Walkerton Elementary School!
Dr. Fuller's WES Updates!
August 11, 2023
1st Week Back to School!
Back to School Success!
Thank you to everyone who attended Back to School Night on Monday!
It was a pleasure seeing everyone and it REALLY helped in the transition with the first day of school, as almost all of our students knew where to go and had already dropped off their supplies!
It was a huge success, and we appreciate everyone's support!
Health Forms for the Nurse!
Our School Nurse, Mrs. Tyner, is still in need of Health Forms for the 2023-2024 school year!
If your child has an allergen or needs medication throughout the day, please contact Mrs. Tyner at firstname.lastname@example.org to update your child's health information!
PTA- Sponsor a Day at WES!
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.
Welcome our New Staff at WES!
Mrs. Brooke Patterson (1st Grade)
My name is Brooke Patterson, this will be my 11th year of teaching and I’m so excited to join the Walkerton family! My husband and I have been married almost 5 years and have a 2.5 year old named Decker, along with two dogs named Charlie and Henry.
Mrs. Beata Cole (2nd Grade)
I'm Beata Cole! I'm so excited to be joining Walkerton this year. I graduated from Valparaiso University in 2020 and loved living in Indiana, so I decided to move her.This will be my 3rd year in teaching. I love math and I love to read, so I love getting my students just as excited as I am about those two subjects.
Ms. Anna Willis (3rd Grade)
Hello, WES Family!
My name is Anna Willis and I am so excited to be here at Walkerton Elementary! I am originally from Michigan but moved to Indiana for college. In my free time you can find me reading a book, riding my horse, or spending time with my dog and cat. I can't wait for this school year!
Mrs. Sarah Cuskaden (6th Grade)
My name is Sarah Cuskaden. I am so excited to be teaching 6th grade at Walkerton Elementary! My goal is to create a loving and positive learning environment that will provide many memorable experiences for all students. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling -especially to national parks.
Mr. Billy Harness (6th Grade)
I grew up in North Liberty and graduated from John Glenn in 2017. Then I went to Indiana Wesleyan University where I studied elementary education and played basketball. After graduating, I studied for a year at Holy Cross College where I earned a certificate in Teaching English as a New Language and played basketball as a graduate transfer. I spent the past year serving through Brethren Volunteer Service in Portland, Oregon, giving food and clothing to those in need at SnowCap Community Charities. I'm very excited to be back in the community teaching alongside the wonderful staff here at Walkerton.
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 for August and September!
WES PTA Meeting!
August WES PTA Meeting! 5:30-6:00!
Monday, Aug 14, 2023, 05:30 PM
Walkerton Elementary School, Washington Street, Walkerton, IN, USA
JGSC School Board Meeting!
Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023, 07:00 PM
John Glenn School Corporation, IN, USA
No School- Labor Day!
Monday, Sep 4, 2023, 08:00 AM
On the Lake
WES Picture Day!
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023, 08:00 AM
Walkerton Elementary School, Washington Street, Walkerton, IN, USA
Dr. Fuller's Thoughts!
We did it WES! We successfully completed the first week of school!
As we continue to embark on this journey together, I can't help but feel my heart swell with pride. Throughout the past three days, but really the entire summer, the entire WES Staff has been working to gear up for this past week. Teachers, Office Staff, Custodial, Kitchen Staff, Technology, Aides...EVERYONE has been preparing Walkerton Elementary for the return of our students.
I am truly excited to take this journey with our students, parents, teachers, and staff. If we stick together and focus on what is most important, our children, we will have an amazing school year!
The first three days were a resounding success, proven by the hundreds of smiling, laughing students we had throughout Walkerton Elementary!
Enjoy the weekend WES Families, and we will see everyone Monday morning!