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Modifications to Transportation on January 23 and 24

By Markey, Paula

Due to continued safety concerns with buses traveling on some of the icy back roads, we will need to continue with our modified transportation plans for Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24. At this time, we plan to return to normal . . . read more

Transportation Modifications for January 21 and 22

By Markey, Paula

  We would like to thank you all for your cooperation, patience, and understanding with our transportation modifications for Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22.  If your student is not at school this morning, please . . . read more

Modifications to Transportation

A message from WEST CENTRAL C.U.S.D. 235 Due to safety concerns with buses traveling on the icy back roads, we will be modifying our transportation pickup locations for Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22.  Buses will . . . read more

Cold and Flu Season

  A Friendly Reminder Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Cold and flu season has arrived! Below is West Central’s policy regarding exclusion periods for sick students as well as some preventative tips. Please adhere to . . . read more


      January 2020      January 7 Breakfast -Waffles w/Syrup Lunch Hot Dog w/bun Baked Beans Cooked Carrots . . . read more

5Essentials Parent Survey 2019-2020

https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ Dear Parent, This is a reminder to participate in the parent survey supplement, part of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey administration. We guarantee that survey responses will never be . . . read more

Welcome Back to School

West Central Faculty and Staff are looking forward to the upcoming school year!  read more

2019-2020 Change to School Calendar

By Markey, Paula

Dear West Central #235 Parents/Guardians: Over the last two years, West Central has conducted some Vision work within the District.  We gathered data from staff at a School Improvement Day and held Vision community meetings in . . . read more

Courageous Smiles 2019

Miranda Gullberg | May 6, 2019

On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, 18 West Central students traveled to Illini West High School in Carthage to compete at the Courageous Smiles Track Meet. This event was a track meet with fun events, including standing jump, softball or tennis ball . . . read more

IPA Student Recognition

On May 2, 2019 the IPA recognized outstanding students from various schools with a breakfast in their honor at Western Illinois University. Students honored had been picked as the Students of the Year for each school. West Central is . . . read more

Proclamation-Support Staff Proclamation 2019

  PROCLAMATION Support Staff Days: April 24, 2019                        Administrative Professionals . . . read more

Illinois Science Assessment

All fifth- and eighth-graders and some high school students will begin taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) March 1. The assessment will be administered at West Central the weeks of April 8 and April 15, 2019 depending on the grade . . . read more

Change in Calendar Dates

By Markey, Paula

Due to the unusual number of snow days needed this quarter, 3rd quarter mid-term and end dates will be moved back by one week. The new 3rd quarter mid-term will be Friday, February 8.  The 3rd quarter will end on Friday, March 15.  . . . read more

Thank You To Our Local Law Enforcement

West Central C.U.S.D. #235 would like to take this opportunity to thank our local law enforcement.  We appreciate their support and assistance in maintaining a safe environment for our students and staff. Please join us in saying . . . read more

8th Grade Visits the Kindergarten Class

The WCMS 8th grade recently visited the WCEL Kindergarten class for the afternoon.  The 8th graders were able to help with the PE Skating Unit for the Kindergarten class.  The two classes were also able to spend some time in the . . . read more

Boy Scout Troop 61 Blue Heart Project

Lisa Ray | November 14, 2018

Unfortunately in today’s world you never know what can happen.  School budgets are extremely tight, safety of students and staff is always a priority and with that in mind, Boy Scout Troop 61 in Oquawka used retired fire hose to . . . read more

Back to School Events

Back to School Night for the elementary and the middle school is Thursday, August 16, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Back to School Night for the high school is Thursday, August 16, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Pre-K Orientation is . . . read more

Courageous Smiles Track Meet 2018

Mary "Petie"  Parsons  | May 15, 2018

The weather was beautiful for the  West Central Courageous Smiles Track Team on May 4, 2018 when they went to Carthage High School for the meet. All the participants had an amazing time. They threw baseballs, softballs, long jumped, . . . read more

Invitation to Bid on Surplus Items

By Markey, Paula

Invitation to Bid on Surplus Items West Central C.U.S.D. #235   Notice is given that a sale of surplus items including a Shaw Walker safe, a small handicapped ramp, and a large handicapped ramp will be . . . read more

Illinois E-Pay (JetPay) Program

Welcome to  West Central CUSD #235 payments web site.    As part of the . . . read more

Security Procedures Notification

By Markey, Paula | February 17, 2018

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 . . . read more

Animals on School Property

By Markey, Paula | September 12, 2017

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 . . . read more

Financial Updates Regarding Illinois Budget and Legislation and Its Impact on Education Funding

By Markey, Paula

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 . . . read more

Harrison Competes at State Olympics

By Ackermann, Charlotte | June 13, 2017

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 . . . read more


Shutdown for Server Update

By Frakes, Melinda

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 . . . read more

Letter to Parents Regarding Accountability Assessments

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 read more

West Central CUSD 235 Video

February 27, 2017

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The FBI's Child ID App

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 . . . read more

Breakfast at West Central

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 . . . read more

Open House/Kickoff/Locker Night

July 12, 2016

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 . . . read more

West Central School District Handbooks

2019-2020 School Year

West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Student Handbook 2019-2020 PDF Format   West Central Athletic Concussion Management Plan PDF Format read more

WC Address Change - North Campus

April 28, 2016

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 . . . read more

Pesticide Application

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 . . . read more


By Ricketts, Julie | September 29, 2015

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 . . . read more

Length of School Day - 2015

July 15, 2015

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. . . . 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 . . . read more

West Central CUSD 235 Facebook

By Grimm, Ralph | February 20, 2015

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 read more

West Central CUSD 235 Annual Report

December 19, 2014

Please click on the link below to view the 2013-2014 Annual Report for West Central CUSD 235. WCSD 2013-2014 Annual Report read more

eRead Illinois Program

By Russell, Renee | September 12, 2014

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 . . . read more

Notice of Public Hearing

By Grimm, Ralph | September 5, 2014

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 . . . read more

Integrated Math

By Seitz, Jeanne | July 22, 2014

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


By Grimm, Ralph | June 4, 2014

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


By Grimm, Ralph

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

Information Presented at District Finance Meeting

March 7, 2013

By Grimm, Ralph

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

By Grimm, Ralph

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Tdap Vaccine

By Scott, Barb | February 22, 2013

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Academic Improvement Award - 2011 Illinois Honor Roll

West Central High School

February 1, 2012

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

West Central School District 235

Receives $2,000 from Midwest Bank of Western Illinois

October 3, 2011

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

Transportation Reimbursement Notice to Parents/Guardians

By Ralph Grimm | May 14, 2009

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

School Bus Safety Reminders

August 30, 2008

 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 . . . read more

Facts About Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ( MRSA )

Health Occupations Class | November 3, 2007

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

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