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Welcome to West Central Elementary

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By Mrs. Kathy Lafary

Welcome to West Central Elementary, home to approximately 400 Pre-K through 5 th grade students.  We have a very dedicated staff that puts the needs of our students first, while upholding our mission statement, “Providing Opportunities, Expecting Excellence.” Our elementary building promotes the Positive Behavior . . .

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Book Fair Coming Soon!

September 28-October 2, 2015

  Dear Parents, Our Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for September 28 - October 2, 2015. It is open from 8:00 - 3:30 through September 30th. The book fair will be open during parent-teacher conferences on October 1st until . . . read more

WCEL Heat Hub

The "Heat Hub" is the new West Central Elementary Newsletter.  Please click on the link below to access the newsletter.   WCEL September 2015 Heat Hub   read more

Learning about the Mississippi River

Students in Mrs. Lumbeck's room have been reading about the Mississippi River this week.  To end the week, they built bridges out of popsicle sticks.  This activity required a lot of creative thinking, patience, and . . . read more

WCEL Back to School Night

West Central celebrated being "Back to School" on August 17, 2015!!   read more

Grade 3-5 Spring Music Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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