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West Wing School

26716 N. High Desert Dr.
Peoria, AZ 85383
 
Student Hours:
8:15- Breakfast begins
8:30- Playground opens
8:40- Students line up for class
8:45- School begins
3:30- Dismissal
 
Office Hours:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
Principal
 
Assistant Principal
 
Main Phone Number
623-376-5000
 
Attendance
623-376-5090
 
Health Center
623-376-5010
 
Fax
623-376-5080
 
AdvancED Accredited
 
Kindness Certified  
 
 
 
 
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  • Arizona STEM School Community of Practice

    West Wing School is proud to announce that we have been selected as one of the 2016-2017 STEM Community of Practice schools! We are one of 58 schools in the State of Arizona that has been selected!
    Click for more information: STEM CoP

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  • Boosterthon

    Parents! This year's main fundraiser is the West Wing Fun Run! It's a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Tuesday, October 4th. Then families will have time to get pledges for every lap your student runs 30-35 laps, and we'll celebrate at the Fun Run on Friday, October 14th . With our big goal to raise funds for S.T.E.M Program Materials, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.

     

    Students will also experience an amazing character theme, BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It's a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. Our students will learn from five REAL kid difference-makers. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, these five kids will inspire our students to practice the five "Character Acts" and make a difference in our community.

     

    Donations will go toward S.T.E.M Program Materials and to the entire 9-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!Save the Date


     

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  • Thank you Rosalie Soward from Century 21 Northwest who donated 10 lunch buckets and write and wipe boards for students to use this school year. " I find great satisfaction in forming business partnerships in the community. This is a win-win partnership that greatly benefits our students..." Dr. Price-Barry
    West Wing Donation

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  • Back To School
     
    Curriculum Night
     
    2-8 Grades Curriculum Night/Thursday, August 25th
    2-3 Math Presentation: 4:00-4:30 - Library
    2-3rd Grades: Curriculum times are 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    4-5 Math Presentation: 5:00-5:30 - Library
    4-6 Grades: Curriculum times are 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    7-8 Grades: Curriculum times are 6:30-7:30 p.m.
     
    Volunteer Training/Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. Location: Science Lab

     

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  • Please watch an exciting video that showcases the amazing educational opportunities at West Wing School!  

     
     
     
      
            
     
     
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  • Mrs. Rogers

    Please congratulate Mrs. Rogers as she received the honor of “Demonstration Classroom of Excellence Teacher” for Deer Valley Unified School district.

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

     
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  • Donated Books
    National Down Syndrome Congress & The Self-Advocate Council donated these books to West Wing School!   
     

    We need your help with specific BOOK DONATIONS:    The kindergarten through 8th grade teachers are currently learning a new writing curriculum called Lucy Calkins. This curriculum includes using several books to help students improve their writing skills. These books are used as examples to demonstrate a teaching point.   We are in need of books to help support our writing instruction and are asking for your help in doing this. We are asking for your donation to help purchase these books, which will be kept in a special "teacher's only" section of our library and used during writing instruction by ALL teachers in the school.  Please consider purchasing some of the titles OR donating a dollar amount for us to use. Both options will have your family's name on the donation sticker inside the book(s)!   Attached is the Google Doc link to view what is needed.   While in the Google Doc you have the capability to modify the information as it is filled to ensure the list is kept current.  Please contact Shari Zumstein if you need help or have questions about the list or how to work in Google Docs.    Google Doc Book List 


     

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  • We are fortunate to have the best PTSA Board! 
    2016/2017 School Year
    President - Amy Yarberry
    Vice President - Stephanie Ditner
    Co-Treasurers - Diana Shah & Tracy Kuhlin
    Secretary - Stacy Brosius 
     

    PTSA Superheroes

    West Wing PTSA Executive Board and Members attended the annual PTSA Convention! 
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Welcome

Dr. Price-Barry Dear Current and Potential Parents of West Wing School,

Welcome to our West Wing website. This website has been designed to provide you with as much comprehensive information about our school as possible. Being the principal of this “A” rated school (by the Arizona Department of Education), is the best job in the world!!!

I am thrilled to be part of a school that employs teachers who are passionate and provide innovative and effective instruction to their students. We have several innovative programs at West Wing School and strive to make this school the best in the state!

Some of the programs that we offer, are different from other schools in the area:

West Wing offers a unique gifted model. This unique instructional model allows students to receive gifted services ALL DAY LONG! Over 57% of our teachers have earned either a full gifted endorsement or are in the process of obtaining it. We have a dedicated Gifted Instructional Coach, Shelly Schubert who works directly with teachers to support them in providing the instructional rigor, necessary to move your child's intellectual and academic skills to another level.

West Wing offers archery as part of the Physical Education Department in the middle school. The archery program is the only one in the district and the only one in the area. This is an engaging and active class that teaches students archery skills in a safe and controlled environment. As a former archery competitor in college, I would never have had the opportunity to participate in this unique sport, without having taken a similar class. It is beyond fun and exciting! Also check out our bowling classes, in PE....

Our music and band programs are incredibly engaging and provide students with a "hands on" opportunity to experience music at all levels. Every student will be provided instruction on how to read music. This program requires commitment from ALL. Just talk to any West Wing student about their music program and they will tell you, it's the best in the world!

West Wing has an Art Program that is award winning! Students are taught broad types of visual arts including ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, painting and drawing. (All of these materials are provided for FREE as part of our arts program) We are the #1 art program in the state of Arizona on Artsonia (the world's largest online kids art museum). The beauty of our Art Program is that ALL students are exposed to a world of art, art history and are taught techniques by one of the finest art teachers in the world! Come observe the incredible art teaching and projects that children are creating at West Wing School.

We deliver instruction to your child based on his/her individual skill level. In grades, K-4, we provide students a 20-30 minute uninterrupted instructional period (flex grouping) to focus directly on your child's skill level. Some of our students have come from various schools; when students have experienced a varied educational school background, it can create educational holes. Whether your child is exceptionally bright or an average learner, educational holes can be detrimental to any child's educational future. At West Wing, we make a strong commitment to filling those academic holes. In grades 5-8, we provide a departmentalized approach to educating your child. We provide comprehensive assessments at the start of each year in ALL grade levels and determine EXACTLY where your child's skill level is and what intervention or advanced programming they may need.

The beauty of what we do at West Wing School is to provide our students, not only with a state of art and rigorous education, but we provide an educational experience for the whole child! If you are looking for a well-rounded experience for your child that provides your child with it ALL! West Wing School is your school.

Please feel free to come and tour our school and get a close up view of the extraordinary educational opportunity that children are experiencing at West Wing School. Please feel free to contact me, if you need additional information about our school.

Educationally Yours,
Dr. Price-Barry  


Announcements

  • To read more about Dr. Price-Barry's prestigious Principal of the Year award, click here.

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  • Seventh and eighth grade parents or students may pick up a physical form for the 2016 - 2017 athletic year in the front office. Physicals must be completed before trying out for any sport.
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  • Student safety at parent pick-up is our number one priority. Parents and students, please watch this important video.

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  • School Supply Lists are available! Click here to get your list and get ready for another AMAZING year of learning!

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