January Theme: "Chill Out With a Famous Author"

From the Principal’s Desk

Thank you for a successful start to our second nine weeks! Learning is alive and in full effect at West Kemper Elementary. The students have settled in and teachers are providing engaging lessons on a daily basis. Your child’s academic growth and success is of the utmost importance to the staff at WKE. Our school goal for the 2014-2015 school year is 414. We have invited all parents to pick up MCT2 Reports and Star Assessment results. Please contact your child’s teacher or WKE Parent Liaison, Rose McGraw if you have not had the opportunity to pick up your child’s test information. Let’s make the next six weeks the best weeks of the school year!

   January Calendar of Events

Friday-January 23rd--Reading Fair
Friday-January 30th-District Reading Fair @ WKE
Fridaay-February 6th-Red Carpet Masquered Ball in WKE Gymnasium-Tickets are $5.00 per student; 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday-February 27th-Renaissance Read the Most
Monday-March 2nd-Dr. Seuss Birthday


 West Kemper Elementary
Reading Fair 2014-2015 Winners

Individual Fiction Categories





Division A

1st—Amirani Stewart

2nd—Laurie Graham

Grade 1

Division B

1st—Quintavion Cooper

2nd—Paris Jackson

2nd—Deandre McIntosh

3rd—Treasure Brown

3rd—Paul Williams

Grade 2

Division C

1st—Devin Rush

2nd—Damiyon Oliver


Grade 3

Division D

1st—Emley Randolph

2nd—Alexia Roberts

3rd—Jada Hickman

Grade 4-5

Division E

1st—Nadia Holliday

2nd—Darrian Turner

3rd—Jacorey Roberts

3rd—Aiden Bourrage

Honorable Mention—Standel Bobo

Honorable Mention—Tyler Hickman

Grades 6-8

Division F

1st—Tremya Rush

2nd –Jakobe Bennamon

3rd—Makenlee Wright

Individual Non-Fiction Categories




Grades 3-5

Division H

1st—Johnathan Cole

2nd—Anderiah Rush

3rd—Benquez Winston

Grade 6-8

Division I

1st—Ishmael Naylor

2nd—Lillian James


Group/Family Project Categories




Grades PreK-2

Division K

1st—Ruffin/Rush Class

1st—Library/Kindergarten Group

2nd –J. McGraw Group

2nd—W. Pilgrim Group

3rd—Stewart/Prince Group

3rd—S. McGraw/Rankin Group


Grades 3-5

Division L

1st—M. Tyler Homeroom

2nd—A. Rogers Group

3rd—A. Rogers Group

Grades 6-8

Division M

1st—Deweese Room Group

2nd—Jaliyah Bennamon and Laquisha Hudson

3rd—Jamilia Brown and Kemya Cole

Congratulations to Mrs. Patty Evans and Mrs. Stacey Deweese for being named January Teachers of the Month!

Januray Students of the Month

Pre-Kindergarten--Quintaisha Eades

Kindergarten--Ja'Kiyus Currie

1st Grade--Quintavion Cooper

2nd Grade--Tyamber Steele

3rd Grade--Kennedi Rush

4th Grade--Angelique Dailey

5th Grade--Dredaisha Phillps

6th Grade--Lillia James 


PARCC Testing Dates




March 31, 2015



April 1, 2015



April 2, 2015

PBA Makeup


May 11, 2015



May 12, 2015

Science Makeup


May 13, 2015

EOY Test (ELA)


May 14, 2015



May 15, 2015

EOY Makeup



 Note From our PTO

Help us continue to build our home and school connection. This relationship will certainly benefit our students. Attendance is very important. School begins daily at 7:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. We need students here daily. We are making every minute count at WKE. Our instructional schedule is designed for bell-to bell teaching and students are needed. We need you to adhere to our instructional schedule as close as possible. We have our intervention time from 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. This will help boost students' math and reading scores. Thanks to all who attended the last PTO meeting. We have fundraising activities planned throughout the year. Our next meeting is Monday, November 3rd.  

 Vision Statement:

Our vision is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children will recognize and achieve their fullest potential, so that they can make their best contribution to society.

Mission Statement:

To provide a quality education for the youth that attends our school. We believe that a good education is necessary for good citizenship in a democracy.

The effectiveness of our district's mission rests with competent and dedicated teachers and administrators who believe and promote a healthy and safe environment for the purpose of academic achievement.







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