West Reading Elementary CenterThe academic program provided at the West Reading Elementary Center is aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and is rich with opportunities to build a strong foundation of knowledge and to pursue in-depth learning. The schedule includes classes for language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, technology, library skills, and physical education.  Teachers assess the level at which each student enters a program and provide opportunities for academic growth. Small group instruction provides extra support in math and language arts for those students who need it. Computers serve as a tool to expand the learning opportunities for students and staff. Special programs, such as assemblies, field trips, Geography Bee and educationally-themed days create memorable learning experiences.

Programs in which students may elect to participate also enhance the educational experience. Band and orchestra are offered within the school day, along with opportunities for instruction in playing those instruments. Students may try out to belong to a select chorus, the Spartan Singers, which meets for rehearsal before school one morning out of the six-day cycle. After-school club opportunities include Draw Squad, Art Club, News Bowl, Math Olympics, and Student Council.

The gifted support teacher plans for students who have been identified as mentally gifted and in need of additional challenge in their programs. An Accelerated Math program is offered to students who have demonstrated strength in this content area. Learning support teachers plan the program for students who qualify under the Pennsylvania guidelines for special education. A guidance counselor helps to support students socially and emotionally.  The Response To Intervention and Instruction (RTII) model is followed to identify struggling learners and provide targeted remediation for identified learning needs.  Students may qualify to receive support in acquiring English as a Second Language or may receive speech and language services.

The culminating sixth grade educational experience is a three-day overnight outdoor education experience.   Students and staff travel to Camp Conrad Weiser and participate in numerous educational opportunities including archery, equine science, hiking, compass basics, Native American history, outdoor cooking, living history, teambuilding challenge activities, and a low ropes course.  The Sixth Grade Moving Up Day Ceremony, held on the final day of school, signifies the end of the elementary experience in the Wyomissing Area School District and the start of the transition to seventh grade and the Junior-Senior High School.

School Building Info:


West Reading Elementary Center
421 Chestnut Street
West Reading, PA 19611–1309
Phone: 610.374.0739
Fax: 610.378.5739

Principal

Dr. Corbett Babb

School Year

August 25, 2014 - June 5, 2015 (subject to change due to emergency school closings)

Enrollment

Grades 5 & 6: 305

Faculty

25 full-time teachers, 1 part-time teacher;

Class Size

Grades 5 & 6: Average 25.1