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Summer Band Lesson Sign Up 2024

May 17, 2024

Summer band lessons will be offered for any student entering 5th through 12th grade at West Central CUSD #235. Scheduled lessons will be offered at the following locations/days of the week: Stronghurst (South Campus) = . . . read more

WCMS Presents "The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes"

May 2, 2024

West Central Middle School will be presenting "The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes" by Craig Sodaro Thursday, May 2nd, Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 4th at the Raritan Opera House.   This play is produced by special . . . read more

*RESCHEDULED* Spring Music Concerts 2024

Join us for West Central CUSD #235's spring concerts!  Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade = Monday, April 15th @ 6:30 PM 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade = *RESCHEDULED* Tuesday, April 16th @ 6:30 PM  Tuesday, April . . . read more

WCHS Presents "The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery"

The players at The Murder Mystery Playhouse are rehearsing a new show, "Putting a Little English on It."  It’s a not-so-good attempt at a British murder mystery, complete with cheesy dramatic music and British accents. . . . read more

Lessons and Carols - 2023

[original article written by Bethany Nannen] 7th grader, Brady Lenahan, participated in "Lessons and Carols" this weekend as part of the Shoquoquon Children's Choir in Burlington, IA.   This choir is composed of . . . read more

*RESCHEDULED 5/10/23* WCMS/WCHS Spring Music Concert

Please join us for a night of music on  Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in the High School gym for our Middle School and High School Spring concerts at 7:00PM!  #WCHeatPride read more

WCHS Presents "The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens!"

In a room full of suspects with countless motives, how do you solve a murder? Find out at our West Central High School production of The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens! We hope to see you at the high school gym on Thursday, March . . . read more

WC Middle School and High School Spring Concert

Please join us on May 5, 2022 at 7 PM. WCHS Gym read more

WCEL Spring Music Concerts 2022

Please join us for our WCEL Spring Music Concerts! read more

2021 LTC Choral Festival

By Cory, Danna

Every fall, the high school choral programs in the Lincoln Trails Conference come together to rehearse and perform a variety of music pieces selected by the conference music directors. Under the direction of a highly qualified musician, . . . read more

Elementary Music - Spring 2021

Even though there wasn't an official Spring Music Concert for 2021, there was still a lot of music happening at the elementary.  The following videos from our third and fifth grade students will provide an mini online concert for . . . read more

2020-21 WCEL Virtual Art Show

The link below will give you access to the show.  Enjoy!   2020-2021 WCEL Virtual Art Show read more

ILMEA All-State Announcement

By Cory, Danna

In the fall, students in grades 10-12 are eligible to be selected into ILMEA All-State Student Programs for Band, Chorus, Jazz and Orchestra; of the 6,000 high school students who auditioned and the 4,700 students who were selected into . . . read more

Songs Filled The Hallways

Miss Cory's Kindergarten and Second Grade Music Classes enjoyed performing Jingle Bells and The Chipmunk Song. read more

Music Around The World

5th Grade Music

By Cory, Danna

Fifth grade music students have been exploring music from 22 countries around the world this quarter and were asked to create a brief presentation on traditional instruments used in their selected country. Student selected countries included . . . read more

First Grade Music Videos

Sing and snap along!

By Cory, Danna

First grade students learned the Addams Family Theme Song first quarter in music class for a performance opportunity in lieu of the winter concert this year. We had a great time learning the song and invite our viewers to sing and snap . . . read more


By Cory, Danna | September 5, 2020

Fourth grade music is working with the ChromeLab Song Maker program to create arrangements of songs used in the Recorder Karate curriculum. By clicking on the grid, students can make songs full of color! It's really cool to explore . . . read more

LTC Digital Art Festival - 2020

The 2020 LTC Art Show was digital this year. Congratulations to Madison, Adrianna, Alexia, and Matt for their winning artwork. Check out their artwork at the following link: 2020 LTC Digital Art Show read more

Art E-learning

By Fox, Melissa

Kids,  Here are some projects that I found on the internet. You do not have to do them in any certain order but try to do one project every week. I need you to take pictures of what you did or keep the projects. When we come back . . . read more

LTC Choral Festival 2019

By Cory, Danna

The WCHS Choir students attended the LTC Choral Festival held at Princeville High School on Monday, November 4. Students rehearsed five music selections with musicians from neighboring schools under the direction of . . . read more

ILMEA Auditions A Success

By Cory, Danna

Six middle and high school music students auditioned for the ILMEA festival held at Augustana College, November 9 and were selected by judges to participate. To audition, students are required to prepare multiple pieces and scales to . . . read more

West Central Music Boosters Website

Click on the link below to access the West Central Music Boosters website. WC Music Boosters read more

High School Art Club Field Trip

May 6, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019 the West Central High School Art Club visited Hot Glass Art Studio in Davenport, Iowa. During the visit, students were given a tour and a glass blowing demonstration by the owner Joel Ryser and his son Logan. Hot . . . read more

WCEL Spring Concert Pictures

Photos provided by:  Amanda Liggett read more

WCE Children's Choir

By Cory, Danna | September 12, 2018

The West Central Music Department has created a new performing group, the WCE Children's Choir, comprised of 3rd, 4th and 5th students. The group has reached an amazing 56 members and is off to a great start! We hope to perform the . . . read more

5th Grade Band Sign Up Night

5th grade band sign up night will be Wednesday September 5th. The event will last from 3:30pm-6:00pm and will have an open house format. This is where parents sign their students up for a specific instrument. Please come . . . read more

WCHS Band and Chorus Trip 2018

By Cory, Danna | June 10, 2018

The high school band and choir traveled to Orlando, Florida last week to participate in Orlando Fest 2018. Students experienced performing for three musically trained judges, took part in a clinic, and both groups received superior . . . read more

WCMS and WCHS Music Spring Showcase

  May 7, 2018   7 PM   WCHS Gym read more

Art Students Participate in WIU Invitational

April 25, 2018

WCHS art students were invited to participate in the first annual High School Invitational held at Western Illinois University's art gallery. West Central is one of six area schools featured in the gallery show. Artwork will remain . . . read more

Nutrition Poster Contest Winners

March 26, 2018

Fourteen West Central Elementary School students were chosen as winners in the OSF Holy Family Medical Center Auxiliary Nutrition Poster Contest. This year's poster contest theme was "Balance Food and Fun". This theme allowed . . . read more

LTC Art Show

March 21, 2018

West Central High School art students attended the annual Lincoln Trail Conference Art Show on Monday, March 19, 2018. The show was held on the Monmouth College campus. Of the nine artworks submitted from West Central, three ribbons . . . read more

Mannequin Challenge

Danna Corey | December 1, 2016

The West Central Middle School Choir recently participated in the Mannequin Challenge.       read more

Illinois Music Educator Association's Music Festival

By Cory, Danna | November 14, 2016

In October by audition, three middle school students and three high school students were selected to attend the Illinois Music Educator Association's District 2 music festival on Saturday, November 12. Students actively . . . read more

WIU Junior Honor Choir

Danna Cory | April 4, 2016

Grant Sibley, Emily Capps and Emijah Jones were selected to attend the WIU Junior Honor Choir on April 4. Students auditioned back in February and were expected to learn and memorize 3 choral selections to rehearse and perform with the . . . read more

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