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West School Field Day

Westie students celebrated the last day of school with Field Day. Both teams showed great teamwork and determination, with the Blue team ultimately emerging victorious over ther Green Team. It was a day filled with fun, sportsmanship, and lots of laughter. Thank you for your support in making this day memorable for students!¬†ūüŹÜūüí™.¬†

SHOWCASING MUSICAL TALENTS

West students performed an amazing spring show this week, showcasing their musical talents. We thank Ms. Porretta for her hard work in bringing out the best in our Westies. Check out the 3rd grade show and the 4th grade show.

WHAT'S UP, WESTIES? 

Check out the latest edition of our West School newsletter, What's Up, Westies? Thank you, Mrs. Baskin and Mrs. Leviton for guiding our young editors and publishers! 

Culinary Clay Creations

Mrs. Shadel leads fourth graders in their "Food Memories" ceramic projects. In this task, students sift back in their memories for an important food or drink to use as their subject. 

Reach Out and Read

Enjoy a video highlighting the Reach out and Read partnership between West School and Family Service of Glencoe.

INNOVATING FOR THE FUTURE

Mrs. Enza Fox and Mrs. Mary Kelly organized an engaging Hour of Code celebration. Activities included exploring coding apps, hands-on practice with programming and robotics, and an unplugged Lego-building activity, directed by complex coding models These diverse experiences allowed students to explore various aspects of computer science and robotics while still having fun.

SEL BREAKOUT

Students participated in a breakout focusing on self-awareness and responsible decision-making. Students worked as a team to unlock four locks and earn pieces of their class's Westies in Action poster. It was so much fun!

 

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Celebrating Our Community

In the late 1970’s, the Glencoe Board of Education chose to reorganize the district from four neighborhood schools to three age-centered buildings. This decision was based on the belief that the District is best served by bringing together all students of a grade level. 

District 35 educates the whole child to...

…maximize creative and critical thinking skills.
…fully challenge and realize physical, social, and cognitive abilities.
…nurture unique learning styles, interests, strengths, and pace.
…provide a solid foundation for the next phase of education and for learning throughout life.

Celebrating Our Community

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District 35 views education as experiences best served by coordinated efforts of parents and the school staff.  Parent involvement through generous support of the Glencoe PTO, volunteers in classrooms and ongoing communication with teachers and school personnel are welcomed and encouraged.  Teachers in grade level and/or subject area teams work closely side-by-side in their planning, decision-making, implementation, and assessment.  Together, we nurture our greatest natural resource – our children.

Growing Every Heart and Mind

The District 35 curriculum is broadly based, reflecting an interest in the academic, social, emotional, artistic, and physical development of children. Problem-solving and decision-making are encouraged through the curriculum and informal situations, such as recess or class meetings in the lower grades and integrated activities at the upper levels.