Mrs. Spalding's 4th grade class enjoyed an engaging cereal box reading and writing activity. STLP State Competition 2016 Reading Celebration Week 2016 Completing missions for KPREP! Reward Day at WMES Second grade students at West Marion Elementary School worked on a computation FAL on March 22. Read Across America Week Read Across America Week Read Across America Week Awards Night at West Marion Elementary West Marion staff and students wear red for heart disease awareness day in support of Madeline, Mrs. Keene's daughter who is on the transplant list for a new heart. West Marion students participate in the 2016 Kentucky Children's Chorus in Louisville, Kentucky.

Current News

West Marion Elementary 5th Grade Graduation graduation

West Marion 5th grade graduation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium.  Allie Evans will be videoing the ceremony.  The price for a DVD is $20. 

2016 Summer Dream Academy

Congratulations, Mr. Peterson!

West Marion Elementary would like to officially welcome Mr. Robby Peterson as our new principal! 

Accelerated Reader

School of Distinction

West Marion Elementary School has been named a School of Distinction in Kentucky based on 2014-2015 assessment data.  In order to achieve the distinguished rating, schools must score in the 90-99th percentile in the state.  Additionally, as a School of Distinction, West Marion Elementary had to meet three criteria: score in the 95-99th percentile, meet current year AMO (annual measurable objective), and meet participation rate expectations.  This means that West Marion Elementary scored in the top 5% of all Kentucky elementary schools!  You can find all assessment data at the Kentucky School Report Card Unbridled Learning website. 

School of Distinction Celebration



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!  

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.


Memorial Day
@All Schools
Monday, 5/30/2016
Staff Development
@All Schools
Monday, 8/1/2016
Opening Day for Faculty and Staff
@All Schools
Tuesday, 8/2/2016
First Day of School for Students
@All Schools
Wednesday, 8/3/2016
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