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Superintendent Ralph Grimm

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Thank you for visiting the District #235 Web Page. We hope you find the information in this website useful and informative. We welcome your suggestions for things that you would like to see included at this website. If there is something that you feel would be important to include on this website, please let me know and we will do our best . . .

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1:1 Informational Meeting - Grades 3, 6, and 8

July 28, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians: West Central District #235 will continue with the 1:1 Device Program with the start of the 2014-2015 School Year. Students entering grades 3, 6, and 8 will be receiving a Chromebook for school use.  A . . . read more

NORTH CAMPUS SUMMER PROJECT UPDATE

As I am sure most people are aware, there have been several summer maintenance projects begun on the north campus. These projects are part of the districts Ten Year Health Life-Safety Survey work that must be done to ensure that all of our . . . read more

Integrated Math

Dear Community of West Central School District: We are writing to inform you of the changes taking place during the 2014-2015 school year.  The math department of WCSD will be implementing a change from the traditional pathway of . . . read more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given by the Board of Education of West Central Community Unit School District #235, in the County of Henderson, State of Illinois, that a public hearing on the amended budget for said School District for the fiscal year, . . . read more

HOT LUNCH MENU

    May 2014 Lunch Menu May 1 Spaghetti Peas Fresh Broccoli Garlic Bread Fruit Cocktail  May . . . read more

A REPORT TO STAKEHOLDERS ON DISTRICT #235 FINANCES

As many of you are probably aware, the State of Illinois is in a financial mess. The state owes billions of dollars to a tremendous number of providers, vendors and pension plans. For years, the state has delayed payments on these incurred . . . read more

2013-2014 Recipients

West Central Education Foundation Award

Each year the foundation receives applications from WC staff requesting funds for the "extra" things that perhaps may not otherwise be funded. The West Central Education Foundation Board reviews the applications and makes awards based on . . . read more

21st Century/Afterschool F.I.R.E. Program

21 st Century/After School F.I.R.E Program The After School Program offers many fun activities, including tutoring help for any students wanting homework assistance. Arts and crafts, STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, . . . read more

Midterm Grades

2nd Quarter

The midterm grading period for Second Quarter ended on Friday, November 15, 2013 and again this year we are making the midterm reports for the middle school and high school available on Family Access in Skyward.  In order to see your . . . read more

Districts thank school board members for lending a hand

Biggsville — Nov. 15, 2013, has been designated as School Board Members Day in Illinois, and the West Central School District is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and . . . read more

West Central Receives “Chalk Up Money for Schools” Donation from Midwest Bank

West Central CUSD #235 Superintendent Ralph Grimm, above, receives a check in the amount of $1600 from Midwest Bank of Oquawka Banking Center. The check represents the donation to West Central School Ditrict from the Chalk Up Money for . . . read more

Summer Heat Related Weather Information

2013-2014

It has become apparent that we may be in for some more hot “summer” days. We encourage you to remind your students to drink plenty of fluids during this time. Also, students throughout the district are encouraged to let teachers . . . read more

West Central School District Handbooks

2014-2015

West Central Elementary Handbook 2014-2015 (PDF format) West Central Middle School Handbook 2014-2015 (PDF format) West Central High School Handbook 2014-2015 (PDF format) read more

Hawkeye Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Dottie Ray!!  She is the second runner-up of the Hawkeye Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Ray is an employee of the West Central Special Education Co-op and works with many of our students here at West Central as a . . . read more

Thank You!!

Teacher Appreciation Week

"You're a 'Magnificent' and 'Marvelous" teacher! Thank you for being my M & M!" was just one of the messages heard this week by teachers at West Central District #235.  One teacher felt like royalty as a gift from the West Central . . . read more

Information Presented at District Finance Meeting

March 7, 2013

The following links will take you to information presented at the District Finance Meeting held on March 7, 2013. Community Meeting Presentation Finance Committee Recommendations read more

District Financial Information

Upcoming Meeting Dates

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Early Childhood Program

Consideration of Change, December 2012

Early Childhood MissionStatement  The Early Learning Project’s initiative is to create a consistent program for preschool age children withinHenderson, Mercer, andWarrenCounties.  The vision of the Early Learning Project . . . read more

Tdap Vaccine

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Message to Families

School Tragedy in Connecticut

I received this information this evening from the Illinois Association of School Administrators. I thought it would be helpful to post this information on our web site for parents who are attempting to deal with this tragedy with their . . . read more

A Few Words From West Central

The following is a copy of the blog that will appear in The Review Atlas the week of December 10, 2012.   Since my last blog at the end of October, quite a few things have been happening in the West Central School . . . read more

Letter to Community Members

November 5, 2012 Dear Community Members,  At the September 19 th Board of Education monthly meeting, a school board Finance committee was formed to review the short- and long-term financial needs of the West Central School . . . read more

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DAY

November 15, 2012, has been designated as School Board Members Day in Illinois, and West Central Community Unit School District #235 is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and . . . read more

West Central Education Foundation Makes Awards

The West Central Education Foundation recently presented three West Central teachers awards for special projects that they had requested funding for. Linda Reaves, shown above on the left, awarded WCES PE Teacher, Carrie Todd (second from . . . read more

Academic All Stars 2012

At the August 22, 2012 West Central School Board Meeting, a group of West Central High School students were recognized for their academic achievements. To earn the designation of a West Central High School “Academic All Star”, . . . read more

Information About Our Phone Messaging Service

During the last week, there have been some questions concerning Connect-Ed messages.  Hopefully the following information will solve some of the questions you have concerning what phone numbers receive a message.  If you would like . . . read more

Letter to West Central Parents

March 20, 2012

Dear Parent, I am writing to share with you information regarding an incident that has been handled regarding the high school. Sunday evening we became aware of an allegation of a threat of violence by a student on a particular date. We . . . read more

Health Forms

Dear Parents, Child Health Examination forms are required for all new students entering from out of state, students entering Preschool, Kindergarten, 6 th , and 9 th grade.  Physical exams/sports physicals are also required prior . . . read more

Academic Improvement Award - 2011 Illinois Honor Roll

West Central High School

West Central High School recently received notification from the Illinois State Board of Education that the school had earned an Academic Improvement Award.  The 2011 Academic Improvement Award honors 114 schools across the state that . . . read more

THREE DISTRICT #235 TEACHERS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

            Three teachers in the West Central School District have successfully achieved the coveted National Board Certification. . . . read more

West Central Education Foundation Funds School Projects

Once again The West Central Education Foundation has awarded grants to teachers throughout the district for use in their classroom or at their grade level.  This year the foundation awarded over $1800. worth of grants.  Last year . . . read more

West Central School District 235

Receives $2,000 from Midwest Bank of Western Illinois

Chris Gavin, President of midwest Bank of Western Illinois announced that the bank has disbursed $2,000 to West Central School District 235.  The check represents the banks donation to the school district from its Chalk up Money for . . . read more

Illinois E-Pay Program

Click on the following link to access the Illinois E-Pay site for  West Central CUSD #235.  If you have any questions, contact the West Central Unit Office.   Illinois E-Pay Program     read more

TWO DISTRICT #235 TEACHERS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

           Two teachers in the West Central School District have successfully achieved the coveted National Board . . . read more

Academic Achievement Recognition

Each year a significant portion of our students participate in the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE).  These assessments test our students’ knowledge relative to the Illinois . . . read more

West Central School Improvement Plans

Elementary 2009-2010 School Improvement Plan PDF Format  Elementary 2010-2011 School Improvement Plan PDF Format  Elementary 2011-2012 School Improvement Plan PDF Format  Elementary 2012-2013 . . . read more

Letter to Stakeholders

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 TO ALL DISTRICT STAKEHOLDERS: As many of you are aware, the State of Illinois is facing a budget crisis of historic proportions. As of the Governor’s budget address of Wednesday, March 10, 2010, Governor . . . read more

District Finances

Dear District Residents:   We have added a new item to the district web page. If you scroll down to the bottom of the district home page, you will see a crawler informing you that as of a certain date, the state of Illinois . . . read more

Chalk up Money for Schools Donation

from Midwest Bank of Western Illinois

The Chalk up Money for Schools program is a rewards program where customers can support their favorite public or a private school, grades K-12.  Each time they make a purchase using the Midwest Bank SHAZAM Chek Card, the bank will . . . read more

Parent Letter

Dear Parents and Guardians of Students in District 235: Those of you who know me understand that I believe in honest and direct communication, and you also know that I appreciate the value of a cooperative approach to tackling . . . read more

H1N1 Update

October 15, 2009

  Hello.  This is Barb Scott at West Central School.  The purpose of this message is to address several issues regarding the latest information on H1N1.  After speaking with the Henderson County Health Department, . . . read more

Letter to Parents

H1N1 Flu

Dear Parents: As all of you are aware, there is significant concern nationwide over the   H1N1 flu virus. The purpose of this letter is to let you know what we are doing to prepare if/when this strain of flu is found in our . . . read more

Transportation Reimbursement Notice to Parents/Guardians

Parent(s) or legal guardians(s) who must provide transportation to and from school, because free transportation is not available for their children, may be eligible to receive money from the state to help offset some of the cost; for . . . read more

West Central District 235

2008 School Report Cards

We are pleased to present to our parents and district residents the 2008 school report cards as put together by the Illinois State Board of Education. Included in these report cards you will find information about our district's . . . read more

2008-09 School Bus Safety Reminders

 With the beginning of the 2008-09 school year, the safe transportation of all students to school is a primary concern.  Of particular importance is both student and motorist awareness of the potential dangers of getting on . . . read more

Facts About Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ( MRSA )

What is MRSA? •         A potentially deadly staph infection How is MRSA spread? •         By skin to skin contact • . . . read more

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West Central CUSD 235 RR1, Box 72 Biggsville, IL  61418

309-627-2371

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