Topic: West Greene School District - September 2020 School Board Meeting Time: Sep 24, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99448697772?pwd=NmZsRE9YLzJlb1FOK3FmUlNRYy80QT09 Meeting ID: 994 4869 7772 Passcode: hM2peg
As per CDC/DOH guidelines, the West Greene School District will be restarting traditional instruction on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
School pictures for grades K-6 have been canceled for this coming Tuesday and rescheduled for Monday, October 12th. More information about school pictures will be sent home in the Tuesday folders.
Football Ticket Information 2 tickets per household, not per player, are only being sold to the following: Parents of VARSITY football players Parents of VARSITY cheerleaders Parents of band members As many of you know, PA House Bill 2787 (giving local schools the ability to make decisions about facility capacity during their school events) passed the House 155-47 and passed the Senate, 39-11. Once it gets signed by both the Senate and the House, it will go to the Governor who may sign it, veto it, or let it sit for 10 days and become law. Once that occurs, we will be able to expand our capacity. As of right now, our main concern is to give parents the opportunity to see their children play.
School picture day at the JSHS is Tuesday, September 15. Order forms went home with students Thursday, Sept. 10. Extra order forms, if students need them, will be available in either office. You can order online using the website and Picture Day ID available on the order forms. EVTKBCXCQ is the order ID.
FREE MEALS FOR ALL WG STUDENTS: For the entire month of September, all WG students are eligible for free meals. This opportunity may extend beyond September, but that information is unclear at this time. If interested, you may view our menu at wgsd.org
Parent Drop-Off for elementary students is from 7:55 AM to 8:30 AM. We are expecting a higher than normal volume of students getting dropped off which will likey cause traffic congestion in our parking lot and on Hargus Creek Rd. When pulling into the lot to drop your child off, please do not leave large gaps in between your car and the one in front of you. Please be patient as we get students temperatures taken and out of the vehicles. Please use caution when entering and exiting the drop off area. If you can delay dropping your child off until between 8:15 and 8:30, that may help in minimizing congestion in our lot and on Hargus Creek Rd. Finally, we encourage all parents to take their child's temperature prior to bringing them to school. Any student with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be able to enter the school building. Thank you all for your patience as we enter this unique school year.
Kindergrten Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1st at 2:00. If you haven't yet received an invitation to attend, please contact the elementary office at 724-499-5183 for details. We are asking that only 1 parent/guardian attend the orientation with their child. We are looking forward to meeting you and your child.
Tonight's August 2020 School Board Meeting: Topic: WGSD August 2020 Regular School Board Meeting Time: Aug 27, 2020 07:00 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93718412545?pwd=TEp0MlRHeTNIaTljZDVDY1M2MVpMZz09 Meeting ID: 937 1841 2545 Passcode: 6RpmqZ
AccessChildren's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) information here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cmZtSrvMWn1NGrXPoNve2NVz83TfUJNH/view?usp=sharing
August 13, 2020 School Board Committee Meeting Zoom Invite: Topic: WGSD Work Session Board Meeting Time: Aug 13, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94386093905?pwd=NWFCZnRqYnZLN1I0UVk4Y2RuZjVudz09 Meeting ID: 943 8609 3905 Passcode: GA5i2f
We are NOW HIRING the for the following positions: Art/Spanish, Part-Time School Nurse, and Temporary Custodian. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LpXb4YAIyx0pct6TAvNc8Oni0Cbs0ari/view?usp=sharing
WGSD Return to Learn Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IIZITqxh0nm2hCA64t-6E4wNIG-5qAJG/view?usp=sharing
Dear Stakeholders, Attached you will find our Return to Learn Plan. We will be formally presenting this document at our board meeting on August 14, 2020, at 7 PM. We are recommending that you attend the Zoom meeting if you have any questions or concerns in order to maintain the Governor's directive of social gatherings. We will have an extremely limited number of seats available. If you wish to attend the meeting in person, please contact the Elementary School Office and make your request. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Sincerely, West Greene SD Administrative Team https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IIZITqxh0nm2hCA64t-6E4wNIG-5qAJG/view?usp=sharing
Secretaries will be making live phone calls to all homes of students beginning tomorrow, Monday, August 10th. They will be asking several important questions that will help us with the final details of our plan for children to return to school this fall or to participate in the on-line learning offered through WG. Please look for the call in the next few days and answer the questions asked to you as accurately as possible.
CALLING ALL SUBSTITUTES: West Greene S.D. is the only Greene County school returning to a traditional 5 day/week student schedule this fall. We would love to add additional substitute teachers to our list. WG subs earn $95/day for the first 30 days worked and $120/day for every day after 30 days. Please contact Saundra McGrath at 724-499-5183 x2210 for additional information.
Physicals will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Elementary Nurse's Office from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. We ask parents to have a completed PIAA CIPPEE form completed for their child to get a physical, AND to call in to the Elementary Office and schedule a timed appointment (not just show up and wait). Call 724-499-5183 ext. 2310 to schedule. We will try to schedule appointments every 10 minutes.
Tonight's Board Meeting Information: Topic: West Greene SD July Board Meeting Time: Jul 23, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98570652307?pwd=QUFKb3hoOWM0dVdTZkNsNlNSSWo4UT09 Meeting ID: 985 7065 2307 Passcode: HRnNt1
2019-2020 Prom Cancelation Dear Students and Parents, Due to the West Virginia mandatory face-covering requirements, the social gathering limits of 25 people, and the uncertainty with increased cases of COVID 19 in our region, the Prom Sponsors and I have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 West Greene Prom. The Prom was to be held at Lakeview Resort on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. This was not an easy decision to make, but we believe that it is important to be socially responsible during this time. The West Virginia indoor face-covering requirements state that individuals must wear face coverings indoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. The social gathering limitations of a maximum of 25 people also will impact the number of students attending Prom. We will be making arrangements for students to receive a refund for the cost of their Prom Tickets. That information will be posted to the District website and other Social Media outlets as it is developed. With all of the planning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year and other activities that are occurring at this time, we would like to be cautious with the events that students participate in so that we do not put anyone at risk. Thank you for your understanding. Mr. Sakai and the Prom Sponsors
Interested in PRE-K at West Greene? Apply online at www.myblueprints.org, or call Christal at 724-225-9550 ext 457. This high-quality early learning program is available at no cost to qualifying families, but space is limited. Call or go online to apply today.
July 9, 2020 Committee Meeting Link Eric Gaydos is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: WGSD July 2020 Committee Meeting Time: Jul 9, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94143829061?pwd=dXpqZlpCSDQwRGx4c2RQWFRCVG1oZz09 Meeting ID: 941 4382 9061 Password: 2KTeUC
The Jr./Sr. HS office is currently under construction and not open for business or phone calls. Please come to the elementary office or call 724-499-5183 x2211 for the Jr./Sr. HS secretary.
Last Day for PROM Ticket sales is Thursday July 2, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Tickets will be available with the HS Secretary starting Monday July 6, 2020 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm for anyone that missed the sale.
Any student wishing to purchase tickets for the Prom, being held at Lakeview Resort on July 29, can do so at the West Greene High School Fitness Center lobby on the following dates and times: Wednesday, June 24 - 10am to 12pm Tuesday June 30 - 1pm to 3pm Wednesday July 1 - 10am to 12pm
The West Greene School District is finalizing its Health and Safety Plan in order to return to school in the fall. We wanted to take a moment to say "Thank you" to all of the parents who have completed the "Return to School Survey." Your feedback is very important to us!
Due to the construction project the Jr-Sr High School Office is closed. The High School secretary will be working out of the Elementary Center. Please call 724-499-5191 ext. 2311 for assistance.
Just a reminder that our summer feeding program will be continuing through August 13th, 2020. The dates and times are as follows: Tuesdays @ High School (11-1 pm); Wednesdays @ Wind Ridge (10:45-11:45 am) and Graysville VFD (12-1 pm); & Thursdays @ New Freeport VFD (11-1 pm).
To register for the Case Western Reserve Live Summer Reading and Writing Program, please register by following this link: https://forms.gle/eJhwWsKrt9AYGAYQ7
Prom Interest Survey Student grades 9-12 please check your school email so that you can complete the "Prom Interest Survey". West Greene is planning to have a Prom Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Lakeview Resort in WV. The cost of the Prom will be approximately $40 per person. The event will include a sit-down dinner.
Fall Sports Physicals will be held in the Elementary Center Nurse’s Suite June 11 and June 15 starting at 9:00 am each day. Please bring your completed PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation form when you arrive at the school. You can print out the PDF at home if you have printer capabilities or you can stop at the Elementary Center Office Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. and pick up a form prior to arriving on June 11 or June 15. Adhering to Social Distancing guidelines and avoid long waiting lines we ask that families call the Elementary Center office to schedule a physical time at (724) 499-5191 ext. 2310 or 2311. On the day of your appointment please remain in the Elementary Center parking lot area until you are asked to enter the building on the Physical Dates. https://5il.co/h04d
West Greene 2020 Graduation Ceremony will be this evening at 7:00 pm. In order to follow the State Social Distancing Guidelines, we are limiting attendance to the ceremony. For those individuals that would like to see the ceremony, please follow the link below. The Video Production Team is Livestreaming the graduation ceremony! You can share this link with family and friends so that they may tune in to help celebrate this milestone. The LiveStream will begin within 20 minutes of the start of the ceremony, approximately. 6:40 PM. https://livestream.com/WGVideoClub
Incoming Kindergarten screenings and on-site registration will take place at WGEC on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020. Please call 724-499-5183 x2310 to schedule a time for your child to be screened. Students eligible for kindergarten this fall must be 5 years old prior to September 1st. Screenings should take no longer than 30 minutes. We ask that only the child being screened and 1 parent/guardian attend.
Chromebook and Textbook return will begin on Monday, June 8th through June 12th during regular office hours of 8 AM - 3 PM. Please return your textbooks to your child's respective building office. ALL Chromebooks must be returned to the Elementary Office. Please make sure that you include the charger when returning the Chromebook.
All 8-11th grade students should have received an email with directions on how to register for your 2020-2021 school year courses. Please make sure that you review the course catalog and send any questions to Mrs. Cowden and Mr. Sakai with regard to scheduling.
The WGEPO will be distributing gift packages to all 6th graders on the evening of June 3rd between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the gravel lot. Please do not exit your vehicles. The gifts will be distributed to students in vehicles as they drive through the lot.
The Celebration of Seniors is currently at Jacktown Fire hall. We are running early. Our next stop is New Freeport Fire hall. Around 1:30. Any student that missed a stop can meet the parade at the High School to receive their gifts.
Rain or shine we will Pioneer on with the Celebration of Seniors Parade. We will have six different stops along the route to pass out gifts to our seniors. Family and friends are welcome to stand out along the route and take pictures at the stops. Social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. The seniors completed a survey indicating the stop they wish to meet the parade to receive their gifts. Please check with your senior for that information! Should you have any questions, please email Sheri Garlick at email@example.com or Misty Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are so excited to celebrate our seniors with you! 11:00-11:30 AM - Rogersville Fire Department 12:00-12:30 PM - Nineveh Community Center 1:00-1:30 PM - Graysville Firehall 1:45-2:15 PM - Richhill/Jacktown Fire Department 3:15-3:45 PM - New Freeport Fire Department 4:15-4:45 PM - West Greene Junior/Senior High School
The West Greene Staff Members will be having a “Celebration of our Seniors” parade on May 22, 2020. We will have six different stops along the route to pass out gifts to our seniors. Family and friends are welcome to stand out along the route and take pictures at the stops. Social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. The seniors completed a survey indicating the stop they wish to meet the parade to receive their gifts. Please check with your senior for that information! Should you have any questions, please email Sheri Garlick at email@example.com or Misty Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are so excited to celebrate our seniors with you! 11:00-11:30 AM - Rogersville Fire Department 12:00-12:30 PM - Nineveh Community Center 1:00-1:30 PM - Graysville Firehall 1:45-2:15 PM - Richhill/Jacktown Fire Department 3:15-3:45 PM - New Freeport Fire Department 4:15-4:45 PM - West Greene Junior/Senior High School
Elementary students may pick up their personal items on Monday, May 18th and Tuesday, May 19th. Please see the attached schedule for the specific day and time window for your child. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m4i2mRRSMdwk5n7htHmwc8edsj7Ao7YriV9FL2NDWrY/edit
We need your feedback to become a better school district. We all share a vision of success for our district and students. If you have a moment, please complete the following survey about the WGSD Continuity of Education. This survey is for both parents and students of the WGSD. https://forms.gle/wg7vBWswcVAbXKCp6
The fourth paper packet for elementary students will be available for students NOT completing on-line assignments beginning Thursday, May 7th, 2020 from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. You may drop off completed work at that time.
Elementary Virtual Book Fair: The WGEC Library is having an Online Scholastic Book Fair in place of the face-to-face Book Fair that was supposed to happen in March. The online Book Fair will last from May 4th to May 17th. You must access the book fair through this book fair link https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/westgreeneelementarycenter2 or go to scholastic.com/fair and search for our school. Book-only orders over $25 ship to your home for free. Orders under $25, or that contain items other than books, will have shipping charges added. These orders must ship home, not to the school. The "shop now" button will not appear until May 4th. Contact Miss Spence at email@example.com if you have questions.
An AP parent webinar available on April 16 at 7:00 p.m. with pertinent information for parents regarding AP online testing. Register here for the April 16 parent webinar about the online AP exams: https://globalmeet.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1302024&tp_key=73070ccd21
Packet work will be available at the Junior-Senior High School starting Monday April 13, 2020 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you call in to the Office we will have a packet pre-assembled for your student. You may drop off completed work at that time.
Students and Parents. We received word that there is a Windstream Service interruption in the Aleppo area. We understand that these things are going to happen from time to time. Do not worry. You can continue where you left off once your service is restored. Have a great day.
West Greene School District Virtual Instruction Privacy Disclaimer: While the district will be creating opportunities for online learning, the safety and privacy of our students and teachers remain our top priority. As such, please be advised that the recording, photographing, or sharing of the virtual learning program is in violation of the Pennsylvania Wiretap Law, which makes it illegal to record such a conversation without the express written consent of all participants. 18 Pa. Const. Stat. §5703. Conduct of this nature is also in violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as well as school district policy. 20 USC 1232g; 34 CFR 99. As such, a violation of this law may result and criminal penalties, individual liability in a civil lawsuit for damages by an injured party, as well as discipline consistent with WGSD policy and the Code of Student Conduct.
Here is the updated calendar for the West Greene Feeding Program. We will be moving to a new format starting next week by providing 4 days worth of meals to each child. This is being done as a precaution to limit any possible exposure to COVID-19. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19FFjnlfmSBLMbRPzCcWaIhw__WGK8haSPC4Vyps3csA/edit?usp=sharing
Important update for students and parents! There is no need to come to the school and get textbooks and materials from lockers. The teachers have create online work that DOES NOT require their textbooks. Students that do not have internet access can pick up packets on Monday.
I encourage all parents to maintain communication with their child's teacher(s) during the closure. E-mail addresses are available by clicking the "Menu" button in the upper right of the District home page and then selecting the yellow "Directory" button.
The West Greene School District will be hosting an online board meeting tonight at 7 PM. The link for the meeting will be shared on our Facebook page and web site at approx. 6:45 PM. The review meeting usually held at 6 PM before the board meeting has been canceled. Due to the board meeting, there will be no WG Bedtime Story this evening. We will return tomorrow evening.
Student paper work packets for students in grades 7-12 will be available beginning Monday, March 30th at 12:00 PM in the Jr-Sr HS office. Students choosing to complete work on-line do not need a paper packet. Chromebooks will still be available in the Elementary Center.
The following Scholarship Applications deadlines have been moved back from April 1 to April 8, 2020!!! 1. Greene County Chamber of Commerce Student Scholarship 2. Nancy Davis Educational Support Scholarship 3. Waynesburg Rotary Student Scholarship Also the Greene County Chamber of Commerce Student Scholarship no longer requires a signature to verify the GPA Please call 724-627-5926 if you have any questions. Please help with getting this info out to our seniors!!!
Chrome Books are now available for sign-out in the elementary office for any WG student in need of a device in grades K-12. We will only be allowing one family at a time into the office to sign them out. Please wait outside of the elementary entrance and the secretary will buzz you in ASAP. You will be required to show ID prior to signing out a device if you are not recognized by the office staff, so please bring a valid ID with you.
The Sarris and Cookie Dough orders will be available for pick up in the gravel lot across from the high school on thursday, March 26th from 4:00-6:00 PM. Parents will not need to exit their cars to receive their products. Any order that is not picked up on the 26th will need to be be picked up at Sarris Candies in Canonsburg at a later date. The order pick up will take place rain or shine. Please contact a WGEPO officer if you have any questions. Do not call the school.
Richhill Twp. VFD will be added as a food distribution site beginning Monday the 23rd. Please feel free to take advantage of our free meal program at any of our sites from 11:00-1:00 each day that school is not in session. Please call Mr. Elsenheimer at 724.499.5183 x2229 if you have any questions.
BREAKING NEWS: 2019-2020 PSSA/Keystone/PASA Assessments have been canceled. More information to come.
SAT make-up session on March 28th and the SAT on May 2nd have been canceled.
Consider taking advantage of the free meal distribution starting today from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Morris Township Community Center, New Freeport and Graysville VFD's and the WGHS loading dock. Meals are available for all kids ages 0-18 and will continue daily until school resumes.
The WGSD will be hosting a temporary feeding program while our district is closed due to COVID-19. We want to do our best to be prepared to manage each of the 4 sites that will provide meals. Each child, from ages 0-18 can receive a free meal. The child must be present for meal claiming purposes. There will be no eat-in options, this will be a grab-and-go program. This program will begin on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 11 AM - 1 PM. The sites include: Morris Twp Community Center, Graysville VFD, New Freeport VFD, and West Greene Senior High School Cafe Loading Dock. Please complete this form if you plan on participating so that we can have some kind of gauge in place with regard to the number of meals that need prepared. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/pAH2MFNmhiuCEQMS8 Thank you!
Medications for students in grades K-12 or work packets for elementary students who were absent on Friday may be picked up in the respective office daily from 7:30-3:30. If you have questions, please call 724-499-5191 ext. 2227 for the Jr./Sr. HS or ext. 2310 for the elementary.
Governor Wolf has just announced that all school districts across the commonwealth will be closed for the next two weeks. Please follow the link to the governor's press release. https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-announces-closure-of-pennsylvania-schools/
Bus 14 is running 20 minutes behind this afternoon.
For up to the minute district information, please make sure that you follow both our Facebook and Twitter feed!
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 - Due to fallen trees, Bus 10 is running approx. 30 mins. behind.
School will not be in session for students this Friday, March 6th for a staff Act 80 Day. School resumes on Monday, March 9th.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 - Part of our phone system (724-499-5183) is not functional at this time. If you need to contact the high school, please call 724-499-5191.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020: Bus 136 experienced a breakdown and is running 30 minutes behind.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020: AM Bus 4 is running 20 minutes behind schedule. Please prepare accordingly.
WPIAL 1A Girls Basketball Semi-Finals Good Luck Girls. 6:15 pm vs. Sewickley Academy at Canon MacMillan High School. @WGAthleticsPA
There is an opportunity for parents of elementary students to attend a parent workshop on Wednesday, April 15th at Lakeside Party Center. If you would like to attend the training or would like additional information, please contact Mr. Painter at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the elementary office. The training is free of charge and includes lunch.
WPIAL 1A Girls Basketball Playoffs Good Luck Girls. 6:15 pm vs. Avella at Peters Township High School. @WGAthleticsPA
Thursday Events 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball - (A) 4:00 pm vs. Mapletown
PIAA Rifle State Match Good luck to Sheyann Watson, D.J. Jones and Ruby Rittenhouse at the State Rifle Championships.
WPIAL 1A Girls Basketball Playoffs West Greene will play Avella Friday, February 21, 2020 at 6:15. The game will be played at Peters Twp. High School . Pre-sale tickets are available in the Main Office. Student tickets are $5 and adults are $7.
Tuesday Events 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball - (H) 4:00 pm vs. McGuffey
Seniors The deadline to submit your Senior Photo, and your Baby/Toddler photo for inclusion in the yearbook is March 9th. If a photo of your choosing is not received by then, the photo taken by Lifetouch on school picture day will be used instead. Please see Mr. Rychtarsky.
Title I Parent Survey Please take a moment to make West Greene an even better place to learn! https://forms.gle/rRVJHjfTkpkDzP6T9 Thank you!
The West Greene 2020 Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, February 12 in the Middle/Senior High School Auditorium. Forty-eight students participated from fourth grade through eighth grade. There were 20 rounds of words to come up with first, second, and third places. Third place was Colin Brady who received a plaque and cash prize. Second place was Billy Witlach, who received a plaque, cash prize, and a one year subscription to Britannica Kids. First place was Darren Knight, who received a plaque, cash prize, one year subscription to Britannica Kids, and will get the opportunity to represent West Greene as he competes at the Western Regional competition at Robert Morris University on March 7, 2020.
School Make-Up Day: School will now be in session on Monday, February 17th as our make-up day for Friday's cancelation.
The West Greene School is closed due to weather Friday, February 7th, 2020. Enjoy your 3 day weekend.
Spelling Bee Grades 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020. West Greene A/V students will be recording and Live Streaming the Spelling Bee. You can view the event online at http://livestream.com/wgvideoclub
Thursday Events Girl 7th & 8th Grade VB - (H) 3:30 pm vs. Carmichaels Girls JV BB - (H) 5:30 pm vs. Avella Girls Varsity BB - (H) 7:00 pm vs. Avella
Wednesday Events Junior High Wrestling - (H) 5:30 pm vs. Bethel Park Varsity Wrestling - (H) 7:00 pm vs. Bethel Park Senior Night - Wrestling and Rifle before the Varsity Match
Senior Night and Little League Recognition between JV and Varsity contest. Good Luck Seniors and Little League players.
Tuesday Events 7th & 8th Grade Girls VB - (H) 3:30 pm vs. Waynesburg Varsity Rifle - (A) 4:00 pm vs. McGuffey Girls Varsity BB - (A) 5:00 pm vs. Mapletown Boys JV BB - (H) 6:00 pm vs. Monessen Boys Varsity BB - (H) 7:00 pm vs. Monessen
Please remember to turn in excuses when your child is absent from school. Accumulating 3 or more unexcused absences will require you to attend an attendance meeting at school. If you have questions concerning your child's attendance, please call Mrs. Cumberledge at 724.499.5183
Monday Events Boys JV BB - (A) 5:30 pm vs. Frazier Boys Varsity BB - (A) 7:00 pm vs. Frazier Varsity Wrestling - (A) 7:00 pm vs. Yough Girls Varsity BB - (A) 7:30 pm vs. Geibel Catholic @WGAthleticsPA @wgpioneers
Friday Events Boys JV BB - (A) 4:00 vs. Mapletown Boys Varsity BB - (A) 7:00 vs. Mapletown Junior High Wrestling - (A) 4:00 Waynesburg Central Tournament @WGAthleticsPA @wgpioneers
Thursday Events Girls 7th & 8th Grade VB - (H) 3:15 vs. Jefferson Morgan Co-Ed Varsity Rifle - (A) 4:00 vs. Avella Girls JV BB - (H) 5:30 vs. Sewickley Academy Girls Varsity BB - (H) 7:00 vs. Sewickley Academy @WGAthleticsPA @wgpioneers
February Lunch Menu Check out what's on the Menu in February. Reminder to parents. Register and login to have access to manage your students account at https://www.schoolpaymentportal.com/Default.aspx.
West Greene School District is now accepting applications for Head 7th and 8th grade Softball Coach and Assistant 7th and 8th grade Softball Coach. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest to the Jr/Sr High School in care of the Athletic Director at email@example.com
West Greene is happy to announce our new Facebook page. Like and Follow us at http://www.facebook.com/WestGreeneSD
Follow West Greene on Twitter. @wgpioneers
There will be no school on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School will resume on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
Happy New Year Pioneers! School resumes Friday January 3, 2020.
Early Dismissal: There is a scheduled early dismissal on Friday, Dec. 20th. Parent pick-up and dismissal will begin at 12:35. Buses will depart campus at 12:45. Please notify the appropriate school office in advance if your child will be changing their "Normal Dismissal" routine. School will be back in session on Friday, Jan. 3rd, 2020.
The WPIAL has released our site, and the game will be held at Trinity Middle School at 7:00. Adult tickets are still $7 (pre-sale and/or at the gate). Student tickets are $5, and are available during pre-sale only. There will be NO STUDENT TICKETS SOLD AT THE GATE, all gate tickets will be $7. Please make every attempt to get your pre-sale tickets at the main office through Stacy. Pre-sale tickets will be available all this week.
Attention PIONEER NATION: The Pioneers will face Greensburg Central Catholic Friday, Nov. 1st at Home. Pre-sale tickets are on sale in the HS office through Friday. $5 for students & $7 for adults. All gate tickets on Friday will be $7. Let's pack Kennedy field with BLUE & GOLD!
Season 2 of the WGEC Braggin' Board is up and running. If you are a student in grades K-6 at WGEC and you legally catch or harvest a fish or game this school year, please bring a picture (5x7 or smaller) to Mr. Painter to be added to the board. Congratulations to 6th grader, Dylan Hughes for being the first one on the board this year!
SPIRIT WEEK THEMES (Oct.21-25): Monday-Red, White & Blue, Tuesday-Western, Wednesday-Blue & Gold, Thursday-Camo, Friday-Favorite Sports Team
Bus 12 will be running on a modified route schedule due to repairs being made on Long Run. This modified route will start on Monday, October 21, and will continue until repairs have been completed on Long Run Road. Please call Eileen White at 724-499-5183 X2216 if you have any questions.
WGEPO MEETING-On Monday, October 14th at 1:00 there will be a WGEPO meeting in the elementary center. We will be reviewing the Building Level Parent/Family Involvement Plan, the Parent Compact and conducting an overview of what Title I is. We value your input, so please feel free to attend.
Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference Day is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8th from 12:00 PM-6:00 PM. Please call 724.499.5183 x2310 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM to schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher(s).
The elementary office is currently experiencing phone problems. Please call 724.499.5183 x2215 to contact the HS office. The HS secretary will relay your message to the elementary office or you can e-mail the elementary office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to bus route changes, Bus 7 routes will return to the same Pick up and Drop times and locations as last year. These changes will take effect Monday, September 23, 2019. If you have question about your students bus stop please contact Transportation at 724-499-5191 ext. 2216
Junior-Senior High School Open House is tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. See you there.
Morning Arrival Time & Building Access : Students at West Greene School District will not be permitted to enter either building prior to 7:55 AM each morning. Doors will be locked and admission to the building will only be available to staff members. Elementary drop off occurs in the front driveway near the flagpole. Elementary parents should stage their vehicles on the side nearest the building. Staff members will be present and will assist students out of vehicles once the 7:55 bell has rung. High School students who are dropped off should be dropped off near the blue floor door and cannot be dropped off prior to 7:55. Student drivers need to park in the gravel lot and stay at their vehicle until the 7:55 bell has sounded. They then can proceed to the front entrance of the Jr./Sr. High School. Drop off for Pre-K students occurs at 7:45 in the front driveway. Pre-K parents should stage their vehicles on the side of the driveway nearest Hargus Creek Rd. Pre-K staff will escort Pre-K students into the building at 7:45. Jr./Sr. HS students may enter the building prior to 7:55 AM if they have a valid, dated and signed pass issued by a teacher for tutoring purposes. The pass must be presented in the Jr./Sr. HS office immediately after entering the building. Although these procedures may be inconvenient for some of you, our primary focus is and will continue to be the safety of students at West Greene. We appreciate your cooperation with following these procedures. Thank you, West Greene Administration
New to West Greene? If you are new to WG and have a school aged child, please feel free to stop by and enroll your child for the upcoming school year. Our elementary and Jr./Sr. HS offices are open daily 7:00AM-3:00PM. Please bring two proofs of residence with you. School starts on August 27th.
First Day of School: The first day of school is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Physicals for all sports will be administered on Tuesday, July 30th at WG Jr./Sr. HS from 9:00 AM to noon. Athletes attending the physical must have the PIAA CIPPEE form completed to be given a physical. CIPPEE forms are available in the office. These physicals are good for all Fall, Winter and Spring sports in the 2019-20 school year.
The girl's softball game has been postponed until tomorrow. The game is tentatively scheduled for a noon start at Slippery Rock University. Please check piaa.org later today to confirm the official start time.
The girl's softball game has been postponed until tomorrow. The game is tentatively scheduled for a 2:00 start. Please check piaa.org later today to confirm the official start time.
Congratulations to the Lady Pioneers on their 8-1 victory over Rockwood. The quarterfinal game will be held Thursday June 6 at 2:00 pm. It will be at Slippery Rock University.
Pre K Registration - Pre K is still registering students for the 2019-20 school year. Please call (724) 225-9550 X457 for more details or a registration form. Don't wait, spots fill up fast.
No School - School will not be in session on Thursday, April 18th or Friday, April 19th for Spring Break. School will resume on Monday, April 22nd.
Early Dismissal-There is a scheduled early dismissal on Wednesday, April 17th. Students will be dismissed beginning at 12:35 and buses will depart campus NLT 12:50. Parent pick-up will begin at 12:35 as well.
Interested in Pre K at West Greene for the 2019-2020 school year? Stop by the elementary office for an application or call (724)225-9550 for details. Spots fill up fast so don't wait.
Kindergarten Registration-If you have a child who will be 5 years of age prior to September 1st, they are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. Please call 724-499-5183 X2310 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM for more information or to make a registration screening appointment. Dates for registration are April 29th and 30th.
The school calendar has been updated with weather make up days. School will now be in session on the following dates; Friday, March 8th, Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd. For the complete school calendar please select "Menu" from the upper left corner of the home page and then select "District".
The site, opponent, and time has been "OFFICIALLY" released by the PIAA for our girls basketball state playoff game. We will play Kennedy Catholic, this Saturday, March 9. The game will be played AT Canon-MacMillan HS, and start time will be 3:00. Since it is a Saturday game, I will have the bus departure set for 12:45. Parents/Boosters can organize any type of send off, based on that time frame. Pre-sale tickets will be available all week long at the main office (thru Stacy). For the state playoffs, ticket prices are $6.00 for adults, and $3.00 for students. Please pass along that our pre-sale "index" helps us with our state reimbursement formula, so anyone knowing for sure they are attending, please try and purchase at the school!!!!!!!
WGEC Receives EQT STEM Grant - Please refer to the news tab to read the complete article.
Pioneer Nation. There will be a Fan Bus heading to the Petersen Events Center for the WPIAL Girls Basketball Championship Game Friday March 1, 2019. Interested individuals need to have a Pre-Sale Ticket purchased In order to ride the Fan Bus. Bus will depart from the Junior-Senior High School at 12:30 pm on Friday. Let’s pack the Pete!
ONE CALL NOTIFICATION: If you are not receiving calls to notify you of cancellations, delays or early dismissals, please contact the school office to verify that we have the correct contact numbers on file. Our One Call system can only contact two phone numbers per student.
This message is to remind all parents and students that there is a make up day scheduled for Monday, February 18th. There will be an additional make up day on Friday, March 8th.
WGSD is dismissing all students at approximately 12:00 due to landslides and flooding. Please be patient, some buses may experience delays. All PM activities scheduled for this evening are cancelled.
All after school activities scheduled for this evening are cancelled.
Early Dismissal - WG will be dismissing at approximately 1:50 this afternoon because of flooding in some areas.
Make-Up Day - School will be in session on Monday, February 18th (President's Day) due to cancellations in late January.
Parents, please be vigilant in turning in excuses for student absences. Students with 3 or more unexcused absences are in violation of school attendance requirements. Parents will be required to attend a School Attendance Improvement Plan meeting if this occurs. Thank you for turning in your excuses!
Elementary Parent Training Opportunity: I am inviting parents of elementary students to attend a parent training on April 3rd, 2019 at Lakeside Party Center in Uniontown. The training will run from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM and is no cost to parents of students at WGEC. Lunch will be provided and space is limited. If you would like to attend or need additional information, please phone me at 724-499-5183 or e-mail me at email@example.com
THANK YOU WGEPO! A big thank you goes out to the WGEPO and parent volunteers for making last week's Santa Workshop and the Book Fair a huge success for the WGEC students.
EARLY DISMISSAL-There will be a 2 and a half hour early dismissal on Thursday, December 20th. Dismissal and parent pick-up will begin at 12:35. Buses will depart campus at approximately 12:50. Happy Holidays!
West Greene will be operating on a two hour delay Wednesday November 28, 2018
West Greene will be operating on a Two Hour Delay Tuesday November 27, 2018.
WGEC "Braggin' Board"-I have started a bulletin board for all elementary students to post pictures of their successful hunts. If your child successfully and legally harvests any game this year, please send in a picture of them with their harvest and I will get it posted to our "Braggin' Board". Pictures should be no larger than 5x7. Happy hunting!
Early Dismissal: There will be a two and a half hour early dismissal on Wednesday, Nov. 21st. Elementary parent pick-up and dismissal will begin at 12:35. All buses should depart campus NLT 12:50.
The winner of the Whole Hog raffled by the West Greene Drama Club was Donna Diest. A big thank you to all who purchased tickets from the Pioneer Players!!!
NO SCHOOL - School is not in session tomorrow, Friday, November 9th or Monday, November 12th.
ATTENTION PIONEER NATION: Your WG Pioneers have earned the #3 seed and will be playing the Rochester Rams this Friday night at Waynesburg High School. Kick-off is 7:30 PM. Pre-sale tickets are available in the HS office; $7 for adults and $5 for students. No passes will be honored at the gate as this is a WPIAL sponsored event. LET'S GO PIONEERS!!!!!
Congratulations West Greene Girls XC on 3rd place finish at WPIAL CHAMPIONSHIP! Heading to PIAA XC Championship!
The first nine weeks grading period ends tomorrow, Friday, October 26th. Report cards will be distributed next Thursday, November 1st. Don't forget to schedule a conference for November 9th.
WGEC Parent-Teacher Conference Day: Conference day is Friday, Nov. 9th from 12:00-6:00. Please call 724-499-5183 X2310 if you would like to schedule a time to conference with your child's teacher(s). Slots are filling up quickly.
Support the West Greene FFA and order some fruit at the link below. https://www.freshfruitorder.org/wgffa
WGEC Parent-Teacher Conference Day: Conference day is Friday, Nov. 9th from 12:00-6:00. Please call 724-499-5183 X2310 if you would like to schedule a time to conference with your child's teacher(s).
Attention West Greene fans: The General Admission ticket price for Football games has been increased to $5. Pre-sale tickets will be available through the week for West Greene fans at $4. These pre-sale tickets can be purchased in the main office from Stacy Berdine. All tickets sold at the gate will be $5.
The home football game scheduled for this Friday has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 15th and will be played at Waynesburg Central H.S. Kick-off is set for 7:00 PM.
Parents, Drop-Off in the morning is from 7:55-8:30. It is not necessary for every student to be dropped off at the 7:55 bell. If you arrive between 8:10 and 8:30 there is no line and you will not have to wait. Staff is on duty outside until 8:30. Thank you!
There are new Parent Pick-Up and Drop-Off procedures for the 2018-19 school year. Please click on the "New Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures" headline under the NEWS heading for more details and a diagram.
Please view our new attendance policy located under the "News" section of our website.
Kindergarten Club will be in session on August 1st and August 8th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. This is for any student who is registered to attend Kindergarten at WGEC next school year. Please call 724.499.5183 X2310 for additional information.
PIAA 1A Softball Championship game will be broadcast on PCN channel 100 on Xfinity. Start time is 11:00 am.
CALLING ALL PIONEER NATION - The Lady Pioneers will face the McConnellsburg Lady Spartans from District 5 on Thurdsay, June 7th at Somerset HS. The game begins at 4:00 PM. The field address is 645 South Columbia Ave., somerset, PA 15501.
The 3 Time WPIAL Champion Lady Pioneers will begin state playoff play on Monday, June 4th at Peterswood Park in McMurray, PA. The feared Pioneers will take on the Vikings of Glendale at 2:00. Come join the Pioneer Party at Peterswood!
WPIAL CHAMPIONSHIP SOFTBALL GAME: Will be played at Seton Hill Univ. on Thursday, May 31st at 12:00PM. Please read the following from the WPIAL regarding spectator etiquette. "The following items are not permitted at any WPIAL tournament venues: backpacks, coolers, large purses, thermoses, cans, bottles, flasks, alcoholic beverages, laser pointers, laser lights, sirens, whistles, artificial noisemakers, large sized radios (boom boxes), duffle bags, tote bags, strollers, banners, video and movie cameras, cameras with attachable lenses, tripods, weapons, and any other item that may pose a security risk to players, participants or fans Noisemakers (air horns, cowbells, plastic milk cartons with coins, etc.) are prohibited. No towels, flags, or signs are permitted. Fans who bring these to the game will be turned away. If any of these items are discovered after gate entry, they will be confiscated. "
Please make sure all school district materials are returned to the school prior to the last student day. Report cards will not be distributed to students who owe textbooks, uniforms, library books or money to the cafeteria.
Peterswood Park GPS Address: 750 Bebout Road, Venetia, PA 15367. As you enter the park, turn onto Meredith Drive, the Baseball Field is the 1st Field on the right.
BASEBALL SEND OFF: Join the students and faculty as we send off the Pioneer Baseball team today at 1:30 pm. Good luck.
BASEBALL PLAYOFF GAME - The boys baseball team will play Cornell on Wednesday, May 16th at 4:00. The game will be played at Peterswood Park in McMurray. This is their first trip to the post season since 1993. We hope to see many Pioneer faithful in attendance.
School will not be in session on Monday, May 28, 2018 in honor of Memorial Day. Additionally, students will be dismissed 4 1/2 hours early on May 31, the last day of school.
GRADE 4 Science PSSA's will be given each morning on April 25th and 26th. Please make sure your child is well rested and at school prior to 8:30 on these days. Call the elementary office if you have any questions.
CALLING ALL EXCUSES: Please do not forget to send in excuses when your child is absent from school. Approved excuses (ex. Dr., Court, Dentist, etc.) are necessary when a child has missed 15 days of school or more. Parents may write their own excuse if a child has missed less than 15 days. Absences without an excuse will be coded as "Unexcused" and may be reported to CYS and the District Magistrate.
It is not too late to schedule your child for KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Please call 724.499.5183 x2310 between the hours of 9:00 and 2:30 to schedule a date and time to register your child for kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. Registration dates are April 26th and 27th.
GRADES 3-6 PSSA Dates: PSSA's will be given each morning on the following dates: APRIL 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19. Please make sure your child is well rested and at school prior to 8:30 on these days. Call the elementary office if you have any questions
West Greene School District will be dismissing early due to weather. Buses will be departing from school approximately at 12:30 pm. There will be no evening activities.
Varsity Baseball, Softball and Track are all canceled today. They will be rescheduled at a later date.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION! Please call 724.499.5183 x2310 between the hours of 9:00 and 2:30 to schedule a date and time to register your child for kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. Registration dates are April 26th and 27th.
PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship Preliminary Round victory for Conner Main over Mike Wilcox of Wyalusing. 2:47 Fall. Next Up Jacob McMasters from Greenville.
CALLING ALL PIONEER NATION! The Lady Pioneers will face Winchester Thurston tomorrow @ 3:00 PM in the WPIAL Class A Championship at the Peterson Event Ctr. in Pittsburgh. Come out and support these girls as the compete for the first WPIAL championship in school history. Pre-sale tickets are on sale in the HS office. $5-student, $10-adult. All tickets at the door are $10.
Landslide: Bus #2 Is being rerouted tomorrow morning due to landslide west of Oak Forest Rd. Please be at your stop a few minutes early. Students on bus #2 from Rodgersville to the Flannigan's will be picked up approximately 30 minutes later than normal.
MAKE-UP DAYS: School will be in session on March 9th and 29th as well as April 2nd and 3rd to make up missed days from earlier in the school year. March 29th is a 2 and a half hour early dismissal day.
ELEMENTARY PARENT TRAINING OPPORTUNITY I am looking for interested parents to attend a parent workshop at Lakeside Party Center on March 19th from 9:00-1:15 (lunch included). The workshop is intended for parents of elementary aged students. Topics include "Safe Cyber Apps" & "Websites for Kids". If you are interested, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724.499.5183. Space is limited.
Girls Basketball Playoff Game: The Lady Pioneers will face the Rochester Rams AT Canon-Mac this Friday, Feb. 23rd at 6:30. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from Stacy in the HS office. LET'S GO PIONEERS!
West Greene Fans! Upcoming Basketball game(s) tickets are available. Buy tickets online and present your phone at the gate. https://gofan.co/app/school/PA6623
STUDENT MAKE-UP DAY School will be in session on Monday, February 19th.
ELEMENTARY PARENT TRAINING OPPORTUNITY I am looking for interested parents to attend a parent workshop at Lakeside Party Center on March 19th from 9:00-1:15 (lunch included). The workshop is intended for parents of elementary aged students. Topics include "Safe Cyber Apps" & "Websites for Kids". If you are interested, please e-mail me at email@example.com or call 724.499.5183. Space is limited.
Parents and students please disregard the Observer-Reporter's posting of the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll. It is a reprint of the 1st Quarter. The 2nd Quarter has not been calculated and released.
2018 West Greene Spelling Bee Live Stream @ 12:45. Go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pioneers-live
REMINDER: Wednesday, Nov. 22nd is a 2 1/2 hour early dismissal. Elem. parent pick-up will begin at 12:20. Buses will leave campus at 12:50. Additionally, there will be NO SCHOOL on Nov. 23, 24 & 27.
We are currently experiencing problems with our phone lines. We are unable to receive or make calls at this time. If you attempt to contact the school and are unsuccessful, please email who you are trying to contact by typing their last name and first initial @wgsd.org
Congratulations Tiffany Hart for being named this week's Chevron's Leader in the Classroom. Tiffany was awarded a $1,000 check from Chevron and the Pittsburgh Steelers to be used for improving her kidergarten classroom and instruction. Tiffany was surprised by several members of her family, former Steeler Will Allen and LeeAnn Wainwright from Chevron.
PLAYOFF FOOTBALL-The Pioneers will be playing their first playoff game since '93 this Friday at Rochester. Pre-sale tickets are on sale in the MS/HS office-$5 Student & $7 Adults. All tickets at the gate are $7. Come out and root on your Pioneers as they look to advance deeper into the playoffs!
The Red Ribbon Game is scheduled for tomorrow. Students should dress appropriately for the weather. If the weather is too bad students will remain at the school.
WGEC will be holding parent-teacher conferences on Nov. 9th. Please call 724-499-5183 X2310 to schedule a conference or for additional information
Committee Meeting, October 12th 6:00 PM in the HS cafeteria.
2017 West Greene Spirit Week // Monday - PJ Day // Tuesday - Superhero Day // Wednesday - Favorite Sports Team Day: Local, College or Pro // Thursday - Blue and Gold Day.
West Greene Middle-Senior High School students will be visiting the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Friday, September 29, 2017. More information at http://www.travelingwall.us/
Middle-Senior High School Picture Day. Tuesday September 19, 2017.
Elementary Picture Day Tuesday, September 26th
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