Walkerton Elementary School!
Dr. Fuller's WES Updates!
September 29th, 2023
Thank You to Our Wonderful Bus Drivers!
A Day in the Life at WES!
Congratulations to Damian on Winning a New Bike from the local organization 'Bikes for Kids'!
Falloween Ticket Winners!
(New) Falloween Starts Tonight! Falloween Safety Tips!
Yes indeed, WES, Falloween begins TONIGHT, kicking off with our Falloween Parade at 5:00 PM!
Walkerton will be very busy the next few days, but please take a few moments to review some Falloween Safety Tips with your children by clicking HERE!
(Reminder) Falloween 5K is Saturday!
The Falloween 5K will be held this Saturday, September 30th!
You can sign-up the day of the race, just come out to Walkerton Elementary School by 8:45 AM!
If you are interested in joining, please click HERE for more information!
(NEW) WES Book Fair is Next Week!
The WES Book Fair is BACK!
All next week (October 3-6) our students will be able to purchase items in the library!
We encourage all families to participate in the cash-free option, or the eWallet. If you have questions about the eWallet and all things Book Fair, please contact our wonderful Librarian Mrs. Hockett at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Date Change) Grandparents Night Sponsored by WES PTA!
Due to popular demand, we needed to split this event into TWO evenings!
Mark your calendars!
The NEW WES PTA sponsored Grandparents Night will be:
- Tuesday, October 3rd for Grades 3rd-6th
- Wednesday, October 4th for Grades KG -2nd
- Both evenings are from 5:00-7:00 PM!
This event will correspond with our WES Book Fair, so please plan on attending with your grandparent(s) to enjoy some ice-cream from Holy Scoops, make your own craft, get your picture taken in the gymnasium, a scavenger hunt, and shop at the WES Book Fair!
(New) Message From the Nurse's Office!
If your child has borrowed any shirts or pants/shorts from the nurses office, please do your best to wash and return those items the next day.
We have a lot of great individuals who donate clothes to WES throughout the year, and we appreciate that we have extra clothes on hand if/when they are needed.
(New) Parent Teacher Conferences Coming Soon!
Parent Teacher Conferences are Tuesday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 18th!
To help accommodate working families, we will be offering both in-person and virtual conferences this year.
If you have not already done so, please check with your child's teacher to verify the date/time and in-person/virtual scheduling of your conference!
(REMINDER) PTA- SPONSOR A DAY!
Firstly, if you are interested in joining the WES PTA, please click HERE for the information form.
New This Year: Sponsor-a-Day! If you would like to sponsor a day at Walkerton Elementary School, please click HERE for more information. The way it works is that each day of the school year, you can be a sponsor (1 Day = $1, Day 46 = $46, etc.). Each week, we will shout out those who have sponsored, with all of the proceeds going to our WES PTA to help fund all of the wonderful events they host throughout the year!
Arrival and Dismissal at WES!
- Bus Riders: Students riding the bus will enter at Door #6 at 7:45 AM.
- Car Riders: Students who are car riders or walkers will enter at Door #1 at 7:45 AM.
- Click HERE for the map of our car rider procedures.
- Parents, a few reminder about car riders:
- Please form a DOUBLE LINE (BLACK LINE) as you enter at the far end of the parking lot: This process will be very similar to the double line at the McDonald's Drive Thru!
- The Double Line will end and merge into a single line (BLUE) all the way to the front of the building at Door #1.
- Please do not let your child(ren) exit your vehicle any sooner than the sidewalk (Green Arrow).
- Walkers: There will be a crossing guard to stop traffic so that our students may cross the street safely. Please talk with your child(ren) about the importance of listening to the crossing guard, as she is there to keep them safe.
- Bus Riders: Buses will be dismissed at a time starting at 2:45 PM from Door #6.
- Car Riders: Car riders will begin exiting the building at 2:40 PM from Door #1.
- Walkers: Please see the above information for Arrival.
When To Stop For a School Bus!
Important Documents to Start the School Year!
Construction at WES!
You may have heard that WES is going to have some construction happening this year, and that is indeed correct!
WES is looking to improve various areas of our building, starting with new heating and cooling systems in our classrooms! Construction will not happen before the first day of school, but will happen throughout the upcoming school year.
But don't worry! Classrooms will be moved around so that there will be no students or staff in classrooms where work is being done.
JGSC is finalizing the construction bidding process, and once that happens, I will be able to provide more details on (1) when construction will start and (2) what rooms will be affected during certain times.
More details coming soon!
Boys and Girls Club Information!
Job Openings at John Glenn School Corporation
If you or someone you know is interested in any of the below job openings at John Glenn School Corporation, please click HERE for our corporation postings!
Breakfast and Lunch Menus!
Falloween Weekend Begins!
Falloween Weekend Begins!
Friday, Sep 29, 2023, 04:00 PM
John Glenn High School, John Glenn Drive, Walkerton, IN, USA
No School- Falloween Monday!
No School on Monday, October 2nd!
Monday, Oct 2, 2023, 08:00 AM
Walkerton Elementary School, Washington Street, Walkerton, IN, USA
Dr. Fuller's Thoughts!
I love learning about leadership.
Ever since my earlier days of teaching and coaching, I have loved immersing myself on how leaders...lead:
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
- The Road to Character by David Brooks
- Leading with the Heart by Mike Krzyzewski
- The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
- Toughness by Jay Bilas
- Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
The list of AMAZING leadership books that I refer back to is never ending!
How leaders think, their rationale behind decision making, how to get the most out of people...it all FASCINATES me so much!
In the most recent book I've been reading "All In" by Porter Moser, he talks about the core of leadership: If you had to sum up leadership in one small phrase, what would it be?
Porter Moser talks about an old Jesuit phrase that he learned very early on that sums up the essence of a truly great leader:
"Person For Others"
There are leaders all around us, but the truly great leaders always have the interest of other people first in their mind.
Being a Person For Others means caring for the people around you and the people you are with.
It means life is not all about you.
In sports terms, it's not about the name on the back of the jersey, but the name on the front :)
Taking on the role of a Person For Others means you build people, uplift them, and give them confidence. It means swallowing your pride and putting the interest of others before the interest of yourself.
Our building and community are filled with leaders who exude that Person For Others mantra, putting our students and community first.
Remember, no matter where you are or what you do, you can have a positive impact on those around you by taking a Person For Others mindset :)