WES 2020 Talent Show: Registration Open

By Ben Rickmond

Hello WES! The annual talent show is coming soon! There will be singers, pianists, dancers, magicians, comedians and more!

The talent show takes place in late March every year. The dates for this year are, Grades K-2 will be on March 25, 2020 – 6:30-8:00 PM. Grades 3-5 will be on March 26, 2020 – 6:30-8:00 PM. 

The preview will be on March 2, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM for all grades and is mandatory.

Sign up is now open! Click HERE to register.  Registration closes on February 17th, 2020.  Learn more HERE. You can help us by volunteering

Try to be creative when choosing your acts, so your audience will get a laugh or a taste of pleasure.  Also, don’t show up to the show without practicing your acts. Audiences love it when they see good and prepared performers.  And if you are not performing, be sure to come to this free show to support our WES performers! Parents and students, thank you for supporting WES!  

Cool Facebook INFO

BY:Ben Rickmond 

Hello WES! We are going to do a spotlight on Facebook, the popular social media company. 

Facebook was made by a group of friends at Harvard in 2004. Andrew McCollumMark ZuckerbergDustin MoskovitzChris HughesEduardo Saverin. Mark Zuckerberg made a website called “Facemash.” This website allowed users to objectify fellow students by comparing photos of their faces and selecting who they deemed as the most popular. Mark got in huge trouble from the college admin and barely escaped expulsion from Harvard. He and his buddies got together and started planning for what would become… Facebook.

So, what does Facebook do anyway? Well, on Facebook you can post photos, start chats, connect with people and get followers. Businesses use Facebook to advertise and show products on the web. Facebook IS engineered to be addictive. Our WES BUZZ leader (click here for more info) said a friend of hers in Silicon Valley, (click Here) that was one of the first Facebook employees said they were working to make Facebook an app where users “could not put it down.”

Facebook does have a bad reputation for cyberbullying and inappropriate content. You do have to be 13 and have a valid e-mail address. Common sense media says that the suggested age is 15 yrs. Facebook is a very good way to connect, but the ads will target you and there is questionable content. This company is a good example of a small idea that can turn into something huge! 

Current Stock Price:  


190.84+0.42 (+0.22%)  

At close: November 8 4:00PM EST   








Hewlett-Packard VS. International Business Machines

                               It happens that Hp and IBM are both acronyms. If you didn’t know, Ibm is one of the first computer hardware company. Hp makes computers and printers.

Company HP IBM
ANNUAL REVENUE (2018) $58,472,000,000 $79,591,000,000
CEO Dion Weisler Ginni Rometty
Founder David Packard, Bill Hewlett Charles Ranlett Flint
TOTAL EMPLOYEES 55,000 366,600
STOCK PRICE 19.99 USD −0.010 (0.050%) Closed: Mar 20, 4:11 PM EDT   IBM (NYSE) $139.60 -0.89 (-0.63%)
Mar 20, 4:01 PM EDT
FUN FACT The Company Name Was Decided on A Coin Toss (Click here for more info.)   IBM helped land Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon after the development their System/360 mainframe which allowed for new levels of compatibility.  
Bonus!! Section Stock Competitors: Apple Inc.Cray IncDell Technologies Inc.Fitbit, Inc.Hewlett Packard Enterprise CompanyHP IncHuami CorporationInternational Business Machines CorporationNICE Ltd Omnicell, Inc.One Stop Systems, Inc.Socket Mobile, Inc Apple Inc.Cray IncDell Technologies Inc.Fitbit, Inc.Hewlett Packard Enterprise CompanyHP Inc.Huami CorporationNICE LtdOmnicell, Inc.One Stop Systems, Inc.Socket Mobile, Inc.


I was not surprised that HP won. IBM is kind of old. Because it was created over a century ago.

 Next Game: Twitter VS Facebook

Title: Image result for hp vs ibm


Source: https://fmsblog.azurewebsites.net/5-facts-you-might-not-know-about-hp/

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM

Source: https://www.c2kit.co.za/fun-facts-about-ibm/

Source: https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/hpq/competitors

Source: https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/ibm/competitors

Business Desk: Spotify VS Pandora!

By: Ben Rickmond 

Today we are comparing some of the best online music companies ever. 

Company Spotify  Pandora 
ANNUAL REVENUE  $6,012,000,000 (2018) 1,466,812 (2017) 
CEO Daniel Ek Roger J. Lynch 
Founder(s) Daniel Ek, Martin Lorentzon Jon Kraft; Tim Westergren 
TOTAL EMPLOYEES 4,165+ 2,200+ 
HEADQUARTERS Luxembourg City; (legal domicile); Stockholm, Sweden; (administrative headquarters) Oakland, California, U.S 
STOCK PRICE 142.55+2.49 (+1.78%) At close: April 2 4:02PM EDT 
FUN FACT Users spend an average of 17 hours listening to music on Spotify/  Sirus XM recently bought pandora for 3.5 billion with their stock 
BONUS!!!  Competitors  Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. CBS Corporation Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. Cumulus Media Inc. E.W. Scripps Company (The) Emmis Communications Corporation Entercom Communications Corp. Entravision Communications Corporation Fox Corporation Gray Television, Inc. Grupo Televisa S.A. Liberty Media Corporation Running out of room! View all competitors at this web site: https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/spot/competitors Spotify Apple Music Amazon Music Google Play Tidal iheart media SoundCloud Sirius XM   

Also, I did a survey with my class and the tally was

Spotify : 16

Pandora: 3

Next Game: CBS VS NBC 


Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/P/financials?p=P 

Source: https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/spot/financials?query=income-statement 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotify 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_Radio 

Source: https://www.marketing91.com/top-8-pandora-media-competitors/ 

Source: https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/spot/competitors  

Source: https://muchneeded.com/spotify-statistics/ 


By: Ben Rickmond 👨‍💻 

Calling all performers! If you have a talent and want to show it, then the 2019 WES Stars Talent Show is for you! 

The 2019 Talent Show provides a great variety of acts from instrumental solos to comedy acts to dance performances, and more!  

Registration is currently open but ends on February 16th! Sign up here

Tell your parents there are still some volunteer spots available!  They should click here to see the sign up. 

Here are the performance dates: 

Grades K-2nd Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Grades 3-5th Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Also, you must sign up and come to the preview to perform your act to be in the show. 

They cannot allow Walk-Ins. 

The preview is for all grades on 3/4/19 at 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Get practicing because the talent Show is coming up!! 

By the way, two other fourth graders and I will be the masters of ceremonies. 

Comment if you are doing the talent show and what act you are doing. 

Here is the link to the talent show webpage: https://www.rtsd.org/Page/6751

Thank you for helping to make this show happen!

Business Desk:Target VS Walmart

By: Ben Rickmond 👨‍💻

In Game No.2, we are comparing some of the most popular stores Target and Walmart. Isn’t it cool that there is a target in Wayne now!

Company  Target Walmart 
ANNUAL REVENUE (2018) $71,879,000,000  $500,343,000,000 
CEO Brian Cornell Doug McMillon 
TOTAL EMPLOYEES 345,000 1.5 million, U.S. (2017) 
HEADQUARTERS Minneapolis, Minnesota Bentonville, Arkansas 
STOCK PRICE  TGT (NYSE) $65.53 -0.91 (-1.37%)  WMT (NYSE) $92.86 -0.48 (-0.51%) 
FUNFACT Did you know that Target helped restore the Washington Monument? It cost 6 million dollars.    Walmart is the largest private employer in the world with 2.3 million employees worldwide.  

I’m surprised that Walmart won by
revenue . I barely shop at Walmart and tons more at target. I hope you enjoyed.  

Next game: Apple VS Microsoft. 

Guest Columnist: Santa 2018!

By Santa Claus

Special to the WES Buzz

Ho hello ho!!  Kids, I hope you have been good this year.

I have heard from my little helpers that some children have no elves in their house, like Leah Zhang who is in 4th grade Mrs. Crowe’s class and Danby Morrison in Mrs. Barnes’ class.

I think they should go out and get themselves an elf (you can find them at Target).

But some of my elves have been a little wacky lately.  For example:

These elves are crazy!

But, they have a point.  They don’t want you to play too much PS4 or XBOX.  They think you should do your homework. They have been to school, and they know it’s important!

SEE!  If you are on the naughty list, you better watch out!  I have been looking (when I haven’t been eating more cookies –don’t tell Mrs. Claus).

I’m fun but don’t get in trouble kids.  Remember I still have the list out.

I was on Instagram the other day taking pictures and posting away, and I got in trouble with Mrs. Claus.  She said that I need to finish my delivery plans! Same goes for video games, Facebook, Snapchat!

So have a fun Christmas! Have a holly jolly Christmas! See you on Christmas eve!  PS:  Watch out for those elves!

Top 10 Cutest Dog Costumes

By Lilah Kenny

Are you ready for Halloween? I know I am! What about your pets? It’s okay if you don’t have a pet, I don’t either, but I would like to see cute pictures of puppies in costumes. So, let’s look at puppies! ☺

Number 10 🛫

THE PUPPY PILOT! Get ready to take off to trick or treating. Your mission: to get treats. 3-2-1 take off!

Number 9🦄


Are you ready to party! RUF! This puppy is always at the party. She loves dancing to midnight!

Number 8😁


Inter-galactic space station ready to launch 3-2-1 blast off!

Number 7☕


The puppy latte will give your morning a good start it can be cold or warm or snuggly! You got to love the puppy latte!

Number 6⛲

Hawaii dog!

Say “Aloha” to this tropical puppy. Surf’s up! Cowabunga dude!

Number 5🚚


Ding-dong!  The UPS pups delivery man is here.  “Here’s your package, please sign here”. “Thank you”.

Number 4 😎

The Hogwarts Seekers!

3-2-1- Fly! “There off the Weasley’s hitting those bulgers, harry sees the snitch, go keeper go, look at Ginny Weasley go! Bam! HARRY POTTER GOT THE SNITCH!”

Number 3📱


“Pug order pizza” that’s right I got the new Ipug it has every app you can think of! It also comes with a snuggly friend. It’s an awesome iPhone and there’s tablets too!

Number 2🐞


We should have her back. She is so sweet, I 💗her she is a cute puppy and ladybug!

Number 1

Wonder Woman!💟

She is going to save the world one paw at a time! She is Izzy, my little dog cousin. She is a sweetheart, she can wag her tail and the villains will be out of town. Never fear Wonder Izzy is here!

Well I hope you liked my top 10 pet costumes.

I💗 puppies! And yes, I saved Izzy for last! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 😈