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Turn the Pages---New WMES Library Blog

Check out Mrs. Montgomery's new library blog for book reviews, book news, official book trailers, and library information!   Do you like FREE books and prizes?  She will have book and prize giveaways to West Marion students at various times throughout the school year but you have to keep up with the blog in order to win!  

Transitioning to Kindergarten

Parents, families and caregivers can help their children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, every-day tasks and activities. 

The KYGOEC's Monthly Message series provides information and ideas on how to help children develop in their earliest years.

Click here to read their July message.

The West Marion Elementary Summer Challenge

At the end of the school year, all K-4th graders were given a packet of information about preventing the summer slide along with a special summer challenge.  If you haven't started on the challenge or have misplaced the papers, it's NOT too late!!!  Just have your child "catch up" in order to meet the goal of 270 minutes by the first day of school in each area of language arts and math on Compass Learning!  This averaged to 30 minutes per week of each area if students started at the beginning of summer break.  

Compass Learning  Just make sure to insert mcpsd-100 in the box beside school.  Students should know usernames and passwords but please email if it has been forgotten.  

Summer Slide Challenge Information

Governor's Office of Early Childhood: KIDS NOW Initiative

 Governor's Office of Early Childhood

       The future strength of the Commonwealth depends upon the healthy development of our youngest citizens. The KIDS (Kentucky Invests in Developing Success) NOW initiative builds upon existing resources, fosters public-Private partnerships, insures collaborative planning and implementation and mobilizes communities.

The main goals of the KIDS NOW Initiative are:
  • Support and strengthen families,
  • Assure that all children grow and develop to their full potential,
  • Provide high quality, accessible, affordable early care and education options, and
  • Promote public awareness of the importance of the first years for the well-being of all Kentucky’s citizens

       The KIDS NOW initiative was established in House Bill 706, passed unanimously by both legislative chambers in 2000 and funded with 25% of the Kentucky Tobacco Settlement Funds. In 2011, Governor Steven Beshear renewed our commitment to enhancing early childhood outcomes and school readiness by creating the Early Childhood Advisory Council and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.


Staff Development
@All Schools
Monday, 8/3/2015
Preschool/1st-5th Open House
Monday, 8/3/2015
Opening Day for Faculty and Staff
@All Schools
Tuesday, 8/4/2015
First Day for Students
@All Schools
Wednesday, 8/5/2015
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