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About Westwood Elementary


Our Community:   Fairview  •  Williamson County  •  Our Location

School Address
7200 Tiger Trail
Fairview, TN  37062
Phone:  615-472 4890
Fax:  615-472-4901
Principal
Valerie Garcia

Assistant Principal
Janet Alexandrow
School Mascot
Tiger

 

School History
Fairview Elementary School opened in August, 1962, with an enrollment of 533 students in grades 1-8. The school was built to fill an existing need for a comprehensive consolidated elementary school in the western part of Williamson County. It united Triangle, New Hope, and Fairview Schools. In 1971, grades 7 and 8 were moved to the high school, and in 1972, a Kindergarten program was implemented. Due to continued growth in the area, the 6th grade was transferred to Fairview Middle School in 1982 and the 5th grade in 1988. In August, 2000, Westwood Elementary School was opened due to increased enrollment. Fairview Elementary and Westwood Elementary shared their location until the new building for Westwood was completed. The completion date finally came, and our new school opened after Winter Break in January 2001.

Community
Quaint, quiet, convenient, and small town atmosphere are just a few words that immediately come to mind when we think of Fairview. Located in the vicinity of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Dickson, and Spring Hill - we are a short commute to almost anywhere in middle Tennessee. Fairview is proud to claim Bowie Nature Park which is the largest city operated park in the United States.  It has 850 glorious acres and numerous lakes to enjoy. Bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, running, and walking can be enjoyed every day of the year. The community raised over $100,000 to build and construct the Treehouse Playground, which is handicap accessible. It is located near the entrance to the park. With the proposed I-840, Fairview expects to grow and prosper. The city and community are dedicated to monitor growth in order to retain our present small town atmosphere.

Parent/Teacher Conferences
A formal conference schedule coincides with the first nine weeks of school. Additional conferences are held, by appointment, upon request via the teacher or parent.

Parent Teacher Organization
Westwood Elementary has a very active and dedicated Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). They promote parent connection and involvement. The PTO is very active in assisting teachers, scheduling parent work nights, recognizing teacher efforts through National Teachers Week, National Education Week, and Teacher Appreciation Day. The also help raise money for our school through the collection of box tops and food labels, Fall Festival, the Santa Breakfast, and many other fundraisers throughout the year. PTO meetings are held regularly throughout the school year. 

Special Programs
Westwood Elementary offers a variety of special programs. We are involved in the Renaissance Learning Program that encourages students with a yearly point challenge in reading. For the past five years, we are privileged to have a Title One Literacy Coach and a Literacy Coach who work with small groups in developing reading fluency, skills, and habits. We are also priviledged to have a Math Coach who works with small groups in numeration and operation building skills. Westwood offers an afterschool Title One Math Tutoring program that meets four times a week to help improve students’ math fluency and comprehension. We also have a Summer Camp Program sponsored by the SACC.

Library/Media Center
WES Library/Media Center is staffed by a library media specialist and a library assistant. Our entire media center is computerized. Students are able to search for books and information on computer terminals. Our services include the following: scheduled and open check out times for all classes, storytelling, an annual book fair, video programs, encyclopedias, and internet access.

Academics
WES, an accredited elementary school by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, currently has 25 classrooms for grades K-5. There are four Learning Lab classrooms, one Literacy Coach classroom, and one Math Coach classroom. We also have a music room, an art room, a gym for physical education classes, a library-media center, a guidance office, and a computer lab. Education at WES focuses on meeting the needs of each individual child. The use of developmentally appropriate practices allows teachers to meet each child’s needs and implement a growth plan for him.

Tutoring
Afterschool tutoring has begun for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in reading and math. Students are taught in small groups from 3:45-4:30. This program will last 6 weeks. Another session of tutoring will begin in the second nine weeks.

Guidance
Westwood Elementary has a full time counselor that meets regularly with each classroom to teach and reinforce skills; such as group dynamics, problem solving, anger management, and self-esteem. The counselor meets throughout the year with small groups addressing specific common concerns. The counselor is also available to work individually with students and to confer with and support parents and teachers. Please see Counselor link for more information.

Student Support Services
We have a number of special education programs at Westwood Elementary. Our Extended Learning Lab program provides consultation, inclusion, support help sessions, and full instruction in math, reading, and language arts. Students enrolled in our gifted program receive services within the regular education classroom and independent small groups with the help of our gifted consultant. Related services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

Related Arts
Westwood Elementary strongly believes that physical education is an essential component in the total development of all children. Certified physical education teachers expose students to many types of activities designed to increase each child's self-esteem, endurance, strength, coordination, and sportsmanship. WES participates in the Cooper Institute's Fitness Gram program and tests students in grades 1 - 5 two times each year. There is a WES jump rope team and runner’s club available to our students.

Westwood Elementary  ♦ 7200 Tiger Trail ♦ Fairview, TN 37062 ♦  Phone (615)472-4890 ♦ Fax (615)472-4901 ♦  Hours: 8:35am - 3:35pm
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