Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

 West Elementary Redbirds

Our Mission

           Students at West Elementary School will master the core curriculum and develop skills in the areas of communication, organization, and social interactions. Learning will be measured through the use of standardized and curriculum based tests, informal assessments, and data analysis. The learning community will provide resources and programs to maximize student achievement.


West Elementary Pledge

I will be responsible, respectful and safe.

I will soar to new heights and be the best that I can be.

I am a loyal Redbird at West Elementary.





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Scholastic Book Fair is coming to West

Tuesday, October 25 – Friday, October 28, 2016

Important Dates

Shopping Times:

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 2pm

Family Night:

Thursday, October 27th

6:00 - 7:30pm


Dress up theme

Monday: Silly Socks

Tuesday: Crazy Hair

Wednesday:  Wacky Hats

Thursday: Backwards Day

Friday: Favorite Team



Send in your coins!

One of our goals is to ensure as many children as possible receive books and have access to books.  The All for Books program allows this to happen, and it’s easy for your child to participate!  

Each day send in your pocket change with your child.  

Scholastic Book Fairs will match monetary donations raised to purchase books for underprivileged children, up to one million books to two non-profit organizations dedicated to helping children, families and teachers acquire books and educational resources – Kids in Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.



October 24 - 28 is also Red Ribbon Week 

Monday - "Orange you glad you are drug free!" - Wear Orange

Tuesday - "I'm a Jean-ius, I'm drug free!" - Wear jeans.

Wednesday - "Sock it to Drugs" - Wear crazy socks.

Thursday - You are too "bright" for drugs. Wear neon colors.

Friday - "Team up against drugs!" Wear your favorite sports team shirt.



Help is needed for Mini-Art

Mini- Art is a special art class let by volunteers
Once a month volunteers teach each grade a special art lesson.This is an opportunity for students to receive some art education at school. Sally McClaine will be Mini-Art coordinator for both Gilson Brown and West but she needs lots of help.  She needs people who will teach the lesson for each grade and also other volunteers to help in other ways (passing out supplies, helping students, set up and clean up, etc).  The schedule is being formed now. There will be morning and afternoon times. You don't have to be an artist.  The lessons and supplies will be ready for you. Sally will also train anyone.  

Can you help? Contact Sally at



Click here to learn more about the common core standards in Illinois.











Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

West Elementary: 1513 State St., Alton, Illinois, 62002 | Phone: 618-463-2134 Fax: 618-463-2144