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West Elementary Programs & Activities

Instructional Programs


Math TrailblazersA conceptually-based math program with emphasis on problem-solving; understanding mathematical ideas; structuring cooperative learning opportunities; using language to communicate mathematical ideas; making meaning; and connecting mathematics to other subjects and the real world


Step Up to WritingA systematic approach for improving students’ writing skills what focuses on expository, narrative and personal narrative writing


Rigby Literacy by DesignA comprehensive approach to reading and writing instruction that includes modeled, shared and interactive reading and writing; guided and independent reading and writing; integration of standards-based science and social studies skills with literacy skills; systematic reading instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension; and systematic writing instruction in writing forms and organizational patterns, writing process and writing traits


6 + 1 Trait WritingA powerful way to learn and use a common language to refer to characteristics of writing, as well as to create a common vision of what “good” writing looks like, including ideas and content; organization; voice; word choice; sentence fluency; conventions; and presentation


Student Support Programs


Title I ReadingResearch-based strategy and skill instruction for struggling readers, in addition to classroom reading instruction.  Click here for more information about Title I.


Reading AssistantsCertified teachers that teach reading groups, providing both enrichment opportunities and remediation as necessary


Resource Room- Click here for more information about the Resource Room.


Bigs in SchoolsMentoring program sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters in which high school role models are matched with West students to work on social skills and building healthy relationships


Olweus Bullying Prevention ProgramAll students and staff members at West Elementary participate in this bullying prevention program.  All staff members are expected to support our efforts to prevent bullying in our school, and address bullying incidences when they occur.  West Elementary asks each student to strive each day to be a “H.E.R.O.” (Helping Everyone Respect Others).


Student Activities


Literature ClubMeets every other month during lunch to discuss books and share a love for reading


Student Nutrition Advisory CouncilProvides input on our Food Service program and learns more about nutritious eating habits


Fifth Grade Only Activities


STEMExplores technology, math and science using the Lego’s Mindstorms Robotics program


BandMusical instrument performance group that meets during the school day


Early Riser’s ChoirVocal performance group that meets before school from 7:45-8:05 a.m.



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510 E. Highway 24
Wamego, KS 66547

Phone: 785-456-7643
Fax: 785-456-8125

Schools: Central Elementary, West Elementary, Wamego Middle School, Wamego High School

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