Westville School District will be conducting a 2-minute barricade drill at each school today. These drills are part of the district's ongoing commitment to safety and security. This is a short reminder to students on how to secure a room if needed during a potentially violent critical incident. Teachers will then debrief with age appropriate talking points to remind students of procedures from our emergency operations plan. Law enforcement will be monitoring these drills. Thank you for your support for safe schools at Westville School District.
Westville School District will be closed Friday February 14 due to poor road conditions and low temperature.
Parents of WHS students who go to College Express: DACC has canceled classes for the afternoon College Express. Those College Express students will be released to go home after lunch. Please call WHS 267-2183 for questions or concerns. This is for College Express kids only.
Dear Westville Parents at all three schools, the district gives a survey each year to get family input. Would you please consider helping complete this survey? We need 20% participation from all three schools to meet our requirement with the state and we are very close. You can take the survey now by following this link : https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
Westville Schools will be closed Thursday February 6th due to poor road conditions.
Due to poor road conditions from rain and flooding, Westville School District bus service will not be able to transport students from Grape Creek Road to Morey Chapel Road on Tuesday January 14th. This affects some students on Bus 5 for WHS and WJHS. This affects some students on Bus 6 for Giacoma, and some students on Bus 15 for Middlefork. Arrangements will be made tomorrow (January 14th) for the best way to proceed for the 20 student families directly affected by this interruption in service moving forward. Thank you for your understanding as the roads are being repaired.
Due to poor road conditions from rain and flooding, Westville School District bus service will not be able to transport students from Grape Creek Road to Morey Chapel Road on Monday January 13th. This affects some students on Bus 5 for WHS and WJHS. This affects some students on Bus 6 for Giacoma, and some students on Bus 15 for Middlefork. Questions about bus service for tomorrow can be directed to Bus Director Sue Garmon at (217) 260-3077. If service is disrupted after Monday January 13th, another district message will be issued. Thank you for your understanding as the roads are being repaired.
A fire alarm was pulled accidentally at Giacoma this afternoon and the building was briefly evacuated as a precaution - fire department officials have confirmed the building was safe for students to return. Thank you to Westville PD and fire service for such a quick and timely response.
For over 15 years with the district Mrs. Brown always dropped off the most wonderful Christmas cookies and treats for all WHS staff and the central office team. Mrs. Brown retired last year after a great career and yet she continues to bless us a Westville. What an amazing teacher and outstanding person to work with- thank you Mrs. Brown!
Westville School District is a partner in the Vermilion County STEP-UP coalition - that has worked hard to support three main initiatives in the county: Family/Parenting, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. STEP-UP received recognition from the Governor's Hometown Award commission on November 14, 2019 for this work. Events like the Tim Ryan speaking event on the opiod crisis and the Kevin Hines event on suicide awareness are just two ways the district has helped support the STEP-UP mission to transform lives in Vermilion County. Over 200 county leaders and volunteers are part of this coalition. Search STEP-UP Vermilion County to see how you can partner with a great group of community leaders. #itsagreatdaytobefromtheVC #livesofpurpose
Westville School District is closed Tuesday November 12 due to poor road conditions.
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.