WSA Celebrates Earth Week!!!

Earth Week at WSA

Students and West Side Academy of Information Technology and Cyber Security (WSA) wrote speeches for the Earth Week Assembly to tell students about clean recycling, the Rainbow Plate challenge, and Powering Down to reduce the juice. Students also put seeds and dirt into containers for distribution to classroom teachers in a competition to see which class can grow the tallest plant. With Sunday, April 22nd being Earth Day, WSA continued to celebrate through the week of April 23rd with Power Downs all week, Gardening Tuesday, Hydroponics on Wednesday, and Meter Readings on Friday to see how much impact our weeklong reduce the juice had on our energy footprint.

Solar School Finalists

West Side Academy High School  was 1 of 5 Michigan High Schools to win money towards solar energy projects in the state-wide “My Solar Schools” competition. Dr. Rhodes-O’Neill attended the awards ceremony at Rochester Municipal Park on Friday, April 20th during the MI Earth Day celebrations. Winning videos can be viewed at As a finalist, WSA received $500 towards solar PV equipment to be installed on the outdoor hoop house, which is being funded by the United Way Community Connections grant won earlier this year. WSA was the only DPSCD school to win this award for 2018.

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