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Westview Elementary

Welcome to Westview Elementary

Home of the Bulldogs! We teach, model, expect and reward strong minds, strong bodies and strong character.

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Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, approved applications are more than just for meals but also provide your school with critical funding. 

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Westview Elementary offers families a strong sense of community in a meaningful learning environment. Students are taught our school philosophy to exhibit self-control, teamwork, respect, ownership, noble actions and gratitude. 


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The District 196 School Board on Jan. 8 approved a resolution to accept the resignation of Board Director Bianca Virnig and declare a board vacancy, and a separate action to approve the process the board will use to fill the vacancy. Virnig won a special election Dec. 5 to fill the open seat in House District 52B. She will resign from the School Board Jan. 11.

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District 196 is accepting applications from families interested in having their students attend a magnet school in the 2024-25 school year. The deadlines to submit applications are Jan. 5 for the five elementary magnet schools, Dec. 15 for Valley Middle School of STEM and Dec. 22 for the School of Environmental Studies optional high school for juniors and seniors.


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