Posts tagged with "Westchester Elementary"

School Board passes Scott Boulevard resolution, road featured on ‘Commuter Dude’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 14, 2016

During its March 8 meeting the Decatur School Board passed a joint resolution with the City of Decatur to support improvements along Scott Boulevard in front of Westchester Elementary. On March 14, 11 Alive featured the road on its “Commuter Dude” segment. According to 11 Alive, “As parents and students near the school, the sidewalk narrows. […]

City Schools of Decatur buying property next to Westchester Elementary

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 10, 2016

City Schools of Decatur is buying a .3 acre tract next to Weschester Elementary School. The School Board on Tuesday, Feb. 9, unanimously voted to authorize a purchase and sale agreement for 208 Westchester Drive. The purchase price is $489,000. The closing date is March 11, 2016. The sellers are Matthew and Melody Simpkins. School Board member Lewis […]

Westchester Elementary launches Scott Blvd. safety petition

Posted by Dena Mellick December 8, 2015

Westchester Elementary has launched a petition asking to make Scott Boulevard safer. In September, the City of Decatur elementary school held Walk & Roll, an event to encourage walking, but also highlight the traffic dangers on Scott Boulevard. But parents and school officials say that’s not enough, so they created a petition. It says in part, “Despite numerous […]

Westchester Elementary Walk & Roll event raises awareness about Scott Boulevard safety

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 11, 2015

Westchester Elementary, which reopened in 2014, held its first Walk & Roll to School Event on Friday, Sept. 11. The event, which has also been held at Oakhurst Elementary, emphasizes alternatives to driving to school. But Westchester’s event was also meant to highlight problems with traffic on Scott Boulevard, Decatur’s busiest and most-ticketed road. Students […]

First look – Westchester Elementary reopens

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 4, 2014

The reopening of Westchester Elementary stirred up memories for Marc Wisniewski. Wisniewski sent his kids to the school. He was also on the City Schools of Decatur Board of Education when it voted to close Westchester in 2004. The former School Board Chairman spoke at a grand reopening ceremony on July 31, recalling how he […]

Launched – Westchester website up and running

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2014

Parents sending their child to the reopened Westchester Elementary this fall have a new home on the web. City Schools of Decatur today announced the launch of the Westchester website and email list. “Please note that it is still very much ‘under construction’ and we will be adding more content over the summer,” Principal Rochelle Lofstrand […]

Meet n’ greet – Westchester principal meets public

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 3, 2014

Parents with kids attending Westchester Elementary will have an opportunity on Friday, April 4, to meet the school’s principal, Rochelle Lofstrand. The event will be hosted by Oakhurst Elementary School in the media center. There will be two opportunities: 7:45-8:15 am and 2:55 pm, according to the announcement. UPDATE: Oakhurst Elementary just sent the following announcement about […]

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