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Welcome to the West Central Elementary website! Our school can be found in Biggsville, IL at the junction of Highway 34 and Highway 94. You may contact the elementary office by calling (309)627-2339. The elementary consists of approximately 400 Pre-K through 5 th grade students. We have a very dedicated staff that puts the needs of our . . .

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May Parent Bulletin

“Providing Opportunity, Expecting Excellence”

* Field Trips : Each of these grade levels will be going on a field trip. The classroom teacher will be sending home a permission slip and additional information regarding lunches and fees, if there are any. The chart below shows the dates . . . read more

April Parent Bulletin

“Providing Opportunity, Expecting Excellence”

  * Grandparent’s/Special Person’s Day : We will be hosting this event on the following days. It will begin at 2:00 p.m. each day for the following grade levels. Please remember if your child is going home . . . read more

Grade 3-5 Spring Music Concert

Grade 3-5 Spring Music Concert April 13, 2015 6:30 PM WCHS Gym read more

January 2015 Parent Bulletin

January Parent Bulletin “Providing Opportunity, Expecting Excellence”  * Recent Staff Changes at the Elementary : *I want to welcome Mrs. Fowler to the WCE staff. She is our new Elementary Assistant . . . read more

December Parent Letter

“Providing Opportunity, Expecting Excellence”   * Winter Music Concerts :  The Pre-K to 2 nd grade concert will be held on Tuesday, December 2 nd . The 3 rd to 5 th grade concert will be on Monday, . . . read more

November Parent Bulletin

West Central Elementary Mrs. Lafary, Principal Mr. Conlee, Asst. Principal . . . read more

AG Day 2014

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Mr. Jerry Burdette of Donnellson, Iowa spoke with 5th grade students regarding his job as a professional beekeeper.  Students in Ms. Owings' class spent several days researching a topic related to bees, writing, and typing a report . . . read more

Fun With Legos and Perimeter

Students in Mrs. Lumbeck's 4th grade class using Legos to learn about perimeter. read more

Fitness Scrabble in PE

The 1st and 2nd graders making words and moving during Fitness Scrabble in PE class! read more

2014 Kindergarten Teddy Bear Parade

Kindergarten studies a Teddy Bear Unit during the first two weeks of school.  As part of that unit they have a Teddy Bear Parade.  The Kindergartners parade down the hallway for all the Elementary children to enjoy. read more

2014 Summer Bookmobile Schedule

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Harry Potter Book Club Meets Hollywood Screenwriter

The West Central Middle School Harry Potter Book Club met Hollywood screenwriter Michael Goldenberg via a Skype session at Monmouth College on Wednesday evening. MIchael Goldenberg is the screenwriter of Harry Potter and the Order Of . . . read more

Buzz visits West Central Elementary

Buzz and one of his helpers from the Burlington Bees visited West Central Elementary on March 18 to tell the children about the Burlington Bees Reading Club.  Each teacher will have their own requirements for each level. If your . . . read more

"West Central Elementary ISAT Song"

Produced by: Mr. Hart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7kefwrixjQ Click on link to view video.   read more

Third Grade 1:1 Initiative

WC Third Grade launched the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative in January and we are extremely proud of how the kids have accepted and adapted so easily to the devices! The purpose of this initiative is to use modern technology as a tool to fully . . . read more

Preschool Screening and Kindergarten Round-up

West Central Early Childhood Center in collaboration with West Central Head Start will offer free developmental check-ups at the West Central Elementary School. A developmental check-up will assess your child's overall progress. The ESIR . . . read more

An Experience That Will Not Be Forgotten

Dexter Ricketts and  Andy Lumbeck, 4th graders at West Central, and Ryan Lumbeck, a 6th grader, spent some time over Thanksgiving break working in one of the distribution centers for tornado victims in Washington, IL.  They helped . . . read more

Pre-K/K Day

On Monday, November 25th, Pre-K students hosted Pre-K/K Day. The students were divided into mixed age level groups. Each group took turns visiting different fall themed centers that focused on early literacy and math skills. The children had . . . read more

Elementary Enrichment Recipes

The following recipes were used recently during the Enrichment Program after school at West Central Elementary.  A request was made for the recipes to be posted so students would have access to them.  Enjoy!! Pumpkin Spice . . . read more

Pre-Kindergarten visits Harvestville Farm

On October 11th, West Central Pre-Kindergarten students visited Harvestville Farm near Donnellson, Iowa.  This trip was part of our pumpkin study.  Children rode a hayrack to the pumpkin patch and picked their own pumpkin. . . . read more

Donuts for Dad

On Friday, November 1, 86 guests attended the annual Doughnut With Dad program presented by staff at West Central Elementary.  Students joined their dads, grand dads, and special guests for a delicious breakfast and then enjoyed . . . read more

Ag Day

Ag Day was presented to the West Central Elementary on October 10, 2013.  West Central FFA did a great job putting the event together for our elementary.  The kids were able to check out tractors, learn about how life was years ago . . . read more

Muffins for Mom

West Central hosted their annual Muffins with Mom program Friday, October 18, 2013. Moms and their children gathered in the cafeteria for a muffin and juice. After enjoying a light breakfast with their moms, the children returned to their . . . read more

Pretzels for Parents

On Thursday, September 12, 2013, parents of third through fifth grade students were invited to attend Pretzels for Parents.  This short afternoon program featured the new assistant principal, Mr. Robertson, and teachers Ms. Lewis and . . . read more

PBIS Kickoff

On Friday, Sept. 30 the students of West Central Elementary had their PBIS Kickoff.  They met in the Elementary gym to talk about the upcoming year and talked about the PBIS Store and how they earned HEAT Bucks that they could spend in . . . read more

Teddy Bear Parade

To kick of the school year our Kindergarten kids had a Teddy Bear Parade!  For two weeks we compared fiction bears and nonfiction bears.We made graphs, T-charts and finished our unit with a home project.  The students and their . . . read more

5th Grade Wax Museum

The 5th grade wax museum was a culmination of 2 weeks worth of work leading up to the event. Students chose a person of interest for research. They then read books and conducted research on websites in order to organize the information into . . . read more

BNSF Railroad presentation at West Central Elementary

Leroy Dobson, a representative from Burlington Northern Santa Fe was at the Elementary on Wednesday, April 3 rd , to present the Operation Lifesaver program to our students.  Safety is more important than ever. Since 1972 . . . read more

West Central Elementary Cares!

THE GOAL WAS MET!  Click the link below to see what happened next.   http://wqad.com/2013/04/30/recess-for-life-helps-kids-give-back/   During the month of April, West Central Elementary School will be taking . . . read more

Red Ribbon Week WC Elementary

Updated with Pictures

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days: Mon. 1/21: No School   Tues. 1/22 : “ Combat Drugs ” (Wear Camo) Wed. 1/23 : “ Wacky Wednesday ”   (Wear Neon Colors, Crazy . . . read more

Donuts for Dad

“Donuts for Dad” was held on November 2, 2012.  There were 90 participants. Presenters were:  Emily Klossing and Jessica Winters The topic that was chosen for “Donuts for Dad” this year was . . . read more

Muffins for Mom

“Muffins for Mom” was held on October 19, 2012.  Presenters were:  Mrs. Hennenfent, Mrs. Lewis, and Mrs. Winters The topic for the event was “Fluency” and "Comprehension".  Fluency is the . . . read more

Teddy Bear Parade!!

Kindergarten Students Only

We will have a teddy bear parade on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 12:30 and everyone is invited to watch!  Please help your child decorate a box or small wagon for the parade so our teddy bears or stuffed animals will have something to ride . . . read more

Fifth Graders Recognized

Two Fifth Grade students were recognized at an Illinois Principal Association Breakfast for being our 5th Grade Students of the Year.   Congratulations to our outstanding 5th Grade Students. read more

DAR Award Winners

Students from Amy Wolf's and Cathy Smith's class worked on an American history project of their choice for the Warren County DAR Chapter in Monmouth.  Winners were chosen and the students presented their project to the DAR . . . read more

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


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