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Early Childhood
We started our new unit of study, Exercise! We have been learning about different ways to exercise. In the MIP classroom we have been playing a die rolling game to practice the exercises from the book, From Head to Toe, by Eric Carle. In the Blended classroom, the children have enjoyed running races in hallway and practicing yoga poses during group time. 


Kindergarten students participated in One School, One Book Flat Stanley adventures over spring break.  Flat Stanley traveled with them to exciting places, and students journaled the experiences they shared together along the way! 

First Grade
In ELA, students are “investigating the past”! They were so excited to have representatives from The Westmont Historical Society at school to share primary sources such as artifacts and photos from the early days of Westmont!

Second Grade
Second graders (2-K, 2-LMi, and 2-Mc) observed the entire life cycle of a plant using Wisconsin Fast PlantsⓇ seeds - the boys and girls were excellent pollinators and were amazed when seed pods developed.


Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) has been completed with great success.  We called the test “I Am Ready” so that our students felt motivated and supported to take this test which consists of three 60 minute math tests and two 90 minute ELA tests.  Our AP, Mrs. Steinmeyer, did a very good job or developing a schedule and organizing every detail with staff and the district.  

Our entire school wore blue on April 2 for Light it Up Blue Day to promote Autism Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.  


We had our Author’s Visit on April 11 welcoming Natasha Tarpley, author of The Harlem Charade book that everyone in our school is reading! Natasha Tarpley is the author of the best-selling picture book, I Love My Hair, as well as other acclaimed titles for children and adults. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship among other awards. She is the co-founder of Voonderbar! Media, a multicultural children’s book media company. Read more here.


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At the end of the year, fees for lost or damaged books and or technology will be added to student accounts. Please be sure to check Family Access and pay the fees before summer break. For 8th grade parents, please have fees paid in order for your child to walk in the Promotion Ceremony. 

Yearbook: The Westview Hills yearbook is currently $35. The price will go up to $40 on May 3rd. Be sure to order your copy before the price goes up and the yearbook sells out. 

The Spring Musical this year is the Little Mermaid,Jr. Our talented troop traveled to both Holmes and Maercker to perform a few songs for the younger students. We are very proud of their hard work and dedication to developing the  wonderful performance on April 12th.


Congratulations to our Fun Fair Raffle Winners! James Patacsil won the 8th Grade VIP Front Row Parking and Seating passes for Promotion and Erica Driscoll won the WHMS Office Basket, including a pizza party and other fun activities.

On March 23rd, Wilbert Chu (7th grade) participated in the MathCounts State competition, and ranked 24th, which is higher than his ranking last year. Hopefully next year in the State MathCounts competition he will get even better results as an 8th grader!

Wilbert will also participate in the MathCON national competition on April 27 in Chicago. 

Congratulations to our Westview Basketball All-stars who competed at Old Quarry and won both of their games! Way to represent us well! From Left: Aidan Murphy, Marley Arquines, Kaitlyn Parker, and Andrew Sheldon

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