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Renaissance Accelerated Reader Home Connect

Renaissance Accelerated Reader Home Connect has been updated and now has a new web address.
To log in to Home Connect Website:


Renaissance ID ECSD-27HQ

Your child's user name and password should remain the same as their previous user name and password.

December Dress Up Days dressup

Dress Up Days 

December 16th - 20th

 West Side Wildcats ~ get in the holiday spirit and participate in the dress up themes listed below!

BACK THE BLUE backthe blue








We Need Volunteers for our Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair Book fair

We would love to have you volunteer to work the Scholastic Book Fair.

The Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair is Coming Your Way...... Book Fair

A blizzard of books is heading your way.....

We Are a Model of Demonstration School Model

The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (funded by the Tennessee Department of Education) is proud to announce that West Side 
Elementary has been selected as a 2019-2020 Bronze-level RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School. There are over 1,800 schools across the state of Tennessee and each year a small percentage of schools meet criteria to be selected as an RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School.

West Side Elementary School Receives Project Fit America Grant fit

West Side Elementary School receives state of the art fitness grant.

West Side Elementary promoting active living for students and the community ribbon cutting

West Side Elementary received a grant from Niswonger Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network  for innovative fitness in education equipment. The grant brings the Project Fit America Program to the school and provides state-of-the-art outdoor and indoor fitness equipment, curriculum, and on-site teacher training.

Project Fit Open House projectfit

You are invited to the official launch
of our model health and fitness program at
West Side Elementary School
Join us for our dedication and fitness demonstration with students!

Opening Day Celebration
Rain or Shine!
Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: 1310 Burgie Street- Elizabethton, TN 37643
School Phone: (423) 547-8030 for more information

Mrs. Ensor's 2nd Grade Working Together to Create Continent Projects Ensor

Mrs. Ensor's 2nd Grade is working together as teams to create continent posters.

Congratulations Wildcat WOW Students! WOW

West Side Wildcat WOW Students

“Home Sweet Home “coming”: September 23-27 Homecoming


 It’s almost time for “Home Sweet Home “coming” week at West Side!

Spirit Day Announcement House

Wear your house colors on Friday, September 6th

You Are Invited...... projectfit

You are invited to the official launch of our model health and fitness program at
West Side Elementary School.

Wildcats Get Your Walking Shoes On walking

Wildcat Walk-A-Thon

The West Side Walkathon is coming! This is your chance to SOAK THE PRINCIPAL while helping
to raise money for your school! Our goal this year is $10,000.

Welcome to Our House! house

Welcome to Our House!

The Wildcats have been drawing this week for their house.

Parent Orientation "Pop In" for a Glimpse of the 2019-2020 School Year Pop In

Tuesday, August 13: Parent Orientation "Pop In" for a Glimpse of the 2019-2020 School Year

My School Bucks: School Payments Simplified

Easily pay for school items and fees

2019-2020 Classroom Supply Lists classroom supplies

Link to 2019-2020 School Classroom Supply Lists


Prevent the Dark Slide of Summer Setback! StarWars

What:  Book Fundraising Day

All proceeds will go to funding classroom libraries for West Side students.


Where: Barnes & Noble - 3030 Franklin Terrace, Johnson City, TN


When: May 4, 2019    Store Hours 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

FIeld Day Schedule field day

Please look at field day times and dates for your children.

Puzzle Pieces Community Support puzzle

Puzzle Pieces

Support Girls on the Run GOTR

Show your support for our girls by registering for The Girls on the Run 5k Saturday, May 11.

Smile.... Spring Picture Day Picture Day

Spring Pictures will be taken at WSE on Thursday, March 14, 2019

College & Career Week March 11-15, 2019 Science

College & Career Week
March 11-15, 2019

Please change Thursday, March 14th to Spring Picture Day.

Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Dr Seuss

Friday, March 1st, Dress up as your favorite book character in celebration of Read Across America!

Please Place Your Orders for Your Wildcat Yearbook Now! yearbook

Being Sold online this year!
$20 for yearbook $25 for Ads
LAST DAY to order is March 6th!

Online Ordering Open Now!

WSE Celebrates Kindness Week: Always Choose Kindness kindness

Kindness Week at West Side!  This is a week where we can all focus on how we and our students treat each other and show kindness that fosters a positive culture! BE KIND!


West Side Wildcats Would Like to Thank Ms. Reasor! Counselor

School Counselors Celebrate During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 48, 2019

Snow Ball Dance Invitation dance
Ms. Pless' 2nd Graders are Completing Word Contraction Surgery surgery

Ms. Pless' 2nd Graders have been completing word contraction surgery.

Ms. Blevins' 4th Grade Learning Fractions Baking Pies pie4th

Ms. Blevins' 4th graders are completing fraction activities in class.

Congratulations WSE Teachers of the Year Congratulations


West Side Elementary
Kim Pless
Lisa Adams

2019-2020 ECS System Level Teachers of the Year

Kim Pless


Mrs. Blevins' 4th Grade Math Class Declares War.... 4thmathwar

Mrs. Blevins' 4th Grade Math Classes Declares War

News From Mrs. VanHuss Important Dates Dates

2019 Important Dates for West Side from

Mrs. VanHuss

Parents - 5th Grade May Day ALERT!! BabyPic

Parents, Ms. VanHuss needs the following items for this year's May Day: Please send a baby/toddler picture of your child to school. It needs to be 8 by 10 and portrait style (as shown in the pictures above).

West Side Students Participate In National Walk-to-School Day walk


National Walk to School Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in October. This is a day to get out and get some exercise while enjoying the weather.



Students Earn Reward Day for Exemplifying the West Side Way reward

West Side students worked toward earning a Reward Day by exemplifying the true meaning of West Side Way.