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West Springfield's Summer Reading Challenge 2023
June 13, 2023
To participate in the WSES Summer Reading Challenge, students will need to complete at least five of the reading challenges. Students who complete at least five activities by AUGUST 25th will be invited to a summer reading celebration at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year!
WSES Student's Artwork Featured by DC Metro
April 26, 2023
Congratulations to our very own Mustang, Ally, who recently won an art competition with DC Metro in celebration of Earth Day.
AAP 2023 Spring Newsletter
March 29, 2023
FCPS is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners. Learn how screening for Subject Specific (Level II) and Part-Time (Level III) Services occurs.
Get ready for WSES Heritage Night 2023!
February 02, 2023
Help us celebrate the different cultures, traditions, and experiences that make our Mustangs who they are by contributing to our NEW Heritage Night!
Eager to Start: Newly Hired Teachers Share Excitement About Making a Difference for FCPS Students
November 08, 2022
Four teachers from all walks of life share why they chose FCPS as their new home and why they encourage others to start a career in this community.
Dr. Sheers Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 4 Outstanding Principal
June 08, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Sheers who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 4 Outstanding Principal and one of the five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Principal at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.
WSES Celebrates Completion of its New Mural
May 12, 2022
On May 11, 2022, West Springfield Elementary School held a ceremony to reveal the new mural that will welcome students into the school every morning. Designed by artist Raman Singh with support from the WSES student body, the theme for the mural is “We see you. We welcome you. You belong here.”
WSES Goes Wild at the National Zoo!
May 06, 2022
600 students, 145 chaperones, 81 staff and 19 buses! April 28, 2022 marked the return of the tradition of school-wide field trips that Dr. Kelly Sheers started at West Springfield Elementary School. This year, all WSES staff and students (any many parents and grandparents!) spent the day visiting the National Zoo.
Dr. Kelly Sheers is Region 4 Principal of the Year!
February 01, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Sheers who was awarded Outstanding Principal for Region 4 on Monday, January 31. Region 4 Superintendent Penny Gros along with Executive Principal Dave Jagels surprised Dr. Sheers with the presentation of her official selection to represent the Region in the district-wide Outstanding Employee Awards process.
WSES Chosen as FCPS' Nominee for the Virginia 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
December 10, 2021
We are delighted to share that West Springfield Elementary has been selected as FCPS’ nominee for the Virginia 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.
Project-Based Learning Produces Meaningful Learning Experiences at WSES
November 23, 2021
Across the school, teachers are using project-based learning to engage students, deepen learning, and build Portrait of a Graduate skills.