By Mrs. Paula Markey
As we look forward to the 2016-2017 school year, I am honored to serve as the Superintendent of West Central C.U.S.D. #235. Thank you for the warm welcome I have received. I have met and had conversations with many individuals already, and the pride with which these individuals speak about West Central is inspiring. West Central has incredible students, staff, families and community members who come together to support our mission of Providing Opportunity and Expecting Excellence. To those new to our school community, we welcome you as well and look forward to you joining our team.
Please allow me to tell you a little about myself and my family. My husband, Mitch, and I have been married for 29 years. We have three children, Angelica (26), Caleb (24), and Colton (17). Mitch works for DuPont Pioneer as a Research Associate. Professionally, I taught business and technology for Southeastern C.U.S.D. #337 for 14 years and as a part-time instructor for Spoon River College for 12 years. Most recently, I served as the Elementary Principal and Assistant Superintendent for West Prairie C.U.S.D. #103. Please don’t hesitate to come up and introduce yourself to me as you see me out and about in the district and in the communities. I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can!
My mission as your next Superintendent is to maintain and grow a rigorous teaching and learning environment that provides every student with a sense of belonging while helping students to grow intellectually, emotionally and socially. It is critical to every student’s success that he/she graduates from high school with the skills necessary to pursue and achieve his/her goals and dreams. We take very seriously that you have entrusted the young people of this community to our care, and together we will work diligently to put what is best for students at the forefront and provide opportunities to achieve excellence. Our focus will be on continuous improvement and communication. We will keep you informed through newsletters, emails, social media, phone, text messages, and/or our district website. We welcome constructive comments and suggestions that will help us to improve the West Central District and make it the best it can be.
Thank you for your support of our efforts to provide a quality and comprehensive education for all of our students. Your support is appreciated and necessary for continuous improvement. The entire District #235 staff and Board of Education work thoughtfully to make decisions focused on doing what is best for our students. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance to you.
Yours in Education,
Due to deteriorating road conditions, there will be no school today, February 22, 2018. Decisions about extra-curricular activities for this evening will be made early this afternoon. Thank you for your understanding. Have a good day.
1) Tonight's 7th/8th grade Volleyball game in Stronghurst against Cuba is still on. The 7th grade game will begin at 6:00 with 8th graders being honored between the games. 2) The high school girls basketball . . .
Dear West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Stakeholders, West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Board of Education, administration and staff are disheartened by the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the . . .
Dear West Central Parents and Guardians, A new viral video challenge has gained national attention recently as teens record themselves ingesting laundry and dish washer pods in what has been dubbed the “Tide . . .
Dear West Central Parents and Guardians, As you are probably aware, West Central C.U.S.D. #235 has seen an increase in a variety of illnesses over the last few days. The purpose of this letter is to let you know what steps we are taking . . .
February 2018 Menu February 1 Breakfast - Egg & Cheese Biscuit Lunch Chicken Fajita Red & Green Peppers . . .
In the old art and music rooms at the school in Media, there are ceiling tiles that were painted by former students as part of their art class. West Central #235 wishes to return them to the students who painted them. If you are the . . .
Recently, concerns have been raised with regard to animals on school property. This has caused us to reflect on Board Policy 6:100 which states, "Animals may be brought into school facilities for educational purposes according to . . .
August 21, 2017 Dear West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Stakeholders: With the start of school, West Central C.U.S.D. #235 would like to take a few minutes to update you on the events taking place in Springfield that will impact . . .
On Saturday June 10, 2017, Harrison Fisher, participated at the State Special Olympics in Normal Illinois after qualifying for the 1500 meter run at his local level. His 1500 meter time at State was 5:36 in which he received the . . .
Enjoy Your Summer!
Registration Dates: August 8, 2017 - 1-7 PM August 10, 2017 - 1-7 PM Chromebook Parent Meeting: August 10, 2017 - 6 PM PreK Screening: August 11, 2017 - 9 AM - Noon . . .
Shutdown for Server Update
Over the next few weeks, we will be making some minor changes to our website. This will include some renaming and moving of links and articles. We hope this will make our website more user friendly and easier to locate . . .
Illinois State Board of Education
Click on the following link for information from the Illinois State Board of Education: Letter to Parents Regarding Accountability Assessments
The FBI's Child ID app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and other vital information about your children so that it's literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide . . .
Breakfast is served at West Central Elementary, Middle, and High School on a daily basis prior to the start of the school day. Daily Breakfst Menu includes: Cereal Toast Fruit Juice Milk . . .
ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE/KICK OFF West Central Elementary will be hosting their Open House/School Kick Off on Monday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Students and their families will be able to bring in their school supplies and put them . . .
West Central Elementary Handbook 201 7-2018 (PDF Format) West Central Middle School Handbook 2017-2018 (PDF Format) West Central High School Handbook 2017-2018 (PDF Format) West Central Athletic . . .
Henderson County has completed readdressing the rural areas within Henderson County. Our new address is a site address based on the Henderson County rural reference system that may be used for emergency response . . .
West Central C.U.S.D. #235 practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an approach to pest control that reduces pest populations while minimizing pesticide applications. On Friday, April 8 after school hours, a . . .
On Saturday, September 26th, a group of people gathered together to participate in the 1st annual STAAR 5K (Small Town America Against Racism). Chairman Laura Lewis says, it was a wonderful, positive event in the community and we look . . .
The normal school day for WC Elementary students begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 3:15, WC Middle school students begin at 8:25 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. The high school day will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 3:09 p.m. . . .
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 . . .
West Central CUSD #235 is now on Face Book. Please go to Face Book and like our page at West Central CUSD 235. This page will be used as an additional way for district staff to send information to our stakeholders
Please click on the link below to view the 2013-2014 Annual Report for West Central CUSD 235. WCSD 2013-2014 Annual Report
West Central CUSD #235 brings expanded access to e-books to the school through the eRead Illinois Program September 2, 2014 – West Central School District #235 is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to . . .
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 budget for said School District for the fiscal year, beginning . . .
As many people have noticed, we have added some equipment to the top of the football stadium pressbox at the north campus and to the east side of the gym roof at the south campus. This new equipment is a lightning detection system that has . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
With the beginning of the 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 and . . .
What is MRSA? • A potentially deadly staph infection How is MRSA spread? • By skin to skin contact • . . .