As part of Read Across America week, Youth Traffic Safety Council Members, Isabella and Elizabeth Cunningham, read a story to the Kindergarten classes entitled, "Clifford Takes a Walk" to promote safety when walking on or near roadways.
After exploring how enzymes affect many biological processes it is time to see how this happens all around. Students in Integrated Science are exploring how a fresh pineapple and canned pineapple affects how quickly Jell-O solidifies!
After a mini-lesson reviewing the meanings of 50 common words to describe an author’s tone, students in ELA 10 engaged in a tone tussle today. Based on the card game of War, students had to judge the intensity of meaning for each word, with the winner of each hand as the person with the most positive tone word. Judging from the smiles and the overhead conversations during the game, students had lots of fun and learning!
Students in Language Arts 12 completed a digital escape room as a review activity connected to the reading of Geoffrey Chaucer's, "The Pardoner's Tale." Working together in small groups, they had 40 minutes to figure out the given clues and escape to complete the challenge. Not all groups were able to escape, but they did give it a good try.
Topic: West Greene February 2023 School Board Meeting Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023 Time: 6:00 PM Location: WG Administrative Office Board Room Join Zoom Meeting https://iu1-org.zoom.us/j/91437916781?pwd=L0pZb3BsNlRDaUtQNVF2c1hrSjFEZz09 Meeting ID: 914 3791 6781 Passcode: i5K62z
Members of the Youth Traffic Safety Council attended a meeting with schools from around the tri-County area. Among the focus topics, they had the opportunity to try their hand at checking tire pressures and tread depth. Each was also gifted a tire pressure gauge of their own to help them maintain their own tire pressures. They also heard a first hand experience from a woman involved in a vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a motorcycle operator. #DriveSafelyWG #LookTwiceSaveALife #RoutineMaintenance
Recently 50 students in grades fourth through eighth grade competed in the West Greene School District Spelling Bee. The top three spellers are, from left, Casey Burford, sixth grade, first place; Jaelyn Litton, fifth grade, second place; and Katelyn Soles, fifth grade, third place. The students were awarded plaques and a cash prize. Burford will complete a test in the Scripps National Spelling Bee online testing platform. The top ten will compete at the Western PA Regional Spelling Bee event at Robert Morris University on March 4, 2023.
A reminder to families. Presidents' Day is a cancellation make-up day as listed on our school calendar. Therefore, this date will be utilized as a make-up day with school in session on Monday, February 20, 2023.
West Greene SD School Board February Committee Meeting Date: 2/9/2023 Time: 6:00 PM (Executive Session) - Committee Meeting to follow Join Zoom Meeting https://iu1-org.zoom.us/j/93225711882?pwd=WkNaU3dqRWZLODdNdkhLbmdZZXhmQT09 Meeting ID: 932 2571 1882 Passcode: 5RGK0h
Have you captured some great photos that you think would look great in the JSHS yearbook? If so, you can help our yearbook staff by submitting your photos for consideration! Submissions from parents, students, staff, and community members who attend school events can help assure we give all of our Junior-Senior High groups and teams the coverage they deserve! Go to yearbookforever.com, find our school, and click on Yearbook Snap to send your photos to us throughout the year. *Submission of photos is greatly appreciated, but does not guarantee your photos will be used in the publication.
Picture Day for 7&8 Volleyball is Friday, Feb. 10. Go to mylifetouch.com to place your orders using the Picture Day ID: EVTDG9WDD. Orders can be placed before the photoshoot, and the order window will remain open for a few days after picture day.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE/ABSENCE: Please be riminded that excuses for student absences are necessary for students to be excused from school. While we always encourage Dr.'s excuses, parents may also submit excuses for up to 10 school days per school year which will also be considered excused absences. Failure to submit excuses may require you to attend a School Attendance Improvement Meeting in the near future. If you have questions about school attendance or your child's absences, please contact Mrs. Cumberledge at 724-499-5183 X2311 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view WG's attendance policy or read truancy laws and procedures, please use this link: https://go.boarddocs.com/pa/wgre/Board.nsf/vpublic?open#
Junior-Senior High School Yearbooks (grades 7 through 12) are now being pre-sold for the 2022-2023 school year. Order yours today at yearbookforever.com to capture all the memories of the year and lock them inside the binding forever!
Members of the Video Club livestreamed the Spelling Bee, held on Thursday, Jan 19. Check out the Bee, and other recorded events, on the Video Club YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSK-sc1ojzo_nTEbzhycbhg
To kick off National School Counseling Week (February 6-10), the WPIAL and Dunkin’ have teamed up to highlight the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve academic, social, and athletic success, as well as plan for a career. Anyone within the WPIAL network of member high schools is invited to nominate a high school counselor who has made a profound impact on their school and student body. The WPIAL High School Counselor of the Year will receive free coffee for a year at Dunkin’ (HRG locations) and will be honored at the WPIAL Baseball Championships at the Washington Wild Things’ Wild Things Park on May 30 or May 31. Nominating your favorite counselor is as easy as scanning the QR code! Schools with the highest participation will be given the opportunity for a Dunkin’ Day, where representatives of Dunkin’ will come to your school to hand out promotional materials, coupons, and even donuts (if approved)! Use the attached “Counselor of the Year Flyer” for your electronic and/or physical bulletin boards to help spread the word to your staff and student body. Nominations will close on April 10, 2023. Dunkin’ is always looking for top-notch talent to help deliver on the promise of fast, friendly service in their welcoming and booming Western Pennsylvania locations. As part of the partnership, the WPIAL asks that you forward along this email to counselors to make them aware of the nomination opportunity as well as the exciting employment opportunities for students looking for a part-time job.
PRE-K-3rd Grade Parents, I am looking for parents who are interested in attending a FREE parent training on Wednesday, March 15th at Lakeside Party Center near Uniontown. The training will cover many topics for parents of primary aged children (see attachment) and includes lunch. If you are interested, please call or email me or return the bottom portion of the attached form to the elementary office ASAP to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited. email@example.com or (724)499-5183
Just a reminder that there is a free Financial Aid webinar being offered on tonight (Thursday, February 2) from 6 PM – 7 PM. PHEAA representives will be presenting on the costs of higher education, the different types of financial aid available, how to apply for aid, and what can be done to make college more affordable. Register here: https://pheaa-events500.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=pheaa-events500&service=6&rnd=0.5439701712621637&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpheaa-events500.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000556cacbb302d9b220f6ea73c1ab56e4bc21c56d48ad2528d02a95583ffbc438c5%26siteurl%3Dpheaa-events500%26confViewID%3D249206354262129549%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAUbCJZiztS82i8fXNz9n-9s2SiSw-XxFRk9pAhYT96Few2%26
WG Pre-K is now enrolling students for the 2023-24 school year. Students must be 3 or 4 years old, or not turn5 years old until AFTER September 1, 2023. Spaces fill up fast, so please contact them ASAP to secure a spot for your child. If your child turns 5 prior to September 1st, they are eligible for Kindergarten. Kindergarten registration information will be released in the near future.
WGSD will be closed on Tuesday, January 31st, 2023.
WGSD will be operating on a 2 hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.