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Wake County Public School System has launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically to your inbox. These eflyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button that has been placed on our school’s website. This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs. On top of that, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.
Action is required for you to receive school flyers! Please visit peachjar.com to register.  By registering, you will get electronic flyers delivered right to your inbox and you will stay informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events! This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities, and events.

Progress Report West Lake ES

Single Subject Acceleration

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student’s age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course.
What is the process for Single Subject Acceleration?  Parents can nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.
Nomination forms will be available from your child’s school or through the online site listed below during the specified Nomination Windows.
Only students who are enrolled and attending WCPSS schools during the Nomination and Testing Windows will be eligible to participate in the in SSA during the 2015-2016 school year. Schools will offer differentiation as needed for students entering WCPSS after the SSA deadlines.
Parents may nominate students for this accelerative practice ONLY within our school’s specified nomination window.  Our school’s nomination window is…
Track 1:  4/7-4/20
Track 2:  4/15-4/28
Track 3:  4/10-5/18
Track 4:  5/5-5/18
Testing will ONLY occur during our specified testing window during Spring of 2015.  Accelerative services will commence at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
For more information, including dates and locations of regional Parent Informational Sessions, please refer to www.wakeacceleration.weebly.com or contact your school’s SSA contact. Parents are encouraged to attend one of these regional meetings. Understanding that not all parents will be able to attend one of the evening meetings, the information will also be posted on the internet site above.


Middle School Math Placement for 2015-2016

Follow this link for more information about math placement for rising 6th graders.

New Student and Kindergarten
Tours for 2015-2016

The General Tours are designed to provide an overview of the school campus, bell schedule and general information about West Lake Elementary School for all new families for the 2015-2016 school year.

The Kindergarten Specific tours are reserved for incoming enrolled kindergarten students. These tours will be guided by our Kindergarten staff and will provide new kindergarten families with an overview of the kindergarten classroom, daily activities and schedule.

Please follow this link to sign up for a tour:  West Lake Elementary 2015-2016 Tours

2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration

If you have a rising kindergartner for the 2015-2016 year, please come to register at the school daily between 9:00 – 1:30.  All forms and information are available on our district web page at www.wcpss.net.


3rd Grade Read to Achieve Dates

The Read to Achieve Reading Camp dates are set for the 2014-2015 school year.  Click R2A camp calendar and add these to dates to your calendars.

 Reading Program

“Get Your Groove on with a Good Book!”West Lake Elementary – Reading Program

This year only 62% of our students participated in the reading program and earned an award.  In addition, only 38% earned Gold.  It’s time to step it up West Lake and begin to “Get Your Groove on with a Good Book!”   We have set new criteria that can be reached by all students.

Mr. Simons is challenging us to have 90% of students earn an award.   He has also set the goal that anyone earning the gold award can join him in the gym for a dance party.

 Click here to read the new criteria and access reading logs.