The Wildcat Chat

a West View Elementary School parent newsletter

Registration for 2022-23

Please use the code and information found in the SNAPcode letter with your child's report to register for the 2022-23 school year. Call the school office if you have any questions.

May 25, 2022

Parent Climate Survey

The 2021-2022 Parent Climate Survey created by the South Carolina Department of Education is available for all parents/guardians to complete. We would love your feedback! Access to this

survey is available within your parent portal in PowerSchool under general forms. On Monday, students will bring home survey instructions with directions to access the survey.

Please complete a survey for each student enrolled in any school in Spartanburg School District Six. All Parent Climate Surveys will close on May 27th. Should you need assistance with your parent portal login, please call the school.

Lost & Found

Lost and Found is abundantly full. Please encourage your student to check Lost and Found before the school year is over. Any items remaining will be donated to charity during the summer.

Thank you PTO for sponsoring our School Carnival

It was a wonderful day at West View's Spring Carnival. Thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this event and making this available to all students. We were complimented by the volunteers for the wonderful manners of our Wildcats, and this makes us so proud! Also, SIPS, etc. was here with WILDCAT PUNCH for all students. If you're interested in checking them out, they are located at 4795 S Church St Ext suite 1, Roebuck, SC 29376

West View's Finest

We love celebrating students who are on task, kind to others, and responsible. Each Friday, students have the opportunity to earn a raffle ticket from his/her classroom teacher by meeting these expectations consistently for the week. One ticket is drawn for each grade level, and those students will have Chick-Fil-A lunch with a principal on Monday.

Check out these past weekly winners!

Upcoming Dates

May 26 Students Dismiss at 11:00

May 27-Students Last Day-Dismiss at 11:00

May 30-Memorial Day Holiday

May 31-Staff Development Day

Vera W. and Roy Waters Elementary Music Scholarship Application

Applications are being taken for the Vera W. and Roy Waters Elementary Music Scholarship.

The D6 Waters Elementary Music Scholarship is awarded to a D6 Elementary student interested in private music lessons in grades 1-5 for the 22-23 school year. The winning student will receive free music lessons for a year. If multiple winners are selected, then 1/2 semester of music lessons will be free. Students must complete the online application and submit a one-paragraph essay on "What Music Means to Me." They also must be prepared to sing or play their instrument in either an in-person or virtual audition in late May. E-mail the essay to Vicki Bishop, Director of D6 Elementary Music, Thank you!

2022 Dorman Athletic Summer Camps

2022 Dorman Athletic Summer Camps

We excited to announce our 2022 summer camp offerings by Dorman High School’s coaching staff. Registration forms are available in the Dorman High School athletic department (864-342-8902) or online at under the tab “Summer Camps/Clinics”

2022 Camp Offerings by Date:

Baseball Camp

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 9 am-12 pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $80.00

Location: Dorman Baseball Field

Contact Info: Jack Jolly,

Girls Basketball Camp

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 9 am-12 pm

Ages: Rising 3rd-8th Graders

Cost: $50.00

Location: DHS Arena/Practice Gyms

Contact Info: Kristen Duncan,

Boys Lacrosse Camp

Dates: June 1-3

Times: 8:30am-11:30am

Ages: 1st-12th Graders

Cost: $60.00

Location: Practice Fields Next To Dorman Tennis Courts

Contact Info: Peter Mezzanotte,

Football Camp

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8:30-11:30 am

Ages: Rising 2nd-8th Graders

Cost: $80.00

Location: DHS Stadium/Practice Fields

Contact Info: Daniel Wyatt,

Boys Basketball Camp

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 1-4 pm

Ages: Rising 2nd-8th Graders

Cost: $80.00

Location: DHS Arena/Practice Gyms

Contact Info: Thomas Ryan,


Full Day Football and Basketball Camp

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8:30 am-4 pm

Ages: Rising 2nd-8th Graders

Cost: $150.00

Location: DHS Stadium/Practice Fields/DHS Arena/Practice Gyms

Included: Transportation from fields to gym, lunch, snack

Contact Info: Daniel Wyatt, & Thomas Ryan,

Cheer Camp

Dates: June 7-10

Times: 9 am-12 pm

Ages: K4 – 6th grade

Cost: $70.00

Location: Gable Middle School Gym

Contact Info: Tia McFadden,

Dorman Fishing Team Summer Camp

Dates: June 20-23

Times: 9 am-12 pm

Ages: Boys and girls Grades 3rd-6th

Cost: $60.00 before 6/1

Location: Spartanburg Breakfast Optimist Club (590 Foster Mill Road)

Contact Info: Ryan Switzer,

Girls and Boys Tennis Camp

Dates: June 27-30

Times: 8:30-11:30 am

Ages: 3rd-8th graders

Cost: $65.00

Location: Dorman Tennis Courts

Contact Info: Brian Owen,

Softball Camp

Dates: June 27-June 30

Times: 8:30am-11:30am

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $65.00

Location: Dorman Softball Field

Contact Info: Kim Hames,

Blue Belles Mini Camp

Dates: July 12-15

Times: 9 am-12 pm

Ages: 5-14

Cost: $60.00

Location: Dawkins Middle School Gym

Contact Info: Mary Catherine James,

Girls and Boys Kiddie Volleyball Camp

Dates: July 18 - 21

Times: 9 am-11 am

Ages: 3-7

Cost: $60.00

Location: Dorman Arena/Practice Gyms

Contact Info: Stephanie Chastain,

Girls and Boys Middle School Volleyball Camp

Dates: July 18-21

Times: 12 pm-3 pm

Ages: Rising 5, 6,7th, 8th graders

Cost: $75.00

Location: Dorman Arena/Practice Gyms

Contact Info: Stephanie Chastain,

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International Day

We had a wonderful day celebrating our cultural diversity through International Day at West View. Students participated in various international-themed activities and games, and students sampled food from many countries around the world.

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All 4K screenings are done through Spartanburg District Six's Child Development Center. If you have a child who will turn 4 by September 1st and are interested in finding out more about the 4K program, please see the CDC website for more information:


Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to recognize or praise for being awesome? Please complete the WVES Faculty Shout Out Form to share the good things you see (or hear from your children) happening at West View Elementary School! We are all one team working together to ensure that "All Children are Experiencing Success". Thank you for partnering with us at West View. We are better together!

West View Faculty and Staff Shout Out Form

click this link to complete the Google form


With your help, we raised over $3,000 to support the PTO. Thank you for your teamwork! Funds raised are used to support teachers and students throughout the year, including our upcoming International Day. There is a variety of ways that you can support the PTO through donations or volunteering for events. If you would like to be a part of the PTO in any capacity, please email


Student Support for Academic Assistance Available From SCDE and SCSL

Recently, the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina State Library (SCSL) announced a $1.5 million partnership to address the continuing academic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. is available for families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students will have access to highly-qualified tutors in over 200 subject

areas. In addition to individual tutoring, provides a service for administering practice tests to determine if students are on the trajectory for content mastery as well as submit writing assignments for review and feedback.

Further, in addition to improving grades, tutors of assist with time management and planning strategies.

Participants will access through Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library at and may engage in the number of sessions needed to meet their academic goal for improvement.

2021-22 WVES School Improvement Council

The West View Elementary School Improvement Council (SIC) is a state legislated organization in which parents, community members, teachers, and administrators work together in planning for our school. The main goals of the SIC are:

  • To participate in revising the five-year school improvement plan.
  • To assist in implementing the plan and evaluating the outcomes.
  • To assist in the writing of annual updates.
  • To advise on the spending of incentive funds if the school receives an award.
  • To write the narrative of the school report card in conjunction with the principal.

Our 2021-22 School Improvement Council:

April Bartsch

Michelle Brock

Shana Browning

Shyasia Jeter

Vivian Means

Caterrace Moore

Kalli Sandifer

Richard Smith

Amanda Zibell

James Lies, Chairman

Amy Faulkner, Ex Officio


Use the link below to nominate a teacher for FSI Teacher of the Week.

After a one year reboot as the "Teacher Heroes of Covid-19", we are very pleased to announce that the FSIoffice and the Carolina Panthers "Teacher of the Week" is back for its 12th year. We want to shine a light on the very best teachers in North and South Carolina this school year and give some hard earned recognition to those teachers who go above and beyond in service to their students. Nominations are open now so make sure you help us spread the word.

West View Car Line Reminders

Car loading pick-up spots:

Willis Road Pickup

4K students and any student coming from the direction of Willis Road, turn in on Copperline Road off of Willis Road.

Cafeteria Side Pickup

K-2nd grade students, siblings of K-2 students

5th Grade Side Pickup

3rd - 5th grade students

(Please note: If your child is in 3rd-5th grade but they have a younger sibling, they can be picked up together at Willis Road or the Cafeteria.)

Car Loading Reminders

● Engines must be turned off while students are loading and should remain off until the teacher on duty notifies you that all students are safely loaded.

● Please stay in your vehicle while your child is walking to your car.

● Our campus is a tobacco and smoke free zone.

● Please have your car tag displayed on the dash of your car. Without a car tag, you will be asked to drive to the front office to show your ID.

● Students must be picked up by 2:50pm.

● If your child is going home a different way other than what was stated on Meet the Teacher Day, a written note will need to be given to the child’s teacher explaining the change in transportation.

Student safety is our utmost concern.

Our teachers work hard to load students as quickly and safely as possible.

Please contact the school administration

or the school resource officer if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you for your help in making our dismissal time run smoothly and safely!

Parent Resources Section

2021-2022 Spartanburg 6 Covid Information Center

Use this link to access the District 6 COVID-19 information Center, updated daily.

Meet Our Newest Wildcats!

West View Elementary is proud to welcome our newest Wildcats for the 2021-2022 school year! We invite you to get to know our newest team additions!

A Message from the Principal

Dear West View Families,

It is my pleasure, along with the entire faculty and staff, to welcome you to West View Elementary School, Home of the Wildcats!

As your child’s principal, I promise to make decisions that prioritize safety, recognize each student as a unique individual, and facilitate a challenging and supportive school environment for ALL. Open and clear communication between school and home is vital to the success of our school.

To accomplish our goals this year, I invite you to play an active role in your child’s school success by committing to the following:

  • creating a positive home learning environment with healthy bedtime routines
  • attending conferences and school-wide events
  • encouraging your child to follow school procedures
  • modeling good citizenship and respect for others
  • communicating with your child’s teachers

There are numerous opportunities for you to be involved, including PTO. We are actively recruiting PTO members to help with the many ways we support students. We look forward to building a school-family partnership and appreciate your support.

Welcome to our school where wonderful things are happening!


Amy L. Faulkner


West View Elementary School

West View Elementary School, in partnership with its entire community, will educate each student by providing a positive, challenging, and enriched learning environment that enables each student to become a life-long learner and a responsible citizen in an increasingly global society.