Congratulations to Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Belcher in being chosen Real Estate Gallery & pulseFM 98.3 Teacher of the Month! Each month the Real Estate Gallery & pulseFM accept nominations submitted by individuals throughout the local communities. Ms. Belcher was chosen as a result of multiple nominations explaining why she should be chosen for the honor.

Kudos to Ms. Lisa Belcher, Teacher of the Month! Thank you for your continued dedication in providing an awesome learning environment and experience!


Fourth grade students are invited to attend Tim Horton's Camp Kentahten located in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Free to all children, Camp Kentahten is a program created by the Tim Horton's Children Foundation and is sponsored by the Foundation's corporate and individual donors. Mr. Tim Sublet, owner of Tim Horton's Portsmouth, sponsors West students making the awesome experience available to all that wish to attend. 


The Foundation's mission is "dedicated to fostering within our children the quest for a brighter future". The various activities campers participate in during their stay are "designed to help young people become responsible, caring and motivated individuals." Camp objectives in aiding campers towards becoming well-rounded people include: making positive decisions and taking responsibility for actions; showing respect for themselves, others and the environment; contributing to their families, schools, and communities; building healthy relationships and demonstrating empathy; trying new things, taking on challenges and bouncing back from adversity; being confident in their ability to shape their own future. 


Click on the grade level below to download 2017 Blizzard Bags.

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We would like to invite all PWE students and families to join us for our West Rocks Literacy & Math night. We have an evening full of fun, educational activities planned to assist our students and families in reaching their goals for success in reading and math. Please join us for this awesome event.

DATE: January 25, 2017

TIME: 5:30 - 7:OO pm

Food will be served from 5:30 - 6:00 pm.

Student led learning sessions will be held 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

All are welcome!



"I found a penny today

Just laying on the ground.

But it's not just a penny

This little coin I've found."

 From "Pennies from Heaven", By Charles Mashburn

This week begins our "Pennies for Patients" campaign in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual fundraiser. Each year over 14.5 million students and 850,000 educators in 28,000 schools across the US participate in the event. The LLS provides much needed funding towards research, looking for a cure for blood cancer diseases. The organization also supports patients and families with medical bills and other related expenses. 

"The LLS Student Series is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program where students gain the unique experience of helping children and adults fight against blood cancers like leukemia. As children move through their years at school, they can grow with the Student Series and have an even greater impact on the lives of patients. By participating, not only will kids learn about making an impact, but about leadership, teamwork, philanthropy and what 'doing good' for others can mean." For more about the LLS Student Series go to: Pennies for Patients Student Series


The month of December brought many good boys and girls to school each day anticipating Santa's arrival on Christmas Day.


 The Grinch showed up one day hoping to snatch away everyone's Christmas Cheer.

Preschool students performed for family and friends during their Christmas Program.


  Mr. Platzer as the conductor on The Polar Express. 2nd Grade students waving during Christmas Program rehearsals. 


Second grade classes took a trip to explore Carter Caves this fall. Students studied about caves and the animals, plant life, and the different formations for several weeks before the trip. They choose a topic relating to Cave life, researched and wrote a report. Students also created cave diorama's and displayed them along the hallway. Second grade teachers transformed part of the hallway into a cave, complete with stalactites, stalagmites, bats, webs. Go to 2nd Grade Snapshots Gallery to view more photos of Carter Caves Trip.


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