WES offers a strong student support system that addresses the whole child, ensuring that each child experiences achievement and success as students of our school. We recognize the importance of nurturing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development of the children as well as their intellectual growth. Our teachers and faculty assess each child's current needs and employ techniques and use the resources best-suited to inspire them; we are committed to helping each child develop his or her fullest potential.
School Learning Specialist
To ensure that all students benefit fully from the school's enriched curriculum, the School Learning Specialist works with students, teachers, staff and families to provide support for students with learning differences. The Learning Specialist works with families, as needed, to coordinate and monitor academic accommodation plans for students whose families have submitted testing reports, and meets regularly with Division Heads, School Counselor, and teachers.
The Resource teacher provides small group instruction in language arts to students in Grades 2, 3, and 4 following the regular class curriculum while having the flexibility to employ suitable remedial programs. This allows daily support for those students facing challenges in a subject area, or those who would benefit from a smaller learning environment. This also helps classroom teachers as their classes are smaller as a result.
The Math Specialist serves as a resource for classroom teachers and as a third math teacher for Grades 2, 4, 5, and 6. This allows smaller group instruction enabling teachers to differentiate math instruction more easily. Classes can be for enrichment, remediation, or to get to know each of the students in the grade.
The role of the School Counselor is to offer support to students, families, teachers and staff to help facilitate a successful academic year. The School Counselor works with a multidisciplinary team to provide students with support to social, emotional, and behavioral issues to maximize their academic achievement and personal growth and development.
The School Chaplain leads the weekly Chapel services and teachers religion to all students, but in addition, is available for pastoral counseling to any student, family, or staff member desiring it.
The School Nurse is responsible for promoting good health throughout the school so that students may be successful learners. In addition to administering first aid to the minor scrapes, bumps, and aches of WES students, the School Nurse teachers Middle School Health class, performs vision and hearing assessments, and dispenses all medication to students.