IDOE's Literacy Center is pleased to announce the 72 awardees for the competitive 2023-2024 Science of Reading Grant. This competitive grant opportunity is designed to support state-accredited schools that serve students in kindergarten through grade three and whose educators are interested in implementing evidence-based practices aligned with science of reading and Indiana's Priorities for Early Literacy. JGSC was awarded $150,000 to use for training and curriculum aligned with SoR. This is the maximum award for a district of this size.
Students at WES have been bringing in non-perishables all week to STUFF A JGSC BUS with donations for the Walkerton Food Pantry. Our student council members have been busy collecting and tallying the items for a fun classroom competition! Thank you to all the parents who contributed to help our students learn about caring, kindness, and generosity.
Friday Fish Fry at Walkerton Elementary School tonight, November 3 from 4pm until sold out. Drive through convenience! Get yours and go cheer on the Falcons at the Sectional Football Game!
Purdue University planned and provided an amazing day on Saturday for students around the state. Ten JGSC girls were able to visit science labs and buildings around campus. They saw so many exciting things from drones and lasers, to liquid nitrogen and seeing a moon rock and flying aircraft. The girls also got to meet and hang out with 3 female aerospace engineering students. They asked amazing questions!
Saturday students were up bright and early for Space Day. They heard from 2 former astronauts before being whisked away to participate in 3 different hands on STEM challenge sessions
Thank you to the parents who helped chaperone, and who had a fun time shopping and hanging out, too.
You can even shop online at this link! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/walkertonelementaryschool3?fbclid=IwAR0DaHqEDcYp7mZT7tXAeScjFNfJnEFAnlRnQtQMVIgAV58ich31juNGWbA
Thank you to our local fire department for hosting our kindergarten students for an interesting walking field trip. Thank you to Polk Township Crew who visited WES to talk to students about fire safety. We have some budding firefighters here!
We are busy doing big things for the 2023-2024 school year! If you have ideas, or you would just like to help, please contact us!
Here are some dates for 2023-2024 PTA sponsored activities:
- School Picture Day Sept 12
- IN Pacer's Boomer Anti-Bullying Assembly Sept 14
- Grandparent's Night(s): Will be two different evenings in October
- Parent Teacher Conference Dinner for teachers: Oct 17
- Veteran's Day Breakfast: Nov 10
- Magic of Science Assembly: Nov 30
- Kid's Night Out: Dec 1, backup date Dec 8
- Holiday Shop: TBD
- Science Fair: TBD
- Reflections Program: To be announced
- Fun Fair: April 26
- Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10
- Field Day(s): May 16-17
- 6th Grade Celebration: May 21
We also help with other classroom events and schoolwide celebrations throughout the year. Please join us.
It's hard to imagine, but the 2022-2023 School Year is almost complete!
WES will be hosting Summer School this year, which begins on Monday, June 5th and runs through Friday, June 23rd.
Free Summer Breakfasts (7:45-8:15) and Lunches 11:45-12:15) at WES for all kids and teens 18 and under.
Our WES Offices will be open Monday thru Friday 8:00-3:00 until Friday, June 23rd.
If it is an emergency after that date, please feel free to contact Dr. Fuller at
Tune in to WSBT 22 at 5:30 tonight for the full story! WES won the I Love to Read Challenge this weekend with over 12,000 votes. Thank you to our families and community! We love to read! View the sneak peak here!
John Glenn High School will be having an open weight room on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM in the weight room at John Glenn High School. This is open to anyone in the John Glenn Community. The first night will be on Wednesday 1/18/2023. We will run this until the end of the school year. A waiver will need to be signed to utilize the weight room.
Exciting news! WES's long anticipated playground equipment is here! It has been a huge hit with our students already. Looking forward to many happy memories on the new pieces!
5th Grade Invitational Tourney Saturday showcased our A and B teams, along with the best cheerleaders in the land! A Team had a nail biter versus LaVille that went to OT. They pulled out the win, and won the championship game handily. B Team fell short, but played well and made us proud. Cheerleaders fired up the fans all morning so they definitely get credit for helping with the W.