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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.

CLICK TO VIEW SOME OF OUR GREEN INITIATIVES.

 

Latest News

Clean Green 15
Help us Clean the Environment and Win a Grant
 
Westowne is competing in the BCPS Clean Green 15 Challenge.  Get a trash bag, go outside and clean up for 15 minutes.  Then log your activity here: Clean Green 15 Website.  You can go anywhere with anyone and clean anything!  It's easy, fun, and most importantly will help our earth to stay trash free.  The contest goes from May 8th to the end of June.

Westowne Steals the Show at

the County STEM Fair


Hazel at STEM Fair
On May 10, Westowne sent its finest students to represent our school at the Baltimore County STEM Fair.  Participants made our school proud. Fifth grader, Hazel, took first prize with her project "What on Earth?" and she also earned the prestigious Earth/Space Project Award for having the best fifth grade project in that field.  Amazing fourth grader, Abigail, took 3rd place for her project "Don't Waste Cash - Use Biogas!".  And dream team third graders Logan, Teddy, and Rosalie, supported by their teacher, Mrs. Singer, won Honorable Mention for their Safe Racer car. WES teacher judges Mr. Landel, Mrs. Myers, and Ms. Getsinger also showed up to support their students.  It was a great day for all! 


Westowne Enters

Contest and Wins $1,000!


Take a look at our BGE Wires Down Challenge Video. We are teaching our
 students about electrical safety and earning money for technology at our school.  We know that Westowne spirit and teamwork can’t be beat!

 BGE Video

Go to http://bgevideochallenge.com/ to see our video.  We won the Gem Award!



Help us fill our Recycling Center!
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Have your child bring in:

@Crayons
@Elmer's glue sticks & bottles
@Writing utensils made of plastic
@VCR tapes
@CDs and DVDs
@Old gift cards
@Juice pouches
@Plastic bags or wrappings
@Batteries
@Electronics & ink cartridges
@Toothbrushes, dental floss containers & toothpaste tubes

AND NOW CHIP BAGS!!!!!!

Announcements

Welcome to BCPS
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BCPSOne
Log on to our user-friendly platform to gain information about your child's assessment data, curriculum, instruction, and report card.  This is a great way for you to stay in constant communication with your child's school.  Passwords expire on October 31, 2014 so be sure to log in today using the form that you received on Back to School Night.


Back to School Involves You
Also check out the BCPS Back To School Involves You Campaign by clicking here.

We Still Need Your Help!

Consider Donating to Our Technology Fund.

Help us in our fight.  Check out our blog at Westowne Tech Trek.
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Teachers are challenged with new curriculum mandating use of technology that BCPS doesn't provide.  Plus, WES is trying to get students to be college and career ready in a 21st century digital world. You can send donations to Westowne Elementary in the name of our Technology Fund if you'd like to support our cause.

Westowne Has a New Logo!

Westowne Logo

Our entire Westowne Community, including students, parents, teachers, and staff voted and the fierce blue owl was chosen.  Thank you to everyone for giving your voice by voting!