
     - Birth Certificate 
     - Immunizations
  We will not accept your child's registration
unless we have all of the above turned in.

Recess Guidelines


Posted-November 11, 2014

If you have any questions about the recess guidelines and the "School Flag Program", please click here for information from www.airnow.gov/schoolflag.

We check the air quality every morning and post a flag on the flag pole according to the air quality found at http://www.airquality.utah.gov.  


Mission Statement 

 At Westridge we want every student to enjoy school, engage in learning, and achieve high levels of success! 


Spotlight/School News

Comcast Cares Day
April 30th

Comcast Cares Day is an opportunity for a double win for Westridge--service provided by you to spruce up the building AND a cash donation from Comcast for every volunteer that participates! (Great opportunity for scouts and youth groups!) You can pre-register by returning the form sent home last week or by going online to www.comcastinthecommunity.com.

Registration can be done in-person the day of the event, but if you pre-register by April 15th, you'll get a T-shirt when you check in on April 30. 

We will be using any money generated toward replacing the 101 outdated and un-securable computers that will be removed from the building by the end of the school year. These are the computers you currently see in the library, as well as our three mobile computer labs and some computers in teachers' classrooms (although no teachers are losing their laptop computers). Thanks for your service and for helping us find ways to replace these computers!




Utah County AD/HD Support Group

For parents or educators of children with AD/HD and/or adults with AD/HD.


Thursday, APRIL 14, 2016

7:00pm - 8:30pm

at Provo City Library, 550 North University Ave., Provo

Young-Card Room #308


Guest Speaker:

Eileen Jacobson, M.S.



Neurofeedback: An Alternative Treatment for Attention Issues


Hope and Kindness Week--April 11-15

Monday: "Be a lifesaver. Who's been a lifesaver for you?"  We'll kick of the week with an assembly, distribute lifesaver candies, and hand out HOPE bracelets for students to wear all week.

Tuesday: "Crazy about Kindness!" (Crazy Hair Day)

Wednesday:  "Pull your friends away from hard times." (Play tug of war at lunch recess.)

Thursday:  "Turn your back on being unkind!" (Wear clothes backward.

Friday: "Be cool, be calm, be kind" (Wear blue.)



5th Grade Field Trip To The Zoo


BYU sTEm After School Program

after-school sTEm club at BYU, beginning  Monday, March 7th.  This will be an opportunity for 30 kids to gather 1x/week for 12 weeks and learn computing and engineering.  The cost for attending the club is to commit to coming regularly.  Parents can sign up their child(ren) at https://goo.gl/bD41rw.  

 6th Grade Field Trip - BYU Engineering Fair


 4th Grade Field Trip - Natural History Museum


Dixon Parent Information Meeting - Westridge Elementary - March 21st from 6 -7 p.m. 

On March 24,  6th grade orientation day at Dixon from 12:45 - 2:45 pmBusses will be available to transport students to Dixon. 



5th Grade Wax Museum








SAGE Online Training Tests are Available at Home

 Students may go online anytime and take advantage of the Training Tests available to help prepare them for the upcoming SAGE testing. We encourage all students grades 3rd - 6th to go on and take advantage of this opportunity. The Training Tests are designed to help students become familiar with the SAGE testing format and tools.  Go to the  SAGE testing website and click the "Training Tests"  (http://sageportal.org) Below are instructions on how to get onto the Training Tests:



5th Grade Wax Museum

5th Grade has put a lot of effort and time into researching famous Americans! Come tour the Wax Museum in their classrooms on Thursday, February 11th, from  2:15 - 3:00 p.m.


Candy Grams

    Candy Grams will be sold at lunchtime on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week to celebrate Valentine's Day. Purchase them for 25 cents and send them to any student in the school. You need to know the student name and their teacher to send a candy gram.


Wear Red For Heart Healthy


Help Us Improve Our School!!! 

To help improve our schools, Provo City School District is asking for input about parent, student and employee experiences in each of the district’s schools. Parents can either fill out the student survey with their child in mind or help the student complete it on their own. If you have multiple students in one school, please complete a separate survey for each student. While the surveys are voluntary and anonymous, your participation is greatly appreciated.
Follow this link to a short survey.




Spelling Bee Winners 2016


1st Place- Cameron Gordon

 2nd Place - Spencer Gardner

 3rd Place - Justin Illanes & Katelyn Pilling



3rd Annual BYU Discover STEM event for students in grades 6-8


The BYU Mathematics Education Association (MEA) invites all grades 6-8 students to attend the 3rd Annual BYU Discover STEM event (previously BYU STEM Fair) on Saturday March 5, 2016 from 9 AM - 12 PM

BYU students from multiple STEM fields of study will have booths set up for your students to visit and engage in learning about different aspects of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Please encourage your students to attend. This is a FREE event, but students who pre-register by February 6, 2016 will receive a Discover STEM t-shirt. Students who do not preregister will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.

 Congratulations STEM Fair Winners 4th - 6th Grade


4th Grade Engineering

1st - Sky Teeples

2nd - Chloie Kempton

3rd - Brayden Seamons & Tavis Seamons

4th Grade Consumer Products

1st - Kymani Mika-Togiola & Teagan Andersen

2nd - Hailey Porter & Kenna Fisk

3rd - Salma Cruz & Amy Medrano

4th Grade Science Experiment

1st - Jeremy Hall

2nd - Elise Fale

3rd - Ashleigh Gardner

5/6 Grade Engineering

1st - McKinley Jorgensen

2nd - Lindsey Epling

3rd - Drew Nielsen & Melvin

5/6th Grade Consumer Products

1st - Campbell Gordon & Katie Chambers

2nd - Boston Miles & Cooper Christensen

 Kaden Craft 

3rd - Allison Vera

5/6th Grade Science Experiment

1st -Tomas Isaak

2nd - Tom Swindler

3rd - Spencer Gardner


Congratulations to the STEM Fair Winners 2nd & 3rd Grade


3rd Grade

1st Place - Nicole Krantz

2nd Place - Mila Penick

3rd Place - Victor Liechty


2nd Grade

1st Place - Grace Ridge

2nd Place - Aaron Sorensen

3rd Place - Kristin Epling


Geography Bee Winners

1st Place - Spencer Gardner

2nd Place - Sean Gutzman

3rd Place -Tomas Isaak



 Student Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Parents, please be on the look out for the drop off and pick up procedures, one for each family will be sent home.
Please take a few minutes and review the procedures.  We want the drop off and pick up of students to be safe for everyone.





Westridge Elementary is on Social Media!


Did you know that Westridge Elementary has an official Facebook Page?


Be sure and "Like" the page and follow us. It is updated almost daily with announcements and fun things that are happening at Westridge.

We also have a Twitter page!


Follow us on Twitter @WestridgeSM

 So, if you haven't already, "Like" us on Facebook and

"Follow" us on Twitter!



Happy Thanksgiving from Mrs. Jenkins class!



Black Out Hunger by wearing all black on Tuesday, November 24th.

Pajama Day/Backwards Day 

This Friday will be Pajama Day or Backwards Day!Keep sending in canned food for the food drive and if we can reach 2000, the students will earn a Black Out Day where they wear all black to black out hunger!



     It is that time of year when it is getting colder.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  Students will be outside at 19 degrees or higher.
     We check the air quality daily and will post a flag letting you know what the air quality is.  The flag colors are as follows:
     Green - It's a great day to be active outside.
     Yellow  -  It's a good day to be active outside.
     Orange  -  It's OK to go outside and be active for recess or PE class.
     Red  -  Take it a little easier if you do any outside activities.
     Purple  -  It's a good day to play inside.
You can check the air quality at www.airnow.gov/schoolflag  OR  at  air.utah.gov/ 

Canned Food Drive

November 1 - 20

Bring in your canned food donations 

500 cans = crazy hair day

 1000 cans = hat day 

1500 cans = pajama day/backwards day




 Drop Everything and Read With Me

November 20th  at   12:45-1:30


Please join us for another day of reading! All volunteers will meet in the gym at 12:45 for a short presentation and then move to their children’s classrooms. For safety reasons, we ask that all students stay in their classrooms. Parents may visit more than one classroom.

Remember to bring a favorite book to share.

We look forward to reading with you!



Red Ribbon Week - Crazy Hair Day!

Hat or Sunglasses to Shade Out Drugs

Westridge works as a team to fight drugs!


 Apple Crunch Day!


Westridge students learn:


Bullying & Unkind Behavior  



School Year Office Hours

Monday - Thursday  -  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday  -  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.




 We loved having Mayor John Curtis get tricky (and a little tongue-tied!) reading Fox in Socks to us on Friday. Thanks, Mayor Curtis!

Every 4th Friday from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Parents and invited guests are encouraged to come to the school and read with their child(ren).  If you would like to volunteer to participate with us, please call the school at (801) 374-4870.



Fridays - Wear School Shirts or Colors to Show School Spirit.


Wear your school shirts from this year or previous years.  If you don't have a school shirt, you can wear the school colors of blue and yellow.

Students will receive a ticket for showing school spirit which will be put in a drawing for a large candy bar.


Westridge History Video

Along with the video you can click this link to see a powerpoint slideshow of the data of Westridge from the last available State assessment.


 Safety Information From District:

The district has released the following letter concerning school safety in our district.

School Safety Letter


School Safety Letter (Spanish Version)



Parent Link

We have a new system called Parent Link.  This system will call home when a student has been marked absent and it is unexcused. If you receive an attendance message, please take the initiative to call the school and excuse the absence. State law requires us to maintain attendance records and intervene when there is inconsistent attendance. The Parent Link system should also be calling to remind parents to deposit money in lunch accounts, and will have the capacity to send other important messages home as well. Look for more instructions on the Parent Link system in the coming days. You will be able to log onto the system and adjust settings so the calls will come to different numbers or through text messaging as needed.

Reading Plus  

Westridge Reads Blog

Check out the new Westridge Library Blog, a place where Westridge Wildcats can share and discuss the great books they are reading.  Students also post stories and poems they have written.


Westridge Enters The World of Social Media
With social media becoming such a powerful way to share info., Westridge is starting to move ahead.  Follow us on Facebook.  Like us to find out current school information.  


Important School Safety Reminders:

    • ALL visitors need to check in at the office and get a visitor's badge

before going anywhere in the school.
    • Please do not park in the drop off zone in the mornings. If you need to walk your children in, please park in a designated parking stall. The same is true during afternoon pickup. Park only in designated stalls.
     • When dropping off children, enter on the east side only and exit in two lines only on the west side.
    • Roller blades, skateboards, scooters and bikes are not to be ridden or used on school grounds and in the building. Before entering onto school property, students need to remove roller blades, carry skateboards and walk their scooters and bikes. All bikes brought to the school should be properly stored in one of the bikes racks provided by the school. It is strongly recommended that all students lock their bikes.
           Thank you for your help and cooperation!


kidAn important reminder that all passengers in vehicles must be buckled up it's the law. Please drive cautiously as you enter and exit school grounds.


School History
Westridge Elementary, located on Grandview Hill in Provo, is a school where children are treasured. They come to learn, succeed, grow and become the best they can be!

Westridge opened its doors in 1980 as the first year-round school in Utah. Although no longer year-round, the school has continued a tradition of innovation and academic excellence in a nurturing and caring environment.

We have a superb staff who work diligently to make Westridge an ideal environment for learning and growth! We welcome all students, parents, visitors and volunteers!


School Information

Becky Thomas

Principal's Website

Jerrie Reader


Linda Phillips

Financial Secretary

Maureen Holdaway


Leann Nutig

Nutrition Manager

Karen Mogensen

Nutrition Secretary

Sarah Christoffersen

Media Center
Link to Website

Elizabeth Boone

Special Education

Sue Pope

Numeracy Coach

Dora Baca


Kathy Francis

Link to Website

Patrice Parker

Link to Website

Rachel Leber

Link to Website

Shelley Reeves

Extended Day Kindergarten
Link to Website

Elaine Jeppesen

First Grade
Link to Website

Laurel Dean Karlsven

First Grade
Link to Website

Karen Schwen

First Grade
Link to Website

Melissa Brown

First Grade
Link to Website

Neicca Butts

First Grade
Link to Website

Kathy Giles

Second Grade
Link to Website

Merissa Cowley

Second Grade
Link to Website

Elizabeth Taylor

Second Grade
Link to Website

Mikayla Fuge

Second Grade
Link to Website

Patty Hayes

Second Grade
Link to Website

Shanna Bonnett

Third Grade
Link to Website

Tedi Hobbins

Third Grade
Link to Website

Chelsea Hallam

Third Grade
Link to Website

Nicole Johnson

Third Grade
Link to Website

Mark Nance

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Meghan Ryan

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Kimberly Sessions

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Chris Fuhriman

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Alison Fuller

Fifth Grade
Link to Website

Megan Jenkins

Fifth Grade
Link to Website

Rebecca Dutson

Fifth Grade
Link to Website

John Jackman

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Natalie Bruening

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Lisa Hatch

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Mashell Stott

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Joan Matheny

Link to Website

Sarah Payton




Lauren Brewer

After School Program
Link to Website

Links to Class Websites



Westridge 2014 SAGE Tests

Percent Proficient

2013-14 SAGE Summative average proficiencies shown below reflect a new baseline for Utah's end of level testing. The new SAGE test is different than the previous Criteria Referenced Tests (CRT), and more challenging, and therefore cannot be compared to CRT results from previous years. SAGE tests are adaptive, with questions based on new Utah Core standards, and contain technology-based questions versus all multiple choice.

Third Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 61% 54% 44%
Math 50% 52% 44%


Fourth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 70% 54% 42%
Math 78% 60% 48%
Science 74% 50% 43%


Fifth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 54% 53% 42%
Math 70% 59% 44%
Science 57% 51% 46%


Sixth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 61% 53% 43%
Math 66% 48% 35%
Science 55% 51% 46%


Historic Criterion-Referenced Tests


Achievement Data



The Provo City School District supports equal opportunity for students, staff, parents and guests and complies with state and federal law regulation including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments. The District does not discriminate in programs services, activities or employment on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, or disability.

Inquiries regarding students, programs, services or activity compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Student Services at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4814.

For program, service or activity accommodations under the ADA, please contact Student Services at 801-374-4838 or donnan@provo.edu.

Inquiries regarding employment compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4938.

For applicant or employee accommodations under the ADA, please contact the Benefit Coordinator 801-374-4847 or rebeccavo@provo.edu.