About

Our Mission

The mission of the staff, students, and parents at Westview is to illuminate student success. Together, we will foster success by respecting differences, nurturing character, and promoting the mastery of academic skills for life-long learning.

About our School

Westview's school theme is "Communicating in the 21st Century." All students are given daily opportunities to use technology as a tool for regular communication with each other. Students begin their day by viewing live student news broadcasts on their classroom's SMART Board and Front Row sound system. Our in-house TV station, WVOW TV, gives students the opportunity to showcase projects and activities from their classroom and share them with the entire school. Our 4th and 5th grade students provide the technical assistance in producing, directing, and editing the programs under the guidance of our enrichment teacher and other staff members. As the day progresses, students continue to use technology to communicate and retrieve information. Every student in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade uses a Google Chromebook daily while researching, creating shared documents, presenting their work, and taking assessments. It is through regular practice that our students become skilled communicators, able to use modern tools to advance their learning.

Enrichment Program

Westview students in 2nd through 5th grade experience enriching instruction in a variety of ways. Our Enrichment teacher, in collaboration with other staff members, works with more students than ever before to provide rigorous, engaging instruction. All of our 5th grade students participate in co-taught Enrichment through project-based activities in science and social studies three times per week with classroom teachers and the Enrichment teacher.

In 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, one-third of the students in each grade level receive Enrichment from the Enrichment teacher 4 times per week during our PAWS block time (Promoting Achievement for Westview Students).

In addition, students in these grades who qualified for gifted programming receive small-group pull-out instruction once per week. Units for these grades cover the History of Math and delve into Algebra, Geography, Reading, and Writing. The Enrichment teacher uses the School-wide Enrichment Model and Team Challenges which focus on problem- solving. Students do a variety of projects that include research, Socratic Seminars, Close Writing, and using technology and creativity to express what they learn through multimedia.

We look forward to extending Enrichment opportunities to all of our students in 2nd through 5th grades in the years to come through co-taught units that extend core learning in several subjects.

School Climate

Our staff models and reinforces high expectations by creating classroom environments focused on mutual respect and learning. Faculty and staff demonstrate professionalism while working together to support students through our school-wide framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Students are recognized daily, weekly, and monthly for their positive behavior.

We also recognize the importance of character education in developing students who are good citizens. Each month, the social curriculum focuses on a character trait that students learn about through presentations, lessons, and classroom dialogue. Themes are introduced in every classroom and include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. With an emphasis on respect for one's self, other people, and property, our entire school community understands that all of us have the right to be treated with respect and the responsibility to treat others with respect.


PAWS Interventions

In addition to the reading curriculum implemented in the classrooms, all students receive targeted reading instruction four times a week for thirty minutes per session during PAWS (Promoting Achievement for Westview Students). Students who are below grade level work with a literacy interventionist in a small group to receive instruction on skill deficits specific to each student. Their progress is assessed every two weeks. New this year, students who are struggling in math receive targeted math interventions from a math interventionist during PAWS.

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