2 boys reading
2 Students building with straws and tape
girl painting
two kids reading by the wall
teacher and student
Mission Statement: West  is committed to providing an education of excellence that meets each student’s interests, abilities, and needs within a common curricular framework. We believe all students can learn to communicate effectively, to think critically and creatively, and to solve problems cooperatively. Students will apply academic and social skills to become responsible lifelong learners and to appreciate uniqueness in self and others.

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West Office Hours

The West office is open from 8:10am-4:15pm, Monday-Friday, during the school calendar year. Anything outside of those hours are by appointment only.

West Drop Off/Pick-up Expectations and Locations

Please be courteous and patient of these very important safety rules and reminders when dropping off and picking up your child at West.
Our #1 goal is to keep children safe. We do that by using the crosswalk and designated parking areas. Please do not park along the curb or get out of your vehicle when it is drop off/pick up time. If you need to park, you must use the parking lot which is located east of the building.

Do not park along the yellow curb during the morning or afternoon drop off/pick up (approx. 8:00 am-8:45am and 3:15pm-4:00 pm) this is a safety hazard for our students. Please drop off/pick up and continue exiting through the front loop.

  • Drop off times are 8:00am to 8:36am and pick up time is 3:36pm
  • Pick up/Drop off locations are:
    • 1) The front of the school building located on 24th Street
    • 2) The West entrance, which is located in the Christ Memorial parking lot by the large playground.
  • No one (besides staff and students) can enter the playgrounds until school is dismissed. This includes the bus area and both playgrounds. This is a district policy and a safety issue.
  • Please DO NOT pick-up/drop off in the bus driveway located on the South side of the building. It is very dangerous for students and bus drivers

 The word Power in a firecracker star                              

             PrideOwn your actionsWise choicesEngagedRespect

November 7 Newsletter

This month we are focusing on positive behavior in the Hallway and our Staff will be handing out orange tickets. Please talk with your student about the POWER expectations.

  • Pride
  • Own your actions
  • Wise Choices
  • Engaged
  • Respect


Kinder Dutch Dance for 3rd - 5th grades and Middel Dutch Dance for 6th - 8th grades currently is open for registration! Practices for the Holland Public groups happen at Holland Heights Elementary School. Join your classmates in this fun activity! More information and online registration can be found at the tuliptime website.

Around School

Students in Mrs. Kooyer’s class had some fun with pumpkins. Students counted out pumpkin seeds and put them in groups of tens. They measured and weighed pumpkins. Students learned about circumference and they listen to a read aloud titled, How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin. Parents came in to help out. A good time was had by all.

students carving pumpkins students cleaning out pumpkins student and parent with pumpkin

J.ourney O.ver the Y.ear

J.ourney O.ver the Y.ear is the Reading theme this year for West.

This week’s featured student and one of their favorite books is:  Jazmin Fuentes-Rivas with the book “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” by Charles G. Shaw.  Jazmin likes this book, because it’s her favorite color blue and the end of the story tells you what the shape is – a cloud. She says she has seen a dinosaur shape in a cloud. Jazmin is a great reader and I enjoyed listening to her read this book.