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Student Raffle Winner with Principal Edwards
Pawsitive Behavior Raffle Winners
06/06/2022
West wrapped up all the Pawsitive Referrals this year and entered the students referred into a raffle. Three lucky Wildcats won a new Chromebook for their Pawsitive Behavior. Thank you to all of our students for being so positive this year, and congratulations to our winners!
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5th-Graders Walking During Clap Out
5th-Grade Clap Out Celebration
05/26/2022
West Elementary hosted a clap out celebration for 5th-grade students. There was lots of laughter, cheers, and congratulations as our students walked out. Many of our students stopped for hugs and goodbyes before kicking off summer!
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Raffle Winners
PBIS April Raffle Winners
04/29/2022
West had their monthly PBIS West Wildcat Cat Cash Raffle today. These awesome students won fabulous prizes in our raffle today.
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Ms. Wiltse and her student setting goals to finish a strong end to the school year
Goal Setting
04/25/2022
“It’s not how we start. It’s how we finish. Finish strong!” Mrs. Wiltse is conferencing with her students. This allows them to reflect on their test scores and discuss how they will end their 4th Grade year successfully.
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Students and officers at VIP lunch
VIP Lunch
04/22/2022
West had some special guests for our VIP lunches! Some of Zion's police officers stopped by and surprised our star students during their celebration lunch.
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Student and Principal with Award
Pawsitive Behavior
03/30/2022
Ms. Wiltse recognized one of her students for his hard work and positive behavior. Our responsible wildcat received his Pawsitive Referral Award and took a selfie with Principal Edwards. Such a fun phone call to make home! Keep up the wonderful work, Wildcats.
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Students using protractors
Math Scavenger Hunt
03/28/2022
Welcome back from break! Our 4th-graders enjoyed a math scavenger hunt by practicing angle measurements. Students had such fun using protractors to learn about acute, obtuse, and right angles!
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Music in Our Schools
03/16/2022
​Happy Music in Our Schools Month! Our students had a great time learning about the history of Ella Fitzgerald and improvising music on their instruments. 🥁
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Youth Leadership Team Group Photo
The Power of YLT
03/15/2022
8th-graders Davin and Shanon's actions still define Zion District 6 Youth Leadership Team's mission to develop “Confidence and Commitment through Collaboration. ” The twins' passion for change started as third graders when they joined Mrs. Wiltse's Youth Leadership Team.
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West Student Olympics
Olympic Games
03/09/2022
West students got into the Olympic spirit during physical education class participating in a variety of Winter Olympic activities to celebrate the 2022 Winter Games. Students learned about sportsmanship and teamwork while having fun competing for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals.
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Mental Health Days Flyer
Mental Health Days
03/09/2022
ISBE recently amended student attendance (Public Act 102-0321), allowing students, ages 7-17, to take up to five mental or behavioral health days per school year.
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West Kindness Challenge
03/03/2022
Congratulations to the winner of the West Kindness Challenge! Students completed a choice board to show acts of kindness.
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PBIS Celebration and Booster Sessions
01/28/2022
West students and staff celebrated positive behavior and practiced being Respectful, Responsible, Safe and Kind this week. Students even had a minute to win it challenge with the principal!
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MLK Virtual Reading Event
01/18/2022
Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) and United Way of Lake County brought a MLK Reading Event to read books to students about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Students Learning About Financial Literacy
Students Learn Financial Literacy
01/06/2022
West Elementary’s 4th graders learn about financial literacy in Social Studies. Mrs. Wiltse’s students participated in an activity that helped them to understand their spending behavior outcomes.
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Students Solving a Mystery
Ms. Fischer's Class Solves a Mystery
11/22/2021
Miss Fischer turned her classroom into the Main Idea Bureau of Investigation Head Quarters. Her students became Main Idea agents and were given a mystery case to solve.
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Día de los Muertos Celebration
11/02/2021
Happy Día de los Muertos! Our students have been learning about Hispanic Heritage including this Latin holiday. East students made guides for their loved ones.
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Students Learn About Geography
Ms. Wiltse's Class Learns About Geography
11/01/2021
After an inquiry based research approach, Mrs. Wiltse and the other fourth grade classes created 3D maps to learn about Illinois geography!
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Students in costumes
West Students Dress Up!
10/29/2021
Students at West had such a fun time dressing up for Halloween!
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West Students Enjoying Their Tomato Snack
West Students Love Tomatoes!
10/06/2021
Tuesday, October 5, officially kicked off our Lunch Bunch Program. West Elementary students loved their grape-tomatoes that were delivered to their classrooms!
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Picture Retake Day
10/05/2021
Hi Families! Picture Retake Day was Monday, October 4, 2021. If you haven't already, please place your order for your child's pictures.
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Students at West Construct Sentences
Students Construct Sentences
10/04/2021
West's 3rd and 4th grade students turned into "sentence construction workers" and had fun constructing awesome and complete sentences featuring this week's vocabulary words!
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Picture of Mr. Salgado and Ms. Pagan for National Custodian Day
Happy National Custodian Day!
10/02/2021
Happy early Custodian Day! West is so grateful for the amazing work of our custodians. Thank you Mr. Salgado and Ms. Pagan for keeping our school safe and clean!
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Virtual Open House- Sept. 21 3-5 grades
9.21.21 Open House
09/22/2021
Thank you all for attending our Virtual Open House on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. We hope that you enjoyed meeting your child's teachers, and cannot wait to continue working with you this year!
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Sept. 18 | 10 am - 12 pm Dream Car Show Come and Meet Professionals with Dream Cars Shiloh Park Middle School. Featuring: Doctors, Lawyers, Pilots, Software Developers, and more!
Dream Car Show Event
09/20/2021
District 6 hosted its very own Dream Car Show on Saturday, September 18, 2021. This event took place at Shiloh Park Middle School from 10 am - 12 pm. A huge thank you to all the students, families, staff, and special guests for making this such a success!
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Picture Day- August 30th
09/09/2021
Hi Families! If you haven't already, please place your order for your child's pictures. Your student should have come home with a picture order form, or you can follow the link below and enter your school's order code.
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Students Make Fort out of Boxes
When Life Gives You Boxes...
08/20/2021
When life gives you boxes, you make forts! West's 5th-grade teacher, Ms. Garbanzos, knows how to have fun and build relationships. Students had lots of fun too! Thanks for the school supplies provided for our students!
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5th-Grade Celebration
5th-Grade Celebration
06/10/2021
On Thursday, June 10, West Elementary School virtually celebrated it's 5th-grade students. Students were recognized for academic excellence, perfect attendance, growth achievements. Congrats Wildcats!
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