385 West Main Street
Lexington, Ohio 44904 (419)884-2765
2014-2015 Orientation Dates
The following are the dates of the orientations for Western by grade level for the 2014-15 school year:
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Preschool
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - First Grade
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Second Grade
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Third Grade
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Morning (AM) Kindergarten
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM - Afternoon (PM) Kindergarten
May 1, 2014
Starting Tuesday morning, May 6, your child will be taking the Ohio Achievement Assessment Test (OAA). This is a test required of all third grade students in the state of Ohio. Each year the third grade students are required to be tested in the area of reading and mathematics. The reading OAA will be given Tuesday, May 6, and the mathematics OAA will be given Thursday, May 8. The students from Western Elementary School have always performed well on the reading and mathematics OAA, and I know we will see the same results from this third grade class as well.
The third grade teachers and I are asking for your support on these testing days. We would appreciate your assistance with preparing your child for the test in the following ways. First, be sure that your child receives a good night sleep the night before the test. This allows your child to be focused during the test. Next, be sure that your child eats a well-balanced breakfast. Please, note that breakfast will still be available at school the morning of the test. However, a nutritious breakfast allows your child to think more clearly and will allow for sustainability throughout the day. Lastly, provide your student with two- #2 pencils and encourage your child to perform their best on the test. Therefore, as a district we simply ask them to show their Minutemen pride by doing their best work.
A good education comes from the school and the parents working together, so I want to thank you for all of your support. If you have any questions concerning the OAA, please, feel free to contact me at 419-884-2765 ext. 5400.
Genelle R. Eggerton
Western Elementary Newsletter
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A note from Mrs. Eggerton
Friday, September 27th, 2013
Dear Parent(s) and or Guardian(s),
After some thought and discussion, we have decided to adopt the same “Interim” Policy as Eastern, Junior High, and High School. Therefore, only students who have a “D”, “F”, or “N” in a subject will be receiving a paper interim. Interims are scheduled to go home on Wednesday, October 2nd.
All parents are given access to ProgressBook/GradeBook, which gives you instant and continous access to your son or daughter’s grades. Our encouragement and simple expectation is that you will continue to monitor your child’s grades and progress through this outlet.
If at any time, you would like a printed version of your child’s grades and are unable to access the internet, please contact the office or your child’s teacher and we will surely provide you with a copy.
Our goal is not to inconvenience anyone, we are simply attempting to conserve our paper use and encourage everyone to utilize the system that is in place.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to contact me further with any additional questions or concerns.
Mrs. Genelle Eggerton