We recognize that no two children learn exactly the same way at the same time. At WVES, we celebrate their diversity and individuality by providing a variety of special-interest clubs and learning opportunities.
We all need a helping hand sometimes. At each grade level, our teachers provide students with additional assistance and answer their specific questions about homework during Homework Club. Homework Clubs start before school at 7:35 a.m. Check with your teachers to find out what room to meet in.
The Student Council is an elected group of student officers plus two representatives from each grade level. Fifth-grade students may campaign for president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer, and students in the second through fifth grades may run for a representative position.
This student-led organization coordinates fundraisers, events, and activities, including Buck-A-Jean days, talent shows, Read Across America, food drives, and more.
21st CCLC After-School Program
As a recipient of the 21st CCLC After-School Program Grant, we have the opportunity to offer extended-day programming (at no charge) to targeted students. These classes include academic and enrichment opportunities (tutoring, student council, sports, music, and more). To enroll your child in one of these programs, please call our office for more information. This is a need-based program with priority given to high-needs students. We will place students on a waiting list once we fill all the spots.
Kids at Hope
At Western Valley Elementary, we have adopted the Kids at Hope belief system:
- We believe that all children are capable of success, no exceptions! Not some children, not most children, but ALL children. We focus on what children can do and what they are capable of.
- We connect with all children in a meaningful, sustainable way. Children succeed when they have meaningful and sustainable relationships with caring adults. We refer to these relationships as the Four ACES: Ace of Hearts—anchor parent; Ace of Clubs—other caring adult; Ace of Spades—high expectations; Ace of Diamonds—opportunities to succeed.You are the Ace of Hearts for your child. You are the only one who can give your child this important Ace. The staff at Western Valley strives to intentionally connect with students and hand out the other three Aces on a daily basis. Your child can also receive these Aces from others in your family, in your neighborhood, and in the community.
- We time travel. We are committed to teaching our students how to visualize and verbalize their future in the Four Destinations listed below. We assist and encourage students in creating multiple pathways to reach those dreams and goals.
- Home and Family
- Community and Service
- Hobbies and Recreation
- Education and Career
The MAC-Ro Math Initiative (short for “Math Achievement Club by Rodel”) improves mathematics learning for elementary and middle school students. Each month, students receive packets containing fun and challenging math problems that reinforce their classroom learning. Students should return their completed Mac-Ro books to their teacher on the 20th of each month.
The PBIS system (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) program helps us to explicitly teach students behavioral expectations for conduct at school. We offer positive reinforcement and recognition to students who meet our expectations. Visit the PBIS website for more information.