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Welcome to the West Central High School website. Our school serves approximately 300 students. WCHS offers many opportunities to excel in academics, sports and the arts. I am honored to be the Principal of such an outstanding school. You can check teacher schedules under the faculty tab, and also access the high school daily announcements . . .

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Looking for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help in the dining room at St. Pat's on  July 4th  from  10:30-1:30  for the Henderson County Historical Society pork chop Dinner.  Please email Mrs. Alexander ( . . . read more

WCHS Green House Gets a New Cover

After two full days, and lots of work by a bunch of volunteers, the new cover is in place on the West Central greenhouse.    The workers represented community members, former students, current students, CGB employees, along with . . . read more

Zach " Roo" Bundy Memorial Walk

On Friday May 29 th the Student Council with the help of many teachers and students held a cookout and memorial walk in the memory of Zach "Roo" Bundy. All profits from T-shirt sales and the cookout were donated to the family. All . . . read more

NHS Adopts-A-Highway

“Launched in 1995, the Adopt-A-Highway program brings citizens and volunteer organizations into partnership with IDOT to pick up trash and keep Illinois roadsides clean. The program also educates and encourages people to stop . . . read more


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WCHS NHS Induction Ceremony

March 16, 2015

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Correction to Junior Letter from WCHS

Test Dates: March 3 and 4, 2015

Attention Junior Parents: You recently received a letter regarding ACT prep that state the tests will be given on March 2 and 3, 2015.  Please note the correct dates for the test are March 3 and 4, 2015.  Please contact the . . . read more

Financial Aid Night, College Fair, and Dual Credit Night at WCHS

November 17, 2014

West Central High School is hosting their annual  College   Fair  on November 17. 2014 in the high school gymnasium, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  Several  college  and military representatives will be . . . read more

West Central High School PowderPuff Football Game

West Central High School Powder Puff Football game was held Sept. 17.  The Seniors were victorious against the Sophmores in the final game of the night. read more

Homecoming Week "PowderBuff" Pictures

Homecoming week "PowderBuff" Game Boys volleyball game--Seniors were Victorious, even winning against the teachers.   read more

First High School Pep Rally

Before the 1st Home Football Game West Central High School held a Pep Rally.  All Fall teams were introduced to the students and staff. GO West Central HEAT!!! read more

West Central Music Students Travel to Florida

The West Central Music students went on a trip to Florida from  May 29th-June 3rd .  They visited and performed at Universal Studios.  After Universal Studios,  the music students had the opportunity to visit the . . . read more

West Central High School Commencement

May 18, 2014

Processional........................................................................................ Mrs. Barb Gray,  “Pomp and Circumstance” – Elgar Welcome............................... Anna Stevenson, S.C. . . . read more

WYSE Team competes at Sectionals

West Central's WYSE team went to Galesburg, Illinois on Monday, March 17th for WYSE team sectionals. The varsity team consists of 14 students: Emma Alexander, Brad Bavery, Sydney Bigger, Regan Bowman, Erin Cavanaugh, Caleb Dowell, Andy . . . read more

WYSE Team First Overall and First in Division

West Central’s  WYSE  team went to Carl Sandburg South in Carthage on February 11 th . The team was very successful. The  WYSE  team takes two different tests in two different subjects comprising of biology, . . . read more

High School Art Field Trip

 A great day was had by all on December 6, as 28 art students travelled to Monmouth to take advantage of the opportunity to see the paintings of Doug Rutzen exhibited at the Buchanan Center.  We first went to Monmouth College and . . . read more

Veteran's Say The Pledge at WCHS

During the week following Veteran's Day 2013, WCHS was honored to have Veteran's from the community help lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence each day. On Tuesday, November 12, Mr. Ray Shafer, of Biggsville, was . . . read more

WCHS Graduation 2013

May 19, 2013       read more

Class of 2013

West Central High School Commencement May 19 ,2013 2:00 P.M.           read more

LTC Art Festival 2013

            The Lincoln Trail Art Festival was held at Monmouth College on April 16, with the host school being Cambridge High School.  All schools in our conference participated with 29 categories to . . . read more

McDonough Cooperative Youth Day

On April 17, 2013, McDonough Telephone Cooperative sent several area students to Springfield, Illinois for their Youth Day.  West Central High School was represented by Kaiti Reid and Sydney Bigger.  Their day started out early in . . . read more

Prom and After Prom 2013

Some images from Prom and After Prom 2013. read more

West Central Prom Mock Crash 2013

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2013-2014 Illinois State Scholars

ISAC is pleased to recognize Illinois high school students who have been named 2013-2014 State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement.  Selection is based on SAT, ACT and/or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and /or . . . read more

LTC Honor Band 2012

On March 12, 2012 West Central Band Director, Matt Henning, took 16 of his high school band students to Augustana College for the LTC Honor Band. The 16 band students practiced a full day with 126 students. All together there were 142 . . . read more

Graduation 2012

 West Central High School Commencement will be held May 13, 2012 2:00 P.M.   CLASS OFFICERS President . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Nelson  Vice-President . . . . . . . . . read more

West Central High School F.I.R.E. Program

Events This Summer for grades 9-12 (Including upcoming freshman FALL 2012-13)

Big Friend/Lil’ Friend- A summer program packed full of fun activities. Older students will pair up with younger children and their families to read with, hang out with, and engage in fun activities for the month of June. . . . read more

Lincoln Trail Art Festival

The LTC Art Festival is like the big conference for any sport!  The West Central art students dominated the show by receiving the most ribbons in the specific media categories.  Annawan High School was the host school and the event . . . read more

Kids Against Hunger

Have you ever wanted to help people, and weren’t sure where your donation would go if you gave to a certain cause?  Students in the high school adopted a cause for which the results are without question.  The donations are going . . . read more

WCHS Toys for Tots Success!

West Central High School Student Council sponsored a fundraising competition in early December for our local Toys for Tots organization.  This year, the students and staff collected $410 for this worthy cause.  This money will . . . read more

Reading Plus at WCHS

Reading Plus is a web-based reading intervention designed for students 3rd grade and higher.  The high school students in Power Reading and 9th grade English Lab are finding success with this program.  Students can complete one . . . read more

Would Your Resume Get You the Interview?

It’s never too early for the students to start thinking about what they want to do once they complete high school. Megan Jones, a Recruiter from Carl Sandburg College visited the Consumer Education classes on October 6 to talk to the . . . read more

Academic All Stars

At the August 17, 2011 West Central School Board Meeting, a group of West Central High School students were recognized for the academic achievements. To earn the designation of a West Central High School "Academic All Star", a student . . . read more

Do You Have Enough Insurance?

Jessica Booton visited the West Central High School Consumer Education classes on Monday, May 16 to talk to the students about insurance. Jessica works for Doran’s Insurance and Services, Inc in Stronghurst. Her Powerpoint presentation . . . read more

WCHS Awards Night 2011

On May 10, 2011, West Central High School was a night for recognizing outstanding achievement by our students.  Seniors were presented with scholarships, art work was displayed, and outstanding academic achievement by all students was . . . read more

West Central High School Commencement

May 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM

The Class of 2011 graduation ceremonies will be held in the West Central High School Gym on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2 PM.  CLASS OFFICERS President . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie . . . read more

Have You Filed Your Taxes?

Yikes! It’s Tax Time The West Central High School Consumer Education classes have been studying about taxes and the process of filing personal income tax. We are fortunate to have a real tax expert in our community. Karen Heap, whose . . . read more

ICTM Math Competition

The West Central Math Team had a great showing at a recent ICTM math competition.We won four events! Mary Lewis won individually for Pre-Calculus, Thomas Lewis won individually for Algebra, Andy Lewis received second place for Algebra, we won . . . read more


On Tuesday, March 22, we attended and participated in the LTC art show. Each category is judged with only a 1st,  2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention if the judge so chooses to award it. Our students did great overall and the ribbons were . . . read more

Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Amanda Schneider, a senior who has also been taking classes through Carl Sandburg College, was inducted into the Chi Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on October 27, 2010. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year . . . read more

West Central FBLA Fundraiser

Teaming up with FS and Hunt Brothers Pizza

 West Central Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is teaming up with FS gas station in Stronghurst and Hunt Brothers Pizza to raise money for FBLA. FBLA is raising money to provide the students an opportunity to compete in . . . read more


Percent/number of Students Meeting or Exceeding Standards              AYP  Target Reading Math   . . . read more

High School Town & Country Art Show Winners

Art Show Results  2010 LTC Conference Art Festival Town and Country Art Show Alissa Crandall 1st, 3rd 1st, **Best of Division, 3rd Rebecca Foley 1st 1st, 2nd Dustin Horen Honorable Mention 1st, 1st, Royal Youngblood Award . . . read more

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