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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

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!
owl recycle
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!!!!!!

 

WES Celebrates Green

Recertification!

Westowne celebrated maintaining our Green School status under the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education by having a flag raising ceremony.  Student Emily Ritzes and the Green Fairy led the students in our school's Green song, "This Pretty Planet" with sign language as Mr. Baker raised the flag which we redyed green.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate our love and stewardship for the earth.

flag raising ceremony

Announcements

Mr. Willig is Finalist for Teacher of the Year
Willig Teacher of Year
On April 10th, Mr. Willig was recognized as an outstanding teacher by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce.  He was saluted for his devotion to excellence that helps make Maryland Schools among the best in the country.  Mr. Willig was accompanied to the banquet by Principal Patrick and his mother, Jackie Nelson, who is also a Baltimore County educator.  Her enthusiasm for teacher must have rubbed off on him, because Mr. Willig is completely beloved by his students and fellow teachers at Westowne.  We are so proud of him!

Jump Rope For Heart
A Success!
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69 Heart Heroes stepped up to raise $3,050.15 for the Amerian Heart Association under the leadership of Mr. Prem, our gym teacher.  Great job guys!  Way to show that Westowne cares.
Jump Rope Heart
We Still Need Your Help!

Consider Donating to Our Technology Fund.

Help us in our fight.  Check out our blog at Westowne Tech Trek.
computer
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!