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Welcome to West Union Elementary. Our vision is to be a caring agent of change that promotes the well-being and future success of our students and community. We welcome your feedback and will do whatever possible to ensure that the students of West Union Elementary have the best educational experience. If we can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Ben King, Principal

Karl Boerger, Assistant Principal

Emilly Collett, Assistant Principal




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West Union Elementary Student Recognized for heroism

On Thursday, May 18th, Sheriff Kimmy Rogers recognized 4th grader James Haas for his heroic actions. In April, James acted quickly during an emergency involving his sister. His sister, Hailyann Muth's clothes caught on fire after she fell into a bonfire. James immediately responded to this dangerous situation and had her stop, drop and roll. According to physicians and family members, his quick response likely saved her from more serious injuries. The staff and students at WUE are extremely proud of you James!

Friday, May 12th West Union Elementary Promotes Being Drug Free



On Friday, May 12th, West Union Elementary students partnered with the Adams County Sheriffs Department in promoting being drug free. A special thanks to the Sheriffs Department for providing shirts for all of our students.


5th and 6th grade hold band concert



West Union Elementary joined with West Union High School Band to hold a concert on Tuesday, May 9th. For the 5th grade, this was their first performance. An outstanding job by all!


Volunteer Banquet recognizes west Union elementary volunteers


The success of any school is largely dependent on help from the community. West Union Elementary has been blessed with numerous community members stepping up to help our in a variety of ways. On Monday, May 8th we recognized those individuals at our 1st Volunteer Banquet. Volunteers were treated to a catered meal, were recognized for their service and a very enlighting speech from board member Charlie Bess. We truly appreciate all that you do for our students. If we failed to invite or recognize any other volunteers, please accept our sincere apology.


west union elementary job fair




West Union Elementary held a career fair on Friday, April 28th. Students learned about a variety of career opportunities from local experts who volunteered their time. Chatfield, SSCC and SSU also had tables set up to provide information to our 6th grade students during the afternoon assembly in which our CTC students discussed available programming within our district. We would like to thank all of the individuals and teachers involved in the planning and execution of this event.

Mary burns recognized with Exceptional Achievement Award


Our very own Mary Burns was recognized on April 27th at Region 14's, 34th annual Exceptional Achievement Award ceremony. Mary received this honor for her outstanding work and dedication to our students with special needs at West Union elementary! Congratulations on receiving this well-deserved award!

Second grade living wax museum

On March 28th, 2nd grade students brought history to life. After researching various individuals throughout American History, the students then created a living wax museum for other students to view.


1st and 2nd grade music program



Students in 1st and 2nd grade participate in their annual music program on the evening of March 20th. The event was preceded by the family reading night and the students did an outstanding job!

Ronald McDonald Visits West Union Elementary for Anti-Bullying Presentation


Ronald McDonald visited Kindergarten, First and Second Grade classes on Thursday, March 2nd. In his hour presentation he discussed the importance of working together, working hard in school, and how to respond if students experience a bully. The students absolutely loved the program. A special thanks to our local McDonalds for helping support programs such as this.

west union elementary kicks off right to read week

On Monday February 27th students at West Union Elementary kicked off their 2017 Right to Read Week. As a school, students were challenged to read 1,000 books during the week and competed against other grade levels in literacy based competitions. The week exciting activities was preluded by a visit from Senator Joe Uecker on Friday the 24th. Senator Uecker read to students as a part of our ongoing literacy based initiative that encourages community members to emphasize the value of reading. On Monday the 27th, 4th grade students had another special visit from Judge Brett Spencer. Judge Spencer read a chapter from Where the Red Fern Grows. Students in the class were given a copy of the book with a special inscription for written by Judge Spencer. Staff and students would like to sincerely thank Senator Uecker and Judge Spencer as well as other community members who continue to give their time in support of the students at WUE.


Senator Ueker reading to a kindergarten class.



Judge Brett Spencer reading Where the Red Fern Grows to a 4th grade class.



west union elementary participates in sandy hook "say hello" campaign


On Wednesday, February 7th, students from West Union Elementary participated in Sandy Hook Start with Hello campaign. The Start with Hello campaign is designed to teach students to reach out and deal with students who may be suffering from social isolation and to create a culture of connectedness and inclusion in the school. During the day, students wore name tags and greeted each other by name, they added leaves to the tree to recognize friends and classmates that had went above and beyond, a video was shown at lunch of all staff and students saying hello and students were encouraged to include others and make new acquaintances during lunch.

West union high school honor society donates winter hats and gloves

Pictured Left to right: Chelsey Yates, Shannon Runyan, Coal McClannahan, Susan Lee and Heidi McAdow.