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WSES Honors Veterans Day 2023
November 14, 2023
WSES celebrated Veterans Day on Monday, November 13 with a breakfast, flag-raising ceremony, and classroom Q&A with our veterans. Check out our photos from the event!
WSES Named a 2023 Purple Star School
October 30, 2023
West Springfield Elementary School is proud to have been recognized as a 2023 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. This represents WSES' second time being recognized with this distinction.
WSES Celebrates Heritage Night!
October 27, 2023
Heritage Night is a celebration where students and the community come together to celebrate and learn about the variety of cultures and traditions represented at WSES.
Ms. Acosta and Ms. Murphy Recognized as FCPS CARES of the Month Recipient!
October 03, 2023
Congratulations to Ms. Rachel Acosta and Ms. Maggie Murphy on their recognition as the June 2023 FCPS CARES Region 4 Recipients of the Month!
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.