Walk or Bike to School Day 2018
Friday was a festive day at West School. Third graders invited their families in for a Art and Spanish Open House. Students and family members moved about the hallways observing the student artwork and using an iPad and QR, visited the students’ Spanish interpretation of their work. Afterwards, the third grade music show titled “Musical Friends” delighted the audience with, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Lean on Me, Hola Amigos, Stand by Me,” and the Friendship Dance. Students performed with a variety of instruments including drums, ukuleles, recorders, and several other musical instruments.
The West School Fourth Grade Music Program was pure music to the ears. Family and friends were delighted to be entertained by the seven-sections of our fourth grade cohort. Songs included: National Anthem, West School Song, On the Road Again, Walk the Line, Home on the Range, Walkie’ After Midnight, Down in the Valley, Don’t Fence Me In, and Tingalayo.
Third Grade Cultural Arts: Poet Bill Buczinsky works with our third grade students to create a Poetry Cafe. The students’ families are invited to the culmination of this four-day work-of-art.
Central School Band and Orchestra students come to West to demonstrate the musical instruments that are available to the fourth graders as they enter 5th grade at Central School next year.
Each year our dedicated PTO provides professionals from various fields to come into the classroom and talk to the students about the importance of reading.
After we returned from winter break, the snow began to fall. There is an abundance of creativity that emerges when the ground turns white with snow.
Third and fourth grade students and their teachers volunteered at Chicago’s Cradles to Crayons.
Third graders planted tulip bulbs in November.
Sones de Mexico performed for our fourth grade students. This fourth grade cultural arts program is a combination of Spanish and music education and cultural experience.
In recognition and support of District 35’s Stand Up to Bullying Day, West School students and Staff wore pink.
Third Grade Science. The Discovery Wildlife Museum of Lake County visited our third graders to present the animals that live in the different regions of the midwest. The student learned about the adaptations that the animals have made to survive in the extremities of their environment.
Happy Halloween 2017
The Go Green Club meets once a month on a Monday before school. This group of students plant, recycle, repurpose all sorts of things throughout the school year.
Monday, September 11: West School students and staff gathered near the flag pole for our annual observation of Patriots’ Day.
Welcome back to school! These photos are evidence of the great start we have had to the 2017-18 school year. After the first bell rang, we settled in. Just before lunch, teachers and support staff performed several skits that had us all, “Stopping, Thinking, and making a Good Choice.”
Students were instructed on the safest way to ride and evacuate a school bus.