Welcome to West Side!
Home of the Tigers !!!

Welcome to the West Side Elementary website! West Side houses grades 3 and 4 with approximately 370 students.  The average class size is 22-25 students.  Students are provided with many different opportunities to grow and learn at their pace.  We strive to ensure success for our students by providing quality instruction and a positive environment that promotes learning.  Our grade 3-4 staff takes great pride in working toward our mission of “…developing the potential of each learner for success in a changing world.” We work to provide your child with the opportunity to grow and to develop for success in today’s world.  We offer a variety of instructional programs to assist each child in his or her learning needs.  We are honored that you have chosen to allow us to work with your child!

2016-2017 is our first year with one to one devices at West Side!  Each student will be issued a ThinkPad, and staff will be using these devices as teaching tools in daily classroom activities.  We are excited about the opportunities this will bring to our students!

This year we also continue our implementation of Standards Based Learning (SBL).  Our SBL plan is really focused on offering each student the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of the key learning targets.  We have added two Assurance of Mastery Coach positions this year on staff to assist with the re-teaching and re-assessing component of SBL, and are excited to have them here!
West Side students have a rotation of Physical Education and Music daily, and one day a week each student participates in a full block of Technology class.  In this class, our students learn skills needed to use technology as a tool for learning. 

We will continue to offer WIN time, a time built into each day for each student to get "What I Need" in both Reading and Math.  For some students, this will mean additional interventions for success and for other students this will mean added enrichment activities related to the learning targets we are working on.  

To be successful in today’s world, all students need to be able to function in an appropriate manner behaviorally and socially.  The primary grades are no exception and provide a sound base for future years.  It is our responsibility to teach and guide students in behavioral conduct and to provide a safe, orderly environment allowing all students to learn. Our Tiger Pride team stresses the importance of Being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible in all areas at West Side.

You are welcome to visit school at any time.  Children love when their parents are able to visit or join them for lunch!   For the safety of our children, we require all visitors to sign in at the main office.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this.

If you have questions, concerns, or needs, please feel free to call, stop by at school, or e-mail me at jeremy.williams@marshall.k12.mn.us.

Jeremy Williams
West Side Principa


  • West Side wants to send a big thank you to the Pride in the Tiger Foundation for the following grants we were awarded this fall.  We are very excited to bring these items to our classrooms to help our students!

    Mrs. Dulas - $1400 for Wireless Display Adaptors for classrooms

    Mrs. Knott - $220 for Headphones for the Music Room

    Mrs. Penske - $1000 for Enabling Devices for her Students

    Mrs. Hoppe and Mrs. Fossum - $1700 for Flexible Seating 

    Mrs. Suby - $870 for Exercise Mats

    Ms. Roskamp - $402 for Flexible Seating

    Mrs. Swenson - $2250 for 1 Book 1 School


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    2016-2017 WS testing schedule



    Click here for a letter from Mr. Williams about spring testing


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