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2020-2021 Reopening Parent Survey

Please complete by July 9

We are continuing to work on plans for re-opening our school buildings in the 2020-21 school year.   While developing these plans we are focusing on three main priorities:  1) ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of our . . . read more

Reopening Schools in 2020-2021 Update

June 23, 2020

Reopening Schools in 2020-2021 Update read more

Pledge of Allegiance - May 28

Please join us in the Pledge of Allegiance.   read more

Pledge of Allegiance - May 22

Please join us in the Pledge of Allegiance.   read more

Exchange Process Reminders for May 18 and May 21

May 18, 2020

Reminder: Today, Monday, May 18 and Thursday, May 21 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., families are reminded to visit their child's school and return their final packet, completed work, Chromebook with charger and . . . read more

West Central Class of 2020 Senior Parade

May 12, 2020

Hello West Central Family and Community, It is time for the West Central communities to rally around the West Central Class of 2020 and show them how much support they have here in Henderson County and how proud we are of all of them. . . . read more

Pandemic EBT Benefits Program

May 7, 2020

Good morning West Central Family, On April 16, I shared with you that Pandemic EBT benefits would be available soon.  We are happy to share, they are now available. Please read below to learn more: The Illinois . . . read more

Last Day for Meal Distribution

May 7, 2020

Good afternoon West Central Family, It has been our pleasure to provide meals to over 300 students during this mandated school closure. We hope you have found it helpful. For the 2019-2020 school year, our last meal . . . read more

2020 Prom and Graduation Plans

May 5, 2020

Good afternoon West Central Family and 2020 Graduates, On April 27 we invited West Central High School Class of 2020 students and parents to give input into the graduation plans for the Class of 2020 by means of a . . . read more

Hello from home! The Students of West Central!

"We love and miss all our students very much and this was just the thing we needed to get through the last stretch of this school year. Thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts to everyone who made this video possible. We hope . . . read more

Important Reminders and Updates

April 30, 2020

Good afternoon West Central Family, I hope this message finds you and your family well and healthy.  I want to remind those of you who have signed up for meals during the mandated closure that we will have our regular meal . . . read more

Attention Class of 2020 and Parents of the Class of 2020

Graduation is a long standing tradition that honors and recognizes senior students for the milestone accomplishment of successfully completing high school. We want to be sure to honor you, our high school seniors, on this significant . . . read more

MTC Communications Hotspots

April 23, 2020

MTC Communications has opened unlimited data WiFi Hotspot Network for free to keep community members connected!  Directions to access are at the bottom of the linked page. It will show MTCguest or MTC Hotspot when you are looking for a . . . read more

School Closure and Remote Learning Update - April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

Dear West Central Family: I hope this message finds you all safe and healthy. Today, Illinois Governor Pritzker announced that in person instruction is suspended and remote learning in Illinois will continue through the end of the . . . read more

Bridging The Digital Divide Article

We are extremely proud of our West Central family and community! Bridging the Digital Divide: Covid-19 Brings an Illinois Community Together Article Link read more

West Central Virtual Caravan Of Care

April 15, 2020

  We miss you! Click below to receive the love we are sending you! We are here for you if you need anything. ❤️💙🔥💙❤️ #WCHeatPride   #WCStrong   #WeLoveYou   #WeAreFamily   #BetheLight WC Virtual . . . read more

Remote Learning Survey

Remote learning is a new concept to all of us, and we are all learning as we go. We value your input and are asking for you to complete this survey in order for us to assess how we are doing, so that we can make needed adjustments. Your . . . read more


Dear West Central Family, You Are Missed! read more

Meal Distribution Mandated Request

April 8, 2020

Dear West Central Family, Due to health and safety concerns with the afternoon meal distribution, particularly in Oquawka, we need to request that all families remain in their vehicle during that distribution time.  Our staff will . . . read more

Illinois Retired Teachers Association Offering Assistance to Students

April 6, 2020

(April 6, 2020 - Springfield, Ill.) Members of the  Illinois Retired Teachers Association , a state-wide association of retired educators, their families and supporters, are volunteering during this Covid 19 pandemic to assist . . . read more

Senior Spotlight Request

April 1, 2020

Dear West Central Heat Seniors, We know this is not how you probably imagined or wanted your senior year to go this year. This is the time of year where we as a school and community start to celebrate you, your accomplishments, . . . read more

Census Day - April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

The U.S. Constitution requires that every person living in the United States is counted every ten years for the purpose of ensuring fair representation and distribution of resources. The U.S. Census Bureau will carry out the census this . . . read more

Remote Learning Plan

March 31, 2020

West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Remote Learning Plan read more

Update On Coronavirus Mandated Closure and Remote Learning Days

March 31, 2020

Dear West Central Family, I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, in Governor Pritzker’s press conference, he announced that the mandated school closure in Illinois would be  extended through . . . read more

Remote Learning Days Update - March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020

Dear West Central Family, On March 13, 2020, Governor Pritzker mandated that all schools in Illinois be closed through March 30, 2020, and declared that those days would be considered Act of God Days. This closure was then extended through . . . read more

Update On Coronavirus Mandated Closure - Remote Learning Days

March 28, 2020

Good afternoon West Central Family, On Friday evening, March 27, we received a 62-page document of recommendations from ISBE with regard to the mandated closure days after March 30.  ISBE has declared March 31 through the remainder of . . . read more

West Central Students and Families

By Markey, Paula

On March 20, during Governor Pritzker’s press conference, he issued a statewide Shelter in Place Executive Order, beginning, today, March 21 at 5:00 p.m.  During this call he also gave a directive for all Illinois schools to remain . . . read more

Mandated School Closure Details

By Markey, Paula | March 15, 2020

  As was communicated to you previously, Governor Pritzker issued a state-wide directive to all Illinois schools to close as a precautionary measure against further spread of the Coronavirus. Initially, we announced all  West . . . read more

Update and Change to School Closures

By Markey, Paula | March 15, 2020

As was communicated to you previously, Governor Pritzker issued a state-wide directive to all Illinois schools to close as a precautionary measure against further spread of the Coronavirus. Initially, we announced all West Central Schools . . . read more

Update Regarding Coronavirus and Mandated School Closing

March 13, 2020

Good afternoon, A few minutes ago, all Illinois Superintendents were invited to a conference call with Governor J.B. Pritzker. During this call, Governor Pritzker issued a directive that all Illinois schools are mandated to close to . . . read more

Communication to Families Regarding Coronavirus

March 13, 2020   Dear West Central Staff, Parents and Community Members:   As you know, we are in a period of unprecedented times and heightened awareness regarding the Coronavirus with an . . . read more

Donations Made For Unpaid Lunch Balances

West Central District #235 was the recipient of two generous donations to be applied to unpaid lunch balances at the district. The Oquawka United Methodist Church donated $1,146 toward unpaid lunch balances. The second donation in . . . read more

Cold and Flu Season

  A Friendly Reminder Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Cold and flu season has arrived! Below is West Central’s policy regarding exclusion periods for sick students as well as some preventative tips. Please adhere to . . . read more


    March 2020    March 2 Breakfast -Pancake w/Syrup Lunch Cheeseburger w/Bun French Fried Corn, Pickles, Onions . . . read more

Welcome Back to School

West Central Faculty and Staff are looking forward to the upcoming school year!  read more

2019-2020 Change to School Calendar

By Markey, Paula

Dear West Central #235 Parents/Guardians: Over the last two years, West Central has conducted some Vision work within the District.  We gathered data from staff at a School Improvement Day and held Vision community meetings in . . . read more

Courageous Smiles 2019

Miranda Gullberg | May 6, 2019

On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, 18 West Central students traveled to Illini West High School in Carthage to compete at the Courageous Smiles Track Meet. This event was a track meet with fun events, including standing jump, softball or tennis ball . . . read more

IPA Student Recognition

On May 2, 2019 the IPA recognized outstanding students from various schools with a breakfast in their honor at Western Illinois University. Students honored had been picked as the Students of the Year for each school. West Central is . . . read more

Proclamation-Support Staff Proclamation 2019

  PROCLAMATION Support Staff Days: April 24, 2019                        Administrative Professionals . . . read more

Illinois Science Assessment

All fifth- and eighth-graders and some high school students will begin taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) March 1. The assessment will be administered at West Central the weeks of April 8 and April 15, 2019 depending on the grade . . . read more

Change in Calendar Dates

By Markey, Paula

Due to the unusual number of snow days needed this quarter, 3rd quarter mid-term and end dates will be moved back by one week. The new 3rd quarter mid-term will be Friday, February 8.  The 3rd quarter will end on Friday, March 15.  . . . read more

Thank You To Our Local Law Enforcement

West Central C.U.S.D. #235 would like to take this opportunity to thank our local law enforcement.  We appreciate their support and assistance in maintaining a safe environment for our students and staff. Please join us in saying . . . read more

8th Grade Visits the Kindergarten Class

The WCMS 8th grade recently visited the WCEL Kindergarten class for the afternoon.  The 8th graders were able to help with the PE Skating Unit for the Kindergarten class.  The two classes were also able to spend some time in the . . . read more

Boy Scout Troop 61 Blue Heart Project

Lisa Ray | November 14, 2018

Unfortunately in today’s world you never know what can happen.  School budgets are extremely tight, safety of students and staff is always a priority and with that in mind, Boy Scout Troop 61 in Oquawka used retired fire hose to . . . read more

Back to School Events

Back to School Night for the elementary and the middle school is Thursday, August 16, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Back to School Night for the high school is Thursday, August 16, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Pre-K Orientation is . . . read more

Courageous Smiles Track Meet 2018

Mary "Petie"  Parsons  | May 15, 2018

The weather was beautiful for the  West Central Courageous Smiles Track Team on May 4, 2018 when they went to Carthage High School for the meet. All the participants had an amazing time. They threw baseballs, softballs, long jumped, . . . read more

Invitation to Bid on Surplus Items

By Markey, Paula

Invitation to Bid on Surplus Items West Central C.U.S.D. #235   Notice is given that a sale of surplus items including a Shaw Walker safe, a small handicapped ramp, and a large handicapped ramp will be . . . read more

Illinois E-Pay (JetPay) Program

Welcome to  West Central CUSD #235 payments web site.    As part of the . . . read more

Security Procedures Notification

By Markey, Paula | February 17, 2018

Dear West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Stakeholders,   West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Board of Education, administration and staff are disheartened by the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the . . . read more

Animals on School Property

By Markey, Paula | September 12, 2017

Recently, concerns have been raised with regard to animals on school property.  This has caused us to reflect on Board Policy 6:100 which states, "Animals may be brought into school facilities for educational purposes according to . . . read more

Financial Updates Regarding Illinois Budget and Legislation and Its Impact on Education Funding

By Markey, Paula

August 21, 2017 Dear West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Stakeholders: With the start of school, West Central C.U.S.D. #235 would like to take a few minutes to update you on the events taking place in Springfield that will impact . . . read more

Harrison Competes at State Olympics

By Ackermann, Charlotte | June 13, 2017

On Saturday June 10, 2017, Harrison Fisher, participated at the State Special Olympics in Normal Illinois after qualifying for the 1500 meter run at his local level.  His 1500 meter time at State was 5:36 in which he received the . . . read more


Shutdown for Server Update

By Frakes, Melinda

Over the next few weeks, we will be making some minor changes to our website.  This will include some renaming and moving of links and articles.  We hope this will make our website more user friendly and easier to locate . . . read more

Letter to Parents Regarding Accountability Assessments

Illinois State Board of Education

Click on the following link for information from the Illinois State Board of Education: Letter to Parents Regarding Accountability Assessments read more

West Central CUSD 235 Video

February 27, 2017

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The FBI's Child ID App

The FBI's Child ID app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and other vital information about your children so that it's literally right at hand if you need it.  You can show the pictures and provide . . . read more

Breakfast at West Central

Breakfast is served at West Central Elementary, Middle, and High School on a daily basis prior to the start of the school day.   Daily  Breakfst Menu includes: Cereal Toast Fruit Juice Milk . . . read more

Open House/Kickoff/Locker Night

July 12, 2016

ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE/KICK OFF West Central Elementary will be hosting their Open House/School Kick Off on Monday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Students and their families will be able to bring in their school supplies and put them . . . read more

West Central School District Handbooks

2019-2020 School Year

West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Student Handbook 2019-2020 PDF Format   West Central Athletic Concussion Management Plan PDF Format read more

WC Address Change - North Campus

April 28, 2016

Henderson County has completed readdressing the rural areas within Henderson County. Our new  address  is a site  address  based on the Henderson County rural reference system that may be used for emergency response . . . read more

Pesticide Application

West Central C.U.S.D. #235 practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an approach to pest control that reduces pest populations while minimizing pesticide applications.  On Friday, April 8 after school hours, a . . . read more


By Ricketts, Julie | September 29, 2015

On Saturday, September 26th, a group of people gathered together to participate in the 1st annual STAAR 5K (Small Town America Against Racism). Chairman Laura Lewis says, it was a wonderful, positive event in the community and we look . . . read more

Length of School Day - 2015

July 15, 2015

The normal school day for WC Elementary students begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 3:15, WC Middle school students begin at 8:25 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.  The high school day will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 3:09 p.m. . . . read more

West Central School Improvement Plans

Elementary 2009-2010 School Improvement Plan PDF Format  Elementary 2010-2011 School Improvement Plan PDF Format  Elementary 2011-2012 School Improvement Plan PDF Format  Elementary 2012-2013 . . . read more

West Central CUSD 235 Facebook

By Grimm, Ralph | February 20, 2015

West Central CUSD #235 is now on Face Book. Please go to Face Book and like our page at West Central CUSD 235. This page will be used as an additional way for district staff to send information to our stakeholders read more

West Central CUSD 235 Annual Report

December 19, 2014

Please click on the link below to view the 2013-2014 Annual Report for West Central CUSD 235. WCSD 2013-2014 Annual Report read more

eRead Illinois Program

By Russell, Renee | September 12, 2014

West Central CUSD #235 brings expanded access to e-books to the school through the eRead Illinois Program September 2, 2014 – West Central School District #235 is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to . . . read more

Notice of Public Hearing

By Grimm, Ralph | September 5, 2014

Notice is hereby given by the Board of Education of West Central Community Unit School District #235, in the County of Henderson, State of Illinois, that a public hearing on the budget for said School District for the fiscal year, beginning . . . read more

Integrated Math

By Seitz, Jeanne | July 22, 2014

Dear Community of West Central School District: We are writing to inform you of the changes taking place during the 2014-2015 school year.  The math department of WCSD will be implementing a change from the traditional pathway of . . . read more


By Grimm, Ralph | June 4, 2014

Notice is hereby given by the Board of Education of West Central Community Unit School District #235, in the County of Henderson, State of Illinois, that a public hearing on the amended budget for said School District for the fiscal year, . . . read more


By Grimm, Ralph

As many of you are probably aware, the State of Illinois is in a financial mess. The state owes billions of dollars to a tremendous number of providers, vendors and pension plans. For years, the state has delayed payments on these incurred . . . read more

Information Presented at District Finance Meeting

March 7, 2013

By Grimm, Ralph

The following links will take you to information presented at the District Finance Meeting held on March 7, 2013. Community Meeting Presentation Finance Committee Recommendations read more

District Financial Information

Upcoming Meeting Dates

By Grimm, Ralph

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Tdap Vaccine

By Scott, Barb | February 22, 2013

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Academic Improvement Award - 2011 Illinois Honor Roll

West Central High School

February 1, 2012

West Central High School recently received notification from the Illinois State Board of Education that the school had earned an Academic Improvement Award.  The 2011 Academic Improvement Award honors 114 schools across the state that . . . read more

West Central School District 235

Receives $2,000 from Midwest Bank of Western Illinois

October 3, 2011

Chris Gavin, President of midwest Bank of Western Illinois announced that the bank has disbursed $2,000 to West Central School District 235.  The check represents the banks donation to the school district from its Chalk up Money for . . . read more

Transportation Reimbursement Notice to Parents/Guardians

By Ralph Grimm | May 14, 2009

Parent(s) or legal guardians(s) who must provide transportation to and from school, because free transportation is not available for their children, may be eligible to receive money from the state to help offset some of the cost; for . . . read more

School Bus Safety Reminders

August 30, 2008

 With the beginning of the  school year, the safe transportation of all students to school is a primary concern.  Of particular importance is both student and motorist awareness of the potential dangers of getting on and . . . read more

Facts About Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ( MRSA )

Health Occupations Class | November 3, 2007

What is MRSA? •         A potentially deadly staph infection How is MRSA spread? •         By skin to skin contact • . . . read more

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