RCSS announces its 14th Annual Holiday Round Ball Classic basketball tournament on Friday, December 26th through Monday, December 29th at the HEAL Complex on the Paine College Campus. Play begins each day at 10:30 AM.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Richmond County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities for students.  The following persons have been designated to investigate any complaint communicated to the Board of Education alleging non-compliance of non-discrimination policies regarding student activities.

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

RCSS shows increase in Academic Growth and Achievement

Thirty-seven (37) elementary, middle and high schools in the Richmond County School System (RCSS) demonstrated overall growth of 10.7 percentage points according to the recently released College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores this year.


Announcing the new Cyber Security Pathway

The Richmond and Columbia County School Systems along with local industries worked together to develop the curriculum for the Cyber Security pathway.  Two courses, Introduction to Cyber Security and Advanced Cyber Security, were approved by the State Board of Education for public review.  The review period of 60 days will end in mid-February.  

Please review the courses by clicking here and take a moment to give feedback on the Public Review Questionnaire.  Your opinion matters to us!
FreeOnline ExPreSS (Exam Preparation for Science and Social Studies) will be offered by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) online to all high school students  and certificate of attendance recipients who were unsuccessful on or who have not yet taken the Science and/or Social Studies Georgia High School Graduation Test. 

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Westside High School is currently involved in major renovations through our SPLOST Building Program.  For important information and project updates, please click here.


Patriot Post

Parents - keep up with all that is happening at Westside High School with the Patriot Post. Click here for the most recent version

Also, please conduct guidance at the school and make certain that your contact information is up to date if your address or phone number has changed. 

Westside High School NJROTC Win Area 12 Air Rifle Competition

On Saturday, October 18th, 2014 the South Effingham High School NJROTC Unit hosted the first Area 12 sanctioned Air Rifle Competition of the 14-15 school year. 22 of the best "sporter" air rifle teams in Area 12 competed. Westside High School NJROTC A-Team placed 1st with a score of 1040, Jefferson County was 2nd with 1031, and Cross Creek finished 3rd with 1029. All of these teams are now qualified for the Area 12 Air Rifle Championship to be held in late January 2015 in Anniston, AL. April Oatman, team captain for Westside was the overall top shooter for the event with a score of 273. Shayze Updegraff, a freshman shooter on the Westside B-team was the overall top novice shooter for the event with a score of 258. 

Westside High School Parent Teacher Organization

JOIN US for the meeting, get involved, support our teachers and learn what's going on at OUR school! We meet the 2nd Monday of each month. Our next meeting will be Monday, October 13th, at 5:45 PM in the Administration Conference Room (Room 217)

Don't miss out, get your T-shirt with your graduating year before they are gone! Only $10 and it supports our Teachers and Staff! Shirts are for sale in the front office and on various Fridays at lunch.

Student Parent Portal Account Information

Campus Parent Portal Website: https://campus.rcss-k12.org/campus/portal/richmond.jsp

If a student has previously created a student parent portal account the user name and password will remain the same. 

If a student has not previously created a student parent portal account the county has create one for you. 

The student's login information is - 

User Name 3000# (this can be obtained by looking at your students schedule, progress report, or report card)
Password   first name ititial><last name initial><birthdate MMDDYY (the initials are lower case)

Example: Lori Jackson 04/30/1985
User Name 300255571
Password lj043085

Are you a whiz with your camera phone? Do you take spectacular pics with your DSLR? Submit your photos of WHS activities, sports, and other events for inclusion in the yearbook with ReplayIt.com. Login using your favorite browser or download the free app: 

Business Ads and Senior Recognition Ads are now on sale! Create your ad ONLINE for no additional cost. 

Student Ads for Football Program
Now is the time to show recognition and support for your favorite Patriot!! The Student Ads will appear in the football program which will be distributed during home football games. All proceeds will go towards the athletic programs at Westside High School. Click here for the rates and order form. 

Students Honor Veterans by Placing Flags on Graves

Junior ROTC students from Glenn Hills and Westside High Schools gathered to pay their respects to our nation's fallen heroes. The cadets placed American Flags on dozens of graves at Westover Cemetery to honor those who are no longer with us. Click on the following link to see the whole story by WJBF Channel 6 Augusta. 

Students use plastic bags to help homeless

Westside students will be attending the International Future Problem Solving program in Iowa in June of this year for their work to reduce plastic bag waste and help homeless people at the same time. Click on the link for the front page Augusta Chronicle article here: "Students use plastic bags to help homeless"

Westside Student Becomes First in State to Register to Vote Online

Westside Valedictorian Eni Asebiomo became the first person in the state of Georgia to use Georgia's new online voter registration system. Please visit the following link for the front page story in the Augusta Chronicle about this historic event. Story: "Register to vote online"

Congratulations to Olivia Blackmon and her Art Teacher, Mrs. Debra Katcoff. Olivia won first prize in an art contest sponsored by the Istanbul Center and the Atlantic Institute. The theme was "How Has Social Media Changed Our World?". Her prize is a trip to Turkey for herself and Mrs. Katcoff June 6 - 15. We are proud of both of you. 

Westside Academic Decathlon Team Wins 1st in Richmond County

Congratulations to the Westside Academic Decathlon team for winning the 2014 Richmond County competition. The team will now go on to the state competition on February 21st and 22nd. 

Team members are: Eni Asebioma, Olivia Blackmon, Tyler Milks, Sydney Gibson, Rebecca Hogue, Jason Shumaker, Michaella Fitzpatrick, Robert Knight, and Camry Martin. 

The Infinite Campus Parent Portal provides families in the Richmond County School District online information about their child's achievement. 

For instructions to activate your Infinite Campus Portal Account, please click here.

Already have an account? Please click here to log into our Infinite Campus Parent Portal now. 

Westside Alumni Website

Reunion season is around the corner and our alumni website is a valuable resource for our alumni and for the school. Please visit the link below to access alumni news and information.

Westside Community and Business Partners

Westside Hosts Blood Drives: October 31, 2014,
January 15, 2015 and March 20, 2015

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Upcoming Events

Mon, Dec 22 - Thu, Jan 1
Christmas Holidays/Winter Break

Monday, December 22
Westside Wrestling - All County Tournament - 9:00 AM
Winter Break
No School
Tuesday, December 23
Winter Break
No School
Wednesday, December 24
Winter Break
No School
Thursday, December 25
Winter Break
No School
Fri, Dec 26 - Mon, Dec 29
Varsity Basketball - Lake Marion Christmas Tournament - Santee, SC
Times - TBA
Varsity Basketball - Statesboro Gentlemen's Classic
Times - TBA
Friday, December 26
Winter Break
No School
Saturday, December 27
Westside Wrestling - Border Wars (Home) 9:00 AM - Cost $5.00
Winter Break
No School


Today, 12/21/2014
High: 53 Low: 44
Slight chance rain
26% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/22/2014
High: 50 Low: 45
Rain likely
62% chance of precipitation.