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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.
FCPS Superintendent Visits WSES!
November 23, 2021
Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, visited WSES Nov. 22, 2021 to see some amazing learning and help give thanks to our amazing staff!
WSES Commemorates Veteran's Day 2020 with Flag Raising Ceremony
November 11, 2020
WSES recognized veterans with a flag raising ceremony.
WSES Named a 2020 Purple Star School
October 21, 2020
West Springfield Elementary School is proud to have been recognized as a 2020 Purple Star school, which is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.