We have several Enrichment Programs that are coordinated out of the Media Center.
SUNSHINE STATE READERS
The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. Each year (15) Titles are selected.
Westgate Elementary students in Grades 3-5 interested in reading the current SSYRA list are eligible to compete for a spot on the school's Battle of the Books Team which represents Westgate at a Countywide Book Trvia Contest against other elementary schools.
The list of books for 2020-2021 can be found here.
MORNING NEWS SHOW
Our Wildcat News Crew is comprised of students in Grades 3-5 who exhibit good behavior, maintain their grades, and can be reliable to participate in the News Program on campus prior to the morning bell.
Students and Families can watch our Broadcast live via Stream. Tune in each morning at 8:40am