Reminder there is an early dismissal at 11:20AM for WJHS tomorrow.
Early Dismissal Announced for WJHS on Friday September 27 - in lieu of the Lady Wildcats' state tournament game Friday September 27, WJHS will have an early dismissal at 11:20AM. Students interested in riding a fan bus should turn in a permission slip and $3 to the WJHS office by Wednesday September 25. School will continue as normal at Giacoma and WHS that day. Go Wildcats!!
This is a message from Westville School District... Shortly before noon today, Westville High School was made aware of an alleged threat to school safety. School administrators immediately notified local law enforcement, who responded rapidly and investigated. Local police report that, after investigating, they are confident that neither students nor the school were in danger at any point, and that they are confident they have addressed and contained the situation. The school district would like to thank the Westville Police Department for their swift response in both the investigation and action to confirm and protect student safety. Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked for additional police visibility around the school for the next couple of days.
Reminder - WJHS softball practice starts today at 3PM at Westville High School - practice will be move to the WHS old gym if rain is an issue.
Parents, Judith Giacoma Elementary is conducting a shelter in place drill today with students in the morning. This will be a short drill and will include law enforcement. Teachers will go over age appropriate procedures on how to respond. Special considerations have been made for younger students to minimize anxiety. This is part of our continued effort to maintain safe and secure schools. Thank you
Earlier today just before noon, the school was made aware of an inappropriate and threatening remark made to a district administrator. The individual who made the remark left without incident. The school district notified law enforcement out of an abundance of caution, who responded immediately and ensured the building was safe and secure. There was no disruption to the educational day, but there has been a visible presence of police forces since the incident. To further assure the school remained safe, officials initiated shelter in place procedures as they have been trained to do. Law enforcement officials have assured administration the schools are and remain safe, and while their investigation continues, that they have apprehended the suspect, who is innocent of any crime unless and until proven otherwise. Please do not be alarmed over the next couple of days as we do expect there will be a more visible presence of law enforcement. Westville School District is extremely appreciative of the instant and overwhelming response by law enforcement to ensure student safety at all times.
Reminder WHS scholarship applications are due Monday - apply online at the WHS website. Or follow this link - http://www.gowestville.org/article/101056?org=whs
Bus #1 will be running about a half hour late this morning. Parents may arrange to take students to school another way or wait and catch the bus running on this delay. This applies only to bus #1 riders. Bus #1 riders will be excused for the delay but should attend school. Thank you for your patience with this disruption.
Westville School District will be closed Thursday January 31 due to inclement weather.
Westville School District will be closed Wednesday January 30th due to inclement weather.
Westville School District will be closed Tuesday January 29 due to poor road conditions and inclement weather.
WHS hosted speaker Tim Ryan to hear about the opioid epidemic and behaviors and beliefs that lead to addiction . GRF HS and JH along with Salt Fork HS and WJHS attended - #seesomethingsaysomethjng #askforhelp #makeadifference
Congrats to Ms. Hull - one of the featured educators by the News Gazette https://newsstand.joomag.com/en/illiana-lifestyle-fall-2018/0896768001536935362 #makingadifference
Due to a traffic accident on Route 1 Westville Bus 12 will not be able to operate this afternoon - no Westville students were in the accident, but traffic is blocked. The district will be contacting Bus 12 riders to make arrangements.
Just a friendly reminder Giacoma Open House is tomorrow night from 5-7PM, 7th Grade and Freshmen Orientation run 6-8PM at WJHS and WHS- we are excited to see you! #gowestville #2018-19kickoff
If you have questions or want to learn more about the County School Facility Sales Tax there is a meeting tonight open to any county resident at WHS at 6pm - refreshments provided :)
Westville School District will be closed Monday January 8.