In an effort to support students walking to class by themselves, on Monday, October 2, Western Union Elementary will have our 1st annual school wide “Independence Day”.    

    Independence Day will benefit students and teachers.  We want our students to develop independence and confidence that will carry through to the classroom.  Teachers will be able to make the most of their instructional time, including morning time. 

    With this in mind, WUES is declaring our school-wide INDEPENDENCE DAY on Monday, October 2, 2017.  Starting on that date, all students will walk to class independently. 

    How can you help?  We ask that you assist in making this a positive experience for our students and teachers by supporting and encouraging your child(ren) to show their independence by walking to class on their own.

    If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Williford. 



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  • Here Comes the Bus

    Here Comes the Bus app is now avvailable for you to dowonload.  Click here for more information.  If you need your child's Power School number, please contact the school.  


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  • 2017-18 School Supply Lists

    Click here for the school supply lists.  You can also find a copy in your child's report card envelope.



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    If your child will not be at school, please click here to send an e mail to our Data Manager.  Please include your child's name, teacher name, date of absence(s) and reason for absence.  Our Data Manager will notify you when she receives your e-mail.


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    All afternoon transportation changes must be communicated in writing.  You can choose one of the following written methods of communication:

    • Send a note with your child the day of the transportation change (this is the most preferred method)
    • Send a fax to 704 843 9019
    • Send an e mail to Carrie Johnson (
    • Bring us a written note before you get in the car rider line.

    All changes must be received before 1:30 pm.

    For your child’s safety, exceptions will NOT be made.

    If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Williford or Ms. Anderson.

    Thank you for your cooperation in getting all children home safely.


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