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 . . .
West Central High School will present “Alice in Wonderland” on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 2014; written by Anne Coulter Martens; performed by WCHS Drama Department; Directed by Wade O’Neal. This . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
FFA Fires Up to Promote the $2,000 Safe Driving Program at West Central High School
The West Central FFA club is off to a heated start on their Operation Teen Safe Driving campaign for the 2013-2014 school year, FFA members have kicked off the year by promoting “Click or Ticket,” campaign with the Illinois State . . .
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 . . .
West Central High School held their annual College Fair on November 7, 2013 in the high school gymnasium, from 5-7:30 PM. Several college representatives were represented. The representatives who were in attendance were from . . .
May 19, 2013
West Central High School Commencement May 19 ,2013 2:00 P.M.
The incentive for a great performance on the ACT/PSAE tests, continued academic success, attendance, and demonstrating good leadership quality allowed seniors to participate on the reward trip. Forty students and four chaperones . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Some images from Prom and After Prom 2013.
STUDENTS TAKE CHARGE OF FINANCES
Topinka staff to present ‘The Next Step’ workshops CHICAGO – The Office of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will present ‘The Next Step’ workshops in Biggsville on Wednesday, March 6 to assist . . .
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 . . .
It’s a classroom during an early afternoon school day. A small group of students, ranging from the wide-eyed freshmen to the cynical seniors, sit in their respective seats as they are presented with information regarding one of the . . .
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 . . .
West Central High School Commencement will be held May 13, 2012 2:00 P.M. CLASS OFFICERS President . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Nelson Vice-President . . . . . . . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
West Central High School Consumer Education class is participating in the Newspapers in Education program sponsored by area businesses. The Hawk Eye is available to area teachers to use as a teaching aid free of charge. The program is . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
West Central District 235 housed “JumpStart” for incoming freshman hosted by the 21st Century grant, ran out of the Henderson Mercer, Warren Regional Office of Education #27. JumpStart for incoming freshman was conducted on August 12th . . .
Percent/number of Students Meeting or Exceeding Standards AYP Target Reading Math . . .
West Central Dance Team will be having a car wash on Saturday, July 24th at Fisher Foods in Stronghurst from 9-2. Ribeye steak sandwiches will be available for purchase while you wait. Money earned will be used to help purchase . . .
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 . . .
for freshmen at beginning of second semester
Starting on January 4th, when WCHS resumes school from Christmas break, freshmen students will be expected to turn in homework assignments everyday. The school board has approved the WCHS's staff proposal for a no zero policy for the . . .