Welcome to West Central High School
By Mr. Ben Rees
I am very excited to be starting my first year as the principal at West Central High School after serving last year as the Assistant Principal, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. Prior to coming to WCHS, I taught Social Studies for 17 years, the last 13 at ROWVA High School in Oneida. On behalf of the entire staff, we would like to welcome you to West Central High School website. Our school serves approximately 270 students. WCHS offers many opportunities to excel in academics, sports, and the arts. I am very honored and privileged to be the Principal of such an outstanding school. We have access to class schedules for teachers under the faculty tab, and you can read the high school daily announcements from the webpage as well.
West Central’s excellent teaching staff and support personnel want to ensure that every child succeeds. Our goal is to support and encourage each child in achieving his/her optimum potential by instilling in them a sense of worth, curiosity and love for learning. If at any time situations arise that may impact your child’s success or focus at school, please communicate with your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, myself, or any other staff member. We are all here to support you and your student in the pursuit of excellence.
Being actively involved in your child’s education is essential in developing a strong partnership between home and school. Take time every day to connect and be present with your child. Talk to your child about what they are doing in school and help your child stay organized, committed and focused.
Our focus is on student achievement and readiness for college or career opportunity. Ongoing tutoring is available to help with skill deficits and extra support for class work, as well as enrichment opportunities. Our staff is well versed in collaboration and team teaching, which allows for better instruction that fits each student’s needs.
The West Central motto “Providing Opportunity Expecting Excellence” is not just words, but rather something students, teachers, and administrators live by every day. They form the foundation for everything we strive to accomplish and what we hold to be true. West Central is a school where everyone shares in the responsibility for the success of all students. We look forward to working with you and your student because we are all in this together.
Here’s to a strong year of teamwork, community building, and a commitment to do our best and be our best for each and every student at West Central.
West Central High School was selected for the month of May as the WMOI/WRAM spotlight school of the month. As a result, ads were featured throughout the month of May on the radio highlighting all the exciting things that are going on at . . .
The 2017 West Central High School Scholarship and Academic Awards Night was held the evening of May 9, 2017. It was a great night to recognize the Seniors and all their achievements. Several scholarships were awarded . . .
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the West Central Softball team traveled to Alexis, IL for a tournament. They had two special fans in attendance for the games, Lauren Mayberry and Justin Long. The late Dr. Paul Good and his wife Cathy . . .
Harrison got a gold medal at the Special Olympics, running the 1500M in 6 minutes 8 seconds. He will advance to the state Special Olympics in June. Way to go Harrison!
On Saturday, May 6 over 20 West Central students and staff participated in the Monmouth Global 6K for Water , a World Vision event in which each participant's $50 entry fee provided clean water to one child in the developing world . . .
On Wednesday, May 3 the Spanish Club visited Lincoln Early Childhood School in Monmouth to observe a bilingual kindergarten class and an ESL kindergarten class. Bilingual classes are taught 90% in Spanish while ESL (English as a Second . . .
West Central High School Commencement May 14, 2017 2:00 P.M. WCHS Gymnasium Biggsville, IL
NHS is in the 20th year with the Adopt a Highway program in Illinois. Today NHS members Laura Newton, Zach Vancil, Megan Krieger, Grace Brent, Maddy Benge, Nick Brokaw, Tori Olson, Kami Endress, and Braeden Reed worked to clean up the . . .
WCHS was represented by several students at the Lincoln Trail Conference Art Festival on April 18 at Monmouth College. Out of 10 pieces of artwork submitted, 4 received ribbons: Angel Derengowski, 2nd place in oil pastels; Ashley . . .
Mrs. Alexander's classes have been busy out at the WCHS Greenhouse.
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, West Central High School sponsored a Career Day for the 8th-12th graders at West Central School District. The event was held beginning at 12:30 in the afternoon. Each student had the opportunity to . . .
Radon gas seeps into homes and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The risk of radon gas is highest in our area. The American Lung Association in Illinois has sponsored a video contest to educate the public about . . .
West Central High School held their National Honor Society’s induction ceremony for three new members on March 20, 2017. Zachary Vancil, Vice-president of the National Honor Society, welcomed students, relatives, and . . .
Eight WCHS students recently submitted their artwork for competition in the 49th Annual Town & Country Art Show at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, IL. Those students are Nick Barber, Abby Clem, Angel Derengowski, . . .
Illinois Student Assistance Commission congratulates six West Central students on their academic achievement West Central Principal Ben Rees is pleased to announce that 6 students from the graduating class of 2017 have been . . .
And the winner is...
West Central High School held a mock election on Election Day, November 8, 2016. After all votes were tallied, the winner was Donald Trump. Trump received 71 votes, Hillary Clinton got 60, Gary Johnson garnered 11 and Jill . . .
The 1st Quarter PRIDE assembly was held recently and pictured are students that received recognition during that assembly. The requirement includes being referral free for the entire quarter, having No Unexcused Absences, having No . . .
Recently in Advanced Chemistry, we did a lab involving dissolutions of salt and sugar. We had five groups, each studying a specific variable that would affect the rate of dissolution. The five different variables we . . .
West Central High School Senior Leaves it all on the Field and Becomes a School Winner in Wendy’s High School Heisman Biggsville, Illinois (October 18, 2016) – There are some students who set the bar. They work . . .
WCHS students were recognized at the West Central District School Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Students were recognized by the board for receiving a 4.0 GPA during the 2015-2016 school year. Each student . . .
“Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame” Homecoming 2016 Activities are underway for West Central High School’s 2016 homecoming. The theme this year is Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. The . . .
September 18-September 24
West Central High School's Homecoming theme this year is: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Help celebrate each day by participating in the following: Dress-up Days : . . .
Class of 2020 worked the concession stand at the Henderson County Fair on Friday, July 29. This was the morning group. A few of the junior high teachers stopped by to say Hi! and visit with the kids for a bit.
This pas t Sund ay WCHS held the graduation ceremony in the high school gym. Congratulations to the four valedictorians Somer Hill, Mallory Lafary, Dakota Parks, and Audrey Vice. Also congratulations to salutatorian Brianna . . .
The West Central High School Class of 2016 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The commencement will begin at 2:00 PM and will be held in the WCHS gymnasium. Doors to the school will open at 1:30 PM. . . .
Over 50 students attended the Bees game in Burlington on Wednesday May 4th. Students were rewarded for being referral free, exhibiting good attendance, and good grades. Congratulations to all who attended the game!!
Students of the month for March 2016 are: Skyler Moede - English Logan Avery - English Megan Magee - Career and Technical Education Jason Strack - Fine Arts Trystan Cox - Math Harrison Fisher - Physical . . .
This year physics students designed and built bridges using the Waddell A-truss design. This was a project developed by a West Point professor. The . . .
One year ago we lost a classmate, friend and son. Today we are here to dedicate this bench in his honor. The student body, family and friends were all on hand to remember Zach. Petie Parsons Zach's one on one aide gave a very . . .
and the winner is…
On March 15, 2016 (Super Tuesday 2), the civics classes sponsored a mock election at West Central High School. Democrats cast 59 total ballots with Bernie Sanders grabbing 86% of the vote. The Republican vote was much . . .
Spring Blood Drive #willyougive... On March 11, 2016, the West Central High School Student Council hosted the Spring Blood Drive in the high school gym. The blood drive was coordinated with the Mississippi . . .
Arsenic and Old Lace
Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 7 pm $5 General Admission West Central High School Gym Arsenic and Old Lace, a tale of the Brewster family trying to . . .
One of the annual service projects WCHS NHS conducts each year is roadside cleanup. This year the organization conducted their cleanup on March 18.
For Ronald McDonald House
NHS Easter Basket Build for Ronald McDonald House
Seven students were inducted into the West Central chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday night in the high school gymnasium. Senior class members Alison Link, and Audrey Vice, Junior class members Madison Benge, . . .
We would like to congratulate the following students for being chosen by the various departments for Student of the Month for February. Great job!! English – Emilee Landers CTE – Nick Brokaw Fine Arts . . .
West Central High School announces Students of the Month for January 2016. Each month the seven departments at WCHS (Career Technical Education, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, and Social . . .
At a recent assembly, several students were celebrated as being PRIDE Award Winners. In order to be considered a PRIDE Award Winner, students had to be referral free, have no unexcused absences, have no D's or F's during the 2nd . . .
West Central High School began the 2016 year by instituting a new and exciting Student of the Month program. Each month the seven departments at WCHS (Career Technical Education, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, . . .
The WCHS Graduation date has been set for: May 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. Graduation will be held in the WCHS gymnasium.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission Applauds the Success of Five High School Students West Central High School Principal Scott Schneider is pleased to announce that five West Central High School students from the graduating class of . . .
The Culinary Occupations/Food Service class recentlty harvested organically grown basil, cucumbers, and radishes from the school greenhouse, and used the produce to create a Delicious Basil Chickpea dip with Cucumbers. The students . . .
The homecoming assembly on Friday was very successful. Students participated in games including the obstacle course, class skits, and a lip sync contest. The lip - sync contest was a huge success with all four students . . .
September 21-25 Spirit Week Acitivities
"Fright Night" Spirit Week Daily Themes - Dress Up Days Monday - Favorite Scary Movie Charactor - or - Twin Day Tuesday - Trick or . . .