To Ignite a Passion for Lifelong Learning:We will ignite within our students a passion for life-long learning, partnering with all of our stakeholders: students, staff, parents, and community in order to fully reach the academic and career potential of each student.
We will actively engage our students in Twenty-first Century Learning skills by using a variety of learning modalities and extensively utilizing technology; while emphasizing diversity and global awareness.
We will nurture our students’ bodies physically, through concrete help with food and clothing when needed, and by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. We will nurture them emotionally through character education, guidance, and support of family where needed.
We will hold ALL stakeholders to high standards.
We will encourage responsible citizenship by developing awareness of and demonstrating good earthly stewardship practices.We will provide a safe, orderly, bully-free environment in order to maximize learning for all students.
Hear us ROAR!
- Partnering with stakeholders
- Actively engaged
- Nurturing minds and bodies
- Technology of the 21st century
- High expectations
- Earthly stewards
- Responsible citizens
- Safe environment
Information about McDowell Health-e-Schools
Jay Siltzer from WLOS visited West Marion Elementary to preview the new telehealth technology now being offered to students! Nurse Heather Ray did a wonderful job explaining how the new system works.
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Ray accepted the principal challenge given by Ashley Greene to read from bell to bell. The Principal Challenge is part of Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program’s National Young Readers Week celebration November 10-14 that is an annual event co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Mr. Carson and Mrs. Ray gladly read on the rooftop in hopes of firing our students up about reading! Pizza Hut very graciously donated a slice of pizza to every person at WMES. Thank you to everyone involved!
One lucky elementary school principal will win 101 copies for their library of the ninth book in the Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul which releases on November 4th. Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid books, will personally autograph one of the books for the principal who read their heart out.
A special thanks to Dorothy Carson, Alena Carson and Jeff Boone for braving the roof to read to our students!
Students and teachers enjoyed dressing like their favorite teacher during Red Ribbon Week.