about our school

SchoolHistory: On September 8, 1949 the Board of Education purchased 9.866 acres of land from Catherine Higgens, her husband, and Richard Grundry heirs of R. F. Gundry. On June 2, 1950 the Board of Education purchased an additional 4.857 acres of land, now the athletic field, from the Baltimore Broadcasting Company. In 1951, the work was started by Wildberger and Best to begin construction. Westowne officially opened her doors in September 1952. Catonsville Sign

Community: Westowne Elementary School is located in the Southwestern corner of Baltimore County, the county which surrounds the metropolitan city of Baltimore, Maryland. We are supported by our active PTA and incredible volunteers.

BooksSchool:Westowne’s academic program provides instruction for students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade five. The total enrollment is approximately 535 students. After graduating from Westowne, students attend Catonsville Middle School, Arbutus Middle School, or independent schools.

Happy HeartStaff:Westowne’s students meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) because of the dedicated staff. The school's professional staff is composed of 23 regular classroom teachers and 6 special education teachers. In addition, students attend classes in art, vocal music, library media, instrumental music, physical education, and technology integration. Enhancing programs and services are provided by the following: special education resource teachers, reading specialist, guidance counselor, speech/ language clinician, occupational therapist, physical therapist, ESOL, behavior interventionist, and registered school nurse

Green School

WESTOWNE IS ALSO PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A MARYLAND GREEN SCHOOL SINCE 2009.  TEACHERS INCORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTO INSTRUCTION IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS BECOME STRONG STEWARDS OF THE EARTH.  TEACHERS RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN GREEN PRACTICES AND WESTOWNE ENGAGES IN ENVIRONMENTAL BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING.

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Important form

If you transport your child to school via car on a daily basis please fill out this form, print it, and give it to your child's homeroom teacher on the first day of school.
 
Car Rider Identification Form.doc
  

Latest News

Southwest Boundary Study

Because Baltimore County Public Schools is constructing a new school building to relieve overcrowding in the Southwest school district, a boundary study is being conducted.  Please checkout this website for more information and give your feedback.

Westowne's Black Saga Team Wins Their Division!

Congratulations to the Westowne Owlettes who worked so hard to win first place in the Regional Competition.  They demonstrated a thorough knowledge of Black History and teamwork to make Westowne proud.  Great job guys!  Mrs. Jang, Ms. Bolden, and former Black Saga first place state champion, Eli Morton supported and led their team to victory.

Black Saga

Help us fill our Recycling Center!

We have a new item to add to our list!  It earns our school $.02 per piece. Add to our Beauty Brigade by bringing in:

  1. Hair care packaging such as shampoo bottles and caps, conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray bottles and triggers, and hair paste plastic jars and caps
  2. Skin care packaging such as lip balm tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, face lotion bottles, tubes and plastic jars, body wash containers, soap tubes and dispensers, body lotion dispensers and bottles, shaving foam tubes (no cans), and hand lotion bottles and tubes
  3. Cosmetics packaging such as lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging and bottles, powder cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, and lip liner pencils

Beauty Brigade
owl recycle
Have your child bring in:
*Crayons
*Writing utensils made of plastic ($.01)
*VCR tapes
*CDs and DVDs
*Old gift cards
*Juice pouches (earn $.02)
*Batteries
*Electronics & ink cartridges (earns $)
*Toothbrushes, dental floss containers & toothpaste tubes ($.01)
*Tights and nylons

Announcements

Help Us Earn $4,000 and Clean Up!
Dr. Dance and Kevin Kamenetz are leading this anti-litter initiative for the 3rd year in a row.  Help us clean up Catonsville and log your efforts here to help Westowne earn a $2,000 grant which we will use to Greenify our new schoolyard.  All it takes is a bag and 15 minutes of your time and you can make Catonsville a healthy habitat for wildlife and humans.
Clean Green 15


Welcome to Our New Principal
Please join us in giving Mr. Palmer a warm welcome to Westowne Elementary. Mr. Palmer brings a wealth of experience with him, as former Principal of Joppa View Elementary, a Lighthouse School. in addition to his 27 years of experience within Baltimore County Public Schools.

Click here to read his 
Principal Welcome Letter.


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