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Students expressing themselves with colorful clothing on a free dress day. 
WEST SIDE ACADEMY

Are uniforms worth the hassle?

School uniforms can go either way in both students and teachers’ minds. There are both good and bad feelings for both parties, and it’s best to consider both sides when deciding on whether uniforms should be in place.











Two years ago West Side Academy teacher Nadirah Muhammad donated a kidney to student Aja Booth. Both are doing well today. Booth, who graduated from WSA in June 2015 and is currently attending the Everest Institute.
WEST SIDE ACADEMY

Teaching goes beyond the gradebook

Two years ago, West Side Academy of Information Technology and Cyber Security physical education and health teacher Nadirah Muhammad noticed that one of her dance students, Aja Booth, had been struggling with kidney failure for some time. Wondering if she could be of service to her, Muhammad decided to get tested and she found out she was a match and would be able to donate one of her kidneys to Booth.


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