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Upcoming Events.November 16

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Thankful Soup

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The kindergarten students at West Point Elementary School recently celebrated Thanksgiving by making and feasting on Thankful Soup. The students made the soup by cutting the vegetables and adding and stirring the ingredients in the pot. As they added each ingredient they said something for which they were thankful. Additionally they decorated the tablecloth and placements for the for the feast.

Dazzling Diamonds and Troup High School Steppers

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Members of the Dazzling Diamonds, a mentoring group for fourth and fifth grade girls at West Point Elementary School, recently had a surprise visit from the Troup High School Step Team. The Troup High Steppers performed several routines for the girls before teaching them some step moves and chants. They also spoke to the students about teamwork and the importance of good citizenship when being part of an organization such as the Troup High Steppers. 

Apple Picking Day!

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The Rotary Club of LaGrange, along with the United Way Success by 6, recently presented the Pre-K students at West Point Elementary School with a special treat. After reading the book, Apple Picking Day by Candice Ransom, students were presented with their own copy of the book, a special bag to put it in and an apple. Literacy is a focus of the Rotary Club of LaGrange.

We Love Our Families!

November is Parent Engagement Month and we love our families! Share your pride by displaying this graphic on your social media page. Thanks for all you do to make WPE a great school.

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SURVEY for Superintendent Search Stakeholder Input is Now Available

If you are unable to attend a Superintendent Search Stakeholder meeting this week, please take a moment to complete this short and anonymous online survey powered through SurveyMonkey. 

Stakeholder Input - SURVEY

Upcoming Events.November 12

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11/13/18: Troup County School System Thanks Veterans

Thanks to all of our men and women who have served in the armed forces. 

November Students of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their November 2018 Students of the Month. Students of the Month are selected based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students! Please click here to see the complete photo album. 
 

Super Women Read

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Students at West Point Elementary School recently got a special treat when more than twenty community and school system volunteers came out for the first Super Women Read event. Super Women Read is an initiative to help instill a love a reading in students. Each volunteer was assigned to a classroom where they read a story and shared their own personal reading history with the children. The women also told the students how reading impacts them now and how they utilize reading in their careers. A special thank you goes out to all the Troup County women who supported this event!

Pictured is (front row, left to right) Barbara Quinton, Penny Johnson, Sequita Freeman, Heather Wallace, Jo Beth Lanier, Ranisha Patrick, Faith Jones, Micki Wallace; (back row, left to right) Lindsey Fenn, Michelle Meadows, Penny Lee, Nicole Kennedy, Christa Perry, Debbie Burdette, Sandra Thornton, Joy Johnston, Lennice Parker, Tasha Hubbard, Rhonda Terry, and Kara McIntosh. Not pictured is Yolanda Stephen.

Upcoming Events.November 2

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October in the Media Center

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Chris Rumble, Guest Author

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Students West Point Elementary School recently enjoyed guest author, illustrator and musician Chris Rumble. Rumble, the author and illustrator of numerous children's books, entertained the students with songs, stories and original artwork. He also shared his personal story on how he became an author and illustrator.

Hero Letters

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Have you thanked a hero today? In honor of Veterans Day, students at West Point Elementary School are thanking heroes, including deployed troops, veterans, new military recruits and first responders, Each student is writing a note and a drawing a picture for these brave men and women. The older students are helping the younger grades with their letters. 

Upcoming Events.October 26

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Fifth Grade Family Lunch

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Fifth graders at West Point Elementary School recently enjoyed a special lunch with their families in the cafeteria. Following lunch the students and their parents heard about grade level expectations and curriculum from the fifth grade teachers. The program concluded with several students performing a skit explaining RACES, the school-wide writing process that students are using this year.

 

To see the complete album, click here.

Bully Prevention Month

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month and students at West Point Elementary are choosing kindness and taking a stand against bullying. In addition to wearing orange on Unity Day, students are making a paper chain with their ideas on how to stop bullying. The chain serves as a visual reminder that together we are strong.

Upcoming Events.October 19

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Teacher of the Year

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Congratulations to Jill Keener, our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!

Dan Gutman

 

 

Dan Gutman, author of My Weird School series and more, sent a special video to the students at West Point Elementary School reminding them to read! Thank you Mr. Gutman!

First Quarter Celebrations

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Upcoming Events.October 12

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Rubik's Cube Fun!

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Students at West Point Elementary School are honing their 21st Century Skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, perseverance and logical thinking, by working with Rubik's Cubes. The Cubes, which support the STEAM initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), are part of the You Can Do The Cube lending program. The program allows schools to borrow class sets of the cubes free of charge for up to six weeks. Lesson plans and ideas are included.

Upcoming Events.October 5

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Character Council

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West Point Elementary School recently named the new members of the 2018-2019 Character Council. Character Council members are leaders at the school and are chosen based on teacher recommendation, attendance, responsible behavior and good attitude. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

To see the complete photo album, please click here.

October Students of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their October 2018 Students of the Month. Students of the Month are selected based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!

Please click here to see the complete album.

September Media Center Statistics

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Upcoming Events - September 28

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Bus Students of the Month

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Family Reading Night at LaGrange Mall

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Come join us for this fun family event and support our Media Center at the same time!

Upcoming Events.September 21

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Title I

Our school is a Title I school!  Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools.  An important part of our success is parent participation and support to improve student achievement.  Check with your child’s teacher or our Family Liaison,Vickie Montgomery, if you are looking for ways to get more involved this year!

Touchdown for Reading!

Family Tradition

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When Micheal Lewis joined the West Point Elementary School Broadcast Team, it became a family tradition. His mother Maranda Lewis was on the team when she was a student at West Point Elementary School around twenty years ago. Mrs. Lewis was able to join Micheal recently as a special guest anchor. Mrs. Lewis was a natural, slipping into the role like she did it yesterday, but she did note, however, that the technology has definitely improved since her broadcast days!

PAC

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Vickie Montgomery, our Family Liaison, worked with our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) members today to create a play dough representation of their purpose as PAC members. Vickie, Jeb Dunn, LaChelle Jones, and Jennifer Ferrell created these circles to represent the importance of collaborating together with parents, administration, and children for students to be the MOST successful!

Upcoming Events.September 17

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Read for the Win!

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Touchdown Bulldogs! West Point Elementary School is getting in the game with a good book. The Read for the Win reading challenge recently kicked off at WPE with a pep rally complete with music, games, reading cheers, and the Troup High School cheerleaders. During the last  two weeks of September, students can participate in the Read for the Win challenge and score points for reading books on their Lexile level. One book earns a first down and a bookmark, two books earn a field goal and a football pencil, and three books earn a touchdown and a picture on the Wall of Winners. At the end of the two weeks, the class with the highest percentage of points will win their choice of an ice cream or pizza party. There will be one class winner in grades K-2 and one class winner in grades 3-5. 

First Grade Family Lunch

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First graders at West Point Elementary School recently enjoyed a special lunch with their families in the cafeteria. Following lunch the students went back to the classroom while their parents met with the teachers to discuss grade level expectations for the upcoming school year. Teachers reviewed several programs that will be utilized this year including Phonics with a Purpose, guided reading, iRead, sight words, writing, and Symphony Math.

 

To see more pictures from this event, please click here.

September Students of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their September 2018 Students of the Month. Students of the Month are selected based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!

Click here to see the complete album.
 

Book Fair

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Students at West Point Elementary School recently enjoyed the Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair, which is held once in the fall and again in the spring, allows students to purchase a wide variety of books, educational games, and school supplies. Proceeds from the sale go to the school and are used to purchase books and other equipment. 

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